Rich Levy joined the Ole Miss strength and conditioning staff in the summer of 2010 and works with the baseball and rifle programs.
Levy came to Ole Miss after serving five years as the Auburn University strength coach for baseball and women's basketball. Prior to Auburn, Levy was the Sports Performance Director at Velocity Sports Performance in Rockville, Md., from 2004-05. While at Velocity, Levy trained youth, high school and aspiring professional athletes to improve their speed, agility and strength.
Prior to his work at Velocity Sports, Levy worked as the associate head strength and conditioning coach at Virginia Military Institute. Levy's primary responsibility while at VMI was the design and implementation of the football training program. In addition to football he also worked with wrestling, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball. Prior to VMI Levy served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arkansas where he trained every sport in the women's athletic department. During his stint, volleyball participated in the NCAA Sweet 16 and basketball advanced to the final 4 of the WNIT.
Born in Savanna-Lar-Mar, Jamaica and raised in New York and Connecticut, Levy earned his bachelor's degree in health sciences from Springfield College (Mass.), where he was a member of the football and track teams. He received his master's degree in sports science at the United States Sports Academy.
Levy holds several certifications, including the CSCS, USAW and SPN.