Performance Wellness Recovery




Michael is the Owner and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Strides of CNY, LLC. He also serves as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Le Moyne College. Michael was the former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks) from 2013-14 in the American Hockey League. He was also the Head Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Syracuse Crunch (Columbus Blue Jackets) from 2002-09. Prior to Syracuse, Michael spent three years in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). The first year was with the Huntington Blizzard and the next two years were with the Charlotte Checkers. During the third year, Michael was chosen to serve as the Northern Division's Head Certified Athletic Trainer for the ECHL All-Star game in Trenton, New Jersey. In addition to his professional career, he held an internship position with the Philadelphia Flyers and assisted at the New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets training camps. In July 2001 and July 2002, Michael was chosen to serve as the Strength & Conditioning Coach at the USA Hockey Select 14 Festivals. Michael graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Athletic Training from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he was certified as an Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and became a certified strength & conditioning specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). As a native of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, he participated in a variety of sports that included ice hockey, track, football, soccer, baseball, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.