Antonio Colon grew up in St. Paul and played high school hockey at St. Paul Johnson. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Marines Corps. He began his career in strength, coaching, and health while deployed in 2012. Concluding his time in the military he attended Concordia University St. Paul and attained a degree in Exercise Science. He brings in a packed experience from the fitness industry to the collegiate level and prides himself on finding new cutting edge training technologies. As a lead strength coach, his goal is to help athletes not only become better at their sport but better humans as well.
Jake Lainesse is from Fenton, MI, and played in the Flint Youth Hockey Association. Jake played three years of junior, spending time in the NA3HlL and the USPHL Elite levels. He was the captain of his teams for two of those seasons.
After his junior career, Jake played one season at Stevenson University prior to retiring due to injury. He then transferred to Michigan State University and began pursuing officiating before graduating with a Kinesiology degree with a minor in coaching.
After graduation, Jake began working as a strength and conditioning coach for all levels of hockey in Grand Rapids, MI including youth, and men’s and women’s college teams. Jake has also officiated at junior levels along with 2 Division I NCAA conferences, the Atlantic Hockey Conference, and the CCHA. He also was chosen to officiate the 2021-22 SPHL championship series.
Jake is looking forward to helping every player move on to the next level and achieve their highest potential.
Daniel was born and raised in Red Wing, MN. During high school he played a variety of sports before running cross country for the University of River Falls where he received his degree in Human Performance with an emphasis in exercise and sport science. Coach Daniel has also received his NSCA-CPT and began working at FHIT in 2022. Daniel’s favorite part of FHIT coaching is writing a program that translates to the kids improving on and off ice. Outside of work his passions are running, lifting, and biking.
Pete is from Rochester Hills, Michigan, and has been working in player rehabilitation and strength and conditioning for 12 years. He has worked as a strength coach for multiple high schools working with all sports. He has also served professional organizations including the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL, and the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Pete looks forward to furthering the athletic development of our athletes, and contributing to a positive life experience for them.
Jon Eng was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. He participated in minor hockey as a referee and a goalie. He obtained his Bachelors of Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University in 2009. In 2013 he received his Masters of Sports Medicine in the strength and conditioning track from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. From 2012-2023, he served as the Director of Sports Performance of the Colorado Rampage Hockey Club. He has worked with youth, high school, college, professional and Olympic level athletes. Currently Jon is certified through the NSCA as Certified Strength and Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC).