Marisa Gaynor graduated from Iona College in May 2014 where she played Division-1 water polo for the Gaels and earned her bachelor’s degree. Following graduation, she played professional water polo in France and has since earned her MBA from Wagner College, graduating in May 2018, while also serving as an Assistant Strength Coach for the Wagner Seahawks.
Marisa is currently an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College. She develops and implements training programs for several of the Gaels Division 1 teams, including: softball, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s water polo, men’s swimming, men’s basketball, and crew teams. In addition to working with D-1 collegiate athletes, Marisa has led small group swim and dryland sessions, as well as, private water polo, swimming, and personal training lessons.
Her goals when working with athletes of any age are to encourage confidence and understanding in a weight room/training environment, to assist young athletes in developing and working towards personal/sport specific goals, to inspire a positive attitude and training atmosphere, and to promote responsibility, respect, and integrity.