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Dave Puloka begins his 10th season as a member of the Dolphins’ coaching staff and his second as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach, having been promoted to the position on Jan. 25, 2016. He originally joined the Dolphins as an assistant strength and conditioning coach on Jan. 28, 2008.
Dave Puloka begins his 10th season as a member of the Dolphins’ coaching staff and his second as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach, having been promoted to the position on Jan. 25, 2016. He originally joined the Dolphins as an assistant strength and conditioning coach on Jan. 28, 2008.

Puloka oversees all aspects of the players’ weight training, along with the team’s offseason conditioning program and rehabilitation process. In his first season as head strength and conditioning coach in 2016, he helped the team win 10 games and reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Prior to Miami, Puloka spent the 2007 season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Atlanta Falcons, his first year in the NFL. Prior to embarking on his NFL stint, Puloka served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Virginia from 2005-06.

Puloka went to training camp with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted college free agent in 2001. He lettered in football and track at Holy Cross College (1997-2000), where he played defensive end. His career totals in football included 19 sacks. He served as a team captain on the football team each of his final two years while he was also a first-team All- Patriot League and All-New England performer. Puloka earned his degree in psychology from Holy Cross College and his master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Virginia.

Puloka and his wife, Sela, live in Fort Lauderdale. His last name is pronounced Puh-LOH-kuh.

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