Bench-335 lb max
Squat- 435 lb max
Clean & Jerk- 335 lbs
Snatch- 245 lbs
B.S. Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University
M.S Athletic coaching from West Virginia University
C.S.C.S (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from NSCA
The six years experience that I have had on the collegiate and professional level has helped me transition various coaching techniques and programs to all kinds of athletes. Some of the accomplishments that I was fortunate to be a part of was 3 bowl appearances and 1 BCS bowl appearance (Football) and a programs first ever final four appearance (Men's Soccer).
The turning point in my career as a coach was early in my career I was told that I was an average coach and will not make it in the field due to my skillset and should pursue another career path.
Since that point, I dedicated myself in proving them wrong. I was able to do this with dedicating myself to research on how to become a better coach, furthering my knowledge through education and working harder than anyone else to become a better coach. With that, I proved them wrong and they wanted me to join their staff when we transitioned to the University of Michigan. To this date, if you would ask them, they would tell you that I was able to prove them wrong and knows what it takes to succeed.
Motivation & Passion
With the experiences and knowledge that I have obtained, I strive to help others achieve their strength and fitness goals by providing them the tools to do so. I have been fortunate to have been provided the tools to help individuals become a better athlete in their sport, build strength after an injury or just become stronger person overall. The motivation to coach comes from seeing other succeed in meeting their fitness goals.