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"Ian has a sincere passion for Siena College and the student athletes he serves," said Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator Lori Anctil. "His energy, enthusiasm and commitment to making our Saints perform at their highest level has earned him the respect and confidence of our student athletes and coaches."
"I am very excited to continue being a huge part of the student athlete experience here at Siena," said Farrell. "I look forward to the future success of the department."
In his new role, Farrell is responsible for programming for all of the athletic teams as well as managing the day to day schedule of the weight room. As the assistant he created and co-authored an athletic nutrition manual for all athletic teams as well as creating a YouTube channel with instructional videos. Farrell was in charge of writing strength and conditioning programs for baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer and men's golf. He also instituted speed and agility training for softball, men's soccer and men's lacrosse.
Prior to being the assistant at Siena, Farrell served as the strength and conditioning intern at Lehigh University/Speed Advantage Training. He was responsible for coaching proper lifting technique along with coaching speed and agility drills. Farrell still works part time as a speed and agility coach for Speed Advantage Training.
He was a graduate assistant at East Stroudsburg University from 2014-2015. Farrell was responsible for programming and training men's basketball, volleyball and wrestling. He coached athletes through warmups, lifting and conditioning sessions.
Before working as a graduate assistant, Farrell was the strength and conditioning coordinator at East Stroudsburg High School. He wrote strength and conditioning programs for all of the varsity sports. Farrell scheduled lifting and conditioning sessions for all sports as well as teaching proper form and technique.
He worked as the strength and conditioning intern at Virginia Tech. Farrell worked with the wrestling, men's and women's soccer, baseball and football programs. He shadowed strength and conditioning coaches as well as teaching proper form in the weight room. Farrell coached a corner-back during pre-season in a one-on-one session. Later that year, he would be named the 2013 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Farrell began his strength and conditioning career at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute where he worked as a strength and conditioning intern. He worked with the men's and women's basketball and hockey team.
He received his Bachelor of Science from East Stroudsburg in 2014 and his Masters of Science in 2015. Farrell resides in Schenectady, New York. Farrell uses the quote, "You're never beaten until you admit it" by General George S. Patton to keep student athletes motivated.