Kiyoshi Momose just completed his 18th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 16th year in professional baseball including the last one (2016) as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox, Kiyoshi spent 15 years (2001-2015) in the Pirates organization in a variety of roles, most recently as Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the major league level. In addition to working with the big league club, Momose also oversaw the Pirates’ strength and conditioning program at their academy in the Dominican Republic. Momose, who is fluent in Japanese, English, and Spanish, served as the strength and conditioning coach for the team of MLB stars managed by Red Sox skipper John Farrell that played in the Japan All-Star Series in November 2014. He began his baseball career as an intern in the Tampa Bay Rays minor league system in 2000 before joining the Pirates as Minor League S&C Coach in 2001.
A native of Nagano, Japan, Kiyoshi played a high school baseball at Misuzugaoka HS in Nagano, Japan for three years and college baseball at the Nippon Sport Science University for four years where he earned a BS in physical education in 1997. Kiyoshi came to the US in 1998 and enrolled in the Master’s program in exercise physiology at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando. He served as a Graduate Assistant in S&C Department at UCF from 1999 to 2000 before earning a MA in PE (emphasis in exercise physiology) in December in 2000.
Kiyoshi is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) by the American College of Sports Medicine.
He resides in Pittsburgh, PA during the off-season with his wife of 7 years, Lucianna and sons Tristan (age 16) and Kiyan (age 5). His hobbies are reading and watching baseball games.
His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is to train hard to develop physical and mental toughness. Sleep well and fuel well for optimal recovery. Prepare players to become the best they can be.