Edgar Barreto is currently in his 8th year in the strength and conditioning field, and his 8th in professional baseball. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2010, he gained valuable experience in his undergraduate program at Florida Gulf Coast University.
A native of Habana, Cuba, Edgar graduated from Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers FL in 2005 where he earned two letters in baseball, the Jago Award in his junior season and was MVP and an All-Star in his senior year. Upon graduation he enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL where he earned a BS in Human Performance in 2010. He worked as an Indoor Cycling Instructor during his college career (2008-2010) and with the Red Sox (2010-2015).
Edgar did an internship with the Red Sox in the spring of 2010 and upon graduation he worked as an assistant with the Dominican Summer League (DSL) team in the Red Sox Dominican Academy. Over the last 8 years, he has had the opportunity to coach the DSL Red Sox, the Portland Seadogs (AA) and the Gulf Coast League Red Sox Rehab players. His current position with the Red Sox is Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, a position that he has held since 2016.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also holds FMS Level 1, FCS, Y-Balance and First Aid certifications.
Edgar and his wife of five years Jennifer live in Cape Coral, FL during the off-season. His hobbies include going to the movies and beach and spending time with his family.
His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is as follows:
As a strength and conditioning coach, my goal is to have a positive impact on the players and staff by establishing meaningful relationships. I also strive to earn their trust and to consistently coach the importance of recovery, movement, speed, mental preparation and physical strength. Having a consistent approach will give the athlete longevity and optimize their ability to compete at an elite level in MLB.
Personal note: I would like to thank everyone who has helped guide me along the way and helped me become the man and professional that I am today, especially my wife and family. I will always be extremely grateful, I would not be here without your help.