OUR COACHING STAFF-convert to ABOUT

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The 615 Story

The vision for Six1Five Sports Training has been developing for years and started with the end result in mind – that Nashville area athletes should have access to affordable professional training and facilities to help them reach the next level in their respective sport. In preparing for our launch, we visited many different facilities across the country and noticed what they were doing well and not so well and decided Mt. Juliet, TN, was the best location due to its passion for sports. We opened our second location in Murfreesboro, TN, in 2017.

Our facility combines the best practices in the industry with instructors that have experience at the highest level of athletics. Every athlete should have the opportunity to train to be their best and our team will help them reach that goal.

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Coaching Staff

Kevin Fitzgerald, CSCS, SCCC

Fitz Original ImageCoach Fitz is President at Six1Five Sports Training. Prior to Six1Five Sports Training, he founded Elite Athletic Events, and a Partner and Director of Athletics for PrepChamps, where he created their athletic combines and events. Coach Fitz was a collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach for over 10 years at Florida State University, University of Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, TN.

As the Head Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at FSU, he was responsible for working with the Seminole football team, the organization and execution of their NFL Pro-Days (Combines), as well as the primary Strength Coach & Conditioning Coach for the powerhouse Florida State baseball team and softball team. He has worked with many sports including: Football, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Swimming, Hockey, Lacrosse, and Golf.

Coach Fitz has had a direct impact in the strength and conditioning development of countless athletes.  Some of the more well-known athletes are:

Baseball (Current MLB & Top Draft Picks):

Baseball Players

Football (Current NFL & 1st Round Picks):

Football Players

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 David Ramsey

David is the CEO of Six1Five Sports Training. He played football and baseball at the University of Arkansas in the late 90’s, early 2000’s after graduating from Lexington High School in TN.  He graduated from the U of A with a degree in Finance and earned a Masters degree from the University of Tennessee where he worked in the Athletic Department and the Tennessee Smokies Baseball Club. His vision for Six1Five is to provide opportunities to young athletes that he were not available to him in rural West TN. He believes anyone that has a desire to improve their game can do so through hard work and proper skills and physical development.

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Brandon Lipps (General Manager, Head Performance Coach in Murfreesboro & Personal Trainer)

Brandon is a Knoxville native, where he played basketball and football in high school. He graduated with a degree in Exercise Science from MTSU. While attending college, Brandon coached AAU and high school basketball, as well as middle and high school football. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and USA Track and Field as a Level 1 Coach.

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Charles “Popcorn” Thompson (Hitting Instructor in Mt. Juliet)

Charles Thompson, known to the community as “Popcorn” is a former Trevecca Nazarene University stand out.  He grew up in Wilson County and played baseball for Mt.  Juliet High School.  While attending Trevecca Nazarene University he broke several baseball records, tied many others and still holds the school record in runs scored and doubles.  Charles was inducted into the TNU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.  He has coached at the College, High School and Youth level combining over 20 years of experience.  Popcorn is considered by many to be the premier hitting instructor in the Mid-State.

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paige hagar adult fitness classes group training mt juliet tn nashvillePaige Hagar (Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Director in Mt. Juliet)

A Mt. Juliet native, she played various sports throughout her years at MJHS. She is a certified personal trainer and a professional figure competitor, where she has won many first place titles. Paige has played an integral part in helping others to transform their body and mind through training and nutrition. Her desire is to foster a love of fitness in those she trains and be a source of encouragement, motivation and knowledge. Challenge yourself and let Paige work with you to achieve your personal fitness goals. Paige is also a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist to help you tackle that part of your program. If you are interested in physique competition training or posing sessions for your competitions, she is the coach who can get you to the next level.

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Roydell Williams (Receivers Coach & Performance Coach)

Roydell Williams is from Laplace, Louisiana. He attended East St. John High School where he played football, baseball, and basketball. After High School, Roydell was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round of the 2000 MLB draft, but decided to go to Tulane University instead. During his time at Tulane, Roydell was a standout on the football field. He finished second in Conference USA in receiving yards, third in school history in catches, and set the school and conference record in career touchdowns. In 2013, Roydell was inducted into Tulane’s Hall of Fame. After college, Roydell was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft. In 2007, he was the Titans top receiver finishing with 55 catches, 719 receiving yards, and 4 touchdowns. After the Titans, Roydell played for the Washington Redskins for two years. After retiring from the NFL, Roydell decided to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. He is certified in CSCS, USAW, and USA Track and Field.

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Aaron Hines (Performance Coach, TPI Level 1 Instructor & Personal Trainer)

Aaron Hines is a former collegiate football player. He attended Lambuth University in Jackson, TN (NAIA-2004- 2006) where he played offensive line, as well as defensive line, during his time with the team. He later transferred to the University of Tennessee at Martin where he graduated with a B.S. in Health and Human Performance, with a concentration in Exercise Science in 2009. Aaron went on to receive his M.S. in Exercise Physiology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL in 2011. He completed his internship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL where he worked with patients who were at risk for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. Aaron has experience in many aspects of health and wellness including: sports specific training, active older adults, orthopedic injury, cardio pulmonary rehabilitation, and balance training. He also has experience as a personal health coach. Aaron has worked with athletes in many sports including baseball/softball, basketball, football, golf, hockey and track. Aaron currently holds certifications in the following areas:

ACSM – CPT

TRX Suspension Training

NASM – Fitness Nutrition Specialist

CSAC – Certified Speed and Agility Coach

TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) – Level 1 – TPI Bio

Aaron has worked with individuals at both the amateur and professional levels. He has had the privilege of training: Tumas Williams- Stetson University; Christian Wilkinson-Centre College (Quarterback); Emanuel Hall- University of Missouri ’18 Wide Receiver; Eli Katina- Centennial High School ’17 Mr. Football Finalist 2016; Bruce Matthews- NFL Hall of Famer; Brandt Snedeker- PGA Tour 2015 Season; Melanie Mooney-AKC/USA Agility World Team Member 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2017-National Dog Agility Championship Qualifier.

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Mark Salva (Offensive Line Coach)

If there’s one thing Mark Salva knows, it’s offensive line. As a four year letterman at Florida State University, he started a game at every offensive line position, specializing as a center his senior year. He immediately transitioned from a player to a coach and coached offensive lineman at both FSU and the University of South Carolina as a full time assistant. Mark mentored and developed numerous All-American and all-conference players, as well as future NFL players such as Kevin Long (Titans), Clay Shiver (Dallas), Jamar Nesbit (New Orleans), and Todd Fordham (Jacksonville). Mark has participated in 10 major bowl games as a player or coach, with the highlight being the 1994 Orange Bowl where Florida State won its first National Title. In addition to having a comprehensive knowledge of the position, Mark also possesses a gift of teaching, making the intricacies of the offensive line understandable. Mark has worked in numerous systems as an offensive line coach and learned from some of the best and most respected offensive line coaches from College and the NFL.

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Mikael Cooper-Falls (Performance Coach & Running Backs Coach)

Mikael graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Sports Management. He was a 4 year letterman as a running back for the Missouri State Bears. Mikael led his team in rushing and earned team MVP honors. He has interned at EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with some of football’s top athletes as they prepared for the NFL Combine. Mikael is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

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James Adkins (Baseball Pitching Coach in Mt. Juliet & Murfreesboro)

James is a graduate of Wilson Central High School and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The left-handed pitcher was drafted out of high school but chose to attend UTK. His freshman season was a special season when he was named a Freshman All-American and helped his team to the College World Series in Omaha, NE. After 3 years at UT, James had accumulated more strikeouts than any other UT pitcher before him. His phenomenal junior season earned him a 1st Round Draft Pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft. James climbed the minor league ladder up to AAA, but was unable to crack the big leagues due to a lingering injury.

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Chad Hayes (Hitting & Softball Pitching Coach in Mt. Juliet)

Bio coming soon…

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Adam Perry (Baseball Hitting Coach in Mt. Juliet)

Bio coming soon…

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Kayla Wade (Softball Hitting & Slapping Coach in Mt. Juliet)

Bio coming soon…

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Justin Berg (Baseball Pitching Coach in Murfreesboro)

Justin Berg began his 13-year professional baseball career with the New York Yankees organization. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs organization where he would break into the Major Leagues. Justin’s MLB Debut was on August 13th, 2009, against the Philadelphia Phillies as he pitched 2 scoreless innings. He spent 2009, ’10, and ’11 with the Cubs in a relief role. Tommy John surgery ended his big league career but didn’t stop him from playing the game he loved. He continued to play professional baseball for another 5 seasons. Justin is also a scout for the National Scouting Report (NSR-INC.com) where he assists athletes in finding the right college for them by matching them up with colleges where the athletes can succeed and fit in athletically. You can read more about Justin and his rates here.

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Alex Vondohlen (Baseball Hitting Coach in Murfreesboro)

Bio coming soon…

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Craig Paxson (Baseball Hitting Coach in Murfreesboro)

Craig Paxson played college baseball at LeTourneau University in Texas where he garnered All-District honors as a senior. He has coached at the college, high school and youth levels for over twenty years. Coach Craig’s focus is on teaching the fundamentals of the game through his “Teach, Correct, Praise, Discipline” methodology.

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Nichole Vincent (Softball Hitting Coach in Murfreesboro)

Nichole Vincent was a four year starter at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, TN where she was named to the Daily News Journal All-Area First Team and District 7AAA All-District Honorable Mention. She went on to earn athletic and academic scholarships to Tennessee State University where she played softball from 2007-2010. While at TSU, Nichole was a member of the softball team’s leadership committee and the secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. After college she moved to Chicago, IL where she was a youth fundamentals instructor for the Chicago White Sox organization.