STEVE SAUNDERS is in his fifth year with the Ravens. In his current role as head strength & conditioning coach, he oversees the performance department and strength and conditioning programs. In 2017, he served as the director of performance, after originally joining the organization in 2016 as the team's director of performance and recovery. Saunders guides all sports science, speed, strength training and recovery initiatives, working closely with the team's athletic training department. His focus includes player injury prevention, recovery and energy system training in an effort to maximize performance.
Saunders founded Power Train Sports Institute in 1999, and prior to joining the Ravens, grew Power Train from a single unit to a 200-employee operation in 28 locations nationwide. Best known for his work with longtime Steelers LB James Harrison, who was the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Saunders has trained hundreds of NFL, NHL and MLB athletes. For over a decade, he directed one of the nation's top NFL Combine training programs, preparing first-round selections in football, baseball and hockey.
Steve Saunders' Goals After Taking Over Ravens Training Program
The Ravens have handed the reins of the team's fitness to Steve Saunders, who joined Baltimore a year ago. Saunders will now expand his duties to include a high-intensity weightlifting program that focuses on getting on-field results.