Tony recently worked at the University of Connecticut from 2014-2017 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, working primarily with the football team. He assisted in all areas of development for Football- Developed winter and summer training manuals for all incoming freshmen, transfer students, and walk-ons; Corrective exercise program- coordinating with athletic trainers to create assets and individual plans for each football player; Intern program coordinator; Nutrition supplementation coordinator- purchasing all supplementation for the football team, coordinating supplement handout post- workout sessions, and working with food service to organize training table menu items. While working at UCONN under the tutelage of legendary strength coach Matt Balis, Tony gained extensive knowledge and experience in high intensity training principles, conjugate training principles, and powerlifting techniques. In the 2015 season he played an integral part in helping the Huskies earn their place in the St. Petersburg Bowl. In the 14-15 season he designed and implemented all programming for the Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving teams.
Tony spent the Fall of 2013 as a limited earnings assistant strength and conditioning coach at Florida International University. Primary responsibilities were working with the football, women’s swimming and diving, and men’s & women’s soccer teams.
During the summer of 2013 he was a volunteer summer intern for the football team at Mississippi State University under Head strength coach Matt Balis.
Tony was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northwestern State University during the spring of 2013. Primary responsibilities were working with football, and men’s & women’s track and field/cross country teams.
From August 2011 to December 2012 he was a physical education/health teacher at Lake Park High School in Roselle, Illinois. He also was an assistant football and wrestling coach in charge of the strength and conditioning programs for both sports.
During the 2010-2011 academic year he was a full time strength and conditioning intern at Oregon State University. Primary responsibilities were working with football, wrestling, baseball, and women’s swimming teams. In addition he was a lead instructor for the Sports Performance Camp, where he worked with athletes ranging from the age of 13 to 21 years of old, teaching them proper technique of Olympic weight lifting.
A native of Carol Stream, Illinois, Tony is a graduate of North Central College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health Education with a minor in Secondary Education. Tony was a member of the football team from 2006-2009 earning a special teams starting position and winning the 2007 & 2008 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Football Championship. He earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management from the University of Connecticut in 2016.
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