In 2011 Vazquez is entering his 6th season as the Texas Rangers Strength and Conditioning Coach. He spent the previous four seasons with the New York Mets. In 2005 he was the Director of Rehab, from 2002-2004 he was the club’s Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
Prior to joining the Mets, he was the Sports Physical Therapist for the Therapy Center in Knoxville, Tenn. and Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tenn. from 1998-2001. In 1998, he was a co-founder of TNT sports specific training in Knoxville.
After earning second team All-American honors at the University of Tennessee in 1992, Vazquez was selected by St. Louis in the 42nd round of the 1992 June draft. He played professionally for three seasons as an outfielder in the Cardinals organization and for the Northern League’s Duluth club.
Vazquez graduated from Tennessee with a BS degree in education in 1994 and received his masters of physical therapy from Nova Southeastern in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 1998.
Vazquez co-authored a book “Total Fitness for Baseball” with Dr. Jay Hoffman. Vazquez has a published an NSCA article called “Anthropometric and Performance Comparisons in Professional Baseball Players.”
Jose has been the PBSCCS treasurer for the last for 4 seasons. He is a Certified and Registered (CSCS-R) Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Additionally, he has been attending the annual Strength Coach meetings since he became a strength coach in 2002.