DeAndre has been physically active since a youth, playing high school football and baseball in the Bay Area where he was also introduced to weight training. He joined the Army shortly after his 19th Birthday and retired in 2021 as a Lieutenant Colonel after 32 years. He started CrossFitting in 2009 and holds his CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Olympic Lifting, CrossFit Strongman, CrossFit Gymnastics Certification, CrossFit Kids and Bergerner Strength L1 certifications. You can also find De’Andre judging official Regional and National CrossFit competitions. De’Andre enjoys CrossFit because he feels like it is valuable in keeping his body strong and ready for anything despite his age. He is passionate about coaching because he wants people to feel empowered by the feats they can accomplish by training using functional movements and becoming better than they were before. Outside of the gym, De’Andre loves spending time with his kids and his dog. He received his Masters of Teaching from Saint Martins University and aspires to teach high school English or Spanish very soon. De’Andre is a tremendous asset to the Training Day team as he contributes a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to the team.