Jason Meredith just completed his 10th year in professional baseball, all with the Milwaukee Brewers. A native of Kirksville, MO Jason graduated from Davis County High School in Bloomfield, Iowa where he earned two letters in basketball and was named to the All-State Team in his senior year. After high school, he earned a BS in Exercise and Sports Science/Athletic Training from Iowa State University in Ames, IA in 2005. He then enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Florida where he earned a Masters of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology in 2007. While enrolled at Florida, he gained valuable experience working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, FL (2005-2007). He then served as Head Athletic Trainer at Alonso HS in Tampa, FL through USF Smart Institute from 2007-2009.
In 2009, he entered the field of strength and conditioning in professional baseball as an intern with the Phillies AA affiliate in Reading, PA. In 2010, he was the minor league strength and conditioning coach for the Yankees AA Affiliate Trenton Thunder in Trenton, NJ and was named Eastern League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. He returned to the Phillies in 2011 as the minor league strength and conditioning coach for their AAA Affiliate, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in Allentown, PA, a position he held until 2014 when the Phillies promoted him to Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. He held that position until 2017 when he joined the Brewers as their Assistant Major League Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Jason is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and holds USA Weightlifting Level 1 and First Aid certifications.
He resides in Chandler, AZ during the off-season with his wife of 6 years, Christiana and their daughter Isabella age 1 and son Alexander age 1. His hobbies include spending time with family, being outdoors, hiking and photography.
His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is as follows:
“Durability, injury resistance and resiliency are the result of an athlete getting stronger. Strength, however, must be balanced with speed, power, recovery, nutrition, flexibility and mobility in order for players to be able to perform to their full potential. Balancing each of these aspects of training gives the players the best chance for success, remain on the field and avoid injury.”