Coach Bio

Michael Bugielski
College - Illinois State

Michael S. Bugielski enters his first year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Washington Mystics. He comes to us from Chicago State University, where he held the same position, collectively for three years. While at CSU, he worked with 14 varsity sports, concentrating on comprehensive training programs that emphasized speed, strength and flexibility. Additionally, Bugielski assisted in the pre-season conditioning and testing of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2005 and 2006. He served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004. There he coordinated the strength and conditioning programs for the men's and womenís basketball, men's soccer, womenís volleyball, baseball, and menís and womenís gymnastics teams.

He worked as a Sports Performance Coach at the Chicago Bulls-White Sox Training Academy in 2003 and was an Instructor of Kinesiology at Wright College in 2001.

Bugielski received his Masterís Degree in Kinesiology/Physical Education from Chicago State University in 2005, earned his Certificate in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001 and his Bachelorís Degree in English from Illinois State in 1995. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, played college football and baseball, and is a former duathlete and triathlete.

Bugielskiís credentials include a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through that same organization. In addition to his current duties, Bugielski is an Advisory Board Member for the Illinois Chapter of the NSCA. He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He regularly lectures on sports performance related topics at both the local and national levels.