Josh Bonhotal joined the Purdue Athletics staff in 2011 and was promoted to associate director of strength & conditioning in 2017. He works directly with men's basketball and oversees the interns assigned to the Mackey Arena weight room and the department's social media content.
Prior to his arrival at Purdue, Bonhotal spent nearly three years with the Chicago Bulls as an assistant strength & conditioning coach. Bonhotal's duties with the Bulls included coaching athletes through all aspects of the strength & conditioning program, traveling with the team to manage player workouts and lead warm-ups, testing and evaluating NBA Draft prospects and coordinating recovery protocols.
Bonhotal also served as a strength & conditioning intern with the Bulls following his graduation from Wisconsin in 2006 with a degree in kinesiology.
Bonhotal's additional work experience includes a stint as strength & conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning in Winchester, Massachusetts, and a sports performance internship at the International Performance Institute in Bradenton, Florida.
He worked in the UW sports conditioning department as a student assistant while pursuing his undergraduate degree, while also founding Get In the Game Sports Performance and serving as its director from 2004 to 2007.
Bonhotal is an NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and is also a certified Heartsaver AED through the American Heart Association.
He is expected to receive a Master of Exercise Science degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, in December of 2011.