SSPT Coaches

The key to achieving results in any endeavor is consistency and effort.  If you consistently work hard, you will likely obtain favorable results.  However, sometimes just working hard isn’t enough.  The difference between average and supreme results frequently comes down to coaching.  Coaching is often the deciding factor in wins vs. losses and personal records vs. subpar performances.  At SSPT, we realize that strength and human movement are skills. Because skills are learned, refined, and mastered over time, our expert coaches help reduce the duration of your journey.


Matt Gary

Powerlifting & strength training

SSPT co-founder, USA Powerlifting Coaching Committee Chairman & Senior International Coach

Matt graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Sciences.  In 1995, he was recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and was employed as the head strength and conditioning coach at DeMatha Catholic High School. He has completed internships with the University of Maryland strength staff as well as the Washington Redskins. From 1996 to the present he has been employed full-time as a strength and conditioning coach working with athletes of all levels.  His primary area of expertise is powerlifting and coaches lifters from novice to elite.

Suzanne Hartwig-Gary


Multi-time national & world powerlifting champion, USA Powerlifting Senior International Coach, USAPL Women's Hall of Fame member, SSPT co-founder

Suzanne “Sioux-z” Hartwig-Gary and her husband, Matthew Gary, established Supreme Sports Performance & Training, Inc. (SSPT) in 2008 to meet the needs of local athletes and serious trainees. For over 20 years Sioux-z has been employed as a nationally certified massage therapist. She specializes in deep tissue, Swedish, and restorative massage.

Bill McCarthy

Sports-specific strength & conditioning, powerlifting

Owner & Head Strength Coach — Get The Lift Training System, USA Powerlifting Senior International Coach

Bill has been a strength & conditioning coach since 2007 and has had the pleasure of working with some outstanding high school, collegiate and professional athletes.

Before coming to SSPT, Bill was the head of a sports academy in NJ, where he dealt with all types of athletes including football, basketball, baseball, softball, field hockey, track & field, cross country, lacrosse, swimming, crew, and mixed martial arts.