After almost two years of service as the College of Staten Island Strength and Conditioning Coach, Antonio Meza announced that he is stepping down from his position effective July 19. Meza has accepted a new opportunity working with the Sports Science Lab on Staten Island. The College will be seeking a replacement for a Strength & Conditioning Coach who will double as an Athletic Trainer, and will begin the search process immediately.
“My professional time at CSI has come to an end,” said Meza. “I want to thanks Charles Gomes, David Pizzuto and John Tardy, for giving me an opportunity to belong to such an outstanding organization these past few years.”
Meza started his tenure at CSI before his appointment as the school’s Strength & Conditioning Coach. In 2016, he began working with Coach Tardy and the CSI Men’s Soccer team as a Goalkeeper Coach. With an extensive soccer background, Meza worked many years with the New York Red Bulls organization as an academy coach and has served as the Director of Coaching of the New Jersey Soccer Association. He then began his appointment as the school’s Strength & Conditioning Coach in 2017.
“We owe a great debt to Antonio,” said Director of Athletics Charles Gomes. “He stepped into the position and truly professionalized it. He has provided an experience to our student-athletes that was second to none and his commitment to the craft has led to the extensive development of the position. He will always be a member of the CSI family.”
Responsible for in and out-of-season strength and conditioning activities for all of CSI’s sports, Meza recently awarded the College’s yearly Strength & Conditioning Award to Men’s Soccer senior Ryan Layman at this past year’s Athletic Award’s Banquet. He will begin his new appointment at Sports Science Lab, similarly helping athletes reach pinnacle human performance, at the end of this month.
The College of Staten Island Athletic program would like to thank Coach Meza for his service, and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor.