3rd Season in NFL
3rd Season with Raiders
Joe Gomes enters his third season at the helm of the Raiders’ strength and conditioning staff in 2017. In his role, Gomes oversees the team’s strength and conditioning program as well as the nutritional program. He possesses over a decade of athlete training experience after spending nine years at EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance).
After joining the team in 2015, Gomes directed the implementation of a new strength and conditioning program, focused on providing the best of applied sport science, physical preparation and recovery systems in a world-class training environment. Just prior to the 2015 season, he and his staff helped the organization in the planning, building and opening of the new Performance Center, giving the players a state of the art building in which to train and recover at the highest level. The strength and conditioning staff proved instrumental in assisting the team to 12 wins and the franchise’s first postseason appearance since 2002 in 2016. In his first year with the club in 2015, Gomes and his staff helped the Raiders to a four-win improvement from the 2014 season.
Gomes joined EXOS in 2006 as their Director of Performance. His primary focus was on developing programs to share EXOS’ innovative and progressive methodology with industry professionals and organizations worldwide. Additionally, Gomes developed EXOS’ methodology and integrated both research and performance technology into its systems.
During his tenure at EXOS, he ran the industry-leading preparation program for the annual NFL Scouting Combine each February from 2007-10. Over those four years, Gomes trained 35 first-round draft picks, 13 top-10 selections and four first-overall picks. Among them are T Jake Long, QB Matt Ryan, CB Aqib Talib, WR Demaryius Thomas, QB Matthew Stafford, CB Vontae Davis, LB Brian Orakpo, S Patrick Chung, DT Gerald McCoy and RB Jonathan Stewart.
Gomes worked as a consultant in high-performance solutions for professional sports and elite organizations, also serving as a Senior Advisor and Performance Director for the United States Army Special Operations Command for five years. He provides strategies to identify and reduce injury potential as well as increasing and maintaining optimum performance levels in elite competitive environments.
Gomes has actively consulted with high performance organizations and agencies from a number of different backgrounds, including United States Military Special Operations, United States Secret Service and numerous professional soccer and rugby teams.
PERSONAL: Native of London, England…Received his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s University College in London, England, where he played varsity rugby and graduated with honors…Attended Aylsham High School in Norwich, England, where he played rugby and ran track…He and his wife, Ashley, have two daughters, Presley and Elliotte.
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