Joe Miday begins his first season as the head strength and conditioning coach at Louisville for head coach Bobby Petrino.
Miday comes to Louisville after one season with Petrino at Western Kentucky, where he helped guide the Hilltoppers to an 8-4 overall record.
Prior to his stint at WKU, Miday worked six seasons on the strength and conditioning staff at Marshall, including the last two seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach. He worked his way to the head position after beginning as a graduate assistant in 2007. It took him just four years to be elevated.
Beginning his coaching career in the scholastic ranks, Miday started as a baseball coach and strength coach at Stow-Munroe Falls High in Akron, Ohio, while teaching algebra and geometry at Akron East High. After coaching his team to an undefeated season in 2004, Miday accepted a position as the Health Coordinator for the Akron Community Health Center. He oversaw patient nutrition, health education, and daily exercise and rehab programs for more than 8,000 patients yearly.
Miday is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) and has passed the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) certification examination. The SCCC is the most comprehensive certification of its kind and tests the candidates' scientific knowledge, as well as their ability to apply this knowledge in a live working, practical environment.
Born in Canton, Ohio, Miday attended Louisville High. He received his Master's of Science from the School of Exercise Science and Recreation from Marshall in 2008.