Began from a passion to empower athletes of all ages to become leaders and agents of change.

CORE Sports is family owned

Fitness are & performance personal to us!

Coach D (Donovan) is a graduate of North Greenville University, where he obtained his BA in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Sports Media. On the football field, he was a three-year starter at defensive back for the North Greenville Crusaders and helped to lead the team to a national championship in 2006. Shortly after graduating, he began his training career in Greenville, SC, with Acceleration Sports Institute. He gained national certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.

heavily involved in YOUTH SPORTS over the years

Coach D has been heavily involved in youth sports over the years, serving as a head coach of youth football and baseball and an assistant coach for girls’ travel basketball. He has worked with athletes as young as four years old. In his spare time, he enjoys mentoring, designing custom clothing, and eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts.


Graduate of North Greenville University

Coach Audrey is a graduate of North Greenville University, where she obtained a BS in International Business. She has an MBA in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. Coach Audrey was a two-year starter for the North Greenville Lady Crusaders basketball team, where she led the team in scoring (17 points/game) and rebounding (4.5 rebounds/game). She has always had a passion for youth, serving as a youth counselor for the Central Church of God during her high school, college, and early adult years. Coach Audrey has also held head coaching positions for girl’s travel basketball and has been an assistant coach for youth baseball. In her spare time, she enjoys watching reality shows and reading up on interior decorating and real estate.

HAVE BEEN MARRIED for over ten years

Coach Don and Coach Audrey have been married for over ten years, brought together in their college gymnasium during pick-up games of basketball. They settled in Charlotte in 2010 and welcomed their first child, Kashton, in 2015. Life is moving full steam ahead and they couldn’t be more excited about building their family and their business in Charlotte.

Coach Tal Travis Talbert

graduated from North Greenville University with a BS in Business Administration. While at North Greenville, he helped the football team win its first national championship in 2006 and still holds some records (specifically, touchdown receptions) for the Crusaders. After a successful career with Verizon, Coach Tal looks forward to applying the lessons he learned on the field and in his career to coaching at CORE. He understands that overcoming challenges in any walk of life is 90% mental and 10% physical. Travis will help prepare athletes to confront these challenges directly, by coaching mental toughness and strategies to overcome any obstacles faced–whether in sports or in life. In his free time, Coach Tal likes spending time with his wife and three girls. With his friends, he’s also interested in debating the age-old question: who’s better… Jordan or Lebron?