The Houston Astros are seeking a Strength and Conditioning Coach to join the Sports Medicine & Performance Team. This position will work full-time in the Dominican Republic and may travel to the United States occasionally. This individual must demonstrate high physical preparation acumen as well as strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team of practitioners.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Design and implement strength and conditioning programs using a science and data-led approach

  • Effectively communicate player goals to individual athletes and stakeholders

  • Establish and execute testing and exercise protocols pertaining to performance and rehabilitation

  • Teach proper execution, techniques and safety for all lifts and movement drills

  • Coach sprint, deceleration, and multidirectional movement mechanics

  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with physical therapists, dietitians, athletic trainers, coaches, and athletes

  • Actively participate in continuing education and professional growth opportunities

  • Maintain gym and sports science equipment

  • Consistently report player progress and regression to stakeholders

  • Work with managers and player development staff to manage player load, maximize schedule efficiency, and optimize performance outcomes

  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings

  • Must be flexible to work irregular hours, nights, and weekends with frequent travel

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field

  • Minimum two years of experience in a strength and conditioning-related role

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), or similar international accreditation

  • CPR/AED certified


  • The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, jump, run, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and communicate with others

  • The vision requirement includes the ability to review written and electronic materials in both digital and physical format

  • The employee must be able to transfer and move items for departmental needs

  • The employee must be able to adjust to changing work hours and locations as needed considering the strong focus on external communications and relationships


  • Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA

  • Fluency in Spanish

  • Experience coaching in a NCAA or professional team environment

  • Experience with objective diagnostic testing (i.e. force plates)

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

This person is expected to be located in the Dominican Republic year-round. This position may require the ability to lift and carry up to 100lbs, the ability to stand for extended periods of time, as well as bending, reaching, and throwing. Visual acuity must be sufficient to facilitate instruction. This position will function both indoors and outdoors.