Strength Coaches – Garage Strength


Dane Miller

Dane is a certified International Level coach in USA Weightlifting and USA Track and Field. He attended the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in 2021 with athletes representing the United States, Canada, Samoa, and Nigeria. In addition to the 4 Olympians in Tokyo, Dane has coached 8 Olympic trial qualifiers, 20+ national champions, dozens of state champions and NCAA all-Americans, in multiple sports.

As the owner and master coach behind Garage Strength, Dane Miller is one of the United States’ most well-known and recognizable names in weightlifting, track and field, and coaching expertise. In addition to the undeniable heights his athletes have reached, Dane is the recipient of the USA Weightlifting (USAW) Larry Barnholth Award for Coaching Excellence, has been appointed to assist at USAW training camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, and was named team leader and team coach to 6 Team USA squads. He has had the honor of training under and with athletic luminaries including Anatoliy Bondarchuk, Zygmunt Smalcerz, and Charles Poliquin.

Dane’s own success is grounded in the same value + focus + work methodology he employs with his athletes. From humble beginnings in his parent’s garage, Garage Strength is now Pennsylvania’s premiere training center for elite athletes and healthy humans alike, filling not only strength and sport-specific training needs but also mobility, lifestyle, and nutrition. Dane’s unique, intensive training programs are the heart of Garage Strength, and are based not only on tested and proven methods of optimal athletic development but each athlete’s specific skill and need. 

Dane’s own athletic career began at age 11, when he told his father he was going to get strong to be a state championship athlete. He became an All-State defensive lineman, and two-time Berks County, PA lineman of the year. He remains the best shot putter in Berks County, PA, setting a shot put record previously broken before man walked on the moon, and achieved his goal of a PA State Championship in shot put. He finished in PA’s high school top four in both shot put and discus before throwing for Penn State University, where he was a five-time Big 10 place winner, track and field team captain, and four-time Academic All-Big 10 scholar athlete. He was also an NCAA championship qualifier and four-time regional qualifier. He is a two-time USA Indoor Track and Field national qualifier.​

His greatest achievement in life is the goal he never realized he set: raising a family with his wife and Garage Strength co-owner, Caitlin Browne. He has four children, Lincoln, Sanderson, twins Keenan and Seneca, and the family owns and operates Hickory Hill Farm in Ontelaunee Township, PA. He is also co-owner of Earth Fed Muscle, a natural, clean supplements line used by some of the world’s top-ranked athletes. 

Jake Horst

Jake is a personal trainer at Garage Strength with special knowledge in the Olympic lifts. Jake boasts National Championship status in the youth, junior, and senior divisions of USA weightlifting. He has competed internationally as a member of the Junior Pan American, and Junior World teams in 2017. ​

Jacob will often greet you at the front desk. He works several hours per week making sure Garage Strength is running smoothly and client questions are answered. 

Trevor Stutzman

Trevor manages and coaches the High School throwing group at Garage Strength. Out of the high school group he has already developed more than a dozen state medalists, a state champion, and 2 New Balance Nationals runner up finishes. Along with the theme of Garage Strength athletes as a whole, he prides himself in taking normal athletes and making them into champions. He has had many athletes add 10+ feet to their shot put and 30+ feet onto their discus throws in one year. 

Prior to coaching at Garage Strength, Trevor has seen success as a Division 1 and Division 2 throws coach, producing All-Americans at both levels. During his two year stint as the head throws coach at the University of Toledo, he produced 3 school records along with developing the 3 best discus throwers in school history. His best discus thrower was the first thrower from Toledo to ever make the NCAA Championships.

He has most recently coached at Kutztown University where he guided a sophomore discus thrower to a school record, PSAC conference record, and a 3rd place finish at the NCAA Division 2 championships. In his first year he produced three conference champions and qualified the most throwers for the national championships in school history.

As an athlete, Trevor was a 3-time All-American in the shot put. He graduated from Messiah College where he still holds the school records in the shot and disc as well as the MAC conference record in the shot put. Trevor has a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and has also completed a year of graduate studies in Exercise Physiology.

T'Mond Johnson

T’Mond Johnson is a trainer at Garage Strength along with being a post-collegiate shot putter. He graduated Cum Laude in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Health and Fitness Management and a minor in Business Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. During his time at TXST, he completed a 400+ hour internship with the Olympic Sports of Texas State Strength and Conditioning, working with male and female collegiate athletes from 9 different sports. 

 T’Mond has also been a successful athlete. In February of 2020, he qualified for his first US Indoor Nationals. While on the TXST Track and Field Team, he was a 6x Sun Belt Conference Champ in the shot put, along with being a 2x NCAA DI All-American in the shot. He was a 12x Sun Belt First Team member, and currently holds the TXST outdoor shot put school record. Academically, he was a 3x USTFCCCA Academic All-American, was on the Sun Belt Honor Roll list all 4 years of college, and was even voted TXST Male Scholar Athlete of the Year his senior year. 

 You will find T’Mond on the Sports Performance side of GS, coaching athletes and clients of all ages to reach their goals and to ultimately become champions! He also runs the GS Youth Classes, teaching kids the fundamentals of strength training. He is currently working towards obtaining his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), while also diving deeper into the realm of sports performance with coach, Dane Miller.