The Auburn baseball team does its strength and conditioning training under the direction of Rich Levy. The Tigers train in the Plainsman Park Weight Room, located on the first floor of the 13,274 square foot Strength and Rehabilitation Center that was completed in January 2004.
The Tigers benefit from one of the finest strength and conditioning staffs in the country. Levy has implemented an extensive program for the Auburn baseball team which has improved the team's overall strength and conditioning levels.
Levy is in his fifth year as the strength and conditioning coach for the baseball program. He came to Auburn after serving as the Sports Performance Director at Velocity Sports Performance in Rockville, Md., from 2004-05. While at Velocity, he trained youth, high school and aspiring professional athletes to improve their speed, agility and strength.
Prior to his work at Velocity Sports, Levy worked as the Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Virginia Military Institute. His primary responsibility while at VMI was the design and implementation of the football training program. In addition to football he also worked with wrestling, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball. Prior to VMI, he served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Arkansas where he trained every sport in the women's athletic department. During his stint volleyball participated in the NCAA Sweet 16 and basketball advanced to the Final Four of the WNIT
Born in Savanna-Lar-Mar, Jamaica, and raised in New York and Connecticut, Levy earned his bachelor's degree in health sciences from Springfield College, where he was a member of the football and track teams. He received his master's degree in sports science at the United States Sports Academy. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and by USA Weightlifting. He also holds a certification in performance nutrition through the International Sports Science Association. He also works with the women's basketball and soccer programs at Auburn.