Trainers

Coach

Coach Michael Golemis is the Founder, 1999, and Owner of Hurricane Boxing. A Native to Charleston, he attended the College of Charleston and earned his BS Degree in Physical Education/Sport Management. He is a Level 3 Elite USA Olympic Style Boxing Trainer, a Member of Safe Sport, as well as a Carolinas Golden Gloves Champion, State Golden Gloves Champion, Junior Olympics Champion, Eastern Collegiate Champion, and Carolina's Boxing Hall of Fame Member. His career consisted of 216 Bouts, a Record of 204 Wins and 12 Losses. He has Coached College, USA Olympic Style and Professional Boxing.

Coach Josh

Coach Josh Mendenhall has been boxing with Coach for over 18 years and is a Junior Olympic Champion and SC State Champion. Josh is a Level 2 USA Olympic Style Boxing Certified Trainer and Member of Safe Sport. After competing for 5 years he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving our Country for 5 Years. A Veteran now, Josh returned from Service to Train and Coach at Hurricane Boxing. Now, a Master Plumber, he recently founded Carolina Bay Plumbing where he serves the Tri County area.

Coach Loring

Coach Loring Ward came to Boxing after training in Kempo Karate for 20 years. She is now a Level 1 USA Olympic Style Boxing Certified Trainer, a Member of Safe Sport, a Competitive Boxer and conducts the Youth Program. She is also a Middle School Literature and Social Studies Teacher at Mason Prep, having earned her B.A. at Davidson College and Masters in Teaching at College of Charleston. Loring founded Hurricane Boxing's first ever After School Boxing Program at First Baptist.

Coach Sparky

Coach "Sparky", Alyssa Pierce, has been Boxing with Hurricane for five years and is a Level 1 USA Olympic Style Boxing Certified Trainer, a Member of Safe Sport, a Competitive Boxer and a SC Golden Gloves Champion. She double majored at Western Carolina University earning a BA in History and English. She is a Registered Nurse and is actively employed at Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health.

Coach Howard

Guru, Howard Vanderbeck teaches the Filipino Combat Systems (FCS Kali). He is a Magician and has transferred his talent to Sticks and Knives. Howard is a Hall of Fame Member, Pioneers of Martial Arts USA. He is a former Nationally Ranked Kick Boxer. This man is the definition of "Disciplined".