Jordan Gessner

Jordan Gessner

Education / Certifications

  1. S. Exercise Science (Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention – PennWest University)

-NASM PES Certified

-NASE SES Certified

-(Preparing for CSCS Exam)


Work  Experience

CalU of PA – Graduate Assistant

-Worked with CalU strength and conditioning department for 2 years.

-Trained and assisted with 12+ sport teams (men and women).

-Developed unique programming for multiple sports based on needs of coaches and athletes.

-Assisted in facility management and upkeep of the weight room and athletic areas we utilized.

Elizabeth Forward High School – Strength and Conditioning Coach

-Organized strength training for Elizabeth Forward high school for their preseason and in season workouts.

-Utilized the weight room, basketball court, and football field to gain strength, speed, and explosiveness before season time.

-Emphasized injury prevention protocols in season and adjusted training based on specific needs of each position.


Athletic Experience

-Division II basketball athlete (2016-2019)

-Academic Honor Roll each season

-3 Sport high school athlete (soccer, basketball, baseball)

Joshua Deck

Hello my name is Joshua Deck and I’m from Alexandria Va. I played Arena football with the Idaho horseman at multiple positions. Linebacker, Full back and defensive end. I also played college football at Concord University In Athens Wv and a D2 all American. I love the opportunity to become a part of this organization here at Pro. My goal is to mix fun and hard work to help get everyone to their dreams and goals of playing their best.

Jarrett Banks

Sydney Lipscomb

Sydney Lipscomb is on staff as a softball instructor with Pro Elite Softball specializing in pitching. Sydney comes to Pro Performance from Fairmont State University where she is working towards her degree in Exercise Science.

A former Pro Elite Softball program participant herself, she competed at South Harrison High School as well as with the Elkins Explosion and Cumberland Heat. She garnered first team all state honors as well as first team all county her senior year of high school and second team all state and all county the previous year.

Sydney is available for private instruction and will assist with all Pro Elite Softball camps and clinics.

Emily McDonough

Emily McDonough is on staff as the lead softball instructor with Pro Elite Softball. Emily comes to Pro Performance after coaching stints at Frostburg State University and Kenyon College. She was also the head coach at Southern Vermont College.

As a player, Emily competed at NCAA Division I St. Bonaventure University where she broke the program’s all-time hits record and became the only player in St. Bonaventure history to surpass the 200-hit mark. She also finished with the most runs scored in program history (108), second-most stolen bases (96) and third-best batting average (.382). In 2016, she was named to both the Atlantic 10’s All-Conference team and Academic All-Conference team. She also was a member of the 2016 Atlantic 10’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll and graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sports science. She completed her master’s degree in school counseling at Frostburg State and currently works at Davis & Elkins College.

A native of Marlboro, New York, Emily is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and the American School Counseling Association.

Emily is available for private instruction and will lead all of Pro Elite Softball’s camps and clinics.

JT Heenan

Travis Renner

Travis Renner is on staff at Pro Performance and works with all positions. Renner was a standout at University High School in Morgantown where he was a 1st team All-State, 1st team All-OVAC, and 1st team All-Area performer. Renner currently plays at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV. He will be available for lessons throughout the summer and off season months.

Jim Rice

Kernell Borneo

Kernell Borneo is originally from Trinidad. He came to the United States to play collegiate soccer and received an athletic scholarship to Missouri Baptist University followed by another at WVU.

He has been involved in travel soccer for more than 12 years and also serves as the Director of Coaching for Pro Performance, Tri State Elite and Fury Soccer Club. He has coached four different teams that went on to win 11 State Championship titles. Most recently, his U16G Fury team, U17B Pro Performance Select team, and his U13B team were the 2016 State Champs. Kernell was also voted 2015 West Virginia boys Competitive Coach of the year. He is also a Staff Coach for the West Virginia ODP program.

From 2005 – 2007, he was the Coach for the University High School Boys Team. He was also the Assistant Coach to Mike Kelleher for the Super Y U20 Illusion Summer Girls team in 2008. The team was made up of collegiate players from schools and universities including WVU, Tennessee, Morehead State, Cincinnati, and WV Wesleyan.

Kernell has also worked numerous youth camps and clinics in many states throughout the country. He is the Director of all Pro Performance soccer camps and has coached both the Men’s and Women’s WVU soccer camps, MYSA soccer camps, and West Ham Soccer Camps in Pittsburgh and Morgantown. He has also had the opportunity to coach at the National West Ham Camp in Georgia alongside Tony Carr who is regarded as one of the best youth coaches in Europe. More recently (November 2015), he coached a Bayern Munich ID camp in Morgantown, WV. He continues to educate himself under US Youth Soccer, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA),  and other avenues. He holds a NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Youth Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 and 2 Diploma, Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, A National Youth License from USSF and a Certificate from West Ham United Premier Soccer club in London, England. He also visited Bayern Munich for a week-long observation and classroom sessions. While in Germany, he had the opportunity watch the academy and first team train and play games.

Kernell took his U14B Pro Performance Select team to England in 2013 to compete against Youth Academies in London and watched Premiership teams such as West Ham United, Fulham, Manchester United, and Chelsea play while he was there.

In August of 2016, he went to England as a Staff a coach with Sport 11’s youth teams and his players had the opportunity to play against Fullham, Reading FC, and Sheffield United.  The group also trained with the academy coaches at Fulham, Reading, Derby County and Crystal Palace.



Andy Altemus

Morgantown native Andy Altemus is the Director of Baseball/Softball at Pro Performance, having previously served as lead pitching instructor.  Altemus is a former professional pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization.  Andy enjoyed an outstanding college career that started at Potomac State College and ended at West Virginia University.

He was named WVU’s pitching MVP during the 2010 season, a campaign in which he set the all-time WVU record for appearances in a single season. Altemus is also a former standout and two time state champion in the Morgantown Post 2 American Legion program.  Andy graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Athletic Coaching Education in 2011. Andy will also be coaching the Pro Elite Redbirds Youth Baseball Program.

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