The Staff

Jeff Richardson
Director 

Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology: Iowa State University 
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Iowa State University Football

 

Jeff was a multi-sport athlete in high school, excelling in Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer. Jeff was a 3 year starter for his football team and selected as an all Western Iowa player 2 years straight.

 

Jeff went on to Iowa State where he graduated in 3 years with a degree in Kinesiology. Before joining Acceleration, Jeff was a part of the Strength & Conditioning staff for the Iowa State University Football Team. He helped prepare ISU’s sports teams by making them faster, stronger, and quicker. Jeff also trained the Cyclone football players entering the NFL Draft. 

Jeff joined the Acceleration program in 2009 as an intern and in 2013 he opened the 2nd location of the Acceleration system and has been the owner and director of performance ever since. 

Thomas Wellington
Physical Preparation Coach- Mobility Specialist
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Luther College- FRCms

Thomas Wellington is a movement enhancement specialist who studied Eastern Medicine at Luther College in Iowa. 

Thomas was a 2 sport athlete in high school and went on to play basketball at Luther. After college Thomas has worked with a wide variety of clientele from pre/post operation, geriatrics, to professional athletes. 

His main philosophy is "You cannot strengthen what you are not aware of"

Randy Peterson
Physical Preparation Coach
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 University of Illinois

Randy Peterson is a physical preparation coach who emphasizes movement quality, motor learning, and processes that will encourage athletes to take responsibility for themselves and their training. He has a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, and was an intern with the Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff for two years during that time. HE has worked with a wide range of clientele, spanning from inexperienced to a host of college and professional athletes. 

Movement quality and communication are two of the foundation elements of his coaching philosophy.