Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year
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 responsible for the program design and implementation for field hockey, softball, women's gymnastics and women's rowing.
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.
Porchiazzo earned his B.S. in exercise science from William Paterson University in May 2009. While 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. He received awards from the Dean of Students as well as AAPHERD for academic excellence in the area of exercise science as a senior.
Porchiazzo earned his M.S. in exercise physiology from Eastern Michigan University in December 2011. He was a two-time recipient of the Donald R. Shepherd Graduate Coaching Fellowship and the 2011 NSCA Student Assistantship. He is currently certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) as a Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), and USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a Sports Performance Coach.