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Freddie Myles


Head Lifting Sports Coach / Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Hometown: Penngrove, Calif.
Alma Mater: University of California, Davis

Freddie Myles was introduced as the first head coach in the history of Concordia Men's and Women's Lifting Sports, which began athletic competition in 2022-23. Myles also serves as role as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Both the powerlifting and weightlifting programs made significant progress during the 2023-24 academic year. At the 2024 USA Powerlifting Collegiate National Championships, Concordia placed ninth (out of 109 teams) on the women’s side and 19th (out of 110 teams) on the men’s side. Most impressively from an individual standpoint, sophomore Rylee Ladd broke the American collegiate bench press record while lifting 92.5kg (204 pounds). As for weightlifting, Evan Fukuhara rose to prominence while becoming the first national champion in the program's history.

Most recently, Myles has served as Assistant Strength Coach at NCAA Division II Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. Myles filled that role while operating his own gym, Myles Ahead Fitness, Inc., a training ground for elite powerlifters. Since opening the facility in January 2005, Myles has worked with 21 national champions in weightlifting and powerlifting, three American record holders, seven international competitors, one Pan American champion, four world champions and four national championship teams. Myles has also developed scholarship athletes in the sports of softball, soccer, track & field and weightlifting as part of his individualized strength and conditioning programs.

Myles is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has earned USA Weightlifting Level 4 certification. During his career, Myles has served roles as president of the Pacific Weightlifting Association (2014-18) and USA Weightlifting Youth Committee member (2014-16) and managed city youth wrestling and track & field programs.

Myles graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology from UC Davis in 2002. He earned his Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning from Concordia University, Chicago. Freddie and his wife Niki have three children, Desmond, Annemarie and Gabrielle.

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Chevy Stout


Assistant Coach Lifting Sports and Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Hometown: Grand Island, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska

A former Concordia University student-athlete, Chevy Stout became a full-time staff member in April 2023. Stout serves as the Assistant Coach for Lifting Sports and in Strength and Conditioning. Following his time as a Bulldog Football player, Stout transitioned into a role as Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, beginning with the 2021-22 academic year.

As a Bulldog student-athlete, Stout earned a reputation for his ability as a blocking fullback. The native of Grand Island, Neb., earned Honorable Mention All-GPAC accolades as a senior in 2020. He gained notoriety in the fall of 2020 when Barstool Sports recognized him as “America’s Fullback.” Stout earned his bachelor’s degree from Concordia in Exercise Science (minor in Coaching). Stout completed his graduate assistantship with a Master of Science in Coaching and Exercise Science. Stout is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and holds a United States of America weightlifting certification.

Said Coach Freddie Myles of Stout, "I’m excited to have Chevy Stout as part of our team. He brings technical and practical knowledge, a positive coaching presence and experience of what it takes to be a successful Concordia athlete."

Chevy is the son of Duane and Michelle Stout and has two older brothers, Dalton and Ransom.