The Sports Academy Team

Marshall Bennett General Manager

Marshall is the General Manager of Sports Academy at The Star. He is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist.

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JJ Mosolf Executive Director

JJ brings with him 10+ years of playing & coaching experience in volleyball and basketball, as well as a competitive mindset rooted in helping others thrive. JJ has been involved with Sports Academy since 2016.

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Nate Borunda Co-Founder and Director of Sports Performance

Nate is one of the co-founding partners of Sports Academy and directs the elite performance programs in the facility. Nate also directly works with Sports Academy’s actor & entertainer program to develop role transformations and facilitates on sight training.

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Angel Ybiernas Ulm Performance Coach / Business Operations

Angel Ybiernas Ulm received her BS in Kinesiology from Oregon State University. She originally came to Texas in 2016 to complete her internship from EXOS where she became certified as a Performance Specialist. Since then, she has been expanding her knowledge in performance. She is certified in NASM PES, USAW, Kinetic Integrations, and Precision Nutrition. She’s worked with all demographics from youth, general population, adaptive, entrepreneurs and skills coaches to professional athletes.

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Bayleigh Wheat Manual Therapy Assistant Operations Manager | Performance and Wellness Coach

Graduating Summa Cum Laude from The University of North Texas with a degree in Kinesiology, Bayleigh has a strong passion for holistic health and the relation it has to human performance in all settings. With certifications as a personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, and a licensed massage therapist; she is driven to empower and equip clients, from the entry level athlete to a seasoned professional, sharing the knowledge necessary to achieve their most optimal physical capacity.

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Jon Spotts Co-Founder and Director of Sports Academy Foundation

Jon is an experienced operating executive with deep knowledge in sports merchandising, sports coaching, international retailing, wholesaling, business consulting and board-level leadership.  He is the President of Sports Academy and is club director and coach for Mamba Basketball.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee for iPourit, Inc and is on the Board of Directors for Nextpro, Inc.

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Bryan McCall Executive Director of Performance

Bryan McCall (also known as ‘BMac’), is the Executive Director of Performance at Sports Academy at The Star. He has been in the field of athlete development for over 23 years and has trained hundreds of professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and Olympics.

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Michael Oviedo Lead Manual Therapy Specialist

Michael Oviedo is the Lead Manual Therapy Specialist at Sports Academy at The Star. Michael started in the fitness industry in 1997, performing a wide variety of roles from trainer, and master instructor, to research and development in the nutrition and supplementation world.

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Scott Mullenix Performance Coach

Scott is one of our Performance Coaches at Sports Academy at The Star. He helps coach and leads a number of different programs including our youth development, collegiate performance, and professional programs. 


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Tristan Dustin Reporting & Compliance Coordinator

Tristan is the Reporting & Compliance Coordinator at Sports Academy at The Star. Tristan attended the University of North Texas on scholarship from the Terry Foundation, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering. In 2020, he became a part of Sports Academy at The Star’s first intern cohort.

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Matthew Dahlke Return to Play Manager and Sports Performance Coach

Matthew Dahlke (also known as ‘Matt’), is the Return to Play Manager & a Sports Performance Coach at Sports Academy at The Star. Matt graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and has 2 years of experience working in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Clinics.

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Carolina Cisneros Return to Play Coach

Carolina serves as a Return to Play Coach at Sports Academy at The Star. Carolina proudly earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, accompanied by a minor in Sports Management.

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Chad Faulkner CEO

Meet Chad Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer. A passionate and experienced leader, Chad cares deeply about everything Sports Academy influences and has committed to the responsibility to deliver. He guides the Sports Academy Team to greater opportunities wherever they can deliver meaningful and inspiring value.

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