Michael Conroy Joins USAW as Director of Coaching Education

June 21, 2012, 9:45 a.m. (ET)

We are happy to announce the appointment of Michael Conroy as the USAW's new Coaching Education Director.  Michael stared competing in Weightlifting in the early 1980 and has been coaching since 1998.  He is a USAW International Level Coach and a National Referee.  Michael has coached several medalists at Nationals, American Open, Junior, University and Youth Nationals.

Before joining the USAW staff, Mike was a biology teacher for 37 years at Meridian High School. He began instructing coaching courses in 1995 and has been active in the USAW's coaching education since, having taught weightlifting courses at schools, colleges, health clubs, weightlifting gyms and CrossFit boxes. In addition, he has served as a head or assistant coach for a number of international teams and was involved in coaching the national junior squad from 1991-2004. Michael Conroy has served as the Head Coach of Idaho Weightlifting and LWC President.

Mike’s initial objectives will be organizing the Coaching Conference at the OTC in August, and developing a new Level 2 Coaching Course in conjunction with Zygmunt Smalcerz.  We are sure you will join us in welcoming Michael to this crucial role.