Cory Schlesinger is in his third year as the Santa Clara head strength and conditioning coach after spending time working at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs prior to coming to Santa Clara in August, 2011. Schlesinger’s primary responsibility is working with the Bronco men’s and women’s basketball teams. Before his time with the USOC, he spent two seasons as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Campbell University.
While at Campbell Schlesinger worked with volleyball, men's soccer, swimming and diving, golf, tennis and assisted with football.
Schlesinger has spent hit time wisely by interning with the strength and conditioning programs at Wake Forest University under Coach Ethan Reeve (2007) and two terms with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008, 2009) working with men's basketball and assisting with NBA athletes under strength coach Jonas Sahratian.
A former point guard at Berea College, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in 2009. While attending Berea College, Schlesinger played four years of basketball under Coach John Mills. Schlesinger completed a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration in Exercise Science while at Campbell in 2011.
Schlesinger is also contracted by the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) as their sport nutritionist, as well as being a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and earned his United States Weightlifting (USAW) certification.