Joe Chowansky joined the Razorback strength and conditioning staff in August 2018 as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. In this capacity, he works with soccer and men’s golf. With soccer, he also handles the sports science duties, including the collection and interpretation of GPS data to monitor athlete workloads and assist coaches in practice planning.
Prior to Arkansas, Joe spent a year at Oral Roberts University, initially as a professional intern before becoming an Assistant Director of Sports Performance in the spring of 2018. In this role, Chowansky developed and implemented training programs for baseball, volleyball, tennis and golf teams in addition to assisting in the training with all teams.
Prior to joining the ORU staff, Chowansky spent nearly three years at Robert Morris University. He began his career as a strength and conditioning intern in the fall of 2014 before becoming an assistant strength and conditioning coach the following spring. As an assistant, he was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s lacrosse as well as women’s soccer. He also assisted in the training of the other teams, including football and men’s and women’s basketball.
In the summer of 2015, Chowansky earned the Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach position where he developed and implemented programs for men’s and women’s soccer while assisting with other teams including track and field and cross country. He also served as the interim strength coach for women’s volleyball, including conducting practice and match warm-ups. Chowansky also was responsible for organizing and hosting the annual RMU Strength and Speed Seminar for two years.
Chowansky graduated summa cum laude from Slippery Rock University where he earned a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2014. He went on to earn an MBA from Robert Morris University in 2017. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is CPR and AED certified through the American Heart Association. Most recently, he completed the Reflexive Performance Reset® Coach course Level One.