Mission Statement

Through a holistic approach to training, we aim to provide our student athletes with the movement and mental tools necessary to realize their highest skill potential. Multidisciplinary training methods and continual communication with coaches and sports medicine staff physically prepare the student athlete for the rigors of competition and increase their resilience. Our positive-coaching atmosphere is designed to instill a championship attitude and educate our student athletes so they can navigate their lifelong journey toward health and fitness.

Sports Performance Staff
  • Junior Amazan
    Junior Amazan
    Sports Performance
    Junior Amazan
    Junior Amazan

    Sports Performance

    Prior to arriving at Harvard Westlake, I assisted with California State University Northridge (2017-2018), where I helped with the basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, water polo, baseball and tennis teams.

    From 2016 through 2017, I assisted at Santa Monica College, preparing athletes to transfer into highly competitive four-year schools.

    In 2011, I founded a Sports Performance firm that focuses on the developing athlete.

    I received my bachelor's degree from Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY) in Sport and Exercise Science w/ Medical Emphasis.  During my time at Ithaca I spent four years as a competitive member of their wrestling team. I currently hold a NCSA-CSCS certification.

    My sport specialty is wrestling. Being a four-year wrestler at Ithaca College, I have gained vast knowledge around the sport of wrestling. I am still involved as a wrestling coach in the area.

  • Kyle Casey
    Kyle Casey
    Sports Performance
    Kyle Casey
    Kyle Casey

    Sports Performance

    I am a Sports Performance Coach at Harvard-Westlake School. 

    Before joining the Wolverines I worked at Milken Community Schools as the Strength and Conditioning and Football assistant coach.  I have worked at the collegiate level at Pierce College, the University of Southern California, and worked with national team programs for United States Beach Volleyball and Water-polo program.

    I graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and have a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certification.

    I oversee the Harvard-Westlake strength and conditioning programs for Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, and Track and Field.

  • Astrid Castaneda
    Astrid Castaneda
    Sports Performance
    Astrid Castaneda
    Astrid Castaneda

    Sports Performance

    I am a Sports Performance Coach at Harvard-Westlake. I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. I spent the last 5 years in the private fitness sector, running my own personal training business in addition to coaching youth weightlifting. 

    I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, and holds a USA Weightlifting certification.

    I assist with the sports performance of all Harvard-Westlake athletic programs.

  • Jeff Crelling
    Jeff Crelling
    Director of Sports Performance
    Jeff Crelling
    Jeff Crelling

    Director of Sports Performance

    I am the Director for Sports Performance at Harvard-Westlake School. I joined the Wolverine family in July of 2017.

    I have over 12 years’ experience in strength and conditioning at the NCAA Division I level, most recently serving as the Director of Sports Performance for California State University of Northridge. 

    At CSUN I supervised the strength & conditioning needs for CSUN’s 20 athletic programs.  Prior to that I was an assistant Strength & Conditioning coach for the UC Davis Aggies from 2008-2010. 

    I received my Master’s in Physical Education/Coaching from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2008, where I served as a strength and conditioning coach for 4 of their varsity programs.  I earned a Bachelors in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. 

    I work directly with the Harvard-Westlake Baseball, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Soccer and girls’ volleyball programs.

  • Sarah  Mock
    Sarah Mock
    Sports Performance
    Sarah  Mock
    Sarah Mock

    Sports Performance

    I am a Sports Performance Coach at Harvard-Westlake School.

    I joined the Harvard-Westlake Sports Performance team in December, 2016 after spending 5 years as a strength and conditioning coach between the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CSUN, and California Lutheran University. 

    I graduated from California Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science where I played water polo.  I am currently completing a Masters’ degree in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, at CSUN. 

    I oversee the Harvard-Westlake strength and conditioning programs for Girls’ Golf, Boys’ Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Girls’ Tennis, and Boys’ and Girls’ Water Polo.