MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College Department of Athletics has announced changes to its strength and conditioning staff, elevating Corey Barboza from assistant strength and conditioning coach to interim head coach and hiring Lauren Brown as an assistant strength & conditioning coach.
Barboza is in his second year on the strength and conditioning staff on the Hilltop and also serves as manager of the Spagnuolo Fitness Center. Before being hired full-time in August 2016, he was an intern in the department from September 2015 through March 2016 and also worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Phillips Exeter Academy for several months.
A graduate of Keene State College with a degree in exercise science, Barboza also holds a master's degree in exercise physiology with a concentration in strength & conditioning from the University of Louisville. He is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and USA Weightlifting Certified Level 1 Coach, while being a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and having Functional Movement Screen certification.
Brown returns to Saint Anselm, where she previously worked with the Hawks for a short stint beginning in August 2017, before taking a job at Nicholls State University. At Nicholls State, she was directly responsible for the women's basketball, women's soccer and softball teams, while assisting with the Colonels football team. Also a 2013 graduate of Keene State College with a degree in exercise science, she earned a Master's of Science with a specialization in strength & conditioning from Springfield College in 2017.
During the 2016-17 academic year, Brown served as an assistant strength coach at the College of the Holy Cross, working primarily with men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and women's lacrosse, while assisting with all other varisty teams. She is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and holds a Functional Movement Screen certification.
Barboza and Brown will jointly oversee the Spagnuolo Fitness Center, in addition to their duties with the athletic department's teams. They will serve in these roles for approximately one year, while current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Rob Herrick is away on a military leave of absence.