Springfield College Strength and Conditioning



Director of Strength and Conditioning

Brian Thompson (PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FMS)
(413) 748-3495

Brian Thompson (PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FMS)  is currently the Director of Strength and Conditioning/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, a Professor of Exercise Science, and the Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program Director at Springfield College where he has worked since 1998. Thompson is responsible for the strength and conditioning program design and implementation for all 26 teams at Springfield College as well as teaching and advising in the Graduate Strength and Conditioning program.

In the spring of 2017, Thompson was awarded the RSCC*E recognition, the highest honor given by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  

Thompson was presented with the honor at the annual NSCA National Conference.  The current Director of Strength and Conditioning/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Professor of Exercise Science, and the Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program Director at Springfield College, Thompson was recognized for his expertise and leadership.  To date, Thompson is one of only 88 strength and conditioning coaches in the nation to have received the RSCC*E recognition. Under his direction, Springfield College has produced some of the finest strength and conditioning coaches in the country, with alums coaching in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, as well at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels, and in the private sector. 

Thompson first started working in the field of strength and conditioning in 1987 and has trained athletes at the elementary school, middle school, high school, collegiate, professional, Paralympic and Olympic levels. He has presented and/or conducted strength and conditioning related workshops in Australia, China, Mexico, Taiwan and throughout the United States. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Athletic Training and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.

Thompson has been the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Springfield College since the summer of 2010 and a full time faculty member since 1998. He first started working in the field of strength and conditioning in 1992 and has trained athletes at the middle school, high school, collegiate, professional, and olympic levels. He currently supervises the strength and conditioning program design and implementation for 18 teams at Springfield College. His competitive sports background includes power lifting, wrestling, and college football.


Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach/Coordinator of Sports Nutrition

Carolyn Stocker, MS, RD, CSCS, FMS 

Stocker will enter her first year as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Coordinator of Sports Nutrition during the 2018-19 academic year. Stocker recently completed her Master's degree in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College, where she was a strength coach for the men's and women's cross country and distance track team, as well as a sports dietitian for all teams.

Stocker, a Springfield, Mass. native, graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Human Nutrition, a Didactic Program in Dietetics. After completing her Bachelor's, Stocker finished her dietetic internship at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass.  After completing the internship, Stocker sat for the registration exam and became a Registered Dietitian in August of 2016. 

A talented endurance athlete through high school and at the Division I University of Maine, Stocker continues her athletic pursuits racing for the United States Track & Field Club team, Western Mass Distance Project and the United States Snowshoe Team.



Graduate Assistants

Nika Ouellette
Email: douellette2@springfieldcollege.edu
Garrett Abel
Email: gabel@springfieldcollege.edu
Kyle Costello
Email: kcostello@springfieldcollege.edu
Harrison Elias
Email: helias@springfieldcollege.edu
Jameson Collins
Email: jcollins@springfieldcollege.edu
Ammasith Phromavanh
Email: aphromavanh@springfieldcollege.edu
Bashir Ismail
Email: bismail@springfieldcollege.edu


Leaders in the Field




Adam Feit

Reach Your Potential Training/Precision Nutrition

AJ Levy

Albany University

Alex Merrill

Duke University

Alex O'Keefe

Tufts University

Allison Bradshaw

Stanford University

Amanda Kimball

University of Connecticut

Andrew Wilson

University of Maryland

Anthony Morando

Artu Health System/EXOS

Beth Byron

West Virginia University

Bill Anderson

University of South Carolina

Brian Bert University of Pittsburgh

Brian Hess

Sam Houston State University

Brian Jordan

Authentic Performance Center

Bridget Pryal Albany University

Brooke Skidmore

Colorado Athletic Club

Bruce Brazeal

Athletes, Etc.

Bryan McGovern

Binghamton University

Caitlin Quinn

Florida State University

Chad Nelson

Attain Sports Performance

Chris Boyko

Amherst College

Chris Chase

Atlanta Hawks

Chris Desrosiers

Arizona State University

Chris Fee

Sacred Heart University

Christine McComb

Emerson College

Conor Hughes

Albany University

Craig Miszewski University of California Davis

Craig Stoddard 

Velocity Sports Performance

Craig Swieton

Murry State University

Dan Gregory

Prentiss Hockey Performance/Doctoral Student - UMass Amherst

Dan Jaffe West Point Professor

Dan Kopcso

Tufts University

Dan Nichols

Western Michigan

Dan Perlmutter

Duke University

Danielle Spiro

Anytime Fitness

Doug Jarrow

Chicago Cubs Organization

Doug McKenney

Coach Me Plus

Elizabeth Proctor

Be An Athlete Sports Performance

Eric Ciano

Buffalo Bills

Eric Discko

The Program

Eric McMahon

Texas Rangers Organization

Eric Yuen

St. Olaf College

George Greene

University of Mary Washington

Glenn Cain 

Kansas University

Glenn Harris

Boston University  

Henry Ruggiero 

University of Washington

Jared Hatz

Lebanon Valley College

Jason Arapoff

Detroit Lions

Jason Benguche

Georgia Tech University

Jason Polakowski Bryant University

Jeff Rapp

Springfield College

Jesse Demers Stryker Orthapedics

Jessica Prencipe

Clemson University

Jill Perez

University of Tulsa

Jim Arthur

Chicago Bears

Jimmy McGuire University of Delaware

Joe Bonyai

Elite Health Services

Joe Forsyth

Average Joe's

Joe Van Gilder

Southern Connecticut State University

Joel DeMarco

University of Connecticut

John Cena

Professional Wrestler/Actor

John Field

Bucknell University

John Torine

Functional Movement Systems

Jon Maneen

Conca Sports and Fitness

Joshua Aycock

Chinese Olympic Committee

JT Allaire

Buffalo Sabres

Julia Girman

Body Sculpting and Performance

Justin Geyer University of Maryland

Kelly Dormandy

University of Southern California

Lori Gleason (Martin)

Binghamton University

Luke Behn 

Muscular Sports Therapy Center

Mark Cinelli


Mark Nadeau

The Strong Man Personal Training

Mary Kate Feit (Jones)

Reach Your Potential Training

Matt Brand

University of California Davis

Maura Bergan Springfield College

Melissa Boldt

Penn State University

Michael Doscher 

Valdosta State University

Michael Ungar

Balance Gym

Michelle Sturgeon

Bridgton Academy

Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Mike Kamal

Merrimack College

Mike Poidomani

MJP Strength and Conditioning

Mike Potenza

San Jose Sharks

Mike Woicek

Dallas Cowboys

Natalie LaSalle

Providence College

Nicholas Asermelly

Boston College

Rebecca Kimball

Wellesley College

Renee Zernicke University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richard Levy

Temple University

Richard Wood

Springfield College

Rob Lasorsa

Hall of Fame Track and Field Coach/Perform Better

Russell DeRosa

Boston College

Rusty Jones

Retired after 28 Years in the NFL

Sarah Testo

Keene State College

Sean Hayes

Unveristy of Georgia

Seth Forman

Advanced Athletic Development

Shauna Staveley

Quick-Step Cylcing Team

Spring Silverman

Bryn Athyn College

Tim Caron


Tim Mullen

Harvard University

Tim Rehm

Fordham University

Todd Wright

Philadelphia 76ers

Tredell Dorsey

University of Central Florida

Trevor Dorian 

Attain Sports Performance

Tyler Shimizu University of Alabama-Huntsville

Vic Brown

Boston University