"Since my arrival at The University of Vermont four years ago, Dr. Connolly has had a major impact on the resurgence of our hockey program. Both from a strength and conditioning perspective as well as educating our student/athletes on sports nutrition, Declan has had a direct influence on the success of our hockey team. He has the utmost respect of athletes, students and coaches alike. He is truly insightful."Kevin Sneddon, Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach, University of Vermont
"Where do I start with Declan, he's an amazing talent with incredible credentials and knowledge, but also the unique gift to deliver this level of understanding and scientific data with such clarity and ease. He is helping our student-athletes learn things about themselves that they'll take with them for the rest of their lives. We are blessed to have him with us. He is absolutely instrumental in our success"Jesse Cormier, Head Men's Soccer Coach, University of Vermont
"Declan Connolly has become a world class professor since I have taken
him under my wing. He is now better looking smarter and more fun to be
with since he started hanging out with me. He is also a pretty desent
story teller now that i have taught him how to speak english instead
"Declan Connolly has developed a world class exersise physiology program backed by unlimited knowledge and vision. He is a true pioneer in his field."
"Dr. Connolly has been working with our program over the past five season. His work has been a major component to our success over the past few seasons. The coaching staff and the athletes have implemented his recommendations on nutrition and training. As a results the team and each athlete have been able to compete at a higher level, and set program records in each of the last 5 seasons, in large part due to his guidance "Gerry Cournoyer, Head Swimming and Diving Coach, University of Vermont
"You are lucky to be working with such an awesome person!! He has
been Vermont Alpine Racing Associations MOST popular speaker. I have had him
present 3 years in a row (maybe 4) and would have had him again this year but
felt that my audience of ski racing coaches would accuse me of getting lazy
in searching for presenters.
Anyway - Declan has been so informative and gives an excellent presentation with humor and wit beyond compare. Phenomenal intellect, great charisma, and infinitely knowledgeable in exercise science!!"
"I've had him as a teacher, as a friend, and as an information resource. Declan is very knowledgeable, very helpful, very easy to understand and a very genuine guy. Luckily we have that resource available to us. Declan is a stand-up guy with lots of knowledge."Rayne Herzog, Program Director, Shelbure Athletic Club.
"Declan Connolly is one of the top exercise scientists and sports nutritionists in the world. However, what is most impressive about Declan is his ability to simplify the complex and to also entertain while he educates. He is probably the best presenter I have ever heard. If you are looking to take your performance to another level, contact Declan today. You can thank me later."Brian M. Cain, MS, CAA Athletic Director Mt. Mansfield Union High School Director, Cain Peak Performance
Since I have became Fitness Director at the EDGE in 2003, Declan Connolly has been the most outgoing business professional I have met. He has helped my personal training staff renew their yearly continuing education credits by hosting weekly lectures during the summer. His topics are always cutting edge and he takes the time to make sure we are all on the same page. Declan also has a ton of great stories to make the time pass. I truly appreciate having him just a phone call away to pick his brain on any subject.Caleb Vallencourt Fitness Director of the Sports & Fitness EDGE ACE Certified Personal Trainer PFP Certified Fitness Consultant
"At this level we only use the best. For ten years Declan has been a strength and conditioning consultant to our organization".Reg Grant, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, New York Rangers NHL.
"A scientist, practitioner, and athlete all rolled into one, a truly remarkable resource."Calvin Morris, Director of High Performance, England Rugby World Champions - 2003.
"Dr. Connolly, You're a genius."Dick Henry, Master's Rower after setting a personal best in 2k after just 4 weeks with Dr. C.
"An exemplary mentor, role model, scientist, critic, and athlete."Dr. Malachy Mc Hugh, former doctoral student and current Director of Research at the Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma.
"Where else you can you find a guy who has studied it, used it and experienced it? He relates to athletes like no other, that's why he 's on our advisory board whatever the cost".Eamonn Mc Cartan, Chief Executive Officer, Sports Council for Northern Ireland.
"Simply the best kept secret at UVM".John Davey, CEO Cherrypharm Sports Drinks, former Professional tennis player and UVM alumni.