I believe that coaching is teaching, leading and mentoring. The skills I teach reach far beyond the playing field. The ability to focus, stay motivated, remain on task, cope with frustration and disappointment - are fundamental to peak performance in athletics, academics, careers and relationships. It's about being the very best we can be and being resilient in the face of adversity in all areas of life. - Coach Dean
ModelingMy experience with Coach Dean is not easily expressed in words. The closest word to describe this experience is "amazing”, but this doesn’t begin to say how much I have benefited from his coaching. I have become a better person because of his example. Coach Dean is the perfect mentor every young athlete should have. Jake Schriener, High School Runner (Currently at Duke University)
GoalsI'll always remember Coach Dean standing at the 25-mile mark of the IMS Arizona Marathon on Valentine's Day 2010 when I ran past him yelling "BQ in the BAG" as I qualified my first Boston Marathon. Christina H., Client
BeliefWhen you learn that you are capable of so much more & have someone who believes in you and helps you work towards that goal, it changes your life. Sam B. , Client
ConfidenceI want to say thank you for all your help and guidance and for everything you've done for me these last few years. I would not have come this far or have the confidence that I will go much farther had it not been for your patience and wisdom. Thank you so much Coach, it means the world to me. Taylor de Laveaga, Client, NCAA D-I Scholarship.
InspirationCoach Dean's ability to inspire people, is what puts him at the level of iconic coaches. If greatness is measured by the miles a man has walked, Dean will do you one better and run there. Katie M., Mentee & Coach
You are FAR AND AWAY not only the finest coach, but also one of the classiest guys around. Considering we did everything via email, the bond I felt with you was tremendous. Others talk a good game, but your focus on what it takes to be GREAT is superb. Gary B. Smith, "The Chartmaker", Client
I went back out for my second practice and I never got off focus. By doing everything (you taught me) and staying 100% focused I dropped 5 seconds a lap. This really works! Thank you! Odin B., National Circuit Motocross Client
I just wanted to say I really appreciate all of the coaching you do for people. I've learned so much from you that I could apply to my running as well as my everyday life. - JJ.A.
You've got his attention, Dean. I am very impressed with the simplicity of what you write to him. It is spot on! He is happier playing better basketball than he has been in some time. - Alicia S., (Parent of JHS basketball player)
To: SKUSA S5 Shifter National Champion - Jim McKinney - National Rank #1