|Position:||Strength & Conditioning Coach|
Joe Maher, a former hockey head coach and player and a sportsphysiologist, was named Yale's assistant strength &conditioning coach in August of 2007 after serving in a similarrole at the University of Richmond for two years. Maher was theassistant S&C coach at Richmond from 2005 to 2007 while alsoserving as head coach of the U-16AA Richmond Royals hockey club.His Richmond football squad won an Atlantic-10 Championship underhis watch. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant in theKinesiology Department at Louisiana State University and a coach atthe USA Weightlifting Development Center in Shreveport, La., from2004 to 2005. Maher also served as assistant sports physiologist atthe U.S. Olympic Center's Athlete Performance Laboratory. He playedhockey at the University of Rhode Island and coached and competedin 2005 Collegiate National Weightlifting Championships. Inaddition, Maher, who has authored numerous articles on S&C andowns a masters in education, coached and co-directed the 2004American Open Championships, co-directed the 2005 Pan-AmericanChampionships and coached the 2005 Junior National Championships.His certifications include: Strength and Conditioning Specialist(National Strength and Conditioning Association); WeightliftingSenior Coach-In Process (USA Weightlifting); First Aid, CPR, AED(American Red Cross); USA Hockey Level 3 (In-Process of Level 4).