University of Houston - Clear Lake
School of Human Sciences and Humanities

— Faculty Profile

A. Eugene Coleman
Professor of Fitness and Human Performance

A. Eugene Coleman

Office: SSB 2109.10
Phone: 281-283-3391

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 63
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston, TX 77058

Dr. Coleman is currently Professor and Convener in the Fitness and Human Performance Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, a certified strength and conditioning coach (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and a member of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.

Dr. Coleman was a charter member of the Texas Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness where he co-authored the Texas Physical Fitness – Motor Ability Test. He has received several research grants, published numerous articles and has served as a Visiting Scientist at the NASA-JSC in the area of astronaut selection and training. He is a recipient of the Honor Award from the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and received a Certificate of Recognition from NASA for his work on the Astronaut Training Manual.

In addition, Dr. Coleman has served as strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Astros for 30 years and received the first annual Nolan Ryan Award in 2004 as the Major League Baseball Strength Coach of the Year. He also received the Fred Hartman Award for Service to Baseball from the Association of Baseball Writers of America in 2006. He is the author of 52-Week Baseball Training and has taught at Eastern Kentucky University, Texas Tech University and The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Ed. D. The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.Ed. Oklahoma University
  • B.S. Lamar University

Additional Study

  • Sports Medicine. University of Arizona Sports Medicine Program, Tucson, AZ, 1980
  • Exercise Stress Testing. Institute for Aerobics Research, Dallas, TX, 1980
  • Coronary Care. Data Interpretation. Department of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1976
  • Biomechanics. A College of Orthopedic Surgeons, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 1971

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Research Interests
  • Physical Fitness
  • Athletic Performance
  • Strength Training
  • Speed Enhancement
  • Performance Profiles

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  • Applied Exercise Physiology - Neuromuscular
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Nutrition, Fitness and Weight Control

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Selected Publications
  • Coleman, A. E. Assessing running speed and body composition in professional baseball players, J App Sports Sciences Research, 6(4):192-197, 1992.
  • Assessing running speed and body composition in professional baseball players, J. App Sports Science Research, 6(4): 192-197, 1992.
  • 52-Week Baseball Training, Champaigh, IL, Human Kinetics, 2000.
  • Running speed in professional baseball, Strength and Conditioning J, 29(3):72-76, 2007.
  • Target and recovery times for speed training in baseball. Strength and Conditioning J., 23(6):7-8, 2001

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  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association
  • Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation

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Information forthcoming

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