College - Slippery Rock
Beginning her fourth season with the Indiana Fever is strength coach Emily Burgess.
A performance specialist contracted with St.Vincent Sports Performance, Novitsky is responsible for the Fever players’ overall strength, conditioning, flexibility and nutrition. She also represents St.Vincent while working with the USA Diving National Team and the Indiana Ice (USHL) who are both based in Indianapolis.
She has served a variety of youth and professional teams, including the Robert Morris University men’s hockey team with whom she worked in 2009-10 prior to arriving in Indianapolis.
Burgess hails from Pittsburgh, Pa., and played softball at Slippery Rock University. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock in 2009 and received a master’s degree in human performance from the California University of Pennsylvania, in 2010.
Burgess is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Red Cross.