Push Arizona Coaching Staff

DJ Edwards


DJ is the Owner and Director of Push Performance. He played college baseball at Metro State University and has his Performance Enhancement Specialist and United States Weight Lifting Certification. 

DJ has developed many programs for a wide range of elite athletes. He uses his knowledge in corrective exercise, flexibility limitations and biomechanics to develop personal programs for each client. 

He has developed the Elite Baseball Program and has had 11 Colorado baseball players drafted including three in the top three rounds. DJ also works with a handful of professional baseball athletes out of state in the Push Performance Satellite Program. 

He has worked with a over 100 baseball players at all levels in this program. DJ has also worked with multiple NFL and college football athletes. DJ not only works with high-level athletes but also with active adults and the general fitness population.

Brandon Monahan

Strength Coach

Brandon Monahan was born in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a degree in Exercise Science Corporate Fitness. NCSF certified. 

Brandon is a former collegiate and professional right-handed pitcher. During college, he was awarded First Team ALL KCAC. Brandon has been coaching for the last five years, working with athletes of all ages and talents, ranging from youth to professional level.

Taylor Davis

Strength Coach

Bio coming soon. 

Simon Matthews

Director Of Pitching

Simon Matthews played college baseball at Temple University before transferring to Georgetown University when the program was cut. 

After graduation in 2017 signed as a free agent with the Angels where he played from 2017-2019.

In addition to directing the PUSH throwing program, Simon is a DSL pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds. 

JP SPortman

Director Of Hitting

Bio coming soon. 

Jordan Schiefer

Strength Coach

Jordan Schiefer is a PUSH strength coach, and a former collegiate baseball player from University of Northern Colorado. 

Jordan majored in exercise science with an emphasis on human performance with a minor in nutrition. 

As an experienced strength coach working in the professional, collegiate, HS, and youth baseball space, Jordan is equipped to train our athletes with the knowledge and tools for them to reach their unique goals.  

Austin Ryf

Physical Therapist

Bio coming soon.

Ashton Newell

Operations/Marketing Manager and Yoga Instructor

Ashton Newell is the Operations and Marketing Manager as well as the Push Yoga AZ program instructor. 

Previously, Ashton worked in marketing for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Spring Training for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. 

Additionally, Ashton is a certified personal trainer and was a former collegiate athlete at ASU.