Hired on February 4, 2010, Yanchar joined the Seahawks after 19 years of service in southern California, working with L.A.’s professional sports teams, including 19 years in USC’s strength program.
Winners of Super Bowl XLVIII over Denver, Yanchar works alongside Chris Carlisle and Mondray Gee helping implement a regimen of mobility, stability, strength and power.
In his time at USC, he was responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for baseball, football, women’s tennis and volleyball.
He also contributed to USC’s national championship teams in men’s and women’s water polo, women’s track & field, men’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and back-to-back national football titles, as well as being a part of 13 college football bowl teams, with five Rose Bowl appearances.
Along with his USC duties, Yanchar worked for the L.A. Rams (1992-95) in a volunteer strength role, the L.A. Lakers (1993-95) as a strength consultant, the NHL’s Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1993-96) and the WNBA’s L.A. Sparks (1997-99).
He first broke in to the NFL as a volunteer with the Cleveland Browns during his time as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Louisville, where he earned his degree in exercise science in 1987. Yanchar earned his masters two years later in athletic management.
Born on December 29, 1963, in Cleveland, Ohio, he and his wife, Stephanie, have one son, Tjaden.