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 Athletes Trained and/or Consulted:
TJ Warren - Played College Basketball for NC State University, drafted first round NBA by Phoenix Suns, is currently playing for Indiana Pacers
Ömer Faruk Yurtseven - professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA.‎  College: NC State (2016–2018)
Caleb Martin - American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the NC State Wolfpack and the Nevada Wolf Pack. He is the twin brother of Cody Martin. He was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year for the 2017–18 season by the league's coaches.
Cody Lee Martin - professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Nevada Wolf Pack. He is the twin brother of Caleb Martin. He was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round of the 2019 NBA draft.
Azurá Breeona Stevens - professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Stevens played collegiately for the Duke Blue Devils and the Connecticut Huskies. She was drafted with the 6th overall pick in the 2018 WNBA draft by the Dallas Wings.
Rusty Wallce - NASCAR Professional Driver
Kyle Petty  - NASCAR Driver and Pit Crew
Jade Demps - Collegiate Volleyball Player University of Wisconsin
Haley Bidgood - Collegiate Volleyball Player East Carolina University
Adria Johnson - Collegiate Volleyball Player Pepperdine University
Robbie Thornburn - Collegiate Baseball Player UNCW, drafted by Baltimore Orioles
Kaden Shedrick - Collegiate Basketball Player, UVA
Carol Anne Obusek - Collegiate Basketball Player, High Point University/UNCW
Ralston Turner - Collegiate Basketball Player:  LSU/NC State University
Trent Yawney - Chicago Blackhawks, NHL
Some of the Teams Trained 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