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

Executive 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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TANNER BLESKIN

Co-Director of Athlete Sports Performance & Marketing

Bachelors of Science-MicroBiology/Montana State, CSCS Certified

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
2013 First Team Academic All-American
2012 Second Team Academic All-American
Three-time Academic All-Big Sky honoree
2012 FCS Academic All-Star
2013 Microbiology Academic Achievement Award
Three-time winner of MSU Football Dr. Hayden Ferguson Academic Award
Four-time member of President’s List
Three-time member of Dean’s List
Team captain
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1UP Sports Performance is very excited to announce that two time All-American Wide Receiver Tanner Bleskin joins us from Montana where he is Montana State’s all-time career leader in receiving yards and receptions. In addition, as a high school student/athlete Tanner excelled as a 3 sport athlete (basketball, football, and baseball) and won a State Championship in basketball in 2009. Tanner grew up in a hard working, blue collar family that was centered on competing in sports and thrives working with fellow athletes aspiring to take their game to the Next Level physically and mentally.

    As a dominant college football player, Tanner also excelled in the class room.  The list of accolades below demonstrate Tanner’s commitment to both on the field performance as well as the importance of a great education.

TAYLER THATCHER

Sports Performance Coach/NSCA, ACSM

Master 0f Science in Sports Science- (Florida State University)

 

Tayler Thatcher graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Valdosta State University in 2015. During his time at Valdosta State, he worked as a Weight Room Attendant and Group Fitness Instructor with Valdosta State’s Recreation Center. He was a practice squad member for the Woman’s Basketball team. He also interned with the Strength & Conditioning Staff at Valdosta State. His passion for athletic performance led him to Florida State University where he would receive his Master’s degree in Sports Sciences. During his time at Florida State, he worked as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning/Speed Coach for the Swimming/Diving, Track/field, and Men’s Lacrosse teams, among others. He also received a Graduate Assistantship which placed him as the Head Strength & Conditioning/Speed Coach at St. John Paul II Catholic High School. Being the Head Strength Coach at a High School meant that he was responsible for the design and implementation of training programs for every sports team. During his time at JPII, he also played a role as an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach.

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SAM DUMBACHER

Sports Performance Coach/NASM-CPT, ISSA-SSN

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!

JOHNATHAN GRAY

Sports Performance Coach

Bachelors of Science- Kinesiology/ University of Texas

 

Johnathan Gray was a former 5-year running back for Texas and finished 12th on the UT all-time rushing list. Johnathan earned the National Mr. Football award (205 touchdowns, 10889 rushing yards) and earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors.  He was a top high school recruit in the country coming out of Aledo High School. Johnathan offers his expertise in speed training, NFL combine Training, injury prevention and currently trains football skill for all positions.

For more info on Johnathan’s bio, click here:
http://texassports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5143

DYLAN HAINES

Sports Performance Coach

University of Texas Safety Dylan Haines has joined 1UP Sports and is now offering positional skill, speed, and strength training for football players of all ages.  Originally a walk-on, Dylan went on to tie for 5th in UT’s all time career interceptions with thirteen. Dylan also managed to acquire over 230 interception return yards which placed him at 2nd in UT’s record books. Dylan attended Lago Vista High School. We are proud of Dylan and his accomplishments and are excited to have him at 1UP Sports Performance!
More information on Dylan’s career can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Haines.

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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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JESSICA URANGA

Adult Fitness Coach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Fitness Coach

Jessica Uranga has been an active member of the fitness community in Cedar Park for 4 years. She has taught HIIT/bootcamp for small groups for the past year and has helped several clients lose weight, tone up and train for various events. As a mother, Jessica believes it is a necessity for her to be active in her boys’ activities and to be a role model in fitness vigor.  Jessica is currently a member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association.  She likes to stay on top of her game by attending seminars, classes and conferences each year to learn the latest research and training methods. Jessica combines her HIIT using both anaerobic and aerobic movement.  Mixing up the sweat to support weight loss, muscle tone or just improved endurance.  Jessica’s routines will boost your metabolism while challenging your cardio vascular system.

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.