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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TAYLER THATCHER

Director of Sports Performance Training/NSCA, ACSM, CSCS

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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TYLER SMITH

Sports Performance Coach

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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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!

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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.

 

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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.