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Lobos add strength/conditioning coach from UAB

Nick Michael has joined the University of New Mexico athletic department as head of strength and conditioning for the men’s basketball and women’s golf teams. He worked the past three years with the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“Nick brings a high level of experience and passion to a position of incredible importance to our program,” head UNM men’s basketball coach Paul Weir said. “His time as a player and coach have prepared him to take over the reins here …”

Michael played professional basketball in Ireland and Germany from 2007–2011 after graduating cum laude from Elmhurst College with a bachelor’s degree in information systems in 2007. He earned a second bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Elmhurst in 2013 before earning a Master of Education degree in sport leadership from VCU in 2014.

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