Dr. David Szymanski is the Director of Baseball Performance at Louisiana Tech University. In this role, he serves as head strength coach and sport scientist for the team. Szymanski previously served as a volunteer assistant baseball coach and the head strength and conditioning coach under former head coach Wade Simoneaux for eight years. Szymanski is also the department chair and a professor in the Louisiana Tech Department of Kinesiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with distinction (CSCS*D), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach emeritus (RSCC*E), and Fellow (FNSCA) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Szymanski has trained and tested baseball players since 1992. ? Szymanski is a co-editor with Dr. Gene Coleman, professor emeritus, former chair of the fitness and human performance program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and former head strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Astros, and a contributing author in a “Strength Training for Baseball” book that was recently published by the NSCA and Human Kinetics. ? Before coming to Tech, he served as the exercise physiologist for Auburn University’s baseball team where he trained, tested, and evaluated the player’s athletic performance. Through his evaluation, Szymanski established baseball-specific workouts and training methods to enhance baseball performance. ?? Szymanski played at Texas Lutheran and later served as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator for the Southwestern Athletic Conference school for four years. He is a member and a former board of directors’ member of the NSCA.