Management & Coaches

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Management & Coaches

Combine’s Management Team and Coaching Staff is comprised of former Collegiate, NBA, MLB, MLS, and FIBA coaches, scouts, and administrators that have an immense amount of knowledge on the American Collegiate Sports System.

Jonah Baize

Jonah Baize

President & CEO
Jonah Baize has spent a lifetime of dedication to... View Bio
Matt Morris

Matt Morris

Matt Morris joined Combine Academy in 2015 and has... View Bio
Mat Williamson

Mat Williamson

General Manager
Mat Williamson joined the Combine Academy staff 6... View Bio
Chris Chaney - Administrative Executive

Chris Chaney

Administrative Executive
Chris’ first taste of Combine was as a teenager in High... View Bio
Adam Akin

Adam Akin

President - Baseball & Golf
Adam Akin started his coaching career as an... View Bio
Gina Baucom - Associate Head of School

Gina Baucom

Head of School
Ms. Baucom comes to Combine with extensive... View Bio
Jeff McInnis

Jeff McInnis

Executive Director - High School Basketball
McInnis, a well-known figure in the... View Bio
Bob Reasso Executive Director and Head Coach - Men’s Soccer

Bob Reasso

Executive Director and Head Coach - Soccer
Reasso spent a majority of his 30+ year hall... View Bio
James Palmer

James Palmer

Executive Director and Head Coach - Golf
James Palmer, who was most recently part of... View Bio
Steve Jecewiz - Executive Director – Men’s Prep Basketball

Steve Jecewiz

Executive Director - PG Basketball
Steve Jecewiz joined Combine Academy as the Executive... View Bio
Nikki Dixon

Nikki Dixon

Executive Director - Women’s Basketball
After Nikki Dixon graduated from Clemson in May... View Bio
Andres Gutierrez Sports Medicine

Andres Gutierrez, ATC

Executive Director – Sports Medicine
Andres found his passion for sports at a very... View Bio
Kurt Wessler - Social Studies Teacher/Athletic Admin.

Kurt Wessler

Associate Head of School/Social Studies Department Chair
Before joining Combine, Kurt worked for 29 years... View Bio
Tim Respass - Head Varsity Basketball Coach

Tim Respass

Head Coach - Varsity Basketball
Tim Respass joined Combine Academy in August 2020... View Bio
Paxton Oglesby - Director of Esports

Paxton Oglesby

Director of eSports
Paxton Rønnestad Oglesby is a distinguished video game... View Bio
Nate Pausa

Nate Pausa

Director of Videography
Nate Pausa graduated from Arcadia University in 2016 with... View Bio
William Tucker - Director of Baseball Operations

William Tucker

Director of Baseball Operations
William Tucker joined Combine Academy... View Bio
Jeff Birkofer - Head Baseball Coach

Jeff Birkofer

High School Baseball
Jeff Birkofer joined the Combine Academy staff as ... View Bio
Bryant Bowen - Assistant HS Baseball Coach

Bryant Bowen

Post Graduate Baseball
Bryant Bowen was named post-graduate baseball... View Bio
Carlos Texidor - Assistant Baseball Coach

Carlos Texidor

High School Baseball
Carlos graduated in 2014 from the Puerto Rico Baseball... View Bio
Arnaud Phillipart - Assistant Strength Coach

Arnaud Phillipart

Assistant Strength Coach
Arnaud was born and raised in Belgium. He made his... View Bio
Nathan Sasa Regis - Associate Head Coach - Soccer 

Nathan Sasa Regis

Associate Head Soccer Coach
Nathan (Sasa) Regis was born and raised in Trinidad... View Bio
Sean Devlin - Assistant Athletic Trainer

Sean Devlin

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sean attended Michigan State University, where he... View Bio
Ian Walsh

Ian Walsh

Head Pitching Coach - Baseball
Ian Walsh joined Combine Academy in July 2019 and currently... View Bio
Gavin Hite - Assistant Baseball Coach

Gavin Hite

Assistant Pitching Coach - Baseball
As a player, Gavin signed with Western Oregon University... View Bio
Sim Sanders

Sim Sanders

Associate Head Coach - High School Basketball
Sim Sanders is a 2010 graduate of Johnson & Wales... View Bio
Denzel Dillingham

Denzel Dillingham

Assistant Coach - Post Graduate Basketball
Denzel Dillingham joined Combine Academy as Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach in August 2019... View Bio
Penny Schrum - ESL Instructor

Penny Schrum

ESL Instructor
Mrs. Penny Bost Schrum brings years of academic experience to benefit the students at... View Bio
Matt Balogh

Matt Balogh

International Baseball Consultant
TL Smith - Head of Security

TL. Smith

Head of Campus Security
TL. started his career in Law Enforcement in 1991 graduating... View Bio
Jerry Castor - Director of Grounds and Facilities

Jerry Castor

Director of Grounds and Facilities
Jerry is a native to Lincoln County. He has over... View Bio

Additional Staff

In addition to the Management Team, Coaches, and Teachers listed above, Combine Academy has additional staff members in the divisions of Culinary, Maintenance, Security, and more.

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COMBINE ACADEMY is located in Charlotte, NC, in the popular Lincolnton area on a beautiful 43 acre campus. The Lincolnton area is a safe and affluent part of the Charlotte community, with great schools, shops, and restaurants. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing international cities in the United States which offers excellent mass transit and an international airport with easy access to major cities across the globe.

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