June 26, 2003

Notre Dame, Ind. – Michael Joseph has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Notre Dame, it was announced today by Irish strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti. Joseph will be involved with all facets of Notre Dame’s strength and conditioning program and will work primarily with the baseball, volleyball and track teams.

Prior to his appointment, the Fairmont, W. Va., native served for two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Eastern Michigan University. While a member of the Eagles’ staff, Joseph developed strength and conditioning programs for the men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, wrestling and volleyball teams and assisted with football. In addition, he was a nutritional consultant for student-athletes.

Joseph served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at West Virginia beginning in June of 1999. He worked with all 22 Mountaineer athletic teams as the coordinator of fitness testing and implemented training programs primarily for the baseball, track, swimming, women’s basketball and volleyball teams, in addition to assisting with the football and men’s basketball teams.

In May of 2000 and April of 2001, Joseph was an instructor at the Mountain State Speed and Strength Camp in Morgantown The focus of the camp was to instruct young athletes on proper exercise technique and nutritional habits.

Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology from Fairmont State College in 1999. A four-year starter and three-year captain of Fairmont’s football team, he was named West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) Offensive Player of the Year in ’96, and in ’97 was selected to the Daktronics Regional All-America team.

Following his graduation, Joseph remained at his alma mater for the ’98-’99 school year as strength and conditioning coach for the football, basketball and volleyball teams. In addition, he served as the Falcons running backs coach.

Joseph received a master’s degree in athletic coaching with an emphasis in sport movement and development from West Virginia in ’01. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He also owns his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (SCCC) certifications.