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Joel Smith

Joel Smith, MS, CSCS is a NCAA Division I Strength Coach working in the PAC12 conference.  A track coach of 11 years, Joel is also a coach for the Diablo Valley Track and Field Club, and also has 6 years of experience coaching sprints, jumps, hurdles, pole vault and multi-events on the collegiate level.

Joel has coached 2 national champions, multiple all-americans and record holders in his time as a track coach. In the realm of strength and conditioning, his programs have assisted 5 athletes to Olympic Berths that also produced 9 medals and world record performances at Rio in 2016.

In 2011, Joel began Just Fly Sports with Jake Clark as a central platform to promote information for athletes and coaches to reach their highest potential. Through Just Fly Sports, Joel has trained over 100 athletes remotely from team handball, to basketball, to track and field.

Prior to working in the PAC12 conference, Joel spent 6 years in the worlds of coaching, college lecturing, personal training, and thesis research.  Joel has a BA from Cedarville University, and a MS from UW-LaCrosse. His certifications include a CSCS, MAT jumpstart, and NKT level 1, as well as USA Track and Field credentials.

Jake Clark

Clark is a throws coach and strength coach based out of Cincinnati, Ohio.  He is a multi-sport athlete, and in college competed predominantly in the javelin throw.  Starting his coaching career in the fall of 2011, Clark has helped his athletes break multiple records, and set personal bests both in competition and the weight room.

Aside from coaching, Clark also specializes in marketing and sport photography, composing the graphics and functionality of Just Fly Sports.

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  1. Hi,

    Can you tell me who the best person to speak to at the Just Fly Performance Podcast about scheduling a guest for an upcoming episode? Who would you recommend I get in touch with?

    Thanks so much for your help!


  2. Hey Joel, thanks for all the great content you share. I’ve been looking for a book you recommend, the best training sports book ever, by Brad Nutall(DB hammer). In your podcast korfist and fichter referenced him quite often. Any chance you could direct me to a place I could find this? Thanks!

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