AK Ikwuakor (“Coach AK”) is a Certified Sports Performance and NCAA Certified College Recruiting Specialist that uses his talents to inspire others domestically and internationally through speaking engagements, philanthropy, clinics, consulting and athletic performance training.
Coach AK is a former professional track and field athlete, four-time track and field All-American, Inspirational Award Winner, and current school record holder from the University of Oregon. In 2005 and 2006, Coach AK held a top-10 world ranking in the 4×400 meter relay. He has worked with over 1000 athletes around the globe and holds professional certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Sports Performance Specialist, NCAA Division 1 Certified Recruiting Specialist, United States Track and Field Certified Coach, and a Functional Movement Screening Specialist. Coach AK is also an educator and is currently the Associate Dean of Students at St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Coach AK has also appeared in numerous print ads and TV commercials for companies, including Nike, Yurbuds, Women’s Health, Sony, Fox Sports and The Doctors. His most renowned appearance was on the FOX TV game show: Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?