Dustin Clarke, New York Mets

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Dustin Clarke, MS, RSCC

Dustin Clarke just completed his 11th year in strength and conditioning and 8th in professional baseball including the last four (2015 – 2018) as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the New York Mets. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Dustin worked in the Mets minor league system for 4 years including stints as the strength and conditioning coach for the Gulf Coast League Mets Short-Season team (2011) and AA Binghamton Mets (2012 – 2013). In 2014, he served in the dual role of strength and conditioning coach for the AAA Las Vegas 51’s and Minor League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator before being promoted to Major League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2015. Prior to professional baseball, Dustin spent 2008 at Drexel University, 2009 at Lafayette College and 2010 at the University of Michigan working with Football.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is USA Weightlifting Level 2 and Functional Movement Screen Level 1 certified.

A native of Scranton, PA, Dustin graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, PA. After high school, he earned both BS (2008) and MS (2010) degrees in Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, PA.

Dustin resides in Port St. Lucie, FL during the off-season with his wife of three years, Angela, and dog, Cooper. He enjoys an active lifestyle with his wife and dog.

He says that the goals of the Strength and Conditioning program of the Mets are to minimize the risk of injury and develop the physical capabilities needed to enhance on-field performance. These goals are achieved through comprehensive assessment, development of efficient movement patterns, individualized strength programs using ground-based, multi-joint movements, and conditioning protocols that are tailored to the physical demands of baseball and facilitate recovery. The Mets strive to create an environment, both physically and mentally, that puts athletes in the best possible position to compete at the highest level.

 

Dustin would like to thank all of the coaches and mentors along the way who have continued to help him grow as a person and coach. Without the dedicated coaches that have paved the way, innovation in strength and conditioning would not be possible.

 

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