The Midwest's Premier Athletic Training Facility • Est. 2000


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Tim Robertson Jr. - M.S., CSCS, USAW

Tim earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education & Exercise Science from The University of Dayton, and his Masters Degree in Sport Physiology from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Tim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through The National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Sports Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting. He has worked in the strength and conditioning profession for over 24 years, helping prepare youth, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes for athletic competition and performance. In addition to Speed Strength, Tim is the Head Strength & Conditioning coach at John Carroll University. 

Some of his clients include:  2016 NBA number one draft pick - Ben Simmons, 2015 NBA number twelve draft pick - Trey Lyles, NFL Super Bowl winners Julian Edelman, Mario Manningham, London Fletcher, Joe Jurevicius and Barry Cofield, NFL Pro Bowl players Nate Clements and LeCharles Bentley; 2006 Heisman Trophy Winner Troy Smith, Ohio State All-American's and NFL 1st Round Draft picks Ted Ginn Jr., and Donte Whitner and NBA standouts Nene and Leandro Barbosa. USA Olympic Marathon trial participants Jessica Odorsic and Ellie Hess.

Prior to opening Speed Strength Systems, Tim served as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at The University of Miami, Florida, under the direction of Strength Coach Tom Moffit (currently Head Strength Coach at Louisiana State University), and at Ohio University, under Coach Ethan Reeve (currently Head Strength Coach at Wake Forest University). He has written several publications on sport-specific training, including: "Preparing a professional baseball player for spring training camp." Strength and Conditioning; 20(4)4:1998.

Tim also worked in sports therapy for the Sports Health section of The Cleveland Clinic, where he was a strength-physiological consultant to a variety of athletes, along with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Rockers.

Tom earned his Bachelor's Degree in Education & Exercise Science from Bowling Green State University.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and USAW Certified Performance Coach through United States Weightlifting. 

Tom's career as a Speed Strength coach began in 2012 when he was a collegiate intern. Since then he has gained experience coaching athletes from the age of nine to professional athletes. His Specialties include Olympic Weightlifting and Flexibility/mobility.
Donny Gress, BS

Donny graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

Donny is First Aid/ CPR certified through the American Red Cross, and is currently working towards his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Prior to Speed Strength, Donny was an Assistant Baseball Coach at John Carroll University for three years, where he was in charge of in-season strength and conditioning programming.

Donny also worked with the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod Baseball League serving as their Strength and Conditioning Coach and Bullpen Catcher. He also worked as a Student Athletic Trainer during his undergraduate work.