SALVINO STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CENTER
The Vic and Gladie Jo Salvino Strength and Condition Center opened in August of 2000 and is located in the Loyd All-Sports Center. The 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art training facility includes 1,500 sq. ft. of functional drill space to go along with 14 Olympic platforms with elite Olympic bumper plates.
Twenty-one self-contained free weight stations are complemented by over 13,000 total pounds of equipment available to SMU student-athletes.
The Salvino Strength and Conditioning Center includes state-of-the-art aerobic equipment and 35 top-of-the-line weight stations.
With attention to detail including customized iron grip weights emblazoned with the Mustang logo, the Salvino Strength and Conditioning Center services over 500 athletes and 17 sports.
SMU STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PHILOSOPHY
The objective of the SMU strength & conditioning staff is not only to produce stronger, better conditioned student-athletes, but also to build discipline and mental toughness in each student-athlete through the implementation of a very structured and organized environment. Student-athletes are held accountable for the commitment and effort that they put into the program, and lifting and conditioning must be viewed as a vital element in the training program for student-athletes of any sport.
The SMU strength & conditioning staff also plays a major role in the nutritional counseling and the implementation of healthy diets for each of our student-athletes. Our staff is responsible for selecting NCAA-approved supplements that we deem the most beneficial to our student-athletes. On a daily basis, our strength & conditioning coaches weigh-in student-athletes to help monitor changes in bodyweight that may be associated with dehydration, illness, skipping meals, overeating, eating junk foods, etc. This is all done in an effort to help our student-athletes reach his or her ideal playing weight and to keep energy levels high and hydration levels sufficient.
SMU STRENGTH STAFF
Mel de Laura, Director of Strength & Conditioning Coach
Patrick Coleman, Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jasman Marks, Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach
Amber Cortese, Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach
Troy Johnson, Strength & Conditioning Intern