Mariah Walsh (BA)
Strength and Conditioning Coach
On-Court Skills Coach
Mariah played club volleyball in Calgary for the Dinos and Cougars clubs, and competed for Team Alberta in the summers. Apart from some track and field in high school, Mariah focused on volleyball and began lifting weights at age 12. Mariah set for the Alberta Pandas for five seasons, earning 2 silver and 1 bronze medal at the USports National Championships. She trained in olympic lifting throughout those years. Mariah also had the opportunity to train with the national B team, and work with the program's strength and conditioning coaches. After representing Canada at the 2019 World Universiade, Mariah played professionally in Germany for the Rote Raben Club and trained at the Full-Time Training Centre in Richmond, BC.
For Mariah, strength and conditioning is one area within an athlete's control. She empowers athletes to maximize their physical potential and see what they are capable of in the weight room. Mariah believes that in addition to injury prevention and increases in vertical jump, consistently challenging athletes in the weight room mentally prepares them for the pressure of competition.