Michael Derecola, ATC, CSCS

Michael is the Owner and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Strides of CNY, LLC. At the facility, he is responsibility for training and developing a wide range of athletes from the youth level to professional ranks. In addition he provides health & wellness programs to young and older adult populations. He has vast experience in the sports medicine field and strength & conditioning programming. Michael’s past career experience includes: SUNY Cortland, Le Moyne College, Oswego College, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers, US Hockey, Utica Comets, Syracuse Crunch, Charlotte Checker, and the Huntington Blizzard. Michael was chosen to serve as the Northern Division’s Head Certified Athletic Trainer for the ECHL All-Star game in Trenton, New Jersey.

Michael graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Athletic Training from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer through National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and a certified strength & conditioning specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).