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Gee-Gees Football's Golden(berg) Gift

Respected alum and NHL strength trainer calls own number to train uOttawa football

April 28, 2008

Respected Ottawa strength trainer and uOttawa graduate Lorne Goldenberg, whose stable of NHL clientele includes Gary Roberts, Senators captain Daniel Alfreddson and forward Cory Stillman, is returning to his roots by adding the 2008 Gee-Gees football team to his roster.

Goldenberg, 46, the President and Director of Conditioning of Ottawa’s Athletic Conditioning Center, will use email coaching and instructional video through YouTube in training up to 90 current and aspiring Gee-Gees over the summer under three general categories.

“I’ve broken it down to offensive lineman, defensive backs and linebackers, and skilled positions,” said Goldenberg, who added he was impressed by the instant engagement of the Gee-Gees following an introductory meeting in early April.

“I had every single eye on me. I had their attention. I had a good feeling in a short period of time.”

uOttawa head coach Denis Piche said Goldenberg has hit the ground running.

“I am convinced his presence on our coaching staff will be felt very quickly … in time for camp and the new season,” said Piche.

Goldenberg succeeds Danny Laramee as Gee-Gees strength coach. Laramee, 43, an Ottawa native, accepted a defensive coordinator and assistant coaching position with the St. Mary’s Huskies in early March.

“They have obviously had a strong strength and conditioning program for the last number of years,” said Goldenberg. “I hope to carry that on and hopefully take it to another level.”

Goldenberg was on the roster of the 1982 Gee-Gees football team as a back-up defensive back and graduated from uOttawa in 1987 with a physical education degree.

Through training elite-level hockey players and even publishing books on various aspects of training, Goldenberg said training football players offers its’ own rewards.

“I enjoy the intensity and commitment and the teamwork that goes into making it all happen,” Goldenberg said. “I take personal satisfaction in seeing success in others.”

The Gee-Gees open 2008 training camp Aug. 19, play their first OUA regular season game Sept. 1 at defending Yates Cup champion Western Ontario and open at home against the York Lions September 6 (1:00 p.m.) at Frank Clair Stadium.

Lorne Goldenberg
President / Director of Conditioning
Athletic Conditioning Center
613-225-2806
lorne@accottawa.com

uOttawa head football coach
Denis Piché
613-562-5800 ext. 6339
drpiche@uottawa.ca

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