Meet Our Coaches

We’re dedicated to getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

Chris Braden

Head Coach
  • B.S. - Human Nutrition
    (Texas A&M University)
  • M.Ed. - Exercise Physiology, Sports Science & Nutrition
    (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • FAFS - Fellow of Applied Functional Science
    (Gray Institute)

Chris joined the Train 4 The Game team having spent four years as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Men’s Basketball at Texas Tech University. As part of the Texas Tech Basketball staff Chris coached for the legendary and 2nd all time winningest coach in Division I College Basketball…Read More

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Kassie Budzik

Head Coach
  • B.S. - Kinesiology
    (The University of Texas at Austin)

Following her love for athletics, Kassie has dedicated her career to helping people get fit, be healthy, and stay active. Her passion led her to The University of Texas at Austin where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. During her first…Read More

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Dave Martin

Head Coach
  • B.S. - Kinesiology
    (The University of Waterloo)
  • M.Ed. - Exercise Physiology, Sports Science & Nutrition
    (The University of Texas at Austin)

Dave began his journey into training and coaching while completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. During this time he was introduced to Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute with Dr. Gary Gray and Dr. David Tiberio serving as his teachers and mentors. In…Read More

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Josh Ryan

Head Coach
  • B.S. - Kinesiology
    (The University of Texas at Austin)

Josh started his mentorship as a future coach during his under- graduate work at the University of Texas, namely his time spent with the University of Texas men’s and women’s basketball programs under the supervision of the strength and conditioning coach, Todd Wright. During his time their, he worked with…Read More

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Jessica Vaiana

Head Coach
  • B.S. - Biology & Kinesiology
    (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • M.Ed. - Exercise Physiology
    (The University of Texas at Austin)

Upon graduating for the first time from the University Texas and on her way to medical school, Jessica accepted an invitation from Logan Schwartz, currently assistant strength and conditioning coach for University of Texas men’s basketball, to intern at Train 4 The Game. From the beginning Jessica could tell that…Read More

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Ruthanne Kerr

Assistant Coach
  • B.S. - Exercise Science
    (University of Texas - Expected Graduation 2016)

Ruthanne has always had a passion for fitness. She is entering her fourth year at the University of Texas where she is pursuing a major in Exercise Science and a minor in Health Fitness Instructing. Her enthusiasm for health and fitness can be seen in her persistence in leading clients on a path to…Read More

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Stacey Edewu

Assistant Coach
  • B.S. Exercise & Sports Science
    (Texas State University)

Stacey graduated from Texas State University, completing her degree in Exercise & Sports Science. At a young age Stacey was involved in sports, competing in Cheerleading, Volleyball, and Track. While pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at Texas State University, she gained a passion for helping others reach their full…Read More

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Greg Laird

Assistant Coach
  • B.A. Biology
    (The University of Texas at Austin)

Greg graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology with high honors. Shortly after graduating, he realized that his true passion resided in the ability to help others achieve a state of well being through movement and exercise. His approach and philosophy resides…Read More

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Emilio Ramirez

Assistant Coach
  • B.S. Exercise & Sports Science
    (Texas State University)

Emilio’s passion for fitness and injury prevention began in high school when he noticed multiple teammates suffered injuries that could have been prevented. Emilio was first invited to intern at Train 4 The Game in the Fall of 2015. Upon completion of his internship, Emilio was brought on board as…Read More

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Matt Negro

Assistant Coach
  • B.S. Sport Management (expected graduation date May 2018)
    (University of Texas at Austin)

From a very young age, Matt knew he wanted to become a coach. In order to pursue his passion, Matt began interning at Train 4 The Game during his freshman year at the University of Texas. He quickly embraced the 3D training principles utilized because they seemed more sport specific…Read More

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