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Advisory Board

  • Jim Malone
    Jim Malone Strength & Conditioning Coach, MLB

    Jim Malone, is a proud member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), is credentialed as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach with distinction (RSCC*D) & a USA Weightlifting Club Coach. Jim has spent the last 18 years with MLB, including stints with the Indians, Royals, Padres, and most recently with the ’13 & ’14 NY Mets. Prior to his career in MLB, Jim spent 7 years as a college football, wrestling & strength coach.

    Active in the advancement of the profession within MLB, Jim served the last 6 years as President of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS). Appointed by the Office of the Commissioner of MLB, he has served on the MLB Strength and Conditioning Advisory Committee, MLB Medical Advisory Committee and MLB Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee. Professional honors include: 2015 inductee into the Buffalo Weightlifting Hall of Fame, selected by MLB to serve as National League Strength and Conditioning coach for the 2013 All-Star Game, and voted by his fellow coaches as the 2012 Nolan Ryan MLB Strength Coach of the Year. Most recently his own competitive career has been resurrected, competing as a Master’s Weightlifter, winning the gold medal for his class in the 2012 California State Games, the ’12, ’13 & ’14 American Masters Championships and the silver in the ’14 Masters Pan-Am Championships.”

  • Simon Bennett
    Simon Bennett Director of High Performance, Edmonton Oilers

    Simon Bennett is currently in his sixth year with the Oilers and is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of strength, conditioning and nutrition for players throughout the organization.

    Simon is president and co-founder of Body by Bennett; a premier professional health, wellness and training facility, where he provides an innovative sport conditioning and athletic development program, in addition to general population programs. He is co-creator of the instructional DVD Reactive Movement Ability Training for Hockey, an innovative movement training program for young players. Simon is also a fitness educator and author.

  • Megan Young
    Megan Young Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Auburn University

    Megan Young, CSCS, is currently in her fifth year at Auburn University, where she is directly responsible for year-long programming and implementation of all strength and conditioning related activities for the Tigers’ women’s soccer and women’s basketball programs.

    Coach Young is the Public Relations Director and serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Coach Young has worked with multiple SEC conference and NCAA championship teams as well as professional athletes. Megan is currently working towards a PhD of Adult Education at Auburn University and holds the following certifications: NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), USATF, Coaches Course Certification, USAW, Weightlifting Level 1 Certification and CSCCa, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified – John Stucky Award Recipient

  • Dr. Kenneth Montgomery
    Dr. Kenneth Montgomery Dr. Kenneth Montgomery, Orthopedic Surgeon, Head Team Physician, Chairman Of The Medical Dept.

    Dr. Kenneth Montgomery is in his 17th season with the Jets as a member of the medical staff and was promoted to the head team physician in 2008. He first worked with the team as a sports medicine fellow during the 1995 season. Montgomery served as a team orthopedist with the New York Islanders from 1997-2009 and was the section chief of Sports Medicine at ProHEALTH Care Associates in Lake Success, NY from 1997 to 2005. He is currently practicing at Tri-County Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, in Morristown, NJ.

  • Dave Hostler, PhD
    Dave Hostler, PhD Chair, Professor, Dept of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, University at Buffalo

    Dave Hostler earned his PhD at Ohio University where his research focus was on skeletal muscle adaptation to training and detraining followed by postdoctoral training in resuscitation at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). Hostler stayed at Pitt as research faculty in emergency medicine finishing his time there as the Department of Emergency Medicine Professor of First Responder Health and Safety Research. He have been a firefighter/paramedic and hazardous materials technician for more than 20 years, which has motivated his current research program in work physiology of first responders.

  • John M. Marzo, M.D.
    John M. Marzo, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedics, University at Buffalo

    After a nearly 25 year career as an NFL Team Physician and Medical Director, Dr Marzo has recently transitioned to a clinical practice focused on non-operative sports medicine and orthopedics. He is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at the State University of New York, University at Buffalo. Dr. Marzo directs the Department of Orthopedics Arthroscopy Lab, and teaches an advanced musculoskeletal anatomy course at UB’s Medical School. He is experimenting with a virtual reality arthroscopic surgery simulator with the potential to enhance the efficiency and speed of surgeons with respect to acquisition of the psychomotor skills required for surgical arthroscopy. Dr. Marzo’s research interests are in the basic sciences relate to the biomechanics of the shoulder and the knee, and he is conducting sponsored research to investigate the advantages of a new prototype portable 3D cone beam CT scanner. He has advised University at Buffalo PhD candidates seeking advanced degrees in the Departments of Exercise Science and Anthropology.

  • Dr. Tania Spiteri
    Dr. Tania Spiteri Dr. Tania Spiteri, Lecturer, Health Sciences at The University of Notre Dame Australia & Sports Biomechanist at Basketball Australia.

    Dr. Tania Spiteri earned her PhD at Edith Cowan University, and is now a lecturer at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Dr. Spiteri has completed research in the area of Sports Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning and Motor Control, investigating performance based differences in change of direction, agility, strength and neuromuscular strategies between genders and level of expertise in various team sports. In addition to this Dr. Spiteri is currently working as the Sports Biomechanist for the Australian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team implementing several athlete monitoring and screening procedures and performance analysis interventions with the athletes in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Dr. Spiteri also provided’s ongoing consultation services to Purdue Sports Performance, several WNBA teams and is currently working with the National Football League (NFL) implementing a series of sport science initiatives to monitor both players and officials performance on field.