Lou Altomare joined the Youngstown State Strength and Conditioning staff on a full-time basis as an assistant coach in May 2018.
In his current capacity, Altomare works with the softball team, the sprinters on the track and field teams and assists with the football team.
Altomare previously served on the strength and conditioning staff at YSU as a graduate assistant for four months before being hired in a full-time role. As a graduate assistant, he worked on developing programs for the softball and bowling teams as well as the sprinters and hurdlers on the track and field teams. The sprinters and hurdlers set four school records while working with Altomare, and Chad Zallow was an All-American in the 60-meter hurdles during the indoor season. Zallow was a national qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles during the outdoor season as well. Altomare's other duties as a graduate assistant at YSU included working with the football team, assisting in the maintenance of the weight room and helping with the hiring of strength and conditioning interns.
Prior to coming to Youngstown State as a graduate assistant in January 2018, Altomare fulfilled internships in the strength and conditioning departments at the University of Cincinnati and the University of Findlay. He also completed a summer internship at YSU in 2016 where he assisted with summer programming and camps.
Altomare graduated from Findlay in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in strength and conditioning with a minor in coaching. He is currently progressing toward his master's degree in health and human services at Youngstown State. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSC), and he also earned his Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Certification by USA Weightlifting.