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Riverhounds Academy hires Amy Wisniowski as assistant director of speed and strength

By Riverhounds Staff, 11/07/19, 12:30PM EST


PITTSBURGH (November 7, 2019) – The Riverhounds Academy has hired Amy Wisniowski as its assistant director of speed and strength.

Wisniowski, who has previously helped with speed and strength initiatives in a part-time role, will begin her full-time duties starting immediately. She will work with Director of Speed and Strength Mike Whiteman.

"We are happy to offer Amy a larger role in the Academy to help grow the speed and strength programming under the guidance of Mike Whiteman,” Academy Director Scott Gibson said. “A major focus for Amy will be to work with our Grassroots-level players in developing a curriculum that is age appropriate and fun for the athletes. Amy has a passion and work ethic that will be a tremendous asset to all areas of the Academy."

Wisniowski will assist Whiteman in all areas of Academy speed and strength training and will be in charge of growing speed and strength curriculum at the Grassroots age groups.

In addition, she will add small group and private sessions to her schedule and offer group training sessions for Riverhounds Development Academy parents. This would be a new venture for the club and is in high demand.

“Amy has worked tirelessly, growing her training acumen over the past few years while building her own niche that highlights advanced mobility and core techniques,” Whiteman said. “This level of expertise in combination with the high level of more traditional performance training progressions currently administered has proven to be too big of an asset to not be added full time. Amy will serve in a tremendously important role in preparing the grassroots program to step right into the Academy's speed and strength program.”

From 2011-14, Wisniowski worked as an academy administrator. Since this stretch, she continued to work with the Riverhounds Academy in a part-time role, helping Whiteman with speed and strength training.

For more information on the Riverhounds Academy’s speed and strength program, visit