Developing the Full Athlete: Michael Stacchiotti, Univ. of Pittsburgh’s Head Strength & Cond. Coach

On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast, we welcome in the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Pittsburgh, Coach Michael Stacchiotti. After playing at Baldwin-Wallace University for three seasons at both linebacker and fullback, Michael Stacchiotti went on to become a strength coach. He first worked at Girard High School and Ursuline High School. Coach Stacchiotti then followed suit with stints on the football strength and conditioning staffs at Colorado State (2015-16), Cincinnati (2017), and Mississippi State (2018). In 2019, Coach Stacchiotti worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well.

2:43 Intro
4:57 Developing athletes at different levels
9:50 Types of lifting
12:57 Utilizing technology
18:46 Core lifts for high school athletes
22:46 Best ways to measure progress
26:25 Metrics used in program
29:19 Decelerating your body
33:22 Conditioning your joints
36:14 Reading content

You can follow Coach Stacchiotti on Twitter here: @CoachStacc

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