BS – Exercise and Movement Science (Missouri State University)
NSCA-CSCS – Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
USAW, United States Weightlifting Coach, Level 1
CF-L1, CrossFit Coach Level 1
I have been involved in strength and conditioning since 2006. Doing my undergraduate studies at Missouri State University, I was involved with the strength and conditioning department implementing and assistant with all sports teams programs. During the summers I was in charge of the strength and conditioning program for the St. Louis Cardinals (AA Springfield 2008, Rookie Johnson City 2009). Upon graduating from MSU, I attended Seattle University for my Masters degree. While at SeattleU, I was directly in charge of the design and implementation of the baseball, softball, swimming, men’s soccer, and volleyball programs. Due to the fact that Seattle University did not have a football program, I spent the summer with the University of Washington Huskies football program, working with athletes like Jake Locker, Mason Foster, and Nick Folk. After leaving Seattle University in 2010, I took a position at the University of California-Davis, where I was directly responsible for 7 of the Aggie sports as well as assisting with all aspects of the football program. While at UC Davis I had the opportunity to work with 2 repeat conference champion golf teams, as well a NCAA Championship qualifying women’s golf program. I left the college setting wanting to bring the knowledge of high level athletics to the middle school/high school level to help young athletes bridge the gap. PSP3 was born in March of 2014 with this vision in mind. We believe at PSP3 that athletes need to complete in all aspects of mind, body and soul which is why we created our "Athlete Pledge": I will respect myself and others I will motivate, encourage, inspire and compete to make myself and those around me better I will fuel my body to create an environment that facilitates growth I will strive to be better than yesterday I will not make excuses or blame others I will make time to volunteer to serve my community
My purpose in coaching is to give those what I needed when I was their age, a coach/mentor that could help them not only build their physical body but also to build their mental abilities. I went through my playing career with the mindset of "just don't mess up" rather than embracing adversity to overcome obstacles put in front of me. I fully believe that the mental side of sports is just as important as the physical side. At the end of the day, I coach to help people maximize their potential athletically in an environment of respect, accountability, discipline, and selfless encouragement, believing that everyone I coach has the ability to positively impact the lives of many.