Roger Marandino holds 26 years of experience in athletic strength and conditioning, including five years at the NFL level. He is currently working as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the New York/New Jersey XFL team as well as being the Liaison for GPS Player tracking for the new XFL. Roger is also working with Catapult Sports as a Sr. Sports Performance Manager. His North America coverage is the Pac 12 , Big 10 and Big 12 conference.
Marandino spent four years as the head strength and conditioning coach of the Indianapolis Colts. The team recorded a 41-23 record during that time, including three consecutive 11-5 seasons from 2012-14 and three playoff appearances. In 2014, Indianapolis reached the AFC Championship Game, falling one win shy of an appearance in the Super Bowl. He was part of a staff that produced an NFL record ,16 straight Divisonal Wins.
Upon arrival in Indianapolis, Marandino revamped the team’s strength and conditioning program and introduced the use of fitness technology with Catapult. The system focuses on the overall well being of athletes and pinpoints strengths and weaknesses by providing real time data during practices and other activities. Marandino also implemented specialized workout routines for all individuals of the team as well as tailoring workouts for rehabbing players.
Marandino came to Indianapolis from the Philadelphia Eagles, where he served as the team’s assistant strength and conditioning coach for the 2011 season.
From 1995-2011, Marandino served as the director of strength and conditioning for Brown University, which holds the third-largest athletic program in the country. He was responsible for developing and implementing all components of the school’s classic Olympic-style program with an emphasis on proper training and technique. Marandino also holds two years of experience as the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Connecticut from 1993-95. His focus was mainly on the school’s football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer and baseball teams. During his stay, Marandino was a Health, Fitness and Weight Training Instructor at UConn for the Department of Exercise, Sport and Leisure. He instructed undergraduate and graduate students during a 16-week credit course that included nutrition, cardiovascular, weight training and fundamental principles of health and wellness.
Following his graduation from Kean University of New Jersey, Marandino held strength and conditioning internship at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He also earned his master’s degree from UConn with a concentration on biomechanics and motor control.
In 2000, Marandino was named the National Strength and Conditioning Association Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. He holds a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association CSSS Certification as well as being a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA. Marandino also holds the Master Strength Coach Distinction, which he was honored with in May of 2012 from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also been an NSCA National Conference speaker, giving 10 presentations at NSCA conferences.
A former drug-free power lifting competitor, Marandino has won three national championships. Marandino and his wife, Caroline, have two daughters, Annabella and Susanna. He is a native of Vineland, N.J.
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