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.
In his time at USC, he was responsible for designing and implementing strength programs for baseball, football, and 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 football.
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.