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Sam Pfister is owner and head coach of RISE Strength and Performance in Lebanon Tennessee. 

Originally from Illinois and spent a decade working in DC, Sam is now a proud Tennessean and is passionate about making Tennessee the Sports Epicenter of the South.

Sam has over a decade of coaching experience, including an internship at Division 1 program at George Washington University & one of the top ranked strength gyms in DC. He's coached wrestlers, baseball players, volleyball, soccer, and many others!


He coached the TN Heat Basketball team on their road to both Regional and National Championships.


Jonah Melton is a native of North Carolina and is completing his Masters at Cumberland University as well as a graduate assistantship with the Strength and Conditioning department.

He played football at the University of North Carolina and has vast experience in training athletes and adults.

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