Tyler Gniadek, RSSC, Chicago White Sox
Tyler Gniadek just completed his 5th year in strength and conditioning and 4th year in professional baseball. A native of Colorado Spring, CO, Tyler graduated from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, CO where he earned four letters in baseball and football and was offensive player of the year in baseball.
After high school, he attended Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS where he earned two letters in baseball before enrolling at Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson, KS where he earned a BS in Exercise Science. While in college, Tyler was an intern under Mike Jasperson for the Rockies Triple A Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2013. In 2014, he served as a Strength Coach at TCS Postgrad in McKinney, Tx. In 2016, he entered the field of strength and conditioning in professional baseball as the Strength Coach for the Angles’ Advanced Rookie Orem Owlz in the Pioneer League (Orem UT) before being named as the Strength Coach for the White Sox advanced Rookie Great Falls Voyagers (Pioneer League) in Great Falls Montana.
Tyler is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. He was strength coach for two Minor League Baseball Championships teams in his first three seasons; the 2016 Orem Owlz and 2018 Great Falls Voyagers.
He resides in Denver, CO with fiancé, Kaitlyn and enjoys traveling and attending Denver Bronco games in the off-season and playing golf on off-days during the season. Tyler believes that creating “buy-in” from our athletes is the first and most important step to becoming great in this profession. Once an athlete knows and believes that you genuinely care about them and their career, they are more likely to put in the effort and respect your work.
Tyler is appreciative to Al Sandoval (Texas Rangers), Mike Jasperson (Colorado Rockies), Daniel Escobar (LA Angels), and all of the Chicago White Sox Strength and Conditioning coaches for teaching him daily throughout his career and for giving him the opportunities to work in pro baseball. “I love my job and these coaches have helped me more than they’ll ever know.” He also would like to thank his father Pete Gniadek who passed away in 2017, for passing on his love of sports and work ethic.