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Chad Coy

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Chad is responsible for business development and growth opportunities for METHOD Sports Performance. Chad is also responsible for community outreach to local sports teams and organizations to develop long term relationships aimed at improving the health and fitness of the Bloomington-Normal community. Chad graduated from Purdue University in 1991 where he studied exercise science and nutrition. He is a Certified Parisi Speed School Master Coach and Parisi Speed School Corportate Educator. Chad began strength training in 1980, opened his first “private” gym in 1984, and his first commercial gym in 1995. He was Owner/Operator of Club Fitness 24 based out of Kokomo, IN for 20 years before joining the METHOD Sports Performance Team in 2016. Club Fitness 24 was comprised of Powerhouse Gym, Parisi Speed School, and CrossFit Ka-Tet. 126 athletes from his Parisi Speed School franchise have fulfilled their dreams of playing sports in college and/or professionally. In addition to playing semi-professional football for 8 years - earning the distinction of the AFA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 1995 - Chad excelled in drug-free powerlifting, winning a National Championship in 1995 and 1998, as well as a World Championship in 1998. In the fall of 1998 he turned his focus to Strongman and earned his Pro card at America’s Strongest Man in Las Vegas. He is the longest active Pro Strongman in the US and has competed in 10 America’s Strongest Man contests. In 2001 he served as the US Alternate to World’s Strongest Man, and he has captained the US team to the North American Championships three times and the All Nations Challenge once. After turning 40, he began competing at Masters level and has won Masters America’s Strongest Man twice and placed 2nd three times. He has been to Masters Worlds Strongest Man three times, with two 2nd place finishes and one 5th place. In August 2016, he represented the US at Masters Worlds Strongest Man for a fourth time and placed 9th overall. Over the past 18 years he has coached 12 different people to obtain their Pro status as a Strongman. At the 2016 Nationals his athletes brought home three National Championships and three 2nd place finishes in the largest contest in US history.

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