CrossFit Texas Tech Coaches

CrossFit Coaches


Brett McQuillen is a Junior getting his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors’ degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition. He plans on pursuing a career in Crossfit/personal training after he graduates from Tech. Brett is a Crossfit level one certified instructor who has worked at two Crossfit gyms in Houston, Texas prior to moving to Lubbock for school. He coaches at Crossfit Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX during the school year. Brett has been doing Crossfit since 2011 and it has been his passion for the past 5 years. 
-Crossfit Level 1 Trainer


Angel is currently pursuing a dual Bachelors’ degree in Management/Marketing with a Minor in Exercise Sports Science. He plans on earning a teacher’s certification after graduation and getting into graduate school. Angel is a Crossfit level one certified instructor and works at two different Crossfit gyms in Texas. He coaches at Crossfit Texas Tech in Lubbock, TX during the school year and Dangercity Crossfit in Garland, TX while at home for the summer. Angel specializes in boxing techniques, a coaching teaching style and short duration, high-intensity workouts. Angel is currently an amateur boxer and is training for a boxing match. CrossFit has found a new home in Angel’s life and he continues to instill the CrossFit methodology into people lives today. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going so be ready to work!!!”
-Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Moss is pursuing a degree in Management Informational Systems. He is from Brownsville, Texas and went to high school in Del Rio, Texas. Josh has had an opportunity to compete in the Austin-based Fittest games and 21-15-9 Hopper Tournament. Moss is a firm believer that all things are possible “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" Joshua 1:9. Moss can help you focus on technique and form, and just like John Wooden states: “It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
-Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

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Leslie Smith is public relations major at Texas Tech University and loves to be active! She began her journey into fitness years ago running in different races such as 5ks, 10ks, sprint triathlons and half marathons.  She wanted to start helping others adopt a healthy lifestyle and began personal training and leading others in boot camp style workouts. Leslie has competed in the novice figure body building competition at the 2014 NPC Independence Day Classic. She enjoys empowering others to reach their goals and strives in challenging others.
-Crossfit Level 1 Trainer


Shane is currently studying energy commerce. He started CrossFit the summer before his senior year in high school in order to lose weight. After doing CrossFit and dieting correctly he was able to lose 35lbs, make the basketball team and became one of the starting five. CrossFit changed his life and he is grateful for the CrossFit coaches that have helped him reach his goals. Shane is excited to be a coach that will help others achieve their fitness goals just like others did for him.
-Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Gerald is a Mass Communications Master’s student and earned his Bachelor’s in Marketing from Texas Tech in May 2015. Gerald grew up in athletics playing baseball, football, and basketball. He infrequently did CrossFit during summers in high school and fell into it full time five years ago after a shoulder injury derailed his college baseball career as a pitcher. Gerald is a religious follower of CrossFit Football/Power Athlete programming and believes firmly in not only excelling in CrossFit disciplines but also being a well-rounded, functional athlete. He believes that focusing on the small things others aren’t willing to be what sets you apart from being average. He makes no excuses when it comes to injuries as he has dealt with three bulged discs in his back and a meniscus tear in his knee within the past year, and has still made fitness a priority.
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Stephen is an Exercise and Sports Science major. He has always been passionate about fitness and he began weightlifting at age 13. He continues to diversify his lifting and learning along the way. He recently began his journey into CrossFit and has loved it every step of the way. Stephen R. Covey said it best “Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it themselves. A true leader does not create followers, they create more leaders.” Stephen is looking to inspire and lead others so they can see their true potential and reach their goals.
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Becca is a Kinesiology major and nutrition minor. She played golf all through high school after a knee injury took her out of competitive contact sports. Her golf team got a new coach and she made the team work out all the time. Looking back now, Becca thanks her every day because she lit the fire in her for fitness that she still has today. Her goal is to be "that coach" for everyone she possibly can. One day while flipping through channels, she saw The CrossFit Games on and immediately knew that's what she wanted to do. CrossFit is a perfect combination of everything (cardio/endurance, strength, gymnastics) and there’s something in it for everybody. She loves many things about CrossFit including: the community and seeing people excited to improve their life through fitness, cheering someone on as they do something they never saw possible, inspiring others as well as constantly being inspired, rolling around on the floor in pain trying to get some air after a WOD, showing girls that strength is beautiful and to embrace it, and of course the shoes.
-Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

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Troy Griffith is starting his fourth year as an undergraduate at Texas Tech University. He is pursuing a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in Nutrition. He plans on becoming an certified personal trainer as well as becoming a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. After graduation, he is planning on going to graduate school. In his free time, he loves being in the weight room and doing any type of physical activity. Troy currently works as an instructor at Crossfit Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas. Crossfit has found a new place in Troy's life and is something he encourages everyone to do.


Olympic Weightlifting Coaches

Vanessa Vanessa
I am an instructor for the Olympic Weightlifting class. I am currently majoring in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. I am also am undergraduate researcher specializing in sports nutrition and am a Texas Tech Sports Nutrition Intern. I first began lifting in high school at the age of 15 and was a state and national champion in powerlifting. After high school, I focused only on weightlifting and have competed in 10 national meets. In my free time, I enjoy eating frozen yogurt and watching How I Met Your Mother episodes.

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