GAIN Professional Development Community – 2014 Faculty

We are very fortunate to have a faculty with a tremendous breath of experiences. These are professionals who have a track record of excellence in their chosen fields. They know how a performance team works, how all aspects of athletic development complement each other and most importantly they understand the process of developing athletes.

AT GAIN we have four main areas of focus:

  1. Coaching
  2. Athletic Development (S&C)
  3. Sports Medicine/Rehab
  4. Physical Education.

Our faculty are the experts in each of these respective focus areas. The goal is foster connections and communication between all these areas to develop the best athlete possible.

Join us and learn from these professionals and interact with other professionals in the GAIN network. Go to our homepage and apply now. Don’t miss out.


Finn Gunderson – Gunderson Consulting working with MLS Philadelphia Union Development Academy. He was formerly US Skiing Director of Alpine Sport and Education and Headmaster of the famous Burke Mountain Ski Academy in Vermont.

Clay Erro, Best Winning Percentage in Football in Nor Cal Section History at Enterprise High School in Redding California. Now Retired and Consulting on Coaching Excellence.

Vern Gambetta, Founder of GAIN Network, Currently Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems

Athletic Development

Jim Radcliffe, Head S&C Coach University of Oregon

Gary Winckler, Hall of Fame Track & Field Coach, Former assistant Canadian Olympic Track & Field Coach in 2012 and Head Women’s Track Coach at University of Illinois

Vince Anderson, Texas A&M, Assistant Track & Field Coach Sprints & Hurdles

Nick Garcia, Athletic Development Coach & Assistant Track Coach, Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, California

Steve Magness, Head Cross Country and Assistant Track Coach University of Houston

Nick Folker, Former Aquatic S&C Coach at University of California Berkeley. Now with F.A.A.S.T and BridgeAthletic

Tracy Fober, PT, CSCS, Iron Maven Physical Health & Performance, St Louis Missouri

Jack Blaterwick, PhD – AKA “The Legend” Consultant to Washington Capitols, Conditioning Coach to Five US Olympic Hockey Teams

Sports Medicine/Rehab

Bill Knowles, ATC, CSCS

HPSports – Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development Philadelphia Union Academy – Major League Soccer Pennsylvania, USA

Ed Ryan, ATC Head Trainer US Women’s Olympic Basketball Team, Formerly Head of Sports Medicine USOC

Randy Ballard, ATC Assistant Trainer, University of Illinois Working With Track & Filed and Volleyball

Joe Przytula, ATC is the current Supervisor of Physical Education and Health, and athletic trainer with Elizabeth Public Schools, Elizabeth New Jersey USA.

Physical Education

Greg Thompson, Elementary Physical Education Teacher Farmington Michigan, Currently Athletic Development and Age Group Head Coach, Livonia City Soccer Club

Steve Myrland, District Performance Coach for Athletics, District Wellness Director Middleton Wisconsin School District

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