Austin Wasserman is the owner and founder of Wasserman Strength, LLC and HighLevelThrowing.com. Austin is a Strength Coach, Performance Coach and Author from Brooklyn, New York. He’s the Author of the High Level Throwing® Series E-Books and The Strength and Base Stealing Manuals.
Austin received his B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology. He also received his Masters Degree in Human Nutrition through the University of Bridgeport!
He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and has been training athletes for the last 15 years.
Austin was the Gatorade Player of the year in New Hampshire in 2002 and went on to play Division 1 Baseball at the University of New Orleans before transferring to the University of Connecticut. After college, he played two years of professional baseball. The first year was with the Worcester Tornadoes and his second season was with the Nashua Pride of the Independent CanAm Baseball League. Austin won a Championship in 2007 with the Nashua Pride.
Austin is highly respected by coaches, parents and players for his approach and knowledge of the human body. He has worked in New York City alongside some of the top Physical Therapists and Motor Learning Specialists in the country. Austin works with current Minor League & Major League Players as well as Youth, HS & Collegiate Baseball and Softball Athletes! He resides in Manchester, NH with his wife Amanda, his son Breck and his dog Roscoe!
Gary Donia is High Level Throwing’s in-house physical therapist, working with athletes of all ages and specializing in baseball and softball related injuries. Gary owns Process Physical Therapy and also works at Nashoba Valley Medical Center where he treats a variety of patients. Gary has worked at the Boston Medical Center as the Acute Care Rehab Supervisor for 7 years prior to his current positions. He is licensed in NH and MA.
Garrett Hudson is High Level Throwing’s newest performance coach. A recent graduate of Merrimack College where he earned his B.S. in Exercise Science and currently enrolled in their Masters Program, focusing on human performance and strength & conditioning. Garrett has experience working with youth, high school and college baseball and softball players. In 2014, he was named Western Massachusetts Pitcher of the Year before going on to pitch at Merrimack College.
Riley Palmer is High Level Throwing’s newest performance coach. Riley is a Goffstown, NH native and played baseball at SNHU! He has been training with Austin as an athlete since 2008. He is considered one of our OG athletes! Selected in the 31st round of the 2014 MLB draft by the Baltimore Orioles, Riley played seasons with the Aberdeen Ironbirds and the Delmarva Shorebirds. He continued his career with Rockland and Sussex County Miners in the Can-Am League, and the Westside Woolly Mammoths in the USPBL.
Matt Horan is our new Director of Throwing Development. We are excited to have him on staff as he brings a wealth of knowledge from pitching/throwing development and strength training to management abilities, organizational skills and statistics. Matt attended Wallace CC in Dothan, AL as well as Kirkwood CC in Cedar Rapids, IA before transferring into Franklin Pierce University. He played 3 years of Independent Baseball in the Pecos League, United League and the Can-Am League.