Bill Burgos begins his fifth season as head strength and conditioning coach for the Orlando Magic. He served as the strength and conditioning coach for the New York Knicks for two seasons (2011-13) and spent two seasons on the Magic’s strength and conditioning staff from 2009-11.
Burgos will oversee all physical aspects of the development of the players, with his programs focusing on power and speed development. In addition to strength and conditioning, Burgos monitors the player’s nutrition and recovery programs, allowing them to maximize their performance while maintaining year-round health. A certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Organization and a certified Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach, Burgos works with players year-round, visiting individual players during summer months and supervising their annual programs. He also serves as president of the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association.
Prior to his career in the NBA, Burgos served as assistant strength and conditioning coach for Hickory in the Class A South Atlantic League in 2008. In 2009, he was strength and conditioning coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league organization based in Bradenton, Fla.
Burgos graduated from Austin Peay State University with a degree in exercise science in 2006. The following year (2007), he earned his master’s degree in exercise science. Burgos also received a second master’s degree in human movement from A.T. Still University.
Burgos served a total of 13 years in the Army and Air Force. From 1994-98, Burgos served as a law enforcement officer in the Air Force. He spent the next four years (1998-2001) in the Air Force Reserves as an emergency medical technician. From 2001-04, Burgos was on Army active duty as a petroleum specialist with two deployments – to Afghanistan in 2002 and to Iraq in 2003. He then returned to the Air Force Reserves from 2004-07 as a medical technician.
A self-described “Army Brat,” Burgos was born in Weisbaden, West Germany. He and his wife, Noemi, reside in Lake Nona, Fla. with their daugther, Cynthia (21) and twins, Jesus and Joel (17). He also has a daughter, Atia (26).