BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former NFL assistant strength coach with an NFL Super Bowl ring has joined the Hilltopper Strength staff as Domenic Reno has been hired as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach, the department announced today.
Reno comes to WKU after three seasons as an assistant strength coach for the NFL’s New York Giants, where he was on the staff to win a world championship in the 2011-12 season. During his time with the Giants, Reno helped train and develop eight Pro Bowlers including Eli Manning, Zack Deossie, Chris Snee, Justin Tuck, Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora and Antrel Rolle.
In 2011-12, Reno and the Giants became the first team in NFL history to win fewer than 10 games of a 16 game season and capture a Super Bowl title. The Giants were dominant and conditioned at the highest level, winning four consecutive playoff games beginning with the NFC Wildcard win over Atlanta, to win Super Bowl XLVI.
Prior to his time with the Giants, Reno served as the head strength and conditioning coach for three Minor League Baseball franchises, the San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres), Staten Island Yankees (New York Yankees) and Charleston Alley Cats (Toronto Blue Jays). Reno also spent six years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Wagner College, on Staten Island, where he established the college’s first ever strength and conditioning program, developing year round individualized plans for all 22 Division I teams.
Reno is a 2002 graduate of Worcester State College where he earned in bachelor’s degree in Health Education. He is ISSA, FMS, USAW, PES, USATF, NASE and NESTA certified and also holds membership with the USATF, CSCS, AFCA, CSCCA and NASE.
While on The Hill, Reno will assist with the Hilltopper football program and oversee all aspects of strength and conditioning for the men’s and women’s track and field teams. With Reno’s hire, the Hilltopper football team will now be trained by coaches with a combined 16 Pro Bowlers, five NFL playoff wins, a division, conference and Super Bowl Championship.