|Position:||Strength & Conditioning Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Northern Iowa|
Aaron Suma began his duties as Marist's Strength & Conditioning Coach on June 22, 2015.
Suma had most recently served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a position he had held from 2012-15. There, he supervised and managed all daily operations of the strength and conditioning programs for the men’s and women’s basketball, softball and volleyball teams.
In his previous position, Suma created sport-specific, individualized and comprehensive year-round programs for his teams, and the results showed in their success. The men’s basketball program made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014, and went 27-6 with its first NCAA Tournament win in 2015. Women’s basketball went 26-7 and reached the Sweet Sixteen in its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015. Softball had its first two winning seasons in six years in 2013 and 2014.
From 2012-15, Suma has also served as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at the United States Air Force Academy. He assisted the Director of Strength and Conditioning, and worked directly with men’s and women’s basketball, track throwers, baseball, hockey, wrestling, golf and gymnastics.
Suma’s experience also includes a stint as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach and Colorado Mesa University in the summer of 2012, and a position as strength and conditioning coach at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, Colorado, in the spring of 2012.
Suma earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Movement and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009, and a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Exercise Science from Northern Iowa in 2011.
Suma is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, a USA Weightlifting Level 2 Certified Advanced Sports Performance Coach and a National Association of Speed and Explosion Level 2 Certified Speed Specialist.