Faculty

Mr. Augie Maurelli
University of Delaware

Augie Maurelli joined the University of Delaware athletics staff as Assistant Director of Athletics for Strength and Conditioning in August, 2010.
Maurelli came to UD from Georgetown University where he served for seven seasons in the areas of strength, conditioning, performance, and student-athlete leadership, most recently as Assistant Athletics Director for Performance & Leadership.

"Augie brings with him a wealth of experience," said UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Bernard Muir. "His dedication to student-athletes' success and development fits well with the direction we want our programs to move. He knows what it takes to inspire and prepare student-athletes to perform at their best, physically and mentally. I have seen Augie in action and our student-athletes will thrive under his leadership."

At Delaware, Maurelli is responsible for supervising the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware's 21 sports programs and over 600 student-athletes and designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men's and women's athletic teams.

"I am very impressed with Augie's knowledge, enthusiasm and organizational skills," said Delaware football head coach K.C. Keeler. "I think we absolutely hit a home run in hiring him. Our strength program is in great hands under his direction."

Maurelli earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a bio-mechanical focus from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and later earned a master's degree in business administration from Georgetown University in 2002.

He joined the Georgetown athletics department staff in January, 2001 as the strength and conditioning coach for the football program. After leaving for two years, he returned in 2004 and was named Director of Strength and Conditioning for all Hoya student-athletes. In August of 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Performance and Leadership, where he coordinated Georgetown's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Leadership Academy. He also aided in student welfare initiatives in addition to all performance-related programming.

At Georgetown, Maurelli created a department that was originally one full-time coach to a five person staff that oversaw the development of over 700 varsity athletes throughout 29 sports, with a personal emphasis on men's basketball and football. He played an integral role in the Hoya men's basketball program advancing to the NCAA Tournament four times in the last five seasons, including a berth in the Final Four in 2008 and the Sweet 16 in 2006. He also was named the 2009 Georgetown University Outstanding Coach of the Year.

Among the professional athletes he has worked with include former Washington Redskins player Alex Buzbee and NBA players Roy Hibbert, Jeff Green, DaJuan Summers, and Greg Monroe.

Maurelli played four years of varsity football at Johns Hopkins and later served as an assistant strength coach for three years under former Olympian and Olympic Coach Bill Starr. A current University record-holder, Maurelli trained as an Olympic lifter and National Qualifier from 1994-2000 under coach Starr and continues to promote the sport. From 2000-02, Maurelli oversaw the training of the Georgetown football program while completing his graduate studies.
In addition to his service at Georgetown, Maurelli has worked at Columbia University and University of Maryland and credits the mentorship of strength & conditioning directors Craig Fitzgerald (University of South Carolina), Eric Ciano (Buffalo Bills) and Dwight Galt (University of Maryland) for much of his departmental approach, administration, and overall program implementation.

Maurelli is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). He is also a registered USWF lifter and Club Coach, has been featured in Ironman magazine, and has contributed to the re-publication of The Strongest Shall Survive and Defying Gravity.