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At AdvoCare, We Build Champions® through physical and financial wellness. Backed by the latest science, AdvoCare provides innovative nutritional, weight-management and sports performance products.

The AdvoCare Sports Advisory Council includes many of the top strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers in the country. These experts consult with AdvoCare on issues relating to current and future product development – helping to ensure that AdvoCare stands for innovation and excellence through products that give athletes and performers a competitive edge. They also exchange information on a variety of topics relating to the use of nutritional supplements in the training of athletes and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.*

Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine, Rice University

Skylar Richards

Skylar Richards

Consultant, Athletic Trainer and Sports Scientist

Mark Mauldin

Mark Mauldin

Director of Executive Health for Hendrick Motorsports

Murphy Grant

Murphy Grant

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sports Performance and Student Athlete Wellness at Wake Forest University

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance at Auburn

Kevin Yoxall

Kevin Yoxall

Strength and Conditioning Specialist for World-Class Athletes

Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman, Ed.D.

Strength and Conditioning Consultant, Professional Baseball

John McBride

John McBride

Strength and Conditioning Specialist for World-Class Athletes

Dean Miller

Dean Miller


“It is a great honor to be the first AdvoCare®Sports Advisory Council Chair. I am excited to accept the role of integrating the talents of Council members for the purpose of providing AdvoCare Distributors with solid practical applications for products in the areas of fitness, sports performance training, and injury rehabilitation.”
  • Associate Head Athletic Trainer, Olympic sports, Rice University
  • Former athletic trainer for several MotoGP World Champions
  • Former head athletic trainer / sports therapist at De La Salle High School (CA)
  • Former personal athletic trainer / sports therapist for US Synchronized Swimming
  • National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) member
  • Owner of Sports Medtech
Skylar Richards

Skylar Richards


“It's a great blessing to sit on the AdvoCare®Sports Advisory Council with such an esteemed group of individuals. Being able to provide feedback and input on the products gives me pride in what I am able to offer my players and the organization.”
  • 10+ years in Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • Former VP of Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers Society (PSATS)
  • Member, MLS Sub-Committee on Data & Sports Science
  • Masters in Exercise Physiology & BS in Athletic Training
  • Functional Movement Screen Specialist (FMS) & Certified Massage
Mark Mauldin

Mark Mauldin


“I find being involved with the best in the business gives Hendrick Motorsports an advantage that few others in racing have. AdvoCare has done an excellent job of putting the top professionals from many sports together. The knowledge and fellowship are always top-notch. It is an honor to serve as a part of this group.”
  • Former Hendrick Motorsports Race Day Operations & Pit Crew Coordinator for the No.5 and No.24 cars.
  • Coordinated pit crew practices, maintained pit equipment, organized over-the-wall and support personnel procedures during races. During the off-season he serves as a consultant for implementing new ideas and techniques for the pit crews.
  • Former Strength & Conditioning Coach and tire carrier for Petty Enterprise
  • Former North Rowan High School football coach
  • Graduate Assistant at Marshall University
Murphy Grant

Murphy Grant


“Having the opportunity to serve on the Sports Advisory Council gives me the opportunity and an honor to share information and ideas with the best athletic trainers and strength and conditioning coaches in the country.”
  • Former Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Kansas Athletics
  • Former Oklahoma State University Athletic trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach for men's basketball
  • National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) member
  • Former Missouri Valley College Head Athletic Trainer
  • Former Boston Red Sox Rookie League team trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) member
Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones


“Being involved on the AdvoCare Sports Advisory Council gives me a chance to continually learn and share the latest research with my colleagues from around the country.”
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach for women's basketball at Texas A&M University
  • Former University of Arkansas Head Strength Coach for women's athletics
  • College Strength Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) member
  • Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC), an Honor awarded by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). She is one of 100 individuals in the country and one of only eight women to earn this distinction.
  • Former University of Houston Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Michigan State Volleyball All-Big Ten, volleyball two-year captain, team MVP, and holds several volleyball school records
Kevin Yoxall

Kevin Yoxall


“Being on the AdvoCare Sports Advisory Council is a very humble experience for me. To be able to gather information from these various coaches and athletic trainers is a huge plus.”
  • Former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Auburn University
  • "Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year" (2005)
  • Earned title "Master Strength and Conditioning Coach" (2002)
  • Former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Texas Christian University (TCU)
  • Former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Minnesota
  • "PAC 10 Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year" (1998)
  • Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) Vice President and Board Member
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) member
Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman Ed.D.


“I am pleased to be a member of the AdvoCare Sports Advisory Council. The opportunity to provide input on product development and the sharing of information makes serving on the council a huge asset.”

Organizations
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Astros since 1976-2012
  • Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Texas Rangers 2013
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Fellow
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Registered and Certified
  • Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society
  • Full professor and chair of the fitness program and human performance at the University of Houston at Clear Lake

Honors
  • First-ever recipient of the Nolan Ryan Award (2005)
  • First-ever strength and conditioning coach selected to MLB All-Star Game staff (2012)
  • Certificate of Recognition from NASA for writing the Astronaut Training Manual
  • Fred Hartman Award for Service to Baseball, Association of Professional Baseball Writers of American (2006)

Published Works
  • Author of the "52 Week Baseball Training" Book
  • Physical Fitness Astronaut Training Manual
  • Running speed in professional baseball, Strength and Conditioning
  • Co-authored the Texas Physical Fitness - Motor Ability Test

Education
  • Ed.D. Physical Education The University of Texas at Austin
  • MEd. Physical Education University of Oklahoma
  • B.S. Physical Education Lamar University
John McBride

John McBride


“It is an honor and pleasure to be part of such a gifted collection of professionals and an incredible company.”
  • Director of Athletic Performance at St. Mary's High School (CA)
  • Former strength & conditioning coach for the Stockton Lightning (AF2)
  • Former Director of Athletic Performance at the University of the Pacific
  • Former Assistant strength & conditioning Coach at Arizona State University
  • Former Assistant strength & conditioning coach at the University of Tennessee
  • Big West Conference Strength & Condition Association Professional of the Year (´95)
  • National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) member
  • USA Weightlifting Level Two Coach
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AdvoCare Gives Back

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In 1993, Charles E. Ragus founded AdvoCare, a health and wellness company, with the commitment to be an advocate who cared. Today, AdvoCare has taken that commitment to the next level by establishing the AdvoCare Foundation. The foundation focuses on the life-destroying epidemic of childhood obesity in an effort to help fulfill its larger mission – to help all children be happy, healthy and safe.

The AdvoCare Foundation is attacking obesity by supporting organizations across the country whose work directly impacts the safety and health of children in need. With the help and generosity of the AdvoCare Foundation founders, our supporters and our communities, we've been able to make a huge impact in only a few years, and this is only the beginning. Our initial goal is to grant $1 million dollars by 2020 to support long-term solution to help the next generation survive and thrive.

To learn more about how you can support the AdvoCare Foundation, visit http://www.AdvoCareFoundation.org.

For general questions on corporate giving, please email info@advocarefoundation.org.