Brett Bech joined the Dallas Cowboys as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2011. He is in his second stint as a strength coach in the NFL after spending one season (2006) with the N.Y. Jets in a similar capacity. He is no stranger to Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Mike Woicik’s philosophy as Woicik ran the strength program in New Orleans for three of Bech’s four seasons as a wide receiver.
Bech has helped Woicik implement a strength pro- gram that has forged one of the top rushing attacks, with 149.8 yards-per-game and the third best third-and-one conversion percentage in the league at 76.9% in 2016. The team also showed great stamina and endurance through ve fourth quarter comeback wins in 2016 and had 23 players play in all 16 games.
Before landing in Dallas, Bech spent two and a half years training collegiate athletes for the NFL Combine at Athletes’ Performance in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Prior to that, he was the Jacksonville Jaguars offseason speed consultant for two years (2007-08).
He was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the N.Y. Jets in 2006 after he spent 2005 as their offseason speed consultant.
Bech had a pro football career that spanned nine years. He was an undrafted free agent for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1996 before joining the Saints practice squad later that same season. He spent three more years at receiver for New Orleans (1997-99) where he caught 21 passes for 379 yards and four touchdowns. He spent one year with the XFL’s Las Vegas Outlaws (2000) then three seasons (2002-04) in the Arena Foot- ball League for the Indiana Firebirds.
Bech was a three-year letterman at Louisiana State (1992-94) and led the Tigers in receiving in 1993 and 1994. He was the team’s offensive MVP and captain as a senior.
Bech has his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Weightlifting Level 1 certificates. He, and his wife, Cheri, have four daughters, Cora, Olivia, Shilah and Priscilla.