Joins Mike Poidomani on football strength and conditioning staff
Mike Poidomani is in his first year as head coach for strength and conditioning for the Boston College football program.
Since 2010, Poidomani served as director of strength and conditioning/owner of MJP Strength and Conditioning. Additionally, he served as a sales representative from Life Fitness (a division of the Brunswick Corporation), an equity partner/advisor for GYMCO, and a sales representative for Gym Source, a national company specializing in health and fitness equipment.
The 2012 season marks his eighth year affiliated with Boston College. Poidomani joined the Eagles' staff as assistant director of strength and conditioning in 1996, was elevated to the director's position one year later, and served in that capacity for the next six years (1997-2002) prior to working in private business.
Poidomani, whose duties include design, implementation and oversight of strength and conditioning for Eagle football, he has trained more than 350 athletes in football, hockey, baseball and softball.
He originally came to the Heights (in 1996) after spending five years at Western Michigan University. Upon receiving his bachelor's degree in health/fitness from Springfield (Mass.) College in 1991, he began as a graduate assistant strength coach at WMU. In that position, Poidomani assisted in the strength and conditioning and flexibility training of the school's hockey, football, men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball teams.
In February 1993, Poidomani was appointed as WMU's interim strength and conditioning coordinator. After receiving his master's degree in exercise science two months later, he assumed the duties on a permanent basis. In this role, he designed and implemented specific strength and conditioning programs for each of the university's 17 varsity sports. In addition, Poidomani designed a 5,200-square foot strength and conditioning facility, introduced strength and conditioning camps and served as a member of the Drug Education Committee.
In addition to his administrative duties, Poidomani developed and administered the weight training and conditioning programs for the football team, and directed the weight training regimens for WMU's hockey team, and men's and women's basketball teams. His efforts helped WMU's ice hockey team to earn two NCAA Tournament berths (1993-94 and 1995-96) and its men's basketball gain an NIT bid (1992-93).
Poidomani is a professional member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Poidomani and his wife Linda reside in North Attleboro with their children - Nicholas (13), Teresa (11) and Michaela (3).