MEET YOUR COACHES

Chad Radich

Owner / Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Certified CrossFit Trainer CFL3
  • CrossFit Flexibility Course
  • CrossFit Anatomy Course
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certified

 

Chad Radich was born in Biloxi in 1985 and grew up in the St. Martin/D’Iberville area.  He attended St. Martin schools from K-12, and graduated with Honors from St. Martin High School in 2004.  Later that same year, Chad joined the United States Marine Corps and was shipped off to Marine Corps Bootcamp at Parris Island, SC at the age of 18.  Not long after earning the title Marine, Chad married his high school sweetheart, Christy.  Chad served 8.5 years in the Active Duty ranks and is still currently serving as a Gunnery Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

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Coach Chad has always been active, into sports, and loved the outdoors.  Growing up he participated in many different activities and sports from hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, swimming, basketball, football, pool, karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and mixed martial arts.  He has experienced many different types of fitness throughout his life due to his many different experiences over the years.  Chad has been 145lbs and could run a 5k in 20 minutes, he has been 210lbs with his main focus being on strength, and he’s been 170lbs with his focus being on conditioning for fighting.

In 2012, as Chad was transitioning off Active Duty, his friend and fellow Coach Aaron mentioned to him that he should come give this CrossFit thing a try.  Chad’s first WOD was Fran, and he has been hooked ever since.  A little over 2 years later, in 2014, Chad went to his CrossFit Level I Certification course and found his calling in life.  He cancelled his gym membership, ordered about $5,000 worth of equipment, and started coaching anyone that would listen to him.  After getting Coach Aaron on board and growing their garage gym to nearly 25 athletes, Crooked Letter CrossFit was born in 2015, and they have not looked back since.

When Chad is not working for the Marine Corps, coaching, or working out, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.  He also likes to get outdoors, whether that’s swimming, hunting, fishing, camping, etc.  It puts him at peace.

Aaron Lamey

Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Flexibility Course
  • Burgener Weightlifting Level 1 Course

 

Aaron Lamey was born and raised in Biloxi.  Growing up active and athletic, regular boring gym routines did not supplement his lifestyle.  He started CrossFit in 2011 and was hooked instantly to the training methodology, the competitiveness, and the community.  Being faced with a different challenge everyday by the workouts is what kept Aaron doing CrossFit consistently over the last several years.  Always trying to recruit others to come over to the dark side, Aaron was able to talk Coach Chad into trying CrossFit and the rest is history. Since helping Chad start Crooked Letter CrossFit in his garage, Aaron is proud of how far they have come.

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He genuinely enjoys helping others and feels fortunate he is able to help people reach their goals and become the best versions of themselves.  Aaron has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Marine Biology and works full time at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab’s Marine Education Center as a Marine Education Specialist II.  When he’s not working, training or coaching, Aaron enjoys spending time with his family and going camping.  He and his wife Kristina have two beautiful girls, Macy and Mia.

Christy Radich

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Kids CrossFit Certified

 

Christy Radich has been doing CrossFit for about four years.  She started because she always loved working out and staying fit, but found regular gyms boring and that finding a consistent workout partner was hard. Her husband, Chad, already did CrossFit and loved it, so she started with him.  She loves teaching others, so she decided to obtain her CFL1 certification to help Chad start his CrossFit gym.

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Christy has a Bachelor’s in Early Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and is the director of Future Scholars Learning Center, so obtaining her certification for Kids CrossFit was a natural fit. She coaches the Kids Program and assists in coaching the adults when needed.  Christy oversees and operates the business portion for her and Chad’s two learning centers as well as Crooked Letter CrossFit.

Kourtney Kuehn

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certified

Katherine Reaux

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Spot the Flaw Course
  • CrossFit Scaling Course

 

Katherine Reaux grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and is a 2007 graduate of Ocean Springs High School. She is a wife, mom of two boys, and she has a love for coffee and CrossFit. She joined Crooked Letter CrossFit in 2016 with a goal to be the healthiest version of herself. She quickly fell in love and easily decided to tackle the journey of obtaining her Level-1 Certification.  During the week, she coaches CrossFit, while helping her husband maintain their coffee shop, Bright-Eyed Brew Co., in downtown Ocean Springs.  Katherine loves investing in the lives of others and she can’t wait to meet YOU!

Todd Wilson

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

 

Todd Wilson played football at The University of Southern Mississippi and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. After college, he pursued football for a couple years and played one season of Arena Football. He knew about CrossFit after college, but delayed starting because he was focused on getting to the next level in football. Todd says that if he knew then what he knows now, he would have dropped football and got into CrossFit. He started his CrossFit journey in 2013 with Coaches Aaron and Chad at E-Fitness in Biloxi.

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He had coached some classes there, but wasn’t certified and knew very little about Olympic Weightlifting. Once E-Fitness closed, and he started a new job at Ingalls Shipbuilding, he began doing CrossFit at home on his own.  In 2015, Coach Aaron asked him to do a competition with him and Chad. Up until that point, Todd just did CrossFit because it was fun and it reminded him of the workouts they would do for football.  After the three won their division in the competition, that’s when he made CrossFit a lifestyle. Todd joined the Crooked Letter family right after that. Todd is now going on his 2nd year of coaching at Crooked Letter. Last year, he started teaching and coaching football at D’Iberville High School. Outside of the gym, Todd spends time with his wife, Stephanie, and kids, Jacee and Rock. He also go to church at Ocean Springs Assembly where he plays the drums and bass on the worship team. Todd enjoys spending time with friends, watching football and the occasional cheat meal!

Cayla Breland

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

 

Cayla Breland grew up in the small town of Stringer, MS.  She grew up competing in dance and cheerleading.  After high school, she continued to cheer at Jones County Junior College, until she decided that her education was a little more important.  She then attended William Carey where she earned her Bachelors and Masters in Math Education.  She is also a wife and mom to her son, Paxton.

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Her love for working out started with excessive running.  She then began competing in bodybuilding nationally for 4 years.  She quickly realized this was not the life for her and CrossFit seemed like a much healthier choice for her mentally and physically.  She and her husband joined Crooked Letter in April of 2018 and instantly fell in love with every part of CrossFit.  She found herself coming early and staying late for every class just so she could be a part of the atmosphere and motivating others.  She knew becoming a trainer at Crooked Letter is exactly what she wanted to do.

When Cayla is not at the gym, she spends her time teaching math at St. Martin High School.  She looks forward to helping you become your best self!

Marcella Broussard

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Seth Conn

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

 

Seth Conn was born and raised in Southern California and grew up very active, playing football, wrestling, and track. Once he graduated high school, he decided to join the US Air Force and become a fireman. Seth always envied how firemen conducted themselves, staying physically fit, and always putting others before themselves, so the military was his way in.

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Throughout Seth’s first few years in the service, he managed to stay in shape, but a traditional gym routine wasn’t giving him the satisfaction that he needed both physically and mentally.  He knew he needed a change, and that’s when he found CrossFit. A few months after getting stationed in Biloxi, Seth and some friends walked into the old Crooked Letter for the 2018 CrossFit open, and he instantly fell in love with everything about it… the workouts were extremely challenging and the community was awesome. Seth signed up for a membership immediately, and not long after that he knew that getting his Level-1 was something he needed to do! Helping people and motivating them to do better and reach their goals is one of the best feelings in the world and Seth is so thankful to be a part of it!

When he’s not at the fire department or at the gym coaching/working out, Seth enjoys playing his guitar, going to the beach, and most importantly, traveling!

Jason Hockaday

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Sara Noel

Coach

  • Bootcamp Coach

 

Sara Noel was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. In high school she was a 3-time state champion in the 300-meter hurdles which is where she developed a strong work ethic and passion for fitness and hard work. Sara received a collegiate Track and Field scholarship to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she ran the 400m hurdles and received her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.

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Sara’s passion to not only better herself, but also to motivate those around her grew. She became an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. Sara has been teaching different modalities of group fitness and a variety of bootcamps for 15 years. Her love for fitness led to her becoming a certified Cyclebar Cyclestar and Orangetheory Fitness coach which advanced her to becoming the Head Coach for Orangetheory fitness. Sara has been teaching group fitness and assorted boot camps at gyms in Lafayette, LA such as Reds Lerilles, RealFit, The Fit Room, City Club of Lafayette, Cyclebar, Orangetheory Lafayette, and Orangetheory Hattiesburg, MS. She recently moved and married her husband Taylor Noel who is stationed in the Air Force in Biloxi. She is currently managing her In-Home Personal Training business & online business. If she is not teaching, she is taking a Crossfit class. Sara also enjoys weight-lifting, snuggling with her 2 cats & dog, dancing in the mirror, vacuuming, and is loving the coast life in Biloxi.

Matthew Pipper

Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • CrossFit Scaling Course

 

Matthew Pipper was born in Slidell, LA, and raised in Picayune, MS. Matt grew up playing travel soccer, playing for 16 years and all throughout college. After college, he needed to fill the void of not having soccer so when he struggled through his first CLCF workout, he was instantly hooked. All of the painful workouts, sweating, and camaraderie reminded him of being part of all those soccer teams.

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Matt has been with Crooked Letter since 2018 and immediately fell In love with the CrossFit process. He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has his Scaling Course certification to help identify scaling movements for athletes of all levels, which is one of the most important skills a coach can develop. Matt’s goal is to be the absolute best version of himself and he hopes to inspire others to make changes so that they can be the best version of themselves.