Mike Joseph has overseen the strength and conditioning unit at West Virginia since 2008, serving as the director until earning his new title in 2018. Joseph administers, coordinates, develops, implements and teaches strength and conditioning program for all Mountaineer student-athletes with a major emphasis on the football program.
Joseph, who was presented with his Master Strength and Conditioning Coaching distinction in 2014, served for five years as the assistant strength coach at Notre Dame (2003-08) working with football and was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for baseball, volleyball and softball prior to coming back to West Virginia. Joseph worked with the head strength coach with football, assisted with workouts, testing, conditioning, speed and agility training and in-season and offseason training schedules on a daily basis. He also was responsible for developing and training the quarterbacks, tight ends, linebackers, fullbacks and injured players.
Joseph also had the same responsibilities with the sports of baseball, volleyball and softball. He supervised and maintained facility and equipment and scheduling all student-athletes for the school’s 27 sports. Joseph has coached 25 football players who earned All-America honors and more than 100 athletes who were either drafted or signed free-agent contracts in the NFL.
Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State in 1999 and received his master’s degree in from West Virginia in physical education with an emphasis in sport movement and development. He is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA), and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
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