Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Interview with Jeff Dolan (Part 1)

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Jeff Dolan is entering his first year in the Boston Red Sox organization. Prior to joining the Red Sox he spent one season with the Phoenix Suns as assistant strength and conditioning coach after spending nearly two years as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Illinois where he oversaw the physical preparation of the baseball and women’s soccer teams. With the Suns, Dolan’s primary role included assisting with all day-to-day weight room operations along with assisting in the delivery of the Suns’ strength and conditioning training sessions.


He previously worked as a minor league strength and conditioning coach in the New York Yankees organization, earning the 2017 South Atlantic League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award while with the Charleston RiverDogs after winning the 2016 Appalachian League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award with the Pulaski Yankees.


A native of Rochester, NY, Dolan holds a Master’s in Exercise Science from the University of South Florida and bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology from SUNY Brockport. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).


Topics covered in this episode:

  • Comparing and contrasting the NBA with professional baseball
  • His best professional baseball story
  • Being adaptable and how it can help in your career



  • “You always have to consider what am i trying to get out of this training stimulus in terms of an adaptation” (36:54)
  • “Adaptability is the number one ability that a strength coach needs to have” (41:57)
  • “The weight room will only take you so far” (46:18)


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