|Title:||Strength & Conditioning|
Stephen Volek, who begins his first year with the men's soccer program, is an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Yale.
Volek is responsible for all aspects of strength and conditioning for the men’s soccer team. He is also responsible for implementation of strength and conditioning programs for baseball, men's hockey and field hockey.
He came to Yale from the University of Minnesota where he served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Prior to Minnesota, he was an assistant performance coach at 1st Athlete in Edina, Minn., responsible for assisting with the implementation of off-season training programs for over 20 professional hockey players and over 30 NCAA hockey players.
He has also been the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato, a position he held from November of 2012 to July of 2013, and at the University of Findlay from August 2010 until June of 2012. Volek also completed internships at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2010 and the fall of 2012.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Volek is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds a master’s degree in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania.
He played club hockey at Penn State before earning his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in 2010.