Mike Woicik
Personal information
Born: (1956-09-26) September 26, 1956 (age 66)
Baltimore, Maryland
Career information
High school:Westwood (MA)
College:Boston College
Position:Strength and Conditioning Coach
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Mike Woicik (born September 26, 1956) is an American football strength and conditioning coach in the National Football League (NFL). He is tied for the record for third-most Super Bowl rings won (behind Bill Belichick and Tom Brady) with six, winning three with the Cowboys and three with the New England Patriots.[1]

Early life

Woicik graduated from Westwood High School in Westwood, Massachusetts before attending Boston College where he earned a bachelor's degree in history. He then went to Springfield College to receive his master's degree in physical education.

Coaching career

College

Woicik began his coaching career as the track coach and weight room coordinator at Springfield from 1978 to 1980. He then was hired as a strength and conditioning coach by Syracuse University, where he stayed through 1989.

NFL

Woicik earned his first NFL coaching job in 1990 with the Cowboys as their strength and conditioning coach, replacing long-time strength coach Bob Ward.[2] In his six-year stint, the team won three Super Bowls (Super Bowl XXVII, Super Bowl XXVIII, and Super Bowl XXX). He then served the New Orleans Saints in the same capacity from the 1997 season through the 1999 season. In 2000, he was hired by the Patriots, where he won another three Super Bowls with the team (Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and Super Bowl XXXIX).[3]

On February 11, 2011, Woicik finalized a deal to rejoin the Cowboys as their strength conditioning coach.[4] On January 14, 2020, Woicik was informed that he would not be retained for the 2020 Season by new head coach Mike McCarthy.[5]

Awards and honors

Personal life

Woicik authored the book Total Conditioning for Football: The Syracuse Way (1985).[6]

References

  1. ^ Coaches Who Have Won Super Bowls With More Than One Team Football.About.com. Accessed October 2, 2007.
  2. ^ "Cowboys Poised to Land a Coach with Six Super Bowl Rings". Retrieved June 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "Sources: Cowboys after Mike Woicik". Retrieved June 18, 2022.
  4. ^ "Jason Garrett's potential a big draw". Retrieved June 18, 2022.
  5. ^ "Cowboys parting ways with strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik". Retrieved June 18, 2022.
  6. ^ Woicik, Mike (1985). Total Conditioning for Football: The Syracuse Way. Books on Demand. ISBN 9780608152936.