About the founder


My name is Danny Copeland. I am the founder and president of COGI Athletic Company, the creator of the Champion's Certification, and a SuperBowl XXVI Champion. I started my training career as a client of the Egoscue Therapy, Health, Education Clinic, learning to combat chronic pain through exercise. Later, I became a certified fitness trainer through the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA). I melded what I considered the best therapy principles and cutting-edge training applications based on my varied experiences. Eventually, I became a sought-after presenter for speed and athletic development clinics. In 2007, I began researching popular programs and educating other trainers on how to incorporate safety and rehab principles into training for specific populations. In 2008, I developed the first training manual for COGI Athletic trainers. By 2013, my training team and I  had assisted athletes in earning scholarships to over 60 colleges and universities.

My former student-athletes are currently NFL, NBA, and MLB draft choices. We have won multiple NCAA national championships in baseball, football, softball, and equestrian riding. We have won individual national championships, PGA tour events, major equestrian events, high school soccer, tennis, swimming, kayaking, cross country, and track state championships.

Many of our certified trainers have gone on to become Master's and PhD holders, physical therapists, and Division 1 college strength coaches. Student trainees are now physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, and state champion coaches.

As the creator of the Champions Certification, my mission is to help develop more champion trainers: professionals with the knowledge, wisdom, and discipline necessary to produce more CHAMPIONS.

Notable mentions and accomplishments

Advisory board member: The First Bank, Next Level Training and Motivation, Inc. (Thomasville, GA), and Joshua's Promise, Inc. (Meigs, GA).

Sports career highlights: Washington Redskins Man of the Year, SuperBowl XXVI Champion, Special Teams Captain (Kansas City Chiefs), NCAA Academic All-American.

Speaker: Senior Life Insurance, United Way, Lee Jeans, Mobil Oil, Ashwood Development, FCA, DARE Sexton Farms Trucking, Florida Turfgrass Association, Operation Blessing, Sports Integrity, Freedom Village USA, Johnson Bible College, South Georgia Law Enforcement, Southern Regional Technical College, The Gathering Place

Founder: Drilz4Skilz Football Camp, Next Level Basketball Camp, COGI Multi-sport Confidence Camp

Infomercial: Oppenheim Center for Aesthetic Dentistry

Promo Videos: The Treehouse Project (Children's Advocacy Program), Inside Out (Combined Community Outreach), LIFE: The Way of Champions (Pro-Life Athletes, Inc.)

Creator: High 5 Study System, Next Level Training System, COGI Personal Trainer Certification Program, COGI Youth High Performance, Performtech, Next Level Life Group: Fitness 101 for Churches

Former Television Show Host: Danny Copeland's Redskin Review

Former Board Member: Thomas Co. Adult Literacy Program, Thomas Co. Communities in Schools Program

Former High School Coach:  Basketball, Football, Track and Field

"God has a great plan and as we work to execute it good things follow. Our clients win in business, sports, and LIFE. I was blessed to do life and football under coaches Joe Gibbs (3X SuperBowl Champ, 7X NASCAR Champ), Tony Dungy (SuperBowl Champ), Bill Cowher (SuperBowl Champ coach), Roy Kidd (2X NCAA National Champ), and Larry Green (2X State Champ). It is a privilege to communicate CHAMPIONSHIP principles that I learned from such accomplished men throughout my professional career."

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