Our Performance Coaches

Off-Skate Performance Coach


GREGORY HAWTHORNE, JR., MS, ATC, LAT, CKTP, CES, PES, FMS, PN1, HKC is a Certified Athletic Trainer who currently works as a Rehabilitation Specialist for the Air Force.  Greg spent nearly a decade working with elite level athletics. He was an Assistant Trainer for the Carolina Panthers and has also worked with Florida State University, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions, the Rhein Fire in Dusseldorf, Germany, and both Michigan State University and University of Michigan Athletics. He has implemented Human Performance programs with great success in a variety of populations, ranging from high caliber athletes to the geriatric population.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of Michigan. He received his Master of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University, where he trained in the practice of Osteopathic Medicine and also taught courses. Mr. Hawthorne has combined his experience and education to develop a holistic approach to human performance.

On-Skate Performance Coach

STEVEN ‘TRASH’ LOGAN, MS is a former certified secondary mathematics instructor that now spends his days watching and guiding his little girl through her infant development. In the evenings he can still be found teaching mathematics at Central Georgia Technical College, doing what he loves, building logic and reasoning foundations.  When he’s not playing dad, or connecting mathematical reasoning to real life experience with his students, he’s coaching local roller derby skaters both on and off skates, and skating for the Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby ResurGents.

Steven’s passion for mathematical reasoning and helping others were united, during his undergrad studies at Middle Georgia State University, as a math and science tutor for the Academic Success Center.  His personal education endeavors, combined with his teaching experience sparked the development and evolution of an internal philosophy focused on progressing a person, from their current level of understanding, to previously unimagined heights.  As a life-long skater, his initial introduction to roller derby came when he accompanied his wife to her first roller derby practice, and was subsequently was asked to develop and lead off-skate conditioning , train new skaters, and bench coach for their games.  After three years of coaching, he finally made the leap to playing by joining Atlanta Men’s Roller Derby, in July of 2015. Through his demonstrated dedication to the team and consistency in his training, he was voted as team Co-Captain for the 2016 season.  This has allowed him the opportunity to further develop team training strategies, as well as individual skills training, alongside the team’s Captain, Jazzy (a.k.a. DJ Jazzy Ref).  The integration of his core teaching philosophies into his human performance experience has culminated in a desire to mentor those that aspire to achieve their personal performance goals.