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Interview with Donny Gress (Part One)



Donny Gress just completed his 2nd season in professional baseball. He works for the Boston Red Sox as a minor league strength coach for the High-A Greenville Drive. He recently worked in the Arizona Fall League with the Glendale Desert Dogs. Prior to the Red Sox he was a coaching assistant and summer intern at the University of Kentucky with the Olympic Strength Staff and worked directly with baseball, softball, gymnastics, and started the strength training for Stunt. Other stops include Graduate Assistant for University of Kentucky Human Resources under their MoveWell division, Cape Cod Baseball League, John Carroll University, and Speed Strength Systems. 


Education, Awards & Certificates:

2023 South Atlantic League MiLB Strength Coach of the Year

University of Kentucky – Master of Science: Exercise Physiology & Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching

John Carroll University – Bachelor of Arts: Exercise Science (Magna Cum Laude)

National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

OnBaseU – Level 1 Hitting


Topics covered in this episode:
-Working with gymnasts
-His best professional baseball stories
-Winning SAL Strength Coach of the Year

-“We know that winning is as much a part of development as anything we do in the weightroom” (13:37)
-“At the end of the day it’s a team sport. It has individual pieces to it, but you have to do the best you can with your ability to help the team win” (19:01)
-“I think a lot of it comes down to two things: communication and feel” (29:09)

If you would like to learn more from Donny, you can follow him on social media:

Instagram: dontron41

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