Get to Know the Titan Performance Training Center Staff!

by Sep 8, 2020

“Thank you to everyone at Titan for welcoming me as apart of the team. My name is Pryse Mullenax or as some may refer to me as “Coach Pryse.” Growing up I played many different sports including football, wrestling, baseball, and basketball. Once I got to High School I mainly focused on Football. Through this sport I found my love for strength and conditioning and sports performance training.

 

I attended undergraduate and graduate school at Oklahoma State University, majoring in Health Education and Promotion and then continuing on to graduate school where I obtained my Master of Science in Health and Human Performance degree. While attending OSU I was involved in many different intramural sports and also loved training at the Colvin Recreational Center.

 

Some hobbies of mine include spending time with my fiancé and dog, training, wakeboarding, snowboarding, playing sports on recreational teams, and watching college football. I’m excited to be apart of the Titan family and look forward to helping athletes reach their goals and potential!”

 

Coach Pryse

Danielle, better known as Coach Dani, is an Alumni of The University of Oklahoma. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology.

Coach Dani spent two years as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at OU, where she taught volleyball, basketball and individual fitness classes to undergraduate students.

Dani loves spending time with her husband, Austin, and goldendoodle, Arthur, and she has a giant love for anything sports and exercise!

Dani plans to finish her Master of Science in Health and Exercise Science and obtain her CSCS in the coming weeks. Her passions and interests include building up and encouraging women to recognize the strength and power of their body and using it to overcome life’s challenges, working with young female athletes to provide the strength training they need and deserve, and making an overall difference in every individual she has the privilege of working with.

What Are Benefits of Strength Training for Young Athletes?

  • Children can learn proper movement patterns such as how to squat, lunge, bend, lift, push, pull, and rotate.
  • Being able to improve functional range of motion where kids can safely play sports and activities.
  • Increase central nervous system function, mainly in the form of coordination of inter and intramuscular coordination.
  • Increase in strength of bones by placing appropriate controlled stress to them.
  • Increase in tensile strength of muscles and tendons.
  • For a highly respected organization reference read here (Mayo Clinic)

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    What Are Titan’s Core Principles of Sports Performance Training? 

    The following are the Performance Center’s core values pertaining to athlete development:

    Prepare & Protect (Do No Harm)
    Move Well
    Move Strong
    Move Fast
    Thrive!

     

    Coach Miguel, CSCS

     Director of Sports Performance and Head Coach

     Coach Miguel is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS*). Coach Miguel holds a USAW-L2 (Advanced Sport Performance Coach). Coach Miguel served as a contract strength coach within Tulsa Public Schools while working with 450+ student athletes (from basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, football, softball & POM). 

    Coach Miguel is completing his Masters in Human Performance: strength and conditioning this fall. He is thrilled to incorporate proven results driven sports performance training while taking into the latest research in the field of strength and conditioning. 

    Coach Miguel’s mission in one sentence: “To create the most resilient athlete possible. 

    *A CSCS is professional that acquired in-depth knowledge in the areas of strength training and conditioning.  The areas include the scientific principles and concepts associated with the physiological adaptations to training, as well as the practical aspects of designing safe and effective conditioning programs for athletes. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. 

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