In this episode of the Life and Football Podcast our special guest is Lewis Caralla. Lewis Caralla is currently in his 13 years of experience and having previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach for three different NCAA Division I FBS programs, Lewis Caralla is in his second season as head football strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech.
Caralla is familiar with Georgia Tech, having previously served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Yellow Jackets in 2010-11, working with the Jackets’ football program and directing the strength program for Tech’s nationally ranked golf team.
Prior to his return to The Flats in 2019, Caralla spent the 2018 season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Buffalo, where he was named Football Scoop’s Strength Coach of the Year. In his lone season at Buffalo, Caralla helped turn around a team that went 8-16 over the previous two years into a squad that won the MAC East Division championship and earned the program’s first bowl berth since 2013 (and third all-time).
Before his one season at Buffalo, Caralla was director of strength and conditioning at Louisiana-Lafayette (2016-17) and North Texas (2015). His career also includes stints as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan (2012-14), Mississippi State (2011) and Georgia Tech (2010-11), a graduate assistant at Mississippi State (2009-10) and an intern at Virginia (2008) and South Florida (2007). During his one season as a full-time assistant at Mississippi State in 2011, he worked on the Bulldogs’ football staff with Collins, who was MSU’s co-defensive coordinator.
Originally from Tarpon Springs, Fla., Caralla was a two-time all-conference running back at Defiance (Ohio) College, where he also earned academic all-conference accolades twice and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in wellness and corporate fitness in 2008. He earned a master’s degree in kinesiology from Mississippi State in 2010. Caralla is also first a Husband and Father! The Life and Football Podcast is available on the following platforms Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast Pocketcasts, Radio Public, Stitcher, Player FM, & YouTube!