According to Chris Korman of The Herald-Times and The Hoosier Scoop, Jeff Watkinson, the men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach for the past four seasons, is leaving the program to train former IU guard Eric Gordon.
Watkinson joined the program under former coach Kelvin Sampson and received his master’s degree in exercise from IU in 1996. He also worked at Missouri, Clemson, Charlotte and College of Charleston.
Here are the details of his departure, according to Korman:
Jeff Watkinson, the highly respected strength and conditioning coach for IU basketball, has accepted a job working with former Hoosier Eric Gordon. He’ll be a personal basketball development coach for Gordon, who plays with the Los Angeles Clippers.
According to his bio on the IU Athletics site, Watkinson specializes in strength training, athletic development, conditioning and nutritional guidance. And by the way, this probably explains this tweet by Maurice Creek.