CO-FOUNDERS

 
 
BLAIR O’DONOVAN | CO-FOUNDER | LEAD TRAINER    @blairodonovan   Blair is the Co-Founder of Healthy Baller and has been training athletes in the DC area since 2000. His background and creative training techniques make him a leading expert on productive training for basketball players and has led him to work with several NBA players and teams around the world. He is currently the Director of Physical Preparation for the Washington Wizards.  Blair was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the prestigious Nike All-Asia Basketball Camp held in China 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 as well as the Montrose Christian Men’s Basketball team. Blair has also worked as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Baltimore Ravens (NFL) and the Loyola University Men’s Basketball program.

BLAIR O’DONOVAN | CO-FOUNDER | LEAD TRAINER

@blairodonovan

Blair is the Co-Founder of Healthy Baller and has been training athletes in the DC area since 2000. His background and creative training techniques make him a leading expert on productive training for basketball players and has led him to work with several NBA players and teams around the world. He is currently the Director of Physical Preparation for the Washington Wizards.

Blair was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the prestigious Nike All-Asia Basketball Camp held in China 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 as well as the Montrose Christian Men’s Basketball team. Blair has also worked as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Capitals (NHL), the Baltimore Ravens (NFL) and the Loyola University Men’s Basketball program.

 
MATT BOYD | CO-FOUNDER | LEAD TRAINER    @healthy_baller   Matt has been training athletes of all ages in the DC area for over 10 years. He spent 3 years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. John’s College High School Men’s Basketball and is the current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the two-time State and WCAC champion Bishop Ireton Women’s Lacrosse program in Alexandria, VA. Matt has worked with several professional basketball teams in China, as well as Taiwan’s Men’s National Team.  His interest for sports training grew in high school and while playing Division 1 baseball at George Washington University. Matt’s unique understanding of the demands of both the high school and college athlete, help him create a dynamic training experience that results in athletes who consistently outperform their competition.

MATT BOYD | CO-FOUNDER | LEAD TRAINER

@healthy_baller

Matt has been training athletes of all ages in the DC area for over 10 years. He spent 3 years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at St. John’s College High School Men’s Basketball and is the current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the two-time State and WCAC champion Bishop Ireton Women’s Lacrosse program in Alexandria, VA. Matt has worked with several professional basketball teams in China, as well as Taiwan’s Men’s National Team.

His interest for sports training grew in high school and while playing Division 1 baseball at George Washington University. Matt’s unique understanding of the demands of both the high school and college athlete, help him create a dynamic training experience that results in athletes who consistently outperform their competition.

 
 
 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

 
 
DR. TEDDY WILLSEY, PT, DPT, CSCS | DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY BALLER SPORTS MEDICINE    @strengthcoachtherapy   Teddy has a decade of experience working with athletes, first getting to the strength and conditioning field working with the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. He spent 4 years as a strength and conditioning coach in the DC area before receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.  Teddy has assumed many roles in the strength and conditioning field, such as coaching at camps, combines, and team programs. From individual rehab and conditioning to team training, Teddy applies his knowledge and experience as a Physical Therapist, strength and conditioning coach, and powerlifter to all of his patients by emphasizing injury prevention and long term health planning.

DR. TEDDY WILLSEY, PT, DPT, CSCS | DIRECTOR OF HEALTHY BALLER SPORTS MEDICINE

@strengthcoachtherapy

Teddy has a decade of experience working with athletes, first getting to the strength and conditioning field working with the University of Pittsburgh’s football team. He spent 4 years as a strength and conditioning coach in the DC area before receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.

Teddy has assumed many roles in the strength and conditioning field, such as coaching at camps, combines, and team programs. From individual rehab and conditioning to team training, Teddy applies his knowledge and experience as a Physical Therapist, strength and conditioning coach, and powerlifter to all of his patients by emphasizing injury prevention and long term health planning.

 
DR. WESLEY WANG, PT, DPT | LEAD PHYSICAL THERAPIST    @wesleywang.dpt   Wesley prioritizes building a trusting with each patient, while focusing on treating the source of the pain. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland.  Wesley works with athletes of all ages, and his treatment philosophy centers around movement, strengthening and patient education. He develops individualized treatment plans and strives to empower his patients, giving them the necessary tools to get back to their respective sports and daily activities. Having personally suffered 2 ACL tears from playing basketball, Wesley’s treatments prioritize regaining full mobility, strength and confidence to reduce the likelihood of suffering another injury.

DR. WESLEY WANG, PT, DPT | LEAD PHYSICAL THERAPIST

@wesleywang.dpt

Wesley prioritizes building a trusting with each patient, while focusing on treating the source of the pain. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Wesley works with athletes of all ages, and his treatment philosophy centers around movement, strengthening and patient education. He develops individualized treatment plans and strives to empower his patients, giving them the necessary tools to get back to their respective sports and daily activities. Having personally suffered 2 ACL tears from playing basketball, Wesley’s treatments prioritize regaining full mobility, strength and confidence to reduce the likelihood of suffering another injury.

 
 

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

 
LEE SOMMERS    @leesommerspt   Lee is a leader in the fitness industry whose multi-faceted career spans 18 years. He was the Director of Fitness at Sport and Health Corporation for 14 years, and is also credited as a Master Personal Trainer, a fitness educator/presenter, and an Explosive Performance Coach. He has worked with Nation’s Capital Swim Club, USA Swimming, and Fitter & Faster Swim Tour. Lee has a BS in Exercise Science, and certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Functional Movement Systems. He furthered his education through Athletes Performance Institute (EXOS) and Resistance Training Specialists.  Lee believes that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. His purpose driven approach highly emphasizes injury prevention and performance enhancement, which has far surpassed even the most ambitious of client goals, including athletes of all levels from high school, college, professional to Olympic champions.

LEE SOMMERS

@leesommerspt

Lee is a leader in the fitness industry whose multi-faceted career spans 18 years. He was the Director of Fitness at Sport and Health Corporation for 14 years, and is also credited as a Master Personal Trainer, a fitness educator/presenter, and an Explosive Performance Coach. He has worked with Nation’s Capital Swim Club, USA Swimming, and Fitter & Faster Swim Tour. Lee has a BS in Exercise Science, and certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and Functional Movement Systems. He furthered his education through Athletes Performance Institute (EXOS) and Resistance Training Specialists.

Lee believes that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. His purpose driven approach highly emphasizes injury prevention and performance enhancement, which has far surpassed even the most ambitious of client goals, including athletes of all levels from high school, college, professional to Olympic champions.


ANDREA “ANNIE” HAY   Annie has always had a fascination with exercise and training. She played Division 1 soccer in college and went on to play professionally overseas, only to have her career plagued by injuries. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Annie wanted to help other young athletes achieve their full potential while staying healthy, so she graduated with a BS with honors in Exercise Science from Towson University while continuing her athletic career. From there, she took her talents overseas while pursuing her interest in the human body, and upon her return, she began her personal training career working with high level athletes to total novices.  A certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Annie specializes in athletic performance, speed/agility/quickness development, weight loss/nutrition, flexibility, and strength training. She helps individuals achieve their goals through intelligently designed programming, nutritional guidance, and a confident mindset.

ANDREA “ANNIE” HAY

Annie has always had a fascination with exercise and training. She played Division 1 soccer in college and went on to play professionally overseas, only to have her career plagued by injuries. Not one to sit on the sidelines, Annie wanted to help other young athletes achieve their full potential while staying healthy, so she graduated with a BS with honors in Exercise Science from Towson University while continuing her athletic career. From there, she took her talents overseas while pursuing her interest in the human body, and upon her return, she began her personal training career working with high level athletes to total novices.

A certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Annie specializes in athletic performance, speed/agility/quickness development, weight loss/nutrition, flexibility, and strength training. She helps individuals achieve their goals through intelligently designed programming, nutritional guidance, and a confident mindset.


CANDACE CHAPMAN    @candacechapman9   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 also played in two FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, and in the Women’s Professional Soccer League from 2009-2013.  Candace now coaches local soccer clubs in the Washington, DC area, and is Technical Assistant to the Canadian Women’s National U14-U17 team. She applies her vast knowledge and experience when training young athletes, helping them pursue their goals on and off the field.

CANDACE CHAPMAN

@candacechapman9

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 also played in two FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, and in the Women’s Professional Soccer League from 2009-2013.

Candace now coaches local soccer clubs in the Washington, DC area, and is Technical Assistant to the Canadian Women’s National U14-U17 team. She applies her vast knowledge and experience when training young athletes, helping them pursue their goals on and off the field.


GEOVANNY ARDON   Geovanny has been training athletes of all ages for the past 14 years. After obtaining his Government Politics and Communications degree from the University of Maryland, Geovanny worked front desk at Chevy Chase Athletic Club, where he sparked his enthusiasm for health and wellness. He received his personal training certification, and worked with clients part-time while working full-time as a government consultant for public housing at the Department of Urban Development. Realizing health and wellness were his passion, Geovanny decided to become a full-time personal trainer.  He is certified by the National Strength Professionals Association and holds several specialty certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He focuses on corrective balance, coordination, and strength that involves flexibility, and mobility for special populations. Geovanny continues to train for triathlons, short and long distance running, and has taught kickboxing, spinning and BOSU balance high intensity interval cardiovascular training.

GEOVANNY ARDON

Geovanny has been training athletes of all ages for the past 14 years. After obtaining his Government Politics and Communications degree from the University of Maryland, Geovanny worked front desk at Chevy Chase Athletic Club, where he sparked his enthusiasm for health and wellness. He received his personal training certification, and worked with clients part-time while working full-time as a government consultant for public housing at the Department of Urban Development. Realizing health and wellness were his passion, Geovanny decided to become a full-time personal trainer.

He is certified by the National Strength Professionals Association and holds several specialty certifications with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He focuses on corrective balance, coordination, and strength that involves flexibility, and mobility for special populations. Geovanny continues to train for triathlons, short and long distance running, and has taught kickboxing, spinning and BOSU balance high intensity interval cardiovascular training.


WES DUNNING    @hb_wes   Wes was drawn to conditioning and healthy living while playing basketball at Gonzaga College High School, where he was trained by Healthy Baller co-founder and then Gonzaga Strength Coach Blair O’Donovan. His interest in training athletes expanded while playing basketball at Hampton University, and he immediately began training athletes after graduating in 2013. Wes has coached at both the Nike Elite Gonzaga High School Men’s Basketball and AU Basketball programs.

WES DUNNING

@hb_wes

Wes was drawn to conditioning and healthy living while playing basketball at Gonzaga College High School, where he was trained by Healthy Baller co-founder and then Gonzaga Strength Coach Blair O’Donovan. His interest in training athletes expanded while playing basketball at Hampton University, and he immediately began training athletes after graduating in 2013. Wes has coached at both the Nike Elite Gonzaga High School Men’s Basketball and AU Basketball programs.

KANE MCGOVERN    @kanemcgovern   First exposed to speed and agility training as a high school basketball player, Kane recognized his strength for training athletes. While attending Cabrini University for a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Kane played collegiate basketball and held strength and conditioning internships at Cabrini, Lehigh, and Villanova Universities, working with both men’s and women’s athletic teams. He went on to receive his Master’s in Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University, and worked with men’s and women’s basketball teams while interning at the University of Maryland during the summer of 2018. Kane has been part of the Healthy Baller team since Fall 2018.

KANE MCGOVERN

@kanemcgovern

First exposed to speed and agility training as a high school basketball player, Kane recognized his strength for training athletes. While attending Cabrini University for a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Kane played collegiate basketball and held strength and conditioning internships at Cabrini, Lehigh, and Villanova Universities, working with both men’s and women’s athletic teams. He went on to receive his Master’s in Exercise Science from East Stroudsburg University, and worked with men’s and women’s basketball teams while interning at the University of Maryland during the summer of 2018. Kane has been part of the Healthy Baller team since Fall 2018.


KARLY O’BRIEN   While taking a high school strength and conditioning class at Good Counsel High School, Karly, a two-season Varsity field hockey and lacrosse athlete, realized her love for training. After seeing immediate improvements after just one semester, she was motivated to train with strength and conditioning coaches throughout her college career. Utilizing what she learned while playing Division 1 lacrosse at Robert Morris University, she has a special rapport with college athletes.  Karly has been training athletes of all ages in the DC area for over 9 years. She 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.

KARLY O’BRIEN

While taking a high school strength and conditioning class at Good Counsel High School, Karly, a two-season Varsity field hockey and lacrosse athlete, realized her love for training. After seeing immediate improvements after just one semester, she was motivated to train with strength and conditioning coaches throughout her college career. Utilizing what she learned while playing Division 1 lacrosse at Robert Morris University, she has a special rapport with college athletes.

Karly has been training athletes of all ages in the DC area for over 9 years. She 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.


MATTHEW PULLENG    @pullengstrength   Matthew’s love for sports has been a constant driver in his career. He played soccer in high school, and currently plays recreationally. Matthew obtained his Associates degree in Health Fitness, while gaining experience rehabilitating patients as a Physical Therapy Technician. He pursued his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science through Salisbury University at The Universities of Shady Grove, graduating Summa Cum Laude and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. While interning at Healthy Baller, Matthew was inspired by the dedication given to each athlete by the coaches, and wanted to instill the same values in himself.

MATTHEW PULLENG

@pullengstrength

Matthew’s love for sports has been a constant driver in his career. He played soccer in high school, and currently plays recreationally. Matthew obtained his Associates degree in Health Fitness, while gaining experience rehabilitating patients as a Physical Therapy Technician. He pursued his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science through Salisbury University at The Universities of Shady Grove, graduating Summa Cum Laude and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. While interning at Healthy Baller, Matthew was inspired by the dedication given to each athlete by the coaches, and wanted to instill the same values in himself.

MORGAN DECANIO   Morgan began her athletic career at Bishop Ireton High School, where she played Varsity for 4 years and served as Team Captain. She helped lead the team to 3 VISAA State Championships, 3 WCAC Championships and a top-10 national ranking all 4 years. Healthy Baller co-founder Matt Boyd trained Morgan at BI, and she found her calling for connecting with athletes and helping them achieve their goals through strength and conditioning. After returning home from West Point in 2017, she interned at Healthy Baller and began training athletes in summer of 2018. Since then, Morgan has received her certification in Personal Training, is the JV Assistant Coach for Bishop Ireton Lacrosse and helps Matt with their Strength and Conditioning program.

MORGAN DECANIO

Morgan began her athletic career at Bishop Ireton High School, where she played Varsity for 4 years and served as Team Captain. She helped lead the team to 3 VISAA State Championships, 3 WCAC Championships and a top-10 national ranking all 4 years. Healthy Baller co-founder Matt Boyd trained Morgan at BI, and she found her calling for connecting with athletes and helping them achieve their goals through strength and conditioning. After returning home from West Point in 2017, she interned at Healthy Baller and began training athletes in summer of 2018. Since then, Morgan has received her certification in Personal Training, is the JV Assistant Coach for Bishop Ireton Lacrosse and helps Matt with their Strength and Conditioning program.

BRAD SCHACHAT    @bradschachat   Brad got into strength training after graduating high school severely undersized and unhappy with how his body looked and performed. After dedicating years to improving his strength and reaching a healthy weight, he realized that helping others improve their bodies was his calling.  After receiving his BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Brad worked at a commercial gym for 4 years, training a variety of clients from elderly Parkinson’s patients to professional athletes. Brad specializes in post rehabilitative training and strength/hypertrophy. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Barefoot Training Specialist through the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, and is currently working on his Precision Nutrition certification. His training philosophy is simple: empower people to be the strongest possible version of themselves.

BRAD SCHACHAT

@bradschachat

Brad got into strength training after graduating high school severely undersized and unhappy with how his body looked and performed. After dedicating years to improving his strength and reaching a healthy weight, he realized that helping others improve their bodies was his calling.

After receiving his BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Brad worked at a commercial gym for 4 years, training a variety of clients from elderly Parkinson’s patients to professional athletes. Brad specializes in post rehabilitative training and strength/hypertrophy. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Barefoot Training Specialist through the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, and is currently working on his Precision Nutrition certification. His training philosophy is simple: empower people to be the strongest possible version of themselves.


GRADY O’DONOVAN    @hb_grady   As a young athlete, Grady developed a strong interest in fitness, strength, and conditioning. After serving 4 years in the Marine Corps, he decided to pursue his true passion in the fitness arena.  Grady has been training athletes at Healthy Baller since 2013, and is currently working at George Washington University alongside Healthy Baller alum Matt Johnson, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at George Washington University for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. He has also worked with the FC Frederick Women’s Soccer programs as well as the Georgetown Prep Men’s Basketball team.

GRADY O’DONOVAN

@hb_grady

As a young athlete, Grady developed a strong interest in fitness, strength, and conditioning. After serving 4 years in the Marine Corps, he decided to pursue his true passion in the fitness arena.

Grady has been training athletes at Healthy Baller since 2013, and is currently working at George Washington University alongside Healthy Baller alum Matt Johnson, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at George Washington University for both Men’s and Women’s Basketball programs. He has also worked with the FC Frederick Women’s Soccer programs as well as the Georgetown Prep Men’s Basketball team.


DEREK FULLER   For over 5 years, Derek’s proficiency at teaching agility, speed, strength, endurance and nutrition has led him to train a spectrum of clients - from coaching high school varsity soccer, athletes pursuing collegiate sports, to novices looking to improve fitness and nutrition.  Throughout his athletic career, Derek endured a knee surgery and chronic ankle sprains. He developed his love for training during the countless hours of rehab in the pursuit of returning stronger than before. After overcoming his injuries, Derek played collegiate and U-23 semi-pro soccer. Derek’s experience and tenacity are excellent for helping clients become their best both physically and mentally.

DEREK FULLER

For over 5 years, Derek’s proficiency at teaching agility, speed, strength, endurance and nutrition has led him to train a spectrum of clients - from coaching high school varsity soccer, athletes pursuing collegiate sports, to novices looking to improve fitness and nutrition.

Throughout his athletic career, Derek endured a knee surgery and chronic ankle sprains. He developed his love for training during the countless hours of rehab in the pursuit of returning stronger than before. After overcoming his injuries, Derek played collegiate and U-23 semi-pro soccer. Derek’s experience and tenacity are excellent for helping clients become their best both physically and mentally.