Javair Gillett



Javair Gillett, CSCS, RSCC
Houston Rockets
Director of Athletic Performance/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Javair Gillett is entering his 6th season as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Rockets and oversees their sports science initiative as the Director of Athletic Performance. Prior to joining the Rockets Javair spent 14 years with the Detroit Tigers, 4 years in the minor leagues and 10 years as their Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is certified as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC*D) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In 2017, Javair was voted by his peers to receive the Strength Coach of the Year award by the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association.

Javair has a M.S. in Human Movement from A.T. Still University and completed his bachelor’s degree at DePauw University majoring in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Prior to joining the Tigers, Javair gained experience in the field working with the Orlando Magic during the 2002-03 NBA season, Indiana University (2001), and The Pennsylvania State University (2000). He also lettered four seasons with DePauw University’s baseball team and was given All-Conference honors two of those four years as well as All-American Honorable Mention his final season.

In his free time, Javair dedicates himself to sharing his knowledge with youth athletes, parents, and coaches; working on educational tools and bringing awareness to help achieve fitness goals and live out a long, healthy lifestyle. Javair has been a speaker at numerous educational events and has published research articles and other educational content for a variety of resources. During the off-season, Javair resides in Houston with his wife Erin and daughter Anabella.