About Coach Kirby
Ran Kirby Sports Fitness is supported by a group of experts in the nutrition, sports and fitness fields.
Dr. Donald F. Kirby MD
Director, Center of Human Nutrition
The Cleveland Clinic
Sole Proprietor & Cleveland Magazine "40 under 40"
The Studio, Ohio City, Ohio
Coach Ran Kirby is the owner and founder of Ran Kirby Sports Fitness, LLC and creator of Thelacrossegoalie.com website.
His passion for Lacrosse (especially the Goalie Position) & fitness, nutrition & wellness is the basis for founding Ran Kirby Sports Fitness LLC. His company provides individuals and athletes with the opportunity to maximize their potential, have fun & develop their love of the game.
Coach Kirby has an excellent rapport with parents and recognizes the importance of parental support in a young athlete's proper development.
Learn more about his background & experience:
Graduated from Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pa. in 2013, with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Communications
Completed his Associate Degree in Sports & Exercise Studies at Cuyahoga Community College in 2015
Interned with Coach Carlo Alvarez in 2018 while Coach Alvarez established the Strength & Conditioning Program at The University School
Interned with the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Laurel School in the summer of 2013 where he specialized in Strength & Conditioning and the development of sport specific performance programs for multiple sports and teams, including Tennis, Volleyball and Soccer.
Prior to College he graduated from The University School, Hunting Valley, Ohio and attended St. Christopher's School in Richmond, Va. through his junior year in High School where he lettered in Lacrosse and won a State Championship in 2009.
National Council on Strength and Fitness- Certified Personal Trainer (NCSF-CPT)
Pupil Activity Permit issued by the Ohio State Dept. of Education (issued Feb. 2014, valid through July, 2022) (Included FBI/BCI clearance & qualification to coach in schools in the State of Ohio)
American Red Cross CPR & AED
National Federation of High Schools Sports Medicine, Concussion in Sports, & Fundamentals of Coaching, Spyngaflows Freestyle Fit Circuit Training, & TRX Suspension Training Level I
Coaching, Strength & Conditioning & Sports Performance
8 years of high school varsity lacrosse coaching experience & is currently Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach for The University School specializing with Goalie Development
Coached from 2008-present with various boys & girls youth lacrosse programs including Burning River Lacrosse, The Force, Nike Sports Camps working with youth Travel Teams, clinics, leagues & summer camps from 2009-2015
Worked with ATP Evolution, a "sports performance" specialist which trains athletes using IGNITE 360 Performance Training developed by the IMG Academy as well as TRX Suspension Training and is a partner with Under Armour and Gatorade.
Goalie and Overall Lacrosse Coach for the national CoachUp Program and has coached for the nationally known Bill Pilat’s “The Goalie School” for the past 5 years.
4 year starting goalie at Washington & Jefferson College
Holds the school records for Career Saves (645), Single Season Saves (200), Saves per Game (26) and GAA (9.88).
Named Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks in 2012
Nominated for Male Athlete of the Year in 2012 and 2013.
Voted Team Captain his senior year & led his team to win the President’s Athletic Conference Championship.
Washington & Jefferson honored his achievements upon graduation by creating the “Ran Kirby Brickwall Award” to be awarded annually in the future to the program’s outstanding goalie.
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"Ran helped me improve as a goalie immensely, I’ve been working with Ran since I moved to Cleveland my junior year of high school and have made immense strides since then. His goaltending expertise and advise rocketed my development and helped me get to the next level!"
Otto Bergmann, Jacksonville State, Canisius College, Chagrin Falls HS, Ohio'19 State Champion) High School All American
"In my time training with Coach Kirby, I became the goalie I wanted to be. I began playing lacrosse my freshman year of high school and by the time I left for college I felt I was the best goalie I could possibly be because of Coach Kirby. He helped me excel through his equipment and intense workouts."
Jack Renillo, Ohio State University (St.Ignatius, OH)
" Ran Kirby is a proven athlete and a tremendous motivator; an essential ingredient of any aspiring athlete's development. Ran's passion for exercise compliments his deep understanding of the science behind cutting-edge training systems."
Former College Athlete, Current Private School Coach, Former Assistant Princeton University, Culver Academy and various NE & Eastern Select Clubs
"Ran coached my 14 year-old dauhgter with goalie skills. She really liked him and learned a lot. She wants to return for more sessions...enough said. We all know how hard it is to connect with a teenager."
Nicole, Mom of 14 year old goalie.