The Columbus, Ohio native tied for the team lead in scoring as a freshman.
Roethlingshoefer, a 2012 graduate of Westfield State University, will work with the Miami hockey program. His primary duties include managing all aspects of the RedHawks' strength and conditioning, nutrition and supplementation programs. He will also design and implement individual workout programs for each player both in season and during the summer, create individual meal plans based on player need, monitor player gains and fatigue and maintain the new weight room at the Goggin Ice Center. He will also perform massages on the players as a licensed massage therapist.
"We are excited to have Justin join our family at Miami," Miami head hockey coach Enrico Blasi said. "He brings energy and enthusiasm along with knowledge in the weight room that will benefit our program and continue putting it in a position to compete at a high level. He has tremendous experience as a player, in college athletics and in pro hockey. He is a great addition to our staff and we hope to have him for a long time."
Roethlingshoefer arrives in Oxford after spending the 2013-14 academic year as a sport performance graduate assistant at Louisville. He helped train the Cardinals' baseball, women's basketball, volleyball and men's and women's soccer teams while working directly with UL's women's tennis and rowing teams. He was also coordinator of Cardinal `Snack Shack', which provided post workout supplementation for Louisville student-athletes. In addition to those duties, Roethlingshoefer is also a Licensed Massage Therapist who provided those services for both the Cardinals' women's soccer and women's basketball teams.
Prior to his time at Louisville, Roethlingshoefer served strength and conditioning internships with the National Hockey League's Columbus Blue Jackets (2011-13) and Edmonton Oilers (summer of 2012), the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons (2011-12) along with Castleton State College (2009-10), Quinnipiac (summer of 2011) and Louisville (2012-13) in the NCAA.
Roethlingshoefer is no stranger to the ice as he spent four years as a goaltender at Westfield State University and played four years of Canadian Jr. A hockey before that. He served as team captain and MVP of the Cornwall Colts in 2009 while also winning the Canadian Junior Scholastic and Ability Player of the Year award. He also spent time with the Springfield Falcons as a practice goalie.
Roethlingshoefer is a certified as a strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also Precision Nutrition (PN) certified, kinesiotape certified and possesses a United States Weightlifting level one certification. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from Westfield State University in 2012 and will receive a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Louisville in December, 2014.