Bishop will work primarily with men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's tennis.
Kathy Wagner is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, having started at UT Arlington in 2009. Wagner came to UT Arlington after serving as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Wyoming for five years.
Wagner primarily works withvolleyball, softball, and track and field at UT Arlington.
Wagner worked specifically with the women's volleyball, soccer and women's basketball programs while assisting with football at Wyoming. Prior to her tenure at Wyoming, Wagner spent two and a half years at The Ohio State University. Her responsibilities at Ohio State included designing and implementing strength, speed and conditioning programs for women's soccer, softball, women's tennis, men's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming and diving and other various sports.
She spent two years at The University of Texas-El Paso, first as a graduate assistant and later as the first assistant strength and conditioning coach. Wagner received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, in 2000. She earned a master's degree in kinesiology from UTEP in 2001.
At Angelo State, Wagner was a three-time track and field (discus) All-American from 1998-2000, and was the Lone Star Conference Discus Champion in 2000. She also earned numerous academic awards, including GTE Academic All-America honors in 1999 and 2000 and the Presidential Academic Excellence Award in 2000.
In addition to being a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), Wagner is certified at the United States Weightlifting Club Coach Level 1 (USAW), and by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC).
Kathy and her husband Chris have two daughters, Nicole and Morgan.