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.
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.
John O'Neil has served as the Director of Performance at Cressey Sports Performance since the summer of 2017. He returned to CSP after being a part of the first intern group at CSP-Florida during the fall of 2014. Over the past few years, John has coached people of all ages in New York City and New Jersey, as well as working as a high school baseball coach. He has previous internship experience with both Ranfone Training Systems and the Baltimore Orioles. John graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics in 2014, and holds a number of certifications in the Strength & Conditioning field.
Josh Zall serves as a Strength and Conditioning coach at Cressey Sports Performance. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Movement Science at Salem State University, and has internship coaching experience from both CSP-MA and Saint John's Preparatory Academy in Danvers, MA.
Jordan Kraus serves as the Associate Pitching Coordinator and a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cressey Sports Performance - MA. A former athlete of CSP, Jordan was both a shortstop and pitcher at Wheeling Jesuit University and went on to pitch professionally for six years in the independent minor leagues. Prior to completing his internship and joining us at the CSP-MA location, Jordan served as a S&C and Pitching Coach at T3 Performance in Ohio. He also coached three years of baseball at the collegiate level.
Drew Cobin serves as a Semi-Private Strength & Conditioning Coach and Strength Camp Associate Coordinator here at CSP. He is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, where he studied Exercise Science and played varsity soccer. Drew is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Ethan Dyer serves as a Strength & Conditioning coach at Cressey Sports Performance. He started as a client at CSP and eventually went on to intern at CSP-MA. Following another internship at Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training, Ethan joined the CSP-MA team. He was a pitcher at the College of the Holy Cross before transferring to Endicott College to complete his undergraduate work with a major in Exercise Science and minor in Psychology. A Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Ethan has been a volunteer with both the Miracle League and Special Olympics, and has a passion for working with young athletes to help them fall in love with training while avoiding injury.
Chris Howard serves as the Cressey Sports Performance Manual Therapist. He began his time with Cressey Sports Performance as an intern during the fall of 2008, prior to being hired as a full-time strength & conditioning coach in 2010. Chris has his Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and Masters of Science in Nutrition Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining CSP, Chris spent the 2008 Off-Season and Training Camp as an intern with the Buffalo Bills. His main coaching experience has been with baseball players ranging from high school all the way up to the professional level. Currently, Chris is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Precision Nutrition Level 1 Coach (Pn1), and a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Massachusetts.
Andrew Millett serves as the physical therapist at CSP Massachusetts, where he operates his own business, Move Strong Physical Therapy, LLC. Andrew started as a CSP client after his ACL reconstruction in 2008. He has a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Springfield College. Prior to joining CSP, Andrew has had over 10+ years of experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Andrew has worked with clients ranging from middle school age up through the professional and Olympic ranks. Currently, Andrew is a Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Massachusetts, certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and certified to perform dry needling through Integrative Dry Needling.
Jared Packer serves as a physical therapist at Move Strong Physical Therapy LLC, operating through CSP-MA. His interest in Strength & Conditioning led him to intern at CSP-Florida in the fall of 2014. Jared went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy studies at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Having been sidelined in the past with elbow fractures and debilitating neck/back injuries, he understands and enjoys helping people return to the activities they love. Jared is a Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Massachusetts, certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and certified to perform dry needling through Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling.
Julie O’Rourke serves as both the Office Manager and Associate Strength Camp Coordinator here at CSP. She is the smiling face you see upon every arrival to CSP Massachusetts on most afternoons, and the high-energy coach that keeps our Strength Campers in line bright and early a couple of mornings each week. She was a 2016 graduate of Worcester State University (WSU) where she majored in Psychology. An athlete herself, Julie played four years of varsity field hockey at WSU and continues to coach part-time with the high school population.