Coach Carl Poe

Coach poe has trained many local youth, ms, hs and collegiate sport athletes and developed periodized-training programs for sport athletes for over nineteen years.  His program design takes into consideration the needs analysis of the individual/athlete:  Biomechanics, physiology, and injury rate of the sport.  Also making sure that the program design relates to the off-season, pre-season and in-season thus maximizing performance and reducing risk of overuse injuries.
Carl received his Masters Degree in Exercise Science in 1991 from Appalachian State University. He then served as an intern designing strength & conditioning programs for athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Carl also worked as a Sport Physiology Research Assistant for the USOTC assisting with physical performance testing and evaluations of elite athletes.
He was responsible for Strength, Power and Conditioning programs for Summer and Winter Olympic athletes for the Barcelona and Albertville Olympic Games. Mr. Poe has been responsible for strength & conditioning program design and implementation for developmental, junior elite, elite and professional athletes in many athletic populations including: Basketball, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Soccer,Track and Field and Motor Sports/Drivers and Pit Crew.
Carl competed in Basketball and Baseball while at CE Jordan High School in Durham and was a Scholarship Baseball player at UNC at Pembroke. Coach Poe is a Member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Basketball Strength Coaches Special Interest Group and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.
Some of the Sport/AthletesTrained and/or Consulted:
  • Duke University
  • CSS GIURGIU Romanian
  • Romanian Liga
  • European Professional
  • Clemson University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Davidson University
  • Notre Dame/Boston College
  • Kansas Univ/Miami Heat
  • NC State University
  • UNC-Wilmington
  • University of Virginia
  • Northwestern University
  • University Maryland at Baltimore County
  • Francis Marion University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • High Point University
  • Hargrave Military Academy
  • Current HS players being recruited by many Universities


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Sewanee University of the South
  • UNC-Wilmington
  • Charleston Southern
  • Washington and Lee
  • Current HS players being recruited by many Universities
  • Players continuing playing Minor League


  • MS-HS Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill


  • Meredith College
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • East Carolina University
  • Pepperdine University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Current HS players being recruited
  • University of Wisconsin


  • Duke University
  • Lacrosse
  • John Hopkins


  • Miami Heat
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • NASCAR Driver and Pit Crew


  • Olympic Gold Medalist Men’s Figure Skating
  • Olympic Athletes for Barcelona Summer and Albertville Winter Games
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Ladies Figure Skating