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Bennie Wylie from "Strong" is one of the trainers competing in the NBC reality series. He grew up in Tuscola, Texas. His training credentials include CSCCA, TPI, CPR, and USAW.

Bennie Wylie is a strength and conditioning coach in Abilene, Texas. He has trained some of the best athletes in the world and is excited to bring that expertise and discipline to "Strong." Wylie has been a dedicated athlete since his school days. While attending Sam Houston State University, he was team captain and running
Bennie Wylie in "Strong"
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back of the football team, a four-year letterman and was named the Bearkats' Freshman of the Year in 1994. Fresh out of college, Wylie became an assistant with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and then assumed the position of head strength and conditioning coach at Texas Tech University.

Later, at the University of Tennessee, Wylie guided the development of 14 NFL draft picks, including Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Michael Crabtree. Wylie also served as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas. In addition, he played a part in coaching more than 100 collegiate football players, grooming them for careers in the NFL.

Wylie has overcome the hardships of growing up poor in a small town with an abusive alcoholic father, but these hardships did not stop him from becoming a strong, compassionate and tough-loving coach with zero tolerance for excuses and a will for greatness. Wylie is also a loving husband and father of three.


Where does Bennie Wylie live? Find out here.

Age: ∼39 years old
Hometown: Tuscola, TX
Current Residence: Abilene, TX

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