Joey Rossi was named the Director of Athletic Performance in June of 2016. Prior to taking over the program, Rossi most recently was the Associate Director of Athletic Performance and has worked in Pacific's strength and conditioning program since 2010.
Over the last six years in the athletic performance department, Rossi has been tasked with leading the development of eight of the Tigers' 18 sports including volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's water polo, men's and women's tennis, as well as assisting with men's basketball, baseball, softball, and men's and women's soccer. On top of his duties with his individual teams, Rossi instituted and oversaw the student internship program while building a bridge to the Sport Sciences department across campus. He also designed the scheduling for training facility and assisted in budget management and fundraising for the performance center.
Additionally, Rossi has been instrumental in the use of the revolutionary SpartaTrac program in Pacific's performance center. SpartaTrac combines powerful analytical software with patent pending evaluation tools to help users create healthier, stronger, more connected athletes through individualized Movement Signatures identified with a Kistler Force Plate. The Tigers were one of the first athletic departments in the nation to implement the Sparta system program-wide throughout its 18 Division-I sports.
Outside of athletics, Rossi has been a full-time adjunct faculty member at Delta College just down the road from Pacific. At Delta, Joey has been a member of the Fitness Advisory Board while helping to develop increased production of certified trainers. With the students, he has instructed both athletes and non-athletes on correct lifting techniques while educating them on the human body and strength development.
Prior to joining the Tigers' staff in 2010 as a graduate assistant, Rossi was a four-year letterwinner in water polo where he helped put in the building blocks for a program that has become one of the nation's elite. He graduated from Pacific in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in sport pedagogy and added a masters in exercise science one year later. He is currently working on his doctorate with a concentration in leadership and instruction.
Joey resides in Stockton with his wife Mallori, a former standout volleyball player for the Tigers and current head coach of the Stanislaus State Warriors.