Cochran, who is making $420,000 this year at Alabama, has been with the Crimson Tide for nine seasons.
He was offered the same position at Georgia by Smart, Alabama’s former defensive coordinator who was recently hired as the Bulldogs’ head coach, but rejected the offer to return to Tuscaloosa.
“I’m very happy that Scott Cochran will continue to lead our strength and conditioning program,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said in a statement Monday. “He’s an important part of our program and does an outstanding job. The players really respond to him, and his role has been a big part of what we have been able to accomplish in terms of our success here both on and off the field.”
Alabama plays Michigan State in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Dec. 31.