About DSD

Coach JC, Jonathan Conneely
Founder/President/Coach

Jonathan “Coach JC” Conneely is one of the top Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the nation. He was a strength coach at the collegiate level as well as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the Division 1 level for 11 years. Coach JC worked alongside Coach Scott Sutton to help lead Oral Roberts University to three NCAA Tournaments and multiple NIT appearances. He helped the team through 7 seasons with 20 or more wins.

Coach JC has trained athletes at all fitness levels and specializes in elite training for basketball players. He has trained over a dozen athletes playing in the NBA and and overseas. He has also worked with some of the top baseball players in the nation and has trained with over 50 athletes drafted as MLB Amateur Draft picks.

Coach JC is a no-nonsense, no excuses coach and demands excellence from his athletes. He created the DSD to bring top coaches from around the nation together to provide the athletes of Oklahoma with every opportunity to succeed and excel in their sport.

Contact Coach JC: JC@theDSD.com

Jaime Espalin
Coach

Known as “The Ninja”, Coach Jaime brings a unique element to the training at the DSD. As
a lifelong martial arts enthusiast and power lifter, Coach Jaime’s philosophy is that “a strong man is harder to kill”.

Coach Jaime has always had a passion for helping youth reach their goals, no matter the obstacle. He began his career in social work, working with juvenile delinquents, local law enforcement gang units and assisting educators with the rougher students in the classroom. That passion continues here at the DSD, on the athletic field.

Contact Coach Jaime: Jaime@theDSD.com

Zach Blanton
Coach

Coach Zach is a recent graduate with a degree in Health and Exercise Science. Having heard of the DSD’s reputation for having the best coaches and training top level athletes, Coach Zach was excited to become a part of the DSD team. He brings a fresh perspective to the gym and is dedicated to seeing each and every one of his athletes exceed their fitness goals.

Contact Coach Zach: Zach@theDSD.com

Riley Tincher
Coach

Coach Riley is the newest member of the DSD coaching team and is an experienced baseball player and strength and conditioning coach. He was successful as an All-American Baseball pitcher and holds multiple NCAA records and All-American Honors.

Coach Riley has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Health and Human Performance. He served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Baylor Football team and trained the 4x National Champion Football team, the 2x National Champion Gymnastics team and the National Champion Basketball team at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

With his experience as both a baseball player at the collegiate level and a strength and
conditioning coach, Coach Riley knows the importance of correct training for athletic
development and injury prevention.

Contact Coach Riley: Riley@theDSD.com

Jace D. Jackson
Director of Tactical Performance

Coach Jace is our Director of Tactical Performance at the DSD. He works alongside the other coaches to train our athletes through specific strength and conditioning exercises.

Coach Jace is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has a background in Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology. His expertise provides our athletes with an edge in their competitive training.

Contact Coach Jace: Jace@theDSD.com

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