Mike Nicolini was named a San José State University Assistant Athletic Performance Coach in June 2013. He first joined the Spartans' staff in 2011.
He is currently the athletic performance coach for the women's track & field and men's soccer teams while assisting with football.
Nicolini began his professional strength and conditioning career in 2010 at his alma mater, the University of Redlands. He worked with the football, baseball, water polo, men's tennis, women's lacrosse and swimming and diving teams.
The 2011 University of Redlands graduate majored in biology with an emphasis in exercise science. As an undergraduate he was a four-year letter-winning defensive back for the 2007 through 2010 Bulldog football teams. As a senior, the five-time All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) honoree was named to the 2010 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-America team.
Nicolini went on to earn a master's degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in exercise physiology from San José State in 2014.
Nicolini is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) by the American Heart Association. He also possesses a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certification.