One of the latest additions to the UMD men’s and women’s hockey staffs, Anthony Morando was hired this past July as the strength and conditioning coach for both programs.”
Morando’s resume is impressive, and most recently included a role as a performance manager at EXOS in Grand Forks, N.D., for two years, where he also coached athletes at the pinnacle of their sport.
Prior to his time in Grand Forks, Morando was the head strength and conditioning coach at Boston University for the men’s hockey and women’s golf programs from March 2011until May 2015. He managed and trained NHL and professional hockey players during summer months in addition to his BU athletes, and ran an annual pro-camp in August. In addition, he also spent time with the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks during their 2014 development camp.
Morando started his coaching career as a graduate assistant strength coach at Boston College from 2006-2008. While with the Eagles, he implemented training programs, nutrition and performance upgrades, as well as assisted with the special teams coach on game days.
A graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., Morando earned his B.S. Degee in applied exercise science in 2007 and is currently working on a M.S. Degree in kinesiology. He is married to former University of North Dakota women’s hockey standout and U.S National Team member Monique Lamoureux.
In This Episode We Discuss:
- What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
- Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
- Preseason hockey training.
- How is training hockey players different.
- Approach he takes to training the female athlete.
- Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
- His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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