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Villanova Strength and Conditioning

Weight Room

Weight Room Tour

Villanova University houses the Varsity Weight Room, which is a 5,000-square foot strength and conditioning center equipped with the newest of strength-building and cardiovascular training equipment for their student-athletes Coaches are certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

The weight room contains 6 Olympic lifting platforms with racks, 12,000 pounds of free weights, and an additional 6,000 pounds of dumbbells.

Strength coaches have created and designed areas to provide the athletes with maximal space to train for collegiate competition. Athletes are given individualized, sport specific training programs through their strength and conditioning coach. The 24 varsity teams are trained year round by the strength and conditioning staff to improve speed, power, strength, and endurance. Ultimately, each athlete will achieve their maximal level of performance while reducing injuries through a specified training program.

Strength & Conditioning Staff

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach - Basketball
John Shackleton
Men's and Women's Basketball

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach - Football
Jacob Cox
Football, Volleyball

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach - Olympic Sports
Michael Saraceno
Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Track and Field (Jumpers)

Assistant and Conditioning Coach - Intern
Jarrett Kratzer
Softball, Golf, Rowing

Assistant and Conditioning Coach - Intern
Geoff Bayer
Baseball, Swimming & Diving, Water Polo, Track and Field (Sprinters)

Assistant and Conditioning Coach - Intern
Tom Long
Men's & Women's Tennis, Rowing, Track and Field (Throws), Field Hockey