Daniel McDermott joined the Florida Atlantic University strength and conditioning staff in the fall of 2017 as an assistant coach.
Prior to FAU, McDermott worked three years at the University of Mount Olive (N.C.) where he served as the head strength and conditioning coach from November 2014 until he assumed his position with the Owls. While at Mount Olive, McDermott was responsible for the training program for each of the 20 athletics teams.
He gained his first collegiate experience at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY where he served from 2012-14 and was a two month volunteer at College of Staten Island (August-September 2014). McDermott served as a graduate assistant at Wagner where he worked with men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball (2013-14) as well as serving as the director of men’s basketball strength and conditioning. In 2012-13, he worked with the softball and cross country teams while also handling the women’s basketball director of strength and conditioning position.
McDermott’s initial strength and conditioning experience was obtained at Equinox Fitness in New York, NY as a personal trainer. He also worked at Staten Island Physical Therapy.
The SUNY Oswego graduate obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in health science with a minor in wellness management. He has continued his education with a year-long biology program at the College of Staten Island and earned his Master’s in Education, secondary, in December 2013.
McDermott is a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW-L1SP) and USAW member, a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), registered strength & conditioning coach (RSCC) and adult and child CPR/AED certified. He has attended seminars at the University of South Carolina, North Carolina, East Carolina University and Appalachian State University.