Mark Asanovich recently completed his fifteenth season as a Strength & Conditioning Coach in professional football with the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League (UFL). A fourteen-year National Football League (NFL) veteran, Asanovich was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 1, 2003 after spending six seasons as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Head Coach Tony Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the 2002 season as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Prior to that he served as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Minnesota Vikings in 1995.Prior to joining the Vikings, Asanovich served as the strength & conditioning coach at Anoka High School (Minneapolis, Minnesota) from 1987-95. During his tenure there, the school captured state football championships in 1990 and 1994. Anoka also won state titles in soccer (1989), and basketball (1992) during his ten years at the school. Asanovich came to Anoka after spending 1986 in a similar capacity at The Citadel.
In 1984, Asanovich was hired as a graduate assistant coach at The Ohio State University. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Football Championship that season and played in the Rose Bowl. Asanovich was promoted to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at OSU the following year as the team went 9 – 3 and defeated Brigham Young in the Citrus Bowl.
Asanovich was one of the first fifteen Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists and former Minnesota State Director for the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Health Fitness Instructor, former Professional Education Committee Member, and former Healthy People 2000 State Director for the American College of Sports Medicine. He has also served as an executive board member/consultant for the National Dance-Exercise Instructors Training Association. In addition, he served as a member on the Minnesota's Governor's Council on Health & Physical Fitness and on the Executive Board for the Minnesota Association of Physical Education, Health, Exercise, Recreation & Dance.