The head strength and conditioning coach at Brown since 1995,
Roger Marandino is responsible for the coordination of all strength
and conditioning programs for Brown's 37 varsity sports. Marandino
utilizes a hands-on approach to assure that all players maintain
peak physical conditioning to be able to play at the highest level
A 1993 graduate of Kean College of New Jersey, Marandino earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science and Adult Fitness, with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. He completed a strength and conditioning internship at the University of Pacific after graduation and then enrolled in the graduate school at the University of Connecticut in 1993. While working towards his Master's of Education Degree in Sport Biomechanics, which he completed in May 1995, he served as assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years. He designed, developed and implemented the comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for several varsity athletic teams at Connecticut, including the football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball teams. Marandino also worked as a health fitness and weight training instructor at Connecticut during this time, instructing undergraduate and graduate students sixteen-week credit courses on nutrition, cardiovascular and anaerobic training, weight training and fundamentals of health and fitness.
Marandino, who was named the NSCA Collegiate S&C Professional of the Year for Division I in 2000, was a three-time, drug-free national power-lifting champion and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Marandino earned his coach practitioner distinction from the NSCA in 2003. In addition, he is certified by the United States Weightlifting Federation as a Level I Olympic Weightlifting coach.
In 1997 and 2000, Marandino was chosen as the NSCA Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year in the Ivy League. He has been a NSCA National Conference speaker, giving 10 presentations at NSCA conferences. He has had three articles published in the NSCA journal, and contributed to a video on using weightlifting combinations to train multiple sports.
Formerly of Vineland, N.J., Roger now resides in Providence with his wife Caroline and daughter Annabella.