Ben Fleming

Ben  Fleming

Assistant Coordinator of Strength & Conditioning


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Ben Fleming enters his fourth season 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.

Over the past three years, Fleming worked with 17 baseball players who were chosen in the MLB Draft, including nine in 2014. Fleming is responsible for coordinating the annual Omaha Challenge, a series of challenges designed to test agility, strength, conditioning and dexterity. In every workout or team activity, he stresses the importance of toughness and giving 100 percent effort in order for the team to achieve success.

Last season, Fleming trained six MLB Draft selections, including three All-SEC performers and one All-American. With power at the plate, a strong arm in center field and speed on the base path, all developed with the guidance of Fleming, J.B. Woodman became a second team All-America honoree and was taken in the second round of the 2016 draft.

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.

Fleming is married to the former Alexis Rodriguez, coordinator of guest services for Ole Miss Athletics.




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