Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Doug Bull is starting his 9th year as Deer Park's District Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He brings with him 20 years of strength and conditioning experience ranging from Jr. High School to Division I athletics. Including coaching stops at Northern State, Fort Hays State, Illinois State, and The United States Naval Academy.
He left the college coaching ranks to come to Texas where he would have opportunity to help a greater number of young people reach their athletic goals. Since arriving at Deer Park he has helped to change the culture of the District in regards to strength and conditioning, where his are currently responsible for the training of over 800 high school athletes.
Five years ago he started a Summer Training Program for the Jr. High athletes and this past year revamped the Jr. High training programs to help ensure the development of proper movement patterns by all of our Deer Park athletes which will lead to the prevention of injuries and an increase in athletic success.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's Degree in Exercise Science. He is certified as a specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Level 1 Coach through the United States Weightlifting Association. He has been nationally recognized for the work he has done to promote training secondary athletes and has served as a consultant in the creation of over a dozen full time strength positions nationwide, as well as a consultant on programing for both the high school and jr. high levels.
Coach Bull is a native of Clay Center, KS. He and his wife Amy have two children Hayden and Haylee.
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Kenny Ruffino is entering his 3rd year as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Deer Park Independent School District.
Coach Ruffino previously served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Utah, where he had also completed a post-graduate internship. While at the University of Utah he completed his Master’s degree in Health Promotion and Education and was part of two bowl victories (2009 Poinsettia & 2011 Sun). During this time he also had the opportunity to coach various athletes including numerous national qualifiers and two national champions (Track & Field and Skiing).
Prior to his arrival in Utah Coach Ruffino completed a post – graduate internship at Louisiana State University where he worked directly with the Tiger football team.
Coach Ruffino is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Sports Performance Coach by the United States Weightlifting Association.
The Chico, California native graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in Kinesiology where he also played football and interned as a strength and conditioning coach.