Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL. A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports. Behind Eric's expertise, Cressey Sports Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility among Boston athletes - and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP's cutting-edge methods. Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.
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Cressey, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology, the #1 ranked kinesiology graduate program in the nation. At UCONN, Eric was involved in varsity strength and conditioning and research in the human performance laboratory. Previously, Eric graduated from the University of New England with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management.
An accomplished author, Cressey has authored over 500 published articles in all. Eric has published five books and co-created four DVD sets that have been sold in over 60 countries around the world. Eric has been an invited guest speaker in six countries and over 20 U.S. states. His Master’s thesis, “The effects of 10 weeks of lower-body unstable surface training on markers of athletic performance,” was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Cressey was a co-author for the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Certification. He serves on the advisory boards for both the IYCA and Precision Nutrition, and is a baseball consultant to New Balance. He also served as the strength and conditioning coach to the USA Baseball Under-18 National Team that won the gold medal at the 2015 World Cup in Osaka, Japan.
As a competitive powerlifter, Eric holds several state, national, and world records. A mainstay in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class, Cressey has competition bests of 540 squat, 402 bench, 650 deadlift, and 1532 total in the 165-pound weight class. He is recognized as a coach who can jump, sprint, and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels - and keep them healthy in the process.
Eric's writing and his work with athletes have been featured in such local and national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, ESPN, T-Muscle, Yahoo Sports, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Baseball America, The Worcester Telegram, Perform Better, Oxygen, Experience Life, Triathlete Magazine, Collegiate Baseball, Active.com, The Metrowest Daily News, Parents and Kids, and EliteFTS. In the business world, Eric has worked with several start-up companies as both an angel investor and advisor.
Although prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, Cressey specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement. Feel free to contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane Rye is a Vice-President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance – Florida. Prior to joining the CSP team, he co-founded Athletic Development Performance, a Jupiter-based sports performance facility. Shane and ADP were influential in helping a youth, collegiate, and professional athletes achieve their goals. He is most known for his work with injured athletes and lacrosse players. Shane is also a licensed massage therapist, and in addition to his work on CSP athletes, has served as a massage therapist for the Miami Dolphins since 2018. He is also an International Youth Conditioning Association Certified High School Strength and Conditioning Coach. Shane has been published in US Lacrosse magazine, MLB.com and also host’s US lacrosse’s coaches education video series. He is also a director and co-founder of Team 91 Florida and coached the Benjamin School high school lacrosse team from 2010 to 2017. He guided Benjamin to 2 State IA titles, 4 FHSAA state semifinal appearances and 1 FHSAA state final. Shane won US Lacrosse South Florida Coach of the Year Awards in 2009 and 2017, Palm Beach Post Coach of the Year in 2014,2016 and 2017 as well as the Sun Sentinel Coach of the year in 2014 and 2017. He was also the offensive and defensive coordinator for Dwyer HS during their 2009 State IA Championship season. Shane is a certified trainer for US Lacrosse’s Coaches Education Program. As an athlete, Shane was a two-time All Conference selection and a 1st Team All Tournament Selection at Belmont Abbey.
Brian Kaplan is a Vice-President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance -Florida. Prior to joining the CSP team, he co-founded Athletic Development Performance, a Jupiter-based sports performance facility. He is well known for his work with baseball players of all ages and ability levels, and takes a particular interest in long-term development of younger players. He is an International Youth Conditioning Association Certified High School Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Brian was a Florida All-State and highly recruited high school pitcher, and went on to play baseball for the University of Notre Dame. A nagging injury, incurred during his high school senior year, eventually shortened his career. That experience has been the motivation for Brian to develop and implement individualized training and throwing programs geared towards elite baseball players. The core principles of his program are to create strong and stable athletic movements and an efficiency of the kinetic chain to achieve an elite level of performance.
Brian is also the general manager of the very successful Rockets Showcase Baseball team, consisting of elite high school players competing in national tournaments, and is the head baseball coach at The Benjamin School. His experiences in the gym and coaching on the field have allowed him to build an extensive network amongst upper tier college coaches and professional scouts.
Anna Cressey - affectionately known as "The First Lady of Cressey Sports Performance" - has been a part of the #CSPFamily since its inception in 2007, as she is married to CSP President, Eric Cressey. Professionally, while she serves as business director at CSP-FL, she's actually Dr. Anna Cressey - an optometrist licensed in both Florida and Massachusetts. Anna graduated with a degree in biochemistry from Bates College, and then undertook her optometry training at the New England College of Optometry. She specializes in cornea and contact lens topics.
Personally, she's "Mom" to three daughters - Lydia, Addison, and Teagan - as well as "Second Mom" to hundreds of professional baseball players. You'll find Anna crushing lifting heavy things alongside some of the nation's top athletes at CSP.
Andrew Lysy serves as a Strength & Conditioning coach and Internship Coordinator at Cressey Sports Performance. Andrew started as a client at CSP and eventually went on to intern at CSP-FL. He then served as a coach at our MA facility before making the move back to Palm Beach Gardens to join the CSP-FL team. Andrew was a 4-year pitcher at Rowan University where he majored in Health & Exercise Science. After completing his internship at CSP-FL during the summer of 2016, Andrew coached athletes at fitness facilities in Central New Jersey and Richmond, Virginia. He brings experience with athletes ranging from youth sports all the way up to the professional ranks.
Matt Hinkley serves as Pitching Coordinator at Cressey Sports Performance – Florida. He was an athlete at CSP – Massachusetts in 2014 and CSP – Florida in 2015 while attending Emporia State University. At ESU, Matt was a vital part of the 2014 MIAA Conference Championship team as well as a participant in two NCAA Division II Regional Tournaments. Upon graduating with his B.S. in Health and Human Performance, Matt spent the summer of 2015 interning at CSP - Florida. At the conclusion of his internship at CSP he began his professional career as the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at Premier Baseball KC.
Matt joins the CSP – FL team following a 6-year run as the Co-Founder at Kansas City Strength and Conditioning where he served as both a Strength and Conditioning Coach and the Director of Pitching. While in Kansas City, Matt built a reputation for delivering both high-quality strength and conditioning protocols and high-level pitching instruction. During his tenure at KCSC he was able to guide several athletes from the high school ranks into professional baseball. Matt’s thorough understanding of the human body gives him a unique lens to view pitching development through. He brings experience working with athletes of all ages and skill levels.
Mark Lowy serves as Associate Pitching Coordinator at CSP-FL. He completed his internship in the spring of 2018. Prior to joining the staff, Mark trained and coached high school and college athletes in the New York and New Jersey area. He also served as an assistant baseball coach at Ridgewood High School (NJ). Mark graduated from Gettysburg College in 2014.
Lina Restrepo serves as a strength and conditioning coach at CSP-FL. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.S in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) through the NSCA, Lina is fluent in Spanish. She played tennis at a collegiate level for Broward College, a team that finished fourth in the nation during her career there. After competing, she served as the assistant coach for the Broward Women’s tennis team from 2016-2019. Lina completed her internship at CSP-FL spring 2020.
Max Rios serves as CSP-FL Hitting Coordinator. Originally from New York, Max played four years of college baseball at Northwood University (FL campus), and subsequently in the Frontier league and Can Am Leagues. Max has been coaching area high school athletes for over a decade, in addition to his offseason work with college, MiLB, and MLB hitters. Max is a firm believer in the importance of establishing a routine to train movements that translate to the batter's box, learned through years of working with and learning from top players at all levels. Max is also President/Head trainer of the Rockets Baseball Organization and has been since 2013.
Tyler Wolfe serves as Associate Hitting Coordinator at CSP-FL. Prior to joining the CSP staff, he worked as a minor league hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Tyler played baseball at Des Moines Area CC and Kansas State University as an infielder and pitcher before being drafted as an infielder by the Houston Astros in 2016. He went on to play four years of professional baseball before starting his coaching career. His first coaching role was as the assistant hitting coordinator for the Minnesota Blizzard, a premier Midwest youth and high school travel organization. Tyler holds a B.S in Psychology from Kansas State and a M.S in Sports Management from Indiana State University.
Shane Olive serves as a hitting coach and On-Field Coordinator at CSP-FL. He played at Dwyer High School and went on to Palm Beach State College and Keiser University. Shane has helped coach the Rockets Baseball Organization since 2014 and now serves as the General Manager for Rockets Baseball. Shane is also the hitting coach at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach. In addition to his hitting instruction, Shane - as a former catcher - works with catchers on receiving, blocking, throwing, and game-calling.
Dylan Lidge serves as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to joining the staff, Dylan completed an internship at CSP-FL in the summer of 2020. He graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He is currently studying at the University of Illinois-Chicago for his MS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Biomechanics. At UIC he holds a position as a teacher's assistant in an exercise technique course, as well as an instructor for a personal fitness course. In 2019, he interned with the UIC Strength and Conditioning staff assisting with the baseball team. Dylan has coached baseball at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels.
Declan Morrissey serves as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at CSP-FL. He graduated from Springfield College with a degree in Applied Exercise Science, during which he coached Team Ironsports, Springfield’s powerlifting team. Declan completed his internship at CSP-FL in the Spring of 2020. Prior to CSP, Declan was a strength coach at Gain Strength and Conditioning in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Esteban Morales serves as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at CSP-FL. Prior to joining the CSP staff, Esteban graduated with his Bachelors in Kinesiology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Additionally, he graduated with his Master's degree in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Tampa and is fluent in Spanish. While at the University of Tampa, Esteban interned in UT's Human Performance Lab as a lab assistant as well as a Strength and Conditioning intern at Tampa Sports Academy. Esteban completed his internship at CSP-FL in the Spring of 2021.
Leah Murray serves as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at CSP-Fl. Prior to completing her CSP-Fl internship in the fall of 2021, she worked as a personal trainer, physical therapy aide and private softball instructor in Durham, North Carolina. In 2019, Leah graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Coaching Education, while also competing as a Division 1 collegiate softball player. She holds a number of records at UNC, including the career record for stolen bases. With a background in rehabilitation, she focuses on softball/baseball specific performance training focused on speed, agility, strength conditioning and injury prevention.
Jean Cancio serves as a Hitting Coach at Cressey Sports Performance. He was born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens, and graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in 2012. He played college baseball at Florida State College at Jacksonville and Palm Beach State College, and then coached at Palm Beach State for a year following his graduation. Jean works especially well with young athletes on both hitting and defense, as he has coached travel baseball in South Florida in recent years.
Matt Ellmyer serves as a Pitching Coach at Cressey Sports Performance. He was a client at CSP throughout his high school and college career. Growing up in Palm Beach County, Matt graduated from The Benjamin School and went on to play Division 1 baseball at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Following his college career, Matt became a strength and conditioning intern at CSP during the 2020-2021 offseason. This strength and conditioning experience gives him a unique perspective from which to apply principles of movement to both the pitching delivery and pitching analytics world. Prior to joining the CSP staff, Matt was the pitching coach for Cardinal Newman High School and a Player Development Associate with the Philadelphia Phillies for the 2021 season. While well-versed for athletes and clients of all ages and ability levels, Matt is our resident expert with coaching throwing in our youngest athletes, and takes particular pride in making training fun and engaging for 10-15 year-old athletes.
Pete Dupuis is the Vice President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance. He has served as business director of CSP since it was established in 2007. Since graduating with an MBA from Babson College during the spring of 2007, Pete has been able to apply his entrepreneurial skills in helping to build CSP into the prominent strength and conditioning facility that it is today. Having overseen the development and growth of three separate CSP locations, Pete has discovered a passion for facility layout design and implementation. Outside of the gym, Pete enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and their sons, Collin and Owen.