Darryn Fiske is in his 19th year at St. Bonaventure University. Fiske manages the development of all 17 varsity athletic teams.
During his time at St. Bonaventure, all Bonaventure athletic programs have seen increased performance on the field of play. His no-nonsense approach to strength and conditioning promotes three things: maximizing genetic potential for athletic performance, minimizing the risk of career-threatening injuries and increasing student-athletes’ capacity to do work.
In May of 2015, Fiske received the prestigious designation of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). Fiske was honored uring the CSCCA’s national conference in Nashville, Tenn. Just 21 collegiate strength and conditioning coaches received the prestigious certification of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach in 2015.
In men's basketball, Fiske administers a comprehensive, year-round strength and conditioning program specific to the needs of today's Division I basketball athlete. In 2012, Fiske's physical preparation help St. Bonaventure win its first Atlantic 10 Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. Once there, the Bonnies nearly defeated 3-seeded and bigger Florida State. The Bonnies continued their winning ways in recent years thanks in large part to Fiske. Between 2013-14 and 2017-18, the Bonnies have won 86 games including three straight 20-win seasons. In 2017-18, the Bonnies advanced to the NCAA Tournament and defeated UCLA in the First Four.
Prior to his arrival at St. Bonaventure, Fiske spent one year as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Miami University of Ohio. While working with the RedHawks, Fiske oversaw the growth of the football, men's basketball, soccer, hockey and baseball teams.
Before his stint in Oxford, Ohio, Fiske was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Cincinnati for two years. His primary responsibilities included working with the football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and men's soccer teams. Fiske also managed the varsity weight room's student assistant staff and taught several university classes on strength training and physical conditioning.
Fiske got his start in the profession as a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Buffalo's football team in 1996.
Throughout his career, Fiske has helped mold numerous athletes who have advanced to the professional level, such as Kenyon Martin, Danny Fortson, Wally Szczerbiak, Kevin Youkilis, JR Bremer, Brian Pellegrini and Andrew Nicholson.
A native of Albany, N.Y., Fiske earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree in exercise science from Miami University of Ohio. In December 2006, he completed his master's in professional leadership from St. Bonaventure.
Fiske is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He and his wife Susan reside in Salamanca, N.Y., and have two daughters: Emma and Alicia.