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Eric Rhodes

Eric Rhodes brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to HammerZone Performance Training as the Director of Fitness. His impact on the University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team is nothing short of remarkable, with a notable highlight being their triumphant 2017 National Championship victory – a historic achievement that ended a forty-two-year drought for the university.

During his tenure with the Terps, Eric trained and honed the skills of some of the game’s brightest stars, including the likes of Matt Rambo, Colin Heacock, Tim Muller, and numerous other current lacrosse professionals. His commitment to their success and development has left an indelible mark on the UMD Lacrosse program.

Before his time at the University of Maryland, Eric honed his expertise at Northern Arizona University. There, he served as the head strength coach for Men’s Basketball, Men’s Tennis, and Track and Field Jumpers, a testament to his versatility and adaptability in different sports disciplines. Notably, he had the privilege of working with Paralympic gold medalist high jumper Roderick Townsend, showcasing his ability to elevate athletes of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Eric’s background in collegiate baseball at Shenandoah University, coupled with his role as the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach during his senior year, underscores his dedication to athletic development. His passion for unlocking an athlete’s full potential is evident in his holistic approach to training. Eric tailors his programs meticulously, considering the unique needs of each athlete and the specific demands of their sport.

In an industry where results speak volumes, Eric understands the importance of delivering. His commitment to enhancing athletic performance, combined with his impressive track record, makes him an invaluable asset to our team and a coach who consistently drives his athletes to excellence.

Coaching Experience

The University of Maryland | 2016 – 2019

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Men’s Lacrosse, Track & Field
Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team
2017 National Champions

Northern Arizona University | 2014-2016

Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

James Madison University – 2012-2013

Strength & Conditioning Coach


Northern Arizona University – Master’s Degree (2016)
Shenandoah University – Bachelors of Science (2013)


Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (2013-Present)
Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (2013-Present)

Playing Experience

Shenandoah University Varsity Baseball (2009-2013)