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 Diehard 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.
  • Barry Boswell

    Owner, Head Coach

    Barry was truly passionate about fitness from a very young age. So much so that as a young teenager when most of his peers were more interested in video games, he convinced his parents to allow him to convert their garage into his personal gym. Since then, Barry has been dedicated to strength and fitness, and helping people live active, fulfilling lives.

    Barry found CrossFit in his senior year at Liberty University where he was pursuing a degree in Exercise Science. While he was learning how to make people stronger and perform better, he was becoming bored with his own exercise program. CrossFit changed the way he saw fitness, provided him with unparalleled results, and gave him an avenue to build a dream career. Today, Barry strives to help people discover their own strength and abilities, and to show them how to accomplish what they believe to be the impossible.

    Certifications:

    • B.S. Kinesiology and Exercise Science
    • CrossFit L-1
    • CrossFit Endurance
  • James Blake

    Coach

    After high school, James found himself enlisting in the Navy after growing up as a typical kid who loved video games and sugary food. As staying fit is an essential function of being in the military, he tried to put on mass, gain strength, and get fit through traditional gym workouts and lifting. He quickly became bored with the routine. When his friends introduced him to CrossFit, he found the motivation he lacked through the CrossFit community. Today, he is a student at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University by day, and dedicated, motivated coach by night at CrossFit Diehard.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
    • USAW Level 1
  • Tim Wright

    Coach

    Tim is a former law enforcement officer with an impressive resume, to include being the recipient of a Commendation for Heroism and a Law Enforcement Purple Heart. He comes to Town after 24 years of service. Today, his desire is to teach others the benefits of a positive mental outlook, nutrition and the importance of adopting a weight training program that develops and maintains a healthy body that is ready for any challenge.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
    • Criminal Justice and Standards Commission (CJSTC) General Instructor
    • Firearms Instructor
    • Defensive Tactics Instructor
    • Standardized Field Sobriety Exercise Instructor
    • Less-Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor
    • Chemical Agent Instructor
    • Rappel Master
    • Glock Armorer and Ground Defense Instructor
  • Alex Santos

    Coach

    Alex Santos says what brings him the most joy is changing someone’s mood. “I hope by the time they leave the box they’re in a better place than when they came in,” he says.

    He’s passionate about helping people achieve their goals of better living and bringing a smile to their faces. Over the years, Alex has had a smile on his face from years of high school football and baseball and semi-pro football. Alex also served four years in the U.S. Army, where he earned an impressive array of awards including: a Purple Heart, 3 Army Commendation Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge, Army Good Conduct Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
    • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Keriann Giambruno

    Coach

    Keriann Giambruno says helping someone reach a goal or just making someone’s day is her true passion. She believes in spreading kindness. “When someone comes into the gym in a down mood, I love when I can help them leave with a smile on their face,” she says.

    Keriann has struggled with anxiety since middle school and has always used exercise as an outlet for it. When she first tried CrossFit, she was hooked. “Within my first month of CrossFit, I knew I wanted to become a coach,” she says. “I started to realize how much CrossFit was becoming a tool to help combat my anxiety. Not only was I was achieving things and doing movements I never thought I would be capable of doing, I had a community of people around me who actually cared about me and my progress, something I had never experienced in my previous workout regimen.”

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1
  • Ricky Abercrombie

    Coach

    Ricky has been an athlete and and pursuing fitness all his life. When he turned 50 years old, he realized that recreational softball, running 10k’s, and chasing the Nautilus machine fad wasn’t working for him. He instantly knew that CrossFit was his best chance at combating aging by helping him maintain strength, mobility, and agility to keep him moving well. As a coach, Ricky especially enjoys coaching beginners who think CrossFit is out of their reach due to age, or whatever limitations they believe they have.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit L-1
  • Riley Ouellette

    Coach

    Riley is part of the next generation of CrossFit athletes. He started out in a CrossFit Kids program at the age of 10 and also played several sports during his youth. As one of the newest members of the Diehard coaching team, Riley brings experience in the sport of fitness not many have had. As a coach, his goal is to helping beginner members transition into becoming smarter, stronger, and faster athletes. Riley is also a student at Florida State University.

    Certifications:

    • CrossFit Level 1

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