Head Coach Keith West

Keith West - Head CoachM.S. Exercise Physiology University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.S. Physical Education Gardner-Webb University

Former College Athlete (Wrestling & Cross-Country) Gardner-Webb University

CrossFit Level 1 Certified
5 Time Ironman Triathlon Finisher (best time 10:40)
20+ Marathon Finishes (best time 3:11)

Specializes in endurance events, running, cycling and swimming


Following a conversation with a friend who had trained for an Ironman using CrossFit and CrossFit Endurance, I started doing CrossFit in 2011.

I had initially thought he was crazy, but after he finished the grueling 140 mile race, I conceded there might be something to this CrossFit thing.

Because my former training regimen consisted of 8-hour bike rides followed by 2-hour runs, on most weekends my family was becoming a distant memory. Looking back on it now, I had no idea how this conversation would positively impact my life and the lives of many people around me.

I am in the best shape of my life and I now have my weekends back to spend with my lovely wife, Hope and my two CrossFit proteges, Jed and Bo.

Hope and I are full-time missionaries with Riverside Cove Ministries. We are passionate about people knowing that our lives are forever marked by Jesus Christ and His saving grace.