Prior to joining MSI, Rob held the position as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at
Cabrini College in Radnor, PA. His main responsibilities at Cabrini were working with the men’s
lacrosse team, a nationally ranked program for DIII Lacrosse. In addition to his work at Cabrini,
Rob recently completed an internship at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, MA; one of
the top sports performance facilities in North America.
On top of his extensive industry experience, Rob also has several academic credentials as a
strength coach. Rob earned his Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a focus in Strength
and Conditioning at East Stroudsburg University in 2012. His master’s thesis was on “The
Effects of Interval Training on Pitching Performance of NCAA Division II Pitchers”. While at East
Stroudsburg, Rob worked as the strength and conditioning coach for the baseball and softball
team. Prior to this, he completed his B.S. in Exercise Science with a focus in Health Promotion
from Cabrini College in 2011. Rob is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
(CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Rob has several published online articles on various websites and blogs such as Philly.com,
Inside Lacrosse Magazine, NSCA Personal Training Quarterly, He contributed a popular article
to EricCressey.com, entitled Should Pitchers Distance Run. Rob was also mentioned in an
article for his training of Mike Adams by Marcus Hayes of the Daily News on Philly.com
entitled, Phils’ Adams: Don’t Forget Me! CSN Philly also completed a story about Jason
Groome, where Rob was interviewed about Jason’s strength and conditioning program.
Rob also trains Widener University and Millersville University baseball teams. On top of working
with top-level college and high school players, he also trains up to 25 professional baseball
players during the offseason.
For more information about Rob on social media, follow him on Twitter @robrabena, or on Instagram @robrabena3.