Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach
Brendan Verner is in his third season as the Astros Major League strength and conditioning coach. This is his eighth season overall with the organization, as he spent the previous five years as the Astros strength and conditioning coordinator (2013-17) prior to joining the Major League staff in 2018. In that role, he worked out of the Astros Spring Training complex, while making trips to the Astros minor league affiliates.
Prior to his time with the Astros, Verner served as the assistant strength and conditioning coordinator at the minor league level for San Diego from 2011-12.
Verner spent two seasons as Cleveland’s assistant strength and conditioning coach at the Major League level from 2007-08, where he assisted in coordinating the strength and conditioning evaluations of all minor league and Major League players. He also spent four years working as a strength and conditioning coach in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh minor league systems.
Verner graduated from Cleveland State University in 2007 with a Master of Arts in exercise science, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in P.E. and exercise science in 2004 from John Carroll University. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a registered strength and conditioning coach (RSCC) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).