Organization: Detroit Tigers
Title: Head S&C Coach
Years working in professional baseball S&C: 12
Years in S&C total: 14
Education: M.S. Human Movement, A.T. Still University; BA Exercise Science DePauw University
Certification: Registered S&C Coach through NSCA
This is Javair Gillett’s twelfth year with the Detroit Tigers organization and his ninth season as the director of the Tigers’ strength and conditioning department. He is a NSCA Certified (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC).
Javair earned a BS degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science from DePauw University and a MS degree in Human Movement from A. T. Still University. He was a four-year letterman in baseball at DePauw where he earned All-Conference honors twice and All-American Honorable Mention his final season. Prior to joining the Tigers, Javair served as an intern for the Orlando Magic, Indiana University, and The Pennsylvania State University.
Philosophy on S&C –His major goals as a S&C coach are to help players 1) reduce the risk of injury, 2) maximize performance, and 3) endure the stresses encountered during the competitive season. He believes that conditioning for sport is a science that requires a strategic blend of agility, balance, strength, speed and power in order to achieve optimal results.
In his free time, Javair shares his knowledge with parents, coaches and participants in youth sports programs, and develops educational tools to help children and adults improve fitness and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. Javair also speaks at community and professional meetings, writes articles and develops educational videos to improve health and performance.
During the off-season, Javair resides in Lakeland, FL with his fiancé Erin Counts.