Soltis was a member of SMU’s strength and conditioning staff from 2013-17, working with the football program each of the last three seasons.
During his tenure with the Mustangs, he also trained the women’s basketball, women’s golf, men’s swimming and diving and men’s soccer programs.
Prior to his arrival in Dallas, Soltis served as graduate assistant strength coach at Marshall University, working primarily with men’s and women’s basketball as well as servicing several other Olympic sports. Before his time at Marshall, he interned at Baylor.
Soltis received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iowa State University after playing football for the Cyclones. He received another bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health from Iowa State in 2012. He went on to earn his master’s degree in exercise physiology from Marshall University in 2017.
Soltis is certified by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting, Yoga Alliance, and the American Heart Association.