Tony Sands, Performance and Condition Specialist
Coach Tony was a standout three-sport athlete at nationally acclaimed St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL, excelling in football, wrestling and track & field. He earned All-State honors in two sports and to this day, he remains ranked as one of the top 15 greatest football players in St. Thomas’ long and storied history.
Upon earning a Division 1 scholarship from the University of Kansas, Coach Tony continued his athletic prowess in college and became one of the greatest running backs in the NCAA. In fact, in his senior year he set two NCAA records for most carries (58) and most yards (396) in a single game.
Following his exceptional career as a Division 1 running back for the Jayhawks, Coach Tony had a brief stint in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals, after which he devoted his career to training elite athletes of all ages in speed, agility, strength and conditioning. He worked as the Assistant Strength Coach for basketball and football at the University of Kansas. He has 25 years of experience training athletes across all sports and at all levels, from youth, high school, college and up to the NFL.
Coach Tony has earned the praise and respect of the best high school and youth athletic programs in south Florida, as well as some of the nation’s top Division 1 colleges and professional teams. He has helped train and develop athletes from across the spectrum, starting with many of them at a young age and developing them as they progress throughout their athletic life cycle from middle school to high school to college and beyond.
Most notably, Coach Tony has prepared countless male and female high school athletes in all different sports (football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling) for collegiate ball, helping many of them earn college scholarships. Every year, he has also performed combine training for selective NCAA players as they prepared for the NFL. In addition, he has trained and continues to train some of the best NFL players from various positions. Knowing firsthand what it takes to compete and succeed at the highest level, Coach Tony inspires and motivates his athletes to be their absolute best, both on and off the field.
Given his knowledge and expertise, Coach Tony has been invited to serve as a special guest trainer at various collegiate and professional teams including the Dallas Cowboys. He has also worked with serval elite high schools St. Thomas Aquinas (State Champs) Cooper City High School, Nova, Piper, Boyd H. Anderson and Cardinal Gibbons High. He is also affiliated with the following cities, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, and Cooper City.
Coach Tony brings the passion, energy and expertise to every one of his workouts. He understands as well as anyone the hard work and commitment it takes for any athlete to reach his/her goals and achieve real results, and he’s there to help develop you throughout out your journey.
Following is a list of the top NFL players’ Coach Tony has had the privilege to train:
WR Michael Irvin (former Dallas Cowboys)
DT Dan Stubblefield (Oakland Raiders)
DB Al Harris (Green Bay Packers)
LB Steve Baggs (Jacksonville Jaguars)
RB Zachery Crockett (Oakland Raiders)
LB Henri Crockett (Minnesota Vikings)
DL Joah Evans (New York Jets)
DL Gilbert Browns (Green Bay Packers)
DB Daryl Porter (former Tennessee Titans)
DB Kwamie Lasaiter (Arizona Cardinals)
DB Gerald Sowell (New York Jets)
TE OJ Santiago (Oakland Raiders)
QB Quinn Gray (Jacksonville Jaguars)
CB Nevin Lawson (Oakland Raiders)
CB Trayvon Mullen (Oakland Raiders)
WR JoJo Natson (Los Angeles Rams)
CB Trumaine Johnson (New York Jets)
CB Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals)
DB Marcus Roberson (Houston Texans)
WR Brandon Powell (Atlanta Falcons)
LB James Crawford (Miami Dolphins)
WR Calvin Ridley (Atlanta Falcons)
CB Bradley Roby (Houston Texans)
QB Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens)
DB Crevon Leblanc (Philadelphia Eagles)
CB Mackenzie Alexander (Minnesota Vikings)
CB Kyron Brown (Dallas Cowboys)
CB Wyatt Jackson (Tennessee Titans)
LB Randy Ramsey (Green Bay Packers)
RB Khalil Herbert (Chicago Bears)
Madre London (Germany Football League)
DE Jason Strowbridge (Miami Dolphins)
Denard Robinson (Ex NFL)
Santia Beck (First Female to compete in the NFL Combine)
Terrill Hank (Ex NFL)
Ryan Bowley (G League)
Matt Bowley (G League)
Education & Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science, University of Kansas
• NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• NSCA Performance Enhancement Specialist
• NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
• Fitness & Nutrition Certification
• CPR & AED Certification
• Certified Frog Fitness Instructor
• Certified FitLight Specialist
• Brand Ambassidor for XBOLT
• Vertimax Certified