2019 National Conference

Sean Conaty

Training Load & Recovery in College Basketball

Practical application of readiness, recovery, and training load data in a team setting

Sean Conaty has been the Sports Performance Coach for Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Golf at Eastern Michigan University for the past three seasons.

Before coming to EMU, Conaty was an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. While at CNU, Conaty was primarily responsible for Men’s and Women’s Basketball, as well as eight other Olympic sports. In addition to strength & conditioning, Conaty lead an interdepartmental sports science and analytics initiative, which allowed collaboration between athletics and academia.

Prior to CNU, Conaty held a strength and conditioning coaching assistant position at Eastern Michigan for the 2014 season, after previously interning with the strength & conditioning staff.

Before his joining the EMU strength and conditioning staff, Conaty served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts. There he was the primary strength & conditioning coach for four varsity sports programs.

Prior to his graduate assistantship, Conaty held several strength & conditioning internship positions including stops with the Buffalo Bills, Merrimack College, IMG Academy, Fitness Quest 10, and East Carolina University.

The Monticello, N.Y. native received his Master’s degree in strength & conditioning from Springfield College, and Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from East Carolina University. Conaty is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition, he is a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition as well as Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified (Pn1). Conaty also holds certifications through USA Weightlifting (USAW), USA Track & Field (USATF), Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR), and Functional Movement Systems (FMS L1 & 2).