D1 Northshore Team

When pursuing sports performance excellence, a coach can make all the difference in the world when it comes to achieving your goals. At D1 Northshore Sports Training we select only the best of the best when it comes to our coaching staff. Unlike most gyms, our coaches are degreed and certified. Our coaches also understand that while they should push athletes to the limit, effective training also requires positive reinforcement and the use of methods that cater to each athlete's individual learning style. Combined with the Pinnacle Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Programs along with our Certified Athletic Trainers, you know that you are getting access to the best training and care available.

Jason De Melo

Facility Coordinator & Lead Performance Trainer

Coach Jason De Melo has more than 12 years of experience in the sports performance field. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University Coach De Melo received a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness and Human Performance. Coach De Melo has been USA weightlifting certified since 2006.  De Melo played college football at the University of Southern Mississippi and Southeastern Louisiana University.  From 2002-2007 Coach De Melo trained under Kurt Hester who is now the Head Strength Coach at Louisiana Tech.  From 2007-2009 coach De Melo worked at X-CEL sports Performance with Chad Englehart who is now the Assistant Head Strength Coach for the Washington Redskins.  From 2009-2015 coach De Melo has been the Director and owner of Xcel Sports Performance.  Coach De Melo has worked with athletes that range from the youth level up to professional athletes in the NFL, MLB and MLS.  Coach De Melo has multiple years of experience training high school football, soccer, baseball and basketball teams.   Coach De Melo also has 6 years of experience training college football athletes preparing for the NFL Combine. D1 Northshore is proud to have Coach De Melo as part of the D1 Team!

Jessie Wolz

Operations Manager & Sports Performance Trainer

Jessie is a graduate of Covington High School and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  She has extensive experience at individual and group training along with sports team training for many different sport activities. She is a USAW Sports Performance Coach, AFPA Children's Fitness Specialist as well as having the AFAA Personal Training Certification. D1 Northshore is proud to have Jessie as part of the D1 Team!

Drew Mizell

Sports Performance Trainer

Coach Drew Mizell is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University where he studied Kinesiology concentrating in Fitness and Human Performance. While at Southeastern Drew was a member of the track and field team as a pole vaulter. Coach Drew is U.S.A Weightlifting certified and has been coached for Xcel Performance for many years. Drew has trained athletes in various sports from the youth level up to the collegiate level. Coach Drew has trained both boys and girls teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, and football. D1 Northshore is proud to have Coach Mizell as part of the D1 Team!