Brijesh Patel joined Quinnipiac University in August 2008 as the athletic department’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Patel previously held the title of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He primarily works with the men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey teams at Quinnipiac, but also oversees strength and conditioning development for all 21 varsity sports at the school. Patel was nominated for the National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award in 2016 and 2018.
In addition to training student-athletes at Quinnipiac, Patel offers his expertise through numerous publications. His most recent work can be seen in the Functional Training Handbook, where he wrote the chapter on “Off-Season Training Considerations for Basketball.”