Guest, Mike Niklos

Guest Name: 
Mike Niklos
Mike Niklos
Guest Occupation: 
Head Strength & Performance Coach
Guest Biography: 

Mike Niklos

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Northern Illinois University
3x All-American in Football / Illinois State Powerlifting Champion

Training Background: Mike was a Division 1 Strength Coach for 3 years with Robert Morris University and Northern Illinois University, where he oversaw and implemented workouts for the Tennis, Wrestling, Basketball, Soccer, Football, and Baseball teams. Mike was a part of the staff that helped trained Robert Morris’s basketball to get into the NCAA Tournament in 2010. Mike has also trained under multiple NFL Strength Coaches including former Cleveland Browns Strength Coach Tom Mylinski. Mike also assisted in training a Gold Medalist Olympian (Breianne McLaughlin – US Women’s Hockey) during his time before coming to Acceleration.

Professional: Mike ran a 4.38 for NFL scouts and was invited to the Pittsburgh Steelers Rookie Camp in 2007. He also spent time with arena football’s Chicago Rush. In 2011, Mike won the State Championship in powerlifting.

College: Mike was a standout cornerback for the Robert Morris University football team. He finished his career as a 3 time Div 1 All-American. He also placed 2nd All-Time in the NCAA for pass defenses.

High School: Mike was a 4 sport athlete in high school, playing football, wrestling, track, and baseball. Mike earned All-State and All-American (Scout.com) awards his senior year of football and led his high school team twice to the State Championship.

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