Dec. 4, 2002
The Siena College athletic department announced the hiring of Justin Livezey as the new strength and conditioning coach at the College today. Livizey is set to begin work immediately.
Livizey graduated from West Chester University (Pa.) with a degree in health and fitness education (kinesiology). Upon earning his degree, he accepted a strength and conditioning internship with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where among other responsibilities, he implemented one-on-one strength programs for each athlete.
Shortly after he completed the one-year internship in January of 2000, Livizey was appointed as the head strength and conditioning coach for the St. Petersburg Devil Rays-Tampa Bay's Single-A minor league franchise. In that capacity, he oversaw all conditioning manors for each athlete, traveling with the team on road trips.
Following the season, Livizey began his collegiate sports coaching career, accepting an assistant strength and conditioning coaching job at Villanova University. With the Wildcats, Livizey was the primary strength coach for baseball, field hockey, women's soccer and women's volleyball, while also assisting in each of Villanova's other 18 varsity sports programs. He remained at Villanova for just over two years, resigning his position after being offered the job at Siena.
"Justin brings a great amount of experience and energy to the important position of strength and conditioning coach," Athletic Director John D'Argenio noted. "Each of our 19 sports teams rely on the position immensely for the physical development of each student-athlete, and we are confident Justin is up to the task."