Cornelius D., Oklahoma City, OK Strength & Conditioning Coach

Cornelius D.

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I am a hard working person who loves sports and training individuals. I don't believe in practice makes perfect but perfect practice makes you best. An I want YOU to be the best. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Texas Tech University (TX)

  • 3 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Aerobic, Bodybuilding, Conditioning, Cross Training, Nutrition, Powerlifting, Weight Loss

  • Back Squat, Balance, Bench Press, Clean and Jerk, Core Conditioning, Deadlift, Explosiveness, Flexibility, Front Squat, Lower body strength, Medicine Ball Workouts, Power Clean, Rehabilitation, Snatch, Speed/ Agility, Thera-Band, Trx, Upper Body Strength


  • Texas Tech University (TX)

  • 3 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Aerobic, Bodybuilding, Conditioning, Cross Training, Nutrition, Powerlifting, Weight Loss

  • Back Squat, Balance, Bench Press, Clean and Jerk, Core Conditioning, Deadlift, Explosiveness, Flexibility, Front Squat, Lower body strength, Medicine Ball Workouts, Power Clean, Rehabilitation, Snatch, Speed/ Agility, Thera-Band, Trx, Upper Body Strength

More About Coach Cornelius

I have worked with athletes of all ages preparing them for not only on the field success but success in life. I worked in Lubbock, TX for a year training with athletes from all sports from soccer, football, track , and rugby. I now reside in Oklahoma City looking for athletes willing to work to their full potential. I am a college grad with a degree in psych and a minor in exercise sport science. I am a certified personal trainer and CPR certified.

In high school I went to state for track all four of my years there. I also made the Oklahoma high school all-state team in football and soccer. I was a student athlete at Texas Tech university. I was a 4 year letterman ; also starting 3 years at Texas Tech. I was awarded Jim Thorpe and Big 12 player of week. Also getting big 12 honorable mention for my senior season at Texas Tech.

Our sessions will contain knowing the knowledge of the game which is most important. We will also work on flexibility , agility, speed , quickness , hand eye coordination and reaction. Our sessions will be no longer than a hour with water breaks. In our session we will talk about the game. Stretch for 10 minutes. We will then do drills specific to what sport we play. Then do conditioning and strength training.

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Client Reviews

Coach Cornelius was awesome and did a fantastic job working with my son. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get better at football.

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Excellent Coach. In the first session Coach C took the time to get to know my son and immediately came up with a game plan to improve his game on and off the field. He not only teaches the basics but also the nuances it takes to make a great position player. My son has learned more from Coach C after a few short sessions than a year of HS varsity ball. Coach also stresses high character and integrity. I highly recommend Coach C.

Coach Cornelius was very hands on and my son enjoyed the session.

My 16 year old son had his first session with Coach Cornelius yesterday. He really enjoyed it and felt coach tried to connect with him. Cornelius listened to my son about what he wants to work on and discussed goals with him. He provided good feedback to us and gave my son training activities to do at home. My son is excited to schedule more sessions. Thank you!!

Coach C is doing a great job working with my son. He enjoys the training sessions and is improving his skills.

Coach Cornelius is awesome... My boys really enjoyed their intro session with him. He had them run drills but he explained what and why they do things. Great one on one time with them both, very light and casual but most importantly it was very constructive.

My wife and I are getting the schedule together to start Coach doing a 10 week pack for both of the boys. Dont hesitate in hiring Coach! Were looking forward to getting back to work with him in the next week or so!

We had a inspiring first session with Coach Cornelius. He was both commanding of our son’s attention without being intimidating, and relatable. Coach set up great first steps for him to improve and we look forward to more sessions.

My son enjoyed the session.

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Awesome experience. Coach C taught my son a lot. I would definitely recommend him.

He is so professional and kind and has motivated my son in ways I have never ever seen before. We are excited to keep training with Cornelius!!!!

Coach Cornelius is great! He makes my kid work hard but my son is having so much fun at the same time. My son really enjoys his time with Coach Cornelius.

Naleah has a blast with your training session. She can’t wait to get back at it. Thanks!

My boys really enjoyed their first session with Cornelius. Right afterwards they both told me they loved it and wanted to do it every week. They are 9 and 6 years old and Cornelius did a great job of pushing both of them while still keeping it fun. We didn't ask for any specific sport training, just general agility and footwork drills and Cornelius delivered. We'll definitely continue to train with Cornelius.

Coach was awesome with my son at our session today! I can tell he is going to be a great fit and we will go far. I got home and immediately booked more sessions. Can't wait to see the improvements we make.

Great work out. My son loved it.

Coach Cornelius was amazing with my son. He was very attentive and paid attention, wasn’t on his phone the whole time. I hope to have my son work with coach as much as possible. If you aren’t using coach Cornelius to help your child be the best that they can be, then you are using the wrong coach!!!

Cornelius is amazing coach! Brought my 9 year old son to him. Cornelius is very knowledgeable and patient with the kids. He pushes them through out the session but also makes sure they understand what he is talking about. Can’t wait to see how much my son improves!

Coach Cornelius has been great with my son thus far. He communicates with me immediately after the session is complete which I really appreciate. My son has gained some much needed knowledge, skills and understanding of proper technique. I'm seeing improvement after every session.

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Coach is amazing. He actually cares about your child’s development and when you first start working with him, he gages where your child is at and tries to improve from there. Very knowledgeable and works the football into the drills. We are going to continue using Coach Cornelius and I am going to start my 8 year old with him as well.

My 9 year old son had his first session this week. Cornelius was patient and knew exactly what my son needed. He was 100% hands on and stayed right beside him regardless of the drill. If my child was running so was Cornelius and it made my child work harder. Can not wait to see the progress Cornelius makes with my child!

Cornelius is a friendly and encouraging coach. He pushes you but is always paying attention to how you are doing and adjusts his methods based on that. He is knowledgeable in his craft and takes good care of his customers.

Coach Cornelius has been great to work with. He has tremendous knowledge of the game and is a great communicator. While working with our son on various drill and exercises he takes the time effort to focusing on the little things that will take him to the next level.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with Coach and would recommend any young athlete who wants to get better to join Coach Cornelius’s team.

My son has been training with Coach Cornelius for 6 months. Now he’s really enjoying Jr High summer football workouts this year and today he told me, “I’m so glad I’ve been working out with Coach Cornelius. My acceleration, speed and footwork are way better than last season. My spirals are tighter. My passes are more accurate. And when I switch to receiver, nobody can cover me. I can really see a big difference since I started training.”

My son (15 yrs old) loved his first session with Coach D. After the first session he was begging me to book the next one. Can't wait to until the end of the summer to see how much progress we've made thanks to his help and encouragement.

Our son was very happy with his session with Coach Cornelius. He wanted help with his form and technique for place kicking and after just one hour he looked worlds better. Coach Cornelius was patient and focused. We would recommend him without reservation!

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Elijah really enjoyed the group workout. Felt like having guys to cover helped him a lot.

Great coach! Relates to the kids well and goes over and above on time spent!

Great coach

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Coach Cornelius did a great job during the first session with my son. My son said he worked him hard, but was encouraging at the same time.

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Coach Cornelius was a great Coach! My Grandson Brady loved him! He works so well with kids and they really look up to him. He has helped Brady with his footwork and fundamentals. This has helped him so much during his football games. He has given Brady more confidence to go out and make the big plays, which he has done! Thank you Coach, you have been awesome!!!

Great energy. Makes the session competitive and fun. Pushes you to get the best workout you can get

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High energy coach, with a great amount of knowledge for the game!

Great coaching, helped me with technique and to overcome mental blocks that stopped me from getting better, beat 1-1 coaching I've had

Coach really knows his stuff! If you want your son to learn from a guy who's been there. He's the one!

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Coach Cornelius helps the boys understand what they're trying to accomplish w the various drills. They can do better when they understand what to do and why they're doing it.

Coach Cornelius is awesome!! I have a 12 year old son who was really in need of improving his footwork, agility and flexibility. We have a ways to go yet but I can really see an improvement in my son in the short time we have been working with him. Thanks Coach!!

Coach Cornelius is excellent!! We booked him for specifically kicking. He helped my son with fundamentals, form and distance. I was really surprised at the difference between what my son had attempted on his own vs the outcome of just one session. He looks 💯 percent better.
I also like that once I booked , we had the session really quickly. Cornelius was very professional and experienced. We are definitely booking again!

My son is loving his sessions with Coach Cornelius. He's very patient and my son is gaining the confidence and skills he needs to shine. Thank you!

My sons first session was great!!!!! Coach Cornelius did a great job explaining the position. He was patient and his instructions were clear and easy to pick up on. We will defiantly be back to work with coach Cornelius again.........

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Coach Cornelius is knowledgeable and used flexibility and core strength drills to help improve my daughter's running form. The muscle memory drills were easy for her to carry over and implement into her track practices. We look forward to the continual progression as we move forward.

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I would recommend Coach Cornelius to anyone. My son just finished up his first session and was able to enjoy himself while working hard. We are looking forward to more sessions in the future.

Coach did a great job with my son. He took a creative approach to working on specific areas of interest. Very positive and fun. Saw an improvement immediately.

We have been very pleased with my son's sessions. He's already made big improvements and is getting a much better understanding of how to play his position. Coach Cornelius has done great job of building his confidence up as he's quiet and shy. Would totally recommend Cornelius to anyone looking for 1 on 1 training.

My son is a shy but, athletic kid (6th grader). I saw quickly how the coach built up his confidence in a matter of a few minutes. I asked my son what he liked most about working with Coach Cornelius and he said, "He makes me go the extra mile". He said that with a very big grin on his face too. We look forward to the next session.

I really like coach cornelius this was my first session and he knows what hes doing.
Cant wait to book another session

Coach Cornelius was great with Ryan at the first training session! Ryan was super excited to practice the techniques and exercises coach provided him. He is looking forward to his next session! Thank you Coach Cornelius!!

I would recommend Coach Cornelius for conditioning. My son plays offensive line and he definitely worked him hard.
Thanks Coach!

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Our son just had his first session with Coach Cornelius. I can't say enough about the 1st session was great seeing the different workouts for our son that we haven't ever seen before by other coaches. Our son plays linebacker and tightend we already seen a difference in our son after one session. We are very excited and looking forward to more sessions with Coach Cornelius.
Coach Cornelius is a awesome and very respectful young man. I would highly recommend him for your athlete .
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Coach Cornelius is a phenomenal coach. His technique and methods dealing with my son are top notch. Literal as the session went on my son went from looking like a kid who has never played to someone who has been doing this for a while. More importantly he gets my son's attention and even when correction him remains so positive that he wants to work even harder for him. Best decision we have made is getting with coach Cornelius. Can't wait for the next session. That comes from my son.

My son just had his first session with Coach Cornelius. As a youth coach myself and former collegiate athlete...I can't say enough about what Cornelius has done for my son's confidence, commitment, and work effort towards a sport he was ready to abandon because of bad coaching (not mine...his "old" team coaches) in one session. Cornelius has managed to "reach" my pre-teen kid and recognize his individual talent, but still remind my son to be humble and work on the things that he truly needs improve upon. He didn't use "volume" to coach him, he didn't allow him to "half-step" during a drill or exercise, he recognized very quickly when my son got "frustrated" and coached him through the commitment part of not giving up and working through a drill. So glad I found Coach Cornelius...because he has been able to reach something in my kid that I couldn't reach...NOT ALL coaches are not built alike and he has skills and knowledge about running and body mechanics that even my own collegiate football coaches didn't teach me. My son loves the game AGAIN and wants to do this for himself and his team...for that I'm grateful. I will reward my son with more sessions with Coach Cornelius as a new carrot towards his academic excellence, good behavior, and continuous improvement towards his work ethic in all things. It warms my heart to hear my son bargain for a coaching session with Coach Cornelius for an award...as opposed to a new app on his iPhone...that's progress!!! Thank you very much Coach...seen you soon on the field!!!

Coach Cornelius is a great coach. My son has learned a lot and enjoys training with him. He is a great guy, friendly and wonderful to work with.

Coach Cornelius has an excellent grasp of the skillset needed, mentally and physically, in order to play. He makes sure his athletes understand the importance of proper body position for safety and maximum results. His sessions are hard, but he makes learning and improving fun and keeps his players motivated. Our family highly recommends Coach Cornelius!

Coach Cornelius was just what my son needed!! He really pays attention to the little details to make sure the athlete is not only doing the move right (and safely), but that they understand why they do it. He was very personable and encouraging, but also pushed my son to take it to the next level. My son can't wait for his next session, and to see where this hard work will get him on the team this year. Thank you, Coach Cornelius!!!

You can tell Coach Cornelius has played and trained at the highest level of college football by his knowledge of what he is teaching. He believes in a heavy emphasis on footwork drills and that is something that younger athletes can't get enough of. Also, his ability to relate to kids is something else that is really impressive. I highly recommend this coach for your child.

My son just completed his first session with Coach Cornelius. I was very pleased with how well he seemed to relate with the players. More importantly Chase really enjoyed the workout and is looking forward to working with him more.

Liam had a great time with Coach Cornelies! He was able to really engage with Liam and get on his level to help him work hard. Liam can't wait to train more with coach Cornelius!

I was very impressed on how coach Cornelius worked with my 8yr old son. Right from the start he did not let my son form any bad habits. He is a very encouraging coach. My son looks forward to working with coach Cornelius.

My son had his first session with Coach Cornelius this past weekend and my son walked away from it with a newfound enthusiasm for the sport. Coach Cornelius is exactly what we were looking for in a private coach...someone that can help my son to push himself in reaching his potential while still maintaining a love for the game. We are really looking forward to working with Coach Cornelius in the years to come!

Just started working with Cornelius and like the way he carries himself. Seems to be a motivator and my kid is real excited to work more with him.

My son absolutely loved Coach Cornelius. He is excited to meet with him again. The first session was great and we look forward to more!!

My son has been going to training over the last nine years with several ex nfl and division 1 coaches, But his training with Coah Cornelius has been by far the best. His attention to detail and hands on training is something we been searching for a couple of years now. We are more than sure the he will have my son ready to play and start at the division 1 level. We feel truly blessed to have Coach Cornelius training him.

Coach Cornelius is great, he got in touch with me real quick,guided me on how to book the sessions and was on time for my son's training. My son had his first training this past Saturday and he was more than happy with the training, he said the coach was great, really worked him out and feels like he can learn a lot from him. He also provided me with feedback with things my son needs to work on. I will probably write another rating later on when my son completes more trainings, I definitely recommend coach Cornelius.

Coach Cornelius is a great coach. He does a great job focusing on the small things that are needed to be a crisp receiver. He does a great job critiquing the details of press releases and route running to help you understand how to run a more crisp route from start to finish. He also does a solid job implementing conditioning that resembles what it will be like in a game situation.

Coach Cornelius is great. He knows what he is doing and my son really admires him. If your athlete is motivated by someone they think is "cool", then Coach C is your guy. My son is 11 and talked about him all week. My son put more effort in because he knew that Coach C has experience at a level that he wants to achieve.

Cornelius was an awesome coach! He was so great with my son! He loved him and can't wait to go back. I would recommend Cornelius to anyone!

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