Sportsplex Trainer Bios
Cosmo has an extensive background in the hockey and fitness field. He also has an extensive background of training athletes of all ages and in all sports. He has trained athletes at the amateur and professional level. Cosmo spent some time working in the private fitness field, corporate fitness field, as well as private prep schools.
Currently, Cosmo is working with the Dallas Oilers Youth Hockey Association as their hockey skills coach and strength coach. Cosmo was a part of the coaching staff which led the U18 team to a national title. Cosmo is also the assistant hockey coach for the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.
Cosmo coached 4 years at Plano West Varsity High School Hockey Team (04-08), and led this high school team to numerous advanced playoffs, in addition to winning the 2005 Texas State Championship. Cosmo was also the strength and conditioning coach at St. Mark’s School of Texas (00-05) where he coached JV Lacrosse and led the JV Hockey Team to a City Championship in 2002.
Cosmo enjoyed playing 4 years of collegiate hockey at Brock University, 5 years of professional hockey, from 1995 to 2000, and also spent some time being an assistant coach at the professional level. Cosmo has been coaching youth hockey in the Dallas, Texas for over 10 years. He has a USA Hockey Master Coaching Certificate and is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Cosmo has also spent over 20 years developing, instructing and directing hockey schools across North America and Europe.
Cosmo is a native of Ottawa, Ontario and has been living in Dallas since 1997. He has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Brock University, Ontario and has been Certified Fitness Trainer for 20+ years.
Brief list of Clientele:
Mrs. Texas 2012- Kayla Wharton
Mrs. DFW 2011 America- Kayla Wharton
Mrs. North America 2011- Texas Michelle Berndt
Miss Dallas 2011- Nazlie Mojiri
Mrs. Texas North Texas 2011- Kate York
Mrs. Dallas-Fort Worth 2011- DaLana Barsanti
Mrs. Tarrant County 2011- Sally Henderson
Mrs. Texas 2006- Jennifer Hayden
Stefan Noesen- 2011 NFL Draft Pick for Ottawa Senators
Chris Brown- 2009- NHL Draft Pick for Phoenix Coyotes & U18 USA Olympic Hockey Team
Austin Smith- 2008- NHL Draft Pick for Dallas Stars
Will Leedy- Connecticut College Hockey Program
Liam Biard- Pembroke Lumber Kings CJHL
Sam Brewster- Stony Brook University Hockey Team
Jesuit Prep College Hockey Program- Skills Coach & Strength Coach
Dallas Oilers Youth Hockey Program- Skills Coach & Strength Coach
Ben’s philosophy is quite simple in regards to running Strength and Conditioning programs for both young athletes and advanced performance athletes. He uses proven, scientifically researched techniques that enable the athletes he works with to reach their goals. Every athlete is different, therefore, every program must adapt to the athlete. He works closely with his clients to ensure the goals they set for themselves are measurable and attainable in a safe and comfortable environment. Ben has been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for 5 years. He also has an extensive background in baseball and martial arts/self defense.
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- Collegiate Baseball Player
- Kettlebell Intermediate Seminar Certified
- Amateur Muay Thai Fighter (Rawai Beach Thailand)
- BA in Communication Studies from the University of Southern California
- USC Football – All Pac 10 Player, 1996 Rose Bowl Champion/Team Captain
- NFL Player – San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas – Position: Defensive End
- Certified Personal Trainer – NESTA
- National Motivational Speaker – Youth and Adult Programs, Churches,
- Sports Camps, Coaches’ Clinics
- Head Football Coach, Desert Christian High School in California
- Head Soccer Coach Desert Christian High School in California
- Trainer for Southern California Thunder Soccer Club
- Played in the U-16 Developmental Soccer Team in Nigeria
- Head Coach of Track and Field Sprinters at Desert Christian High School
- Trained Division I to III, High School, and Junior High Soccer Athletes
Israel “Izzy” Ifeanyichukwu Mbanabaragu is a long time participant, advocate, and coach of youth sports (Soccer, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Track and Field etc). He is originally from Owerri, Nigeria and is currently working with other domestic and international organizations to establish sports oriented youth centers in Nigeria.
While in Nigeria, Israel experienced first hand the importance of participating in youth sports, for it inspired him to pursue his dreams that led him to the United States. Israel excelled in many sports including Soccer, rugby, and cricket, but one day, at the age of 13, he saw a sports magazine brought back from America by his father. The magazine featured a Miami Dolphins player, and with that image in mind, Israel decided to come to the United States with a dream – to one day become a football “warrior.” A dream that led him to play for USC, become an All Pac 10 player, Rose Bowl Champion and team captain, Cotton Bowl Champion, 1st pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1996, and 5 years in the NFL. He also established the first High School Varsity and JV football programs for Desert Christian High School in 2004. In 2011 Desert Christian Football was a finalist competing in the state championship game; the team ranked #1 for 5 weeks, and made 5 playoff appearances in 8 years.
In 2010, Israel took over as the new Head Coach for the Desert Christian Boys’ Soccer team.
Through his coaching and guidance, the boys’ soccer program enjoyed their best record in 10
years and made a playoff appearance. As a trainer, he taught skills and personally trained the
majority of the players on the Desert Christian Girls’ Soccer team that won 5 state championships in 6 years. Many of Israel’s clients and players have gone on to play D1 to D3 college ball.
Israel has trained all types of athletes from ages 8 to High School/College/ professional athletes, actors, and weekend warriors preparing for their athletic goals or movie roles. As a motivational speaker Israel’s focus is in helping people break free from their doubts, fears, insecurities, and personal/cultural programming that hold our hidden strengths, talents, and other abilities captive. Israel’s mission is to inspire and encourage people of all ages to discover and maximize their talents so as to manifest their “true” destiny in life.
After 15 years of traveling the world under the wings of United Airlines, Coach Robyn brings high energy and passion to youth sports, training and development. Her array of experiences and expertise exemplifies her continued thirst and quest in training athlete’s for life.
Her career includes semi-professional playing experience for the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) in Washington DC, University of Texas at San Antonio, Student-Athlete and scholarship recipient for the Lady Road Runners, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA, Head High School Varsity Coach at Riverbend HS in Stafford, VA, Director of Fitness and Training and part of the owner ship team for the Sports Booth Athletic Center in Stafford, VA, Strength & Conditioning intern position with the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars, the Director of College-Bound Lady Hoop Booth program Stafford, VA, and she is currently the assistant coach for AAU team Sophia Young Elite, San Antonio, TX.
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer
- Motto: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”
Personal Trainer from Lake Dallas, Texas
Studying Sports Management at The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor
- 3 year 1st Team All Conference Linebacker, 1st Team South Region Linebacker
- South Region Defensive Player of the Year, ASC Defensive Player of the Year
- D3.com 1st Team All American Linebacker, AFCA 1ST Team All American Linebacker
- 3rd Team Small School All American, 3 Year Starter in the Indoor Football League
- 1st Team All IFL, 2012 Super Regional Combine Invitee
As a professional football player Eric’s specialty is but not limited to speed, agility, strength and conditioning. He knows how to get the most out of his athlete in order for them to be able to perform at a high level
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