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Sat, Jun 11


Stony Brook University

The IUSCA Long Island Athletic Athletic Performance Clinic

The IUSCA Long Island Athletic Performance Clinic will be the first regional IUSCA event, featuring keynote presentations by leading names in the field of collegiate S&C/sports performance. This will be hosted at Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, and will include lunch.

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 The IUSCA Long Island Athletic Athletic Performance Clinic

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2022, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

About the Event

Provisional Schedule

8:30am: Check In​

9:00am: Mark Ellis, Princeton University: Speed Training using GPS Technology for Lacrosse 


10:00am: ​Joe Gilfedder, Fordham University: Developing an Annual Sports Performance Plan 

for Football   

11:00am: Kelly Cosgrove, Clemson University: Assessing and Programming for the Rotational Athlete

12:00pm: Lunch and Sponsor messages​

1:00pm: Joel Lynch, Manhattanville University: Managing a Division 3 Strength and 

Conditioning Department  

2:00pm: Kevin Markle: Stony Brook University: Coaching through Questioning  

3:00pm: Coaches Panel​

4:30pm: Train​ing Opportunity

5:30pm: Optional Dinner and Drinks 

Speaker 1: Mark Ellis, Princeton University: Speed Training using GPS Technology for Lacrosse 


Mark Ellis joined the Princeton Strength and Conditioning Staff in February 2021 and oversees 

men’s soccer, men’s swimming, men’s and women’s diving, men’s lacrosse, and women’s tennis.​

Prior to Princeton, Ellis was an Assistant Athletic Performance Coach at Stony Brook University 

where he oversaw Women’s Lacrosse as well as Women’s Swimming & Diving. While at Stony 

Brook he had the opportunity to coach All-Americans, World Game athletes and conference 

champions. In addition, he has also interned and volunteered at Hofstra University assisting 

with Men’s Lacrosse, Wresting, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball.​

Mark earned his Bachelor’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in 2017 from Stony Brook 

University while being a key player with the Seawolves' men's lacrosse program. After finishing 

his undergrad work, Ellis received his Master's in Exercise Science from Hofstra in 2019, while 

finishing up his collegiate lacrosse career where he was named captain of the Pride in 2019.​

He continued his lacrosse career in Major League Lacrosse, playing for the New York Lizards in 

2019 and 2020.​

Ellis is a native of Hempstead, N.Y. and currently holds certifications with the NSCA as a Certified 

Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). 

Speaker 2: Joe Gilfedder, Fordham University: Developing an Annual Sports Performance Plan 

for Football   

Joe Gilfedder, is entering his third year at Fordham in 2021-2022, his first as the Senior Associate 

Athletic Director for Sports Performance.​


At Fordham, Gilfedder is responsible for the administration of the strength training and 

conditioning programs for 22 intercollegiate teams as well as the oversight, maintenance, and 

safety of the Walsh Training Center, where he will supervise and evaluate the Assistant Strength 

& Conditioning staff.​


Gilfedder arrived in the Bronx in March of 2018 after spending three years at Dartmouth College 

in New Hampshire. Gilfedder started at Dartmouth in the summer of 2015 as a strength and 

conditioning intern before being promoted to Associate Director of Strength, Speed, and 

Conditioning in the summer of 2016.  He worked directly with coaching staffs, athletic trainers, 

and the student-athletes of his assigned teams to deliver individualized, sport-specific, year-round training plans. Gilfedder was responsible for the development of the Fueling Station, 

providing athletes with quality, individualized nutrition for elite performance, as well as using 

Catapult GPS and Polar HR technologies to track and monitor student-athlete performance and 

training load.​

Gilfedder arrived at Dartmouth via Springfield College where he completed his graduate studies 

in Exercise Science with a Concentration in Strength and Conditioning in 2015. Concurrently, he 

served as a Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning for Varsity Football, Women’s 

Lacrosse, and Men’s Sprinters and Jumpers from the track team.  He also served as Head of the 

Sports Nutrition program at Springfield, where athletes were educated on nutritional strategies 

directed to improve health and enhance performance.​

Gilfedder previously worked at American International College with their varsity football team 

as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2013-2015. He also completed internships 

with the Rutgers University and Western Michigan University football teams.​

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning 

Association, Gilfedder is also a Level 2 Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting. 

He holds certification as a Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition 

and is a Level 2 Precision Nutrition certified coach. Gilfedder also holds certifications in 

Functional Range Conditioning (FRCMs), Functional Movements Systems (FMS), and Reflexive 

Performance Reset (RPR L2).​

Gilfedder earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 2012.While at 

Ithaca, he was a four-year letter winner at linebacker for the school’s football team, achieving 

All-Conference honors as a senior.​

A New Jersey native, Gilfedder graduated from Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley 


Speaker 3: Kelly Cosgrove, Clemson University: Assessing and Programming for the Rotational Athlete 

Kelly is currently an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Clemson Tigers where 

she works with the nationally ranked baseball program. She came to Clemson from Murray 

State where she Served a Director of Olympic Sports.  

Cosgrove joined the Racers from Stony Brook University where she worked with soccer, 

swimming and diving and softball from 2018-20 in all areas of athletic performance and 

nutrition. She earned a master’s degree in Nutrition at Stony Brook in 2020 and a degree in 

Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College in 2015.​


She also has experience at Dartmouth College (2016-18) as an Assistant Strength and 

Conditioning Coach overseeing six sports teams and at the University of Connecticut as an 

intern in 2015. Cosgrove served as a Strength Coach at the Professional Athletic Performance 

Center in Garden City New York (2015-16).​


Cosgrove is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and holds a R