The Sports Performance staff at API is made up of experienced, qualified, and upbeat coaches that seek to provide athletes with the best optimal training experience they can get! Our coaches are skilled with diverse sports performance backgrounds and have training experience with athletes of all ages and sports. Each coach understands the value of our "Train 2 Win" Philosophy, and embodies that within their approach to working with our athletes!

Danny Locklear Danny Locklear, Director of Sports Performance and Coach

Danny Locklear earned his Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Frostburg State University and his Master's Degree in Exercise Science & Coaching from Concordia University Irvine. Danny is passionate about improvement in sports performance and in people. Using his background in strength training, Coach Danny works with his athletes and clients to create a "journey-based" approach to improving their athletic performance and reaching their fitness goals. Coach Danny is a Certified Performance Specialist through EXOS, a certified Sports Performance Coach through USAW, and is certified in Olympic Weightlifting through the USA Weightlifting Association. Email Danny

Kate CorreiaKate Correia, Assistant Sports Performance Coach

Kate graduated from the University of Maryland with a Communication's degree while working as an Assistant to the Director of Operations for the Baseball team. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Human Performance and Nutrition. Previously, Kate has coached all-star cheerleading, she's been a Strength & Conditioning Volunteer Coach at the University of Maryland and Towson University and the Head Strength Coach for the Merritt Clubs Swim Team. She's currently certified as a Personal Trainer through the NSPA and is seeking a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. She loves coaching because she is passionate about helping athletes develop inside and outside of the weight room and loves seeing them achieve success in all aspects of sport and life.

Kazine KellyKazine Kelly, Assistant Sports Performance Coach

Kazine Kelly earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, where he also worked as a Strength and Conditioning intern. He is expected to earn his master’s degree in Sports Management from Baker University Spring of 2022. Kazine is a former college athlete who played sports such as football and baseball. He is a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise (A.C.E), an accredited Interscholastic coach, and is CPR/AED certified. In high school, Kazine won awards such as Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player. Kazine understands the importance of hard work and what it takes to be a great athlete. He uses his knowledge, experience, and motivational skills to push athletes to their maximum potential.


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