Mawusi Amos-Mandela is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is currently the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for D-1 division Manhattan College, overseeing all facets of women’s volleyball, softball, cross-country, track and field jumpers, and women’s rowing. He graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Masters in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition in 2018 and previously earned his Bachelor’s from Middle Tennessee State University in 2015.
During his graduate program at Sacred Heart, Mawusi interned as a strength & conditioning coach, helping athletes that played for teams in sports that include football, women’s rugby, women’s basketball, men and women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s swimming and diving and softball. Prior to Sacred Heart University Mawusi completed a year internship at University of Minnesota, primarily working with men and women’s ice hockey players. During this time he also assisted with men and women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, and softball. Mawusi also interned at Fairfield University where he helped oversee and coordinate programming for women’s soccer, men and women’s basketball, men and women lacrosse, men and women swimming and diving, softball, baseball, men and women’s tennis, field hockey, men and women’s rowing and swimming and diving dryland training. The Fairfield University women’s swimming and diving won the MAAC championship, and men and women’s rowing won 3 individual conference championships during Mawusi’s term of service.
In addition to working with college athletes, Mawusi has trained high school varsity players in almost every single sport. From 2016-2018, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Fairfield Ludlowe High School where he oversaw strength and conditioning for all 25 high school teams. For Coach Mawusi, it doesn’t matter who he is training or what their personal achievement goals might be. He just wants to help people be the best they can be in whatever they do or aspire to in life . His mantra is to never cheat yourself and to make each day of your life count.