In high school, Tom Shaw's coach was Kevin White, the current athletic director at Duke University. White taught Tom about training and life. Tom still carries those lessons with him today when he trains the greats. Like the 10 of the last 14 SuperBowl MVP's, countless athletes training for the NFL combine, Nike Football Training camps and athletes getting ready for their season.
Defensive Line Coach, Pete Jenkins, started his collegiate coaching career in 1964 after coaching at the high school level for 6 years. He spent 26 years in the SEC working with Mississippi State, Florida, Auburn and LSU. His experience includes coaching 22 All-SEC players and helping 72 players make their dream into reality by getting drafted into the National Football League.
Ivan "Ike" Taylor (born May 5, 1980) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football league (NFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, and spent his entire 12-year career in Pittsburgh. Ike has trained with Coach Shaw since the 9th grade. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette. Taylor attended college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he majored in psychology.
Born in Sanford, Florida, Bert Whigham has been working with Coach Shaw's program for the last five years. Bert played only his senior year of high school football at Seminole High in Sanford Florida. He continued his career at Illinois State University. His freshman year of college Bert played tight end, but ended up switching positions twice, first to fullback and lastly to defensive end.
A native of Wauseon, Ohio, Elliott Mealer relocated to Orlando, FL and trained under Coach Shaw while playing professional football. Elliott played offensive line at the University of Michigan where he appeared in 50 games between 2008 and 2012. While at Michigan, Elliott made his mark as a player that could play all five offensive line positions, although he considers center his home. He had the privilege of snapping the ball to NCAA record holder Denard Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars) and blocking for running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (Pittsburgh Steelers).
Dr. Brad Homan, Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, and President of Celebration Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Institute is uniquely trained in treating athletes of all ages. A native of Tampa Florida, Dr. Homan attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree. He earned his medical degree from the Nova Southeastern Medical School. After medical school, Dr. Homan completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Ohio University where he was Clinical Instructor. Following his residency program, Dr.
Sports Dietitian/Exercise Physiologist. Rikki is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. As the Director of Nutrition for Coach Shaw’s Program, she works with athletes of all levels, from high school, NCAA, Olympic to the professional level. Rikki is also the Director of Nutrition and Performance at Florida Hospital Celebration Health, where she provides a strong link between the needs of the athlete and our sports medicine team.
Kelsey Martinez joined the Tom Shaw Performance Staff in the fall of 2015 and is primarily responsible for supporting our baseball, softball, women's tennis, and track & field athletes.
A native of Pueblo, Colorado, Martinez has been working professionally with athletes since 2012. Her previous experience as a college softball player allowed her to learn training techniques she uses to this day working with our athletes. While at Colorado State University, Martinez worked to become one of the best prepared sports performance coaches to work at Tom Shaw Performance. Martinez also assisted with the NFL Combine and NFL Vet’s training program.
Martinez earned her Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the Colorado State University in 2015. Martinez traveled during the past 4 summers learning from many NFL and college strength coaches.
Martinez currently resides in Orlando and remains active by training for and competing in road races and Water Sports.
Alex earned his degree in Physical Therapy in 1998 from the University of Central Florida. He is currently a Clinical Lead in Outpatient Physical Therapy for Florida Hospital Celebration Health.
Alex also holds specialized certifications in Functional Movement Systems, which include Functional Movement Screening and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Over the last 15 years, Alex has worked in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, specializing in the treatment of Collegiate, Olympic and Professional athletes.
Frank known to the athletes as the go to guy. He will get anything they need done. If it's more time on Wonderlic preperation, more one on one time with coach Shaw or your position coach, he is the man to see . Known to the players as the man with the S P E C T A C U L A R V E R N A C U L A R, A man of technique and power, whose power is exceeded only by his knowledge of technique.