Kevin Brafford - Owner & Director of Coaching

A Charlotte, NC native that grew up playing every sport possible as a child. Soccer was his first love and he continues to be apart of the game as a referee and a player. While in Graduate School, he taught several physical education classes and that brought out a passion of teaching people about fitness. After joining the Ultimate Gym staff in 2006, he was introduced to CrossFit in September 2007. NoDa Stength and Conditioning was founded in 2009 using the CrossFit methodology, and CrossFit NoDa was accepted for affiliation in 2010.


Appalachian State University '03    BS Business Administration

Appalachian State University '06    MA Sports Administration



CrossFit Level 1 - May 2010, February 2015

CrossFit Level 2 (Coach's Prep) - February 2013

CrossFit Games Judge - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Pendlay Level 1 & 2 Training Seminar - May 2013

NISOA, USSF, NCHSAA Soccer Referee

NC Boxing and MMA Corner Man



Maddox - Intern Coach
A Charlotte, NC native that grew up jumping on everything and nibbling on your hand. He found CrossFit at 8months old and has feel in love with the community aspect. Maddox will be the first one to congratulate you after your WOD by licking the sweat from your brow.