Meet the CrossFit Coaches

WHO WE ARE

Our highly-qualified coaches are motivating, fun, and friendly. But they also hold a wide base of knowledge and experience to ensure that they are able to meet their goals as coaches to help every athlete at CrossFit Protocol and provide a superior training experience. Their lives are entrenched in everything fitness and they look forward to becoming a part of your fitness journey.
  • Scottie Hubbard

    Co-Owner, CrossFit Coach

    When Scottie started doing CrossFit, he never intended for it to become such a big part of his life. When he came together with the co-owners of CrossFit Protocol, he knew it was something worth pursuing outside of just as a fitness methodology. He wanted to be a part of building a bigger, better, stronger community. He is passionate about the box, the community, and helping each member improve with each workout they choose to do at CrossFit Protocol.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
  • David Wallace

    Co-Owner, CrossFit Coach

    David is a strength junkie. He has qualified for the 2016 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) national championships and the 2015 USPA World Push/Pull Championships. He has also dedicated much of his time studying the principles and mechanics of Olympic weightlifting to become the best coach and instructor to all level of athletes, whether they’re competing at weightlifting meets, CrossFit competitions, or just looking to get fit. Before CrossFit, David completed the 2011 Marine Corps Marathon and played various sports throughout his life. It wasn’t until he was introduced to his future business partner’s backyard obstacle courses that he found CrossFit. Today, he is excited and passionate about the community and future of CrossFit Protocol.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
    • USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • Michael “Big Red” James

    CrossFit Coach

    Big Red is a physical education teacher and his passion for instilling others with a lifelong love of fitness and being active is evident. As someone who has little athletic background pre-CrossFit, he believes that too many adults have not been empowered with a can-do attitude when it comes to athletics and fitness. Big Red wants to make sure that the members of CrossFit Protocol find that sense of belief in themselves, their bodies, and their abilities and talents. As an athlete, he enjoys strongman training — odd objects, yokes, stones, sleds, and the like.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
    • CrossFit Strongman
  • Billy Kritinar

    CrossFit Coach

    Billy found CrossFit in 2012 at a local big-box gym when he met a group of people that would later become the original CrossFit Protocol crew. Since then, he and his family have focused on CrossFit as their fitness program — it’s been a life-changing experience for them! As a coach, Billy is passionate about the holistic side of fitness. He believes maintaining good mobility and proper nutrition is an essential supplement to any workout regimen.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach
    • First Aid CPR
  • Bill Gibson

    Pit Bull Program Coach

    Pit Bull Program Coach Bill Gibson has been involved in competitive powerlifting and waterskiing since high school. He holds multiple state, regional and national powerlifting titles, including all of the American records and 3 out of 4 of the world records for his age/weight in powerlifting. Bill also holds the state open deadlift record, and he is proud to say he is a lifetime drug- and hormone-therapy-free athlete.

    His favorite quote is “The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good one.”

    Certifications:

    • USPA Certified Powerlifting Coach
    • USPA Judge
    • USA Waterski Certified Tournament Judge and Boat Driver
  • Amanda Hendrix

    CrossFit Coach

    Amanda is an accomplished athlete, having competitive in dance, basketball, and softball, then going on to earn an athletic (and academic) scholarship to hold the starting position as short stop for all 4 years of college. She was awarded the Mid-South Conference Athlete of the Year, and was on the All-Conference team for 2 years. After college, she tried running but then she found CrossFit, her new-found passion. CrossFit and CrossFit Protocol is now a permanent part of her life and lifestyle. When she’s not at CrossFit Protocol, she is a chemistry professor at Calhoun Community College.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
  • Kelli Staudt

    CrossFit Coach

    Coaching came naturally to Kelli, so much so that the members at a previous box gifted her with money to fund her CrossFit Level 1 certification. When she came to CrossFit Protocol, she immediately found her new fitness family. She feels the community is the best, bar-none. She loves and appreciates every minute she has to spend at CrossFit Protocol, and to have the opportunity to coach the members of this awesome community.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit L-2
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • Caleb Farrow

    CrossFit Coach

    Caleb has a passion for his faith, and in helping people find the confidence to become who God designed them to be. Caleb serves as the Youth Pastor at First Baptist Decatur, and his competitive nature and constant pursuit of becoming better overall brings him to CrossFit Protocol as an athlete and coach. What speaks to him most as he works toward becoming his fittest and helping others is, “For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:20

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
  • Adam Hill

    Coach

    Head Programmer and CrossFit Coach Adam Hill has so much respect for the people he coaches. “Our members are always willing to learn, listen, and try something new,” he says. “They are never afraid to step outside their comfort zone in order to become a better athlete.”

    Adam got into CrossFit after a rock-climbing accident left him sedentary for two years. He chose CrossFit to get back into shape and, though it was challenging because of his now-fused right ankle, he kept at it and made it work. That was five years ago. His favorite quote is “Let the rough end ride and the slick end slide.”

     

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • USAW Level 1
    • Sports Performance Coach
  • Josh Drake

    CrossFit Trainer

    As a practicing dentist, Josh has a particular interest in nutrition and the role it plays in overall health. As a coach, he enjoys being a part of people’s lives and their pursuit of health outside of the dentist chair. Josh played basketball and football in high school, and has always been active. In starting at CrossFit Protocol in 2013, he has been able to take his fitness to the next level and hopes to provide the same experience for the member athletes.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • USAW Sports Performance Coach

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