Interview with Nate Shaw

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Nate Shaw is in his 17th season in Professional Baseball and is in his 14th season as the Major League Strength Coordinator with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He studied Athletic Training at the University of Florida. Prior to graduating, Nate was fortunate to land a dual internship as a Trainer/Strength Coach and interned with the Toronto Blue Jays during Spring Training 2001. After graduating from UF in May 2001, he took a job as a Personal Trainer in Gainesville for 2 years before getting in the door with the Rays in 2003 as a NY/Penn League Trainer with the Hudson Valley Renegades affiliate. He was promoted to Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for 2004 and held that position until he filled his current role in 2006 with the Diamondbacks. His specialities include work ethic, loyalty, manual therapy, communication, exercise prescription, program design, and of course being a dad. He currently lives in Chandler, AZ.


Topics covered in this episode:

  • His personal story growing up
  • His best professional baseball story
  • PRI & Breathing



  • “Communication is really important” (1:38)
  • “My biggest gift is that I care about people” (11:20)
  • “Have no ego and just be willing to serve people” (23:54)


If you would like to learn more from Nate, you can check out his articles on the PBSCCS website:

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