Jan. 6, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan director of strength and conditioning Mike Favre announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 20) the promotion of Lew Porchiazzo to a full-time position as assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic Sports. In his third year with the Michigan strength and conditioning program, Porchiazzo recently served as a graduate assistant for field hockey, women's gymnastics, rowing and softball.
"I have had the great privilege of working with Lew Porchiazzo since January 2009, and he has consistently proven to be the quintessential team player by always going above and beyond his duties in order to ensure the success of the department and the organization as a whole," Favre said. "As my first hire upon my accepting the director of Olympic sports strength and conditioning here at Michigan, Lew has been instrumental in the success of this department and the coaches and student-athletes he works with."
During his three-year tenure in Ann Arbor, Porchiazzo has been the strength and conditioning coach for five Big Ten Championship teams -- women's gymnastics (2010 and 2011), field hockey (2010 and 2011) and softball (2011), working with more than 100 student-athletes. He has coached 26 All-Big Ten honorees and 25 NCAA All-America selections. The student-athletes he has worked with include 2011 NCAA all-around champion and Big Ten Women's Gymnast of the Year Kylee Botterman, 2011 Big Ten Softball Player of the Year Amanda Chidester, U-23 world champion rowers Felice Mueller and Ashley Kroll and Pan-American Games (softball) champion Jordan Taylor.
Porchiazzo is a recent recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Student Assistantship Award, is a two-time Donald R. Shepherd Graduate Coaching Fellowship recipient, and is currently certified by the NSCA as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach and Precision Nutrition as a Level 1 practitioner.
Contact: Dave Ablauf (734) 763-4423