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Coaches

Jason Drought Jason Drought is a N.S.C.A certified personal trainer. He graduated from the School of Exercise Training and Science in 2015. Jason became interested in health and fitness due to the constant injuries he suffered as a machinist. After learning how to condition his body to deal with the grind and stress of everyday life, he became committed to helping other people do the same.
Tyler Huffer Brings over 20 years of baseball experience to Performance Plus. He was a three sport athlete and an all-state pitcher at Kingman High School. After graduation Tyler went on to play at Western Arizona College where he was voted 1st team all region for two consecutive seasons. He transferred from WAC to the University of South Alabama. He finished his playing career with stints in independent leagues and Venezuelan professional league.
Sonny Manuelito has been playing baseball since he was 8 years old. In 2009 Sonny was chosen to play on the USA Baseball 14U team. He attended Marcos de Niza High School and after graduating in 2015 he accepted an offer to play baseball at Pima Community College. Sonny has 5 years of coaching experience.
Travis Anderson was born and raised in Centennial, Colorado. He has a B.A. in general studies with an emphasis in health and human performance.  In high school he was an All-Star center-fielder, and when he graduated he had offers to play baseball at Baylor, Pepperdine, and New Mexico State University. He elected to accept a full ride scholarship to Rend Lake Junior College, and made the switch to pitcher. After two years he transferred to Fort Hays State University and went 9-2 as a relief pitcher.  He continued his baseball career as a coach in Kansas, where he helped develop successful student-athletes.
Braden Metz has 7 years of athletic and personal training experience. He played football and threw shot-put at McClintock High School, and then went on to throw shot-put at Mesa Community College. He transferred to the University of Arizona in 2014 where he competed in powerlifting. Braden graduated from the School of Exercise Training and Science in May of 2015, and is now an NSCA certified personal trainer.

Alex Hawthorne brings over 20 years of athletic experience in multiple sports to Performance Plus.  In 2002 Alex was named an all-region football player at Dobson High School and made ESPN’s All-American watch list.  He went on to play football at The University of Montana.  During his time at UMT the Grizzlies were 4 time Big Sky Conference Champions, they advanced to the National Championship game once, and appeared in the Semi Finals twice.

Kris Watts 
brings over 20 years of athletic experience to Performance Plus.  Kris was a 3 sport athlete at Mission San Jose High School, and after graduating he went  to Ohlone College and was an All-American baseball player. He continued his baseball career at Santa Clara University, where he led his team in multiple offensive categories and was elected team captain. After college he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and played in their organization from 2006-2011.

Seaun Edmonds was a three sport athlete at North Chicago Community High School. After graduating in 2000 he played football at Rock Valley Community college, where he was a team captain and led his conference in receptions and receiving yards. He went on to play at Olivet Nazarene University and helped lead them to a conference championship. After getting his degree he stayed on with his team as a wide receivers coach.

Chauncey Edmonds brings over 20 years of athletic experience to Performance Plus. During his senior year at North Chicago Community High School he led the team in interceptions and receiving touchdowns. After high school he went on to play football at Rock Valley College, and then transferred to Olivet Nazarene University where he spent his final season as the captain of the defensive backs.

Van Cooper Jr. B.S., brings over 20 years of athletic experience to Performance Plus. At Henry Ford High School he broke school records in track and football. He accepted an offer to play football at the University of Montana and helped lead the team to 4 conference championships and one national championship appearance. He is currently the Secondary coach at McClintock High School in Tempe.