Kendrique Coats, Owner
Growing up in Central Illinois, I have always had a vision of chasing my dreams. After graduating from Ashford University with a degree in Health and Wellness, I traveled to not only gain experience, but to get a broader prospective on other cultures and fitness. It was through traveling that I found my true calling: being a difference maker in peoples' lives while also bringing a different approach to the sports performance industry. During my high school and college sports career, I was plagued with injuries. It wasn't until after I started taking a different approach than the popular sprint training protocols that I began seeing a problem I could solve. As a former athlete, most of the training programs I was given were commonly the same, but rarely fit me or what my body has naturally been designed to do. This lead me deeper into my passion for human performance and the psychology of athletes. Through the journey of injuries and traveling, I have been inspired to found Coats Performance. This has allowed me to provide many athletes with a more individualized sprint training approach that is more customized for their body and sport(s).
USA Track & Field Level I
High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Fms Level I
2016 Small Supporting Business Award (Illinois)
--Supported Futures Unlimited, Inc in their drive to assists individuals with special needs
2018 (Current): Head track and field coach at Dallas International School (Texas)
-- State qualifiying 400m sprinter, 100m sprinter, 1600m runner, and one discus thrower.
2017: I9 Youth Sports (Frisco, Texas) basketball coach.
2016: High school girls track and field coach (Illinois)
-- State qualifying 4x200m and 4x400m team and one 100m sprinter.
2014: High school boys track and field coach (Illinois)
-- State qualifying 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m team, and one individual long jumper.
"Speed training is essential for all sports. Athletes that want to compete at a high level must learn to sprint." - Kendrique Coats
Who We Are
We started Coats Performance in 2015 with a different vision on sprinting and sports training than most. With the goal of producing instant results while impacting our members, we have taken an approach that doesn't glorify the athlete, but rather, the person. As speed training continues in popularity with young athletes we have found that if we put more value in understanding the person and how that individual works, it adds an element of trust that helps with reaching specific goals each of our members have. With Coats Performance, it's more than sports performance. It's about changing lives of our youth athletes and giving them a platform and environment to thrive in while keeping a comfortable atmosphere that allows youth athletes to show their true personalities.