Strength & Conditioning

Mike Jones, M.S., CSCS, USWF
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator



Now in his third year, Mike Jones brings a wealth of experience to his position as strength & conditioning coach at Eastern Connecticut State University.

In conjunction with his staff, Jones creates,  implements and supervises strength and conditioning programs for all of Eastern's student-athletes in 15 intercollegiate programs.

Prior to being named at Eastern, Jones spent nearly 20 years as strength & conditioning coordinator at Manchester High School and as a personal trainer at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. At Manchester, he designed and implemented a year-round training program for more than 300 student-athletes.

A Manchester native and Amston resident, Jones has also interned at the University of Connecticut iin the strength & conditioning field.


At Eastern, our first priority is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the students and staff.

The weight room is considered an extension of the classroom. The student-athletes are expected to conduct themselves in accordance to the rules and regulation of the weight room.

Our Strength staff is here to work with the student-athletes to provide them with a program that is based on sound training principles. We work directly with the sport coaches as well as the Athletic Training staff to design programs that are tailored to the needs of the sport and individual athlete.

Our role is to help in the prevention of injuries, develop mental toughness, and develop the athlete physically for the demands of their sport. We aim to have students leave the program with a sense of pride and superior work ethic.

Our athletes are provided training programs based on the principles of periodization, which systematically develops muscle size, strength, and power throughout the year. We guide the athletes to reach their potential by providing motivation, setting goals and constant monitoring of their progress.
We pride ourselves in developing student-athletes who are true Warriors on the playing field.

Newly Renovated Weight Room

Our newly renovated weight room project included new rubberized flooring, new stereo system, improved/increased mirrors, four new “Eastern Warrior” platform/power racks,   polyurethane fumbbells, kettle bells, barbells, bands, free weights,  assisted dip and pull-up machine, two fixed glute/hamstring machines, TRX suspension training packs, medicine balls, leather jumpropes, plyo boxes, bosu balls and jammer machines.