#22 Vince Agnew
Position: Defensive Back
Height: Defensive Back
Weight: 193
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: Catholic Central HS
Eligibility: Senior
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Paul Longo
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Release: 07/24/2006
Paul Longo enters his third season as Central Michigan University’s speed, strength, and conditioning coach for football.
Longo, who was named CMU’s Director of Strength and Conditioning in May 2006, also oversees the weight training and conditioning efforts for all 16 Chippewa athletics teams.
“Paul is a veteran of the game of college football who shares my philosophy on player development,” said CMU head coach Brian Kelly. “He is instrumental in building our program from both a physical standpoint and a team morale standpoint.”
A recipient of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association’s Master Strength Coach Award, Longo was certified by the CSCCA in May 2001. In January 1993, Paul spoke at the National Strength and Conditioning Association convention on “Functional Speed Development for Football.”
Longo came to CMU from the University of Iowa, where he had served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Hawkeye football team under Hayden Fry from July 1993 until January 1999. He then spent five years as the strength and conditioning coach for the Olympic sports at Iowa.
During his tenure with the football team, the Hawkeyes went to bowl games all seven years, and Iowa had more than 80 players drafted into the NFL. The victorious 1996 Alamo Bowl team had 19 former walk-ons on its 65-man squad.
Longo, who served as Iowa’s assistant strength and conditioning coach from July 1988 until taking the head position in 1993, designed, outfitted, and maintained a 10,000-square-foot strength facility at Iowa.
A four-year starter on the Wayne State University football team and twice its MVP, Longo set season and career receiving records. He was in training camps as a free agent with four teams in three different leagues.
Longo, who was a first team all-state selection at Sterling Heights Stevenson in 1976, was an assistant football coach at Bay City Western in 1985 and Warren De La Salle in 1986. He served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Wisconsin from March 1987 until July 1988 before moving to Iowa.
The 1981 Wayne State graduate earned a teaching certificate from CMU in 1985.
Paul and wife, Shannon, live in Mount Pleasant and have two children - Anthony (10) and Natalie (7).