THE HEALTHY BALLER CREW IS HIGHLY REGARDED, BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY, FOR OUR EXPERTISE IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING.

We have trained and educated athletes players and coaches all over the world to help them elevate their levels of play and success. Blair and the Healthy Baller Crew are on a mission to keep players on track to consistently perform their best and stay healthy. Each of us is highly motivated and excited to take your performance to the next level.

Blair

Blair O’Donovan

Co-Owner, Lead Trainer

Blair has been training athletes the DC Metro area and around the world since 2002. His background and creative training techniques make him a leading expert on productive training for basketball players and has led him to work with players and teams all over the world (especially in China, Taiwan and Indonesia).

Blair was a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the prestigious Nike All-Asia Basketball Camp and The Jordan Brand Classic for several years.  Locally, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the nationally renowned Nike Elite Gonzaga High School Men’s Basketball program from (2006 to 2013). Blair has also worked as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Baltimore Ravens (NFL), the Loyola University Men’s Basketball program, and the Montrose Christian Men’s Basketball team.

Education:

  • Towson University: BS Kinesiology
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Level 1 Coach (PN1)
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certified
  • Certified Applied Functional Science (CAFS)
Matt

Matt Boyd

Co-Owner, Lead Trainer

Matt has been training athletes of all ages in the DC Metro area since 2009. His passion for sports training began in high school and grew as he played  Division 1 baseball at George Washington University. He has a unique understanding of the demands of both the high school and college athlete because of his own background and training. His passion for teaching speed development and power help create a dynamic training experience for his clients that results in athletes who consistently outperform their competition.

Matt is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the two-time State and WCAC champion Bishop Ireton Women’s Lacrosse program in Alexandria, VA. Prior to his work at BI, he spent three years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. John’s College High School Men’s Basketball program in Washington, DC. Matt has also worked with several professional basketball teams in China, as well as Taiwan’s Men’s National Team.

Education:

  • George Washington University:  BS Exercise Science
  • NSPA Certified Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certified

Candace Chapman

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Candace has been training athletes since making her home at Healthy Baller following a 12-year career playing for the Canadian National Soccer team. An All-American player at the University of Notre Dame, she was two-time Defensive Player of the Year, four-time Big East Conference Player of the Year, and played on the 2004 NCAA Women’s National Championship team. Candace played in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and she won a Bronze Medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London (playing for Canada). She has also played in two FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, and she played in the Women’s Professional Soccer League from 2009-2013. Candace now coaches local soccer clubs in the Washington, DC area, and is the Technical Assistant to the Canadian Women’s National U14-U17 team.

Candace experienced amazing success playing at the highest level of women’s soccer. She takes what she has learned through her own experience, training and passion, and applies that to help young athletes pursue their goals both on and off the field.

Education:

  • University of Notre Dame: BA Sociology
  • NSCAA Advanced National Coaching Diploma (Soccer)
  • NASM Personal Training Certificate (strength and conditioning)

Wes Dunning

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Wes has been training athletes since graduating from Hampton University in 2013. He was drawn to conditioning and healthy living while playing basketball at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, DC. While at Gonzaga, he was trained by Healthy Baller owner Blair O’Donovan, who was then Strength Coach to the team. Wes continued to play basketball in college while attending Hampton University, where his interest in training grew.

Wes has coached at the Nike Elite Gonzaga High School Men’s Basketball program, and in the AAU Basketball Program in Washington, DC.

Education:

  • Hampton University: BA Recreation and Tourism
  • NASM Personal Training Certificate

Colleen Marshall

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Colleen’s passion for sports training began as a Division I basketball player, where she saw the direct effects it had on her athletic performance. A Washington, DC-area native, Colleen attended Gaithersburg High school, where she won back-to-back undefeated state championships in her Junior- and Senior seasons. As a senior at Loyola University Maryland, she became the first player in Patriot league history to be awarded First Team All-Conference, All- Defensive Team, and All-Tournament Team in the same season.

Colleen combines her personal experience with dedication, enthusiasm, and a love of learning to help her athletes reach their full potential and accomplish their goals.

Education:

  • Loyola University Maryland: BA Biology & Psychology Interdisciplinary
  • NSPA Certified Personal Trainer

Karly O’Brien

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Karly has been training athletes of all ages in the DC Metro area since 2010. She prides herself on being able to work with the preteen athletes who are just beginning their careers on the field, as well as with the parents of those athletes. She also has a special rapport with college athletes, utilizing all that she learned while playing Division 1 lacrosse at Robert Morris University. Karly first discovered her passion for training while taking a high school strength and conditioning class at Good Counsel High School (in Olney, MD. A two-season Varsity athlete (field hockey and lacrosse), she decided to “live” what she was learning and ended up seeing immediate improvements after just one semester. Motivated by the results, Karly continued to train with strength and conditioning coaches throughout her college career.

Karly is the Head Lacrosse Coach for the Women’s Lacrosse Team at Connelly School of the Holy Child, and the Head Coach for MC Elite 2021 Club Lacrosse Team.

Education:

  • Robert Morris University: BS Environmental Science
  • NASM Personal Training Certificate

Grady O’Donovan

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Grady has been training athletes at Healthy Baller since 2013.  His enthusiasm and interest in fitness, strength, and conditioning began as a young athlete and, after serving 4 years in the Marine Corps, he decided to pursue his true passion in the fitness arena.

Grady is currently working at George Washington University alongside Healthy Baller alum Matt Johnson, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at GW for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs.  He has worked with the FC Frederick Women’s Soccer program and the Georgetown Prep Men’s Basketball team.

Education:

  • NASM Personal Training Certificate
  • Enrolled at Salisbury University pursuing a BS in Exercise Science

Dr. Teddy Willsey

Physical Therapist

Teddy has been working with athletes since 2008. He first got into the strength and conditioning field working with the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. Teddy worked as a strength and conditioning coach in the Washington, DC area for almost 4 years before going back to school for Physical Therapy.

As both a Physical Therapist and strength and conditioning coach, Teddy works with athletes in a variety of different capacities, from individual rehab and conditioning to team training. Teddy has assumed many roles in the strength and conditioning field, such as coaching at camps, combines, and team programs. To say he leads an active lifestyle would be an understatement he is an avid exerciser and a competitive powerlifter.

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh: B.S Exercise Science
  • Old Dominion University: Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • USAW USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
  • My favorite part about Healthy Baller is one word: TRUST. In this amazing profession of working with student-athletes and building on team core principles the entire year, I know I can TRUST on the Healthy Baller Staff to generate the best from my players. Coach O'Donovan and his crew are first class. People are at the top level at their professions when they understand, evolve, love and commit to their jobs. This is what you get with Healthy Baller.

    Casey O’Neill
    Casey O’Neill Gonzaga College High School Lacrosse Head Coach