Schoenleber Hired as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Schoenleber Hired as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University has hired Joseph (Joe) Schoenleber as its second-ever, fulltime head strength and conditioning coach.

Schoenleber comes to Susquehanna with more than 20 years of experience in the field of strength and conditioning. He was most recently the head strength and conditioning coach at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he oversaw the programming for 23 varsity teams, including two Division I teams (men's and women's ice hockey).

Prior to his stint at RPI, Schoenleber was the founder and director of Sports Performance in Bucks County, Pa. He worked as a strength and speed coach for Division I, II and III student-athletes from over 50 colleges. He also worked with professional athletes from the NFL, CFL, NHL, MLB and NBA.

Schoenleber served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Drexel University from 1999-2003 and prior to that spent time at West Virginia University (1996-98) and University of Massachusetts – Amherst (1994-96).

Schoenleber graduated from West Virginia University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. He went on to earn his Master's in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts in 1996 and spent two years (1996-98) in the doctoral program at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

This month, work on Susquehanna's new Vialonga Sports Performance Center will be completed. Named in memory of Chris Vialonga '93, who was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the space will be dedicated Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m., during Homecoming-Reunion Weekend.