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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

Vice-President
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

Chris Chaney

Director of Administration
Chris’ first taste of Combine was as a teenager in High... View Bio
Alex Stewart - Associate Director of Administration

Alex Stewart

Associate Director of Administration
Gina Baucom

Gina Baucom

Head of School
Ms. Baucom comes to Combine with extensive... View Bio
Kurt Wessler

Kurt Wessler

Associate Head of School/Social Studies Department Chair
Before joining Combine, Kurt worked for 29 years... View Bio
Adam Akin

Adam Akin

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

Jeff McInnis

Executive Director - High School Basketball
McInnis, a well-known figure in the... View Bio
Bob Reasso

Bob Reasso

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

Steve Jecewiz

Executive Director - PG Basketball
Steve Jecewiz joined Combine Academy as the Executive... View Bio
Andres Gutierrez

Andres Gutierrez, ATC

Executive Director – Sports Medicine
Andres found his passion for sports at a very... View Bio

Paxton Oglesby

Director of eSports
Paxton Rønnestad Oglesby is a distinguished video game... View Bio
Nikki Dixon

Nikki Dixon

Executive Director - Women’s Basketball
After Nikki Dixon graduated from Clemson in May... View Bio
Jeff Birkofer

Jeff Birkofer

High School Baseball
Jeff Birkofer joined the Combine Academy staff as ... View Bio
Tommy Goodale

Tommy Goodale

PG Head Baseball Coach
Tommy was hired as the Post Grad head baseball coach... View Bio

Ian Walsh

Head Pitching Coach - Baseball
Ian Walsh joined Combine Academy in July 2019 and currently... View Bio
Alex Lewis - Head Coach - Regional High School Basketball

Alex Lewis

Head Coach - Regional HS Basketball
Tim Respass

Tim Respass

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

Aaren Edmead

Head Coach - PG Basketball
Tim Respass joined Combine Academy in August 2020... View Bio
Nathan (Sasa) Regis

Nathan Sasa Regis

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

Javier Alcarria

Associate Head Coach - Soccer
Sim Sanders

Sim Sanders

Associate Head Coach -National HS Basketball
Sim Sanders is a 2010 graduate of Johnson & Wales... View Bio
Nate Pausa

Nate Pausa

Basketball Skill Development Coach
Nate Pausa graduated from Arcadia University in 2016 with... View Bio
Dario Pavon - Assistant Coach - Soccer

Dario Pavon

Assistant Coach - Soccer
Kennan Blackmon - Assistant Coach - National High School Basketball

Kennan Blackmon - Assistant Coach

National High School Basketball
Andre Jackson - Assistant Coach - Post Graduate Basketball

Andre Jackson

Assistant Coach - Post Graduate Basketball
Harry West - Assistant Coach - Regional High School Basketball

Harry West

Assistant Coach - Regional High School Basketball
Sam Pipes - Assistant Coach - Varsity HS Basketball

Sam Pipes

Assistant Coach - Varsity HS Basketball
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
Bryant Bowen - Assistant HS Baseball Coach

Bryant Bowen

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

Carlos Texidor

High School Baseball
Carlos graduated in 2014 from the Puerto Rico Baseball... View Bio
Gavin Hite

Gavin Hite

Assistant Pitching Coach - Baseball
As a player, Gavin signed with Western Oregon University... View Bio
Reylinda Phillips - Science Department Chair/Director of Digital Learning

Reylinda Phillips

Science Department Chair/Director of Digital Learning
Ms. Phillips joined Combine Academy this year after 4 years... View Bio
David Stouffer - Math Teacher

David Stouffer

Math Teacher
David Stouffer joined Combine Academy in 2020 as... View Bio
Brad Prestwood - English Teacher

Brad Prestwood

English Teacher
Mr. Prestwood comes to Combine Academy with 20 years... View Bio
Penny Bost Schrum

Penny Schrum

ESL Instructor
Mrs. Penny Bost Schrum brings years of... View Bio
Sean Devlin

Sean Devlin

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sean attended Michigan State University, where he... View Bio
Will Tucker

William Tucker

Director of Baseball Operations
William Tucker joined Combine Academy... View Bio
Arnaud Phillipart

Arnaud Phillipart

Assistant Strength Coach
Arnaud was born and raised in Belgium. He made his... View Bio
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

Jerry Castor

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

Matt Balogh

International Baseball Consultant

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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