A native of Orlando, Florida, Brian Stamper has been working with Coach Shaw's program for seven years. He serves as the Director of Strength Training, as well as the Offensive Line Coach. Brian played college football at Vanderbilt University, where he was a two-time All-SEC offensive tackle. During his time at Vanderbilt, Brian started as a true freshman and amassed a record-setting 41 consecutive starts beforer suffering a near career ending back injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. John Karaffa is the President of ProSport CPA, a premier accounting firm that provides expert tax, accounting, and financial education services exclusively to professional athletes. Since his basketball playing days at Butler University and as a professional athlete overseas, John has amassed over 25 years of extensive tax, accounting, and financial experience. Prior to founding ProSport CPA, John was the Chief Accounting Officer at a major U.S. multinational firm, a Chief Financial Officer at a NASDAQ company, and a Tax Manager with a “Big 4” accounting firm.