COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Texas A&M baseball program announced this week the addition of Jeremy McMillan, who will serve as strength and conditioning coach working exclusively with Aggie baseball student-athletes.
McMillan's responsibility at A&M will be to build a strength and conditioning program that addresses the specific characteristics of the game of baseball. McMillan's program will focus on a combination of both strength and power development with an emphasis on developing explosive strength, power and rotational ability.
"I incorporate many variations of training into our program from warm-up routines, to mobility drills, to the exercises we use in training," McMillan said. "The goal is to build a strength and conditioning program that improves our athletes abilities on the baseball field. This is accomplished by developing each athlete individually to their highest athletic potential."
The hiring of McMillan gives Texas A&M unique distinction as one of the few schools in the country with a full-time baseball strength and conditioning coach.
"We are very happy to add Jeremy as a part of our baseball program," Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said. "He has a track record of success during his career and will make a major impact in our ability to develop our players so they can compete at the highest level. Having a full-time strength and conditioning coach whose sole emphasis is on baseball gives our program and student-athletes a huge advantage."
McMillan will supervise and maintain all activities of the brand new weight room facility following the opening of the newly renovated Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, which will officially be christened at the opening of the 2012 season. Additionally, he will also oversee the nutritional and hydration efforts for Aggie baseball as well as coordinate with A&M baseball athletic trainer Josh Cohen on injury prevention and recovery.
The San Antonio, Texas, native comes to Aggieland after his most recent post with the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League where he served as assistant strength and conditioning coach/nutrition consultant.
In his most recent position at the collegiate level, McMillan worked from 2007 to the summer of 2011 as strength and conditioning coach at Texas State where he served as the strength and conditioning coach with baseball, soccer, women's basketball, golf and women's tennis.
During his time at TSU, McMillan played an important role with Bobcat baseball as the program captured three consecutive Southland Conference regular season championships and a SLC Tournament title while advancing to the NCAA Tournament on two occasions.
McMillan also spent time at the University of New Mexico where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach working with the Lobo baseball, football, swimming and diving, track (sprinters and jumpers), women's golf and Nordic skiing teams.
Prior to New Mexico, McMillan served as a student assistant at Texas Tech University for a period of three years while working on his undergraduate degree. While at Texas Tech, McMillan worked with baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and the women's tennis programs.
A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, McMillan is CPR certified as well as being first aid certified through the American Red Cross. He is a graduate of Texas Tech, where he received his bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science in August of 2006. He is currently working on finishing his Master's degree that he started at New Mexico.