In Alphabetical Order……..
Nick C. BS. NSCA-CSCS
Nick is currently teaching Bible Studies at a Christian High School in Grove City, Ohio. He recently was Director of Athletic Performace Development at a performance enhancement facility in Columbus, Ohio. Nick believes that training the body and mind only, leaves out a critical piece of an athletes development, and that is the heart (character). He believes that this area can not only be addressed but can be trained, just as the body and mind can be. It is his desire to develop Total Athletes, and to equip other coaches to do the same.
Desire for CSP: To see CSP fulfill it’s vision through healthy, Christ-centered and empowered growth.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 63 Oh God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth. They will be given over to the sword and become food for the jackals. But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God’s name will praise him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
Tim D. MA, NSCA-CSCS
Tim graduated from Rockford College with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management and earned a Master of Arts degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tim has been certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 1992. While at UNC, Tim taught weight training courses as a graduate assistant in the university’s activities program. During this time he had the opportunity to serve as a volunteer assistant strength coach with the intercollegiate athletic program.
After UNC, Tim ran the fitness and wellness programs for the Frederick County and Cumberland YMCAs. Most recently, he served on the faculty at Carroll College inWaukesha, WI as an assistant professor of Exercise Science and the campus recreation coordinator. At Carroll College, Tim helped to design and implement the exercise science and recreation management majors.
During his time in Wisconsin, Tim was an active member of Shepherd of the HillsLutheran Church and spent time on staff at the church in the roles of Junior/Senior High Ministry Coordinator and Assistant Magnification Coordinator. Currently he is coordinator of fitness and instructional programs at Lafayette College.
Desire for SPS: I have personally seen the power of God’s work through using strength training as an evangelism tool on international mission trips to Guatemala and Nicaragua, and have been able to witness the inception of the Christian Sports Performance Group in Las Vegas and the high school camps and conferences in Nebraska. I am excited to see God work through CSP by utilizing strength and conditioning as a means to build relationships which lead to the spreading of the Gospel domestically and internationally. There are no limits for where God can take CSP!
Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me…For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Jeremiah 29:11 “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”
Josh H. MS, RD, CSCCa-SCCC
Josh is currently the Sports Nutritionist of the Atlanta Falcons. He was Director of Sports Nutrition at Florida State University where he also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Josh is a registered dietician and has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition. Josh graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Dietetics. Josh has over 9 years of experience in strength and conditioning from both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and FSU. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the CSCCa and is accredited as a registered dietician. At one time he was also certified as a USA Weightlifing Club Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He was an adjunct professor at FSU where he taught both Sports Nutrition and Strength and Conditioning. He is has also written articles and been a speaker at the national and state level.
Scott O. MA., NSCA-CSCS, USAW Club Coach
Strength and Conditioning started for Scott as a college football player at William Jewel College. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Sports Science from the University ofCentral Missouri and also served as an intern with the Kansas State University Football Team. Scott then accepted a position as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at San Jose State University where he also got his Master of Arts in Kinesiology. The next stop was the University of California, Berkeley, (CAL) where he went on to become the Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and in now an Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Washington Redskins. Scott has also worked in the private industry as a personal trainer at Emerson Fitness in Oakland,California. A respected contributor to the Strength and Conditioning Profession: Scott has been a conference speaker for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, has spoken overseas on behalf of the Sports Performance Sciences International, and has also been a contributor to “Stack” Magazine for athletes. Scott is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a United States of America Weightlifting Club Coach.
Brian S. Ph.D.
Dr. Brian is a biomechanist specializing in the mechanical responses and adaptations to resistance exercise in healthy and special populations. He is a faculty member at theUniversity of Memphis since 2004. He and his wife. Leslie, are active members of Hope Presbyterian in Memphis, TN, where Leslie owns and operates a nutrition therapy business. They have performed mission work domestically and overseas.
Desire for CSP: I very simply believe in the vision to reach and serve athletes and coaches in every country, every sport, at every level for Christ through Sports Performance and Fitness Training.
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.