About Us

Jensen Brent

Owner/Director of Training

Jensen is a 2003 graduate of Miami University. Upon completion of his studies at Miami, Jensen accepted a position as Sports Biomechanist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. During his 8+ years at CCHMC, Jensen worked to produce many published scientific studies relating to ACL injury prevention, physical training for youth and adolescent populations, and optimizing performance in elite athletes. Jensen has also lectured at many national and international conferences on the aforementioned topics. While at Children’s Hospital, Jensen also directed the sports performance and injury prevention training programs for young athletes. This involved both program design as well as hands-on training of athletes of all levels.

In August of 2012, his interest in working more closely with the individual athletes led Jensen to resign from his full time role at Children’s Hospital to open The Academy of Sports Performance. He still maintains close professional ties with CCHMC and regularly consults with their clinical and research staff regarding a variety of projects.

Jensen is an adjunct professor at Xavier University in the Exercise Science program and previously at Mt. St. Joe University in the Athletic Training program.

Currently, he works with athletes of all levels, from aspiring adolescents to professionals and Olympic hopefuls. This includes a wide variety of sports and physical disciplines.

Jensen has personally competed in and/or trained for a wide variety of physical activities including: wrestling, rugby, MMA, strongman, Muay Thai, and powerlifting. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Colleen) and daughters (Maggie & Lucy).

Adam Jones

Performance Coach

Adam comes to ASP with multiple years of experience in both the coaching and teaching world. He specializes in building team culture and fostering leadership through authentic relationships with his athletes and their families. Adam played soccer and baseball at Mason High School before graduating from Miami University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. Upon graduating he accepted a job as an English teacher in the Forest Hills School District where he taught junior high and high school English for five years and served as the lead mentor of the Student Athlete Leadership Team at Anderson High School.

Adam has coached track and field, basketball, and baseball, but found soccer to be his niche. From 2012-2014 he served under Paul Reedy as an assistant coach at Mason High School 

where the team went 55-5-5, won 3 district titles, a regional title, and  a D1 state title in 2013. In the winter of 2014 Adam was hired as the men’s varsity soccer coach at Anderson High School. In those three years Anderson was the winningest program in Cincinnati (47 wins) and Adam was awarded the ECC Coach of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017), D1 Public School Coach of the Year (2015, 2016), and Cincinnati Enquirer Public School Coach of the Year (2016, 2017). Adam was then hired as the Men’s Soccer Coach at Thomas More University (NCAA DIII) in 2018. In addition, Adam coaches club soccer at CUP on the boys side where he has trained and coached dozens of athletes that have gone on to play all levels of collegiate soccer.

Adam is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and a certified personal trainer (ACE). He also has his Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA and is currently studying to obtain his Master’s of Exercise Science with a focus on Sports Performance Training from Concordia University Chicago. In his free time Adam enjoys binge watching terrible reality television and eating far too much cereal and peanut butter. He works out from time to time too. 

Nick Newport

Performance Coach

Nick is a 2020 graduate from Xavier University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. During his time as a student, Nick worked in multiple areas of fitness/training including personal training, general fitness, sports performance, and collegiate athletics.

Nick is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and has a Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. Through combining his education and personal experiences, Nick seeks to make training for ASP athletes both enjoyable and effective.

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Justin Conners

Performance Coach

Justin is a 2018 graduate from Hanover College with a degree in exercise science. At Hanover, Justin was a member of the football team starting for 3 years at running back and earning all-conference honors during his time there.

Justin is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and works primarily at Madeira High School as the S&C coach.

(This was the best picture we had of him. He’s in the blue in the back. He’s not very photogenic.)

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