Director / Head Coach
NSCA CPT, CSCS, NASM PES, USAW
Coach Donovan Green attended the University of Alabama and quickly began his career as a Personal Trainer at the University’s Rec Center. As the top trainer throughout his college career, he decided it was time to take his valued experience and knowledge to one of the nation’s best Strength and Conditioning Programs -- The University of Alabama. Under the mentorship of Coach Scott Cochran and his staff of accomplished strength coaches, Green was welcomed onto staff as a University of Alabama Strength Coach for the 2015 National Championship and 2015 and 2016 SEC Title seasons.
Upon leaving the University of Alabama Football staff in 2017, Green became the Director of Performance at JDPI in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As Director of Performance, Green led JDPI’s NFL Combine Training Program, notable for producing elite athletes such as Malcolm Butler, Marquis Haynes, and many other standout athletes.
Green decided to leave his position as Director of Performance and move to New York City to further advance as a Sports Performance Coach. Currently, a Sports Performance Coach training primarily in Midtown Manhattan, Green has worked with accomplished athletes including Los Angeles Rams rookie defensive lineman, Major League Lacrosse midfielders, and prospective Division 1 top-ranked basketball and baseball players.
With an untouchable passion and invaluable knowledge base, Green has the dream, drive, and experience to mold elite athletes and help them achieve their own dreams of reaching the professional level.
Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certified
Coach Mark Hansbrough began his career in 2000 at The University of Akron as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach to 18 Division I Men’s & Women’s athletic teams which produced multiple NFL players, track & field Olympic qualifiers and nationally ranked athletes. The same year he began competing in Olympic weightlifting at the local, state and qualified for national level competitions.
In 2001, he took the position of Performance Enhancement Specialist at Speed Strength Systems, Inc. in Cleveland, OH where he worked with athletes from school age to the professional ranks, including masters aged athletes. During this time he worked with such notable athletes as NFL players Ted Ginn, Jr., Donte Whitner, Chester Taylor, Ron Dayne, Rob Sims, Barry Cofield, Anthony Gonzalez, Nene (NBA), DeSagna Diop (NBA), & Matt Kata (MLB) among others. He was also an integral part of the NFL Scouting Combine Training Program. In 2003, he was invited by the founders of Stack Magazine to contribute an article titled “The Power Clean” and produced the 2003 Ohio Division IV Football Defensive Player of The Year.
In 2003, Coach Hansbrough left Speed Strength Systems, Inc. to focus on the sport of weightlifting. He worked under legendary coach John Schubert who helped guide two-time Olympic gold medalist Chuck Vinci. From there Coach Hansbrough learned from USA Weightlifting International level coaches Kirk Davis, Lou DeMarco & Mark Cannella among others. He served as Head Weightlifting Coach of Crossfit 440, Cleveland Weightlifting and served as an assistant to International Coach Daniel Bell of Rubber City Weightlifting. In 2013 & 2014 he placed third in The Masters Division at The Arnold Weightlifting Championships which included over 100 lifters. Also in 2013, he qualified and competed at The Masters Pan-American Games.
Kanchana - or Coach K - has been in the performance and fitness industry for over 6 years. She spent 4 years working as a strength coach back home in India, before making the leap halfway across the world to come to grad school in America. She graduated with a Master's in Athletic Coaching Education and is keen to add to the field as a female strength coach. Coach K has worked with a wide range of athletes, from athletes in India at the national and international level, to recreational athletes and weekend warriors, to college athletes in America, to Olympic athletes too.
When it comes to training female athletes, Coach K firmly believes that "weights don't have any gender; they just want to be lifted!"