INDIANAPOLIS – Roger Marandino is new in his role as strength and conditioning coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Named to his post in February by General Manager Ryan Grigson and Head Coach Chuck Pagano, Marandino will make the same impact in Indianapolis that has marked his career.
A veteran in his field, Marandino will be honored in May by being named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). This honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession, and Marandino will be presented with the blue MSCC Jacket on May 10 in Orlando, Florida.
"Roger is an accomplished teacher in his field, he has impacted the lives of many athletes and has contributed greatly to the success of various programs," said Grigson. "This is just one of the honors Roger has won and it is truly a significant one. With his knowledge and experience he will surely have a great impact on our team and we look forward to his contributions to the Colts moving forward."
Marandino joined the Colts with a distinguished service path that included being the assistant strength and conditioning coach with Philadelphia in 2011. He served from 1995-2010 as the director of strength and conditioning at Brown University where he oversaw 37 varsity sports. In his time at Brown, Marandino was a two-time NSCA Ivy League Coach of the Year and was named the NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the year in 2000.
Prior to his time at Brown, Marandino served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Connecticut from 1993-95. Marandino holds three national championships as a competitive power-lifter.
"This is a great honor, and I would like to thank the CSCCa," said Marandino. "I would like to repay the honor by working hard to ensure that the Indianapolis Colts are provided with the best Strength and Conditioning care available. It is truly an honor to work for great people like Ryan Grigson, Coach Pagano and Mr. Irsay. Hopefully, I also can repay the profession by being a great teacher like my mentors, Jerry Martin and Barry Rubin."
"This is an incredible honor for Roger," CSCCa Executive Director Dr. Chuck Stiggins said. "Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the Indianapolis Colts, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Marandino as a member of our association, and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional."
In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree, be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level, hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), hold the CSCCa Certification – SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified) and have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.