David Hesse

Vice President for Performance

David joined IMG Academy in 2010 as Assistant Director, before being appointed Vice President in 2017. The Athletic and Personal Development  team of specialists, coaches, and  staff work across a number of disciplines including strength and conditioning, mental conditioning, athletic training, nutrition and leadership with one common goal: to make a difference to young people’s lives by helping them realize their potential. David brings a combination of business consulting, organizational psychology and sport administration to his leadership role at IMG. Prior to IMG he trained as an organizational psychologist where he specialized in business transformation and organizational change working with multinational companies across numerous business sectors and government departments. In 2007, he set up his own consultancy business specializing in performance psychology in both business and sport which led to contracts with national sport federations, governing bodies and elite athletes in the United Kingdom.  Prior to joining IMG Academy, Hesse was working with the management team at sportscotland Institute of Sport helping Scottish sport gear up for the London 2012 Olympics and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Dr. Taryn Morgan

Director of Athletic & Personal Development

Taryn has consulted with numerous junior, collegiate, and professional/Olympic athletes and teams. She has been the mental conditioning consultant for Texas A&M Women’s Soccer, University of Tennessee Women’s Soccer, Rowing and Swimming/Diving, Maryville College Volleyball, the Southeast Florida Figure Skating Club (including Amanda Evora, Olympic Pairs skater), in addition to all of the sports currently housed at IMG Academy. In addition to her applied experience, Taryn also taught an Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology class and numerous activity classes at the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida. She has been invited to speak at camps and clinics across the nation, and has presented at national and international conferences.