Feb. 6, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.-Marshall's Joe Miday has been officially promoted to the position of head strength and conditioning coach, the school announced Monday.
Miday, who is going into his sixth football season at Marshall University, has now worked under three coaches who have won a combined eight college national football championships. In addition with assisting with football, Miday designs and implements all performance programs for the Herd's men's soccer and softball teams.
"It is truly an honor to accept this promotion," said Miday. "I certainly owe a debt of gratitude to former Florida and Marshall strength and conditioning coach Frank Piraino, who has had a huge impact on my career, not to mention the current program we have at Marshall today."
Miday is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) and has passed the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) certification examination. The SCCC is the most comprehensive certification of its kind and tests the candidates' scientific knowledge, as well as their ability to apply this knowledge in a live working, practical environment. Those candidates preparing to take this certification examination must undergo an eight-to-nine month internship under the supervision of a CSCCa approved mentor. The test is comprised of a 160 multiple choice questions as well as an oral test administered by 18 Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches and can only be taken at the National Conference once a year.
Miday started his career as a baseball and strength Coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Akron, Ohio while teaching algebra and geometry at Akron East High School. After coaching his team to an undefeated season in 2004, Miday accepted a position as the Health Coordinator for the Akron Community Health Center. He oversaw patient nutrition, health education, daily exercise and rehab programs for over 8,000 patients yearly.
Miday was born in Canton, Ohio and attended Louisville High School. He received his Masters of Science from the School of Exercise Science and Recreation from Marshall University in 2008.