Michael Szemborski is entering his second year as Notre Dame’s director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports. In his role he is directly responsible for the oversight of all Irish sports with the exception of football, along with serving daily as the head strength and conditioning coach for the women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer teams.
Before Notre Dame, Szemborski spent 12 years working at the University of Maryland. During his time in College Park, he spent seven years as the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports, four years as the top assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Terrapin football team and one year as a volunteer intern.
During his time on the Maryland staff, Szemborski worked with seven national championship teams, including four with women’s lacrosse. He also helped the Terrapins win a pair of bowl games and saw Maryland teams win over 20 conference championships.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Szemborski spent three years as a volunteer assistant and one year as a part-time assistant at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. While at Hampden-Sydney, he was in charge of coaching the Tigers’ running backs and implementing the strength and conditioning program for the football team.
Szemborski has multiple national certifications, including Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting and Functional Movement Screen. He graduated from Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2002, and later received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Longwood University in 2007. Szemborski currently resides in Granger, Indiana, with his wife, Brittany, and son, Leo.