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Carlos Daniel Comes Aboard As UConn Men's Strength Coach

Carlos Daniel Comes Aboard As UConn Men's Strength Coach

UConn has its new strength and conditioning coach for men's basketball, and the move seems to target a specific need – developing bigger, stronger frontcourt players.

Carlos Daniel, named Tuesday, was an accomplished power forward himself, at Washington State in the late 1990s.

"The experience that Carlos brings to our program in weight training and development at so many basketball levels is immeasurable," coach Kevin Ollie said. "His success throughout his career demonstrates how well he relates to the players he mentors. I'm excited to have him as a member of our UConn staff."

Daniel, 41, replaces Travis Illian, who was hired by Ollie in 2013. Over...

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