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Phil Wagner, M.D
Phil spent 8 years as a strength & conditioning coach at University of California Berkeley and University of California Los Angeles, including 3 National Championships, as well as a performance coach for the Canterbury Crusaders and the New South Wales Waratahs (professional rugby teams in New Zealand and Australia). Following his coaching career, he graduated medical school as a physician from University of Southern California, focused on studying biomechanics at their School of Physical Therapy’s Biokinesiology Lab. Dr. Wagner founded Sparta Performance Science in the Silicon Valley as a facility to directly measure and enhance performance alongside athlete resilience to injury. This business evolved to include a larger technology business, Sparta Software Corporation (est. 2012), which provides an athlete data management platform to establish evidence based practices within sports organizations.
General Manager
Chris Valaika
Chris joined the Sparta team in 2016 after spending 10 years in professional baseball, including 4 seasons in the Major Leagues. An alumni of UC Santa-Barbara baseball, Chris returned to coach and helped lead the team to it’s first ever College World Series appearance in 2016. Chris uses his experience as a professional baseball player and former Sparta athlete to ensure that Sparta creates a culture dedicated to building more committed and resilient athletes.
Business Development
Mike Hoffmann
Mike came to Sparta as an Athletic Performance Coach. Before Sparta, Mike was the football strength & conditioning coach at Lindenwood University where he also got his MBA. He has previous stops at St. Louis University, the University of Iowa, and Athlete’s Performance. Mike has transitioned into a business development role, where he draws from his personal coaching experience to assist coaches find the most valuable and practical solutions for their organization.
Director of Applied Science
Phil Brady
Phil Brady has been with Sparta since 2009 after serving as a strength coach in the Florida Marlins Organization and the University of Texas. During his time playing Division I baseball at University of Texas, San Antonio, Phil realized his passion for coaching.  Phil’s mission is to transform athlete’s lives by putting them to the test physically, emotionally, and psychologically.
Bryce Patterson
Bryce came to Sparta after spending over 3 years at Dixie State University as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has spent his 6 years in the field, primarily at small schools with low budgets and high athlete:coach ratios. With that experience, Bryce helps our partners utilize technology in order to spend less time behind the computer screen and more time building relationships with their athletes. In addition, Bryce coaches athletes at Sparta Training ground where he is able to incorporate technology into high performance training every day.
Customer Success
Sara Davison
Sara was a Division I student-athlete at Iowa State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science.  A 4-year starter for the softball team, she was plagued with injuries throughout her career.  Now armed with Sparta’s evidence based practices to combat injury, Sara is passionate about assisting practitioners within collegiate and professional organizations build stronger, more resilient athletes.
Business Development
Matt Long
Upon graduating from Santa Clara University, Matt trained as an athlete at Sparta throughout his 7 year career in professional baseball. As an athlete, Matt recognized the gap between sport science and its application in organizations. Today, he works to find practical solutions for strength coaches, sport coaches, and sports medicine in order to close the gaps within athletic departments.
Operations Analyst
Liana Henry
Liana came to Sparta team after graduating from Iowa State University where she was a softball athlete at the Division I level. Having struggled with injuries throughout her athletic career, she came to Sparta with a passion to help athletes. Liana now contributes towards Sparta’s efforts in educating and raising awareness on the many benefits of the software. .
Kayla Sowinski
Before joining the Sparta family, she worked with the Chico State Women’s Soccer and Softball teams during Graduate school. Kayla is passionate about the developmental process of building better athletes through trust but more importantly creating a culture where athletes are held accountable to what they can do.
Chase Spivey
Chase was a student-athlete at Coker College where he played baseball and earned a B.S. in Exercise Science.  A former hitting instructor, Chase uses his vast experience in sport when working with athletes at Sparta.
CTO & VP Engineering
Greg Woodward, PhD
Greg oversees technology design and development at Sparta Science, and specializes dynamics & kinematics, together with agile development methodologies, with over 20 years of commercial software development experience.  
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Gabriel Griego
Gabriel has over 25 years of experience building successful brands and helping companies grow. From PowerBar to Game Ready to AlterG, he has built some of the most powerful brands in Athletic Performance and Sports Medicine. As a long time athlete, having played competitive basketball through college, as well as being an accomplished snowboarder and soccer player, Gabe has a passion for excellence in sports. This shared passion for excellence, and a commitment to improving athletic performance and minimizing injuries, is what compelled Gabe to join the Sparta Team.
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