Jerry Palmieri is an American Football strength and conditioning coach. Palmieri most recently served on Tom Coughlin's staff for the New York Giants, a position which he held for 12 seasons. During those years, the Giants won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. In addition to these accolades, Palmieri served on Couglin's staff when he coached the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1995 to 2002. During those years that team competed in two AFC Championship Games. In 2003, Palmieri worked as an assistant strength & Conditioning coach for the New Orleans Saints. Palmieri started his career as a part-time strength coach at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where one of his students was future NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. He would then go on to coach at Kansas State University and Boston College.
Throughout his career of both coaching on the floor of the weight room and standing on the sidelines for more than 500 NCAA and NFL games Palmieri has learned numerous life lessons. Some of these lessons which he now speaks about are:
- There is no substitute for hard work,
- People do what you inspect, not what you expect
- 14-0 is the Kiss of death
- The first time you quit will be the hardest.
Palmieri now works with teams to help them take a step in the right direction toward achieving their short and long-term goals.