Coaches

Steve Bunker

Head Strength Coach Middleton Facility
Concussion Safety Certified

Prior to joining the staff at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Steve Bunker practiced law as a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Steve earned degrees from the following institutions: BA from Wake Forest University; JD from Suffolk University in Boston; BS in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts.

He is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a USA Weightlifting Club Coach.

In addition to coaching athletes of all levels and ages, Steve is the Education and Internship Coordinator at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning.

Kevin Carr

Strength and Conditioning
Massage Therapist

Whether he is working as a coach or therapist, Kevin’s goal is to help people move better and become more resilient so that they can excel at the activities that they love.

Kevin has amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training since starting at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in 2008. Working with everyone from US Olympians looking for a competitive edge to the Average Joe or looking to shed some pounds and get healthier he has helped countless clients move better and live healthier lives.

Kevin is Co-Founder of the Certified Functional Strength Coach certification and Movement As Medicine Massage and Movement Therapy Clinic. He has traveled all over the world educating thousands of coaches and therapists about the MBSC coaching system.

In addition to receiving a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute- Watertown, he is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including FMS, SFMA 1+2, NSCA, NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FRR, and PRI.

Dan McGinley

Strength and Conditioning
Co-Director of Internships

Dan has been a coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning since January of 2013.  During this time he has worked with everyone from Olympic and professional athletes looking for a competitive edge to developing high school and middle school athletes and adult personal training clients striving to feel, look and live healthy and active lives.

Dan travels both internationally and throughout the U.S. educating coaches on the systems used at MBSC as a member of the teaching staff for the Certified Functional Strength Coach.

Dan spent 16 months in China representing MBSC as the director of strength and conditioning at the Ersha Sports Training Institute of Guangzhou Province.  During this time he was tasked with overseeing the development of the strength and conditioning program for the training center as well as coaching both healthy and rehabbing athletes from 14 Olympic sports.   His athletes in China, including current and future Olympians won 26 medals during the 2017 China games in Tianjin.

Dan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and participates in numerous continuing education courses including the Functional Movement Screen level 1 & 2, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Range Conditioning and and Precision Nutrition (PN).

Dan lives in Woburn MA, in his free time Dan enjoys spending time snowboarding, hiking and traveling.

Steve Bigelow

Strength and Conditioning

Stephen Joined the MBSC team after completing the Summer 2014 internship program.  Since his time at MBSC, he has coached all types of clients ranging from professional athletes to middle-school kids and enjoys helping everyone reach their personal and performance goals. Stephen also is an integral part of our Continueing Education and Certifcation Program(CFSC). He has traveled all over the U.S. and the world,including Brazil,China and Korea teaching other trainers.

Stephen graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he was a captain of the Men’s Track and Field team.  During his career he amassed several athletic and academic awards including two All-New England selections and the UMass Spring Scholar Athlete distinction in 2014.

Stephen attends several continuing education events every year and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), FMS Levels 1 and 2 certified, and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.

Vinny Talluto

Strength and Conditioning
Nutrition Coach

Vinny was always involved in sports and exercise growing up, a passion that ultimately led him to pursue a career where he can help others reach their fitness and athletic goals. Vinny is a certified personal trainer and a level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach. He graduate from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in Exercise Physiology and minors in both Nutrition and Psychology.

Vinny has worked at MBSC for five years as a personal trainer, strength & conditioning coach; internship coordinator, and programming director. He has been fortunate enough to speak and travel all around the world teaching and certifying trainers through our Certified Functional Strength Coach Program.

Vinny specializes in getting athletes to buy-in into the program that ultimately transfers to increase athleticism and improve the likelihood that they reach their true athletic potential. Vinny has had the privilege of working all athletes, ranging from the professional level, collegiate athletes to middle school.

Vinny is a huge advocate of continuing education, Vinny has attended multiple courses including the Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), United States Weightlifting (USAW), and Precision Nutrition (PN).

Joe Squizzero

Strength and Conditioning

For as long as he can remember, Joe has had a passion for Health and Fitness.  After graduating from Melrose High School, Joe attended the National Personal Training Institute in Waltham, Ma.  As a student at NPTI he studied Exercise Science, Human Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and Weight Training.  The knowledge and skill he received at NPTI prepared him to be a successful trainer who can help his clients/athletics reach their goals and true potential.  Joe graduated in 2014 with a diploma in Personal Training.  He was then fortunate enough to complete an Internship at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where he put all his knowledge in the field of fitness to use on a daily basis training numerous groups of athletes from Middle School, High School, and College level.

Joe is now employed at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where every day is a learning experience.  Being part of the Team at Mike Boyle’s, has helped him to remain focused on his goals, and those of his clients.  Along with working at MBSC he is also a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Malden Catholic High School. He brings all of his education, skill, and effort to preparing his clients to reach success.  He looks forward to continuing his education in the field of Fitness, where he will continue to develop new skills, techniques, and insight into his profession.

Craig Halpin

Strength and Conditioning

Craig has been a member of the MBSC team since the summer of 2015. During his time at MBSC Craig has worked with a wide range of clients from elite division 1 athletes to youth hockey teams striving to improve athletic ability, and overall better movement and well-being.  Prior to joining the MBSC team Craig was earning his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at Fitchburg State University. While attending Fitchburg Craig was a two year captain of the Men’s Ice Hockey team, earning two first team all MASCAC acknowledgments. Craig also has playing experience at the Junior A level, where he played In the Eastern Junior Hockey League for the New York Applecore.

Craig is currently coaching youth hockey in the Eastern Hockey Federation for the North Shore Shamrocks. Craig has a lot of experience bridging the gap between strength and conditioning and high school hockey giving committed players a safe place to learn how to train.

After working with many athletes over the past couple years Craig is focused on helping his players get to the next level. Whether that level is JV, Varsity or NCAA Craig is committed to helping his players on and off ice.

In addition to working with athletes Craig has experience working with a wide range of general population ranging from ages 12-75. Craig wants to help people reach their goals and help them stay on track to a long healthy life.

Eric Daddario

Strength and Conditioning

Eric is a graduate of Clarkson University class of  2011, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology. While attending Clarkson University, he played four seasons of Division I NCAA Ice Hockey. Eric is certified in the popularized Functional Movement Screen (FMS) through Gray Cook’s Functional Movement Systems,

Before joining the team at MBSC, Eric interned at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness with the sports medicine team. During this time he worked alongside Physical Therapists to provide rehabilitation services to a diverse age range of clients through corrective exercise, strength training, and helping to reduce the risk of injury. He joined the MBSC team after completing the Spring 2016 internship program where he gained extensive knowledge of sports performance and strength and conditioning .Eric is certified in the performance enhancement specialist (PES) Through NASM.

Previously, Eric held various coaching positions. He coached on ice drills and assisted in Dry land exercises  for three summers in the USA Satellite Hockey Development program .  before moving on to coach young hockey athletes’ shooting techniques at Shoot To Score. He also spent one season as an Assistant Coach for the Belmont Hill Freshman Ice Hockey Team. Since Eric began his employment at MBSC, he has worked with a full range of student and adult athletes. Eric has used his years of coaching experience and his MBSC internship knowledge to train athletes to gain their full potential in a safe training environment. He helps clients reach their desired athletic goals while also instilling confidence.

Pat Stefanski

Strength and Conditioning
Co-Director of Internships

Patrick joined the MBSC team after completing the summer 2017 internship program.  Patrick graduated Springfield College Class of 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance and a minor in Business Administration.  During his time at Springfield College Patrick was a two year captain for the Men’s Rugby Club, and two time League All Star Captain.  Patrick also has experience playing football, baseball, basketball, golf, and track and field.

Patrick has worked with a wide array of clients and teams ranging from middle school, high school, adults, professional athletes, and the USA Men’s Olympic 7s Rugby Team.  Patrick also volunteers with Lexington High School Football.  No matter the client, or goal, Patrick is driven to help the people he works with enjoy working toward their goals.

Patrick is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and Reflexive Performance Reset Level 2.

Shai Lariviere

Strength and Conditioning

Shai came to MBSC in the summer of 2017 as an intern and stayed to join the staff. Shai first learned about MBSC at the Perform Better Conference in 2015. He wanted to learn more, which led to him completing the CSFC. He is now delighted to be a part of the MBSC team.

Strength and Conditioning has always been an fundamental part of Shai’s life, beginning at age twelve. A lifelong wrestler whose accomplishments included First Team All- State 3 times as well as New England Champion. Shai understands the hard work and dedication it takes to be a high level athlete.

A graduate from MTTI tech college, he received his ACSM Certification. Shai trained a wide range of clients at a gym in Rhode Island.

He is CSFC certified, FMS certified, CSAC certified and an ACSM certified personal trainer. In order to quench his thirst for knowledge, he continues to attend professional development activities.

Tyler Austin

Strength and Conditioning

Tyler’s goal is to help you get stronger and move better to help reduce your chances of injury, because as an athlete himself he believes there is nothing more frustrating to a client than an injury that keeps them from doing the activities that they love.

In the fall of 2018 Tyler was hired by the Boston Celtics to be the head strength and conditioning coach for their G-League affiliate team the Maine Red Claws and continues to work with them through their basketball season.

Before moving to the Boston area, Tyler received his degree in Athletic Training from Illinois State University. Upon graduation in 2012, he worked at Athletico Physical Therapy Company for 5 years as an athletic trainer along with working a few days a week in a physical therapy clinic. In the fall of 2017 he did an internship at Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning, and upon completion he earned a position to work at MBSC and was certified as a functional strength coach.

Tyler has always had a passion for the human body, exercise, and sports. He was a multisport athlete growing up and in Junior College won two national championships with his track and field team. To this day he continues to play basketball and golf to stay active.

Nico Dandini

Strength and Conditioning/ Golf Performance Specialist

Nico joined the MBSC team after completing the summer 2015 internship. He studied Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While at UMass, he interned in the varsity weightroom for four semesters, and he played club ultimate frisbee for two semesters. He graduated from UMass in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.

In the UMass varsity weightroom, Nico coached Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Swim, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track, Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Rowing. He also coached at a private gym in Chicopee, MA called Train for Life for a year and a half. He helped working adults and middle school athletes move well, be strong, and enjoy life.

He specializes in golf performance for the serious golfer that wants to swing harder and more efficiently while reducing the chance for injury. He will give you a thorough physical assessment, a body-swing analysis, and a customized strength and conditioning program.

Nico’s certifications include  Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT), Functional Movement Screen (FMS Level 1), Complete Jumps Training (CJT), and Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC).

Follow Nico on Instagram @nico_dandini!

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Adam Oliver

Strength and Conditioning

Adam has been part of the MBSC team since the winter of 2018. His goal is to provide clients with an edge as an athlete or just in life.

Growing up locally in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Adam excelled competitively at football and swimming. After graduating from Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, Adam attended Norwich University in Vermont and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. In 2016, he graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. Now at MBSC, Adam works with adults and athletes of all abilities and ages to help achieve their goals.

Adam is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), and a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.

Jenny Fujii

Strength and Conditioning

Jenny joined the MBSC team after completing the winter 2018 internship.  She was introduced to MBSC by her children who began training here in during their middle school years.  Jenny joined the adult classes and enjoyed firsthand the benefits of functional training and smart programming.   Wanting to share this experience, she embarked on a second career as a strength coach and personal trainer having spent many years in management consulting and the start-up biotech industry.  In that first career she had the good fortunate to be a part of companies that went public and in the approval of an innovative product for Parkinson’s disease.

Jenny is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Functional Strength Coach. She lives in Lexington where she coaches town basketball and lacrosse teams.

Ben Connolly

Strength and Conditioning
Nutrition Coach

Ben’s goal in life is to help people move better and excel at doing the things they love. He joined the MBSC team after interning in the spring of 2019.

Ben graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. After graduation, he worked as an Assistant Wellness Director with the YMCA of Greater Boston before his MBSC internship.

Ben has experience working with people of all shapes and sizes from young athletes to grandparents and everything in between. He is a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Precision Nutrition Coach (Pn1) and is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS1).

When he isn’t coaching, Ben prefers to spend most of his free time in the mountains snowboarding or complaining about how there isn’t enough snow to go snowboarding.

Eva Gourdeau

Strength and Conditioning

A former division 1 women’s soccer player at Providence College, Eva received her bachelor’s degree in 2019. Having trained at MBSC during the summer, Eva began working at the front office part time after college. Out of a desire to learn more about Strength & Conditioning she interned in the winter of 2019. She graduated from Merrimack College in May of 2021 with a Master’s in Sport and Exercise Science.

Her experience has allowed her to build connections with some of the best coaches in the field, learning from coaches at Duke, the University of Denver, Harvard, Tulane, and others. She believes her relationships with those who have been in the field longer than her give her the ability to see Strength & Conditioning through a wider lens. She hopes to provide her athletes and clients with a holistic approach that allows them to be the best version of themselves.

Breanna Gustin

Strength and Conditioning

As a strength coach, Bre wants to assist athletes and non-athletes to improve their athletic/physical performance and reach their fitness goals, so that they can feel good about themselves and live their healthiest life. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning has been major part of her life since 2012 when she first joined a high school sports performance group. Fast forward to the summer of 2019, her last time training as an athlete at MBSC, Bre knew this was the place where she was meant to eventually start her career. She joined the team after interning in the Winter of 2020.

Bre graduated from Salve Regina University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. While at Salve, she had the privilege play on the Women’s Soccer team for 4 years, with teammates that are now lifelong friends. During her time at Salve Regina, Bre completed a strength and conditioning internship at their fitness center, where she assisted with team lifts and training sessions. When she would come home during the summers of her college years, Bre helped coach her high school summer soccer team at Arlington Catholic, as well as being a part of a women’s soccer league. Bre’s passion for health and fitness had grown stronger and she knew that she wanted to do something with that passion. Bre is extremely happy to be a part of the MBSC family now, and hopes to continue her education in Strength & Conditioning!

Clifford Kurker

Strength and Conditioning

Clifford joined the MBSC team following the completion of the fall 2020 internship. Prior to that Clifford spent 4 years playing Division 1 lacrosse and getting a business management & marketing degree. During that time Clifford was also a member of the inaugural Jamaican Men’s National Lacrosse Team, and competed in the World Lacrosse Championships in Israel in 2018. Following his lacrosse career Clifford played 1 year of Division 1 football at Boston College and earned a masters degree in sports administration. Clifford also coaches various lacrosse and football camps/teams in addition to mentoring elementary, middle and high school students. Clifford is also a certified functional strength coach. He looks forward to helping middle, high school and collegiate athletes unlock their full potential.

Jess Tollman

Strength and Conditioning
Jess is passionate about helping people of all backgrounds and skill levels enhance their lives through fitness.  Jess joined the MBSC team after completing the summer 2021 internship.  Prior to MBSC, Jess worked as a physical education instructor, apprentice teacher, and residential counselor at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.  She believes that physical and mental health are deeply interconnected and that both aspects can be elevated through a tailored strength and conditioning program.

Jess is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Association of Sports Medicine and a Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC).  Jess earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2015 where after studying social sciences, and played varsity soccer – winning both academic and athletic awards.  A lifelong learner, Jess pursues continuing education with the goal of providing the best possible service to her clients.

Ross St. Onge

Strength and Conditioning

Ross joined the MBSC staff after interning during the Summer of 21′. In May of 2021, Ross graduated from Springfield College with his M.S. in Strength & Conditioning.  Prior to that Ross attended Plymouth State University where he received a B.S. in Physical Education. 

Ross has interned at Springfield College working with men’s and women’s Lacrosse, as well as football. The University of Iowa, where he worked with a top 25 ranked division I college football team. During the 2020-2021 school year Ross acted as the head strength and conditioning coach at Westminster School in Simsbury C.T. where he coached all varsity sports teams. Ross creates a comfortable yet challenging environment where clients and athletes of all levels can make progress physically and mentally. Ross designs his programs to meet the specific needs of any individual he has the pleasure of coaching. Ross is a young ambitious strength and conditioning coach who is continuously trying to improve by asking questions, taking courses/certifications, and constantly coaching.

Mike Vaughan

Strength and Conditioning

Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) as well as a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach. He has been a member of the MBSC team since the summer of 2012.

While at MBSC, Mike has coached individuals ranging from the Professional and Olympic ranks to high school and middle school athletes to adult clients looking to move well and feel better on a day-to-day basis.

In addition to working at MBSC, Mike is the Director Of Operations/Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Merrimack College Women’s Hockey Team.

He has also worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the USA Women’s National Hockey Team.

As an undergrad at Fitchburg State University, Mike was a three-year starter at defensive back for the Falcon football team. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree at FSU, Mike completed internships with Northeastern University and USA Hockey.

Mike continues to pursue his education by attending various conferences and seminars in order to help you attain all of your current and future fitness goals.

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