Kathy Coakley


Kathy Coakley’s extensive background in physical therapy and sports medicine inspires the quality of care COASTherapy has demonstrated since 1986. After obtaining her Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology from UCLA, Kathy began her journey of becoming a prominent figure in the Sports Medicine community. As an Athletic Trainer and Therapist, Kathy has traveled nationally and internationally with seventeen United States Teams and two Olympic games. In the 1984 Olympic games, Kathy was selected as the Coordinator of Sports Medicine for cycling. COASTherapy is the official physical therapy clinic for the U.S. Woman’s Water Polo Team. Currently she works with Vans and runs the medical for the BMX and Skate for the U.S. Open Of Surf in Huntington Beach and travels covering various events for Vans extreme sports. Her expertise and enthusiasm has provided her opportunities to conduct courses in sports medicine at the university, state and high school levels. Kathy continues to be an active member of her community, with involvement in youth and club athletic organizations. Kathy has played volleyball, ran marathons, triathlons and enjoys paddling on a regular basis.


Don Mc Neill

Director-Huntington Beach, MPT, ITPT

Don received his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1998 and has owned his own Physical Therapy Company. He has a broad working knowledge of the physical therapy field secondary to years of experience. He has significant expertise with orthopedic and sports injuries, ruptures, dislocations, tendon and ligament disorders as well as pre- and post-operative cases. Don also has significant experience working with workman’s comp injuries (repetitive-overuse syndrome, sprains-strains, corrective surgeries). Don has experience with chronic pain patients with emphasis on spinal stenosis/ degenerative joint disease. He has been a clinical instructor for many students at local universities. Don has been in physical fitness and sports for his entire life with emphasis on football, baseball and basketball and recently in-creased his interest in martial arts, biking and tennis.


Dr. Jamie Newsom

Doctor of Physical Therapy-Huntington Beach, MS, DPT, ITPT, IASTM Certified Practitioner

Jamie attended California State University, Long Beach where she received her BS in Exercise Science. She then continued her education, earning her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at CSULB in 2009. In 2015 she completed her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy through Temple University. She has extensive experience in treating the shoulder, knee, various manual therapy techniques, managing lower extremity dysfunctions, post­surgical rehabilitation and treating a wide variety of sports related injuries in athletes of all ages and skill levels, as well as sports training and conditioning. She is also skilled in various KT Taping techniques. She has played sports throughout her life, maintaining an active lifestyle, she currently enjoys playing in several Orange County women’s and co­ed soccer leagues, snowboarding, and spending time outdoors.


Dr. Rachael Knoblauch

Doctor Of Physical Therapy-Huntington Beach PT, DPT, ITPT

Rachael Knoblauch received her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman University in 2015, after completing her undergraduate studies in Spanish at UCLA. She is also credentialed as an Impact Trained Physical Therapist for concussions. Having spent a year abroad in Spain and Costa Rica, she is fluent in the Spanish language. She has had experience working with patients in pediatrics, vestibular rehab, acute care, and a variety of orthopedic clinics. She was raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and enjoys surfing, running and being outdoors in her free time.


Kayla Monroy

Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Speed Specialist, MS, ATC, CSS, ITAT, IASTM Certified Practitioner

Kayla received her Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from Barry University, where she played Division 2 Softball for four years as a catcher. She brings a fresh approach in developing specialized fitness programs uniquely designed for her patients. Kayla is skilled in athletic training protocols and certified in Graston Technique and is a certified Speed Specialist. Kayla is also an Impact Trained Athletic Trainer for concussions and has Impact Test athletes and teams. She has covered athletic events including, Pac-12 Tennis, USTA So Cal Tennis, the Riviera Women’s All-American Tennis Championships, LAUSD X-Country, Football, and Rugby.


Dr. Jeff DeYoung

Doctor Of Chiropractic-Huntington Beach, DC, C.C.S.P.

Dr. DeYoung graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1991. He became a certified sports physician in 1994 of postgraduate courses and passing a nationally certified test. Dr. DeYoung had also been certified to perform manipulation under anesthesia in 2002. Prior to opening his office in Gainesville, Dr. DeYoung was the director of a multidisciplinary practice in Orange County California for five years with an orthopedic surgeon, pain management specialist, neurologist, podiatrist and physical therapist under one roof. He also had a successful family and sports rehabilitation practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado for six years. 
In his spare time Dr. DeYoung enjoys golfing, mountain biking, canoeing, hiking and as a former competitive bodybuilder continues to workout 5 days a week.




Victor Davenport

Weightlifting Coach, B.S.

Victor Davenport was born and raised in North Orange County, Ca. He started competing in wrestling when he was 7 years old. Victor competed nationally in Greco Roman wrestling until 2008 and starting competing nationally in Olympic Weightlifting in 2005. Victor received an athletic scholarship to Louisiana State University in 2008 and attended LSU for 2 years before enrolling at California State University, Fullerton to complete his B.S in Kinesiology. He is currently the head coach of the Weightlifting Club at California State University, Fullerton and is also a part time coach at California Wrestling Academy. Victor is a Level-1 USA Weightlifting Coach.


D.J. Jones

Regional Patient Care Coordinator/Marketing Director, Professional (N.F.L.) Athlete, Performance/Wellness Coordinator, BS, CPT, CSN

NFL Player, Educator, and Wellness Advocate D.J. Jones, joins the COASTherapy Team as the Patient Care Coordinator/ Marketing Director. D.J. played for University of Nebraska for four years as an offensive lineman after being named the #1 athlete in the state of Nebraska in 2006. Graduating in 2010, with his degree in Communication Studies Degree, D.J. played for the NFL for almost 3 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles. He retired despite his athletic potential due to injury to his spine. D.J. is a personal trainer and health coach and has trained numerous high school and collegiate athletes. In 2012 he developed National and International Youth Development & Teambuilding Programs spanning from the United States to South America to Mexico. He combined Athletic principles of Experiential Education, with the required National High School Education Curriculum, to conduct Project Based Learning Activities.  He has also worked to create Independence for Individuals with Disabilities, for over 5 years. This was amongst his positions as a Residential Mental Health Specialist, where he supported multiple group-homes in Nebraska, and as Manager of Client Support Services at an Adult Services Agency in Anaheim, CA. In 2015, he taught career development and terminology courses at a Medical Trade School in Long Beach, CA. With a passion for providing necessary Education, Opportunity, and Exposure, D.J. continues to develop resources as a member of the COASTherapy Team and works closely with our Patients, Staff and physicians to continue to encourage quality services through our Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine clinic.



Daniela Ruiz

Front Office Staff-Huntington Beach

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Front Office Staff-Huntington Beach


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