David Van Dyke was named Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning at Stony Brook in August of 2004.
Van Dyke is responsible for strength and conditioning coaching duties for each of Stony Brook's 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. While overseeing the 2,500 square foot weight facility, he has developed and implemented comprehensive year round programs that target the movement patterns and energy pathways specific to each sport in order to decrease the possibility of injury and increase performance potential.
Before his arrival at Stony Brook, Van Dyke was a member of the La Salle athletic department since 2001. He worked with head coaches and student-athletes to tailor strength and conditioning programs for 12 Division I intercollegiate sports, including football, baseball, softball, field hockey, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball and lacrosse. He developed both in-season and off-season strength and conditioning regimens for each sport, implementing plyometric, speed, agility and stability training methods while also formulating nutritional guidelines for all student-athletes.
In addition to his duties at La Salle, Van Dyke has assisted with the Philadelphia Eagles off-season strength and conditioning program since 2003.
Prior to La Salle, Van Dyke served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Penn State University from 1998-2001. At Penn State, he worked with the varsity football and boxing teams to develop their in-season and off-season strength training programs, cultivating strategies with each team to augment the abilities of the student athletes.
Van Dyke began his career as a strength and conditioning intern at Texas A&M University in the summer of 1998, assisting with strength and conditioning programs for football, tennis, women's basketball and women's soccer.
A 1998 graduate from Penn State University, Van Dyke earned his bachelor of science degree while also playing football on a full scholarship for the Nittany Lions. He went on to receive his master of science degree in kinesiology from Penn State in 2001.