Joey Guarascio

Joey Guarascio

Joey Guarascio is in his second season as head strength & conditioning coach at FAU where he oversees all Physical preparation for the Football team. In his first year, the Owls achieved a 5-4 record and a bowl berth.

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Previously he was at CSU for two years. He served as Head strength and conditioning coach for football for the 2019 campaign, after being promoted from associate head strength & conditioning coach in February of 2019.

Guarascio was an assistant strength & condition coach at Ole Miss. He helped lead the football team to a pair of New Year’s Six bowls during his tenure, including the 2014 Peach Bowl and the 2016 Sugar Bowl. He was also in charge of the Rebels’ pro day and NFL combine preparation programs.

Prior to his stint at Ole Miss, Guarascio was the director of strength & conditioning at Northwestern State. He oversaw all 17 varsity sports and specifically handled football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball.

Guarascio began his career as an intern at FAU followed by a graduate assistantship at NSU in 2011. Postgraduate assistantship, Guarascio interned at LSU for part of the 2012 summer before being elevated to Head Strength and Conditioning coach at NSU.

He is a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach for USA Weightlifting and is a certified National Strength Coaches Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the distinction of Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC), as well as Cscca certified. 

He graduated from Sioux Falls with an exercise science degree and from Northwestern State University with a master’s degree in Human Health Performance with an emphasis in sports management.

He and his wife, Heather, were married on June 23, 2012. They have a son, James, and a daughter, Sophia.

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