Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning

Pat Sandora – Boston Red Sox

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Name: Pat Sandora

Or­ga­ni­za­tion: Boston Red Sox 

Title: Major League Strength Co­ach 

Years work­ing in pro­fes­sional base­ball strength and conditioning: Seventeen seasons including fourteen seasons in Minor League Baseball. Ten seasons as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator including 5 seasons with the Phillies and 5 with the Red Sox.

Total years in strength and conditioning: Twenty-one, starting with an internship at West Virginia University in 1993. 

Ed­u­ca­tion: West Virginia University, BS in Physical Education (1996) and MS in Athletic Coaching with an emphasis in strength and conditioning (1998). 

Cer­ti­fi­ca­tions: PES, CSCS, RSCC-D

Pat is in his 21st year as a strength coach and his 17th year in professional baseball. He worked 14 years in the minor leagues including 10 years as a Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. His professional career stated in 1997 as a Physical Education and Health Teacher in the Colleton County School District in Ruffin, SC. From there Pat moved into professional baseball, first as a Minor League Strength Coach for the Texas Rangers (Savannah Sand Gnats1998 and Tulsa Drillers 1999) and later as the Minor League Coordinator for the Phillies (Fall of 1999-2004). He returned to West Virginia University as the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning in 2004 before returning to professional baseball as a Minor League Strength Coach for the Brewers in 2005  (Brevard County Manatee) and Indians in 2006 (Akron Aeros). Pat joined the Red Sox in the fall of 2006 as the Minor League Coordinator, a position he held for 5 years before being named Major League Strength Coach for the Boston Red Sox in 2012 and helping them become World Series Champions in 2013.

Pat’s primary focus is to improve mobility and strength by creating a stable base of support through which energy can be transferred and movement efficiency enhanced. He uses traditional and non-traditional methods of training to improve mobility, strength, and movement efficiency.

Pat and his wife of 16 years, Kimberly, reside in Boston. His hobbies during the season include running, working out, and reading.

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