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Victor Ishmael
Assistant Strength Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Strength Coach
Alma Mater: South Carolina State, 1987

Victor Ishmael is in his 13th season serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Miami, working primarily with the football, women’s rowing and women’s golf programs.

Prior to the 2015 campaign, Colas became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He also is a registered strength and conditioning coach and is a strength and conditioning certified coach.

Ishmael has spent more than 19 years in the strength and conditioning field, and was the assistant director of strength and conditioning at North Carolina from 1998-2001. In addition, he previously worked at South Carolina and Georgia.

Ishmael was a four-year letterman as an offensive lineman at South Carolina State and graduated in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He and his wife, Renee, have five children: sons Victor Jr. and Jabari, and daughters Marisa, Aiyana and Jessica.