Central Ohio’s Premier Multi-Sports Training and Coaching Staff

The 3N Sports Experience

Pat Noles opened 3N Sports in 2015 with a focus on providing a truly unique training experience for athletes. His goal is to not only improve his athletes as better basketball players, but to develop them into better athletes and better people. Pat surrounds himself with the very best training partners to make sure that every athlete has the opportunity to become successful both on and off the court.

Pat Noles

Founder, Basketball Coach/Trainer

Pat Noles was a four-year collegiate basketball starter, playing two years at the College of Wooster and Otterbein University. Noles led his teams to three conference championships and two NCAA berths. During his college career, he was known as one of the premier shooters in the country, ranking nationally in both three-point shots made and three-point shot percentage.

Noles started his coaching business in 2001 with a focus on individual and small group training. He has spent his entire professional career developing athletes and coaching teams. Noles has conducted countless basketball camps—ranging from private team camps to large instructional youth camps—and has been the head coach for numerous youth teams, AAU teams, travel teams, and Pro-Am teams.

Dana Stearns

Volleyball Coach/Trainer

Dana Stearns was a four-year volleyball starting middle blocker and scholar athlete at The Ohio State University. She is ranked 11th overall in career kills, 4th overall for attack percentage, 5th overall for career blocks, and 10th overall for career points. Stearns was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1997 and selected to All-Big Ten teams. After her collegiate career, she played on the United States Women’s Volleyball National B Team and played professionally in Spain, France, and Puerto Rico.

Stearns has conducted volleyball camps and clinics for the last 20 years and coached both men and women’s high school teams over the last eight years in Chicago and Columbus. When not coaching at 3N Sports, she works as a high school guidance counselor at Canal Winchester High School.

Kris Snyder

Personal Trainer

Kris serves as the youth performance coach, personal trainer, and group fitness instructor. Kris uses a style of teaching that uniquely blends components of the martial arts, resistance band training, positive psychology, and mental toughness to develop the explosive and confident athlete. Kris holds several certifications from leading organizations in the industry and is certified to administer the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Kris also has over 10 years’ experience in martial arts where he earned his black belt from the late Master Clarence West from Steubenville, Ohio.

Kris is a state of Ohio licensed Marriage and Family therapist, earned his MBA and regularly attends seminars to maintain his CEUs and stay abreast of the latest developments in the industry.

Kris Snyder, MFT, MBA, CPT, FMS1, PNF1

To learn more about Kris, visit his website.

Elijah Scott (Coach E)


Elijah Scott is a Bexley High School alum who starred in both football and basketball. Elijah joined 3N Sports in 2015 as an assistant coach for all travel and AAU teams. He is now head coach for multiple teams and runs all youth basketball drop in workouts as well conducting individual and small group training.

Brent Johnson

Personal Trainer

Brent Johnson is a Bexley High School alum who excelled in football, basketball and track. Brent was an All State football player and was recognized as “Back of the year” in Ohio during his senior season. Brent continued his playing career at The Ohio State University and was inducted into the Varsity O Club as a four year letterman and graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

Brent is a certified personal trainer with over 20 years of experience in the physical fitness and training industry. He specializes in working with individuals and small groups to help them reach their personal fitness goals. Brent has also served as a high school and youth football coach throughout central Ohio and has helped countless young athletes improve their athletic ability and agility skills.

James Field

Lead Academy Coach and Owner, Soccer Field Academy

Coach James Field is an experienced and educates A-youth Licensed Coach with experience in MLS Youth Academy and US Development Academy. Soccer Field Academy is an Official Partner of Southampton FC, an English Premiership club that is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in developing youth soccer players.

Kirk Richardson

Certified Athletic Trainer

Orthopedic ONE’s Kirk Richardson is 3N Sports' dedicated Certified Athletic Trainer. Kirk began practicing at Orthopedic ONE in 2015 after spending three years working at a small college in South Carolina. Prior to that stint, he spent two seasons working in the Washington Nationals minor league system. Kirk earned a Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from James Madison University.

Tabatha Piper

Complex Coordinator

Tabatha Piper was a multi-sport collegiate athlete in volleyball and basketball at Otterbein University. Piper led the women’s volleyball team to the NCAA Tournament every season and assisted with winning the program’s first-ever Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) championship. She holds records for the school’s career assists and the school’s hitting percentage. Piper led the women’s basketball team to the OAC Tournament Championship game along with the first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. She made OAC history as the first athlete to ever earn “Freshman of the Year” honors in two different sports. She finished as a five-time, All-OAC selection and two-time All-American. Piper has worked as a publicist for an entertainment firm and she’s worked with the World Series of Beach Volleyball, the Pittsburgh Pirates, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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