Karif Byrd is no stranger to success. As a 2000 University of Georgia Bulldog graduate, he raised the athletic bar in football, track and field. A three time All-SEC Track and Field awardee, Byrd was part of a distance medley team that smashed a 20 year school record. As a wide receiver for the Bulldogs high profile football team, Byrd laid the framework and foundation that allowed him to professionally compete in today’s highly competitive market. He mastered both the theory and the practical application of competitive sports. These skills would be a vital part of his career in coaching, training and conditioning. He has garnered both respect and admiration among high school and prep programs as the Director of Training, Costa Mesa Pop Warner; strength and conditioning coach, Newport Harbor High School; conditioning trainer, Corona Del Mar High School and wide receiver coach for Lakewood High School. Most recently, Byrd served as a trainer for the highly respected, Rep1 Sports Agency. In addition to his sports conditioning and training camps, Byrd conducts workshops, leadership seminars and camps throughout the country.
In 2009, Byrd formed Get It Done Sports as a way to transfer his on field experience to youthful athletes, schools, institutions and athletic programs. Through local camps, 7 on 7 passing tournaments and youth and high school combines, Get It Done Sports has earned a reputation as one of the top sporting event facilitators in California. Get It Done Sports has recently partnered with Body Armor, Eastbay, Sklz and Under the Radar Sports to create an amazing experience for their camp participants.
In 2013 Byrd started the Get It Done Foundation, created to assist those less fortunate in participating in the Get It Done camps for free as well as providing education through complimentary workshops and leadership seminars.
DaShaun Thomas was born December 12, 1988, in Chicago, IL. During his childhood, he resided in the Lawndale Community, where the crime rate was the highest in the country. He grew up in a household of 9 brothers/sisters, and 20 overall. He faced several challenges as a child. He never wanted to be a product of his environment. Therefore, he began to illustrate interest in the sport of basketball. He saw several opportunities that will prepare him for success. His drive allowed him an advantage to work with great coaches and mentors. In a matter of time, he was invited to camps and other sporting events. By the age of 13, he was labeled one of the top basketball players in the Chicago land area.
DaShaun went on to play basketball on the high school level with one of the prestigious basketball programs in the city of Chicago. He was a three year varsity player for Farragut Academy. Basketball taught him valuable life lessons. Such as, teamwork, never give up, hard work, and always remain a professional. Also, it taught him the importance of education. He excelled in the classroom as well. After graduating from high school, he attended Kentucky State University to further his education and basketball career. In 2008, he moved to California where he played for Riverside College. Because of his leadership, he was named Co Captain of the Men’s Basketball team that went on to win the State Championship.
DaShaun has always been passionate about the sport of basketball, and consistently showed leadership qualities. After graduating, he wanted to pursue a new dream, because of the opportunities that was provided to him during his childhood. He now takes pride into giving the youth the same essential tools that was provided to him throughout his life. His dedication is built upon his commitment to helping young men/women improve both, on and off the court. It was basketball that kept him on the right path and made him an inspiration to the youth in today’s society. He soon grew a passion for coaching and giving back to the community. He deeply values the integrity and discipline that the game of basketball can teach young men and women. He believes that teaching the game of basketball will prepare the youth for similar life situations.
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JEMOND HAZELY-DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS
Born July 25th, 1993 in Los Angeles, moved to Corona when he was 7 where he played football, basketball, baseball and soccer. Attended Santiago High School, Jemond was rated an all-region prospect and two time first team all-league selection. Recruited by numerous schools before committing to San Diego State after a sensational junior season. From there he went to be apart of the only undefeated San Diego State team in their history winning two conference championships while being part of the mountain west conference and starting in his last two seasons. Graduated in 2016 with a social science degree and a minor in communications, Jemond was invited to the CGS all-star showcase in Texas to perform in front of all 32 NFL scouts rewarding him the opportunity to work out for the LA chargers, San Fransico 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. Currently works for Enterprise in the management trainee program, in his spare time he Directs the Gridiron Football Academy training program and trains multiple sport athletes at Get It Done Sports Arena.