Hailing from Monona,WI, Zach is a lead performance coach and partner at Total Athlete Performance.
A former Al Toon Award winner (Best Senior Wide Receiver in Wisconsin), Zach shined as a first-team all-conference and all-area athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. During his final year at Monona Grove High School, Zach competed in both the WFCA and WBCA All-Star games and was able to earn a scholarship to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for football. In addition, Zach went on to play as an all-conference receiver in Minnesota for four years and currently sits at number 3 for all-time career receptions in school history. Following his years as a player Zach remained in Duluth for an additional year to serve as a wide receiver coach and assistant recruiting coordinator for the Bulldogs while finishing his degree in Exercise Science.
With years of experience in strength and conditioning, Zach’s mission as a coach is to help athletes and clients move and feel better all while making training enjoyable. As an accomplished athlete and coach, he understands that each INDIVIDUAL deserves a detailed approach when it comes to maximizing results in competition or in life. The science of human performance is intricate, and Zach’s coaching philosophy reflects just that in his attention to detail and individualized program design. No matter the age, sport, gender, limitations or goals, his step by step approach to building a complete foundation for athletes and general population clients is unparalleled.
Zach’s training concepts come from numerous leaders in this industry that he would consider some of his idols. Training approaches from Joe DeFranco, Eric Cressey, Robert Dos Remedios, Mike Boyle, Lee Taft, and many more are implemented into his coaching and programming daily. As a lifelong learner, he is currently certified through the IYCA as a Speed and Agility Specialist. Using this knowledge, he specializes in developing explosive team sport athletes through extensive acceleration/deceleration techniques, and utilizes chaotic/reactive training to create game-like agility and quickness. With experience in competing and coaching football at the collegiate level, Zach also leads sport-specific sessions for skill players such as Wide Receivers, Running Backs, Quarterbacks, and Defensive Backs.