Owner and Head Coach Damon Phillips also serves as CrossFit DSP’s director of programming. He has 23 years of coaching experience as a high school football coach, Athletic Director and CrossFit coach. After retiring from football coaching, he missed using his talents to improve athletes’ lives, so coaching CrossFit was an obvious choice. "I turned my passion for CrossFit into the one thing I knew how to do: coach," he says.
Damon has been CrossFitting for an impressive seven years, and he specializes in developing strength in his athletes. Part of that is learning their stories and what motivates them. He’s coached nine state champion high school powerlifters and three junior national powerlifters. His favorite quote is "Why do humans fear adversity when it is the one thing that makes us better?"