Meet Our Coaches

CrossFit Wylie is home to the area’s most experienced coaches. Sign up for a FREE intro session to learn more!

Chris Coker
Owner / Head Coach

Chris earned a Bachelors degree at Texas A&M – Commerce while playing NCAA golf, and heading up the University’s NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Chris began using CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting in his fitness regimen in 2009 and became a Certified CrossFit Trainer in 2010. He opened CrossFit Wylie in early 2012. He has trained over 1000 athletes including collegiate and professional athletes, international level weightlifters, CrossFit Games athletes, and record holders. He specializes in weightlifting technique and movement patterns, as well as golf biomechanics and rotational power and control.


Certs

  • USA Weightlifting Level 2 National Coach
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • TPI – F1
  • USA Weightlifting LWC Referee
  • CrossFit Movement & Mobility

Creds

  • Owner/Head Coach of CrossFit Wylie
  • Head Coach for Podium Up Weightlifting
  • Clients have produced:
    Multiple Nationals Records, Multiple National Champions,  International Podiums in Olympic Weightlifting
  • Coached multiple CrossFit Games Regionals and Games athletes.

Dr. Laura Coker, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Laura is the Owner/Operator of Grace Physical Therapy and donates a tremendous amount of her time to support the members of CrossFit Wylie. She completed her undergrad work at the University of Texas while a member of the Track and Field team. She then went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.Laura is an experienced gymnast and track athlete, with coaching experience in each sport. Along with her background in physical therapy, she is an invaluable asset as a coach and trainer.

Steve La
General Manager / CrossFit Coach /  Nutrition Coach

After receiving his Bachelors in Psychology from UT Dallas, Steve’s aspirations to help others led him to pursue a path in Physical Therapy. During his studies and hours spent volunteering, he began personal training and fell in love with the process of helping individuals grow stronger, more resilient, and overcome challenges in which they thought were impossible. A year later he decided to pursue after his passions of coaching and personal training. He has accumulated over 2,000 hours of individual/group training sessions and is eager to continue to learn as much as he can to help others achieve their fitness and health goals. Steve has been a member of CrossFit Wylie since 2017 and loves the community and comradery that CrossFit Wylie has brought into his life. He’s excited to have the opportunity everyday to show others what their potential is!

Travis Barbosa
CrossFit Coach

Travis started CrossFit on his own before joining CrossFit Wylie in January of 2013. He is a certified paramedic for the Medical Center of Plano and is currently attending RN school. Growing up, Travis played football and baseball.Travis takes great pride in training properly and is a perfectionist when it comes to technique. Now he is finding his true passion of leading others towards their fitness goals.

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified (2019)

Tammy Barber
CrossFit Coach

Tammy is a native Texan, living in this area for over 35 years.  Mother of 6, grandmother of 2. In her youth she spent time an EMT-B with AMR, serving Balch Springs FD and Dallas County. Currently employed for over 15 years at Texas Health Allen, and is currently one of the head Administrators of the emergency department. Tammy followed her Husband Ron into the world of CrossFit 2013. Her passion is inspiring others and assisting them in making the same life-changing improvements that she has made, and takes pride in making her classes as fun as possible.

CrossFit Level 2 Certified (2017)

Scaling Course Certified (2017)

Anne Elliott
Kids Coach

Anne is a Texas girl 100%.  Born and raised in the Dallas area, she resides in Wylie with her two daughters, Grace and Amelia.  Anne grew up very involved in dance and drill team.  After becoming a mom she became an active member in the running and triathlon community training for endurance races.  She was first introduced to Crossfit in 2015 when an ankle sprain brought her to physical therapy with Dr. Laura Coker.  Anne has a deep passion for understanding the body through biomechanics and physical movement to improve strength, form, function, and prevent injury.  After achieving her Level 1 trainer certification she spent two years coaching swimmers as a USA swim coach through a DFW swim group.  Life brought her back to CrossFit Wylie in 2018 as an active member.  For Anne CrossFit is more than just a way of being fit, CrossFit Wylie has become an extended family.  Anne loves training our younger athletes in our CrossFit Kids program and believes fitness through a fun and encouraging environment is the building block to a lifetime of health.

CrossFit Level 1 Certified (2015)

CrossFit Level 2 Certified (2020)