At The Edge Training Academy, we have one goal in mind—to promote our clients in a direction that will align them with their individual goals. Regardless of age or ability, we have the resources for you to grow and thrive to reach your potential.
We work with you individually or in groups to ensure you are successful in your preparation and are poised for opportunity when it presents itself. Taking pride in each clients’ goals is at the forefront of everything we do at The Edge Training Academy. Opening doors to avenues for success is our means for satisfaction and we work tirelessly to open them for all of our respected clients.
MEET THE TEAM
Robert grew up on Kent Island and has witnessed the incredible growth of the area over the years. As a youngster he spent his time playing on the local ball fields. His experience through the youth leagues led him to a passion for sports. As a high school athlete he matured into a leader, often titled as the team captain. Furthering his sports career beyond his high school accolades took him to pursue a degree at Salisbury University where he earned his Bachelors of Science with honors in Exercise Science and Business. During college and beyond, Robert has always made time for coaching at his high school alma mater. His experience as a high school coach has brought about great learning and joy. Over his collective 30+ seasons of coaching his most memorable experiences are winning the State Championship in lacrosse in both 2014 and 2015. With great pride for the community he calls home, Robert uses his spare time to participate in many charity events through his non-profit foundation. He can be found holding a seat at several local group board meetings where he values his time spent bettering the community around him. From Coach Woolley’s perspective and coaching experience, The Edge was born in 2013; a place where people can work to better themselves both on and off the field of play! Robert’s passion for developing student athletes has led him to the successful advancement of hundreds of pupils to pursue their respective dreams of playing sports at the collegiate level and beyond. His efforts in this area are a driving force behind his involvement in youth sports. To fuel this passion he founded USS lacrosse as a means to improve opportunity for children of the area. His motto he loves most is “Win the Day.” He measures his wins in the way of smiles provided to others and takes utmost pride in creating the necessary resources for others to grow and succeed. His doors are open to provide opportunity for the people of the community that he lives in and serves.
Facilities Manager / Coach
Doug graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1992, but has always kept his roots on the Eastern Shore. Doug has enjoyed the game of lacrosse for over 40 years! He started playing in high school, continued through his college years into the Men’s Adult league, and became a coach for his daughters as soon as they were old enough to hold a stick. He has always enjoyed an active lifestyle whether that be in his career as a contractor, coaching and playing lacrosse, or spending time fishing on the bay. If on the slim chance you see him working out in the gym, and not upgrading the facilities, make sure to stop and say “hi,” he will gladly talk your ear off.
BS-Health Education and Promotion
As a former collegiate athlete with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Promotion from Towson University and an ACSM certified personal trainer, Kevin is an advocate for all dimensions of health and wellness, with a strong passion to make an impact. By challenging both the body and mind through an individualized exercise plan that is exclusively designed to help you reach your goals, he truly believes you can achieve far beyond what you ever thought you were capable of. It is his passion and true calling to help people become the happiest and healthiest versions of themselves; you will not only love the way you look, but most importantly you will love the way you feel. Kevin is committed to helping change the mindset from “I can’t” to “I can, and I will,” and believes you can truly unlock your full potential and have the confidence to conquer anything you set your mind to.
If not now, then when! If not you, then who!
Coach & Childcare Coordinator
Being born and raised on Kent Island, Rachel is a native to the Eastern Shore. She grew up playing a variety of sports, but once she narrowed he focus to lacrosse she began training at The Edge to prepare her for her D1 career at Jacksonville University. There, she was a member of the Womens' Lacrosse team while majoring in Education for Instruction. In addition to coaching at The Edge, Rachel has been a preschool teacher at St. Christopher’s Preschool for two years and has furthered her education with almost three-hundred credit hours in Preschool and Early Childhood Specific courses. Rachel is eager to use her 16+ years of lacrosse training and teaching experience here at The Edge Training Academy.
Dj Kilson is an Eastern Shore native, sports enthusiast, and Marine corps vet. He has been involved in sports since the age of 5, being a state finalist in both track and football. He possesses 14 years of baseball experience and is also a certified personal trainer. He has a strong passion for all sports and for teaching the art of the game!
Byron spent most of his childhood on Kent Island. He was into parkour and CrossFit in high school. He later attended The University of Maryland in College Park, where he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology. While in college, Byron started his career as a trainer and coach in a physical therapy setting. Working with rehabilitating various populations, mostly high school aged athletes. He currently works as a strength and conditioning specialist for both The Edge, and at a physical therapy clinic. Even though he has just recently earned his CSCS from the NSCA, he is now working towards a specialization with tactical athletes.
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Katie grew up in southern Illinois before going to school at Western Illinois University for a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences. She currently lives on Kent Island with her husband and works at the Under Armour World Headquarters in Baltimore, MD. She studied coaching and nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is PN-1 certified through Precision Nutrition. She specializes in helping people use nutrition and exercise to reduce stress, gain confidence, and connect with their bodies using her signature Holistic Reset Method. She firmly believes that mastering your nutrition and mindset is the key to a healthier happier lifestyle. Whether you're looking to lose a few pounds, gain muscle, or just feel better in your own skin, Katie can and will help get you there!
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