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
Devyna Lord, Executive Administrator
Hailey Cressman, Senior Sports Administrator
Stephanie Glover, Senior Sports Administrator
Cordell Lord, Basketball Director & Sports Administrator

Coaches and Instructors

Hailey Cressman
Senior Sports Administrator

Name: Hailey Cressman

Position: Senior Sports Administrator

Hailey is a 2019 graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a minor in Coaching. She also completed her master’s degree in Sport Management from Coastal in 2020. During her time at Coastal, Hailey worked as the team manager for the Division I Coastal Women’s Soccer team. She was also an assistant coach for a girls’ soccer team in Myrtle Beach.

Hailey attended CAL as a young athlete participating in soccer and speed and agility classes. She also completed an undergraduate internship here at CAL as a Strength and Conditioning Coach in the summer of 2018 and has returned for her graduate internship. Hailey loves the energy at CAL Sports Academy and hopes that each athlete has fun every day they enter the gym.

Cordell Lord
Basketball Director & Sports Administrator

Name: Cordell Lord

Position: Basketball Coach & Sports Instructor

Favorite Quote: “Play Fast, Play Hard!”

Cordell Lord is a part of the CAL Sports Family! From the time he was given his first basketball, Cordell has played in the In House leagues, Travel team, volunteered as a Jr Ref was an assistant coach and now landed as the head coach of our high school teams. He graduated from North Penn High School. 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 assists 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 a student-athlete at Immaculata University, graduating with B.A. Science Degree in Exercise Science and concentrating in Sports Management. He also minored in Business Management and Human Resource Management. Cordell has completed his Master’s degree at West Chester University and has also completed his Masters of Public Administration as well as earning certificates in Athletics and Sports Management. Coach Dell recently received his USA Basketball Coaching certification for 2019 and has had the opportunity to coach at the high school and college level.

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

Stephanie Glover
Senior Sports Administrator & Volleyball

Name: Coach Steph

Position: Sports Administrator & Volleyball

Favorite quote: “Don’t be sorry. Do better.”

Coach Steph grew up in the King of Prussia area and graduated from Archbishop John Carroll High School. She started playing volleyball in 5th grade and has had a love for the game ever since.

Coach Steph graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, specializing in adolescent development and juvenile justice. She played recreational volleyball while a student at WCU. Coach Steph has been the Head Coach for the Perkiomen Valley Middle School West Volleyball Team for the past 4 seasons.

You can find Coach Steph in the gym instructing all levels of volleyball along with coaching the CAL Cobras Club teams.

Coaching Credentials:

  • NFHS Coach Level 1

LJ Brothers
Volleyball & Basketball

Name: Lawrence (LJ) Brothers

Position: Basketball/volleyball instructor

Favorite Quote: “Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge”

Coach LJ is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s in psychology. He started playing basketball from elementary school and continued to play in AAU and recreational leagues until junior year of high school, in addition started his volleyball career in his sophomore year of high school and continued to play club at university.

LJ has played basketball year-round for 12 years and has been playing volleyball for 7. Both sports he has competed in AAU and club tournaments, he placed on 1st team all-conference, and 3rd team all-central for volleyball middles throughout high school and club volleyball teams. He is a very passionate player who wishes to grow and spread his knowledge of both games onto others. He is looking forward to improving not only himself but all the athletes that come to CAL Sports.

Alysa MacLaughlin
Volleyball

Name: Alysa MacLaughlin

Position: Volleyball Coach

Favorite Quote: “The only person who can stop you from reaching your goals is you.”

Coach Alysa is from Collegeville, Pa and is a current senior at West Chester University. She will be graduating in May with a degree in Business Administration and Management with minors in Human Resources and Business Law.

She started playing volleyball in 8th grade and played on her high school team both JV and Varsity. Her junior year of high school, her varsity team achieved a spot in the states qualifiers. Coach Alysa has played for multiple club teams and played on a recreational team in college.

She started coaching as an assistant coach at Perkiomen Valley Middle School West alongside Coach Stephanie. She has a passion for the game and is dedicated to helping our CAL players progress and reach higher levels of skill within the sport as well as growing herself.

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Jim Burke
Volleyball Coach

Name: Jim Burke

Position: Volleyball Coach

Favorite Quote: “There may be people who have more  talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”

Coach Jim began his volleyball career as a freshman at Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, PA. Throughout his 4 years of play there, he was a four-time district champion, as well as a two-time all-district outside, a two-time all-conference outside, and was selected to the All-State team his senior year. He continued to play volleyball in the off seasons for a number of clubs including Revolution, AVC, and PVC at the national level.

After graduating from high school he went on to play right side at the University of Pittsburgh where he graduated in 2020 with honors in psychology. After graduating, Jim spent time as an assistant coach for the Pitt Men’s Volleyball Club and for the Horseshoe Volleyball Club before moving to the Philadelphia area.

With over ten-years of high-level experience in the sport, he continues to both play and teach the game at an elite level, and hopes to share his experience with a new generation at CAL Sports Academy. More than anything though, he wants to pass on his passion for the game, and inspire this new generation to love the sport the same way he does.

Coach Jim believes passion, determination, and humility are some of the core values needed to succeed not just in sports, but in all facets of life.

Ethan Blom
Basketball Coach

Name: Coach Ethan

Position: Basketball Coach

Favorite Quote: “I think the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice”

Coach Ethan grew up in Delaware County where he graduated from Strath Haven High School. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Economics.  Ethan now lives in Philadelphia where he enjoys walking to the Wells Fargo Center to watch the Philadelphia 76ers.

Coach Ethan has been working with kids in the community and helping manage local rec leagues since he was a freshman in high school. He played basketball throughout his time at Strath Haven and now coaches their 7th grade middle school team. Ethan really looks forward to working with young athletes at CAL Sports Academy, and helping them grow as basketball players and as people.

Jordan Gold
Basketball & Soccer

Name: Jordan Gold

Position: Basketball and Soccer Coach

Favorite Quote: Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.

Coach Jordan is a graduate of Temple University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and Production. He grew up in Northeast Philadelphia where he developed his love for the game of basketball playing year round since he was 5 years old in Recreational and Police Athletic Leagues.

Jordan went on to attend Wilson Middle School and made the Basketball team all 3 years before his family moved out to Colmar, PA. From there he attended Penndale Middle School where he made the 9th grade team before heading to North Penn. After making the 10th grade team at North Penn a coaching regime change took place, and with it the removal of the 10th grade team in his Junior year. After removing the 10th grade team, the new coach then forced all the Juniors to have to make Varsity or nothing; He just missed the cut.

Feeling down about not making the team, Jordan was given an anonymous opportunity to become a “People to People” Sports Ambassador where he joined 1 of 2 teams made up of athletes from all over the USA to compete in the “World Sports Cup” in Vienna, Austria during the summer of 2009. It was a week long tournament playing against teams made up of athletes from France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and more. Jordan’s team made it to the Bronze medal game where they came out victorious against the other team from the United States. Jordan came home and continued to play in recreational leagues until he attended Temple University. While he was there, Jordan became a practice player for the Temple University Women’s Basketball team playing against numerous athletes who have gone on to play in the WNBA and overseas and he also became an assistant coach for the Tilden Middle School Girls Basketball team, helping coach them all the way to the City Semi Finals.

Coach Jordan is extremely passionate about the game of basketball and now spends his free time looking to give back and share his love of the game with the younger generation. He looks forward to being able to help the athletes that come through CAL Sports to develop their skills and go on to become successful basketball players when they get older.

James Stabinski
Basketball Coach

Name: Coach James

Position: Basketball Coach

Favorite quote: “It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, the only thing that matters is how many times you get back up.”

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.

Shen Lord
Basketball & Soccer

Name: Coach Shen

Position: Basketball & Soccer

Favorite quote: “Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can be.”

You’ll see Coach Shen on the court during Soccer clinics and assisting with Basketball clinics.

 

Coach Shen is a graduate of North Penn School District and has been a participant in local area sports (Soccer, Track, Swimming and Cheer). She knew at a young age that she had a love for Soccer and Track and Field.

She played for TYA soccer and participated in Track and Field in Middle School and High School. She also participated in AAU Track.

Coach Shen graduated from Cabrini University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She also completed her Master’s in Special Education (K-8).

Emily Irvin
Seasonal Instructor

Name: Coach Emily

Position: Seasonal Instructor

Favorite Quote: “The sweat. The time. The devotion. It pays off.”

Coach Emily grew up in Bedminster, PA and participated in many activities locally including competitive ice skating, horseback riding, gymnastics, and dance.

Coach Emily started playing volleyball at CAL Sports Academy in 2016. She also played CYO volleyball through middle school and is a 3 year varsity starter at Dock Mennonite Academy. Coach Emily was named BAL All-Conference Setter.

Coach Emily has been a part of CAL volleyball programs for over 6 years. She has participated in everything from beginners classes to Jr. Elite clinics
and Club Volleyball.

Coach Emily’s goals are to play college volleyball, pursue a career in sports management/media and as a screenwriter/author.

CAL is a very special place for Coach Emily. She grew up in the gym and has so many fond memories. She is grateful for the opportunity to give back and spread her knowledge and encouragement to the community that she loves.

Maddy  Whedon
Seasonal Instructor

Name: Coach Maddy

Position: Seasonal Instructor

Favorite Quote: “I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”

Coach Maddy is from Quakertown, PA and will be graduating from Quakertown Community High School this spring. She will be attending the University of Tennessee to study marketing and wants to stay involved with sports, specifically volleyball.

Coach Maddy started playing volleyball at CAL Sports Academy in middle school. She has played at a multitude of competitive club teams in the Allentown and Philadelphia area including for CAL. At her high school, she played on both JV and Varsity. She was a varsity starter for two years and captain her senior year.

From leagues and clinics to summer camps, CAL has been a large part of Coach Maddy’s life. She is excited to be giving back to the place she got her start. Coach Maddy is passionate about the game of volleyball and is grateful for the opportunity to help players improve their skills. She wants to spread her knowledge and love of the game and help everyone reach their highest potential.

Jessica Wimmenauer
Seasonal Instructor

Name: Coach Jessica

Position: Seasonal Instructor

Jessica is a current student at Hofstra University. A member of the community, she graduated from Souderton High School in 2020. In her youth, Jessica participated in CAL’s basketball classes and league as well as speed and agility classes. She also has experience playing soccer and softball.

Jessica is excited to return as a summer camp counselor! Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the kids.

Neil Lord

Neil Lord
Seasonal Instructor

Name: Coach Neil

Position: Seasonal Instructor

Favorite quote: “Just play, have Fun and enjoy the game”!

Coach Neil was a former CAL Sports athlete who attended clinics, played in the basketball In-House Leagues and Travel AAU teams. He graduated from North Penn High School. Coach Neil played Middle/High school basketball and also competed in Track and Field Shot Put, and Javelin throw.

Coach Neil loves helping and seeing every player get better at their game. Coach Neil is attending Albright College doing another sport that he loves which is E-Sports! He is a member of the Albright Lion’s E-Sports Team. He is pursuing a degree in Game & Simulation Development.

When Coach Neil is home on break, you will see him at camps and clinics at CAL Sports Academy.

We thrive on our biggest key to success. Our employees.

Our team is a big family of diverse people who have special talents and skills. We believe working in a family setting promotes healthy working environments. Employees feel comfortable to be themselves and to ask questions. We are a home away from home where our career is our passion.

We focus on each family member’s individual strengths.

Building upon people’s strengths, builds both the person and the business up. We want our employees to be the best people they can be. Being the best causes an influx in positive energy that spreads to anyone who enters our doors; making the community we live in a better place.

Our organization is an exciting and energetic place to work.

We have opportunities for part-time employment, seasonal coaching, internships, and volunteering. Join our team and see what potential there is for future growth. Apply online for any of our positions. When contacting our office about employment, please attach a resume with your email.

We offer careers that encourage development.

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