Coaches

All of our trainers are CSCS certified and have completed (at the least) a bachelor's degree in a related field. Put simply, you won't find a more qualified team of strength and conditioning coaches in Nebraska.

 
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Cody Anthony

(Co-Owner, Strength Coach) – Cody graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a BS in Exercise Science. While at Kearney, Cody played football for the Lopers, where he was the starting fullback, and three time Academic All-Conference. After graduating from UNK Cody volunteered as a strength coach for UNK's athletic programs. After a summer at UNK, Cody moved to Lincoln to volunteer as a strength coach for the University of Nebraska's Men's Basketball team. Cody holds his CSCS through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, as well as his USAW-L1SP through USA Weightlifting. During Cody's 3 years of working with collegiate athletes, he has worked with football, basketball, swimming/diving, volleyball, and wrestling. Cody is adept at training for any type of athletic performance, but has begun specializing in working with mixed martial artists and boxers. Cody is married to his wife Katie, and has beautiful twin daughters (Skylar and Kenley.)

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David Schwartz

(Co-Owner, Strength Coach) – David graduated from the University of Nebraska with a BS in Exercise, nutrition, and health sciences. While at UNL, David worked for three years as an intern-assistant strength coach for the men’s basketball team. After graduation in 2014, David was hired as the Head Men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach at Doane College for two seasons, and also interned with the Nebraska football team in the summer of 2015. David holds his CSCS through the NSCA, and is an ACE certified personal trainer. In total, David has seven years of personal training and strength coaching experience. He has trained clients of all ages and ability levels with different goals as well as athletes in basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, hockey, track, soccer, golf, swimming, wrestling, and tennis.

 
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Tyler Sorensen

(Strength & Conditioning Coach) – Tyler earned a BS in nutrition, exercise, and health sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  Tyler has spent the last 9 years in the military and served two deployments to Afghanistan. Given his military background, Tyler has a passion for working with tactical athletes and first responders to help prepare them for the demands of the job.  As well as bringing his experiences learned from his career in the military, he enjoys working with youth (and people of all ages) to develop proper movement and lifting technique for injury prevention. He believes this creates a foundation, so athletes can perform at their best. Tyler is passionate in helping to cultivate a coaching experience specific to your goals and helping you to realize your potential.  Along with earning his CSCS, Tyler is an advocate for educating and empowering youth and adults alike with healthy eating choices and daily habits. He is also an avid reader, continuing his learning of new trends, studies, and issues in the strength and condition field.  Tyler is 35 and married to his wife Chelsea and has 2 children.  When not working and coaching, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, camping, backpacking, and travelling.

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Rusty Ruffcorn

(Strength & Conditioning Coach) – Rusty Ruffcorn has been a certified strength and conditioning coach at the University of Nebraska since 2004. Ruffcorn started working at Nebraska as a volunteer intern in 2004, before moving into a full time intern role in 2005, then became a full time staff member in 2006. During this time he has been very fortunate to work with a variety of different sports and has also been a part of multiple championships including a baseball big 12 title and women’s basketball big 12 league title and big 10 tournament title combined with a pair of sweet 16 appearances. Before coming to Nebraska, Ruffcorn served as a student assistant strength coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 2000 to 2004 while receiving his degree in Exercise Science in 2004. During this time he was fortunate to be a part of 2 football NCC titles and multiple softball league titles including a softball national championship. Before UNO, Ruffcorn had also graduated from the Omaha School of Massage Therapy to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Ruffcorn’s continuous pursuit to always combine performance and wellness has recently led him to become PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) therapy certified. Rusty is married to Lisa, and the couple have two daughters, Bella Grace and Brooklyn Reese.

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Jamie Belt

(Strength & Conditioning Coach) – Jamie Belt is in his first year as a strength and conditioning coach at Kratos in 2018.  Belt came to Kratos after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for football at the University of Nebraska for the past 4 years.  Prior to coming to the University of Nebraska Jamie was the strength coach at University of Nebraska Omaha for 3 years where he spent 2 years as an assistant coach before being named co-head strength coach in his final year with the Mavericks.  Belt was in charge of all aspects of training for baseball, softball, volleyball, mens and women's soccer and track and field while at UNO.  Currently Jamie is the strength and conditioning coach for one of the world's pound for pound best boxers, the current WBO Welterweight Champion of the World, Terence "Bud" Crawford of Omaha.  Belt also trains and works with current WBO Junior Welterweight Champion of the World, Maurice "Mighty Mo" Hooker of Dallas Tx.  Jamie also works with several other fighters and athletes that have fought in the likes of the UFC, Bellator, and Top Rank Boxing on ESPN.  Jamie is a native of Pender Nebraska and a graduate of Wayne State College in 2005.  Belt is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC).  He is also a member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) where he is certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).  Jamie is also First Aid/CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross.  Jamie brings almost 14 years of experience of being a full time strength and strength and conditioning coach.  Jamie currently resides in Lincoln.

 
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Desi Cooney

(Strength & Conditioning Coach) – Desi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science in 2017 from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, where he is still currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science.

For over two years, Desi has been an interning strength coach with the Husker Strength and Conditioning Department, working with top athletes in every sport at the university at one time or another, including basketball, baseball, track
and field, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, and golf.

Last season, Desi personally wrote and oversaw the strength-training program for the men’s tennis team. Desi is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS) and USA Weightlifting certified sports performance coach, as well as being American Red Cross CPR/AED certified.

Desi is originally from Lake Zurich, Illinois but currently resides in Lincoln, NE. He is an active USAPL competitive powerlifter.

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Greyson McDaniel Jr.

(Strength & Conditioning Coach) – Greyson graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in December 2016 with a BS degree in
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science with an Athletic Coaching minor. During his undergraduate
degree, Greyson began his coaching career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus
Recreation doing personal training for 2 years before his first strength and conditioning internship at Florida Atlantic University during the Summer of 2012 where he worked with football, basketball, and baseball athletes. Greyson returned to Lincoln and immediately began working with all facets of
strength and conditioning for all Olympic sports at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but primarily with baseball, softball, and track and field. During the Summer of 2014, Greyson took the opportunity to complete another internship at the University of Missouri working with football, baseball, and track and field athletes. After working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 4.5 years, Greyson graduated from the university and was given the opportunity to continue his coaching career with the San Diego Padres professional baseball organization during the 2017 season. Greyson is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA, as well as a USAW-Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.
Greyson is also an ACE certified Personal Trainer, as well as holding certifications with the Postural
Restoration Institute - Myokinematic Restoration and being Adult CPR/First Aid/AED certified.
Greyson was born in California but was raised in small town Sidney, NE. He resides here in Lincoln,
NE with his fiancé Anmerie. He continually competes in powerlifting competitions.

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Dalton Barnard

(Strength & Conditioning Coach) – Dalton graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with BS degrees in Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences as well as Dietetics. He is currently pursuing his MS in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition from UNL. During his undergraduate studies, Dalton began personal training and has worked with clients of all ages and abilities. Dalton also interned with Creighton’s Athletic Performance staff during the 2016- 2017 academic year and helped lead Platteview High School’s 2017 summer strength and conditioning program. He currently holds his CSCS through the NSCA, his USAW-L1SP through USA Weightlifting, and is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. All-in- all, Dalton has worked with soccer, baseball/softball, basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, golf, and rowing athletes. A few of Dalton’s hobbies include spending time with his wife, Katie, and family, as well as playing soccer, golf, and snowboarding.