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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, Running Back & Defensive Back Coach/Mental Coach

Bachelor of Business-Troy University

Wide Receiver Coach/Running Back Coach for St Dominic Savio Catholic High School

 

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 4.28) and received an invitation to the Penn Relays his senior year at Troy University. Chandler is one of 1UP’s top Speed Coaches and provides excellent mental coaching. 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)- Kinesiology/Exercise Science

 

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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THOMAS KILBOURNE

Sports Performance Coach

Bachelor of Science- Kinesiology/Exercise Science & Applied Movement

Thomas Kilbourne graduated from Lake Travis High School in the class of 2017. Throughout high school, Thomas excelled in Football and Tennis. In 2014 he was awarded Offensive Player of The Year as a Quarterback. In 2016 he was voted team captain of the Lake Travis tennis team. He accumulated multiple UIL awards over his four years competing as a Lake Travis High School athlete. Thomas currently is studying to receive his Bachelor’s in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science and Applied Movement.

 

 

 

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VAL ESPIRICUETA

Martial Arts and Boxing Coach, Offensive/Defensive Lineman Coach

Bachelor of Science-University of Manila, Philippines

Val Espiricueta, a two time world champion martial artist, a grand master instructor, and a second generation Bruce Lee Instructor with 35 years of experience. 2002 Eskirima Kali National Champion, 1992 Eskirima World Champion for both Middleweight and Welterweight Division. Val is co-founder of Applied Sports Martial arts and worked with NFL players for Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, San Diego Chargers and hired by New Orlean Staint’s Mike Ditka as defensive line assistant. Endorsed by Randy White, Hall of Famer and future Hall of Famer, DeMarcus Ware. DeMarcus Ware quote, “If I would have received this type of training in high school I would have received better scholarship offers.”  Val is now offering at 1UP Sports, applied sports martial arts, boxing, Thai boxing and mixed martial arts. References provided if desired.

Certified International Martial Arts Instructor and Grandmaster Black Belt

  • USA Thai Boxing Association Under Surachai Chai Sirisute)
  • Sopons System of Kali Arnis Eskrima (Under Grandmaster Alfonso Seneres)
  • The Filipino Martial Arts (Founder Head Instructor Dan Inosanto)
  • Lee Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do
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