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Faculty & Staff

Mary Thiel, MPT Mary Thiel, M.P.T.

Geffrey Colon, PhD Geffrey Colón, PhD

T. Drew Coker, BS, RD T. Drew Coker, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS

Will LaMilza, B.S., C.S.C.S.

Amelia Marsh Amelia Marsh, BS

Austin Gorden B.S. hails from Olivet, MI just a stones throw from MSU. While attending Olivet High School he focused mainly on baseball and basketball, but also ran cross country to stay in shape in the offseason. From Olivet MI he moved to the Grand Rapids area where he attended Grand Valley State University. He graduated in the Spring of 2018 with a bachelors in Exercise Science. Austin had planned on working in the clinical field of exercise science, but after having more experience in the Health and fitness he felt like working in strength and conditioning would be a better fit. Austin is a current member of the NSCA and is actively pursuing his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.

After Austin graduated from Grand Valley he has stayed with Spartan Performance continuing to help athletes in the area as well as be the head trainer for teams in the area. He plans to one day be a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate level.


Jacob Lerg is from St. Louis, Michigan, where he grew up loving to play sports. Football got most of his attention, but he also played basketball, baseball, and ran track at St. Louis High School. He currently attends Central Michigan University, majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Athletic Coaching. Jacob will graduate with his Bachelor’s Degree in August 2018. Upon graduation, Jacob plans to continue working with Spartan Performance, practicing his coaching skills, while preparing to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He plans to enroll as a graduate student at Michigan State University in 2019 to obtain a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. In his spare time, he likes reading, watching movies, listening to music, skateboarding, and four-wheeling.

Jacob aspires to become a strength and conditioning coach in the high school or private setting, perhaps even at the collegiate or professional level. He’s always enjoyed the preparation side of athletics even more than playing at times. Early in his high school years, he knew he wanted to be around athletes for a living because of the sense of comradery that comes with being part of a team. When he learned that a strength and conditioning coach was an actual profession, he put his finger on it and hasn’t looked back since. As a coach, he aims to be a leader for youth athletes and to teach them how to become a better version of themselves.

Seasonal Coaches

Rubi Walker

Rubi is originally from Warren, MI. She grew up mainly playing soccer, but also ran track for a couple years as well as basketball, cheer and dance. Currently a senior at Michigan State University majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in health promotion. Upon graduation, in the Spring, she plans to attend medical school. Rubi has had a passion for fitness and living an overall healthy lifestyle so she thought Spartan Performance would be a great place to be.

“Once I got out of high school and began self training since I was no longer participating in sports, I saw significant progress and gains in my performance in the gym and aesthetically, and in just my overall health.” In her free time she does volunteer community service at the local Salvation army.


Meghan Glaser

Currently a senior at Michigan State University pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Health Promotion. Originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan she played both softball and volleyball in high school. Upon graduation she plans on attending medical school with aspirations of becoming a Sports Medicine Physician.

“I chose to get into this field because I suffered an injury due to my sport and enjoyed seeing a different side to athletics and I enjoy helping other athletes who have been injured.”

Ben Lum

Ben is a recent graduate of MSU with a double major in Psychology and Kinesiology. As a graduate, he is under the process of pursuing a Masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology within the next year. Interested in the specific psychological stresses and mental illnesses that athletes encounter growing up, he has joined Spartan Performance to help Mid-Michigan athletes with this issue. As an athlete growing up, Ben participated in track and field and practiced martial arts. He plan to continue to provide psychological support to athletes or study the benefits of physical activity on mental health in the future.


Davon Moseley

Davon is from Prince George’s County, Maryland and attended DeMatha Catholic High school. Throughout his adolescent years he focused on playing football while also trying his hand at tennis, boxing, and track. He’s currently a senior at Michigan State University studying Kinesiology focusing in on Physical Therapy. Following his expected graduation in May 2019, Davon will receive his Bachelor’s of Education and plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Davon currently works at Origami Brain Rehabilitation Center. At Origami, he assists in working with clients on reaching goals focusing on returning to daily living, healthy dieting, and daily living tasks.

Everything Davon has learned he plans on bringing to Spartan Performance to give athletes in the Mid-Michigan area the best training possible. It is his goal to help athletes become the best they want to be through education, nutrition and hard work.


 

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