Josh Bonhotal
Josh Bonhotal

Position:
Assistant Director of Sports Performance

Experience:
4th Season at Purdue

Alma Mater:
Wisconsin (2006)



12/19/2012

Men's Basketball Spreads Holiday Cheer to Local Families

Boilermakers team up with Meijer and Lafayette Family Services to bring holiday tidings to 15 local families.

11/20/2012

Men's Basketball to Return to Maui in 2014

Boilermakers will make third appearance in prestigious annual event.

10/11/2012

Single-Game and Crossroads Classic Tickets on Sale to Public Monday

Nearly 12,000 season tickets sold heading into start of practice.

09/26/2012

Men's Basketball Game Times and TV Information Announced

Season tickets and mini-plans still available through Purdue Athletic Ticket Office.

09/13/2012

Men's Basketball Mini-Plan Ticket Packages on Sale Monday

Fans have two packages to choose from, each of which offers five games for $150.

Josh Bonhotal is in his fourth season as director of sports performance for the Boilermaker men's basketball team, having joined the program prior to the 2011-12 campaign.

Bonhotal's philosophy centers on increasing general strength and stability, while also removing limitations, deficiencies and imbalances. By doing so, he can focus on the development of strength, power and speed.

He also seeks to increase each student-athlete's motor vocabulary in order to provide the framework for Purdue's coaches can work to improve a player's basketball-specific skill set. He views training as a four-year process constantly guided by short-term goals and the desire to significantly increase a player's athletic efficiency and durability on the court.

Bonhotal played a critical role in the rehab and training of former Purdue star Robbie Hummel, who battled back from two ACL injuries to become a second-round NBA draft pick in 2012.

Prior to his arrival at Purdue, Bonhotal spent nearly three years with the Chicago Bulls as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Bonhotal's duties with the Bulls included coaching athletes through all aspects of the strength and 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 and conditioning intern with the Bulls following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 2006 with a degree in kinesiology.

Bonhotal's additional work experience includes a stint as strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Winchester, Mass., and a sports performance internship at the International Performance Institute in Bradenton, Fla.

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 2004-07. Bonhotal is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and is also a certified Heartsaver AED through the American Heart Association.

He received a Master of Exercise Science degree from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia, in December of 2011.

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