Men's Basketball Adds Keith D'Amelio To Support Staff

Sept. 17, 2009

STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford men's basketball program has added Keith D'Amelio to its support staff, as he enters his first season as the team's Intercollegiate Athletic Development Specialist.

D'Amelio will design and implement all aspects of the players' strength and speed development programs throughout the year in addition to overseeing their nutritional needs.

'We are excited to bring Keith D'Amelio on board and believe he will be a tremendous asset to our program,' said head coach Johnny Dawkins. 'Keith has gained a wealth of experience working at the NBA level and his background will make him an extremely valuable member of our staff.'

A native of Boston, D'Amelio spent the previous four seasons as the strength and conditioning coach for the Toronto Raptors. During his tenure in Toronto, D'Amelio created and implemented individualized year-round training programs. He also assisted the training staff in maintaining the players' optimal health throughout the season.

Prior to joining Toronto, D'Amelio served for three seasons as the assistant athletic trainer with the Boston Celtics.

'I am looking forward to working with such exceptional student-athletes and helping them reach their potential,' said D'Amelio. 'Student-athletes at Stanford are dedicated to constantly trying to improve their performance. I expect that working at the collegiate level will turn out to be a great change of pace while also presenting new and exciting challenges. Stanford is a perfect fit for me.'

D'Amelio holds numerous certifications and memberships. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA - ATC), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA - CSCS), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM - PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM - CES).

A 2001 graduate of Arizona State with a degree in exercise science, D'Amelio also received his master's degree in exercise science from California University.

D'Amelio and his wife, Jaime, reside in Scottsdale, Ariz., with their dog, Gracie.

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