Our CAL Family is essential to our success.

We have a dedicated team of coaches, instructors, and staff who demonstrate what it means to live their passion. Their talents and passions shine through in their daily activities, which provides our company the means to lead the way.

Learn about what our amazing CAL Family has to offer players. Our team is all First Aid, CPR, and AED certified by the American Heart Association.

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Executive Team

Corey Lord, President and Founder Bio
Devyna Lord, Executive Administrator
Jess Garges, Assistant Program Director

Permanent Coaches and Instructors

Aaron B. Dean, Senior Advanced Basketball Coach

The kids love Coach Dean. His smile and enthusiasm bring something to sports instruction that not many are able to bring. Coach Dean teaches many of our programs from preschool to high school age to Sports Explorers to basketball training and coaches AAU basketball. Coach Dean started his athletic career at Wissahickon High School, where he was captain of the basketball team and co-captain of the tennis team. Coach Dean played area and state tournament softball for ten years and coached for five years. He coached travel basketball for Montgomery Township and coached in the North Penn YMCA’s youth basketball league. He is a certified AAU and USA Basketball coach and has coached a CAL Sports Academy team that went to Nationals in Detroit. Many players that Coach Dean has trained or coached have made their travel, middle school, high school, and college teams. Coach Dean brings thirty years of basketball knowledge and experience to CAL Sports Academy.

 

Pat McLaughlin, Advanced Basketball Coach

Coach Pat lives and breathes basketball. He comes to us with a great deal of experience in various realms of the game. As a player, Pat was an All-League selection at Central Bucks East High School, where he finished among the top scorers in school history and holds the school’s 3-point records for most in a single game, single season, career, and highest career percentage. Upon graduating from West Chester University, Pat worked as a basketball analyst for Krossover Intelligences, breaking down and analyzing game films for high school and college basketball programs throughout the country. Coach Pat spent five years training players and coaching AAU teams with CB Elite in Doylestown and two years as the head coach of the JV boys’ basketball team at Central Bucks East High School. Pat also comes to us with eight years of experience as a PIAA certified basketball official.


Donte Woody, Advanced Basketball Coach

Coach Donte was born on a navy base in Annapolis Maryland. There, he learned the importance of being disciplined and working hard. Later, he moved to Southwest Philadelphia where he started to play basketball and football and realized his passion for sports.

Later in life, Coach Donte moved to Chester County, where he attended Great Valley High School. While attending Great Valley, he was a three-star athlete, participating in football, track, and basketball. He won the division in both football and track and was named to the area all-star team for football. Additionally, he also earned the second-best record in school history for basketball. Eventually, Coach Donte attended Cheyney University, where he participated in football, basketball, and track. There, he was selected to be in the Penn relays for triple jump, long jump, and high jump for track. Throughout his years in school, Coach Donte gained experience coaching basketball through local camps, clinics, and individual lessons. He is very excited to work with CAL Sports in helping our young athletes reach the next level.

 

James Stabinski, Developmental Basketball CoachJames Stabinski

You’ll see Coach James on the court during the Basketball League games and many school’s out and summer camps.

Coach James is a graduate of North Penn School District and has been a participant in local area sports at the North Penn YMCA and North Penn Boys and Girls Club including basketball and soccer.

Coach James graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, specializing in health and physical education. Coach James currently works as a high school health and physical education teacher at MaST Community Charter School, as well as serving as the assistant coach for the high school girls’ varsity team. Coach James also currently works at North Montco Technical Career Center as a driver’s education instructor. Coach James recently received his USA Basketball Coaching certification.

Coach James believes in stressing core fundamentals, self-confidence, and hard work so each athlete may reach their own maximum potential on and off the court.

 

Tim Jones, Advanced Volleyball Coach

Coach Tim is a graduate of Souderton Area High School, where he started volleyball during his freshman year. He was captain of the Varsity Boys Volleyball Team his senior year. Tim led the Suburban One League and District One in attack points and attack percentage that year.  He is currently transferring from Montgomery County Community College to Temple University. He is majoring in Secondary Education and Social Studies.  He works for the North Penn School District Extended School Care as a before and after program assistant.

Tim has played volleyball year-round for eight years. He has played for both AAU and USA volleyball teams throughout high school. His love for the game and knowledge of the sport has increased throughout his tenure as a player. He is looking forward to coaching at Cal Sports Academy.

 

 

Gina Cocci, Basketball Coach and Sports Instructor

Coach Gina is a graduate of St. Hubert High School in Northeast Philadelphia. She was captain of the girls’ basketball team her senior year and received an award from the Markwood Basketball Club for Basketball Excellence. After graduating from St. Hubert’s, Coach Gina attended Immaculata University in Malvern, PA where she was a four-year member of the Women’s Basketball team. During her time at Immaculata she was the starting point guard for three years and was also a two-year captain. She also has experience as an AAU basketball coach. Coach Gina has a passion for basketball and enjoys helping kids develop their skills on and off the court.

 

Laura Reeser, Volleyball Coach and Sports Instructor

Coach Laura graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy in 2015. During high school, she played at Quakertown Christian School as a setter and outside hitter. She was captain, named MVP, and received the All-Conference player award. She was also the setter of her club volleyball team. Laura is currently attending Montgomery County Community College, with plans to transfer to a four-year university. She is majoring in Life Sciences and plans to pursue a career in medicine. She was captain of the Montgomery County Community College Mustangs Volleyball Team and led her team in assists. She is a well-rounded athlete, having also played soccer and softball at her college. Laura has been playing for seven years and continues to play in various leagues and local tournaments. She has a great love for volleyball and people. She is committed to creating a positive learning environment for athletes to grow in every aspect of their lives.

 

 

Micah Griffith, Volleyball Coach and Sports Instructor

Coach Micah has been around Cal Sports Academy since 2015, playing in our Linear Ranking Tournaments and volunteering with our In-House Leagues. Micah started his athletic career in gymnastics as a trampoline and tumbling competitor, winning competitions across the country. He transitioned to coaching the sport, earning his USAG coaching certification and helping to training athletes to compete at the highest levels. He then moved on to volleyball, playing competitively throughout his high-school period. Micah graduated from Lighthouse Christian Academy and moved to Montgomery County Community College, where he is currently majoring in Digital Media Production. During that time he captained men’s and coed volleyball teams and won the Indian Volley Volleyball League three years in a row. He also started and currently runs the Montgomery County Community College Men’s Volleyball Club. Micah is a PIAA, NFHS, and USAV certified volleyball official. He’s coached volleyball at different clubs since he was seventeen and continues to work to build up young athletes in the sport.

Micah serves as a US Army Ranger and in his spare time enjoys playing volleyball, taking pictures, making videos, and playing music. You’ll probably see him running around Cal Sports Academy with a camera at some point, so make sure to wave and say “Hi!”. You never know, you just might end up on Instagram!

 

 

 

 

Seasonal Coaches and Instructor

 

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Cordell Lord, Basketball Coach and Sports Instructor

Coach Dell is currently a student at Immaculata University, where he is pursuing a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Management. During his career at North Penn High school, he was a four-year varsity point guard starter for the boys’ basketball team, while also being a captain his senior year. He currently holds the all-time record for most assist in a season and in a career by a player. During his time at North Penn High School, he was recognized and invited to play overseas in Hawaii and Las Vegas in 2013. He also participated in track and field as a sprinter for one season, making qualifying time to compete in Penn Relays.

Coach Dell was able to take his basketball career to the next level and is currently in his second year at Immaculata University. He is excited to come back and teach his experience to our athletes through handwork and dedication while taking their game to the next level and still having fun! Coach Dell recently received his USA Basketball Coaching certification for 2017.

You will see Coach Dell coaching during AAU, in camps, and in clinics here at CAL Sports Academy.

 

 

Lindsay Martin, Volleyball Coach and Sports Instructor

Coach Lindsay is currently a student at Penn State, where she is pursuing a degree in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. During her career at Souderton Area High School, she was on the girls’ volleyball team for three years, spending one of those years as the team captain. She managed the team her junior year due to an ACL injury. Additionally, Coach Lindsay played travel volleyball for one year as an outside hitter.

Coach Lindsay is so excited to be able to share her passion for volleyball and  sports with each and every one of you. She wants to help every player achieve their goals, maximize their abilities, and succeed in whatever they put their mind to! Coach Lindsay believes in working hard and having fun! You will see Coach Lindsay coaching camps, clinics, and leagues here at CAL Sports Academy.

In her extra time, she loves playing impromptu volleyball games with her friends and family.  She can’t wait to see YOU in the gym.