Joseph Adds To Staff

West Virginia University Director of Strength and Conditioning Mike Joseph has announced the hiring of Bryan Fitzpatrick as the coordinator of speed and skill development.

"Bryan is a very energetic and an intense coach, who will help our athletes reach their full potential." Joseph said. "He has learned under very good coaches and brings a wealth of knowledge to WVU. I am excited to have him at WVU and know that he will help our staff continue to be one of the best in the country."

Fitzpatrick comes to Morgantown after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Vikings.

With the Vikings, he conducted strength training, flexibility and conditioning programs for the players. He also assisted the director in others areas of strength and skill development.

From 2006-08, Fitzpatrick was an assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant speed development coach at Penn State. He educated the student-athletes on the principles of sound strength training and conditioning, assisted the director in developing and implementing strength and conditioning training programs and helped implement programs that focused on injured student athletes' rehabilitation. He also assisted with the maintenance of the Nittany Lions' 10,000 square foot facility.

In the area of speed training, Fitzpatrick assisted in the design and implementation of the speed program, conducted the movement and flexibility program and assisted in the preparation of graduating seniors for the NFL combine.

While a student at Towson, he spent a year as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach and assistant coach with the football program. He worked with the defensive backs and assisted with the game and practice planning. He coordinated the scout team offense and assisted with recruiting and planning for official prospect weekend visits.

Fitzpatrick earned his bachelor's degree in sports studies/sports and humanities from Towson in 2005 and his master's degree in education leadership/principal certification in 2008 from Penn State.

He was a three-year starter at Towson and was voted team captain by his teammates as a senior. He also was an all-league and all-area selection at Du Val High School in Lanham, Md.

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