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Texas S&C coach Daniel Roose reportedly leaving the program

After four years in Austin, revered Longhorns strength and conditioning coach Daniel Roose is set to leave Shaka Smart’s program.

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A key presence on Shaka Smart’s staff is now set to depart from the Texas Longhorns basketball program.

Daniel Roose, who has spent the previous four seasons as Texas’ Strength and Conditioning coach after following Smart to Austin from VCU, won’t be returning to the Forty Acres for a fifth season. Orangebloods’ Dustin McComas was the first to report the move, and the school has since confirmed the news of Roose’s departure, per Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.

As noted in the confirmation, Roose is expected to remain on campus through the duration of Texas’ summer conditioning.

During his tenure at Texas, Roose’s strength and conditioning exercises were regularly featured on Longhorn Network segments previewing the upcoming basketball season, helping develop first-round NBA talents in Jarrett Allen, Mohamed Bamba, and Jaxson Hayes.

More recently in April, Roose was honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, which serves as the pinnacle honor in his profession. So it’s safe to say that Roose’s role on the Forty Acres won’t be easy to replace.