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Oakland Center
9030 State Route 108
Columbia, Md, 21045
(410) 715-3700
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Meet Our Coaches
Matt McManus- Owner
Matt McManus has over five years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the college level. Before coming to Axis he was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Maryland, where he oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for women’s soccer, softball, and women’s tennis while assisting with men’s lacrosse and volleyball.

Before coming to Maryland Matt worked at the University of Michigan for a year, where he assisted with all of the Wolverines' 27 Olympic Sports.

Prior to Michigan, he worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at Utah State University and as an intern at Arizona State University. At Utah State he designed and implemented programs for men's and women's track and field, cross country, women's soccer, gymnastics, and golf, while assisting with football, men's and women's basketball, softball, and volleyball.

Throughout his career Matt has worked with numerous All-Conference and All-American athletes, as well as several NBA and NFL draft picks. Matt received his Bachelor's degree in Movement Science from Michigan in 2008 and his Master's in Health and Human Movement from Utah State in 2010. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting. Matt has also competed in powerlifting and weightlifting since 2007. He placed first at the USA Powerlifting Arizona State Championships in 2008 and the American Powerlifting Federation Utah State Championships in 2010 and is the former USAPL junior state record holder in the squat in Michigan. 
Riley Fritts- Performance Coach
​Riley Fritts graduated from Centennial High School in 2006. While at Centennial, he played football and basketball, earning All-Conference honors. 

After graduation, Riley went on to play football at Salisbury University. While splitting time at linebacker and defensive end he earned multiple conference player of the week awards, along with All-Conference and All-American honors. 

Before working at AXIS, Riley trained at AXIS for almost a decade. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA.  During the school year Riley is a full-time teacher in Howard County while he pursues his Masters Degree in Nutrition. 
Any performance coach you work with at AXIS has the following minimum qualifications:

      - Industry related bachelor's or master's degree or a history of strength and conditioning experience
      - NSCA Strength & Conditioning Certification or equivalent advanced strength and conditioning certification 
      - Experience working with collegiate and/or professional athletes (males, females, multiple sports)
      - Supervised training under AXIS coaching staff, regardless of experience level, to ensure quality coaching      
        behavior, ability to scale work safely to youth athletes, and ability to connect with and motivate athletes
Jon Rohrbaugh- Performance Coach
Jon Rohrbaugh joined the AXIS coaching staff after being an AXIS athlete for ten years. Jon graduated from Howard High school in 2007 where he played football and was a thrower for the Track and Field team.

After high school, Jon went on to Penn State University and walked on to the football team. He became a two year starter at long snapper under Coach Joe Paterno and was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Walk-on Award given to the player who exemplifies total commitment, loyalty, hard work and courage. After graduation, Jon was elected to the 2012 NLFPA Collegiate Bowl All-Star game and began pursuing his dream of making it to the NFL. Jon continues to train at AXIS in hopes of fulfilling his NFL aspirations.  

Jon graduated from Penn State in 2012 with a Minor in Kinesiology and is currently pursuing Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the NSCA.