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Mark Lamoreaux's goal as the Torero's Director of Athletic Performance is to protect the athletes' from the potential of injury and produce athletic based results. He employs a comprehensive training plan that utilizes research-based strength training, power development, function movement/corrective exercises and performance-based nutrition. It is a structured approach that enhances the players' physically and mentally.

An accomplished strength and conditioning coach with nearly 15 years of experience at the college level, Coach Lam came to USD in 2014 from Stanford University, where he assisted with football and helped the Cardinal to back-to-back Rose Bowl appearances as well as directed the wrestling team.

Prior to that, he was the associate director of strength and conditioning at Nevada from 2008-12, working specifically with the football, men's basketball and baseball programs. In addition directed the sports nutrition efforts for the entire athletic department.

Lamoreaux started his college coaching career at his alma mater, Humboldt State, in January 2001 as a student assistant. Upon finishing his eligibility he became the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. Later that year, went to Auburn University as a summer intern working with its football team and later returned to assist with training for football, baseball, softball and leading Women's golf and Equestrian.

He then moved to Golden West College as the head of speed, strength and conditioning for three years from 2006-2008. While with the Rustlers, Coach Lam specifically trained the football and women's basketball teams.

A two-year starter at defensive end for Humboldt State from 2001-02, Lamoreaux earned the Defensive Captain Award as a senior as well as All-Conference and Academic All-American honors.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Humboldt State in 2003, and obtained his master's degree in kinesiology from Humboldt State in 2006. Lamoreaux has been certified by the NSCA (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist), USA Weightlifting (Level 1 & Performance Coach), and N.E.S.T.A (Certified Fitness Nutritionist).

Lamoreaux and his wife, Lolani, have two children, son Mack and daughter Lola.

Defensive end: Southwestern College 1999-2000, Humboldt State 2001-02. College coach: Humboldt State 2001-2004, Auburn 2004-06, Golden West 2006-08, Nevada 2008-12, Stanford 2012-14. CURRENTLY: Joined Toreros in January 2014.

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