Dr. Adam Feit
PhD, CSCS*D, RSCC, SCCC, PN2
Known for his passion, drive, and enthusiasm for excellence in coaching, Dr. Adam Feit has over 15+ years of experience in the areas of strength and conditioning, performance nutrition, and sport and exercise psychology coaching. A former NFL and NCAA Division-I strength and conditioning coach, Adam now serves as an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College.
Adam’s journey into strength and conditioning started off with a season-ending injury in high-school. During that time, he learned about Springfield College and eventually completed his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science while garnering all-consensus All-American football honors as a captain of the Springfield College football team. He later attended The Citadel and California University of Pennsylvania to finish his Master’s degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.
Before coming back home to Springfield College, Adam recently worked as the Head Strength & Sport Psychology Coach for Precision Nutrition, Inc., the largest nutrition coaching, certification, and software company in the world. Prior to Precision Nutrition, Adam was the Co-founder and Director of Sports Performance for Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT), helping mentor and train over 5,000 youth athletes over the course of five years. Adam also served as a college and professional Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutrition Coordinator for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Eastern Michigan University, University of Louisville, and The Citadel.
Adam is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Mentor from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). In addition to his strength and conditioning certifications, he is also a certified Level 2 Master Nutrition Coach from Precision Nutrition.
He is the co-author of the Coaches Guide to Jump Training, Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete, and recently completed his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Adam also serves as a volunteer youth coach with Mary Kate, maximizing as much time as possible with their children, often building obstacle courses and homemade gym equipment.
Dr. Mary Kate Feit
PhD, CSCS, SCCC, PN2
Dr. Mary Kate Feit is currently employed as the Assistant Professor of Strength and Conditioning in the School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership at Springfield College. Mary Kate’s love for strength and conditioning originated when she began sports performance training under fellow Springfield College Alum Mike Boyle at Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning Center.
After realizing her passion for coaching at the young age of 16, she spent the next seven summers coaching athletes while finishing her high school and collegiate education. Mary Kate completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of the Holy Cross where she was a division one collegiate soccer player. She continued her education by completing her graduate degree in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College.
Mary Kate has an extensive career in sports performance including time spent as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Iowa and the University of Louisville as well as the Adult Program Coordinator at Reach Your Potential Training. Since then, Mary Kate completed her Ph.D. in Teaching and Administration from Springfield College and is now a faculty member in the Exercise Science and Athletic Training department, mentoring students in the strength and conditioning graduate program.
In addition to her role as an Assistant Professor at Springfield College, Mary Kate also serves as the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning, assisting in the oversight of the strength and conditioning training of the college’s 600+ athletes.
You may recognize Mary Kate from the soccer fields in Wilbraham. Mary Kate is actively involved in coaching her children, Cody and Macy, in soccer and rarely misses an opportunity to watch them play the various other sports that they have become involved in such as baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and track. She is thrilled to be using her skills to assist in the reduction of injury and the increase in performance of local athletes through her work with TFP!