Houston Baseball Welcomes Cory Houston as Sports Performance Coach

Houston Corey Houston joined the University of Houston’s baseball program as Director of Athletic Performance, Head Coach Todd Whiting announced Tuesday.

In this role, Houston – whose last name is House-ton – will provide programming for individual student-athlete needs, including strength, conditioning, and mobility, while working with the Sports Nutrition and Sports Medicine staff to implement proper nutrition and supplement plans such as as well as back-to-play and restart protocols. transitional qualification.

“I am excited to add Coach Houston to our crew as Director of the Strength and Conditioning Program,” said Whiting, who recently completed his 12th training.The tenth The season leads the Cougars. “He has a proven track record and tremendous experience in his field. Corey comes highly recommended by the coaches in his previous programs and, most importantly, by the student-athletes he coached.”

Houston joined the Cougars after serving as a strength and conditioning coach for the Tulane Baseball Program from 2016 to 2022.

Prior to Tulane, he held the position of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Financial Intelligence Unit from 2012 to 2016. There, he designed athletic performance programs for the baseball, softball, and women’s tennis teams and assisted with the football program.

A native of Columbus, Miss., Houston began his career as an intern at Mississippi State University as an intern before being promoted to an alumni assistant role with the football, baseball, and tennis teams from 2008 to 2011.

Houston earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of West Alabama in 2008 followed by a master’s degree in physical education in 2009. He later earned a second master’s degree in exercise science from Mississippi State in 2011.

As a college student, Houston played baseball in West Alabama from 2005 to 2008. He was a member of teams that competed on three NCAA Division II regional teams and never won fewer than 41 games in any season.

Its Tiger teams also captured the 2005 Gulf Southern Championship as well as the 2007 Eastern League title.

He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Houston and his wife Ileana have two children, Grace and Cameron.

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