About Coach Jake


Coach Jake has been an athlete his entire life dating back to his days as a professional soccer goalie for the Colorado Kickers. With now over 20 years experience coaching in the fight game, Jake has found his true calling helping others realize their dreams as professional combat athletes. Jake is well respected throughout the MMA community for his expertise in striking. He started his coaching career in boxing, coaching his way to his first Golden Gloves victory in 2000. He started coaching MMA in 2009 and coached at Grudge Training Center from 2012-2016 where he coached top level athletes such as Justin Gaethje, Rose Namajunas, Nate Marquardt and others. In 2016 Jake decided to open his own training facility naming it "Genesis" signifying a new beginning in his MMA career. 4 years later and Coach Jake has put together one of the best coaching staffs and most competitive fight teams in Colorado, competing at all levels of MMA and boxing. He is currently the head coach for Brandon Girtz (Bellator), Grant Neal (Bellator), Manny Lopez (Top Rank), Ian Heinisch (UFC), Nate Marquardt, Gerald Scott (LFA) and many other up and coming stars. Jake is now making his professional training and expertise available to everyone through Genesis Training Academy's diverse offering of classes to enhance and mix up your workout routine. Jake's laid back style and positive energy make Genesis Training Academy an inviting atmosphere for people from all walks of life. Come see for yourself why Coach Jake has become known as one of the best in the business. 

Check out more noteable fighters Coach Jake has coached below!

Nate Marquardt (Strike Force & UFC) - Strike Force Title 2013
Brendan Schaub (UFC)
Todd Duffee
Brandon Girtz (Bellator)
Justin Gaethje (UFC) - WSOF Title 2014
Pat Barry 
Melvin Guillard
Jared Rosholt 
Grant Neal
Patrick Cummins 
Justin Salas
Josh Copeland
Rose Namajunas 
JJ Aldrich
Alex White

Larry Gonzales - Won Amateur Texas State Title 2002 
Hector Saiz
Verno Phillips - NBA & IBF World Title - 2003/2006
J.C. Condello - NABF World Title 2006
DaVarryl Williamson 
Manny Perez - NBA & WBF World Title 2012
Manny Lopez 
Jonny Jarabek
Sevelle Hasan

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