Jeremy McMillan was hired as LSU’s baseball strength and conditioning coach in August 2023 after he worked the previous 12 seasons at Texas A&M as the Aggies’ strength coach for baseball.
McMillan specializes in building a strength and conditioning program that addresses the specific characteristics of the game of baseball. His program focuses on a combination of both strength and power development with an emphasis on developing explosive strength, power and rotational ability.
McMillan supervises and maintains all activities at the Marucci Performance Center in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Additionally, he oversees the Tigers’ nutritional and hydration efforts as well as collaborating with LSU associate athletics trainer Isaac Trujillo on injury prevention and recovery.
McMillan’s efforts have helped players advance in their baseball careers. While at Texas A&M, he mentored 10 Major Leaguers, including Ryan Hendrix, Corbin Martin, Kyle Martin, Daniel Mengden, A.J. Minter, Tyler Naquin, Ross Stripling, Michael Wacha, Bryce Miller and Braden Shewmake.
He helped develop 13 players who were selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, the most in school history. At least three players were drafted in every year of his Texas A&M tenure, and he boasted 16 pitchers selected in the first five rounds of the draft since 2016, the most of any Texas school.
During McMillan’s term at Texas A&M, the Aggies trips to the College World Series in 2017 and 2022.
The San Antonio, Texas, native arrived at Texas A&M after serving as assistant strength and conditioning coach/nutrition consultant with the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League.
McMillan worked from 2007 to the summer of 2011 at Texas State, where he supervised the strength and conditioning efforts of the baseball, soccer, women’s basketball, golf and women’s tennis programs.
During his time at Texas State, McMillan played an important role with Bobcat baseball as the program captured three consecutive Southland Conference regular season championships and an SLC Tournament title while advancing to the NCAA Tournament on two occasions.
McMillan also spent time at the University of New Mexico, where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach working with the Lobo baseball, football, swimming and diving, track (sprinters and jumpers), women’s golf and Nordic skiing teams.
Prior to New Mexico, McMillan was a student assistant at Texas Tech University for a period of three years while working on his undergraduate degree. While at Texas Tech, McMillan was involved with the baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball and women’s tennis programs.
A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, McMillan is CPR certified as well as being first aid certified through the American Red Cross.
He is a graduate of Texas Tech, where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science in August of 2006. He is currently working on finishing the master’s degree program that he started at New Mexico.
McMillan is married to Jackie Barrett and they have a daughter, Ellie, and a son, Callen.