Vernon Stephens

Assistant Strength and Conditioning

College: North Florida

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Experience: 8 years


Vernon Stephens enters his first year as the Cardinals assistant strength and conditioning coach after joining the team in February, 2018. He has seven years of NFL experience after previously working as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders in 2014 and with the San Diego Chargers for six years (2007-12).

Stephens got his start in the NFL as an intern with Jacksonville during the Jaguars offseason strength and conditioning program in 2002 and 2003 while working at his alma mater, North Florida, as the head strength and conditioning coach for four years (1999-03). He initialized and implemented North Florida’s first strength and conditioning program which oversaw 14 athletic programs and encompassed approximately 230 student-athletes.