Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Well established as one of the top strength & conditioning coordinators in the college game, Jonas Sahratian (pronounced suh-RAY-shun) enters his eighth season with the Tar Heel men's basketball program. He also served in the same capacity at the University of Kansas for five seasons.
Sahratian coordinates strength and conditioning for men's basketball and also works with the diving team. He has been a part of three Final Fours and NCAA championships in 2005 and 2009 at Carolina.
He worked with Carolina head coach Roy Williams at Kansas from January 1999 to April 2003. He also coordinated strength and conditioning for the volleyball, swimming and diving teams at Kansas and assisted with football from 1999-2001.
A native of Detroit, Mich., Sahratian graduated from Western Michigan University in 1997 with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science. In 2000 he received his master's in exercise physiology from Kansas.
In addition to working with Kansas athletics, Sahratian interned for two years at the Chicago Bulls/Vermeil's Sports and Fitness in Deerfield, Ill. He worked in Chicago during the Bulls' championship seasons in 1996-97 and 1997-98.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified club coach through USA Weightlifting.
Sahratian and his wife, Grechen, have a daughter, Natalie, born in March 2010.