Coach Dale

Crossfit Level 1, USAW Olympic Lifting Certified Coach, Training Room Bodyweight/Kettlebell Certified Trainer, Crossfit Kettlebell/Tactical Athlete Certified, Unbeatable Mind Graduate, Gym Jones Fundamentals, CrossFit Gymnastics

Dale is a family man, an entrepreneur, a veteran, a coach, and a proud son of Portsmouth, Ohio.

Born and raised in Portsmouth, he moved away to attend college at Capital University and later serve in the US Army. Dale served as an Intelligence Officer supporting 10th Special Forces Group with multiple deployments to Iraq. Upon leaving the military, he returned home to open PSKC CrossFit in 2010 in order to build a stronger community that had been ravaged by a depressed economy and opioid addiction.

Dale would later go onto co-founding Team Some Assembly Required with his longtime friend Derick Carver. Team SAR uses and displays the relentless spirit of the American adaptive athlete to promote and instill, in ALL Americans, a fundamental belief that athletics, camaraderie and competition organically grow a sense of confidence, independence and purpose.

From there Dale along with Renee Wallace would later open Doc Spartan, an all natural grooming and skincare company in 2015. Doc Spartan made its way to national TV by appearing in season 8 of ABC’s Shark Tank eventually landing a deal with Robert Herjavec. A year after airing Robert named Doc Spartan one of his best deals in the history of the show.

In 2019, Dale and the staff at PSKC partnered with The Counseling Center to pioneer an experimental program that incorporates fitness as a force multiplier to addiction treatment. This program has given clients the confidence and capability necessary for recovery and sobriety.

Dale has a passion for helping others through fitness and business development. He believes through the persistent conquering of challenges a more successful and strong person is built. This philosophy is detailed in his Ted Talk below:

He loves his family, friends, hot coffee, cold beer, working hard, and playing harder.