There will be eight inductees into the 2022 Montana Pro Football Hall of Fame class. In the support category is strength and conditioning coach Rock Gullickson.
Raised in Moorehead, Minnesota, Rocky Gullickson began his coaching career at his alma mater at Morehead State Minnesota, where he served three years at guard, earning all-conference honors while managing Moorehead as a Team captain.
It was the start of a 17-year college football coaching career. After stops at Mayville State and South Dakota State, Gullickson joined the Montana State coaching staff in 1982. He became the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of the Big Sky Conference.
His design of the weight room at Bozeman helped play a key role in MSU’s football program winning the 1984 AA Division I National Championship when the Bobcats beat Louisiana Tech under head coach Dave Arnold.
This success led him to coaching positions at Rutgers and in Texas, where he worked with NFL players including Ricky Williams, Priest Holmes and Casey Hampton. He then worked for Louisville.
Gullickson entered the NFL coaching ranks in 2000 with the New Orleans Saints as the team’s strength and conditioning coach for the next five seasons. In 2006, he joined the staff at Green Bay, where he was named NFL Strength Coach of the Year in 2007, an award voted on by the league’s 32 strength and conditioning coaches.
Gullickson spent seven more seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis and Los Angeles Rams before returning to the college ranks in 2017 for a year with the University of Tennessee.
40 years of excellence as a college football and NFL coach, Rock is now retired and lives in Oregon with his wife, Terri.
Rock Gullickson, 2022 inductee into the Montana Pro Football Hall of Fame.