AE Coaching Staff


Erik Kaloyanides

President & CEO, Head Trainer for NFL and NBA Combine Prep, Personal Trainer

Syracuse University


Football, Basketball, Baseball

After an outstanding high school and college football career at Reading Memorial High School and Syracuse University, Erik focused his career on improving athletic performance and health and wellness for people of all ages and abilities. Erik has personally trained over 35 local athletes whom he has helped receive Division 1 scholarships in football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball.  Recently Erik had a local athlete sign a professional contract in each of the 4 major professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL) including Chris Shaw who was drafted in the 1st Round of the MLB draft.

Erik was selected in the past as one of 7 strength coaches to travel with NIKE and SPARQ to perform various speed and agility camps across the country. Erik is viewed as one of the nation’s leading NIKE SPARQ trainers. He was recently asked to travel across the country and speak at Keiser Power Summits on their behalf due to the work he has done using their products.

Over the past 4 years Erik has started and grown both an NFL and NBA combine training program; giving New England athletes an alternative to programs down south and out west.  Erik takes great pride and modeling his craft after his time with world respected speed coach Tom Shaw.  During the past 4 years Erik has been behind 14 signed NFL contracts and 2nd Round NBA draft pick, Pat Connaughton, who recorded the 2nd highest max touch ever recorded at the NBA combine.  Erik is a certified by the NSCA as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

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Scott Duggan

Director of Strength and Conditioning, Personal Trainer, Asst. Coach for NFL Combine Prep

University of Massachusetts – Amherst


Football, Hockey, Baseball, Athlete Rehab

Prior to joining Athletic Evolution, Scott led the Assumption College Football summer strength and conditioning program after completing three diverse internships. His internships included a private training facility, his Alma Mater, UMass, working with the basketball, hockey, lacrosse and football teams, and time at Sports and Physical Therapy Associates. A former captain of Hudson High School’s football and ice hockey teams, Scott graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Kinesiology. During his college years, Scott was a member of the UMass Amherst football team and earned the UMass special teams “Player of the Year” in 2010 while starting at fullback.

Scott’s passion for strength and conditioning stems from years of pushing himself to attain his own athletic goals. He is dedicated to helping young, driven athletes accomplish their own athletic goals. Scott has worked with every type of athlete from Youth to the Pros, as well as adults. He prides himself on being able to adapt each workout to the individual needs and goals of each client.  Scott also assists Erik with the NFL and NBA combine programs each winter and spring after multiple seasons interning with him.  Together they have helped over 20 athletes sign NFL contracts and 2 athletes get drafted.

Scott has recently become heavily involved with injury prevention and rehab. He takes pride in helping athletes come back from major injuries stronger and better than before their injury.  In 2014 he formed a partnership between AE and the Micheli Center for Injury Prevention (division of Children’s hospital).  Over the past 5 years Scott has helped over 50 athletes return to their sport following ACL surgery.  Scott is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and is a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting.




Kaitlyn McHugh

Head Coach for Evolution Barbell, Head Strength Coach for Team EVO Volleyball, Personal Trainer

Merrimack College

CSCS, USAW-L1SP, Level 1 Biosignature Practitioner, CPR/AED Certified

Volleyball, Basketball, Olympic Lifting, Bodybuilding

Kaitlyn earned her Sports Medicine degree in the spring of 2014 and her Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology in the spring of 2017 from Merrimack College. In between both degrees Kaitlyn interned at Athletic Evolution for two seasons before she was hired as a full-time coach.

Kaitlyn has worked with numerous athletes varying in age, sport, and skill level. She has recently taken on the role of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Evo Volleyball program where she works in group settings, creates programs for the athletes, and acts as the liaison for athletes, parents, and AE.

In May 2014, Kaitlyn attended an Olympic Lifting seminar through Poliquin Group where she was recruited to compete in monthly meets with coach Kim Goss on Team BFS. Following her immersion in Olympic Lifting she got her Level One Sports Performance Certification through USA Weightlifting.

Kaitlyn was instrumental in the creation of Evolution Barbell and is the current Head coach, running both Intro and Advanced classes weekly. In addition to group classes Kaitlyn is available for personal training and individual programming for Olympic Lifting.

Kaitlyn competed in three bodybuilding shows between October and November of 2014 where she placed third or better in Figure and Fitbody. She also works as a Personal Trainer at AE and is available for 30-60min sessions during the week for athletes, adults, and Olympic Lifters. She is also available for Bio Signature Modulation Consultations.

Kaitlyn is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds a Bio Signature Modulation Certification through Poliquin Group.


Brandon Kozlowski

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Trainer

Endicott College

CSCS, CPR/AED Certified

Football, Soccer, Basketball

Brandon Kozlowski joined AE as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the fall of 2015 after working as an intern in the fall of 2014, and as a part-time coach through the 2015 summer season. Brandon graduated from Endicott College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Brandon enjoys exploring the different aspects of the strength and conditioning field. Brandon first entered into Endicott College as an Athletic Training student, and spent two years with a focus on athletic injury prevention, first aid, and injury rehabilitation. Brandon then changed his focus to the area of strength and conditioning, and finished his career at Endicott majoring in Exercise Science.

In the spring and summer of 2015, Brandon worked as a Parkour and American Ninja Warrior coach to help youth athletes develop strength and total body control. Brandon’s passion is to see each and every individual reach his or her maximum athletic potential. Brandon plans on continuing his education and pursuing a master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning.

Dana Barry

Director of Skate 3 Location (Tyngsborough), Football Academy Director, Asst. Coach for NFL Combine Prep, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Trainer

CFSC, CPR/AED Certified

Football, Basketball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball

Before AE, Dana attended Worcester State University where he helped train the football and lacrosse Teams. In the Spring of 2015 he started his internship with AE and continued through the summer before being brought on full time. He was a 3-year starter for Worcester’s football team before attending the 2015 NFL Regional Combine. He specializes in linear speed development, footwork, and athletic development in football and basketball.  For the past 3 years Dana has also worked with AE’s successful NFL Combine Prep Program.  Throughout the spring and summer he transfers his Combine skills to his high school athletes as he helps them prepare for their combines and camps.

Dana is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Skate 3 in Tyngsboro and the Islanders Hockey Club Teams based there. He also is the Director of AE’s upcoming Football Academy and works with North Reading, Burlington, Austin Prep, and Wakefield football teams.  Dana is a Certified Functional Strength Coach and is CPR/AED certified.

Daquan Sampson

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Trainer

Endicott College

CPR/AED Certified

Football, Basketball

Daquan Sampson joined AE as a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach in the summer of 2017 after working as an intern in the summer of 2014 and fall of 2016, and as a part-time coach through the spring and summer seasons of 2015 and 2016. Daquan graduated from Endicott College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. During his college days, Daquan was a member of Endicott Men’s Basketball team where he scored over 1,000 career points.

Daquan has been working with the North Reading Football team and Evolution Basketball AAU program for the past 3 years as their Strength and Conditioning Coach. He’s dedicated to helping athletes of all levels to improve their athletic performance, accomplished their athletic goals, and build their character. Daquan is currently studying for the CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he plans on continuing his education and pursuing a master’s degree in Sport Psychology.

Reece Ayers

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Personal Trainer

Springfield College

B.S., CPR/AED Certified

Football, Hockey, Lacrosse

Reece Ayers joined the AE coaching staff as a Strength and Conditioning coach in the fall of 2017 after completing the summer internship program. Reece was a standout Football and Lacrosse player at the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, PA. He went on to play Lacrosse at Springfield College, and graduated from the Applied Exercise Science program cum laude in the Spring of 2015.

Reece is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Shamrocks Elite Women’s Hockey Club in Wilmington, MA and the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Islanders Club Hockey program in Tyngsborough, MA. He is also a Personal Trainer for Football, Hockey and Lacrosse athletes of all ages. Reece is currently studying for the CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Jess Kaloyanides

Sacred Heart Univeristy

Jessica has been a fitness enthusiast as long as she can remember as a former athlete and an avid sports fan. She’s been at AE as a member since the days the doors opened. Last year she decided to further her passion for health, fitness and helping others by becoming a certified instructor. She now coaches in multiple AE adult fitness programs. When not at the gym, Jess works full time as a labor and delivery nurse.







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