Rebel Athletic Performance

Director of Athletic Performance

Monte Sparkman,  M.Ed, CSCS, USAW, USATF

Monte Sparkman enters his sixth year coaching at Richland High School.   Prior to his arrival at Richland, Sparkman had coaching stops at Burkburnett, The Virginia Military Institute, and most recently at North Ridge Middle School.   On June 15th Coach Sparkman will be recognized by the National High School Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as the South Region Coach of the Year.  Sparkman was one of 4 finalists for the national coach of the year award.  The award will be presented at the NHSSCA national conference in Noblesville, Indiana.  Coach Sparkman currently serves at the Texas NHSSCA state director.

Sparkman was a 3 year letter winner in football and earned his undergraduate degree from Baker University in 2002.  He received his master’s degree in education in 2007 from Wayland Baptist University.   Sparkman is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified Club Coach and Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, and a certified Level 2 coach through USA Track and Field.

Sparkman is married to the former Sabrina Kingston of Burleson, TX and they have two children: Jacqueline Shea (9) and Alexandra Rea (6).

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News and Featured Stories

Richland Program Spotlight

“60 Seconds with Monte Sparkman” on

“A Debate Between Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting as the Main Athletic Training Method” An Article by Monte Sparkman

NSCA Position Statement on Youth Resistance Training

The Case for Hiring a High School Strength and Conditioning Coach

Rebel Nutritional Information

Rebel and Lady Rebel High Performance Nutrition Guidelines

Rebel and Lady Rebel Performance Nutrition Information

Rebel and Lady Rebel “Get 8 to be Great”

Rebel High Performance Recovery

Ben Hogan Sports Medicine Tips and Handouts

Healthy Fast Food Choices

Breakfast in 5 Minutes

Sports Nutrition 101

Tips for a Healthy Weight

Healthy Fast Food Ordering

Michigan State’s Sports Nutrition Video Series

MSU’s “Sports Nutrition 101 Handout”

MSU’s “Sports Nutrition 101” Video #1

MSU’s “Athlete Performance Plate” Video #2

MSU’s “Timing of Intake” Video #3

MSU’s “Power Hour” Video #4

MSU’s “Energy Balance” Video #5

MSU’s “Hydration” Video #6

MSU’s “Supplements” Video #7

MSU’s “Putting it All Together” Video #8

Helpful Links

National High School Strength Coaches Association

National Strength and Conditioning Association

USA Weightlifting

Gatorade Sports Science Exchange

A competitor in his own right, Coach Sparkman’s career achievements include the 1,000 lb. squat and 485 lb. bench press featured below: