The CES Team
Senior Vice President of Sports Performance
Robby Stewart is regarded as one of the premier strength-training experts in America. His sport-specific training philosophy has improved the explosiveness and overall performance of over 1,000 athletes across all major sports. He oversees all CES Performance strength-training programs and spends most of his time at the Houston facility.
Prior to CES Performance, Robby served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for his alma mater, the University of Georgia, where he established UGA’s first Olympic strength program and then supervised strength and conditioning for defensive front of the Bulldogs football team. In 1996, Robby trained the Swedish National Federation power-lifting team for the Olympic Games held in Atlanta.
Robby holds a degree in Exercise and Sports Science and is certified as Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has served as a speaker for the NSCA at numerous universities around the country.
Assistant Director of Sports Performance
Aaron Roberts has been a Sports Performance Coach at CES Performance since May of 2000. He has worked extensively with professional athletes at our Atlanta facility and is an integral part of the CES Performance Academy program for high school and youth athletes.
Aaron is a CES Master Trainer in both Speed and Strength and he holds a degree in Physical Education from Cortland College in New York. Prior to his career at CES Performance he completed his Strength and Conditioning Internship within the Syracuse University athletic department.
Senior Performance Coach
Eric Kluft has spent his athletic development career specializing in high school and collegiate athletes. Prior to his role at CES Performance, he served as Assistant Athletic Director at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas where he worked with athletes in all high school sports. His collegiate experience includes all levels of collegiate athletes across multiple sports. However, he has also worked with professional athletes from MLB, NFL, NBA and the New Zealand Rugby League.
Eric was an all-conference football player at Hanover College where he holds multiple football records and received his B.A. in Communications in 2003. Eric has multiple certifications and has worked with the Carroll Clinic and Texas Orthopedic Associates to develop post-rehabilitation programs for knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. He oversees all CES Performance on-site programs in Dallas.
Gary Price’s experience at CES Performance began as an athlete in training at the CES facility in Atlanta. The former D-1 athlete ran track and played football at the Virginia Military Institute where he holds numerous football records. The Virginia native is also a member of the Potomac High School Hall of Fame.
Gary is AFPA certified and coaches amateur and professional athletes at CES Performance in Houston.
Vince is from Okinawa, Japan where he played and coached soccer. He has a degree in Exercise Science from Liberty University in Virginia where he was involved in the training of the men’s soccer and football teams. To complete his degree, Vince interned at CES Performance in Atlanta before joining the staff in a full-time capacity. Today, Vince works with amateur and professional athletes at the CES facility in Houston.
Vince is a certified health and fitness specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Tara Comfort is a former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team member and a High School National Player of the Year. She was named SMU’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2001 and she is a member of the SMU Hall of Fame.
After competing at the elite level, Tara has transitioned into a career of mentoring and developing some of the best high school and collegiate athletes in the Dallas area. She holds numerous certifications and is an expert in the strength and speed development of high school and collegiate athletes in multiple sports.
Tyler Buckminster is a former Minor League Baseball Strength Coach of the Year, recognized for his work with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization – his employer before joining CES Performance. He has numerous certifications including Performance Enhancing Specialist and USAW and is a member of CSCC and CSCS.Tyler played baseball and football at multiple colleges in Oklahoma before being drafted and followed by the Chicago White Sox. After injuries ended his career he joined the training staff at Oklahoma State and worked under Head Strength Coach Rob Glass, Tyler’s coaching mentor.