About Us: Staff

Matthew W. Cole, President mcole@bluestreakst.com

Matt grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah where he excelled in football, wrestling, and rugby. He was awarded numerous awards in football including First team All-State, Defensive MVP and Team Captain for two years. Matt was the Utah 5A state wrestling champion and team wrestling captain for two years. Matt was a four-year starter and two year captain with the renowned Highland Rugby squad, which won four national championships and finished third in the High School World Cup in Zimbabwe, Africa. He was named team MVP and earned 1st team All American selection. He was invited to play rugby professionally abroad but decided to serve a two-year service mission for his church to Sydney, Australia.

 

Before BlueStreak Matt was the assistant to the Vice President of Financial Investment’s at Smith Barney, a division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc. He assisted the Vice President in developing good relationships with prospective clients and maintaining current customers. He helped implement creative ideas, and better methods to produce more revenues and to better serve his clients. In 2005 Matt co-founded a real estate LLC called Pounce Properties. Their Investment team developed raw land. They also bought and sold a number of properties.

 

Matt is currently enrolled at Babson College-Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business (MBA), Entrepreneurship 2012-2014 (expected). Matt earned his Bachelors of Applied Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Marketing from Fordham University where he earned dean's list honor. Matt was also named to the All-Academic Patriot league honor roll. Matt played football for the University of Utah and Fordham University. As the starting weak side defensive end for Fordham, Matt was respected by his teammates for his strength, leadership, work ethic, and energy.

 

Since January of 2006 Matt has served, as Bluestreak Sports Training President in which it has seen tremendous growth under in his leadership. Bluestreak earned 2009-2010 MVP facilities out of Athletic Republic 160 facilities nationwide. More than 8,000 athletes have been trained in BlueStreak program. He currently serves on Athletic Republic advisory council and co-chairs their Business Development and Customer Service Committee's. Mr. Cole currently resides in Connecticut with wife Ashley and their three kids.

 

Jay Clement, Executive Director of Training Operations jclement@bluestreakst.com

Jason Clement has been a part of the BlueStreak team since 2007 where he started as an intern.  He graduated with an Exercise Science Degree from Sacred Heart University and is currently recognized as a Master Trainer throughout the Athletic Republic Network.  Jason played DI-AA Football in college and was a multi-sport athlete locally from New Fairfield high school.  He currently works with Professional athletes in Soccer, NFL, CFL and Olympic athletes that are looking to improve their game.  His passion for sports and his extensive knowledge of training has helped position Jason as one of the more prestige trainers in the nation. 

 

Christopher Zapata, Director of BlueStreak at Chelsea Piers Connecticut czapata@bluestreakst.com

Chris is a Stamford Native, born and raised. He grew up playing a plethora of sports which helped him become the athlete that he grew into. He graduated from Trinity Catholic High School in 2005, where he left his mark as in the classroom and on the field. His Senior year he Tri-Captained in Football, Track and Field, and Baseball. He played Varsity all 4 years of his High School career. 
 
 
He then went on to play baseball at Iona College, only to transfer to St. Thomas Aquinas College and earn a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. There he played his first two years as a utility Infielder and then took over the stating second base job his Junior and Senior year. He also captained the baseball team his senior year. After he finished up his Collegiate career he was able to break in the Minor League Independent ranks, playing in the Can-Am and North American League. He was signed to go play out in Arizona this past season in the North American League, but chose to stick with BlueStreak in it's next step of growth.  
 
Chris is going on his seventh year at BlueStreak and has been a workhorse since the day he started working here. He has been through it all at BlueStreak beginning as an athlete and evolving to where he is today.
 

Adam Delgado, Director of Hockey Operations adelgado@bluestreakst.com

Adam Delgado started at BlueStreak as an athlete, from this experience he then decided that training athletes to take their games to the next level was something he loved being a part of.  Adam began his professional career at BlueStreak Sports Training in Stamford, Connecticut in 2007 as an athlete/part-time employee.  Adam’s passion for training hockey players of all ages and skill levels are the reason why he is now the Director of Hockey Operations for both BlueStreak Headquarters and BlueStreak at Chelsea Piers CT. 

 

Prior to joining BlueStreak, Adam gained extensive experience that stems from his playing background.  Adam was a 2 time All-State High School D1, 1st Team hockey player, as well as a 3 time All-FCIAC D1 1st Team hockey player.  Post-high school Adam gained his experience playing hockey at the D1 Prep School level (NEPSAC WEST), Junior A level (EJHL), and he even spent time at the D1 Collegiate level at Merrimack College (Hockey East).   Adam is a USA Hockey Level IV Certified Hockey Coach, and has been coaching youth hockey locally for 5 years.  Adam also coach’s High School Fall League (FHL) games, and runs all pre-season on-ice practices for a local high school.

BlueStreak Hockey boasts 11 NHL Draft picks, 94 Division I athletes, 17 Professional players, 2 US Olympians and more than 250 prep school hockey players.  Adam is not only included in those stats, but he also has had a hand in training a large number of them.

 

Bill Hayden, Football Manager bhayden@bluestreakst.com

Bill Hayden grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania where he lettered in Football and Track at Delaware Valley High School. After becoming an All-Region selection on defensive line his senior year he decided to continue his education and football career at Sacred Heart University.

 

While finishing his junior year Bill tore his ACL and broke his knee cap and had to sit out his true senior year to red-shirt and rehabilitate his knee. During this time was when he found his love for athletic training, injury prevention, and overcoming injuries to compete again.

 

After completion of his 5th year of football and school, Bill began his career at BlueStreak Sports Training. Four years later Bill is the Football Manager and dedicated to continue educating athletes on how to prevent injuries and how to train to get to the next level.

 

Dave Robbins MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, Performance & Staff Development Coordinator drobbins@bluestreakst.com

Dave joined the BlueStreak team in January, 2008. What started as an internship opportunity quickly became a career. Dave was extremely active growing up and decided to focus on soccer and track and field during high school. Dave’s coaches played an integral part in his decision to pursue Exercise Science as a college major. Having coaches that were willing to sit down and explain the science behind each workout gave Dave the drive to learn more.

 

Dave attended Sacred Heart University and graduated in 2009 with his B.S. in Exercise Science, and again in 2011 with his Masters in Exercise Science and Nutrition. Dave is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and has his Level 1 USA Weight lifting certification (USAW). While working on his Master's, Dave performed an internship in the fall of 2010 at Quinnipiac University working under their Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He had the opportunity to work with: Men's Hockey, Men's Basketball, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Field Hockey, Women's Softball, Men's and Women's Cross Country, and their Competitive Cheer team. Currently Dave continues to offer his expertise and expand his knowledge at the Division I level working with Sacred Heart University's Football and Men's Lacrosse team.

 

Stephanie Isaza, Director of Operations stephanie@bluestreakst.com

Stephanie attended Manhattanville College and graduated in 2011 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Business Management and Sociology. Her BlueStreak journey started in 2009 as the receptionist and moved up to her new position in 2011. Stephanie focuses on sales and manages the company through Mindbody Software.

 

Billy-Jacques Marcellus, Marketing Coordinator bmarcellus@bluestreakst.com

Billy is originally from Stamford and lived there for most of his youth. He eventually moved to Weston and attended Weston High School, graduating in 2007. He played a variety of sports like soccer, basketball and track. In 2005, Billy helped Weston win their first State Championship for the men’s soccer team.

 

Billy attended Johnson & Wales University, graduating in 2011 earning his B.S. in Marketing Communications and Advertising. While at school he played soccer for the JWU Wildcats and had the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament in 2007. He also was apart of the JWU Advertising Team working on campaigns for companies like AOL and JCPenny.

 

Glen Tobias, MS, RD, CSSD, Sports Performance Nutritionist www.gtobias@e3wms.com

Glen has his BS in Nutritional Science from Rutgers University/Cook College and his Masters in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. A Registered Dietitian having completed his internship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Glen was one of the first Board Certified as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics in the country.(CSSD – NOTE: there are less than 500 in North America)

 

Glen wants you to effectively lose weight or change your body composition which he addresses with both exercise and nutrition. He also addresses each individual person with their specific needs and capabilities, motivation and your own performance level - as there is NO one plan fits all when it comes to Sports Performance Nutrition.

 

Some highlights include: Affiliated with the Spinal Care Institute at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Has worked for Yale University’s Athletics Dept and Sports Performance facilities in NJ and CT. He has worked with many professional athletes, NFL combine prep programs and MMA fighters.

 

Eating, Exercise & Education (e3) – that’s what e3 is all about – it’s your pathway to a healthy lifestyle. Through this science-based system and Glens 19 years of experience, you will be well on your way to achieving your goals.

 

Ali Knott, BS, ACSM, Health Fitness Specialist aknott@bluestreakst.com

Since graduating from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Ali began his career in personal training at New York Sports Club. He then started as an intern at BlueStreak Sports Training and after three months, was hired on as a Sports Performance Coordinator. As Sports Performance Coordinator, Ali quickly gained experience in working with athletes of all levels, especially adults. Now two years later he is head of BlueStreak's Adult Training Department. His passion for working with athletes/adults has led him to pursue degree in Massage Therapy. Anticipated graduation in 2014.

 

In addition to being a trainer at BlueStreak, Ali is an Amateur Boxer and regularly participates in matches within the United States. Ali has playing experience in football, baseball, and track.

 

Bobby Pauls, Hockey/Lacrosse Sports Performance Specialist bpauls@bluestreakst.com

Bobby played collegiate Ice Hockey and Lacrosse at New England College, played semi-professional ice hockey for the Danbury Mad Hatters (EPHL), and has been coaching ice hockey since 2006. His Bachelors of Arts Degree in Kinesiology, Level 2 USA Hockey Coach Certification, and AFPA Level One Personal Trainer Certification makes him a vital component to the BlueStreak team.