Aaron Wellman is in his second season as the Giants’ strength and conditioning coach following a 19-year career at the Division I collegiate level.
In 2015, he was an assistant director of strength and conditioning coach for the University of Notre Dame. Wellman spent previous four years (2011-15) as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Michigan. He was responsible for the yearly programming of strength, speed and football-specific conditioning. Wellman performed movement screenings to evaluate mobility and stability deficits along with subsequent programs to mitigate individual injury risk. He implemented athlete-monitoring systems including GPS and neuromuscular fatigue assessments.
Prior to his tenure at Michigan, Wellman held similar director positions at San Diego State University (2009-2011) and Ball State University (2004-09).
Wellman began his strength and conditioning career as a graduate assistant at Indiana University (1996-98). He then spent three years as a full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Hoosiers, and was primarily involved with the football, baseball and softball teams, as well as developing individual nutrition programs for student-athletes.
Wellman also worked for three years at Michigan State University (2001-03). He was involved with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for football and assisted with men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey.
Wellman is a registered master strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), a certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a specialist in performance nutrition by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
A native of Ligonier, Indiana, Wellman was a four-year member of the Manchester (Indiana) University football team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 1996. Wellman added separate master’s degrees from Indiana University in applied sport science (1998) and nutrition science (2009), and is currently a PhD candidate at Bond University (Australia)
Wellman and his wife, Shellie, have a son, Grant, and a daughter, Grace.