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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #302: Chris Grautski “Not A One Size Fits All”


Chris Grautski is in his first full academic year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the College of the Holy Cross in 2018-2019.

Grautski joined the Crusaders after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Assumption College for a year and a half. He also spent three seasons as an assistant football coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for multiple programs at Assumption from 2013-2015.Prior to his time at Assumption, Grautski was the defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Three years.

He was previously the defensive line and strength and conditioning coordinator at Fitchburg State University for two seasons. Grautski began his strength and conditioning career as an intern at Holy Cross in 2008-2009, assisting with the football, field hockey, men's basketball, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse teams. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Grautski is a 2009 graduate of Worcester State University with bachelor’s degree in health science. He was a four-year starter on the defensive line for the Lancers, serving as a team captain for two years. Grautski went on to earn his master’s degree in leadership and management from Fitchburg State in 2013.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Being a Sport Coach and a Strength Coach

  • Using technology to prevent injuries.

  • How to create an environment of support.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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