Lew Porchiazzo
Lew  Porchiazzo

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports

(734) 936-7924 / lewporch@umich.edu


Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year

Sixteen U-M Student-Athletes Named NSCA Athletes of the Year

• M.S. - Exercise Physiology, Eastern Michigan University, 2011
• B.S. - Exercise Science, William Paterson University, 2009

• Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), 2013
• Functional Movement Systems Level 1 Certified (FMS), 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

• 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
• Weightlifting

• Drills to Improve Positioning and Correct Errors in the Weightlifting Movements and their Assistance Exercises, NSCA Coaches Conference, 2014
• 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 11 Big Ten championships Teams: field hockey (2010 & 2011), softball (2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014), women's gymnastics (2010, 2011, 2013, & 2014) and women's rowing (2012). Additionally, he has worked with two individual national champions, eight Big Ten Athletes of the Year, 54 All-Americans and 73 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, Colorado. 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.

Additionally, he has served on the Executive Council of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Special Interest Group with the NSCA since 2012.

Originally from Colonia, New Jersey, Porchiazzo currently resides in Ann Arbor.

SPORT ASSIGNMENTS: Men's Soccer, Softball, Women's Gymnastics