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Meet 1UP’s Staff

TIM PRUKOP

Owner

Tim Prukop coached football professionally for 16 seasons including stops at Arizona State University, the University of Southern California, NFL Europe (Amsterdam Admirals), Santa Margarita Catholic and Servite High School. AXer his successful career that included Rose Bowl and CoIon Bowl victories at USC, a CIF Championship at Santa Margarita HS and two other High School teams that reached the semi-finals, Coach Prukop gave up his career as a football coach to focus on raising his family. Tim graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from UC Davis and a Master's Degree in International Relations from Arizona State Univerity.

Tim Prukop coached football professionally for 16 seasons including stops at Arizona State University, the University of Southern California, NFL Europe (Amsterdam Admirals), Santa Margarita Catholic and Servite High School. Afer his successful career that included Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl victories at USC, a CIF Championship at Santa Margarita HS and two other High School teams that reached the semi-finals, Coach Prukop gave up his career as a football coach to focus on raising his family. Tim heads up all 1UP Football Camps/Clinics and Quarterback Camps. Tim graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UC Davis and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Arizona State Univerity.

GREG COOPER

Director of 1UP Sports

Bachelors of Science-  Kinesiology and Physical Education

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Greg Cooper has taught and coached in the state of Texas for 29 years. He coached football for all 29 years with the last 9 as Offensive Coordinator/QB coach at Travis High School and Vandegrift High School. In 2007 he was awarded Offensive Asst. Coach of the Year by the C.T.F.C.A. In 2001 he coached in the class 5-AAAAA State Championship Game. Greg coached track for 20 years where his last 6 years he was Head Track Coach at Taft High School in San Antonio Texas. There he won 3 District Championship Titles and qualified many kids and relays to the State Meet. Through this experience Greg has developed into one of the best Speed Coaches in Texas.  For the last 9 years he has been the Head Wrestling Coach at Travis and Vandegrift High School. The last 2 seasons the Vipers have finished 7th and 6th place at the State Meet. Coach Cooper has also coached in the T.H.S.C.A. All Star Game in 2005 where he coached Jamal Charles as the featured running back. Greg graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors in Kinesiology and Physical Education.  He brings his expertise in Athlete Sports Performance and Speed Training and Adult Personal Training, Rehab and Injury Prevention.

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BRYAN HICKS

Sports Performance Coach of All Sports/NSCA, CSCS

Master 0f Science in Sports Science- Southwestern University

 

Graduated from Atascocita High School in 2013. 3 Year Letter, All-District  and Team Captain in football, also played basketball and baseball. Went on to play football and study Kinesiology at Southwestern University. 4-Year Starter at QB, Team Captain, 3x All-Conference, and won a Conference Championship my Senior year. Graduated from SU with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2017. Currently in my second season of Professional Indoor football, starting at QB for the Green Bay Blizzard in the IFL. Coached football and basketball at St Gabriel’s Catholic School last fall, as well as personally training QB’s for the past two years. This year will be the Offensive Coordinator for St Dominic Savio High School along with Sports Performance Coach at 1UP Sports.

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CHANDLER WORTHY

Sports Performance Speed Coach/Wide Receiver & Defensive Back Coach

Bachelor of Business-Troy University

 

Chandler was an All-Conference Sun-Belt Receiver in college, played 2 years in the NFL(Houston Texans, New York Jets) and 1 year in the CFL(Toronto Argonauts). He is originally from Griffin, Georgia a small town right outside of Atlanta and has trained 30+ players into professional sports. He also ran track (ran a 40 yd dash in 3.28) and received an invitation to the Penn Relays in his senior year at Troy University. His focus in training is to not only prepare the body, but the mind as well and to help your athlete attain their goals.

 

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TYLER SMITH

Sports Performance Coach for All Sports

Bachelors of Science (Rice University)- Exercise Science and Kinesiology

 

Owls Honorable mention All C-USA pick by league coaches… Led the team in rushing (860) and all purpose yards (1169) and second in receiving (39 for 309 yards) in a standout senior season… Joined his brother Quinton (2005, 06) in leading the Owls in rushing… Became the 20th Owl to top 1,500 yards in career rushing and finished his career ranked 18th on the career rushing list.

2007 graduate of Cedar Park High School near Austin … two-time, All-District 14-5A selection at running back for coach Chris Ross … rushed for 1,435 yards and scored 25 touchdowns as a senior for the Timberwolves … rushed for more than 2,500 yards and scored 42 touchdowns in his career … lettered twice in basketball and three times in track … qualified for the state meet in the long jump … was active in high school’s FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) chapter.

 

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BRAXTON PECK

Sports Performance Coach

Bachelor of Science-Exerciase Science, CSCS/Masters in Business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Braxton Peck Is a 2011 graduate of Vista Ridge High school in Cedar Park,TX. Braxton then went on to Kansas Wesleyan University where he graduated with his Bachelors in Exercise Science. Braxton played Football at Kansas Wesleyan and capped his playing career of in 2014. After graduating he was hired on to the Kansas Wesleyan football staff to coach Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers from the 2015-2017 seasons. During that time he coached 2 All-Americans and 9 All Conference players. During his time coaching he completed his Masters in Business Administration.

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SAM DUMBACHER

Sports Performance Coach/NASM-CPT, ISSA-SSN, CSCS

Bachelor of Science-Kinesiology Tarleton State

 

 

Sam grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. He was one of those extreme athletes that all the coaches wanted on their team. Sam played competitively Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis, Track and Swimming! His love for Sports led to his desire to train athletes. Good decision, cause he’s good at what he does and there’s never a dull day with Sam’s dynamic personality!

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NICK CARROLL

Sports Performance Coach- NASM, ACE, AFAA, ACSM

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nick Carroll grew up on the East Coast playing Football, Club Soccer and LaCrosse in High School as well as Football at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. His love for Sports inspired him to get his Bachelors in Kinesiology, Majoring in Health Fitness and was destined to be one of our most favorite  trainers at 1UP with his dynamic fun but challenging workouts and his awesome sense of humor.  Nick now has 8 years of experience of Athlete Sports Performance Training and Adult Personal Training, Rehab and Injury Prevention.

 

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DR. RACHEL BENSON

Sports Chiropractor

Dr. Benson was born and raised in Austin, graduating from Westlake High School, where she was the head athletic trainer. She went on to graduate from Texas A&M, and continued onto chiropractic school at Southern California University of Health Sciences. While in school Dr. Rachel focused on sports medicine, working with a team doctor on the sidelines of a state-winning high school football team for most of her schooling. She was also an intramural referee and took many supplemental courses from sports taping to strength and conditioning classes to strengthen her sports knowledge.

Dr. Rachel decided to be a chiropractor after hurting her knee during one of her lacrosse seasons at Westlake. She was fortunate enough to have an orthopedic surgeon that recognized she was not a candidate for surgery, but was then told to “ice/rest”. Frustrated that her knee was taking so long to heal on its own, Dr. Rachel became passionate about finding effective, conservative treatments to heal her sports injury. That is when she found chiropractic. She now loves helping athletes stay IN the game, and getting them back to playing as quickly and safely as possible.

“I love to not only treat the pain, but to find the the root of dysfunction causing the pain. Without treating the root of the problem, the “band-aid treatment” will eventually wear off and the pain will return.” Dr. Rachel is full body certified in Active Release technique, Graston certified and has taken performance taping and functional movement screening seminars.