John Eagleton

John Eagleton

Executive Director, Tennis

Harvey Newton

Harvey Newton

Executive Director, Weightlifting

Mark Strickland

Mark Strickland

Executive Director, Basketball

Roy Wegerle

Roy Wegerle

Executive Director, Soccer

Roberto Borgatti

Roberto Borgatti

Executive Director, Golf

Gylton Da Matta

Gylton Da Matta

Executive Director, Volleyball

Jeff Salzenstein

Jeff Salzenstein

Tennis Coach

Jane Forman

Jane Forman

Tennis Coach

Bill Patton

Bill Patton

Contributor

Lizl Kotz

Lizl Kotz

Contributor

Joy Macci

Joy Macci

Senior Contributor

Mark Kovacs

Mark Kovacs

Senior Contributor

Tim Hardaway

Tim Hardaway

Basketball Coach

Toccara Williams

Toccara Williams

Basketball Coach

Warren Pretorius

Warren Pretorius

Senior Contributor

Paul Lubbers

Paul Lubbers

Senior Contributor

Bridget Raach

Bridget Raach

Senior Contributor

Bob Takano

Bob Takano

Weightlifting Coach/Senior Contributor

Brian Derwin

Brian Derwin

Senior Contributor

Derrick Crass

Derrick Crass

Senior Contributor

TJ Greenstone

TJ Greenstone

Senior Contributor

Leo Totten

Leo Totten

Senior Contributor

Kerri Hanebrink Goodrich

Kerri Hanebrink Goodrich

Senior Contributor

Elisabeth Oehler

Elisabeth Oehler

Senior Contributor

Eric De Sousa

Eric De Sousa

Soccer Coach

Brian Galvin

Brian Galvin

Soccer Coach

Neil McKay

Neil McKay

Soccer Coach

Troy ‘Chopper’ Edwards

Troy ‘Chopper’ Edwards

Soccer Coach

Michael Araujo

Michael Araujo

Soccer Coach

Steve McCrath

Steve McCrath

Soccer Coach

Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson

Esports Performance Trainer

Katherine Aiken

Katherine Aiken

Senior Contributor

Roberley Leonaldo

Roberley Leonaldo

Senior Contributor

Ricardo Gomes Tabach

Ricardo Gomes Tabach

Senior Contributor

Connie R. Charles

Connie R. Charles

Senior Contributor

Sylvain Guimond

Sylvain Guimond

Senior Contributor

Javair Gillett

Javair Gillett

Senior Contributor

Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman

Senior Contributor

Ed Downs

Ed Downs

Senior Contributor

Frans Cronje

Frans Cronje

Senior Contributor

Cedric Carter

Cedric Carter

Basketball Coach

Forrest Conoly

Forrest Conoly

Senior Contributor

Wendi Weimar

Wendi Weimar

Senior Contributor

Daniel Teixeira

Daniel Teixeira

Senior Contributor

Craig O'Shannessy

Craig O'Shannessy

Senior Contributor

Jeff Bauer

Jeff Bauer

Senior Contributor

Olivier Bourquin

Olivier Bourquin

Senior Contributor

Vanessa Yingling

Vanessa Yingling

Senior Contributor

John Garhammer

John Garhammer

Senior Contributor

Trent Nessler

Trent Nessler

Senior Contributor

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Senior Contributor

Deborah L. Stroman

Deborah L. Stroman

Senior Contributor

Jason Gilliam-Alexander

Jason Gilliam-Alexander

Senior Contributor

Cesar Castaneda

Cesar Castaneda

Tennis Coach

CJ Stewart

CJ Stewart

Senior Contributor

Alex Pama

Alex Pama

Senior Contributor

Deuce Larmond

Deuce Larmond

Senior Contributor

Carlos Teixeira

Carlos Teixeira

Tennis Coach

Claire Carter

Claire Carter

Senior Contributor

Greg Werner

Greg Werner

Senior Contributor

Joe Kenn

Joe Kenn

Senior Contributor

Summer Huntington

Summer Huntington

Senior Contributor

Mauricio Marques

Mauricio Marques

Senior Contributor

Aaron Burt

Aaron Burt

Senior Contributor

Kristen Dieffenbach

Kristen Dieffenbach

Senior Contributor

Cam Dailey

Cam Dailey

Senior Contributor

Marcus Lerbach

Marcus Lerbach

Senior Contributor

Iain Byrne

Iain Byrne

Senior Contributor

Rana Reider

Rana Reider

Senior Contributor

Tom Sutter

Tom Sutter

Senior Contributor

JJ Rivet

JJ Rivet

Senior Contributor

Mark Rush

Mark Rush

Senior Contributor

David Ramos

David Ramos

Senior Contributor

Brian Derwin

BRIAN DERWIN

SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR

I Started to do Weightlifting the end of my Junior year at Lehigh University under the tutelage of John Garhammer, in 1972. Lifted on my own after graduation in 1973, until I connected with Bucky Cairo the coach at Bellville Barbell in New Jersey in mid-1974.

My career at Bellville Barbell began to take off and allowed me to progress to National Contests and International Contests. The high point of my competitive career was winning the 100kg. Division of the National Championships and Olympic Team Trials with a 5/6 performance of SN 155 Kg., CJ 207.5 Kg and a 362.5 Kg. Total. Without the support of the Coach Bucky Cairo and the members of Bellville Barbell, this would not have been possible. My takeaway from this experience is that positive personal coaching and a club community are both mandatory for individual success.

I began coaching in the mid 80’s in St. Paul, MN and was placed on the Coaching Committee and involved on the tail end of the first Weightlifting Coaching Manual and Courses. This was the forerunner of the courses you see today. Over the years I managed to be blessed with some talented athletes that made World and Junior World teams.

From an administrative perspective I was President of the Minnesota LWC from 1986-1992 and we ran several national level contests including the first ever National School Age Championships. Additionally, we ran the first Two Platform National level Contest.

In 1990 I became the NGB representative to the USOC and did a couple years as a member of the USOC Executive Committee. During this time, I was involved with the creation of and implementation of USADA (United States Anti-Doping Association), which took all the adjudication from the NGBs making the USA the first country to outsource drug control and eliminate conflict of interest.

While President of USA Weightlifting from 1996-2000 the organization focused on International results by upping the international qualifying totals and paying a stipend and awarding serious money for records and placing. Culmination was the Gold by Tara Nott and Bronze by Cheryl Haworth at the 2000 Olympic Games. Again, this we the forerunner of the current process.