Melissa Boldt, who has served stints at all three levels of NCAA athletics, joined the University of Delaware strength & conditioning staff as an assistant coach in July, 2011.
A native of New Berlin, Wis., Boldt assists in 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.
Her primary sports responsibilities at Delaware are working with the women's lacrosse, softball, men's soccer, field hockey, and women's track & field.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to coach at the University of Delaware," said Boldt. "I am excited to have the chance to work with such extraordinary people. I am looking forward to contributing to the performing excellence of the Blue Hen athletes and developing championship-caliber teams.”
Boldt earned her bachelor's degree in health promotion and wellness with a minor in strength & conditioning from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 2008 and followed that with a master's degree in exercise science and sports studies with a concentration in strength & conditioning from Springfield (Mass.) College in May, 2011.
She has gained experience at all three NCAA levels, beginning her career as an undergraduate strength & conditioning coach at UW-Stevens Point in 2006-07 and continuing with internships at Harvard University (2008-09) and Marquette University (2010). She then moved on to Springfield College where she served as a graduate associate coach from August, 2009 until this past May.
She worked closely with the softball, basketball, and volleyball programs at Stevens Point, was head coach of the men's and women's diving, alpine, and nordic ski teams at Harvard, and assisted with men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track & field, and women's tennis at Marquette.
At Springfield, she served as the head strength & conditioning coach for baseball, women's volleyball, men's soccer, women's lacrosse, and women's track and field while also working closely with the football program. She also was responsible for supervising and instructing student interns.
In addition, she assisted with strength & conditioning duties with the Hartford Wolfpack of the American Hockey League, a minor league affiliate of the New York Rangers, during the 2009 pre-season and served as a teacher's assistant at Springfield College for two years. She is also a certified strength & conditioning specialist (CSCS).
She was a four-year varsity softball player while an undergraduate at Stevens Point, serving twice as a team captain, leading the squad to the 2007 NCAA Tournament, and earned a spot on the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Scholastic Honor Roll.
|Hometown:||New Berlin, Wis.|
|Alma Mater:||Wisconsin-Stevens Point|