Strength & Conditioning

Our philosophy

Our goal at The Haverford School in the area of athletic strength & conditioning is to teach proper techniques through guided training for boys wishing to become stronger, faster, and more powerful in the sport(s) they choose to play. Training programs are designed to increase an athlete's overall strength, speed, agility, flexibility, conditioning, and competitive nature – all of which are important components in developing a highly-skilled high school athlete.
In order for all scholar-athletes to perform at a championship level, our coaches commit themselves to providing the time, expertise, competitive drive, and support to help athletes excel at the highest levels of competition.
A winning edge is the objective of the strength and conditioning program at The Haverford School and, with the positive attitude and collaboration of student-athletes and coaches, we believe championship performances can be attained through hard work and determination.  


Matt Rosko
Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
610-642-3020, x1328

About Matt Rosko >

Matt Rosko is entering his fifth year as Haverford's Strength and Conditioning Coach. Rosko began his professional career as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Saint Joseph’s University (Pa.) for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. In his first year there, the men's team compiled a 27-0 record en route to a #1 seeding in the NCAA tournament, progressing to the Elite 8 round. Responsible for both teams' year-round workouts, Rosko helped plan, design, and implement all plyometric, agility, and sport-specific training.

Rosko left Saint Joseph's to train alongside Jim Schmitz, founder of USA Weightlifting and coach of the 1980, 1988, and 1992 Olympic weightlifting teams, who specialized in teaching Olympic weightlifting movements and program design to performance athletes of multiple sports. Rosko was later hired as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Iona College, then served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Villanova University, assisting with Football and working directly with Track & Field, Volleyball, Tennis, and Crew.

In addition to his duties as Strength and Conditioning Coach at Haverford, Rosko teaches Physical Education in the Middle School. Rosko earned a B.S. in Biokinetics and a Master's in Education from Eastern University, where he also competed for four years on the varsity basketball team. Rosko is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and holds an AFPA Sports Nutrition Certification. Born and raised in Aldan, Pennsylvania, Rosko currently resides in Havertown with his wife Nicole.