Tony started coaching and competing in the sport of Olympic style weightlifting in 2004. He has helped coach the Kirkwood weightlifting team to 6 youth National titles and 35 individual National medalists. As a competitor he placed 5th at the 2008 American Open and his last National meet was the 2009 National Championships. In addition to coaching weightlifting he has been teaching Physical Education/Health at Nipher Middle School in Kirkwood Mo since 2004. Tony has supported the Olympic weightlifting side of Crossfit at BarX Crossfit since they opened in 2013. Tony takes a comprehensive approach when coaching his athletes, whether it a youth athlete or a masters athlete.