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The Champions Sports Performance Staff is certified to provide your athletes with the best possible training for speed, strength, and agility while keeping them safe by utilizing evidence-based injury resiliency methods of training.

Logan Sandate, Parisi Speed School Program Director in Black Champions T Shirt

Logan Sandate

Program Director

  • Grew up in Charlotte, NC

  • B.S. Athletic Training – Catawba College

  • Team Captain of Catawba College Women’s Soccer

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • Board Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

  • Enjoys teaching the importance of the biomechanics of speed and empowering youth and adult athletes

Champons Sports Performance Coach

Ben Smolinsky

Assistant Program Director

  • A.S. Exercise Science & Kinesiology - Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC)

  • B.S. Sport and Exercise Physiology - DeSales University

  • M.S. Exercise Science: Strength & Conditioning - Appalachian State University

  • Graduate Assistant Strength Coach for Men's Golf and Men's and Women's Track & Field/Cross Country at Appalachian State

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

  • USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (USAW-L1)

  • Strives to be the coach he wishes he had during his athletic career, for kids and adults alike.

Sierra Simpson Senior Performance Coach in Black Champions T Shirt

Sierra Simpson

Senior Performance Coach

  • B.S Kinesiology – Anderson University

  • Team Captain of Anderson University Women’s Basketball

  • College Strength Coach for 5 Years

  • CEO of Dream Factory Performance Training, specializing in basketball-specific skills training

  • Enjoys teaching athletes how to achieve their performance goals by developing them both mentally and physically

Jon Rogers Adult Fitness Instructor and Dry Land Specialist in Black Champions T Shirt

Jon Rogers

Personal Trainer & Dry Land Swim Specialist

  • B.A – University of Illinois at Chicago

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

  • Surge Strength Dryland Certified Coach

  • Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach

  • Over 10 years as a Fitness and Sports Performance Professional

  • Originally from Chicago and moved to Charlotte in 2016

Speed & Strength Coach

Daniel McArthur

Performance Coach

  • University of North Carolina Track & Field

  • 2-Time All American

  • 2-Time ACC Champion

  • 7-Time All ACC

  • Carolina Record Holder

Santonio Thompson Jr Performance Coach in Black Champions T Shirt

Santonio Thompson Jr

Performance Coach

  • 2010 4A State Champion, Mooresville NC

  • 2012 Junior World Team Qualifier

  • 2013 Senior World Team Qualifier

  • 4 Time Greco Roman All American

  • Bachelors in Sports Management - Belmont Abbey

  • 2017-2018 Interim Assistant Wrestling Coach - Belmont Abbey

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