Our coaches double as trainers and role models. Each coach has valuable sports experience, and is ready to transform you, or your child, to the highest athletic level possible. BlackWatch is unlike any other fitness training facility in that it has a team of coaches that not only know your goals, but also your name! We take a personal interest in your progress. Your aspirations become our goals.
- Randy Beckham
CEO/FounderA longtime athlete and entrepreneur, Randy Beckham saw a need for a cutting-edge athletic training outlet that provides a holistic approach to wellness and fitness. “Athletics has had a significant impact upon my professional career, as well as my life as a person and a parent,” said Randy, who participated in collegiate athletics at Troy University and has 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare, sports and wellness marketplaces. Through providing an all-inclusive athletic outlet, Randy said he hopes BlackWatch Sports becomes a positive place to build better people.
- Simeon Castille
Director of Athletic PerformanceHailing from Birmingham, Simeon has had an outstanding football career. After graduating from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Simeon played football for the Alabama Crimson Tide and then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Florida Tuskers and Minnesota Vikings. Through his hard work and depth of experience, Simeon has become a great addition to the Blackwatch team. His goal is to help athletes tap into their inner strength, and use that to reach their goals. “My focus is working with the Blackwatch athletes and getting the most out of them — setting goals and crushing them," Simeon said.
- Wes McCarter
General ManagerSports and healthy competition fortify our character and impact the way we see the world around us. I remember many times coaches and teammates along the way who encouraged me to give my all every play. I was the guy at practice who was smiling my way through sprints and drills while everyone else grimaced. I found that the more I concentrated on positivity and success the better I became. I learned that when the odds are against you that perseverance is not easy, but rewarding in the end. Accountability to yourself and your team yield the greatest results. These are just a few lessons learned through sports that carry over into daily living and for that I am forever grateful.
- Taylor Kelley
Assistant Director of Athletic PerformanceTaylor Kelley remembers many of his athletic coaches from childhood — and he hopes to have the same positive impact on others that he had from his coaches. Taylor started playing baseball at age four, and has had a love for the game ever since. “Some great coaches have made a huge impact on my life, and I want to do the same for kids today,” said Kelley, who is from Hoover, Alabama.
- Ryan Elm
Assistant Director of Athletic PerformanceRyan Elm credits athletics to his ability to stay focused and out of trouble from an early age. Through hard work and dedication, Ryan said, you can achieve anything. “I love working with kids and getting them to achieve the highest level of success through hard work,” the Montevallo, Alabama native said.
- Jarvis Walker
CoachA Mississippi native, Jarvis attended the University of Southern Mississippi for his undergraduate studies and received a Masters degree in Sports Science from Jackson State University. He moved to Birmingham in September 2017 and started at BlackWatch shortly after. His sports performance training experience ranges from young athletes to NFL Combine athletes. Jarvis enjoys pushing athletes to their full potential, and truly believes in using athletic to build better people.
- Shelley Roden
Administrative AssistantA mom to 3, and mom to 1 college athlete, Shelley has personally seen the impact that athletics have on individuals. Through her time bringing her daughter to workouts and softball lessons at BlackWatch, Shelley got to know the BlackWatch team and started working with everyone in June 2017.