NEWTON, Mass. – Chris Ferreira has been hired as the Mount Ida College Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach, a new full-time position that was created for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.
The head strength and conditioning coach will provide fitness and strength programming for all student-athletes to properly prepare for their seasons, and to maintain their fitness through the primary and non-traditional seasons. The position will also oversee the operations of the college's fitness center, including instruction, supervision and maintenance, and overseeing student managers and work study employees.
The creation of this new position is another sign of the resources that Mount Ida College has invested in giving student-athletes the ability to compete at the highest level of their conferences.
"The addition of a full-time head strength coach demonstrates the college's commitment to our athletic programs and how important student-athletes are to our campus," said Director of Athletics Matt Burke. "Chris brings tremendous experience from both the Division I and Division III levels as well as great enthusiasm for making our varsity teams and athletes stronger and more prepared for their playing season."
Ferreira is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami (FL), where he earned his Master of Science in Exercise Physiology. During his time in Coral Gables, Ferreira interned as the Hurricane's Strength and Conditioning coach, working with the football, men's tennis and women's volleyball programs.
In 2014, Ferreira received his Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Ferreira says his mission as Mount Ida's first Strength and Conditioning coach is to develop and implement science based speed, strength, conditioning, recovery, and plyometric training programs for all of Mount Ida's Athletic teams, helping to reduce the chance of injury, enhance athletic performance, and develop discipline, leadership, and mental toughness for each student-athlete.
"I am excited to begin working with all of the coaches and student-athletes here at Mount Ida. Through the combine hard work, trust, and dedication of us all we can build better athletes' inside and out of competition," said Ferreira, who started in his role today.
Founded in 1899, Mount Ida College is a small, private college in Newton, Massachusetts, providing career-focused programs built upon a strong foundation in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, all developed and implemented to prepare our approximately 1,450 students for success. The College is comprised of the School of Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Design and the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, awarding associate, bachelor and master's degrees. www.mountida.edu