Larry Thomas, Head Coach (CSCS, USAW Level 2)


Larry Thomas joined Northeastern University Powerlifting in the fall of 2015. He comes from a background in strength and conditioning, spending time since 2011, working with elite athletes in a private facility. He has a diverse education and experience in sports. He holds a CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) through the NSCA and is certified as a level 2 weightlifting coach with USAW. He himself competed at the varsity level for football while earning his degree in Exercise Science. He currently coaches full-time at a local Crossfit gym. He serves Northeastern University Powerlifting not only as a head coach, but also in the development of the strength and conditioning program for the team. 

Paulie Steinman, Assistant Coach (Programming)


Paulie Steinman is the founder, owner, and Head Coach of South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club (SBWC).With USA Powerlifting, he is the Head Coach of the National Masters Raw Team, a Senior International Coach, an Executive Committee member, the NY State Co-Chair, a National Referee, and an Assistant Coach for the USA for several international competitions. He works with SBWC lifters on a daily basis and coaches others across the globe as an assistant coach for Reactive Training Systems.

Ben Rose, Assistant Coach (DPT, CSCS)


Ben is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who graduated from Northeastern University in 2016. During his time as a student, Ben had the opportunity to work among diverse populations from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association. He currently works full time as an orthopedic Physical Therapist at a privately owned clinic in the Boston area. Ben hopes to bring his vast experience of orthopedics, biomechanics, and functional movement to assist the powerlifting team.”


Katie Calpino, Assistant Coach (PT, DPT, CSCS)


Katie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Southern California in 2011. While at USC, Katie worked for three seasons with the football team in the fall, as well as the track and field and baseball teams in the spring. Katie was also a member of the USC women’s lacrosse team and following graduation had the opportunity to play and coach lacrosse across Europe as part of the Global Players International Coaching Practicum. In 2015, Katie received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, where she participated in research focused on kinesiophobia in the injured athlete. Her team’s work was presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting in 2015 and published in the IJSPT in February 2015. Katie joined NUPL in 2015 where she helped lead the Women’s Team to a Classic Powerlifting Collegiate National Championship and a Collegiate Cup World Championship. She is currently pursuing a degree in Athletic Training and continues to lead the Women’s Team in practice and at competitions.

Katie is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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