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Associate Director of Athletics of Financial Strategies and Athlete Performance
Augie Maurelli joined the University of Delaware athletics staff as Assistant Director of Athletics for Strength and Conditioning in August, 2010 and was promoted to the position of Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Performance in September, 2011.
In March, 2012 Maurelli was named the Associate Director of Athletics of Financial Strategies and Athlete Performance.
Maurelli will now oversee all aspects relative to financial planning and fiscal management for UD Athletics & Recreation Services as well as serving as the primary administrator for men’s lacrosse and the secondary administrator for football. In addition to these administrative roles, Maurelli has a hands on approach regarding oversight to the competitive performance of Blue Hen student-athletes, including management of strength & conditioning, athletic training, and equipment room operations.
Maurelli came to Delaware 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 former UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Bernard Muir upon Maurelli's hiring. "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."
Maurelli earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a bio-mechanical focus from Johns Hopkins University in 1997 and later earned his MBA in finance from The McDonough School of Business at 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 to work in finance and volunteer coach, 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 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 and was recognized by the Jansen Academy in 2010 for enriching GU’s Leadership programs.
While at UD, Maurelli has grown the strength & conditioning department from one full-time assistant to a five-person staff in conjunction with a structured internship program. Improvements regarding the equipment rooms and an overall collaboration among athletic training, sports medicine, strength & conditioning, and equipment have been ongoing since his arrival and the collaboration continues to integrate into the business office and its operations.
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 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 (Penn State University), Eric Ciano (Buffalo Bills) and Dwight Galt (Vaderbilt) for much of his departmental approach, administration, and overall program implementation.
His private sector experience includes three years in project finance for Johnson Controls (Baltimore, MD) and two years post-graduate as an associate for Goldman Sachs (New York, N.Y.) as well as a year as a senior analyst with MCG Capital – RIC/BDC (Washington, D.C.).
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.
Maurelli was named the FCS National Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2011 by American Football Quarterly and will receive his Master’s S&C Certification (MSCC) this coming May.
A native of Buena, N.J. in southern New Jersey, Maurelli is married to Kristen Hamilton of Fairfax, Va. The couple currently resides in Claymont, Del.
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