Conor Sweeney
Conor Sweeney

First Team Sport Scientist

Conor Sweeney at a Glance:

  • First Team Sport Scientist in third season with the Revolution.
  • Joined the club in August 2022 after three years working with the USA Rugby Women’s First Team as Sport Science and Strength & Conditioning Coach.
  • Worked with U.S. Coast Guard Academy as full-time Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.
  • Interned at Boston College, Harvard University, and the University of Tennessee.
  • Ireland native owns bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Loughborough University in England.

Conor Sweeney is in his third season as First Team Sport Scientist with the New England Revolution, having joined the club in August 2022. In his current role, Sweeney leads and coordinates all sport science initiatives while assisting with strength and conditioning and return to play activities.

Prior to arriving in New England, the Ireland native spent three years as Sport Science / Strength & Conditioning Coach with USA Rugby, working with the Women’s Under-15s. From 2021-22, he was also a Senior Product Support Technician at Catapult, a Massachusetts-based company that produces cutting-edge technology products designed to optimize performance, avoid injury, and quantify return to play.

In 2020, Sweeney was a Strength & Conditioning Intern with Boston College’s football program, after spending the previous year as a full-time Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. While at Boston College, he worked remotely as a Sport Scientist with Rugby United New York of Major League Rugby, where he created a bespoke monitoring system to track several health and wellness measures. Sweeney’s previous positions included internships at Harvard University (2017 and 2019), the University of Tennessee (2018), and a role as Sports Performance Coach with Global Premier Soccer (2016).

Hailing from County Tyrone, Ireland, Sweeney holds a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Loughborough University, and a bachelor’s degree in sport science with management from the same institution. While at Loughborough, he had the opportunity to participate in research looking at the physical characteristics of elite youth academy soccer players at Nottingham Forest Football Club.

He is a Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is also Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCCA). He also holds Emergency First Aid and Good Clinical Practice certifications. Sweeney is both a Level 1 Coach and Level 1 Referee in Gaelic Football.

Conor Sweeney’s Background

New England Revolution (First Team Sport Scientist)


Catapult (Senior Product Support Technician)


USA Rugby Women’s Senior Team (Sport Science / Strength & Conditioning Coach)


Boston College (Football Strength & Conditioning Intern)


Rugby United New York (Sport Scientist)


U.S. Coast Guard Academy (Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach)


Harvard University (Strength & Conditioning Intern)

2017 and 2019

University of Tennessee (Strength & Conditioning Intern – Football)


Global Premier Soccer (Sports Performance Coach)