Following my internship and graduation from Buffalo, I interviewed and was offered a full-time position at the University of Cincinnati with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mickey Marotti.
4. Who has influenced you the most as a S&C coach I will say without hesitation that Mickey Marotti, who is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Football Performance at The Ohio State University has had the most direct impact on me as a strength and conditioning professional.
Mickey gave a 23 year old punk kid an opportunity to be a full-time strength and conditioning coach at the University of Cincinnati when there were probably more qualified applicants out there.
In our time together, Mickey
taught me more about intensity of training and motivation than any coach I have ever been around.
This man motivated me on a daily basis to be the best coach I could be and he showed me how to get that extra out of an athlete when it seemed like they could do no more.
He is a true coach and a great mentor and I am proud to call him a friend.