BUFFALO, NY – Former Eastern Michigan strength and conditioning coach Sean Conaty has been named the Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports. In his current role, he will also work day to day with the men's basketball and volleyball programs.
Conaty spent three seasons at Eastern Michigan where he worked directly with the men's and women's basketball programs as well as soccer and women's golf.
Conaty joined the Eastern Michigan sports performance staff after serving as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Christopher Newport in Newport News, Va. While at CNU, Conaty was in charge of all aspects of strength and conditioning with men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's soccer, women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis, and assisted with football.
Prior to CNU, Conaty held an internship and then strength and conditioning coaching assistant position for his first stint at EMU during the 2014 season.
Before joining the EMU strength and conditioning staff, Conaty served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Springfield College, in Springfield, Mass.
Prior to his graduate assistantship, Conaty held several strength & conditioning internship positions including stops with the Buffalo Bills, Merrimack College, East Carolina University and IMG Academy.
The Monticello, NY native received his Master's degree in strength & conditioning from Springfield College 2016, after earning his Bachelor's degree in exercise science from East Carolina in 2012. Conaty is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition, he is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition as well as Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified. Conaty also holds certifications through USA Weightlifting, USA Track & Field, and Functional Movement Systems.