Coard has been in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for over 20 years, both as an athlete and a coach. He began lifting along with the high school football team’s strength and conditioning program, coached by his father. During that time, he developed a love for the Olympic lifts and the challenge of increasing his total. In those years he has won several National titles and competed and medaled in international competitions. In 2007 Coard got his Level 1 certification in CrossFit and has been coaching ever since. Coard has been focusing more recently on coaching and helping his athletes achieve their potential.
2011: American Open Gold Medalist
2009: Jr. National Champion (94kg)
2008: Jr. National Champion (94kg)
2006: School Age Pan American Silver Medalist (94kg)
2004: School Age National Champion