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Aggies Hire Kesel as Strength & Conditioning Coach – Texas A&M Athletics

Aggies Hire Kesel as Strength & Conditioning Coach - Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle announced the hiring of Josh Kesel as the Aggies’ strength and conditioning coach on Wednesday.
Kesel comes to Aggieland after serving as the Performance Director of Premier Pitching and Performance (aka P3) outside of St. Louis, which he co-founded in 2014. Under his direction, Premier Pitching and Performance turned into one of the most successful and trusted destinations for pitchers in the country. He took over as sole operator of the venture in 2018 when his co-founder, Brian DeLunas, was hired to become the bullpen coach for the Seattle Mariners.
“We are excited to welcome Josh and his family to Aggieland,” Schlossnagle said upon Kesel’s hiring. “Josh brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our baseball program in the areas of strength, movement, speed development, player resiliency and recovery. He has been one of the leaders in the industry and has lived on the cutting edge of player and pitcher development. Most importantly, we are aligned on the culture of our program and how to teach our players to become the CEOs of their body, nutrition, sleep and performance.”
For the past five years, Kesel has overseen staffs of up to seven members per year with an additional two interns at P3. Four of those staff members have advanced to professional baseball and three have gone on to coach at the NCAA Division I level.
Since P3’s opening, Kesel has worked with players from every MLB organization, including over 100 MiLB and MLB athletes. First-round picks Tanner Houck, Devin Williams, Jackson Rutledge, Riley Pint, Jonathan Harris and Joey Wentz all trained under Kesel. He has also worked with hundreds of athletes from over 100 colleges and universities, along with other professionals such as Ross Detwiler, Ryne Stanek, Andrew Benintendi, Josh Lindblom and Jake Odorizzi.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Texas A&M baseball staff,” Kesel said. “This is an incredible place with special people, and I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the proud Aggie tradition of player development and on-field success that has been established with Coach Schlossnagle.”
In 2019, he helped orchestrate the creation of the Premier Pitching Collegiate Partnership Program which includes over 20 university and coaching staff partners…

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