Our Coaches

A. J. Russell, the three-time Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, just completed his 10th year in the strength and conditioning field all in professional baseball, and all with the Padres. A. J. earned his first MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award in 2010 while working with...

Lee Tressel, the two-time Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, just completed his 11th year in the strength and conditioning field all in professional baseball, and all with the Yankees. Lee earned his first MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award in 2012 while working with...

The National Strength and Conditioning Association recently announced that Matthew Krause, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the New York Yankees, was selected as the NSCA’s Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2018. Coach Krause is the fifth recipient of this award, which has been...

JD Howell, the 2015 and 2017 Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, just completed his 9th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 5th in professional baseball. JD earned his first MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award while working with Oakland’s Midwest League Class...

Fred Murphy, two-time International League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (2016 and 2017), just completed his 10th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 7th in professional baseball. Fred is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Detroit Tigers Triple A affiliate, Toledo...

  Pictured L to R, Strickland, Abell, Tressel 2017 MiLB Strength Coach of the Year Award was presented to all winners during the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida on December 9th.  In attendance to receive their award was Trey Strickland (Midwest...

Anthony Velazquez, the 2016 and 2017 Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, just completed his 6th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 5th season in professional baseball. Anthony is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Trenton Thunder, the New York Yankees Eastern...

John Philbin is completing his seventh year of work in professional baseball including six (2009-2015) as the Head Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Nationals and one as Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Coordinator for Player Development for the New York Yankees. A native of...

Ric Mabie is in his 16th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 14th year in professional baseball all with the Texas Rangers (2003-2017). A native of Paterson, NJ, Ric attended Lakeland Reginal HS in Wanaque, NJ and received his diploma after entering the military. Ric served in the Military...

Check the link below to view the entire list of 2017 MiLB Strength Coaches of the Year, as voted by their peers.  Congratulations to ALL winners!   MiLB Strength Coach of the Year 2017