Assistant Strength Coach
Taylor Rhoades joins the Astros Major League staff this season as the club’s Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.
He spent his last six years in the Astros minor league system, most recently serving as the club’s Assistant minor league Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for two seasons (2018-19), working out of the Astros Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Rhoades originally joined the Astros in 2014 as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Class A Short Season Tri-City ValleyCats. He then moved up to Class A Advanced Lancaster in 2015, where he was named the Astros Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Rhoades then served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Double A Corpus Christi in 2016 and Triple A Fresno in 2017.
Rhoades, who played on the baseball team at Bowling Green State University, spent six months working as a graduate assistant in the university’s strength and conditioning department, where he worked mainly with the Olympic sport athletes. Rhoades also spent two summers working for the Class A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League.