Our Coaches

Nicholas Racculia, PhD, SSC

Nicholas Racculia, PhD, SSC is the owner of Iron City Athletic Club. He earned his Starting Strength Coach (SSC) credential in 2012. He is an Associate Professor of Finance, Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. 


He is a member of the Starting Strength Coaches Association, directs the Physical Culture Education Series and is an online coach with Starting Strength Online Coaching (startingstrengthonlinecoaching.com).


He is a graduate of Saint Vincent College (’00) and earned his MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University.  


Marie Kunkel, NASM

 

  Marie has background in communications having attended Saint  Vincent College and currently coaches out of Iron City Athletic Club in  Greensburg, PA. She is a certified personal trainer through the National  Academy of Sports Medicine and intends to pursue a Starting Strength  Certification. Marie has been interning for Dr. Nicholas Racculia, SSC  since January 2017. She is also an intern for Starting Strength Online Coaching (startingstrengthonlinecoaching.com)  


She has experience coaching people of all ages and  ability but focuses primarily on special needs and master’s athletes.

 

Graham Schaller, Intern

Graham is a senior finance major at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. He is the current president of the SVC Health and Fitness Club (www.svcfit.com).  Graham has been training for multiple years and has been interning for Dr. Nicholas Racculia, SSC for over a year. He is also an intern for Starting Strength Online Coaching (startingstrengthonlinecoaching.com)

  

Graham has experience coaching athletes of all demographics, particularly clients with special needs and masters lifters.

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