James Rose is the owner and lead trainer for Dark Horse Athletics. He is a graduate from The University of Central Florida with a joint Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and Business Management (2018), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and Physics (2014). During his tenure at UCF he was a walk-on Wide Receiver under Coach George O'Leary 2011, prior to this he attended Jacksonville University and played under Coach Kerwin Bell.
During his Masters degree he attended Yale University and worked as a Strength & Conditioning Intern under Coach Tom Newman, working directly with the National Championship Lacrosse Team as well as the Football team. He molds his approach into a melting pot of techniques after renown strength coaches, specifically; Dr. William J. Kraemer, Boyd Epley, Louie Simmons, Mark Rippetoe, Jay Hoffman, and Michael Yessis.
He is currently the Assistant Track & Field Coach at Winter Park High School and is a certified USA Track & Field Level 1 coach. He has experience working with athletes in; Track, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and Volleyball.
James E. Rose, M.S.
Mark Rose is the co-owner and trainer for Dark Horse Athletics. A Letterman graduate from Colonial High School and current head Track & Field coach at Winter Park High School. In addition to track, he acted as Winter Parks assistant football coach. He has 15+ years of coaching experience, specifically in Track, football, and speed training. The founder of The Edge Athletic Training, a local speed group that helped developed multiple high caliber football recruits.
He is a true student of the profession and models his training approach after renown speed coaches such as; Charlie Francis, Bill Bowerman, Tom Tellez, Gerry Carr, Ken Doherty, and many others.
He specializes in Pole Vault, Hurdles, and Sprints, and has helped produce several top tier athletes in these events of Track & Field. He is a certified USATF L1 trainer.
Gavin Rose is the Marketing intern here at Dark Horse Athletics.
Gavin is in his last year at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC majoring in Business Marketing, he is also on scholarship as a Wide Receiver for their football team. A graduate of Winter Park High School in Winter Park, FL, he lettered in Track & Field (300H, 110H, 200, 4x100, 4x400), and football as a receiver and cornerback.
He wishes to focus his career on sports marketing.