http://www.chargers.com/news/press-releases/press-release-20070312.php Stephens named assistant strength and conditioning coach San Diego Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner has added Vernon Stephens as the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach. Stephens will assist Jeff Hurd in overseeing the team’s year-round strength and conditioning program. The 33-year-old Stephens has spent the past four seasons as an assistant speed, strength & conditioning coach at the University of Colorado where he worked with the football team as well as the men’s and women’s cross country and track teams. Prior to his tenure with the Buffaloes, Stephens worked for his alma mater, North Florida, where he started the Division II school’s strength and conditioning program in 1999. He oversaw all 14 of the University’s athletic programs which encompassed 230 student-athletes. Stephens brings two seasons of NFL experience to his new position. He spent two offseasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a strength and conditioning intern in 2002 and 2003. Stephens graduated from the University of North Florida in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science.