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Our Coaches.

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Coach Josh Richardson has over twenty-four years of football experience as a player and as a coach.  Coach Richardson began his football career in the 4th grade and continued throughout high school where he became a three-year starter on the offensive and defensive line. In high school, he was named All-State, All-Region, and All-Conference. His greatest accomplishment in high school football, however, came when he was named on the Indiana’s All-Decade team for the 1990s. In 1995, Coach Richardson received a full ride scholarship to play football for the University of Louisville located in Louisville, Kentucky where he started and lettered for three of his four-year college career.  Following his college career, Coach spent a couple years coaching at the college and high school levels before focusing on his career.  Over the last seven years, Coach Richardson’s passion for football has been reignited thanks to his son, Kayden. More recently, he has aided in coaching the offensive line for a number of youth football organizations throughout Chicago, and for the last five years, he has coached organizations in Woodstock, Georgia.  Through his efforts as an OL Coach in GMSAA, Coach Richardson was selected to coach GMSAA All-Stars and GMSAA FBU in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

Certifications
  • CPR/AED

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Luke Schultheiss comes to us after 5 years playing at the Division 1 level with Louisville and Tennessee-Chattanooga. While in high school Luke competed with USA football and helped his high school team to the State Semi-Finals. While in college Luke helped Louisville to its highest rank in school history at #2 in the nation. While there he also helped Louisville in Multiple College Game day appearances as well as the Music City Bowl Game vs. Texas A&M and the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Game vs. LSU. After making the decision to transfer Luke went on to finish as the starting guard for UTC. He comes to us with a passion and fire for the game as well as the knowledge from the highest level in today’s game.  

Certifications
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist 

  • CPR/AED

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Xavier Pendergrass.

Defensive Line Coach

Xavier Pendergrass is a local native of Roswell, GA. He brings 8/9 yrs of football experience as a player and coach. Xavier graduated from Roswell High School and played football for the Hornets where he made 3 state playoff appearances as a starter, held the Roswell high school bench press record, made AJC Super 11 honorable mention, and was invited to and participated in Nike SPARQ training camp. After a short time at GA Southern Xavier transferred to Midland University in Nebraska where he majored in exercise science and was apart of the best defense in school history as a starter at defensive end, defensive tackle, and linebacker. Xavier then transitioned into arena football with the Sioux City bandits and began his coaching career shortly after.

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Victor Uboh.

Sports Performance Instructor / Adult Fitness

Victor Uboh is originally from Hackensack, New Jersey and graduated from Etowah High School in 2014. From playing mainly basketball, as well as football and soccer on the side, Victor’s love for sports grew as well as his fascination for the human body. Victor graduated Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutritional Sciences in May 2022. Victor has experience working in the sports performance and adult fitness / personal training arena and will instruct Sports Performance and Adult Fitness programs here at Velocity Athlete Development.

 

“The biggest mistake we make in life is thinking we have time” - Kobe Bryant

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Certifications
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach

  • NASM Certified Performance Enhancement

  • NASM Certified Corrective Exercise

  • CPR/AED