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Mike Vorkapich is in his 14th season of supervising the strength and conditioning program for the Spartan icers.
Vorkapich works closely with Michigan State players during the season and in the offseason to help them reach their maximum potential.
Born and raised in Leamington, Ontario, Vorkapich has a rich knowledge of and affinity for hockey. A former football player at Michigan State and a 1994 Spartan graduate, he is an MSU associate strength and conditioning coach under strength and conditioning coordinator Ken Mannie.
Vorkapich, who previously served as a graduate assistant at MSU from 1995-97, returned to the Spartans after stints as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cincinnati and Notre Dame.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education and exercise science from MSU. In addition to American Red Cross certifications in first aid and CPR, Vorkapich is Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Vorkapich has published various articles and spoke on various topics related to strength and conditioning. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Varsity "S" Alumni Club at MSU.
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