Chris Boyko enters his 10th season working with the hockey team at the University of Massachusetts. Boyko completed his masters degree in the summer of 2002 from Springfield College in applied exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. He works with the men's ice hockey, women's basketball, and men's soccer teams.
During the 2009-10 season, Boyko also served as a strength and conditioning consultant for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League in addition to his duties with the Minutemen.
Boyko completed an internship at the University of Arizona in the summer of 2002, where he worked primarily with the football, men's basketball and women's volleyball teams. Prior to his time at Arizona, Boyko served as an assistant to the director of strength and conditioning at the College of the Holy Cross. He also served as the assistant strength coach for the Worcester Ice Cats of the American Hockey League.
Boyko graduated from UMass Lowell in the spring of 2000. He was a member of the River Hawks' baseball team in 1996 and 1997, and was a member of the weightlifting club in 2000.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is also a certified United States of America Weightlifting Level I Club Coach. He is certified in adult CPR through the American Red Cross.
Boyko currently resides in Belchertown, Mass. with his wife, Andrea.
Last updated: June 3, 2010
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