Michael Snowden begins his second season at Buffalo after joining the staff from George Mason, his alma mater.
In his first year working with the men's basketball program at UB, Snowden helped the Bulls to a school record 27 wins, while Buffalo picked up its first ever win in the NCAA Tournament.
Snowden returned to George Mason in 2016 after serving as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant with the VCU men's basketball team during the 2015-16 season. He also served as a strength and conditioning intern with the University of Maryland football team (2015), the University of Mary Washington (2014) and at George Mason (2013-14). In addition, he worked as a sports performance coach with Strength and Performance Training, Inc., from 2014-15.
He graduated from George Mason in 2015 with his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. He earned his Master's degree in Sport Leadership from VCU in 2016. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is also a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW) and a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
Snowden also spent seven years as active-duty military in the Navy. From 2005-09, he served on the USS George Washington and received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. From 2009-12, he served on Marine Helicopter Squadron One. He was awarded the Presidential Service Badge for his service to President Barack Obama and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.