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!
In January of 2021, Will Stansell was named to serve as the Athletic Director for Cornerstone Christian Schools by Cornerstone’s Executive Pastor after serving two years as the Offensive Coordinator for the Warrior football program and an American Literature teacher in the Secondary School.
Before coming to Texas, Coach Stansell oversaw the Offensive Line and was the Run Game Coordinator for the Yellow Jackets of St Augustine High School in St Augustine, Florida. In his two years at St Augustine, the Yellow Jackets won two district titles and made two playoff appearances, including a semifinal run against nationally ranked Armwood, Fl in 2017.
Coach Stansell first three years in St Johns County Florida (2014-2016) were spent at Pedro Menendez High School where he coached the Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers, and was the Offensive Coordinator.
During the 2013-2014 football season, Will coached the quarterbacks/secondary and was the Special Teams Coordinator at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. There he assisted the Eagles to a 10-2 record and a state semi-finals appearance against the 2013 Louisiana State Champions, John Curtis Christian. That year, the secondary team at Evangel Christian included future Louisiana Tech cornerback Roland Dunn, University of Arkansas and Seattle Dragon safety Santos Ramirez, University of Arkansas wide receiver Jared Cornelius, and McNeese State safety Trent Jackson.
In 2012, Will was blessed to be a part of Mark Hudspeth’s staff at the University of Louisiana where he worked as a defensive assistant, specifically with Coach David Saunders and the Ragin Cajun secondary. Additionally, Coach Stansell spent the summer of 2012 under Coach Rusty Whitt in the Ragin Cajun Strength and Conditioning program. That season his efforts aided the Cajuns to a repeat 9-4 record and the second of four consecutive New Orleans Bowl Championship outscoring the East Carolina Pirates 43-34.
Before his time at the University of Louisiana, Will returned to Jacksonville State University to work for Jack Crowe as a graduate assistant at Jacksonville State University in Alabama where he assisted the Offensive Coordinator and worked with the Quarterbacks. In 2011 the Gamecocks went 7-4 winning the Ohio Valley Conference Championship. In 2010 the Gamecocks made a second round appearance in the FCS playoffs before losing to Wofford. That same year the Gamecocks also won their season opener against SEC opponent Ole Miss 48-49 in triple overtime.
Coach Stansell spent one season at County High school in 2009 coaching wide receivers for Geogia Hall of fame coach Charles Winslette. Before that he was the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks coach at Coosa High School from 2007-2008. In 2006 he was the running backs coach at Coosa. Will also served as the head varsity and middle school wrestling coach at Coose High School from 2006-2008.
Will began his coaching career in 2005 as a student coach at Bowden High School under another Georgia High School Hall of Fame Coach Dwight Hochstetler. In 2005 the Red Devils finished with a 12-2 record and a second consecutive trip to the Georgia Dome in the Georgia High School Athletic Association’s Semifinals.
Will played quarterback and Special Teams under Jack Crowe at Jacksonville State University and later graduated from the University of West Georgia with a degree in English. He holds two master’s degrees from Jacksonville State University: English and Sports Management.
A native of Rome, Ga., he graduated high school from Armuchee High School where he played quarterback and defensive back for the Indians football team and ran track. He and his wife Bri’Anne have three children, Chief (6), Lola (4) and Tennyson (2).
Will Stansell Coaching History
|2021-Present||Cornerstone Christian Schools, Athletic Director, Quarterbacks|
|2019-20||Cornerstone Christian Schools, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks|
|2017-18||St. Augustine High School, Run Game Coordinator, Offensive Line|
|2014-16||Pedro Menendez High School, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Receivers, Tight Ends|
|2013||Evangel Christian Academy, Special Teams Coordinator, Secondary|
|2012||University of Louisiana, Defensive Assistant, Assistant Secondary|
|2010-11||Jacksonville State University, Graduate Assistant, Quarterbacks|
|2009||Greene County High School, Receivers|
|2006-08||Coosa High School, Offensive Coordinator/Head Wrestling|
|2005||Bowdon High School, Student Offensive Assistant|
Steve, his wife, Traci, and their children, Hannah, Sarah, Leah, and Joshua moved to San Antonio in 2019. During his time here at CCS, Coach Angell has taught apologetics, coached high school football, middle school football, and high school basketball.
Prior to joining CCS in 2019, Coach Angell spent the previous 21 years at Calvary Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. At Calvary, his leadership responsibilities encompassed not only the church but Calvary Baptist Academy. His diverse responsibilities included coaching, campus development, and pastoral ministries.
Coach Angell has been coaching youth and high school sports for over 30 years at all age levels and in multiple sports. His teams have demonstrated continual success on the field and on the court, winning championships while preparing athletes for their next steps in life. “Being a positive influence on kids and making an impact in their lives is what coaching is all about.”
In addition to coaching, Coach Angell has been in full-time pastoral ministry for over 30 years. His life verse is Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” The Lord has provided numerous opportunities for Coach Angell to share the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. We reach the world one person at a time.
Andrea Wagner was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and has joined the CCS family as an Assistant Athletic Director overseeing communications and sport information, as well as the Head Girls Cross Country and Track coach. In her first year at CCS, the Cross Country team won its first State Championship title and the Track team won its second State Championship title.
In 2002, Coach Wagner began running marathons and has completed 52 marathons since then. She emerged as an elite marathon runner in 2014 when she won the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon. She then went on to qualify for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials by running a personal best of 2:41:05 at the 2014 Chicago Marathon, finishing in the top 20 women. She previously worked as a program manager for Girls on The Run teaching young girls the importance of self-confidence and physical fitness, and has also been a private running coach for all distances.
Andrea holds an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications and Journalism from Clemson University and a Master’s degree in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University, as well as her Doctorate Degree in Communication Studies and Sport Management from the University of Alabama.
Jason Stein has been a coach, scout, and baseball player for over 25 years, with 17 of those years at the professional level. He most recently served as the Hitting and Infield Coach for Scottsdale Community College in Arizona before coming to Cornerstone Christian Schools (CCS).
Stein spent eleven 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, Texas where he won back-to-back Junior College World Series championships.
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.
Therese Bass joined the CCS staff in the spring of 2011 at the helm of the Cornerstone Warrior Golf Program. Under Coach Bass’ leadership, the Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ golf teams have earned numerous team and individual honors. Both teams have qualified for regional and state competitions, individually and as a team. Coach Bass also heads up the CCS Middle School Golf Program.
Seventy individual medalists boast honors in the Independent Schools Athletic League (ISAL) Conference in the years of competition under Coach Bass, including a first-place finish at the ISAL Par Girls’ Team Championship in 2017-2018.
Coach Bass graduated from Texas State University in May of 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Asaf Cuellar first developed a passion for playing soccer at the age of four. He played soccer through high school and at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) with Monterrey’s Tec. Under their great teaching and leadership, he developed his academic and athletic skill and experience.
For the last eight years, he has coached in different clubs and leagues in the San Antonio area. In addition to other certifications, he is currently pursuing a “D” license under the U.S. Soccer Federation which is highly recommended for competitive coaches of players who are 14 and older.
After many practice sessions, games, and tournaments, Coach Cuellar firmly believes that soccer can shape and mold skills in sportsmanship, character, teamwork, respect for authority, and a childlike honesty that can last a lifetime. He looks forward to adding a spiritual dimension where athletes develop a relationship with God and with the beautiful sport of soccer.
Coach Barton is entering his 36th year as a basketball coach and has been in the San Antonio area since 1997 at Medina Valley, Reagan, and Harlan. In his first year at Cornerstone Christian School the Lady Warriors went 24 – 7 and won the TCAF State Championship and was named TCAF Coach of the Year. Previous schools Coach Barton taught and coached at include, Madisonville High School (TX), Liberal High School (KS), Coolidge High School (TX) before moving to San Antonio in 1997. Coach Barton was also a Graduate Assistant for Leonard Hamilton at Oklahoma State University in 1988/89, when the school was part of the Big 8 Conference. He has been a Head Basketball coach for 27 years and currently has 516 career wins. In his career he has coached football, baseball, softball, and track and led Reagan High School to the 6A State Tournament in 2012. Coach Barton is approaching his 25th wedding anniversary to Jill Barton who is also an educator at Communications Arts High School and has 2 kids Kristopher (23) and Kathleen (19).
Coach Schuster will be entering his 40th year as a basketball coach in the San Antonio area. In his first season at Cornerstone Christian School the Warriors went 21-11 and won the TCAF State Championship and he was named TCAF Coach of the Year. Previous schools Coach Schuster has coached and taught at include Alamo Heights, Churchill, Johnson, Randolph, Madison and Antonian. He has 20 years of head basketball coaching experience and is approaching 400 career wins. In his career he has coached football, baseball, and in track the 2018 UIL 6A state high jump champion. He is a member of the coaching professional organizations TABC and THSCA. Coach Schuster has been married 28 years to Tjwana Schuster and has 3 boys – Brett (25), Brannon (24) and Bryce (20).
Janio Cabezas, who has more than 30 years of soccer experience, begins his new challenge as the Head Girls Varsity Soccer Coach here at Cornerstone Christian Schools (CCS). Cabezas earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Relations at the center of Barcelona, Spain in 1988.
Cabezas played professional soccer for more than 15 years in South America. He began his coaching career in Manizales, Colombia, as the head coach of the Corp Deportiva Once Caldas in 1989. Cabezas also coached the Athletic Buenaventura team in 1993, followed by a two-year stint at Corp Deportiva America Third Division. In 1997, he coached a semi-professional team (Puma) in San Antonio.
Cabezas then transitioned into youth coaching for one season, beginning with the Chivas School of Soccer, followed by a short stay with the Strikers Soccer Club (1999-2003).
He coached at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) as an assistant soccer coach for almost six years, helping to lead them to the 2010 championship of the NCAA Southland Conference Soccer Tournament. He also has coached the CCS Middle School team, leading them to two championships.
Lance Kopper began his journey at Cornerstone Church 16 years ago. He has built an interesting and varied resume including work as a custodian, an Information Technology Specialist, a Youth Pastor, and a member of the Pastoral Care Department. He has spoken in the prison and jail systems and has seen the hand of God move in the lives of those who felt undeserving. He has overseen many connect groups at Cornerstone Church and enjoys working with others to help individuals achieve goals within a team setting. In doing so, he has been a part of the Track and Field and Cross Country Staff for 5 years and enters into his second year as the Varsity Boys Head Coach. He also enters his second year of full-time teaching here at CCS. He earned a bachelor's degree and master’s degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a father to two amazing children and is recently married to his wonderful bride, Katherine Kopper. He is truly honored and blessed to be a part of an incredible organization such as Cornerstone Christian Schools.
Coach Alex Lee was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the age of 20, Alex was ordained to minister the Word of God. He put his ordination to use by returning to his alma mater, Calvary Baptist Academy, as a middle school football coach and to Calvary Baptist Church, as a member of their pastoral staff.
In three short years, Alex graduated from Louisiana State University of Shreveport and decided to further pursue football. His love for football began in high school under Coach Doug Pederson, who later became the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for five seasons. Pederson became a mentor to Alex and even invited him to intern coach with the Eagles during their 2017-2018 season. He accepted and, in that same year, the Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl and become 2018 World Champions.
Alex has intertwined his experience with ministering and coaching, believing that playing on a football team can serve as a rite of passage to life after high school.
Alex moved his family to San Antonio in 2018 and now serves as the Director of Cornerstone Youth Sports (CYS). He has also acted as an offensive assistant coach for four years on the CCS Varsity football team and is the Head Tennis Coach for CCS Middle School and Varsity teams.
While holding these positions, he uses his influence to teach players that, as they engage in battle on the field, courageously confront their fears, and learn to play their own significant roles on a united team towards a common goal, they are not just developing skills to win a game. They are developing the skills they need to be successful against every challenge they face in the future.
In his spare time, Coach Lee enjoys spending time with his family: wife, Brea, and daughters, Phoenix (5), August (3) and one-on-the-way!
Born and raised in Louisiana, Bri has always participated in competitive sports including cheerleading, softball, and basketball. Bri received a cheerleading scholarship to the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University. She was a collegiate cheerleader at both universities and obtained a bachelor’s degree in General Studies with a minor in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She has enjoyed the privilege of traveling as a choreographer, owning a cheerleading facility, and working as an instructor for the Universal Cheerleaders Association. With 17 years of coaching experience, she enjoys nothing greater than seeing athletes reach their goals through the sport of cheer and dance. Bri’Anne is happy and honored that she “GETS TO” coach these young athletes and be a small instrumental part of their lives. Bri’Anne believes that everyone needs someone on the sidelines cheering and rooting them on in life. Ultimately, that is Jesus. The goal of the Spirit Group Program is to use cheer and dance to navigate and to encourage people towards the Lord in all areas of life. She cannot wait to see how the Spirit Group Program grows this year! #SWAG Bri’Anne is married to Will, with three children, Chief (5), Lola Jolie (4), and Tennyson (1).
Coach Wesley Moore graduated from Keller High School where he participated in Varsity Football, Wrestling, and Track. He was recruited and signed to play football for Texas A&M-Kingsville. He later graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Tarleton State University. Since then, Coach Moore has coached wrestling at Cowboy Capital MMA, the Stephenville Wrestling Club, Rodrigo Pinheiro Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Churchill High School. He has worked as a lead guide at Wilderness Expeditions in Salida, Colorado, Wilderness Trek Ministries in Midland, Texas, and Lake Cisco Christian Camp in Cisco, Texas. Most recently, Coach Moore has been teaching Health and P.E. at Eisenhower Middle School in San Antonio. He is married to his beautiful wife, Monica Moore.
Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, Celina Castillo will join the CCS family as the Softball Head Coach. Celina has been involved in softball for over 30 years. She was a 4-year varsity letterman in high school, and then went on to play Softball and Volleyball at Pima Community College where she was named Second Team All- Region for softball. She then continued her softball career at Angelo State University (ASU). After a career ending injury, she continued as a student coach for Angelo State for two years. While a Student Coach, ASU were the 2004 DII National Champions. She graduated from Angelo State with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In 2014-2017, she was an assistant coach at University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) while receiving her Masters in Sports Management.
Celina is excited to be part of CCS to help build strong, confident, respectable student athletes with her knowledge and experience of the game. Celina is married to Clayton with 3 children - Step daughter Caitlyn (20) attends Sam Houston University, son Esteban (18) will be attending West Point to play Football, and daughter Ariana (8) is in 3rd grade.
In effort to create the best possible experience for all individuals affiliated with the Cornerstone Athletic Community, a code was manifested to serve as a reference for expectations. Being a Cornerstone Warrior is not an entitlement but a gift, one ordained by the gracious Lord we serve and extended to us by the Cornerstone Ministry. We serve the church first, our teams second, and ourselves last (Matthew 20:16).
The expectation of a Cornerstone Warrior is the unrelenting pursuit of excellence in the development of the four disciplines outlined in our school's mission: spiritual, intellectual, physical, and socially. Failure only exists when we do not keep Christ first and/or we cease our pursuit in the excellence of these four core values. We understand that perfection is unattainable, but also understand that in using Jesus Christ as our model, those that following the path of perfection will result in greatness. Our goal is to take what we develop in our athletic seasons and use it to become more focused disciples of God's holy word by extending the gospels of Jesus Christ to all the world.
A Cornerstone Warrior acts as a good steward to the sport and ministry they represent. In order for us to be difference makers, those we compete against must see a difference in the way we compete. Regardless of outcome, we will always honor God with our words and actions. We will be humble in our victories and will graciously accept the lessons to be learned in loss.
Unwavering support of this philosophy is essential for a Cornerstone Warrior. We must always remember who and what we play the game for, not for coaches, teachers, or for worldly prizes, but for the gracious God that fills the deepest parts of our soul. We must always believe and never doubt the power of that God or the power of faith (Matthew 17:20). As Warriors we never, ever, ever give up. Even if you find yourself sweating blood in a garden of olives, Warriors accept their cup and they persevere (Luke 22:42). Warriors voluntarily accept the expectations on them and see it through until the end (John 19 28-30).
Finally, let us remember Matthew 7:14, which tells us that the gate is narrow and the road is difficult that leads to life, and that few will ever find it. Remember the code when your road is tough. Remember that everything is about everything and that our success as Warriors will be judged on how well we walk our road.
If at any point you have any other questions that are still not answered or are unclear, then please feel free to contact the CCS Athletic Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a meeting.
Thank you for entrusting your children to this school, and I look forward to the privilege and responsibility of serving you and your family.
|Athletic Director||Will Stansell||1851||William.Stansell@sa-ccs.org|
|Football Varsity Head||Will Stansell||William.Stansell@sa-ccs.org|
|Volleyball Varsity Head||Mike Carteremail@example.com|
|Boys Soccer, Head Coach||Asaf Cuellarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Girls Soccer, Head Coach||Janio Cabezas|
|Boys Basketball, Head Coach||Randy Schusteremail@example.com|
|Girls Basketball, Head Coach||Terry Bartonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Baseball, Head Coach||Jason Steinemail@example.com|
|Cheer & Dance, Head Coach||Bri'Anne Stansellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Golf, Head Coach||Therese Bassemail@example.com|
|Girls Cross Country & Track and Field, Head Coach||Dr. Andrea Wagnerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Boys Cross Country & Track and Field, Head Coach||Lance Kopperemail@example.com|
|Tennis Head Coach||Alex Leefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Softball, Head Coach||Celina Castillo|
|Wrestling, Head Coach||Wes Mooreemail@example.com|
|Athletic Trainer||Alyssa Guerrafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Strength & Conditioning Trainer||Charles Dudleyemail@example.com|
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