Joe Maher
Joe Maher

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

2nd Season

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Maher Named S&C Coach for Ice Hockey, Rowing

Maher Named S&C Coach for Ice Hockey, Rowing

B.S. - Exercise Science, University of Rhode Island, 2003
M.Ed. - Physical Education/Strength and Conditioning, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, 2005

CSCS, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2004
USA Weightlifting Club Coach, 2005
USA Hockey Level 3, 2006

Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Yale University, 2007-2013
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Richmond, 2005-2007
Graduate Assistant, USA Weightlifting Development Center, LSU-Shreveport, 2004-2005
Assistant Sport Physiologist (Intern), USOC, 2003

Four-year Member of Ice Hockey Team at University of Rhode Island, 1999-2003
Olympic Weightlifting, Baseball, Football
My Kids, Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Camping

Joe Maher joins the University of Michigan as the head strength and conditioning coach for ice hockey as well as women's rowing. Before joining Michigan, Maher spent six years with Yale University as the associate head strength and conditioning coach. His team responsibilities while at Yale included men's and women's ice hockey, crew, baseball, field hockey and track and field.

During Maher's tenure with the Yale Hockey programs, the Bulldogs received numerous team and individual accolades and recognitions, including multiple ECAC and Ivy League championships and the 2013 NCAA national championship. He also was instrumental in the planning, designing and building of the Ingalls' Rink Strength and Conditioning Center, a 3,500-square-foot weight room designed specifically for the hockey programs at Yale. While at Yale, Maher also contributed to the success of other teams, including the field hockey Ivy League championship 2011 and women's crew NCAA championships in 2007 and 2008.

Maher was also part of the coaching staff for the USA Hockey bronze medal-winning team during the 2011 World Junior Championships held in Buffalo, N.Y. Before Maher's tenure at Yale, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Richmond, implementing strength and conditioning services for men's and women's soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and baseball while assisting with football.

Coach Maher holds a master's degree from LSU-Shreveport, where we was a graduate assistant in the USA Weightlifting Development Center and worked closely with Kyle Pierce, Ed.D., and the multiple Olympians and national champions the Center has developed. Maher credits Pierce with "giving him the knowledge and love of human performance" that he carries with him today.

Maher also worked as an assistant sport physiologist with the United States Olympic Committee. He holds a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the NSCA, Club Coach certification from USA Weightlifting and Level 3 Coach Certificate from USA Hockey.

Maher and his wife Renee have two children, Austin and Hunter.

SPORT ASSIGNMENTS: Ice Hockey, Women's Rowing