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Ryan Goldin-Founder, Owner, & Program Developer

Ryan is the owner, founder and lead trainer at Goldin Athletic Training Association.  Ryan was an All-State football player at Tucker High School in 1994. He has a bachelor of science in sports management and a minor in business. Ryan competed in power lifting on a national level from 1997 to 2006. He became a five-time national champion and in 1999 he was one of the few Americans to win a gold medal in the world championships for the bench press. Ryan holds the National record for the bench press at the 110-kilogram weight class.  His certifications include ISSA and ACE, but he credits Sherman Ledford for his unmatched background in program design and technique coaching. Ryan has trained hundreds of athletes who have gone on to play Division I and professional sports. Ryan is a father of three and is married to Abbey Goldin.

 
John Busing

John went to Chattahoochee High School where he made 1st team All-State as a WR and was a 2 time team captain. John played College ball at Miami University where he was a 2 time All-MAC player, team captain and a Strength & Conditioning All-American. John then took his Talents to the NFL and played 4 years for the Bengals and the Texans. John has trained with Ryan Goldin for over 10 years and has worked for GATA during the last two years doing: Weight Training, Speed & Agility Training, and NFL Combine Prep.

 
Pat Luckhurst

Pat played football and lacrosse at Wesleyan School. He was a 2 time all-state Lacrosse player at Wesleyan and graduated in 07. He went on to play lacrosse at Lynchburg College where he was team captian and made the All-ODAC honorable mention list as a defenseman. Pat was also an Academic All-American for three years while attending LC. He graduated from Lynchburg with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a Finance emphasis. Pat trained with GATA through High School and College, and we are happy to have him with us full time. Pat also trains adults when the athletes are not in session either before school or later in the evenings.

 
Marvin Hammonds

Marvin played baseball, football and graduated from Carver High School in Columbus, GA. Marvin played football at Morris Brown College until he transferred to Georgia State to pursue his passion and earn his degree in exercise science. He is certified by NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). Marvin is very passionate about his work and is driven by the success of young athletes.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 10:04
 
Briley Hale

Briley graduated from Brookwood High School in 2007 where he played football and ran track. He continued his football career at Bethel University, until an unfortunate knee injury ended his career. He moved back to Atlanta to be closer to home and to train with Ryan Goldin at G.A.T.A. Briley enjoys working with young athletes and watching them grow. Briley will graduate from Georgia Gwinnett College with a degree in business marketing. This summer, Briley is going on a mission trip to Jordon where he is going to help teach English to the students at the University of Jordan.     

 
James Townsend
James Townsend comes to GATA from Marshall University where he was the Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach. He spent the previous two years as
Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning coach at Mississippi State. He served as a nutrition liaison at MSU, monitoring the nutritional needs of the football team and helped to operate an annual clinic run by the program. Prior to his stint at Mississippi State, Townsend was the Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Virginia from 2008-2009. In 2002 and 2004, James was the Junior National Powerlifting Champion at Louisiana Tech. He has held five national powerlifting coaching positions. James has two bachelor degrees from Louisiana Tech, earning a B.A. in Educational Services in 2004 before receiving a B.S. in Health and Physical Education in 2006.  He also holds certifications with the NSCA, USAW, and ISSA.

 

 
Brian Elinburg

Brian is a native of Buford High School and has spent the last 20 years coaching all sports including Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Wheelchair Sports at both the little league, middle, and high school levels. He has been a part of the Gwinnett Football League for 20 years coaching all different ages including 8th grade and now serving as a head coach for the 7-year-old Buford Wolves team. He has been apart of many championship teams including 3 different 8th grade Buford Wolves teams and the 6 year old team during the 2012 season and the Runner Up during the 2013 football season. He specializes in offensive skills including quarterbacks, and defensive skills including linebackers and defensive backs . He loves working with kids and believes that teaching kids the right way is the only way.

 
Steve Campbell

Steve played football at and graduated from Tucker high school in 1995. He played football at West Georgia. Unfortunately, due to a shoulder injury Steve could not finish his football career at West Georgia. Steve, like Ryan, was a competitive power lifter for six years. Steve and Ryan were products of Sherman Ledford (World Team Coach). Steve has been working with Ryan for over 12 years, and has coached at 7 power lifting national championships. Steve is also a family man and is the father of Kayden and Stephen Jr. Steve is happily married to Shannon Campbell.

 
Carl Elliott

Carl is married and lives with his wife and three children in South Forsyth county. Carl was born and raised in Smyrna, Georgia and attended Campbell High School. He played baseball, football and wrestled. Carl was a three-year starter on the football team; he finished his football carrier with 257 tackles. Carl made the all county team his senior year and finished third in the county with 132 tackles. After high school Carl signed to play college football with Gardner Webb University. After College Carl started training Mixed Martial Arts. He has a background in Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, and Okinawan style Karate. Carl has combined his football knowledge with his MMA training to create a program to increase flexibility and speed, as well as protect athletes from injury.