CCS Athletics Faculty
Cornerstone Christian Schools offers collegiate-level, state-of-the-art athletics and training facilities along with our world class coaching staff.
Our coaches are driven to develop and disciple the God-given potential of each student athlete training them with a Kingdom perspective that will impact future generations for Christ through their athletic abilities! Read about each one below!
Raymond Philyaw is a former arena football quarterback who served most recently as the offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Sharks in the Arena Football League (AFL). As an athlete, he played for the Cleveland Gladiators, Chicago Rush, Kansas City Brigade, Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings, and the Albany/Indiana Firebirds, leading the Chicago Rush to the American Conference championship games in 2004 and 2005.
Prior to his Arena Football career, he played in the Canadian Football League and Indoor Football League. Philyaw attended Northeast Louisiana University where he holds the school record for touchdown passes and was inducted into the University of Louisiana Monroe Athletics Hall of Fame. Raymond is married to his wife, Christine and they have one son, Lincoln, who is 12 years old.
Jason Stein has been a coach, scout and player for over 25 years, with 17 of those years in professional baseball. He most recently has served, before coming to Cornerstone, as the Hitting and Infield Coach for Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.
Stein spent 11 years at the Major League level as an Assistant Hitting Coach. He is also a graduate of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau. After playing shortstop at Rockledge High School in Florida, Stein went on to play second base at Richland College in Dallas, TX where he won back-to-back Junior College World Series.
Stein and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for five years and share a beautiful blended family of three children and one grandson: Taylor (23), Victor (21), Payton (21), and Evan (2).
Born and raised in Killeen, Texas, Kyle Kratzenberg relocated to San Antonio in August 2008 to begin his undergraduate studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a Bachelor of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science in May 2013. Kyle then attended The University of Texas at Arlington where he earned his Masters of Science in Athletic Training in May 2015. Following his post graduate education, he was employed at UTSA as Head Baseball Athletic Trainer. He and his wife Lauren reside in San Antonio.
Sophia Young-Malcolm was born in Kingston, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and moved to the U.S. as an exchange student at age 15. She attended Evangel Academy (Louisiana) where she played basketball and was a three-year standout for the Eagles.
She graduated from Baylor in 2006 with her teaching credential and earned her master's degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2011. During her time at Baylor, she won a NCAA Championship (2005). After college, Sophia was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars and remained with the team for 10 seasons where she played in WNBA All-Star Games in 2006, 2007, and 2009, along with many more awards.
Sophia retired from the WNBA in 2015 and lives in San Antonio with her husband, Jermaine, and their two children: daughter, Skye, and son, Sevyn.
Coach Gabe Guel comes to Cornerstone Christian Schools from Dallas, TX. Prior to working at Express Cheer in Dallas, Guel graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, where he also worked as an Assistant to the TXST Spirit Program.
He earned his Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Texas State University, with concentrations in Sports Psychology, Exercise Science, and Communications. Guel has spent most of his sixteen-year career coaching all-star, high school, and collegiate cheerleading.
Guel was a part of the San Antonio Spurs Coyote Crew Stunt and Tumble Team in 2007. He has coached several teams to achieve world, national, and state championships. Coach Gabe and his wife have been married for seven years, and have 3 children; Benjamin, Sydney, and Payton.
Therese Bass joined the CCS staff in the spring of 2011 at the helm of the Cornerstone Warrior Golf Program. Under Coach Bass’ lead, the Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ golf teams have earned numerous team and individual honors. The Boys’ and Girls’ golf teams have qualified for Regional and State, individually and as a team. Bass also heads up the CCS Middle School golf program.
Seventy individual medalists boast honors in the ISAL Conference in the years of competition under Bass, including a first place finish at the ISAL Par Girls’ Team Championship in 2017-2018.
Bass graduated from Texas State University in May of 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Coach Bass and her husband, Skip, have been married for 35 years and have one son, Brett.
Lorie Coleman is the Varsity Head Softball Coach after nine years as head softball coach at Biola University in La Mirada, Ca. Softball, ministry, and leadership development are some of Coleman's passions.
She began coaching at Biola University in 2009 after spending 10 years in the travel ball network with the Corona Angels. During her tenure, she led the Eagles to a 232-207-3 overall record and two NAIA National Tournament appearances. Coleman also has international coaching and playing competitively.
When not working, Coleman loves teaching Bible Studies and reading. In 2017, she began another ministry, Church on the Dirt, with current Team USA members. She and her husband, Michael, have been married since 1988 and have three children; Vanessa, Jordan and Izabella.
Facchini served as lead assistant to Head Coach Lorie Coleman at Boila University. She also was the recruiting coordinator, camp director, and administrative lead to the Division II softball program.
During her time there, Facchini gained experience coaching on the international level. She has traveled overseas coaching both high school and collegiate All-American teams. During her free time, Facchini is a group leader in a women’s bible study and is also active in the ministry, Church on the Dirt.
Prior to her time as an assistant coach, Facchini spent four years as a catcher in the Biola Eagles Program where she started 135 games at catcher. She was born to Mark and Luanne Facchini in 1988 who reside in Hanford, Ca and has three siblings; Brennen, Hudson, and Hannah.
Vanessa Barrientos came to Cornerstone Christian School from Victor Valley Christian School in Victorville, CA where she was a 5th Grade Teacher and Head Varsity Softball Coach. She attended Biola University in La Mirada, CA where she earned a Liberal Arts Degree, Minor in Biblical & Theological Studies, and a Major Concentration in Early Childhood Development. During Vanessa’s time at Biola she played for the Biola softball team from 2010-2014.
Vanessa married Javier Barrientos in July 2017 and they are excited for God’s plan for their lives in Texas. Javier will also be joining the Cornerstone family as he will be working with the youth at Cornerstone Central as a Youth Pastor. Mrs. Barrientos believes in making a positive and Christ-like environment for kids of all ages whether it is in the community, classroom, or on the softball field.
Randy Woodle was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Calvary Baptist Academy in high school, where he formed part of the State Championship baseball team and of the senior class that brought the school their first Football State Championship. Woodle recently Graduated for Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. During his time at NSU he walked into the football team and earned a full scholarship after his freshman season. Due to several concussions, Woodle was medically disqualified to finish his senior season. During that time he worked with the Strength and Conditioning staff as a Student assistant and that same year was hired as the defensive line coach and Assistant Powerlifting coach (who also won state that year) at his alma-mater, Calvary Baptist.
Coach Mike Carter began his career at Randolph High School from 1990-95 and then coached at Holmes High School from 1995-99 where he guided the volleyball program to a Top 10 Texas ranking.
He launched the Reagan Rattler volleyball program in 1999 and earned a berth in postseason play every season. He has frequently coached teams at the National and Open levels of competition, served as the Regional Director for the Texas Girls Coaching Association, and was chosen as a coach for the State All-Star game in 1998, 2007, 2016, and 2017.
Coach Carter served four years in the United States Air Force, earned his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University, and his Master’s at Texas A & M, Kingsville. He and his wife of 30 years, Stacey, have two daughters: Kyndall, and Kristen.
James Espinoza is from San Antonio, Texas where he attended University of the Incarnate Word and has a background in Organizational Development. He is entering his 6th year at the helm of CCS Women’s Varsity and Middle School soccer coach and tenth overall. Coach Espinoza has developed CCS soccer from the existing co-ed to its current national schedule. He brings experience from Academy club level director to local executive for SA Athenians & Corinthians semi professional soccer teams.
Coach Espinoza has been a member of Cornerstone Church for twenty years. He believes in promoting a Christ-like environment for our student athletes on and off the field. James and his wife Monica have been married for 18 years and have 3 kids; Marissa, Madeline and Andrew.
Scott loves tennis and has been teaching professionally for over 25 years in San Antonio. He is a Holmes High School graduate where he was a local tennis standout. He went on to play Collegiate Tennis at the University of Hawaii.
Through his training, Scott has a talent to pinpoint what each athlete needs. Scott's live ball drills, point play situations, ladder sequences, and fitness training helps each CCS athlete attain their goals. When he isn’t coaching at CCS, Scott serves as the Co-Director of Tennis at The Tennis Park of Whispering Oaks.
Scott is married and has 2 tennis-playing girls. Brittney & Brianna are both state ranked and play competitively in USTA state & national tournaments. Brittney is currently playing at Wofford University where she received a tennis scholarship.
Coach Bachman comes to us from Shreveport, Louisiana where he coached state and national powers, Evangel Christian Academy and Calvary Baptist Academy. He served as Secondary Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Coordinator, and Assistant Head Coach. In 2018, he acted as our Defensive Coordinator for the CCS Warriors.
In his 17-year career, Bachman has won 10 state championships and one national championship. He has helped over 50 young men earn college football scholarships. For 10 consecutive years, an athlete he has coached has earned a college scholarship in the Power 5 Conference. Six of his players have gone on to the NFL.
Coach Bachman and his wife, Erin, have four children: Tripp, Lizzy Cate, Harper Rose, and Rowyn Wayne. The entire family greatly anticipates what God has in store for them!
On behalf of the CCS Athletic Department, I invite all students to participate in our interscholastic sports programs. Sports are an excellent way to grow emotionally and spiritually as an individual. As a graduate of Southwood High School, athletics played a major role in preparing me for college and the adult world. Because of sports, lessons from my coaches, and the games I played, I developed skills in time management, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and team building.
The CCS Athletic Department believes that a student athlete’s pursuits on the field should rival those off the field. A Cornerstone Warrior pursues personal and spiritual growth through their academic work and team experiences. Warriors develop a sense of ethical responsibility as ambassadors and leaders for our school. Our athletic department values good sportsmanship in an outstanding athletics program. We expect all participants of Cornerstone Christian School Athletics to be responsible athletes. The Athletic Department prioritizes every student’s academic success.
TO OUR CURRENT WARRIORS:
When you are a member of the CCS Warrior Family, the CCS Athletic Department holds expectations similar to those of our family. Act responsibly as you represent our school. Remember that you are an ambassador for all students who attend Cornerstone Christian Schools. How you act and react to situations not only reflects on you, but is also a reflection of your parents, peers, coaches, Cornerstone Christian Schools, and Cornerstone Church. As a student athlete, you carry academic responsibilities in addition to your athletic role. Study, participate in class, practice hard, be a positive example for your classmates, and do your best to excel in all ways. Take pride in the opportunity to represent the CCS Warriors in a first-class manner.
Please remember that the coaches and administrators are here for you. Our goal is to help you succeed in athletics and in life preparing you for whatever God has in store. Once you graduate, we hope you remain involved with the school as a member of the Cornerstone Christian Schools Warrior Family!
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