Jacob Culberhouse, better known as Coach Jake, is entering his first season as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with DME Sports Academy. Jake was born and raised in Orlando FL, and attended Boone High School where he played football and baseball. While attending the University of Central Florida where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Science, Jake was employed by the Orlando Magic as a “ball-boy” or locker-room manager. While making connections in the National Basketball Association, Jake was motivated to pursue a higher education.
As a graduate assistant to the Health and Human Performance Department at Austin Peay State University, Jake assisted in teaching undergrad courses, grading assignments, and testing student-athletes in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He would go on to receive his Master of Science in Health & Human Performance.
Upon graduating with high honors, Jake obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
He was invited to attended and assist in the 2018 NBA Draft Combine testing in Chicago, Illinois where he expanded his network, as well as his knowledge of assessments.