Head Coach Mike Bianco Talked About The Upcoming Season Monday
Ben Fleming enters his secondseason as the strength and conditioning coach for the Ole Miss baseball program after joining the staff prior to the start of the 2014 campaign. Fleming spent two years at Kansas State prior to joining the Rebels.
In his first season with Ole Miss, Fleming oversaw the strength and conditioning training for nine players who were selected in the MLB Draft - the most of any school in the nation. He also worked with a trio of All-America selections in catcher Will Allen, third baseman Austin Anderson and outfielder Auston Bousfield. The Rebels claimed the SEC Western Division title, finishing second in the overall standings, and advanced to the College World Series with a finish among the top four teams in the country after advancing to the national semifinals.
In his two seasons at Kansas State, Fleming aided in the development of six players who were drafted by Major League Baseball. He also trained the Wildcat team that claimed the 2013 Big 12 Championship and advanced to the program's first-ever NCAA Super Regional.
Prior to his appointment at K-State, Fleming worked four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UCF where he supervised the strength programs for baseball, women's basketball and women's tennis. Additionally, Fleming assisted with the strength and conditioning of the football team.
In 2009, Fleming assisted the men's golf team in winning the Conference USA and NCAA Regional Championships, while the Knights won the conference championship again in 2010. That same year, Fleming contributed to the success of his track and field team as it won the 2010 Conference USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship. In 2011, Fleming was part of the UCF women's basketball team that claimed the C-USA title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. That same season, the UCF baseball team also advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Fleming is a certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) of which he is also a member. He holds a Level 1 coaching certification from USA Weightlifting as well as being Etcheberry Certified by Pat Etcheberry, one of the top tennis and golf strength and conditioning coaches in the world.
Fleming earned a Bachelor of Science in Parks and Recreation Administration from Wingate University, where he was also a member of the soccer team. In 2009, he earned a Master of Arts in Health/Wellness and Applied Exercise Physiology from UCF.
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