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Sep 29, 2020

Carmen Pata began his coaching career at UW-River Falls in 2000 when he was hired as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.  He held that position until 2005 when he was promoted to his current position as head athletic performance coach.

Pata received his B.A. degree in biology, chemistry and athletic coaching from UWRF in 2000 and is completing his M.A. degree in exercise science from the University of Central Missouri.  Pata is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and an active member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.  He has authored several articles related to strength and conditioning for the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, Indiana Wishbone Coaches Association, and the American College of Sports Medicine.  He also works with local high schools sport performance programs and teaches about sport nutrition. Pata is still an active competitor in Olympic lifting, weightlifting, and strongman competitions.

Pata and his wife, Katie, reside in River Falls.

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