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Mike Snowden is a leader in the Strength & Conditioning field having experience working with athletes at every level. A military veteran who served on President Barack Obama's Helicopter Squadron staff, Snowden has spent the last decade helping others achieve their goals.


Prior to returning to his hometown of Frederick, MD Snowden spent the last three years at the University of Alabama as the Director of Athletic Performance for the Men's Basketball program. For two years prior to arriving in Tuscaloosa Mike served as the Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports at the University at Buffalo. 



  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology • George Mason University

  • Master's Degree • VCU's Center for Sport Leadership

  • Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • Precision Nutrition Level I (Pn1) Coach

  • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Level 1 Coach

  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

  • Executive Council Member for the National Strength & Conditioning Association's Basketball Special Interest Group (SIG)


  • CURRENT: Human Performance Program Manager

  • 2019-2022: Director of Men's Basketball Athletic Performance • University of Alabama

  • 2017-2019: Director of Sports Performance • University at Buffalo

  • 2016-2017 & 2013-2014: Strength Coach • George Mason University (two stints)

  • 2015: Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant • VCU Men's Basketball 

  • 2014–2015: Volunteer with University of Maryland Football 

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