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.

Management & Administration

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

Director of Business Development
Mat Williamson joined the Combine Academy staff 6... View Bio
Alex Stewart - Associate Director of Administration

Alex Stewart

Associate Director of Administration
Kurt Wessler

Kurt Wessler

General Manager/Athletic Director
Kurt Wessler was named the General Manager and... View Bio
Nate Pausa

Nate Pausa

Assistant GM & Associate AD
Nate Pausa graduated from Arcadia University in 2016 with... View Bio


Reylinda Phillips - Science Department Chair/Director of Digital Learning

Reylinda Phillips

Dean of Students
Ms. Phillips joined Combine Academy this year after 4 years... View Bio
David Stouffer - Math Teacher

David Stouffer

Math Department Chair/SAT Prep Coordinator 
David Stouffer joined Combine Academy in 2020 as... View Bio

Sydney Walmsley

English Department Chair/Spanish Teacher
Edwin Corniel

Edwin Corniel 

ESL Instructor
Edwin Corniel joined Combine Academy in July 2022... View Bio
Tudor Barna

Tudor Barna

ESL Instructor
Andrew Macbean

Andrew Macbean

Civic and Financial Literacy Instructor
Andrew “Drew” MacBean joined Combine Academy in... View Bio
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Michael Wright - Head Coach

Michael Wright

Head Coach - National HS Basketball
Coach Michael Wright begins his tenure as the Combine Academy... View Bio
Tim Respass

Tim Respass

Head Coach - Regional/Global HS Basketball
Tim Respass joined Combine Academy in August 2020... View Bio

George Brown

Head Coach – High School Varsity
George Brown is entering his third season with Combine Academy... View Bio
Steve Jecewiz

Steve Jecewiz

Head Coach – Post Graduate
Steve Jecewiz joined Combine Academy as the Executive... View Bio
AJ Jones - Assistant Coach and Director of Recruitment

AJ Jones

Assistant Coach/Director of Recruiting - High School National

Ben Johnson

Assistant Coach – High School National
Coach Johnson has over 20 years coaching experience on... View Bio
Sam Pipes - Assistant Coach - Varsity HS Basketball

Sam Pipes

Assistant Coach – High School Regional & Global
After two years working with the high school teams,... View Bio
Kainan Justiniano - Combine Academy High School Basketball Assistant Coach

Kanian Justiniano

Assistant Coach – High School
Kainan joined Combine Academy August of 2021... View Bio

Patrick Brion

Director of Off-Season Training


Adam Akin

Adam Akin

President - Baseball & Golf
Adam Akin started his coaching career as an assistant coach... View Bio
Jeff Birkofer

Jeff Birkofer 

Director of Baseball/Recruiting Coordinator
Jeff Birkofer is entering his third season at Combine... View Bio
Alex Speas - High School Baseball Head Coach

Alex Speas

Head Coach - High School
Alex Speas is a Powder Springs, Georgia native... View Bio

Cody Penny

Director of Pitching
Edwin Corniel

Edwin Corniel

Global Head Coach
Edwin Corniel joined Combine Academy in July 2022... View Bio
Whaylan Price - Combine Academy Hitting Coach

Whaylan Price

Hitting Coach
Coach Whaylan Price was raised in the San Francisco Bay... View Bio
Justin Greene - Combine Academy Strength and Conditioning Coach

Justin Greene

Strength and Conditioning Coach
Justin is a Mitchell County, NC native. He graduated... View Bio

Cody Cornett

Director of Social Media and Videography - Baseball


Bob Reasso

Bob Reasso

Executive Director and Head Coach - Soccer
Reasso spent a majority of his 30+ year hall... View Bio
Nathan (Sasa) Regis

Nathan Sasa Regis

Head Coach - Soccer
Nathan (Sasa) Regis was born and raised in Trinidad... View Bio

Tudor Barna

Assistant Soccer Coach
Tudor Barna was born and raised in Romania where his professional... View Bio
Ben Pearson

Ben Pearson

Associate Soccer Coach
Ben has been involved in soccer since he was 4 years old... View Bio


Adam Akin

Adam Akin

President - Baseball & Golf
Adam Akin started his coaching career as an... View Bio
Andrew Macbean

Andrew Macbean

Head Coach
Andrew “Drew” MacBean joined Combine Academy in... View Bio

Sports Performance & Athletic Training

Miguel Sousa

Director of Sports Performance

Jim Bazluki

Director of Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer

Candice Fleming 

Athletic Trainer

Facilities and Grounds

Steve Hood

Director of Facilities and Grounds

David Sparrow

Associate Director of Facilities and Grounds

Dining Services

Kim Johnson

Director of Dining Services

Jami Bailey

Combine Café Staff

Donald Schism

Combine Café Staff

Gary Smith

Combine Café Staff

Tammy Parker

Combine Café Staff

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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