Meet The Coaches

John Shepard

John Shepard

Owner/Head Coach

  • One of Florida’s most experienced CrossFit coaches
  • Trained at the original CrossFit Headquarters in Santa Cruz, CA
  • Retired police officer and SWAT
  • Loves donuts (still)
Seth Towne

Seth Towne

Coach

  • Joined CFPG in 2014 (and lost 70 pounds since then!)
  • Leads by example to encourage members
  • Self-proclaimed “King of Pinterest Pallet Projects”
Greg Mings

Greg Mings

Coach

  • United States Marine Corps until 2006
  • Sarasota County Deputy Sheriff and SWAT operator
  • Competitive Olympic Weightlifter
Dylan Baermann

Dylan Baermann

Coach

  • Coach at CFPG since 2014
  • Played college basketball
  • Competes regularly
  • aka Dilly Pickle, aka Abercrombie Model
Jeff Goggin

Jeff Goggin

Coach

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Officer
  • Can fly
  • aka Lungey Jeff, aka Lungeness Crab, aka Lungey, aka Mighty Mouse
Chris Shepard

Chris Shepard

CFPG Mama Bear

  • Team Mom for CFPG
  • Social Coordinator
  • DJ