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University at Buffalo - Strength & Conditioning
University at Buffalo - Strength & Conditioning



Craig Timmons, CSCS

• 6 Years NCAA
• University at Buffalo
• 3 NFL Draft Picks

Craig Timmons, a 2007 graduate of the University at Buffalo, was hired as a full time assistant in 2010.  Timmons had been volunteering with the Sports Performance department following a stint as a strength coach with Performance Sports Training. During his time at Performance, he streamlined their program to make it run more effective and efficient. He  has trained many professional and amateur athletes with great success. Timmons also coached the USA Paralympic Sled Hockey team to a gold medal at the 2010 Paralympics. Team USA finished the competition not allowing a single goal scored against them.


Pete Alosi, CSCS

• 10 Years NFL / NCAA
• Arizona Cardinals
• Arizona State, UCLA



Ryan Cidzik, CSCS

• 13 Years NFL / NCAA
• Memphis, Columbia, Sanford
• New York Jets, Cleveland Browns


Jon Girard, CSCS

• 6 Years NCAA
• Alabama, Eastern Michigan
• Villanova, West Virginia, USF

Jon Girard begins his first season at UB after spending the previous two years at Eastern Michigan as a graduate asssitant coach.

At EMU,  Girard assisted with football and was directly responsible for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s tennis, and men’s golf.  Prior to EMU, he served a short stint as an intern at the University of Alabama where he worked with the football team during their 2012 off-season, helping them prepare for their third BCS national championship title.  He also served as an intern at the University of South Florida, working with football and all Olympic sports in 2011.

Girard graduated from West Virginia University with a BA in Communications in 2005 and earned his M.S. in Athletic Coaching in 2011.  From 2010-11, he served as a graduate assistant at Health Works Rehab and Fitness, where he directed the strength and conditioning program at a local high school for all sports.

Prior to his master’s degree, Girard held two internships with West Virginia University and Villanova University.  In 2008, he worked primarily with the Mountaineers football program while assisting women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics, rowing, and wrestling.

During his time at Villanova he worked primarily with football during the summer of 2008 and spring of 2009, helping them prepare for the 2009 season where they went to win a national championship at the Division IAA level.  He also worked with women’s soccer, baseball, and served as a volunteer assistant to men’s golf.

Girard is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and USA Weightlifting.