Kris Strebeck, a native of Poplarville, MS, was graduated from University of the Cumberlands (formally known as Cumberland College) in 2002. While at Cumberlands, Strebeck earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Movement and Leisure Studies. During his collegiate days, Kris was an active student-athlete having been a member of the Patriot Football program. Before attending Cumberlands, Strebeck was enrolled at Pearl River Community College where he also participated in the football program.
After a two year absence from the Cumberlands campus, Strebeck returned to his alma mater in 2004 to assume the position of Director of Intramural Athletics. In addition to his Intramural assignments, Kris has taken on duties in the Health, Exercise, and Sports Science Department as an adjunct instructor. Strebeck is a member of the National Intramural, Recreation, and Sports Association as well as the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
In the summer of 2006, Strebeck earned his license as a Basic Archery Instructor Trainer (BAIT) and began to offer the BAI class at the University. In July of 2008, he became the Kentucky National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Region 10 Coordinator which coordinates the Regional Tournament for ten counties in Southeast Kentucky and trains the coaches in that region.
In the fall of 2011, Strebeck was named the first ever Head Coach for Archery at UC. Currently, Strebeck is also a USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) Level II Intermediate Archery Instructor and a USA Archery and NFAA Level III Community Coach.
When asked about becoming the first head coach for archery, Strebeck commented, "This will be a first year program so I am excited about bringing in a new sport to the collegiate ranks as well as bringing in new athletes to the school. Watching them get better every day as well as being able to teach these athletes is a blessing. Williamsburg is a wonderful place to be and provides a friendly atmosphere for the students. All these things tie in together well, but the main thing is to see the student-athletes earn a college education and finish up with a degree."
In his spare time, Strebeck enjoys working with WEZJ-104.3 FM radio in Williamsburg, KY as a color commentator for the University of the Cumberlands and Whitley County football teams.
Coach Strebeck is the husband of Brina Strebeck, a 2002 graduate of Cumberlands, and a Certified Athletic Trainer for UC. Together, the Strebeck's have one daughter, Braedyn Grace.