11 Jul Mark Uyeyama
Mark Uyeyama enters his 3rd season with the Minnesota Vikings as the Director of Competition Development in 2019. He was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for his first two years.
Uyeyama joined the Vikings just prior to 2017 Training Camp and helped the team transition into the new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center facilities for the 2018 season.
Before joining the Minnesota Vikings, Uyeyama spent the past 9 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, highlighted by the club’s run to 3 consecutive NFC Championship Games and an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII against Baltimore.
Uyeyama progressed during his tenure with the 49ers, spending his final 2 seasons as the club’s Director of Human Performance (2015-16). He was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the franchise from 2011-14 and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2008-10. Uyeyama was named Samson Equipment’s NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly ion 2011.
Uyeyama will manage the strength and conditioning programs for all Vikings players and work in conjunction with the medical staff on rehabilitation for injured players.
Prior to joining the 49ers, Uyeyama was Head Strength Coach at Utah State University from 2004-07. He is a University of Utah graduate and worked as a student assistant strength coach for 2 years with the Utes. He moved on to a graduate assistant role at Utah State and then a graduate assistant position at Arizona State from 2001-03 while working on his master’s degree. He earned his master’s in higher and post-secondary education in 2003 from ASU.
As a student-athlete, Uyeyama played football at Butte Community College in California before moving on to Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Uyeyama and wife, Mary, reside in Eagan.