Keith Gray and Chris Peduzzi, former Philadelphia Eagles staff members, have joined St. Luke’s Sports Medicine team, part of St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Gray, director of sports performance, oversees the staff and operations of the Network’s sport performance department. He is responsible for developing performance coaches who design and implement strength and conditioning programs for athletes and teams associated with St. Luke’s, including school districts, athletic clubs and youth organizations. Following more than 15 years with collegiate sports programs, Gray spent nine years with the Philadelphia Eagles as the assistant strength and conditioning coach.
“I spent the last 25 years coaching athletes, including Super Bowl champions,” said Gray. “Coaching performance coaches is no different from coaching athletes. I’m committed to making them the best versions of themselves.”
Peduzzi joins his former colleague and Virginia Tech football teammate as sports medicine coordinator. Peduzzi, who joined St. Luke’s last year, oversees and mentors the many athletic trainers and students working within the Sports Medicine Program, preventing injuries and restoring function for thousands of athletes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also serves as a liaison between St. Luke’s and school districts, colleges and sports organizations. During his 19-year tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, Peduzzi held a variety of roles, most recently as head athletic trainer.
“I’m excited to be working for an organization that is committed to taking care of athletes,” said Peduzzi.
“We are thrilled to have two well-respected, talented professionals join the Sports Medicine team,” said John Hauth, senior network administrator, sports medicine relations,
Longtime friends Gray and Peduzzi will soon be launching St. Luke’s “Pro Zone,” providing athletes with advice, treatment, and specialized programming, including recovery strategies.