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Jeff Gonos
General Manager & Director of Sports Performance

Jeff joined Sports Reality after an extensive career in working in professional football management. Most recently he served as the General Manger of the Bloomington Edge professional indoor football team in Bloomington, Illinois where he helped guide the team to the 2016 Northern Conference Championship game. Prior to his work in Bloomington, he served as the Executive Director of the Professional Indoor Football League from 2011-2014 after spending the 13 prior seasons working in management roles for various professional football teams.

Gonos began his career with the Erie Invaders of the Indoor Football League in 1999 before moving on to work as the Operations Coordinator for the Greensboro Prowlers from 2000-2003. In 2004, Gonos spent time doing an internship with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Following the internship, Gonos moved on to work with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe as the teams’ Operation Manager. The Admirals captured the World Bowl Championship that year.

Gonos then returned to the Arena Football League as the Director of Football Operations for the Austin Wranglers from 2005-2007 and then took the General Manager position with the Columbus Lions. While with the Lions, the team made the playoffs every year, compiled a 40-11 regular season record, and won the 2010 SIFL Championship.

Jeff understands well the commitment and support athletes need to rise to their full potential. He is excited by the opportunity to work with athletes across multiple sports to take advantage of the unique platform provided by Sports Reality and help athletes in the Richmond area achieve their dreams.

Jeff Gonos is certified by USA Weightlifting in Sports Performance.


Turner Blake
Director of Operations & Performance Coach

Turner Blake joined Sports Reality in February of 2018 to take charge of Business Development and Operations Management. A native of Richmond, Turner grew up competing in a combination of football, baseball, lacrosse, and track & field for St. Christopher’s School from Middle School through his senior year. After St. Christopher’s he went to Hampden-Sydney College where he kept up with weight lifting and also began working in construction management and marketing for Erik Homes in Virginia Beach’s North End where he then moved upon graduating. Turner returned to Richmond in 2015 where he continued working in construction management until ultimately beginning here at Sports Reality where he uses his knowledge of facility management, construction, and business development on a daily basis.

Turner Blake is certified by USA Weightlifting in Sports Performance.

Michael Fraizer

Michael Fraizer

After a 32 year corporate career, Mike concentrates on a focused set of business and charitable interests.  On the sports side,  he and his wife Elizabeth established the Richmond Raiders professional indoor football team which  enjoyed six successful seasons serving the Richmond metro area.  As a result of that experience and working with the Washington Redskins and City of Richmond during 2012  to locate and design the team's training  camp facility, he saw the area was not served by a full capability sports performance training center and decided to fill that gap. So Sports Reality was born.  Growing up in Nebraska in a football culture that expects first class facilities and support as well as personally competing in swimming, AAU water polo and rugby during his younger years, Mike appreciates the needs of athletes, their families, coaches and all those that make sports happen.


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