Velocity Sports Performance has compiled a group of high level coaches to help you achieve your goals.
CO-OWNER/SPORTS PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR
M.ED, ATC, CSCS
Cary is a certified athletic trainer, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and holds a Master’s Degree in Education. His background is extensive in the field of athletic training, including three years as the athletic trainer for the Temple University Men’s basketball team, two years as the head athletic trainer for the NFL Europe League’s Berlin Thunder and a summer assisting with the Carolina Panthers. With his combined sports medicine background and his experience as a scholarship athlete at the University of Virginia, Cary is excited to bring elite level athletic performance training to the Cherry Hill area.
DPT, ATC, CSCS
Mandy Huggard is the owner and physical therapist at The Training Room. Mandy graduated with honors in 1994 from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Health Science degree in Rehabilitation. She continued on to University of Miami where, in 1996, she completed a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy. While At University of Miami she interned with the nationally ranked Hurricane Football Program assisting in athletic coverage and rehabilitation for the athletes. Upon leaving University of Miami, Mandy worked with the world renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews and physical therapist, Kevin Wilk in Birmingham, Alabama. As both a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer, Mandy has treated patients from many professional organizations including the NBA, NFL, NFLEL, MLB, PGA, WTA, and WWF. Mandy has lectured nationally on the topics of shoulder, knee, and elbow rehabilitation as well as, co-authored a chapter entitled Rehabilitation Concerns of the Upper Extremity in Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland’s book, The Female Athlete. Mandy specializes in the treatment of shoulder injuries including the overhead athlete along with prevention and rehabilitation of ACL injuries. Her husband, Cary is the Co-Owner of Velocity Sports Performance.
Ryan grew up in Moorestown, where he graduated with the Moorestown High School class of 2009. While there he was a three-season varsity athlete in cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track, captaining all three teams in his senior year. It was during these years that Ryan was often injured and discovered his passion for physical therapy from the patient perspective. He then moved on to Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, taking his passion for physical therapy and running with him. He continued his success in distance running, again becoming a three-sport athlete in cross country and track and field, focusing on middle distance events and captaining the team in his final season. He was named an Academic All-American in all four years of his undergraduate studies. Academics did not take a back seat to athletics however, as he graduated Magna Cum Laude one semester early, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and a Minor in Biology. Ryan continued his graduate education at Quinnipiac, earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy while managing the cross country teams and conducting research on the athletes as well. He is currently seeking publication for his paper regarding his research into overtraining and injuries in collegiate cross country runners. He was also a senior clinical member of the student-run, pro-bono physical therapy clinic at Quinnipiac, which served the uninsured population in the New Haven area. Ryan’s passion for running continues both athletically and professionally. As a frequently injured runner in high school, he is able to get into the mind of the injured runner and excels at getting them back on the road quickly. Experiencing physical therapy from the patient perspective not only set Ryan on the academic path to becoming a physical therapist, but also helped him develop a true passion and empathy for every patient he meets.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH
Coach CJ is a graduate of Hammonton High School where he had a very successful athletic career earning varsity letters in Football, Basketball, Swimming, and Track. He later attended Montclair State University where he continued to play football for 4 years. CJ was 3 year starter where he became a 2 time All-American and was named captain his senior year. He was later invited to the New York Giants Rookie Mini-Camp where he spent a brief period of time with the team. He graduated from Montclair in 2015, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and making the Dean’s List 7 times. CJ completed his internship with Velocity Sports Performance in Mahwah, NJ where he was hired upon completion. CJ has a strong passion for helping athletes improve both their abilities and strength and is dedicated to helping everyone he trains reach their full potential.
Coach Marc grew up in Columbus, NJ and attended Northern Burlington High School where he played basketball, football and baseball. He attended Rowan University and graduated in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. Coach Marc completed his summer internship with Velocity Sports Performance in August of 2013. His coaching ability and passion for working with athletes stood out during his internship and he was hired immediately afterwards. Marc is an avid fan of strength sports and looks forward to competing in local meets in the near future. His aspirations to stay competitive as a strength athlete fuels his desire to help local athletes reach their athletic and performance goals.
Coach Aaron is a native of Annapolis, Maryland and a graduate from McDaniel College in Westminster MD earning his Bachelors of Arts with a degree in Exercise, Science and Physical Education with Minors in both Athletic Training and Sports Coaching. While attending McDaniel he was also elected peer mentor for the Exercise Science Department. Upon graduating Aaron completed the Velocity internship and was hired in 2012. With his extreme passion for strength and conditioning, and his charismatic personality he is devoted to helping young athletes reach their potential.
Rachel grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and attended Cherry Hill East High School where she played basketball. She attended Rowan University and graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Promotion and Fitness Management. Rachel completed her summer internship with Velocity Sports Performance in April of 2016. Rachel supports the Business Directors on daily business matters related to the facility, as well as oversees the scheduling of both athletes and staff members.
Coach Alex attended Temple University and graduated and completed in internship with Velocity Sports Performance. Alex is very dedicated to working with his athletes and helping them reach their goals.