Michigan State Basketball Players react to seeing the newly remodeled Basketball offices on September 1, 2015
Mike Vorkapich was promoted to Associate Head Strength & Conditioning at Michigan State in 2009 after 11 seasons as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. Vorkapich also got his start at Michigan State as a graduate assistant from 1995-97. Currently, the former Spartan football player (1991-94) works directly with men's basketball, men's and women's golf and men's ice hockey. In his 17 seasons at MSU, Vorkapich has been a part of a combined 16 conference championships, six Men's Basketball Final Fours, one Women's Basketball Final Four, three Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Fours and two National Championships (2000 men's basketball and 2007 men's ice hockey). Between his stints at MSU, Vorkapich held similar positions at the University of Notre Dame (1998) and the University of Cincinnati (1997-1998). A native of Leamington, Ontario, Canada, Vorkapich received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in physical education and exercise science from MSU. A published author and featured clinic speaker, Vorkapich was named a "Master Strength & Conditioning Coach" in 2010 by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), and is also certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Vorkapich has played an integral part in the development of numerous athletes who have gone on to professional careers in the NBA, WNBA, NHL, NFL and professional golf.