Monday, February 07, 2011
Mets Hire New Strength and Conditioning Coach
by Jess Estremera
Mets hire Brad Andress as the new strength and conditioning coordinator. Andress's resume includes a nine year stint with the Colorado Rockies from 2000-2008 . He also spent ten years as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the Tigers and four years in the same role at the University of Michigan. Andress, who graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in exercise physiology and received a Master’s in exercise physiology from Michigan, spent the last two years in private business as a strength and conditioning consultant. An offensive guard, Andress played four years under Joe Paterno at Penn State and was a member of the 1982 national championship team, which beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Andress replaces Rick Slate this season. The rest of the Mets training staff remains intact, unfortunately.