Jim Malone – PBSCCS President
Jim Malone is in his sixth year as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Padres’ the 2011 campaign marks his15th season in professional baseball. Joined San Diego’s staff after serving as the Cleveland Indians Minor league strength and conditioning coordinator from 2004-05.
Began his baseball career with the Indians as the strength coach for Single-A Watertown in 1997 moved on to Cleveland’s Triple-A Buffalo affiliate where he was on the same staff as Padres Manager Bud Black for the 1998 International League champion Buffalo Bisons.
Served as minor league strength and conditioning coordinator for the Kansas City Royals (2000-01) and head strength and conditioning coach for the New York Mets (2002). Is a Certified and Registered Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®), a member of the National Strength and Conditioning
Association and a Certified Club Coach through USA Weightlifting in December 2008, was elected president of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS) after serving as the vice president of that group since 2007. Appointed by the Commissioner’s Office to serve on the Major League Baseball Strength & Conditioning Advisory Committee, the MLB Medical Advisory Committee, and MLB’s Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee.
A native of Buffalo, NY, he graduated from the University of Rochester where he was an NSCA All-American defensive tackle and placed fifth in the 1989 Collegiate National Power Lifting Championships in the 242-pound weight class, earning All- American honors.
Born May 9, 1967, Malone began his coaching career as a football and strength coach at his alma mater, followed by stints at Princeton University, Albright College and Columbia University.