Houston Astros Dr. Gene Coleman
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dr. Gene Coleman was named the joined the Astros as strength and conditioning coach in 1979 and is responsible for the club's in-season and off-season training programs. In 2007, he was named the first recipient of The Nolan Ryan Award - the professional baseball strength and conditioning coach of the year award. In 2005, he received the Fred Hartman Award for long and meritorious service to baseball from the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA.

Coleman received his Health, Physical Education, and Recreation undergraduate degree from Lamar University, his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma and his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

He and his wife, Barbara, have two children, son Jarrett Coleman and daughter Ashlyn Tankersley. They also have four grandchildren -- grandsons Brett (11) and Pearce (9), who are sons of Jarrett; and granddaughter Catelyn (9) and grandson Cole (5), who are Ashlyn's children.

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