Sports Performance Program Overview
The Marquette University Sports Performance program is under the direction of Head Strength Coach Todd Smith. Student-athletes at Marquette University enjoy access to some of the top sports performance facilities in all of collegiate athletics.
Sports performance is an integral part of the athletes' periodized year round training at Marquette University. The Student-Athlete Performance staff works closely with each coaching staff and sports medicine to develop a program appropriate for their sport, catering to the strengths and weaknesses of the individual athletes.
MU features a pair of conveniently located facilities for each of its 16 intercollegiate programs to utilize, highlighted by the weight room in the Al McGuire Center. The 4,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility recently underwent a complete update in the summer of 2013, featuring a new floor, layout and equipment.
The second weight room, located in Marquette Gym, gives the Golden Eagles a pair of spacious areas to conduct workout sessions.
The Marquette strength staff is directed by Todd Smith, who is assisted on a full-time basis by Nate Heyrman and Maggie Smith. Numerous interns are also employed by the athletics department, allowing specialized focus on each and every program.
Equipment available to MU student-athletes includes: 13,000 LBS of dumbbells, medicine balls, tractor tires, chains, sand bags, stability balls, squat racks and benches, climbing ropes, PowerPlate Vibration Platforms, treadmills and much more.