The New York Yankees today reported that they have rebuilt their Player Health and Performance staff, which will be driven by new Director of Player Health and Performance Eric Cressey. Likewise joining the association are Assistant Director of Player Health and Performance Donovan Santas and Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach Brett McCabe. Expecting new jobs in 2020 are Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ATC/PT) Michael Schuk, Head Athletic Trainer Tim Lentych, and Director of Medical Services Steve Donohue.
“After a long and exhaustive survey process, we’re pleased to greet Eric Cressey to the New York Yankees to direct our player wellbeing and execution group. Eric is a profoundly practiced mentor in the wellness world and has a solid notoriety in the baseball business with respect to competitor preparing, execution, and player care. Among his obligations, Eric will have an enormous turn in staffing, appraisals, office upgrades, gear, proceeding with instruction, and innovation. We’re eager to have Eric join the Yankees to best serve our players over the association,” said Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman.
Cressey, 38, will regulate the club’s Strength and Conditioning program in his first year with the Yankees. Since helping to establish his organization, Cressey Sports Performance, in 2007, he has worked with competitors all things considered and levels, from youth sports to experts and Olympians, helping them arrive at the apex of execution in their games. In any case, his most broad work has been coordinating the offseason preparing regimens for in excess of 100 expert baseball players.
He will keep filling in as leader of Cressey Sports Performance, which practices its preparation programs on kinesiology and biomechanics and has offices in Hudson, Mass., and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Cressey Sports Performance recently utilized recently designated Yankees Pitching Coach Matt Blake as a pitching organizer.
Notwithstanding composing in excess of 500 articles, he has distributed five books and was a co-writer for the International Youth Conditioning Association High School Strength and Conditioning Certification. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Cressey earned his Master’s certificate in kinesiology with a focus in practice science through the University of Connecticut, the country’s top positioned kinesiology graduate program. He finished his undergrad work at the University of New England with a twofold major in practice science and sports and wellness the executives.
Santas, 42, will join the Yankees as the group’s Assistant Director of Player Health and Performance in 2020, turning into the principal individual to hold the situation for the club. It will be his twentieth season working in proficient baseball, having spent every one of the last 17 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He most as of late filled in as Toronto’s Head of Strength and Conditioning, regulating all territories of the field for the association.
Santas earned a Bachelor of Science qualification in exercise and sports science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction. Moreover, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Baseball Strength Coaches Society.
McCabe, 40, will join the Yankees this season as the club’s Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach. He most as of late burned through six seasons (2013-18) in a similar job with the San Diego Padres. Preceding his time with the Padres, he burned through seven seasons (2006-12) with the Arizona Diamondbacks, where, as the small time quality and molding organizer, he managed the quality and molding programs for every one of the association’s partners.
From 2003-05, he was a quality and molding mentor in the Blue Jays framework, working at Double-A New Haven in 2003 and Triple-A Syracuse from 2004-05. McCabe earned a Bachelor of Science qualification in development science at Grand Valley State University (Mich.) in 2002, and is an authorized back rub advisor, enlisted quality and molding mentor and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Schuk, 37, will start his first season as Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2020 in the wake of burning through six seasons as the group’s Physical Therapist and Assistant Athletic Trainer from 2014-19. Prior to joining the Yankees, Schuk chipped away at the THOR3 activity from 2012-14, a program assigned to help the physical and mental capacities of Army Special Forces. Before his work with the Army, he filled in as an athletic coach in the Cleveland Indians’ small time framework in 2006 and again in 2010. He moved on from the University of Central Florida in 2005 and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 2010.
Lentych, 41, will fill in as the Yankees’ Head Athletic Trainer in 2020, his seventeenth season with the association. He spent the last four seasons (2016-19) as the Yankees’ Assistant Athletic Trainer in the wake of filling in as the club’s Minor League Head Athletic Trainer from 2012-15. He started his Yankees profession in 2004 as the coach for short-season Single-A Staten Island before holding a similar job for Single-A Charleston from 2005-07.
From 2008-11, he was the head coach for Double-A Trenton, gaining Eastern League “Athletic Trainer of the Year” praises in 2009. Lentych earned his Bachelor’s certificate in applied sciences and innovation with a fixation in athletic preparing from Ball State University in 2001 and functioned as an athletic preparing assistant with the Baltimore Orioles that year. He earned a Master’s qualification from the University of Tennessee in 2004.
Donohue, 63, will start his 42nd continuous season in the Yankees association and first as the group’s Director of Medical Services in 2020. He filled in as the group’s Head Athletic Trainer for the last eight seasons (2012-19) subsequent to going through 26 years (1986-2011) as the Yankees’ Assistant Athletic Trainer under Gene Monahan, during which time he shared MLB’s “Athletic Training Staff of the Year” respects in 1990 and 2010.
In January 2020, he was drafted into the New York State Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame and in January 2018, he was named the victor of the “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award” by the National Athletic Trainers Association. He began his athletic preparing vocation in 1979 at the Yankees’ Double-A West Haven subsidiary before being elevated to Double-A Nashville (1980-81) and Triple-A Columbus (1982-85). Donohue is a 1974 alumni of Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx and a 1979 alumni of the University of Louisville. He is an individual from the National Athletic Trainers Association and on the association’s advertising board of trustees, and is additionally an individual from the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association.
The Yankees have additionally finished their 2020 instructing staff. The staff under Manager Aaron Boone will incorporate Pitching Coach Matt Blake, Bullpen Coach Mike Harkey, Bench Coach Carlos Mendoza, Third Base Coach Phil Nevin, Assistant Hitting Coach P.J. Pilittere, Quality Control and Catching Coach Tanner Swanson, Hitting Coach Marcus Thames and First Base Coach Reggie Willits.