Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year
B.S. - Exercise Science, William Paterson University, 2009
M.S. - Exercise Physiology, Eastern Michigan University, 2011
Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), 2013
Functional Movement Systems Certified (FMSC), 2013
Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa), 2012
Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified (PN), 2011
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), 2010
United States Weightlifting Association Level 1 Sport Performance Coach (USAW), 2009
Adult CPR & AED, American Red Cross, 2013
Awards and Recognition
NSCA Student Assistantship, 2011
Donald R. Shepherd Graduate Coaching Fellowship, 2010 & 2011
William Paterson University Dean of Students Award for Academic Excellence, 2009
AAPHERD Exercise Science Major of the Year Award, 2009
William Paterson University, Football, 2005-2008
Utilizing the Olympic Lifts Most Effectively for your Sport, Michigan NSCA State Clinic, 2013
Off-season Training Program Design & Considerations, Rowan University Strength & Conditioning Clinic, 2013
Utilizing the Olympic Lifts Most Effectively for your Sport, Georgia NSCA State Clinic, 2012
Long-Term Athletic Development
Manipulating training volumes and intensities to maximize performance
Strength and energy system development of female collegiate student-athletes
Lew Porchiazzo joined the University of Michigan Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning Staff as a graduate assistant in August 2009 and was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic Sports in December 2011. Porchiazzo is currently responsible for the program design and implementation for field hockey, softball and women's gymnastics and formerly for women's rowing 2009-2013.
While at Michigan, Porchiazzo has been the strength and conditioning coach for nine Big Ten championship teams: field hockey (2010 & 2011), softball (2011, 2012, & 2013), women's gymnastics (2010, 2011, & 2013) and women's rowing (2012). Additionally, he has worked with two individual national champions, six Big Ten Athletes of the Year, 43 All-Americans and 58 All-Big Ten recipients.
Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Porchiazzo completed a summer 2009 internship at Baylor University, where he assisted with football, women's soccer and women's tennis. He also completed a five-month spring 2009 internship with the United States Olympic Committee at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. While at the OTC, Porchiazzo assisted with a variety of sports, including freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, women's freestyle wrestling, judo, modern pentathlon, pistol shooting, rifle shooting, shotgun shooting and figure skating.
During his undergraduate work at WPU, he was an offensive lineman on the Pioneer football team. Porchiazzo was voted team captain and twice was named to the NJAC All-Academic Team.
Originally from Colonia, N.J., Porchiazzo currently resides in Ann Arbor.
SPORT ASSIGNMENTS: Field Hockey, Softball, Women's Gymnastics