855 Ferry Street
Eugene, Oregon 97401
(541) 579-1248

Meet Our Talented Coaches

Tom Pappas: Owner / Coach

Tom brings a wealth of insight and personal experience to Lane 5. He is one of the most decorated Decathletes of all time, making 3 Olympic teams, winning 2 World Championships, and holds 7 National Titles. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the age of 28, received the Jesse Owens Award, ESPY for Male Track Athlete of the Year, and Oregon Professional Athlete of the Year.

From traveling the world, coaching at the Division I Level, and training at the Olympic Training Center, Tom has a great deal of experience and knowledge to share with any athlete. He is a firm believer in fitness that Crossfit provides. After his competitive track career was over, Tom moved back to Eugene Oregon where his collegiate career started at Lane Community College. Tom always dreamed of opening his own gym once his professional career was over. Since being introduced to Crossfit, Tom continues to make it apart of his training. It is his goal to share his experience and help members in reaching their fitness goals.

Billy Pappas: Owner / Coach

Billy graduated from the University of Oregon where he competed for the Ducks in Track & Field. He accomplished All American honors and won the PAC 10 Championship Title in the Decathlon. Bill went on to compete professionally for two more years. His last meet was a memorable ending to his career when he was able to compete, with and against, his brother Tom in the 2004 Olympic Trials.

After hanging up the spikes, Bill went to further his education in the fitness industry. He attended one of the best known personal training schools in the nation, National Personal Training Institute, in Portland, OR. After graduating Bill began an internship and eventually became the Lead Practical, Program Design, Posture / Movement Analysis, and Anatomy Instructor for the school. Bill’s passion for fitness continues to grow and believes that CrossFit has a lot to offer anyone and everyone. He enjoys working out and competes in local and national CrossFit competitions.

Roslyn Overstake: CrossFit Coach

Victoria, BC native Roslyn comes to the sport of CrossFit with a diverse multi-sport background in Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field. She attended the University of Oregon where she competed in the Heptathlon and was a multiple time All-American in the Javelin.

She has since started a career as an ER nurse while continuing to pursue her love for sport and competition through coaching. Roslyn has coached both Volleyball and Track at the high school level for the past 7 years and coached Track at a local University.

Roslyn joined Lane 5 in 2013. She has found the sport to be a natural fit. She says Crossfit presents a new challenge and set of skills to be learned while providing a fun and competitive environment. Along the way, she has found the same passion for coaching Crossfit that has made her a successful and effective Track and Volleyball coach. She loves helping people from all different athletic backgrounds learn to push themselves and to achieve a level of fitness and success they did not know was previously possible.

Heidie Ortega Morris: CrossFit Coach

Heidie has been a lifelong student of movement, and has been coaching and training individuals and group classes for more than 23 years. In 2012, she was invited to a free Saturday CrossFit class and was “hooked immediately!” As a busy wife and mom of three kids (plus three dogs, four cats, and ten chickens), Heidie loves that CrossFit gives her a way to push and challenge herself and continue to compete as she ages.

Heidie holds certifications from AFFA, NASM, and ACE in addition to Level 1 CrossFit, Kids CrossFit, and USA Olympic weightlifting. She loves to compete in local competitions and went to the CrossFit Games with the Lane 5 CrossFit team in 2017. In addition to coaching CrossFit, Heidie has coached basketball at the middle and high school levels, and all kinds of fitness classes (cycle, cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, HIIT…you name it, she’s coached it). She loves working with all of her clients, and has a special connection with high schoolers and retirees! “I love showing older folks what they’re capable of.” Heidie coaches because she loves the relationships she builds with people, and the opportunity to encourage and help others do hard things. She’s skilled at creating workouts and modifications for all types of people.

Heidie created and coaches Cardio Muscle Monday through Friday at 10:15 am. Cardio Muscle provides an alternative to the traditional WOD using similar movements and equipment. Cardio Muscle workouts are usually a little bit longer in duration, and designed to work aerobic systems. Heidie says, “Cardio Muscle is a way to include all age and fitness levels and keep people healthy and able to do life, whether that’s play with grandkids, develop and maintain strength or compete locally!”