Paul Howey is the Atlanta Braves AAA strength and conditioning coach and is currently in his second season with the Braves organization. He spent the 2018 season with Atlanta’s AA team, the Mississippi Braves, and was voted the 2018 Southern League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Prior to joining the Braves, he was the Low A strength and conditioning coach in the Seattle Mariners organization from 2015-2017. Paul is a 2005 graduate of Abilene Christian University where he played baseball and earned a degree in Exercise Science. He holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from the University of California Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cortiva Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He’s a Certified and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a licensed massage therapist. He desires to provide a holistic strength and conditioning approach to the athletes he works with through integrating player specific strength and conditioning programming while including individually specific manual therapy and soft tissue modalities. Working primarily with in-season professional baseball players, he believes that the relationship and communication built with each athlete is key to being successful and that everything done in the weight room should complement what the player’s demands and needs are on the field.
Paul’s wife Liz is currently studying Osteopathic medicine at AT Still University where she is a third-year student. During the offseason he enjoys fishing and duck hunting, spending time with family and travelling.
Topics covered in this episode:
- Best professional baseball story
- Being Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year
- Massage Therapy School
- “We’re all in this together” (6:00)
- “These guys are just like anybody else” (11:48)
- “My programming needs to complement what guys do on the field” (15:10)