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Andrew Behnam

Director of Baseball Sports Performance
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Andrew Behnam was named the Director of Baseball Sports Performance at UVA in September of 2023. Behnam comes to Charlottesville after serving as the Assistant Director of Sport Performance at Elon, working with the Phoenix baseball and football programs.

His first season with the Phoenix was one of the most successful in program history. They racked up wins against SEC caliber Kentucky, and earned upset wins over nationally ranked opponent #15 NC State, #2 Wake Forest, and #14 Campbell. All who went on to make postseason play. In conjunction, Behnam aided in the development of right handed pitcher Ben Simon (New York Mets, 13th round) and helped the team finish with a record of 33 and 22.

Prior to his experience at Elon, Behnam spent time as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at TCU, where he worked with the Horned Frogs baseball program. In this role, Behnam was the lead baseball assistant to Zach Dechant, one of the leading educators in the field of baseball performance. Behnam’s first full season with the program saw the team reach the College Station regional and finish with a record of 38 and 22.

Prior to TCU, Behnam worked for two years as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Millersville University where he lead or assisted with all 19 varsity sports. Notably, Behnam was responsible for the day to day programming of Millersville’s nationally ranked Division II baseball program.

In the spring and summer of 2019, Behnam worked as a strength and conditioning intern for Villanova University’s football program.

Behnam graduated from Eastern University in 2019 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. While at Eastern, Behnam played four years of college baseball, where he was named captain his senior year. Later, he earned a dual Masters degree in Sport Management and Coaching from Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2021.

Behnam is originally from Exton, Pa. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), AED, and CPR certified