Derek Savage, MSc, CSCS, USAW-L1

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Derek has been with 365 Performance since August 2017. In May of 2019 Derek graduated with a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Strength & Conditioning from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Derek is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified (USAW-L1) and has a current FIRST AID/CPR/AED certification.

Derek was granted a strength and conditioning internship with Fox Valley Fitness in 2016 working with the Illinois Cyclones Amateur Hockey Association.  Later, upon attending grad school, Derek earned a Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach position for UCCS athletics from August 2018 to May 2019. During that time, he operated as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Men's Basketball, Women's Lacrosse, and both Men's and Women's Golf.  Derek has additional experience in concussion protocol testing and experience working with individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Derek has volunteer experience with Missouri State University athletics, Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence, and Farmington (Missouri) Sports and Rehab.

As an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Derek's number one focus is the safety of every athlete that trains at 365 Performance. All coaches are expected to teach and ensure technical proficiencies for each exercise and safety for all athletes at all times (i.e. spotting, equipment management, space management). 

 

Emily Kulakowski, BS, CSCS

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Emily has been with 365 Performance since August of 2018.  She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Emily is a New Orleans native and Penn State Alum, where she earned a B.S. in Kinesiology. After graduating from Penn State, she moved back home to work as a sport performance specialist, small group trainer, and personal trainer - working with many different sports and populations. She then moved to Pittsburgh and worked as the director of strength training at Stout Training Pittsburgh, overseeing the adult training program. Emily is now working toward her masters of strength and conditioning at UCCS, where she also works as one of the GA strength and conditioning coaches, working with the basketball, golf, and volleyball program. 

On top of possessing the CSCS, Emily is also a Yoga Sport Specialist, holds a PN1 certificate, and Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification.

Andy Howard, BS, CSCS, TSAC

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Andy has been with 365 Performance since June of 2019.  Andy is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).  He currently holds his NSCA-CPT and TSAC-F certifications as well.  

Andy received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Colorado University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Concordia University Chicago.  Andy held an internship with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he trained many athletes ranging from hockey, soccer, track and field, and figure skating.  

Andy strives to make a difference in each athlete every day, both physically and mentally and is passionate about sharing his time and knowledge about sports performance to athletes.

Dalton White, BS, CSCS

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dalton has been with 365 Performance since September 2019. Dalton has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities and is currently completing his Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dalton is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has a current FIRST AID/CPR/AED certification. 

Dalton has a passion for working with team sport athletes. His experience includes working in the private sector training athletes both in and out of season, developing personalized training programs and implementing strength, speed, and injury risk management programs with athletes of all ages. Interning at Colorado State, the University of Minnesota, and at the NSCA headquarters afforded many great experiences working in both large and small team settings. Dalton worked with the Colorado State Rams Football team, and while at the University of Minnesota, Dalton gained experience working with the Men’s Basketball and Golf teams. While at the NSCA, Dalton focused his time coaching three Triple A hockey teams and solo athletes focusing on goals of their own. 

Dalton’s coaching philosophies stem directly from the coaches and experiences he has encountered. Dalton believes in a long-term athletic development model, beginning with developing basic movement competencies, then building strength, speed and power to help athletes perform at a higher level, longer. Finally, Dalton believes success is predicated on doing the little things right daily. Consistency, attitude, and daily effort are foundations on which success is built. 

 *Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCSs) are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Recognizing that their area of expertise is separate and distinct, CSCSs consult with and refer athletes to other professionals when appropriate. (Retrieved, 10/16/2012, from the NSCA’s website, www.nsca.com)