Certifications & Training:
Tom Sovocool earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning from George Washington University. For his undergraduate degree, Tom went to Wheaton College (Ill.) where he received a B.S. in Applied Health Science.
While at Wheaton, Tom was a four-year varsity basketball player. Tom contributed to the Wheaton Thunder’s 2008 Elite 8 appearance as well as the team’s 2009 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Championship and Sweet 16 appearance. During his time as an undergraduate, Tom had the opportunity to intern with both WCS Gattone Sports Performance (Buffalo Grove, IL) and the Chicago Bulls. It was here where he was able to learn from nationally recognized strength and conditioning coaches Mike Gattone and Erik Helland, as well as Roger Nielsen, Head Coach of the U.S. Men’s 2008 Olympic Weightlifting Team. Originally from Audubon, PA, Tom graduated from Methacton High School where he was a three-sport athlete, earning varsity letters in cross-country, basketball, and tennis.
His post-undergraduate experience in the Strength & Conditioning field include stints as a Strength & Conditioning Coach at St. Joseph’s University, a College Level Internship at Georgetown University, and personal training experiences with multiple athletes. He is currently the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at St. Stephens & St. Agnes School.
Tom’s recent athletic endeavors include Olympic Weightlifting where he has competed in the 94 and 105 kg weight class, with a PR Snatch of 104 kg, Clean & Jerk of 142 kg, and Total of 245 kg.