Wyckoff, NJ (PRWEB) February 23, 2011
On February 23, 2011, the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches honored Mike Woicik, (New England Patriots/Dallas Cowboys), Mark Lovat, (Green Bay Packers), and Bill Parisi (Parisi Franchise Systems) at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Mike Woicik, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2010 New England Patriots, was voted the NFL Strength Coach of 2010; Mark Lovat, of the Green Bay Packers accepted the Champions Award, and Bill Parisi received the Professional Achievement Award.
Mike Woicik, who owns the most Superbowl rings of any NFL coach or player, was honored by his peers for the third time as the NFL Strength Coach of the Year. Woicik spent the last 11 seasons as the New England Patriots Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and returns to his NFL roots with the Dallas Cowboys for the 2011 season. During his 1990-1996 tenure with the Dallas Cowboys he convinced owner Jerry Jones to invest in completely revamping the conditioning program and was known for keeping his team in the great health and condition that kept players on the field. Woicik earned three of his six Superbowl rings with the Cowboy organization then spent three years with the New Orleans Saints before heading to New England to earn another three. Woicik started his career at Springfield College, going on to develop the strength and conditioning program for Syracuse University before becoming part of the NFL.
Mark Lovat, appointed the Green Bay Packers’ Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in February 2010 has a Superbowl ring and the Champions Award to add to his list of accomplishments. Lovat earned a Masters in Exercise Science and Performance Enhancement, is a Performance Enhancement Specialist and a Corrective Exercise Specialist certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, holds a Level 1 certification by USA Weightlifting, the governing body of the US Olympic weightlifting team, and was nominated by the NSCA for Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the year in 2004. Superbowl rings run in the family: his father, Tom Lovat, spent 7 seasons as the Green Bay offensive line coach and has one himself.
Bill Parisi, recipient of the Professional Achievement Award, and the Parisi team have worked with their share of Superbowl ring recipients too. Parisi NFL Combine program athletes hold numerous Combine records; the NFL drafted 130 of their Combine athletes. Parisi Franchise Systems Inc. the parent company of the Parisi Speed School, has trained over 500,000 athletes from aspiring7 years old athletes to Olympic and Professional teams and is considered the originator of youth sports performance training in the US.
“I am truly honored to be recognized by the NFL Strength Coaches Association as someone who gives back to the youth of our industry. To be associated with the best in the business, like the NFL Strength Coaches, is one of the highest forms of recognition anyone could receive. I have tremendous respect for all these gentlemen; they have a very tough job and put in long hours that most of the public does not see. They provide the foundation of keeping NFL Players healthy and confident.” said Bill Parisi.