Joe Valentino joined Florida Atlantic University's Strength and Conditioning staff as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach in 2012. He was elevated to fulltime as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditionin in June of 2014.
Prior to joining the FAU Strength staff, he worked under head strength coach Joe Kenn, as a Student Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Carolina Panthers football team.
He spent his academic undergraduate career at James Madison University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree and majored in Kinesiology - Exercise Science. At JMU, he worked under coach Greg Werner, Lee Rowland, Callye Williams and Scott Bennett. As a Student Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach, he worked with JMU's baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer and track & field teams.During his academic breaks from JMU, he worked alongside and learned from well-respected physical therapists, sports performance coaches, and nutritionists near his hometown in New Jersey.
While working as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach, Valentino obtained a Master's Degree through the Exercise Science & Health Promotion department at FAU. Valentino's responsibilities carry through his work with the following FAU Athletic teams: baseball, men's and women's tennis and swimming and diving.