Almon Gunter

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Almon Gunter is a former USA Track & Field sprinter, motivational speaker, and author from Jacksonville, Florida. He is the CEO/President of Almon Gunter Motivates, Inc., Co-Founder of Super Freak Athletic Wear, Inc., and Co-Founder of MOCATS (Motivational Coaching and Training System).

Early Life[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

Almon was born on February 15, 1963 in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended Baldwin Middle-Senior High School and received an A.A. from Florida Junior College. Almon also attended Florida State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career[edit | hide | edit source]

Almon Gunter Motivates, Inc.[edit | hide | edit source]

As CEO/President of Almon Gunter Motivates, Inc., Almon partners with organizations and individuals to help cultivate, motivate and empower others to learn the skills needed to achieve success. The company was founded in February 1998.

Super Freak Athletic Wear, Inc.[edit | hide | edit source]

Almon is Co-Founder of Super Freak Athletic Wear, LLC, which began in 2008. The company manufactures athletic apparel, workout clothing and training gear that helps athletes reach their full potential.

MOCATS® (Motivational Coaching and Training System)[edit | hide | edit source]

As Co-Founder of MOCATS®, Almon helps young athletes become stronger, healthier and better protected against injuries. The mission of MOCATS® is to support and empower the youngest segment of our population by giving them the tools needed for successful adaptation into fitness and an overall healthier lifestyle. The company began in 2008.

Consulting & Speaking[edit | hide | edit source]

As a motivational and inspirational speaker, Almon develops customized keynote presentations and workshops to help others gain leadership skills, learn how to work as a team, and achieve success.

Awards and Recognitions[edit | hide | edit source]

World Class Sprinter, 1991 - 1997[citation needed]

Works[edit | hide | edit source]

  • Focus on the Final Seconds and Win the Game of Life, Almon Gunter Motivates; (2006) ISBN 1599320266
  • The Super Freak Way…Focus to Win, Almon Gunter Motivates; (2012) ISBN 0981479537
  • The Essence of Teamwork, Almon Gunter Motivates; (2014) ISBN 098147957X

Personal Life[edit | hide | edit source]

Almon competed internationally in track and field in over 15 countries. He was a two-time, U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in track & field (’92 & ’96). At the peak of this athletic career, he held the 13th fastest time in the world for 200 meters[citation needed].  After retiring, Almon became a strength and condition coach and training consultant for many Jacksonville athletic organizations. These included: Jacksonville Football Club, Baker County, Yulee and Stanton College Prep’s football teams, as well as athletes in New Jersey, Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts and California. In addition, Coach Gunter hosts NFL Draft Day Combine training programs and athletic camps. He was also hired to coach in the Women’s Professional Soccer League for the Atlanta Beat.

Almon is a divorced father of three children: Ola, Almon III & Austin.