Luke Jenkinson has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in applied sport since 2009. Graduating with a 1st class degree that included strength and conditioning, while also undertaking UKSCA accreditation, Luke became Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sheffield United for 6.5 years whilst also completing a Masters that looked to critique acute chronic workload.
Luke is currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of Derby since 2013. Luke joined Derby County Football Club in 2016, initially as Head of Academy Strength and Conditioning. In 2019 this role developed to Head of Sports Science and Academy Medicine. The role is unique in the fact that Luke is tasked at overseeing the physical development department from under 9 through to 1st team to ensure continuity through the phases. In 2018 Luke began a doctorate at Liverpool John Moores where he is currently investigating the application of isometric exercises in dynamic team invasion sports. Luke has experience of coaching athletes in a range of disciplines including soccer, cricket, field hockey, climbing and bodybuilding.