Joe Hogarty, Orioles

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Joe Hogarty, RSCC, ATC

Joe Hogarty just completed his 17th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 16th year in professional baseball including the last nine as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club. His career in professional baseball began in 2003 as an intern with the Boston Red Sox. Joe was the Assistant Athletic Trainer (LAT) / Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) for Red Sox AAA Pawtucket Paw Sox. In 2004, the Orioles hired him as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach. Joe was on staff as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the AAA International League Ottawa Lynx from 2004 to 2006 and AAA International League Norfolk Tides in 2007 before being promoted to Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2008. He was promoted to Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2010.

In roles outside of the competitive season with baseball, Joe has worked as an Athletic Trainer / Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Women’s Ice Hockey team at Northeastern University in Boston, MA (2005) and at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the USA Junior National Luge team in the 2006-2007.

Originally from Massachusetts, Joe was an athlete in soccer, basketball, baseball and volleyball in high school. Joe transitioned to Bridgewater State University in 1996 where he earned a BS in Health and Movement Science with a concentration in Athletic Training in 2001. Joe competed 4 years as a soccer athlete collegiately.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Joe is single and resides in Sarasota, FL during the off-season and enjoys being outdoors, travel and golf. His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is “coaches must develop and present programs that prepare players for the mental and physical demands of the game, improve health, well-being, recovery, and endure the stressors of a 162-game schedule and post-season”.

Joe’s father, Stephen Hogarty, just turned 79 years old and is still umpiring Little League baseball games. Stephen has been the inspiration for Joe’s love of the game and passion for excellence in the field of strength and conditioning in pro baseball.

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