Ryan Stoneberg just completed his 17th year in professional baseball including the last four (2012-2015) as the Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2015 World Champion Kansas City Royals. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Ryan worked in the minor leagues for 13 years including three years as a minor league strength and conditioning coach with the Diamondbacks (1999-2000); five years as the Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with KC (2001-2006) and five years as Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator with KC (2007-2011).
A native of Lacey, WA, Ryan earned three letters in baseball while attending North Thurston High School and was named to the 1993 Washington All-State Baseball Team. After high school, he attended Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA and played for their baseball team that advanced to the California Community College Final 4 in 1994 and 1996. He earned Associate of Arts and Associate of Math and Science degrees from Lassen before transferring to the University of Arizona where he was also a member of their baseball team. Ryan received a BS in Physiological Sciences from Arizona in 1999.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Ryan resides in Phoenix, AZ during the off-season with his 4-year old daughter, Sydney. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, lifting weights and working on art projects with his daughter.
His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is as follows:
Each player that we are fortunate to work with has a specific training background, injury history and positional demands. Also, the length of the season and frequency of games are unique relative to other sports. I embrace these aspects and strive to create personalized training and recovery programs that will help each player maximize their talent during competition and achieve on-field success. It is imperative that attention to training consistency, intensity and volume always be present.