This week on iTunes, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a MLB strength coach making a big time impact on the field. Matthew Krause enters his tenth season in the Reds organization. He spent his first two seasons as the organization’s minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. Prior to joining the Reds, Krause spent three years in the Pittsburgh system, where he served as the strength coach at Class A Hickory (2000) and then as minor league strength and conditioning coordinator (2001-02). From 1997-00, Krause was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Central Florida. He also worked as an intern with the Chicago Cubs’ Class A affiliate at Daytona in 1999. Krause earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from East Carolina University in 1997 and his master’s degree in physical education and wellness from Central Florida in 1999. He is a Registered Strength & Conditioning coach from the NSCA and a NATA Certified Athletic Trainer. He also holds a certification from the USWF Club Coach level. Matt is a member of the NSCA Performance Committee and a speaker for the NSCA Coaches Conferences.

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