Our Team

Dedication & Commitment

Pushing Yourself To Be The Best Requires

Only The Best Trainers & Coaches

At Griffin Elite Sports & Wellness our competitive advantage will be that we hire and retain the highest quality coaches and staff. The qualifications of a Griffin Elite Athletic Performance staff member are as follows:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from an 4 year accredited university
  • Minimum of a NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa certification
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience working in a performance based training setting
  • Ability to utilize an exercise science education to program and train athletes of all sports and ability levels (Youth beginner to Professional)
  • Have a genuine desire to change the lives of the athletes we get the opportunity to coach

With that being said, everyone can write a workout, but it takes a well-trained and seasoned coach to communicate it properly in a manner that builds trust and confidence with the athletes we work with. It will be how we go about our business that will make a real difference in the lives of our clients, not just what we program on the computer.

Let our experts push you to be the best you can be.

Performance Specialists

Performance Specialists draw on their knowledge and experience to create individualized plans for clients. Skilled in the art of coaching, they make people feel welcome, inspired, and empowered to achieve what matters most to them.

Certified Athletic Trainers

Certified Athletic Trainers are an integral part of our performance teams and our clients’ medical teams. They possess a unique understanding of both rehabilitation and performance, which helps them collaborate most effectively.

Our Coaches

We assess your strengths and weaknesses and create a training program like no other—one that is tailored specifically for you—in an environment that can’t be found anywhere else.

Blake Baxter

Director of Athletic Performance

MS, CSCS, USAW Level I, USA TF

Blake is originally from the Pacific Northwest where he attended Central Washington University for his undergraduate degree and Eastern Washington University for his graduate degree. He first started working in the athletic performance field since the beginning of his undergraduate degree. Blake has made stops at the professional and collegiate level, his most recent stop prior to Griffin Elite was Texas A & M University. Blake has also has worked in the private sector where he spent a portion of his time training and developing youth and high school athletes. In terms of certifications, Blake holds several industry leading ones including the CSCS, and stays up to date will all current training philosophies and concepts. Blake has a specific training philosophy and progression that he applies to his athletes, that enable them to reach and exceed performance goals in an efficient manner.

Central Washington University
Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Physiology

Eastern Washington University
Master’s Degree in Exercise Science

Brett Hubbard

Asst. Director of Athletic Performance

MS, CSCS- NSCA, L1 Sport Performance Coach-USA Weightlifting, CrossFit L1, CPR/AED

Brett is a Wisconsin native and three sport high school athlete that played Division III baseball at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he also completed his degree in Kinesiology. After an internship with the Division I Wisconsin Badger Strength and Conditioning Department he worked as a personal trainer and CrossFit coach. He earned a Graduate Assistantship position at Lindenwood University where he earned his Master’s in Human Performance while coaching college athletes full time. Upon graduation he accepted an Athletic Performance coaching job at the Division II University of Missouri- St. Louis where he spent 4 years prior to moving to Northern Kentucky to join the Griffin Elite team.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Lindenwood University
Master’s in Human Performance

Trey Crone

Athletic Performance Coach

USSF National Coaching License, First Aid/CPR Certified, and Certificate in Concussion Awareness

Trey is a former collegiate soccer player who played at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a player Trey traveled to Madrid and Barcelona Spain, where he was able to gain valuable playing and training experiences with players and coaches at the highest level. Trey is currently coaching at Dixie Heights High School and is a former trainer for the Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy. Trey is determined to use his experience and knowledge in the game of soccer to help each athlete reach their full potential.

Mount St. Joseph University
Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Wellness

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Our Contact

info@griffinelite.com
(859) 331-0979

Our Hours

Mon – Fri    6:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat – Sun    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Location

700 Dolwick Drive
Erlanger, KY 41018