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David VanDyke M.S., S.C.C.C, C.S.C.S
Director, Speed, Strength and Conditioning

David VanDyke has been Stony Brook's Director of Speed, Strength & Conditioning since 2004. VanDyke is responsible for the mental and physical development of Stony Brook's student-athletes and oversees the development and implementation of comprehensive strength and conditioning for all Seawolves sports. In his programs for strength and conditioning success, VanDyke incorporates Olympic lifts, high intensity training methodology, plyometrics, speed, agiility, functional movement screen and balance training, free weights, pneumatic resistance, variable resistance machines, medicine and stability balls, bands and chains. All of VanDyke's programs are designed towards injury prevention and increasing performance potential. He also oversees over 10,000 square feet of strength & conditioning space, including the brand new state-of-the-art $4.3 million Dubin Family Athletic Performance Center, which he helped design and was responsible for purchasing equipment. VanDyke is a graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor's and master's degree in kinesiology. Prior to joining Stony Brook, VanDyke was the head strength & conditioning coach at La Salle University from 2001-04. Read Full Bio

Nicholas Kolb C.S.C.S
Assistant Director, Speed Strength and Conditioning

Nick is a graduate of Hofstra University where he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science. While completing his degree at Hofstra, Kolb served a 300 hour internship at Stony Brook, working with all 20 varsity sports. After graduating from Hofstra, Kolb was a full-time intern with the Minnesota Vikings where he aided in all aspects of its strength and conditioning program. After the NFL season, he assumed the role of Head Strength Coach for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europa in its final season. Kolb returned to Stony Brook in July of 2007 as its assistant strength coach before being promoted to his current role of Assistant Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning. Read Full Bio

Miguel Rivera
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Miguel is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University where he earned a bachelor's and masters degree in sport management and exercise science. A dean's list honoree with a 3.8 GPA, Rivera was an All-American and first-team all-conference standout for the Warriors on the gridiron. Rivera served internships with Princeton University and Velocity Sports Performance. During the past two years, Rivera, who will work with football and track and field, volunteered at his alma mater. Read Full Bio

Marisa Viola
Graduate Assistant

A 2010 graduate of Stony Brook, Marisa Viola re-joined the staff in the summer of 2011. During the 2010-11 year, Viola worked as an administrative intern at the America East Conference offices. As a student-athlete, Viola, who will work with volleyball, softball, tennis and swimming and diving, was a four-year starter on the women's soccer team, earning all-conference honors. She's studying for her master's in liberal studies with a concentration in coaching.