Introduce Yourself!

  • 8 September 2020
  • 21 replies


Hi Everyone and welcome to our brand new PLT4M Community! Please go ahead and introduce yourself here! 


  1. What is your name?
  2. Where are you teaching or coaching? 
  3. How long have you been teaching or coaching? 
  4. What is one thing you would tell your ‘younger’ self as you got into the world of teaching and coaching? 

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Hey Everyone - 

  1. Coach Bres, here! Co-Founder and Head of Performance at PLT4M
  2. Wayland High Alum and Current Coach
  3. 5 years as a PE Teacher, and heading into my 12 year coaching HS Football!
  4. “You know nothing - learn, adapt, and grow...every day.” 

Looking forward to interacting with you all!

Ms. Jones. I teach in Orange County, California. 

I attended CHICO State University. (AKA, The best school ever)

This is my 24th year, all at the same middle school.  

I am hecka stoked that my district spent the money to get this program.  Looking forward to using it, to improve my fitness; as well as, my students’.

“Calm down, slow down, have fun.”


Tory Giacomo  


I teach at Raton High School in Raton, New Mexico  I also am the head football coach.


I have been teaching since 2005, I started out as a special education teacher and switched over as the      physical education teacher since 2014.  I started coaching football in 2004 as assistant and became       the head coach in 2014.


 Do not become a teacher or a coach because in the year 2020 there is gonna be this pandemic and things are gonna change lol!!!   I know you love the game but study a trade or get into the oil and gas field!

  1. Ryan Walstrom
  1. Greeley West High School, Greeley, CO
  1. 5th year at Greeley West, 12th year in coaching 
  1. “You will always need to adapt and overcome”


Steve Marshall, Esperanza HS. Anaheim California.  I’ve been in Admin for the last 17 years.  Back to teaching PE

Hi I’m Dianne Torres

I teach 7th & 8th grade PE in Yorba Linda, Ca.

This is my 15th year teaching.  

“We need to be part of something bigger than ourselves.  We need to step up and lead”

- Kevin Atlas

Hey PLT4M Community! 


  1. Alex Relph, Co-Founder of PLT4M
  2. I have coached at the collegiate and HS level, and am currently coaching Football at Wayland High outside of Boston
  3. This will be my 10th year coaching
  4. The advice I would give my younger coaching self would be to constantly seek out new ideas, never attach yourself to things that have worked in the past simply because they worked in the past, and to understand that every student/athlete is different, and consequently, must be coached differently. 
  1. Rachael Brewer
  2. University of Illinois Laboratory High School (Uni High)
  3. 3rd year teaching; 3rd year coaching XC/Track & Field
  4. I don’t think I can answer this question quite yet as I am still a toddler in coaching/teaching years. :joy: One piece of advice I have been given, though, is to never stop learning, and not to be afraid of change. 
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Hey All, Jackie Wogan here!


I've been a part of the PLT4M family since 2017. I began working with PLT4M by shooting demonstration videos with the performance team. Eventually I transitioned into a full time role leading customer success! 


Through my interactions with the many great customers here at PLT4M, I'm constantly hearing where teachers and coaches may be struggling, and also where they're having great success. My goal is to foster a community in which we can leverage our network of coaches and teachers to help us all evolve as educators.  My self advice: always remain coachable!  

Get to know me (and my dog) here! 


I can't wait to hear from you all! 

  1. Hello All, My name is Matt Grenier or as the kids will call me Mr. G or Sir ;-)
  2. I teach 7th and 8th grade PE and martial arts to kids and adults.
  3. I have been teaching PE and martial arts for 21 years. 
  4. A black belt is a white belt who never gave up; Failures help you learn, so never give up;  Use people who who don’t believe in you as motivation for success; Need to take chances in life to find out what you love and makes you happy;  Attitude is everything!; Good things happen to good people!;  Find balance in everything (Yin & Yang); Don’t be afraid to ask for help!;  Breathe!


My Name is Eric Mitchell

I teach kindergarten, and I am the head girls basketball coach at New London Local Schools in Ohio. Home of the Wildcats!

I have been coaching basketball now for 16 years, and this is my ninth season as Head Girls Coach.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you do it with no regrets!! There is nothing like high school sports!



  1. My name is Josh Bowie (BOO-we). The kids mess it up sooooo….
  2. I teach Physical Education/Health/Athletic Performance at Crocker Middle School in CA. Until 2019, I coached HS football in my area since 1999. I have had the opportunity to coach some fabulous teams and players!
  3. This is my 16th year teaching and 15th at Crocker. Coaching in one capacity or another since 1999 so 22 years?! Wow. 
  4. Teaching - A.B.L. Always Be Learning and have fun with it 🙂. Coaching - Surround yourself with good people, always try to learn from the best, get on a good staff, the grass is NOT always greener, you aren’t doing it for the money so make sure you are in a good environment where it is great going to work, start Jiu Jitsu @ 25 instead of 35!


Hi!  My name is Heidi.

I teach HS PE- my tracks are Personal Fitness and Mind Body Wellness (a class I created)

This is my 23rd year of teaching in the Greece Central School District--I spent the first part of my career at the 3-5 level and have been at the HS the last 6 and LOVE it!

I have never coached a sport but I do work with athletic teams doing Yoga and Mental skills training.

To my younger self:  Breathe--it will all work out!

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Hi @HeidiAberi!


Welcome to the PLT4M community—we’re so happy you’re here!

Hello, my name Bill Hauswirth,

I have been teaching for 32 years and have coached football, hockey, track & golf over all those years. I am now teaching in a virtual setting and am trying to find a way to best use PLT4M for my students. This is the first year of having a PLT4M class. It is a very small class. We are hoping to grow it. In the past years we have used it as a supplement. Any ideas and tips would be welcomed.

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Hi @William Hauswirth, welcome to our community! Happy to have you here.

Check out this help article which highlights our programs options with no equipment. These programs tend to be appropriate for a virtual setting. 


Tracking participation can also be helpful in a virtual setting. Check out this help article for how to do this!


Feel free to contact our support team with any other specific questions!



Greetings. My name is Juan Antonio Rivera Rodriguez.

I have been teaching for 23 years and have coached football, basketball, volleyball, track and field.

l looking for a good program to help me to improve my knowledge and classes.


  1. Adam Frey- West. St. Paul, MN.
  2. St. Croix Lutheran Academy.
  3. 15 years as a PE teacher; starting my 4th year here.
  4. Learn everyday and grow where God has planted you.

Hi, my name is Jeff Schorfhaar.  I teach and coach at Coldwater High School in Coldwater, Michigan.  This is my 31st year of teaching and coaching.  The one thing that I would tell my younger self would be that the relationships you build in the classroom and on the athletic field will make you more successful than any kind of strategy.

  1. Thom
  2. I am the Boys Varsity Volleyball at Williamsville South HS just outside of Buffalo, NY.
  3. I have been coaching 39 years and teaching for 34 years.
  4. Take advantage of every opportunity to improve! 


My name is Ben Gotz and I teach at Mosinee High School in Mosinee, WI. 

  1. How long have you been teaching or coaching? I have been teaching for 4 years and coaching for 8 years
  2. What is one thing you would tell your ‘younger’ self as you got into the world of teaching and coaching? It’s okay to think “outside the box” and that there are multiple means to an end.