Frank Piraino is in his third season as head strength and conditioning coach for football at Boston College. He came to the Heights in December 2012 after spending two seasons as head strength and conditioning coach at Temple under head coach Steve Addazio.
Piraino oversees a staff of three and manages the Smith Family Strength and Conditioning Center in the Yawkey Athletics Center. The strength and conditioning staff coordinates all aspects of each football player's physical development on a year-round basis. These aspects include strength, speed, agility, conditioning, body composition and resistance to injury.
In 2010, Piraino was the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marshall University. Prior to joining the Marshall staff, he served on the strength and conditioning staff at the University of Florida for five years.
Piraino served as the strength and conditioning coordinator for Florida baseball in 2008. Additionally, Piraino assisted in all aspects of the Gator football strength and conditioning program from January 2005 to January 2010. Florida football captured a pair of national championships and Southeastern Conference titles in both 2006 and 2008, under the direction of head coach Urban Meyer. Prior to his tenure in Gainesville, Piraino served as a strength and conditioning assistant at Notre Dame in 2004.
As a graduate assistant at Michigan State from 2003-04, Piraino assisted in the planning and execution of the strength and conditioning programs for the men’s and women’s basketball and hockey teams as well as the football team.
From 2000-03, Piraino served as an assistant football coach at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. At Walsh, he coached the defensive ends, assisted in opponent scouting, and coordinated pre-game and pre-practice warm-ups.
Piraino’s introduction to strength and conditioning came in 2000-01 as he completed an internship with the Cleveland Indians. At the Indians, he assisted in the conditioning of the team’s major and minor league players.
Piraino is a 2002 graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science. He earned his master’s degree in sport administration from Michigan State in 2004.