Gene Coleman, Ed.D., RSCC-E, FACSM

Strength and Conditioning Consultant (Professional Baseball) and member of AdvoCare Sports Advisory Council since 2002.


  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Astros, 1976-2012
  • Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Texas Rangers, 2013
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Fellow
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Registered and Certified
  • Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society
  • Full professor and chair of the fitness program and human performance at the University of Houston at Clear Lake


  • First-ever recipient of the Nolan Ryan Award, 2005
  • First-ever strength and conditioning coach selected to MLB All-Star Game staff, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition from NASA for writing the Astronaut Training Manual
  • Fred Hartman Award for Service to Baseball, Association of Professional Baseball Writers of American, 2006

Published Works

  • Author of the “52 Week Baseball Training” Book
  • Physical Fitness Astronaut Training Manual
  • Running speed in professional baseball, Strength and Conditioning
  • Co-authored the Texas Physical Fitness – Motor Ability Test


  • Ed.D. Physical Education The University of Texas at Austin
  • MEd. Physical Education University of Oklahoma
  • B.S. Physical Education Lamar University

“I am pleased to be a member of the AdvoCare Sports Advisory Council. The opportunity to provide input on product development and the sharing of information makes serving on the council a huge asset.”