Darin Deaton, DPT, SSC Darin Deaton has been a Starting Strength Coach since August of 2011. His background includes USAW Sports Performance Coach, Crossfit Level 1, 2, 3 Certification. He is a practicing Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 26 years of practice experience. He is an APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist. He was a competitive high school and college gymnast and has coached gymnastics at the recreational and competitive levels. BS PT, TWU 1990, MSPT, TWU 1991, DPT Boston University Sargent College of Medicine 2012.