Travis Roy is in his sixth season as the strength and conditioning coordinator for the LSU baseball program. In his five previous seasons, LSU has earned four NCAA Regional appearances, three NCAA Tournament National Seeds, won the 2017 SEC regular-season and tournament championships and advanced to the 2017 College World Series Finals.
Prior to his current appointment at LSU, Roy worked as the strength coach for the Florida State baseball team that claimed the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship.
Roy, a Baton Rouge native, went to Florida State in 2014 after spending three seasons at LSU as a graduate assistant for the football and baseball teams and a semester working with the Tiger volleyball team. He earned his bachelor’s degree from LSU in kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness studies in 2012, and then completed his master’s degree at LSU in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports management in 2014.
While Roy was a graduate assistant at LSU, the Tiger baseball team captured the SEC Tournament title in 2013 and 2014 while earning a trip to the College World Series in 2013. Over a two-year span, Roy trained 13 Tigers that were selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and 18 underclassmen that were drafted from the football team.
In 2011, Roy worked as an intern at Gayle Hatch Weightlifting, training three individuals that competed in the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics. Roy began training with Hatch, who was the head strength coach for the USA in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, at the age of 11. In 2005, Roy won gold at the AAU Junior Olympics and was named the Most Outstanding Lifter for his age group.
Roy is certified by the National Strength Coach Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He also holds a Level 1 certification by the United States Weightlifting Federation (USAW-1).
Roy’s family is certainly no stranger to strength and conditioning as his great-grandfather, Alvin Roy, was the first strength and conditioning coach in college and professional football. Alvin won a national championship at LSU in 1958 and trained Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon. Alvin would also go on to capture an AFL world championship with the San Diego Chargers in 1963, and he was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs staff that won Super Bowl IV in New Orleans over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Roy File
Appointed at LSU: August 2015
Birthdate: April 24, 1990
Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.
High School: Redemptorist HS, 2008
College: LSU, 2012
Postgraduate: LSU, 2014