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Mickey Marotti

  • Director of Strength and Conditioning


Jan. 2005 - Present Florida (Director of Strength and Conditioning)
1998- 2005 Notre Dame (Director of Strength and Conditioning)
1990-98 University of Cincinnati (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach)
1989-90 West Virginia (Strength Assistant)
1987-1988 Ohio State (Graduate Assistant Strength Coach)
1987-1988 Grove City High School (Head Strength Coach)


  • 23 years of experience, including the past 21 at the collegiate level.
  • One of 71 people in the world to hold the Master of Strength and Conditioning (MSCC) certification.
  • Entering his sixth year at UF, Marotti has already developed 22 All-Americans and seven first-round NFL draft choices during his tenure. Fifty-four different Gators have earned All-SEC or SEC All-Freshman team honors under his watch.
  • Under the development of Coach Marotti, a Gator has won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Rimington Trophy, Sullivan Award, Wuerffel Trophy, Manning Award, John Mackey Award, National Player of the Year Award, SEC Player of the Year, SEC Offensive Player of the Year, MVP of the BCS National Championship Game, the SEC Championship Game and the Outback Bowl.
  • The Gators won two BCS National Championships and two SEC Championships in three years with Marotti as the director of Strength and Conditioning.
  • Responsible for the total development of sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for all 26 varsity sports in his time at Notre Dame.
  • Coordinated strength and conditioning program for 20 sports at Cincinnati and also worked in the areas of diet analysis and planning and assisted in student-athlete rehabilitation from injuries.
  • Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning (CSCC) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Serves on the board of directors of CSCCA and is certified by the National Academy of Speed and Explosion.
  • Earned four letters in football as a fullback at West Liberty State, serving as tri-captain in 1986 and winning first team NAIA All-Academic honors in 1987.

Prominent Former Players

  • ILB ANTHONY DENMAN – Second-team All-American by the AP and The Sporting News in 2000. Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the seventh round of the 2001 NFL Draft.
  • TB AUTRY DENSON – Second-team All-American selection in 1998 by the AP. Selected by Green Bay in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
  • C JEFF FAINE – First-team 2002 All-American choice by The Sporting News and A first round NFL Draft pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2003.
  • OT JASON FABINI – A three-time all-Conference USA selection and earned all-America honors his senior season.. Selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft.
  • DB SAM GARNES – Tied for the University of Cincinnati single-season record with six interceptions during 1995. A fifth round selection by the New York Giants in 1997.
  • CB ARTRELL HAWKINS – Finished Cincinnati career with 139 tackles, four interceptions, 32 passes defended. As a senior he helped lead Cincinnati to their first bowl appearance since 1950. Selected by Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft.
  • DE ERIC KUMEROW – 1986 and 1987 first-team All-Big 10 honoree. Selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by Miami.
  • LB BRAD JACKSON – All-Conference USA first-team selection in 1997. A third-round choice by the Miami Dolphins in the 1998 NFL Draft.
  • RB JULIUS JONES – Earned All-America honors as a senior. Notre Dame’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards with 5,372. Carried the ball 634 times for 3,018 yards (4.8 avg.) and 26 touchdowns. Was one of four Irish players to rush for more than 3,000 yards in a career. Owns the school record for kick return yards with 2,104. Was a second-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2004 NFL Draft.
  • QB MAJOR HARRIS – Two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and a 1989 All-America selection by Kodak/AFCA. Second-team All-America in 1989 by the Associated Press and Football News. Ranks second in career total offense at West Virginia. Was a 12th round draft selection by the Los Angeles Raiders.
  • OT LUKE PETITGOUT – Selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
  • OT MIKE ROSENTHAL – A first-team All-America honoree in 1998 by the Walter Camp Foundation and a second-team choice by the AP. A fifth-round choice in the 1999 NFL Draft by the N.Y. Giants.
  • DE JUSTIN TUCK – Set Notre Dame career sack record with 24.5 in just three seasons of action. Garnered 43 tackles for loss, 164 total tackles and seven passes broken up. Named the Most Valuable Player of the 2004 squad by his teammates.
  • LB RENALDO TURNBULL – A first round selection in the 1990 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
  • CB SHANE WALTON – Earned consensus All-America honors in 2002 and was a finalist for the 2002 Bronko Nagurski Award. A fifth round selection in the 2003 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.
  • LB COURTNEY WATSON – 2002 first-team All-American and a second-round choice in the 2004 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
  • DE TONY WEAVER – In 2001 he won second-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and ABC Sports Online, plus honorable mention from Football News. Was a consensus All-Independent first-team pick. A second round selection by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2002 NFL Draft.
  • WR CHAD JACKSON – 2005 first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and second-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in 2006 (36th overall).
  • DE JEREMY MINCEY – Drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2006 draft (191st overall).
  • CB DEE WEBB – 2005 first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and seventh-round draft pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2006 (236th overall).
  • K CHRIS HETLAND – 2005 second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • C MIKE DEGORY – 2005 first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • OT RANDY HAND – 2005 second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection and free agent signee for the Cleveland Browns in 2006.
  • QB CHRIS LEAK – 2005 and 2006 second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • DT MARCUS THOMAS – 2005 honorable mention All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • WR DALLAS BAKER – 2006 first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • LB EARL EVERETT – 2006 first-team All-Southeastern Conference (coaches) and second-team All-SEC (AP).
  • DL RAY MCDONALD – 2006 first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection.
  • S REGGIE NELSON – 2006 first-team AP and Walter Camp All-America selection; Jack Tatum Award recipient and Thorpe Award finalist.
  • LB BRANDON SILER – 2006 third-team AP All-America selection and second-team All-Southeastern Conference pick.
  • CB RYAN SMITH – 2006 second-team AP All-America selection and first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick.
  • WR PERCY HARVIN – Owns the record for most career yards rushing by a Florida wide receiver (1,852) and the most rushing yards in a single season by a UF receiver (858 yards in 2007). Had six 100-yard rushing games and six 100-yard receiving games in his career. The only player in Florida history to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in a game, doing so against Vanderbilt in 2007. Named the 2006 SEC Championship Game MVP.
  • QB TIM TEBOW – 20th Anniversary William V. Campbell Trophy winner, who is also a three-time Heisman Trophy finalist, taking home the award as a sophomore in 2007. The two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2007 & 2009) was a first-team All-American in 2008.

NFL Players (First Round Only)

  • DE Eric Kumerow – Ohio State ‘87 – Miami
  • LB Renaldo Turnbull – WVU ‘89 – New Orleans
  • OT Luke Petitgout – ND ‘98 – N.Y. Giants
  • C Jeff Faine – ND ‘02 – Cleveland
  • DE Justin Tuck – ND ‘05 – N.Y. Giants
  • DE Jarvis Moss – Florida ’07 – Denver
  • S Reggie Nelson – Florida ’07 – Jacksonville
  • DE Derrick Harvey – Florida ‘08 – Jacksonville
  • WR Percy Harvin – Florida ‘09 – Minnesota
  • CB Joe Haden – Florida ’10 – Cleveland
  • C Maurkice Pouncey – Florida ’10 – Pittsburgh
  • QB Tim Tebow – Florida ’10 – Denver

NBA Players (First Round Only)

  • Corie Blount – Cincinnati ‘93 – Chicago
  • Danny Forston – Cincinnati ‘97 – Milwaukee
  • Pat Garrity – ND ‘98 – Milwaukee
  • Kenyon Martin – Cincinnati ‘00 – New Jersey
  • Troy Murphy – ND ‘01 – Golden State
  • Ryan Humphrey – ND ‘02 – Utah

Personal Information
Birthdate: Dec. 24, 1964
Hometown: Ambridge, Pa.
Education: 1987 – B.S. in Exercise Physiology at West Liberty State; 1988 – Master of Arts in Strength and Conditioning at Ohio State; 1990 – Master of Science in Sports Medicine from West Virginia
Marital Status: Married to the former Susie Laffey
Children: Son, Mitchell (16) and daughter, Maddie (14)

Bowl Games
1989: Fiesta
1989: Gator
1997: Humanitarian
1999: Gator
2001: Fiesta
2003: Gator
2004: Insight
2006: Outback
2007: BCS National Championship Game
2008: Capitol One
2009: BCS National Championship Game
2010: Sugar Bowl

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