Jeremy McMillan is in
his first season as strength and conditioning coach working exclusively with
Aggie baseball student-athletes.
McMillan's responsibility at A&M is to build a strength
and conditioning program that addresses the specific characteristics of the
game of baseball. McMillan's program focuses 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
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