Throws University was founded in the fall of 2017. One fine Pennsylvania afternoon, Garage Strength and Earth Fed Muscle owner Dane Miller, decided it was time for the throwing community to have an end all be all resource for information regarding all things throwing. Dane approached Garage Strength employee, former University of Toledo throws coach and three time NCAA All-American Trevor Stutzman to discuss the idea and if he found the concept feasible. Over the next 3 weeks, Dane and Trevor bounced ideas off one another and began to lay out their mental concept on digital copy. That is where the outline and layout of Throws U was born.
Our dream is for Throws University to be a comprehensive hub for throwing knowledge, encompassing every aspect of training that can have a positive impact on throwing results.
By providing technical analysis, practice guidelines, strength training programs and examples, special strength movements, implement variations, mobility and nutrition recommendations, mental training, and countless other tools to aid in the development of the modern day thrower, Throws U has set out to change the throwing world.
Dane, owner of Garage Strength, has been coaching elite throwers for over 12 years, creating champions at every level including:
Two US National Champions
Five World Team Members and 2016 Olympian
Ten 60m discus throwers
Two 18.00+ female shot putters and a 21.50+ male shot putter
15 State Champions
Dane has pulled his expertise from the best minds in throwing, sports performance, and strength training in the world to develop the most elite training system for throwers at every level.
Dane is also an established USA Weightlifting coach with countless National Champions and World Team members.
Trevor has coached at every level in collegiate and high school throwing. He has coached All-Americans at the Division 1 and Division 2 levels, and is himself a 3-time Division 3 All-American. He is now the high school throws coach at Garage Strength. In his young coaching career he has already coached:
4 female shot putters over 48 feet
3 female discus throwers over 155 feet
3 State Champions
Trevor studied Nutrition and Dietetics and Exercise Physiology at the Master’s Level
Dr. John Giacalone
Dr. John Jr received his doctorate of chiropractic from the University of Bridgeport. He holds an additional national license allowing him to perform physical rehabilitation. He is the team doctor for Garage Strength, one of the strongest Olympic Weightlifting teams in the country, and was a former national-level weightlifter himself.
Dr. John Jr specializes in analyzing movement, prescribing corrective exercise, and treating musculoskeletal injuries. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the best athletes in the world, including USA world team members in the sports of wrestling, weightlifting, javelin, discus, and shot put.