Big Dawgs Staff

Meet the team that makes it all possible

Big Dawgs | Brian Foley
Brian Foley
Coach

Brian’s experience with competitive sports gave him the drive to pursue fitness and help others on their fitness journey. First starting in the CrossFit community, he became a coach for two Souther...

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Big Dawgs | Henry Torano
Henry Torano
Coach

There isn’t a sport that Henry hasn’t played, from football and volleyball to triathlons and ironmans, he’s done it all. But he quickly learned that to gain an edge on the field, there would have t...

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Big Dawgs | Matt Bryant
Matt Bryant
Coach

Shortly after finding the efficacy of mixed modal training for himself, Matt began using it with success on clients and as a men’s and women’s college basketball strength and conditioning coach....

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Big Dawgs | Matt Springer
Matt Springer
Coach

Matt is not your lifelong athlete turned fitness coach. He grew up playing WWF and riding anything with wheels. In high school he wrestled and played football but due to shoulder injuries, Matt ...

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Big Dawgs | Michael Bann
Michael Bann
Coach

Michael Bann started is career holding multiple positions in the strength and conditioning industry such as the Head Strength Coach for a law enforcement academy.  While studying exercise scien...

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Big Dawgs | Mike McElroy
Mike McElroy
Coach

Mike found CrossFit in 2004 and quickly started following the original Big Dawgs blog. It was with the help of this blog that he made it to CrossFit Regionals in 2010. Following these Regionals, Mi...

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Big Dawgs | Mizar Fuentes Ortega
Mizar Fuentes Ortega
Coach

As a former gymnast and gymnastics coach, Mizar found himself looking for another physical challenge and that’s when he found CrossFit (2009). He quickly realized this was something he wanted to...

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Big Dawgs | Sean McGovern
Sean McGovern
Coach

Sean got into CrossFit in the early years, competing on a team that took 13th place at the Games. Anxious to become part of building upon his story, he pursued coaching – interning under Justin Mar...

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Big Dawgs | Sam Smith
Sam Smith
Coach

A former professional golfer, his interest in movement led him to pursue further study in Physical Therapy. After five years in the clinic, Sam turned his attention to coaching competitive athle...

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Big Dawgs | Will Trujillo
Will Trujillo
Coach

“Someone at some point made a difference in my life and it's my turn to make a difference.” As a collegiate football athlete, Will studied exercise science, which led him to further pursue a docto...

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Big Dawgs | Whitney Reese
Whitney Reese
Coach

Whitney has been a lifelong multiple sport athlete. She’s competed in tennis, karate, basketball, track, cross country, and soccer. After an ACL injury as a teenager, she focused exclusively on soc...

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