B.s. Health & Human Performance - Emporia State University
is co-founder of Kansas City Strength & Conditioning. Matt began his career in the fitness industry while studying as an undergraduate at Emporia State University, where he earned his degree in Health Promotion. While at Emporia State, Matt was a pitcher where he was a vital part of the 2014 MIAA Conference Championship Team, the 2015 MIAA Conference Runner-Up Team and a participant in two NCAA Division II Regional Tournaments. Upon graduating from ESU, he trained and completed an internship at Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Florida during the summer of 2015. At the conclusion of Matt's internship with CSP, he moved back to Kansas City, and began working as the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator at Premier Baseball KC. After a year Matt teamed up with John Renzi to form Kansas City Strength & Conditioning.
BS Secondary Education, KSU 2005
NASM, FMS, PRI
John grew up in Overland Park, KS and graduated from KSU in 2005 with a teaching degree. John had shoulder and elbow surgeries in consecutive years during college, so while his peers were busy playing ball he had to pick up coaching to stay in the game. His interest in fitness started in middle school with his fascination of bodybuilding and that continued throughout his teens and 20s.
After two years of teaching and coaching, John spent seven years in outside sales. As the sports performance industry emerged in the past decade John finally saw an opportunity to open his fitness business; perfect background of teaching, coaching, and fitness in the perfect town to do it. Renzi Performance & Wellness started in 2013 with a handful of softball players and a few of John’s friends as his clients and within three years he had established himself as one of the most trusted sources in town for baseball and softball training. John and Matt met in 2015 and quickly realized the similarities in their training philosophies, and knew right off the bat they would be better off working with each other than competing. In 2016 they formed a partnership to create KCSC.
Scott joins our staff after playing 12 years of professional baseball, including 3 years in the big leagues with the Chicago White Sox from 2014-2016.
As a two-sport star athlete he was drafted out of Missouri State University in 2007 by the Cincinnati Reds in the 3rd round.
Scott is no stranger to hard work and perseverance as he battled through two major surgeries and seven minor league seasons, before making his major league debut in April of 2014 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
With experience as both a successful starter and bullpen arm, he will provide excellent training and knowledge for athletes looking to take their game to the next level.
B.A. IN KINESIOLOGY-EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY – WASHBURN UNIVERSITY
RYAN BEGAN HIS CAREER IN THE FITNESS INDUSTRY DURING HIS UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT WASHBURN UNIVERSITY WHERE HE ALSO PLAYED BASEBALL. AFTER TWO YEARS OF COLLEGIATE BASEBALL, RYAN RETIRED DUE TO INJURIES WHICH INTRIGUED HIM TO LEARN HOW TO HELP ATHLETES GET STRONGER AND STAY HEALTHIER. UPON GRADUATING, RYAN SPENT TWO YEARS AT 68S INSIDE SPORTS WHERE HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY HIS KNOWLEDGE WORKING WITH A VARIETY OF ATHLETES AND DEVELOP HIS COACHING SKILLS. IN 2018, RYAN COMPLETED AN INTERNSHIP AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AS A SPORTS PERFORMANCE COACH WORKING PRIMARILY WITH FOOTBALL AND TRACK AND FIELD; HE ASSISTED IN COACHING DUTIES FOR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMS WHERE FOOTBALL WON ITS NINTH STRAIGHT ‘BIG GAME’ VS. CAL AND WENT ON TO WIN THE SUN BOWL OVER PITT. HE ALSO ASSISTED THE STANFORD WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM WHO TOOK 3RD PLACE IN THE PAC-12 WITH TWO TOP-5 FINISHERS AND MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TAKING 1ST PLACE WITH 3 TOP-5 FINISHERS. RYAN IS CURRENTLY PURSUING HIS MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE.
Emma Corkill, ATC
B.S. Athletic Training & Kinesiology - Loras College
Emma joins our staff as a Sports Performance Coach after completing an internship at KCSC during the summer of 2018. Prior to interning Emma played collegiate softball for 4 years at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa where she stood out as a varsity pitcher. Emma's background in athletic training and kinesiology give her a very unique perspective into the world of sports performance.