David’s interest in developing athletes can be traced back to his experience as a football and track athlete in high school and in college where he was active in football and boxing. He received a football scholarship to Valparaiso University where he played both cornerback and quarterback. It was there that he discovered his true passion and talent for facilitating athletic development and made the decision to transfer to Iowa State University. While at ISU playing quarterback, he became the assistant strength coach under Steve Ballanger. David received his degree in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in coaching.
David has since founded two highly specialized performance enhancement facilities and has become a member of the United States Weight Lifting Association and The National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has held certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Sports Performance Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist and as a Youth Fitness Specialist for over 15 years.
David has worked with athletes of all developmental ages and levels. From his experience, knowledge, and passion, he has developed a unique protocol for Athletic Development through years of research and refined training techniques. This protocol continues to show amazing results in each individual, giving each athlete the ability to achieve levels of performance they thought were unattainable. David currently resides in Waxhaw, NC with his wife, Justine and four children: Dawson, Jacob, Faith and Noah.
As a high school athlete, Ike won four state championships for the Charlotte Country Day Varsity Boy’s Tennis Team from 2000-2003. After high school, Ike went to play tennis for Clemson University where he had the second best winning percentage in school history. Ike also held the number one position for singles as well as doubles. Ike played in the 2007 NCAA All-American Qualifier and in 2009 was named captain of the Clemson Varsity Tennis team.
In 2009, Ike played three years on the Pro Future Tour throughout Europe and the United States. During this time Ike trained extensively with David and reached new levels of conditioning and performance.
After touring Ike took a job with Octagon in the field of sports marketing and started his professional career. At Octagon Ike realized that his true passion was in the proper training and development of athletes. Using his never ending energy and enthusiasm, Ike draws from his experiences in training and sports marketing to make other athletes aware of the possibilities they have in reaching their full potential. Ike currently resides in Charlotte, NC.