Coaches

 


Gibbie M. Duval, CSCS, NASM-CPT, FNS

Xplosive Edge, LLC Owner & Director of Sports Performance
Vatterott College Personal Fitness Trainer Program Director
"Strength & Conditioning Expert" - Tudor Bompa Institute
Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Certified - USA
Omaha Lancers Head Strength & Conditioning Coach


Gibbie Duval has now been a strength and conditioning coach at Xplosive Edge for 11 years, and has since become owner and director of sports performance. For many years, Gibbie and his brother Zach, now head football strength coach and director of athletic performance at the University of Wyoming, worked side by side to grow the Xplosive Edge into the biggest sports performance training facility in the midwest. Over the years, Gibbie and the Xplosive Edge have maintained a close working relationship with Boyd Epley and Mike Arthur who had so much success with the "Husker Power" program for many years at Nebraska.  Gibbie's father Rick was one of the first football coaches that Tom Osborne hired at Nebraska so the ties run very deep.  All of the programs offered at Xplosive Edge mimic many valuable principles that were created out of the  "10 Husker Power Principles" established by Boyd many years ago.  Over the course of the last 10 years, Gibbie has trained a Stanley Cup champion, Super Bowl champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, and many other professional athletes.  Gibbie was selected by Boyd Epley as the Nebraska State Combine Director when Boyd released Epic Athletic Performance and was also selected as the keynote speaker at the annual postural restoration institute convention in Salt Lake City, UT.  Also, Gibbie continues to work with many clubs in the area and has trained over a thousand volleyball and soccer athletes in the Omaha area.  

Gibbie is a "certified strength and conditioning specialist" of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and participates and speaks in several strength and fitness symposiums across the country.  Gibbie is also the co founder of Tri-Planar Performance, a consultation company devised to educate strength and conditioning professionals around the country on the important of Postural Restoration and Integration into strength and conditioning and programming.  Gibbie has consulted for many high schools, colleges, and universities around the nation and worked with IMG Sports Academies in 2011.  Gibbie is also a "certified personal trainer" and "fitness and nutrition specialist" through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Gibbie is certified by the United States of America Weightlifting Association and holds a Sports Performance Coach Certification and also holds a certification through the Tudor Bompa Institute as a "Strength and Conditioning Expert." Gibbie also contributes and writes articles and research for Ken Kontor's Performance Conditioning Inc. as well as Stack Magazine and also contributes to the Postural Restoration Institute with research and development on the Integration of Postural Restoration into Strength and Conditioning programs.  In 2013 Gibbie was named the head strength and conditioning coach for the Omaha Lancers hockey organization of the USHL in addition to being hired at Vatterott College to direct the "personal fitness trainer" program.  Gibbie also recently earned his VCAP (volleyball conditioning and performance) certification through USA volleyball. 

Gibbie attended the University of Nebraska Omaha where he received his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science and was a collegiate baseball player. While living in Kansas City, Gibbie was fortunate enough to be able to study under the legendary Romanian Olympic Gold medal coach Istvan Javorek where Gibbie developed into an olympic strength coach. Istvan was the original creator of the "dumbbell complex" and Gibbie was able to work with several Olympic athletes on sports performance enhancement and injury prevention programs. 

Email: [email protected]

 


Adam Loftis, M.A., CSCS, USAW, NASM - FNS

 Director of Coaching Performance


Adam has been a strength and conditioning coach with The Xplosive Edge since January 2013. He was a member of the Hastings College football team from 2005-2009. At Hastings he was a three-year starter in the Broncos secondary and on a variety of special teams. During his time at Hastings, Adam was a four-year letter winner and four-times named First-Team Academic All-GPAC. While completing his Master's Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Adam was an Assistant Defensive Coach and Assistant Strength Coach for the IFL Omaha Beef for three seasons (2011-2013) and helped them qualify for the playoffs each year. Adam also teaches at Vatterott College in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Exercise Psychology, and Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription.

Before college, Adam was a four sport athlete at Arlington High School, earning numerous All-District and All-Conference Honors. After completing his Bachelor's Degree, he went back to Arlington and spent three seasons (2009-2011) as an Assistant Football and Strength Coach. During those seasons he helped the Eagles reach the playoffs three consecutive times.

Email: [email protected]

 


Chris Moody, M.S, USAW, USATF

Assistant Director of Athletic Performance


Chris Moody has been performance coach with The Xplosive Edge since November of 2012 and is currently the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance.  Before working with the Xplosive Edge, Chris spent time as a Graduate Assistant Coach with the track and field team at the University of North Texas (UNT).  During his time there, he assisted in the training and development of all sprinters and hurdlers, including a 2012 Olympic Trials Semifinalist, a 2nd team all American, 5 NCAA national qualifiers, and many 1st team Sun Belt Conference performers.  Before working at UNT, Chris spent 6 months working as a sports performance coach at GameOn-Athletics in Denton, Texas, where he coached athletes of all ages in the areas of speed, agility, and weight lifting.  

Chris was also a four-year letterman in sprinting events while on the track and field team at Stephen F. Austin State University.  While there, Chris's biggest accomplishments were qualifying two times for the preliminary rounds of the NCAA Division I Championships, setting three school records, and winning two individual Southland Conference championships.  Chris is a certified USAW Level One Sports Performance Coach, and a Level 1 Track and Field Coach through the USATF.  He also holds a Masters of Science in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University.

Email: [email protected]

 


Thomas Grove

Assistant Strength Coach


Thomas Grove graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences. He walked-on to the Husker football team in 2007, lettered as a true freshman, then earned an athletic scholarship, Blackshirt, and was voted the 2010 Team Character Award Winner all while securing a place on the UNL Dean's List.  As a four-time letter winner, he was a mainstay on the Nebraska specials teams and provided depth for the Nebraska linebacking corps. During every year of competition he was named First-Team Academic All-Big 12 and to the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. Grove was also a team-appointed member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and twice named a member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship team for his extensive community service work. He has been a part of the Xplosive Edge program since 2005 having trained there since high school. 

Before college, Thomas was a 4 sport athlete at Arlington High school in Arlington, NE. He regularly volunteers locally and internationally in medical mission programs. His ultimate goal is to use his academic and athletic experience as well as his desire to serve others to attend medical school in order to become a medical physician.  Grove also teaches and tutors future doctors MCAT curriculum in the areas of physics, biochemistry, verbal reasoning, organic chemistry, biology, human physiology, and general chemistry.  As a Veteran Instructor for Kaplan Test Prep his students include UNL and Creighton University undergraduate and graduate students.

Email: [email protected]

 

 

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