MEET OUR TEAM

Our Sports Performance Coaches love coaching athletes of all ages!

Our team of coaches is comprised of a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Exercise Science majors and coaches/athletes with extensive strength and speed experience.

We want to add to our team!

We are hiring Performance Coaches who have the following credentials:

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

Exercise Science majors

We are also looking for interns majoring in Exercise Science and Kinesiology

JUSTIN MCMILLIAN

OWNER, YOUTH FITNESS DIRECTOR

Hometown: Granite City

High School: Granite City High School

College: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Western Illinois

Sports: Soccer

Experience: Justin has 18 years of experience training athletes one on one, in a group, or as a team.  He attended SIUE where he played soccer and became an All-American and lead his team to the Final Four.  He then went on to play soccer for Indiana Blast (Rookie of the Year), St. Louis Steamers (Rookie of the Year), St. Louis Illusion (1st Team All-PASL), and Illinois Piasa.  During his training for the pros, he began training athletes, which led him to starting Elite FT, which has now grown into a soccer, youth fitness, and adult fitness company.

CRYSTAL GEDRIS

PERFORMANCE COACH

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

College: St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Sports: Soccer, cross country

Experience: Crystal has over 10 years of experience coaching from youth and club soccer to CrossFit and Sports Performance.  She is an NASM-CPT, CrossFit level 2 trainer with a CrossFit specialty in Sports Specific Application and CrossFit Kids.  She has coached kids fitness from ages 3-18 and enjoys working with kids and athletes of all ages.

COURTNEY KENDRICK

PERFORMANCE COACH

Hometown: Jonesboro, IL

High School: Anna Jonesboro Community High School

College: University of Southern Mississippi; Southern Illinois Univeristy Edwardsville

Sports: Soccer, lacrosse

Experience: Courtney graduated SIUE with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and is now pursuing her Master at SIUE in Exercise and Sports Psychology.  She did an internship at Only The Elite in Texas and gained a lot of experience in Sports Performance training of all ages.  

 

DAVID COLE

PERFORMANCE COACH

Year joined Elite FT: 2015

Hometown: O’Fallon, IL

High School: O’Fallon Township High School

Club Team: Metro United

College: Belhaven University (2012 National Champion Team) & McKendree University

Experience: David has experience coaching athletes of all ages from soccer to fitness.  

TAYLOR IMMING

PERFORMANCE COACH

Year joined Elite FT: 2020

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