Maxey will focus on providing guidance to and identifying the best practices for clubs and players on issues involving conditioning, fitness, nutrition and other related subjects in this newly created position.
Maxey has plenty of experience in the field as he just completed his seventh season as the strength and conditioning coach for the Cleveland Indians in 2009, and prior to working with the Indians, he worked in the Kansas City Royals organization from 1998 to 2002.
As part of his new position, Maxey will visit with every team during Spring Training to discuss fitness practices and conditioning. He will also be available to all Major League clubs during the season for all areas relating to strength and conditioning, including the development of educational programs and assisting with the establishment of industry-wide initiatives.
He also has experience working on a larger scale with baseball, as he has served MLB and the MLBPA on its Strength and Conditioning Advisory Board and has been an advisor to the Taylor Hooton Foundation, which raises awareness about the dangers of steroid abuse.
Maxey is a National Strength and Conditioning Association-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Ohio native is a graduate of Shawnee State University and holds a Master’s Degree in physical education from The Ohio State University.
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