Jay Hoggard


Jay was born April 11, 1970, and was raised in Tampa, FL where he attended Chamberlain High School. At Chamberlain he lettered in football and was a national and international level USTA junior tennis player. He accepted a college scholarship to play tennis at Valdosta State University where he graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in business communications.

After college, he went and played quarterback for the Jacksonville Stars of the UFL semi-professional arena league. After having success with the Stars Jay received a contract from the Jacksonville Tomcats of the Arena Football League where he played for two years before retiring.

Jay has been coaching quarterbacks privately for over 13 years now where he puts all of his emphasis on throwing mechanics. Jay is also a certified USAW Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting & Sports Performance Coach and has been under the tutelage of Joe Hanson for the past 12 years where he coached with Joe at the Athlete Development Center.

Jay’s training philosophy is to get athletes to lift weights correctly in order to move efficiently in their individual sports. The explosiveness that is executed during Olympic lifts is the best way to train and simulate sports. The focus and intensity required to properly perform the Olympic lifts are unmatched in any other form of training. Olympic lifts must be performed through a full range of motion with proper technique and bar speed. You must train athletically to prepare to perform in athletics.

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