ABOUT EB ATHLETICS
EB Athletics LLC was born out of the idea that training is so much more than the time we spend in the gym. By cultivating an environment where we can break down movement patterns and fine tune mechanics while simultaneously pushing ourselves to new and greater limits, we are not only making more efficient and effective athletes but building the foundation for a healthy life, physically & mentally, long after sports.
GRIT is all about having the intensity and raw determination it takes to be successful while also maintaining the laser-like focus on intentional movement and training to properly care for your body. It takes the perfect combination of training both hard and smart to have a successful long term athletic career and healthy life.
Interview with Head Coach & Founder, Erin Bratcher
MEET THE TEAM
Founder& Coach ERIN BRATCHER, MS, CSCS
Performance Enhancement Specialist & Corrective Exercise Specialist
Erin is a native of Raleigh, NC and a graduate of Ravenscroft High ('10). During her time there she was an All-State athlete in both Basketball & Softball, and earned TISAC Player of the Year in both sports. Collegiately, Erin went on to play Division I basketball at Charleston Southern University (‘14) and earned a BS in Kinesiology. Erin then went on to play professionally for the Krofdorf Knights of the German Bundesliga 20, 15-2018 (4 seasons). She retired in 2018 as one of the most decorated players in the club's history and was honored with the retirement of her #17 jersey in January of 2019.
Erin holds a Masters in Exercise Science with concentrations in Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise Prescription. Erin is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, one of the most highly regarded certifications in the industry. Erin also serves as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Team Sports at Meredith College, a role she has filled since 2018. Spring of 2022 Erin joined the Sports Performance Staff at Cardinal Gibbons High School & in 2023 she was promoted to the Director of S&C, overseeing all 900 athletes and 53 teams that compete at CGHS. She has worked with a wide range of athletes and adults across the Triangle from middle school to the professional level. Erin presented at the NSCA coaches clinic Spring of '23, and is slated to present at the NCHSSCA coaches clinic for the state in '24 educating strength coaches across the country. The combination of her athletic background and education, along with her coaching experience over the years not only makes her one of the most qualified coaches in the area but also allows her to provide optimal programming and intentional training methods to help EBA athletes reach their individual goals.
Coach AARON BROWN, MS, CSCS
PICP LI, II, III, USAW
Aaron is originally from the New York, competing athletically in both lacrosse and hockey, going on to play collegiately at SUNY - Brockport. Aaron then went on to complete his MS at Ohio University. Aaron carries several highly regarded certifications including his CSCS, and all levels of the Poliquin certifications. Aaron also has his USAW for olympic weightlifting and is a Bio-Signature Certified Practitioner. Aaron's experience as a strength coach and owner of Brown Strength & Conditioning brings an invaluable resource of knowledge and insight to EBA and all of our athletes.
Coach JUSTIN DOTTAVIO, M. HRM
RPR, USAW, EPS, RYT 200
Justin has been a sport and strength & conditioning coach for almost two decades in Florida, Oregon and now North Carolina. As a WCPSS teacher, Justin has taught for over a decade including five years in K-12 administration, and is a volunteer with NAMI Wake. Justin has his USAW level 1 certification, and is certified in Reflexive Performance Reset and Triphasic Training. Additionally, Justin holds the performance specialist certification through Exos, and is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. Justin has experience working with a variety of sports, both male and female, mostly working with ages 10 and up with a focus on holistic wellness.
EBA Owner, Erin Bratcher, serves as the Strength Coach for Team Sports at Meredith College and the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Cardinal Gibbons Highschool.