Ric Mabie is in his 16th year working in the field of strength and conditioning and his 14th year in professional baseball all with the Texas Rangers (2003-2017). A native of Paterson, NJ, Ric attended Lakeland Reginal HS in Wanaque, NJ and received his diploma after entering the military. Ric served in the Military for 15 years which included 7 years of active duty as Engineman Third Class Petty Officer (1974-77) and 4 years as a Sargent (Flight Engineer on CH 47 Chinook, 160th Special Operation Regiment). Following his active duty, Ric served for 8 years as an active reservist as a Naval Aviation Maintenance Officer and Squadron Physical Training Officer.
While serving in the Military Ric earned both a BS (1985) and MBA/A (1989) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (International Campus). After leaving active duty, Ric continued to work in aviation, first as a Flight Operations Engineer for Boeing (1985-98) and later as Minimum Equipment List Program Manager for American West Airlines (1998-2007).
Ric played football in HS and on base teams while serving in the Navy. His first job in the field of strength and conditioning coaching was as the Squadron Physical Training Officer in Naval Reserves from 1988-95. After leaving the military, he served as strength and conditioning coach for a women’s professional football team, the Phoenix Nighthawks, in 2003 before joining the Texas Rangers organization in 2004. Ric served as the Rangers Rookie Ball strength and conditioning coach from 2004 to 2006. The Rangers promoted him to AAA strength and conditioning coach in 2007, a position he held for 10 years before being named the Rangers’ Rehab Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in 2017. He was the PCL Strength Coach of the Year in 2010.
Ric is certified by the NSCA (CSCS and RSCC*D) and Red Cross (First-Aid). He and his wife Cindy have been married 37 years and have a daughter, Sherri, son-in-law, Kendall, and two grandchildren, Kelsey age 9 and Cody age 3. Ric and Cindy reside in Peoria, AZ in the off-season where his current hobby is restoring a 2000 BMW Z3.
Ric believes that strength is cornerstone for all physical qualities in life including those needed to play professional baseball.