Director, Marino’s Athletic Performance: MAP

During my senior year of high school, February 2009, I tore my ACL, MCL, and meniscus. Junior hockey, collegiate athletics, and any future sports endeavors of mine vanished. The hardest part of my recovery process was trying to figure out why I got injured. I had been strength training since the age of 12, actively stretched and hydrated properly. How could this have happened?
After 10 months of physical therapy and strength training, I was back on the ice playing ice hockey for the University of Rhode Island. Initially, I wanted to study physical therapy, but after my first internship as a PT aide, I realized I wanted to help PREVENT these injuries, not treat patients after their injuries. That summer I finally decided my career path would be working with youth athletics in prevention, not rehabilitation.

Upon graduating from URI, I worked at a sports training facility specializing in youth athletics. During my time in Rhode Island, I worked with the Providence Bruins (AHL) off-ice strength & conditioning/player development program and assisted the Boston Bruins organization. After a few years in New England, I relocated to Downingtown, joined the Marino’s Body Shop family, and created the Marino’s Athletic Performance (MAP) program.

Here I am, four years later, continually learning and seeking the best training practices for every athlete that walks through our door. As a former collegiate athlete, I understand what it takes to be successful in all areas of sports. I have transferred my love and passion for sports into strength training for middle school, high school, collegiate and professional level athletes. Although no longer an athlete, I continue to be active within the school sports community. I am an Assistant Coach for the Downingtown East Varsity Ice Hockey team, I watch many of our athletes’ games, and I train alongside our athletes just so they know I lead by example.

I love what I do, but none of this would be possible without the support of my wife, Lisa. I leave the house early in the AM, and get home after dark. She supports me 100% and even comes with me to games to support MAP athletes.

My “WHY” is my family; my wife, two dogs, and every athlete we train at Marino’s Athletic Performance!

Credentials:

  • B.S. – Kinesiology – University of Rhode Island (URI)
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • Certified Speed & Agility Coach (CSAC) – Athletes Acceleration
  • Certified Weight Lifting Performance Coach (CWLPC) – Athletes Acceleration