The Making of a Master Trainer
With over 20 years of coaching/playing/training experience, Coach Pene Talamaivao (Coach Pen) began his passion for football at the age of 12 playing for his local Pop Warner league in Southern California.
Coach Pen was a key defensive player (nose guard) for the Ganesha Giants High School football team in Pomona, California. He played four varsity years at Ganesha where he earned First Team All-League for three-lettered years. He was awarded Los Angeles Times 1993 San Gabriel All Star MVP Defensive Lineman and was also honored as the Defensive Player for the Miramonte League during his tenure at Ganesha High school. He was one of two players selected from East San Gabriel Valley to play in the prestigious 43rd Shrine All Star Football Classic game as a full-time starter.
After having a successful high school career, Coach Pen earned a football scholarship to play collegiate football for the University of Utah. He earned First and Second Team honors for the Mountain West Conference as an All-Conference Player for the Utes (1997-1998). In 1998 he was a pre-season All-American and ranked in the top 20 defensive linemen in the country. Coach Pen’s collegiate career was highly successful that it afforded him the opportunity to represent Utah in two All-Star football games. He played in one of the oldest All-Star games in Montgomery, Alabama, the Kelly Tires Blue & Gray All-Star Football Classic which was aired on ABC. He also played in the Hooters All-Star Hula Bowl game where he played against the likes of Ricky Williams in Maui (Hawaii); which was aired on ESPN.
Coach Pen is ranked 56th overall best player at the University of Utah football history (Desert News). For his Utah career, he totaled 113 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 11 pass break-ups and a sack. Coach Pen is enshrined with the Class of 1994 Football Team (The school’s first gridiron squad to win 10 games and finish in the top 10 of the national polls, the 1994 Utes are considered one of Utah’s all-time great football teams.) at the University of Utah’s Football Hall of Fame.
Coach Pen attended the NFL National Combine in Indianapolis. In 1999 he was UDFA (un-drafted free agent) to the Buffalo Bills where he sustained an injury and ultimately was waived and later picked up by San Diego Chargers. The San Diego Chargers allocated Coach Pen to play in the NFL-Europe league for the Amsterdam Admirals (1 year). Upon his arrival back to San Diego, California, Coach Pen suffered yet another substantial injury that ultimately ended his career with the San Diego Chargers and the NFL altogether. It was considered a “career-ending injury”. This devastating injury didn’t stop Coach Pen from his quest to pursue his passion to play professional football. He regained his status through countless doctors and dedicated training and a year later in 2001, played for the XFL (Xtreme Football League; WWE ran by Vince McMahon) with the San Francisco Demons. The Demons battled L.A. Xtreme in the national televised game on NBC, coined as the “Million-Dollar Game” similar to the NFL Super Bowl. Unfortunately, Vince McMahon pulled the plug and the league folded, however another opportunity to play presented itself and Coach Pen was called to play in Canada for the CFL (Canadian Football League). Coach Pen played 2 years for the Ottawa Renegades in Ottawa, Ontario. Upon his final stretch of living out his childhood dream he played Arena Football League for the Detroit Fury. In 2005 Coach Pen’s professional career came to an end.
Coaching and Master Trainer Experience:
Upon the end of his professional career, he immediately went to work, building his reputation as a top-high end trainer/coach. Armed with experience, substantial training knowledge and credible background, he used all the experience he gained to write an outstanding training program that targeted all football players. He has been recognized for training countless high school and collegiate student-athletes as well as professional (NFL) athletes all across the United States.
Manti Te’o (NFL)
Danny Shelton (NFL)
Cameron Hunt (NFL)
Zach Banner (NFL)
Damien Mama (NFL)
Jojo Mathis (NFL)
Viane Talamaivao (USC)
Crisitian Garcia (UCLA)
Jonah Moi (Oregon)
Misi Pei (Washington State)
Poasi Moala (UCLA)
Mykle White (Southern Utah University)
Manuel Avina (Tennessee Tech University)
Kammy Delp (Oregon State)
Dwayne Wallace (Ole Mississippi)
Lio Lafaele (Memphis)
Garrett Hughes (University of New Mexico)
Michael La Cilento (UC San Diego)
Troy Stiefel (UC Sacramento)
Scott Foley (University of Utah)
Thomas Cletcher (Baylor University)
Chris Randazzo (Oregon University)
Jay Howie (University of Utah)
Luke La Cilento (UC San Diego)
Isaiah Flowers (Benedictine College)
1998 Graduated BS Sociology Minor Criminology
1998 Coach, Cyprus High School (Magna, Utah)
2004-2006 Lineman Coach, Kearns High School (Kearns, Utah)
2004 Nemesis Elite Training program established
2007-2009 Intern Strength/Conditioning Coach, University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
2010-2012 Offensive/Defensive Line Coach, Diamond Ranch High School (Pomona, California)
2011 Prime Time Polynesian Sports established. Coach Pen used Nemesis Elite Training program to build PTP Sports.
2014-Present Director of Strength/Conditioning, Defensive Line Coach, Riverside City College (Riverside, California)
Turnbull Tuliaupupu graduated from Southern Utah University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. His 4-year college football career started at Dixie College as an Offensive Tackle 1997-1998. During his second year at Dixie College 1998-1999 he played as an Offensive Guard. Tuliaupupu played as an Offensive Guard during the 1999 NJCAA National Championship where Dixie College took second. Tuliaupupu went on to play Offensive Guard for Southern Utah University for the next 2 years 2000-2002.
After completing his football college career at Southern Utah University, Tuliaupupu returned to Dixie College as an Assistant Coach for the Offensive Line 2003-2004. Alongside the Dixie College coaching staff Coach Turnbull helped aid Dixie College during the 2003 NJCAA National Championship where they ranked second in the nation.
The last 4 years he served as General Manager and Training Director at LA Fitness and in 2012 Coach Turnbull joined the Prime Time Polynesian Sports coaching staff as a Master Trainer.