Michigan State has hired its next head coach of strength and conditioning.

Jason Novak has been named the next strength and conditioning coach of Michigan State football. He comes to East Lansing after spending last season at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he served as the head of physical conditioning.

“Jason is definitely a high-energy coach,” head coach Mel Tucker said. “He has an incredible amount of experience, both at the NFL and collegiate levels. He’s a great teacher and motivator who develops his players. He’s also on the cutting edge of training and analytics. I’m really excited for him to start working with our players.”

Before the year at IMG Academy, Novak spent four seasons at Central Michigan as the director of strength and conditioning. He also had an 11-year run with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Novak replaces Ken Mannie, who was the head strength and conditioning coach at MSU for 25 seasons.