Why did you decide to become a private coach?
After playing 5 years of professional football in the NFL, I realized the lack of quality football coaches there are training young athletes. Knowledge is the key to all success in life, and I pride myself in being able to instill my professional knowledge and experiences with my clients.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
The biggest reward in coaching is seeing your clients able to achieve their ultimate goals. The look on a child's face when they receive a scholarship or become one of the top players in their region after no one knew about them is priceless!
What can a client expect from private lessons with you?
Clients should expect to see results in every aspect of life. Training the body also trains the mind. It instills confidence in everyday activities and in school. I also require my clients to communicate articulately and professionally. Becoming a professional athlete is more than just being the best athlete on the field. It's how you carry yourself and how others perceive you. You don't have to be in the NFL to be a professional.
What is your coaching style or philosophy?
To cultivate strength and character beyond technical and tactical skills. It is my mission to unlock the full potential of the human spirit through quality training and academic excellence in a demanding and challenging environment. My CORE VALUES include, but are not limited to: Education, Teamwork, Skill Development, Character Development, Athleticism, Strict Discipline, High Work-Rate and a Winning Mentality.
What is your favorite moment in your athletic career?
My favorite moment of my athletic career was in 2007 when we (UCLA Bruins) beat the #2 ranked USC Trojans in the Rose Bowl. It was so monumental to me because no one ever thought we could beat them.
Did you participate in your sport in high school and college?
Yes I went to Diamond Bar High School and then onto attend UCLA.
What is your favorite sports related movie?
My favorite football movie is "Any Given Sunday."
Who is your favorite coach and why?
My favorite coach is Bill Belichick. His passion, brilliance, and drive can make a mediocre player great along with his ability to recognize talent which others overlook.
What team do you root for most enthusiastically? (any sport)
Depending on the sport the Oklahoma City Thunder or the New England Patriots.