Eric McMahon, three-time Texas League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year (2012, 2014 and 2015), just completed his 15th year in the strength and conditioning field and his 13th in professional baseball. Eric is currently the Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Texas Rangers. Prior to joining the Rangers in 2009, he served as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Milwaukee Brewers (2006-2008) and as an instructor at the MLB Training Academy in Tirrenia, Italy, in conjunction with the League’s International Academies Athlete Development Program (2007-2008). Eric also gained experience as a graduate teaching fellow in anatomy and physiology and as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Springfield College in Springfield, MA (2005-2007), assistant football coach at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT (2005), and worked in stadium operations for the Montreal Expos’ Penn League affiliate in Burlington, VT (1998-2005).
A native of Burlington, VT, Eric graduated from Burlington High School in 2000, where he earned letters in football, baseball and ice hockey. After high school, he attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY where he was a member of the football team and named to the All-UCAA Academic Team from 2001-2004. He earned a B.S. in Biology from St. Lawrence in 2004 and M.Ed. in Exercise Science and Sports Studies (Strength and Conditioning) from Springfield College in 2010.
Eric is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also holds CPR/AED through the American Red Cross, Pn1 through Precision Nutrition, Sports Yoga through NESTA, and is Level 1 certified through USA Weightlifting (USAW).
Eric resides in Frisco, TX with his wife, Meredith, and three children, Colin (6 years), Amelia (3 years) and Claire (5 months). His hobbies include spending time with his family, skating and playing ice hockey.
Eric believes that in order to best serve the players and organization the strength and conditioning coach must be the most dynamic and resourceful member of the staff, and that strength and movement skills are the foundation of high-level performance.