Sal Marinello, the Head Coach at Athletic Development Coaching located in Millburn, NJ, holds certifications from the conditioning profession's most prestigious certifying organizations, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and USA Weightlifting. He is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer, and A USA Weightlifting Certified Club Coach.
Additionally, he is a member of the GAIN Network, an exclusive group of Professional, University, International and Olympic level coaches, headed up by legendary Strength and Conditioning Coach Vern Gambetta. Sal presented at the 2015 International GAIN Conference at Rice University.
Over the past 26 years Sal has been a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Division 1, 2 and 3 level and has conducted over 40,000 private coaching sessions, and has spend tens of thousands of additional hours coaching teams at all levels from youth up through Division 1 college.
As the first Head Strength and Conditioning at Chatham High School Sal designed and implemented a cutting edge strength and conditioning program for all of the school's athletes.
During Sal's tenure at Chatham the athletic program enjoyed unparalleled success in both boys and girls sports, where teams played in and won state championships in football, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls lacrosse, wrestling, and swimming.
Sal helped develop and worked with in athletes who were All-County, All-Conference, All-State and All-American, many of whom went on to play at all levels of college.
In his career Sal has worked with high school and college athletes who excelled in baseball, track and field, wrestling, figure skating, fencing, women's gymnastics and tennis, including New Jersey State Singles Champion Marjorie Gantman, who went on to be the first Northwestern University's women's tennis player to win 100 matches, and played professionally for two years.
In addition to his responsibilities as Chatham's Strength and Conditioning Coach, he also served as the Assistant Head Football Coach, which reached the State Finals in their third year and the semi-finals two years later.
Sal helped to build Mercy College's start-up men's lacrosse program after leaving Chatham. Mercy's Men's Lacrosse team was ranked 6th in the nation in the program's second year of existence, and after three years left to join the lacrosse staff at Division 1 Manhattan College. At Manhattan College he worked with the men's and women's lacrosse and basketball teams.
Sal has worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Montclair State's Division 3 Men's Lacrosse and Men's Basketball programs.
In addition to his work at Athletic Development Coaching, Sal consults with high school teams, clubs, coaches and personal trainers from across the country, as well as serving as Performance Consultant for Inspiri Wellness. He is a regular contributor to Steve Czaban's nationally broadcasted Yahoo Sports Radio morning talk show, has appeared as an expert in the field of Sports Performance on a variety of ESPN programs, and has been published in the New York Post.