Elijah Gaines | Performance Coach
Elijah was born and raised in San Pedro, California. He has had a lifelong passion for sports, especially basketball. Unfortunately, Elijah suffered two big injuries in high school that put a halt to his seasons. These injuries led Elijah to an interest in Kinesiology. After high school he attended Long Beach City Junior College where he played basketball. In two years playing basketball for the Vikings, he had a combined record of 42-10, as well as receiving First Team All-Conference nominations and was named a JUCO All-American. His success at LBCC carried him into receiving a full athletic scholarship at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. He graduated in Spring 2020 from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a Bachelors in Kinesiology.
Immediately after college, Elijah stepped into the coaching world given the opportunity to coach both boys and girls basketball at Sage Hill High School. Wanting to do more within the kinesiology field he joined the team at ROCK specializing in sports performance. Elijah finds great satisfaction seeing others achieve their goals, whatever they are. Elijah enjoys showing athletes that they are capable of more than they know in all areas of life, not just athletics.