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Rehabilitative Training · Nutrition Plans

Our Values

With a focus on total athletic performance and producing top talent, Ochsner Performance Training provides a comprehensive program for our region. By teaching best practices and safety in sports performance, led by educated professionals and a diverse group of performance specialists, we are committed to the evolving needs of our community — fueled by our relentless pursuit of innovation and powered by science.

Meet the Team

Our staff of experienced performance specialists knows what it takes to get to the next level.
Jason DeMelo
Director, Ochsner Performance Training
  • Over 18 years of experience
  • Experience training professional athletes in the NFL, MLB and MLS
  • B.S. in Kinesiology
Lance Lacoste
Manager, Ochsner Performance Training
  • Over 12 Years Experience
  • USA Weightlifting Certified
  • B.S. in Kinesiology
  • Former College Dual-Sport Athlete at Northwestern State University
  • Experience training both Professional and College-level Athletes
Jamie Ott
Head Coach & Supervisor, South Shore
  • B.S. in Kinesiology
  • USA-Weightlifting Certified
  • Sports Nutrition Certification
  • Former College Softball Player
  • Extensive experience coaching college athletes
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist
Richard Letulle
Head Coach & Supervisor, Northshore
  • B.S. in Kinesiology from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • 10+ years of experience in Strength and Conditioning at the College and High School Level
  • CSCS, USAW
William Acker
Head Coach & Supervisor, Baton Rouge
  • B.S., Louisiana State University
  • Certified USA-Weightlifting, Performance Enhancement
  • 5+ years of Strength and Conditioning experience in team training as well as the private sector.
Barry Ross, Jr.
Head Coach & Supervisor, Slidell
  • B.S., Kinesiology
  • USAW
  • 7+ Years Coaching Experience
Alex Romero
Head Coach & Supervisor, St. Charles
  • Former College and NFL Kicker
  • USAW
  • 12+ Years of coaching experience
  • B.S. Degree
Warren Fitzmorris
Mental Performance Coach
  • M.S., Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior
  • Experience with athletes from youth to professionals, including MLB and NFL players
Michael Gaglione
Head Strength Coach, University of New Orleans
  • B.S., Kinesiology
  • B.S., Biomedical Science
  • 10 Years Training Experience
  • Former Track, Powerlifting, and Gymnastics athlete
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • USA-Weightlifting Certified (USA-W)
Matthew Andry
Head Strength Coach, Xavier University
  • B.S. Degree in Kinesiology.
  • Extensive experience in High School and College Coaching
  • Former College Football Player
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • USA-Weightlifting Certified
Christian Bailey
Head Strength Coach, Holy Cross High School
  • B.S., Kinesiology
  • Experience in LSU Weight Room
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • USA-Weightlifting Certified
Garret Chachere
Leader, OPT Football Academy and OPT Quarterback Lab
  • Former Tulane University football player
  • 20+ Years of College Football Coaching Experience at D-1 schools such as Cal, Tulane, Southern Miss and Arizona
  • Coached many players that have gone on to play in the NFL such as Patrick Ramsey and Jared Goff
  • His specialty is Quarterback Training but has experience coaching all positions
Beau Domingues
Assistant Coach, Northshore
  • B.S. in Kinesiology from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Over 5 years of experience in Strength and Conditioning at the College & High School Level
  • USAW
Peyton Thomas
Assistant Coach, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, Master of Science in Sports Psychology from Southeastern Louisiana University.
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA-Weightlifting.
Drew Mizell
Assistant Coach, Northshore
  • B.S. in Kinesiology from Southeastern Louisiana University
  • USA Weightlifting Certified
Joel Dullary
Assistant Coach, South Shore
  • B.S. Degree from Nicholls State University.
  • Former College Football Player at Nicholls.
  • USA-Weightlifting Certified. Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Dominick Jones
Assistant Coach, South Shore

Master’s Degree in Kinesiology from University of Louisiana. Former College Football Player at ULL. USA-Weightlifting Certified.

Jessie Book
Assistant Coach, Northshore
  • USAW, NASM
  • Over 20 years of experience in Performance Training and fitness.
Jordan Juneau
Assistant Coach, South Shore
  • USA-Weightlifting Certified
  • Former Professional MMA Fighter
Billy Walch
Assistant Coach, Northshore
  • Former College Football Player
  • B.S., Southeastern
Max Cook
Assistant Coach, Northshore
  • B.S. Kinesiology, Southeastern
  • Former Powerlifter
Brie Webb
Assistant Coach, Slidell
  • B.S., Athletic Conditioning and Coaching
  • Former College Soccer Player
  • College Coaching Experience
Mandy Fain
Assistant Coach, Slidell
  • 10+ Years Coaching Experience
  • Graduate of UNO
  • Certifications: PFSCCA, MBSC, CSAC, NSCAA, USAW
Julius Medina
Assistant Coach, St. Charles
  • USAW
  • B.S., Kinesiology
Justin Sciortino
Assistant Coach, Baton Rouge
  • B.S. Kinesiology
  • CSCS
  • Former Assistant Strength Coach at LSU
Sofia Lopez
Assistant Coach, South Shore
  • Former College Soccer Player
  • B.S., Exercise Science
Brandon Bou
Assistant Coach, South Shore
  • B.S., Kinesiology
  • M.A., Leadership Studies
  • 10+ Years of Experience
  • CSCS and USAW Certifications
  • Coached at four Division-1 Colleges
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Northshore

1000 Ochsner Blvd
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 875-2818

Southshore

1200 S Clearview Pkwy.
Elmwood, LA 70123
(504) 703-9166

Baton Rouge

17475 Opportunity Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
(225) 765-7133

St. Charles

105 Plantation Road
Destrehan, LA 70047
985-235-3615

Slidell

114 Gause Blvd W
Slidell, LA 70460
(985) 646-5670