A:I was born in raised in the general area I currently live; Bethesda, MD (just north of Washington DC).
Q:Tell us about your time as the Head Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach for DeMatha Catholic High School...
A:I am honored and thankful to be in my 4th year as a member of the DeMatha Basketball family. I joined nationally renowned Mike Jones' staff after spending 7 years in a similar position at Montrose Christian, (where Kevin Durant played in high school). I am responsible for the year round development of our players' athleticism.
Q:How did that prepare you to become the Head Conditioning Coach for the Jordan Brand All American Classic and the Nike Summer Skills Academy?
A:Both Montrose and DeMatha are Nike Elite schools, so being a part of those programs allowed me to foster strong relationships with folks at the Jordan Brand and Nike Basketball. Those relationships allowed me to create a unique niche at those events.
Q:How did you transition in the NBA pro ranks?
A:I no longer work directly with NBA players. I have made the conscious choice to focus my efforts on youth players. I still am connected to NBA players through the Nike Skills Academies, (I work events for Kevin Durant, LeBron James, etc...).
Q:When did you know you were ready to train the world class NBA athletes?
A:I have been working hard on my craft since 1998. After several years in the game, I felt the confidence in my skills to work with any player.
Q:You've been featured on over a dozen DVDs discussing increasing athletic performance. Tell us about that...
A:I realize many coaches and players don't have personal access to a strength & conditioning coach. I felt a series of DVDs could be an extension of my own coaching… and a way to share exercises, drills and concepts with the masses.
Q:What trend do you see in the strength and conditioning for athletes in the future?
A:I hope to see more qualified professionals working with younger players, (ages 8-10 years old), as that age player really needs quality instruction. I also envision more mobile based training programs and resources – apps, Video on Demand, etc...
Q:Who do you credit as being your greater inspiration?
A:My 3 children. I have 3 year old twin sons, (The Born Backourt), and a 9 month old daughter.
Q:Can you give us all of your social media handles?
Interview done by Elliot Rivera for HealtHaven.com