"We all have dreams. In order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."

-Jesse Owens


Mission Statement

The Ohio Speed Academy was created to teach student athletes how to maximize their potential, while preparing them for high-level competition. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced from participating in both high school and collegiate sports, and offer elite training for athletes wanting to sharpen their craft.  We highlight proper sprinting mechanics and techniques learned from world class programs and years of personal experience in athletics.

Our mission is to share the fundamentals of fitness by helping others reach their personal goals, while developing self-confidence. We coach principles of hard work and perseverance with the intention of one realizing how these skills will positively benefit their life on and off the track.  We offer unique programs for those looking to gain a competitive edge, and for those seeking overall good health.

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Coaching staff

Coaches at the Ohio Speed Academy are here to help you achieve your goals!  We offer personal training for athletes of all ages looking to gain a competitive edge. Our workouts are inspired by some of the best programs in the country.

Coach Jordan Rispress

Hurdles and Sprints coach

Director of Track and Field


High school

Coach Jordan Rispress graduated from Hilliard Darby High School in 2009. He was state champion in the 300m hurdles and 3rd place in the 110m hurdles his senior year. He also placed 1st at Penn Relays and 2nd at the Nike outdoor national track meet in the 400m hurdles.

Clemson University

Jordan attended 2 schools in his collegiate career. From 2009-2011 he attended Clemson University where he was a member of two ACC champion 4x400m teams in 2011 (indoor and outdoor) and took silver in the 4x400m during the previous year.

The Ohio State University

From 2012 to 2014 Jordan attended The Ohio State University. In 2014, Jordan was indoor Big ten conference champion in the 4x400m, indoor and outdoor 2nd team All-American in the 4x400m, 2nd Team All-American 400m hurdles And was a USATF Nationals qualifier in the 400m hurdles.


Coach Rispress is now in his fourth year as the sprints and hurdles coach at Hilliard Darby High School.


Coach Tyler Mcintosh

High Jump Coach

Director of Jumps

High school

Coach Tyler Mcintosh graduated from Hilliard Darby High School in 2009. He was a state champion in the indoor high jump with a jump of 6’10 his junior year. He was all state 3 times over the course of his high school career. His senior year he received All American honors at the Nike outdoor national track meet in the high jump.


Tyler attended 3 schools in his collegiate career. From 2009-2011 he attended Seton Hill University where he held the high jump record of 7’0. He also Played College Football at Seton Hill, Ohio State, and Ohio Wesleyan over the course of his career.


Coach Mcintosh is now in his third year as a high school coach. He is now the head coach at Jonathan Alder high school.


Coach Joe Jackson

Distance Coach

Director of Track

High school

Coach Joe Jackson graduated from Hilliard Darby High School in 2008. As a senior he was named Central District Cross Country Runner of the year. He was also a two-time OHSAA cross country state qualifier, a District champion and cross country MVP as a junior and senior. Joe was a Two-time state qualifier in the 3200m, finishing 12th as a junior and sixth as a senior (9:23) school record holder in the 5000m, 3200m and mile runs. He was 9th at nationals his senior year in the 5,000m with a time of 15:18.  He was also a Scholar-athlete and member of senior class cabinet at Darby

University of Kentucky

Joe Competed in four meets for the University of Kentucky Wildcats as a freshman, highlighted by a 67th-place finish at the 8k SEC championships (26:06).Joe represented University of Kentucky in three meets as a sophomore, taking 18th at the EKU Invite and 57th at the SEC championships.


Coach Jackson is in his third year as a track and field coach. His first two years he coached at Hilliard Heritage Middle school where he achieved much success. In 2015 the girls at Heritage we runner up at the middle school state championships and in 2016 the boys team won the state title. His middle school teams hold the state record in both boys and girls 4x800m relay, and his athletes hold the record for the middle school boys 400m and 800m. In 2017 he coached freshman Malachi Mcgill to win his first state title in the 800 meter dash.


Coach Justin Hines

Hurdles Coach


High school

Coach Justin Hines graduated from Fremont Ross High School in 2010. He was fourth place in the 110m hurdles (14.55) and eighth place in the 4x200m relay at the 2010 OHSAA Division I State Championships. He was also a four-time regional qualifier and was voted by his school as the 2009 & 2010 team MVP. Coach Hines was also a 3 year letter winner in football.

The Ohio State University

Coach Hines attended The Ohio State University from 2010 to 2014. Hines was voted a senior captain in 2014, achieved Academic All-Big Ten selection, earned Ohio State Scholar Athlete accolades, and recorded a top 10 time in the 60m hurdles. Justin left the Ohio State University with personal bests of 7.95 in the 60m hurdles and 14.07 in the 110m hurdles.


Coach Hines coached at Hilliard Bradley High School from 2016-2018. During his tenure he helped coach athletes to 3 top 8 OHSAA state championship finishes in the 110m hurdles and 300m hurdles and helped the team win a conference title in 2018. His athletes contributed to school records in the 110m hurdles (14.23) and 300m hurdles (37.17).



Coach Ashlee abraham

Sprints coach


High School

Coach Ashlee Abraham graduated from Renaissance High School in 2009. In 2007, Ashlee was the 200m champion in the MHSAA state meet. In 2009 she competed in 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay at state and won 3 gold medals

Eastern Michigan University

Ashlee attended 2 schools after high school. She first attended Eastern Michigan University where she won multiple titles at the MAC Championship (indoor 60m, 200m, outdoor 100m). She also owns the indoor 60m MAC conference record of 7.34.

The Ohio State University

She then transferred to The Ohio State University where she would earn multiple All-American titles. They include : 2014 First Team All-American (4x100m relay), Five-time Second Team All-American (100m, indoor/outdoor 200m, 4x100m relay). She was also Three-time Big Ten champion in 2014 (60m, 100m,4x100m relay)


Coach Abraham is now an assistant coach for the Columbus Academy Track and field team


Coach Donovan Robertson

Hurdles coach


High School

Coach Donovan Robertson finished his high school career at Berea High School with five OHSAA state championship titles and 13 Southwest Conference titles. In 2012, He won a national indoor title in the 60m hurdles with a national record time (7.57). He also holds the Ohio outdoor state record in the 300m hurdles (35.96). He was also a member of the 2011 USA Today All-USA Track and Field team, and two-time Ohio Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

The Ohio State University

In 2013, Donovan would go on to continue his career at The Ohio State University. During his time there he achieved much success on and off the track. He was Four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and Five-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017). In 2014, he was named First Team All-American (60m hurdles) and 2014 Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year. In 2015, He earned Second Team All-American (60m hurdles). By the end of his career, he was awarded Honorable mention All-American (110m hurdles) 3 times. Two-time Second Team All-Big Ten selection, Two-time Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week and 2016 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.


Coach Michael Hartfield

Long Jump and Sprints coach


High School and JUCO

Coach Hartfield was born in Manchester, Connecticut and attended Manchester High School. After graduation he enrolled at Rend Lake College and competed in National Junior College Athletic Association competition. In 2009 he was a long jump and triple jump finalist at the JUCO Championships. The following year he won the national junior college title in the long jump and was fourth in the triple jump.

The Ohio State University

Coach Hartfield would attend The Ohio State University from 2010 to 2013 where he would achieve much success. Over the 3 years he attended OSU, He would become Big Ten Champion in the Long Jump 4 times (3 times outdoors and 1 time indoors). He was Big Ten Champion in the Triple jump his final year in 2013 and was runner up in both of his previous years. During the 2013 season, He broke the 77 year old record set by Jessie Owens with a jump of 8.15 m (26 ft 8 3⁄4 in) at the Texas Relays.

Professional career

Coach Hartfield competed at many professional meets after his collegiate career including the Indoor and outdoor USA Championships and the Diamond League circuit. in 2015 he had the longest jump of his career with a jump of 8.42 m (27 ft 7 1⁄4 in). This Jump would qualify him to compete for The United States of America in the 2015 world championships. In the following year he would compete in the 2016 USA Olympic trials where he placed 5th with a jump of 8.39 m (27 ft 6 1⁄4 in). This jump would qualify him to compete with the 2016 USA Olympic team in Rio.