Meet Our Coaches


DAN HUFF - Director of Sports Performance & Youth Athletic Development / Head Powerlifting Coach

Dan is the owner and Director of Performance at Deebo Training Systems, the leader in strength & fitness, powerlifting and sports performance in the Greater Sayreville, NJ area, and an emerging presence in the industry world-wide. The concept behind Deebo Training Systems is based on time-tested and proven strength and conditioning applications backed by scientific principles in the fitness, performance enhancement, and medical fields. Dan and his company have been instrumental in providing education and information to many different sport coaches, performance specialists, trainers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts at all levels. He is quietly becoming regarded as one of the top coaches in the industry for his results-driven, scientifically-based approach to fitness and sport-specific training. As Director of Performance at DTS, Dan handles the creation of all sport and fitness programs and oversees their execution. He has also spent time working with both the Monmouth University and Rutgers University Strength & Conditioning staffs. He currently serves as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach to the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team in Sayreville, NJ.

Sean McDonnell Deebo Training Systems

SEAN MCDONNELL - Director of Baseball Operations / Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sean is a currently a student at Middlesex County College where he is studying Exercise Science and simultaneously working towards his NASM certification. A graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School, Sean was a 3-year starter on the varsity baseball team, twice leading his team to the post-season and earning the role of captain as a senior. He currently competes in powerlifting, having emerged onto the national scene in 2018 by qualifying for his first appearance at USAPL Raw Nationals in the 83kg junior class.

DR. JAMIE PHILIPPS, DPT - Owner of FlexFit Physical Therapy

Dr. Jamie Philipps is the owner of Flexfit Physical Therapy, located inside the Deebo training facility, where she specializes in athlete rehabilitation, as well as provides general physical therapy services to the men and women of the greater Sayreville area. Dr. Jamie is also the only Graston Certified Specialist in Sayreville and one of only a handful in Middlesex County.

Max Gordon Throws Coach

MAX GORDON - Head Throws Coach

A former NJ HS State Champion in the javelin, Coach Max graduated from Kean University (B.S. Physical Education) in 2009 where he served as both a member of the KU football and track team. Following graduation, Max spent 7 months training at the Olympic Training Center in San Diego, CA where he qualified for the US Olympic Trials before changing career paths and heading into aviation as an airline pilot. Aside from spearheading the Overhead Throwers Program at Deebo, Max doubles as a volunteer javelin coach at Middletown North HS where he has developed 4 County Champions, 3 State Champions and 2 Division 1A scholarship athletes.

Tim Ballard Pitching Lessons

TIM BALLARD - Pitching Coach

Bio Coming Soon.