THE
INTEGRAL TEAM

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Founder & CEO

NICK KERN

Nick is the Founder and CEO of Integral Athletic Optimization. A former UCLA Baseball National Champion and Professional Baseball Player, Nick brings specific knowledge to elite sport performance. Nick received a Physiological Science degree from UCLA and holds a certification in personal training from the National Association of Sports Medicine. In addition, Nick received “Athlete of the Year Award” from the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association for his return to baseball and weight gain after losing 40 pounds in his battle with Ulcerative Colitis.

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Sport Performance Specialist

Ulises "Cabby" Caballero

Ulises is a sport performance specialist with an extensive background in baseball. Ulises played baseball at Norco High School, before playing at Riverside City College, and then earning a scholarship to play at California Baptist University (CBU). At CBU, Ulises hit .300, slugged .567, and maintained a .404 on-base percentage, playing outfield for the Lancers. Ulises earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Kinesiology and interned at Integral, leading his intern class before completing his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) certification with the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). Ulises specializes in developing rotation power and has a passion for developing aspiring athletes. 

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    Speed & Agility Coach

    JORDAN PINGEL

    Jordan Pingel ran on the Northern Iowa track and field team from 2014-18 and specialized in middle distance events. He was a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference 800m runner. He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, then earned his Master's Degree in May 2020. In addition to leading the Speed and Agility Training at Integral, Coach P coaches at CBU.

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      Assistant Coach

      Victor Santana

      Victor is a former collegiate baseball player who graduated from La Sierra University with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise. Victor is a current USPA powerlifter preparing for competition and specializes in strength training and powerlifting. Victor has interned for a year at Integral assisting with both strength training and speed. Victor's goal is to continue to help develop athletes into their best form while keeping injury prevention as a primary focus. 

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        Sport Performance Specialist

        JORDAN "JAY" PHILLIPS

        Jordan is a sport performance specialist and head strength coach at Integral. Jordan attended Tarleton State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Jordan also played football at Tarleton State University and played professionally for the Green Bay Blizzard team. After his playing career, Jordan interned as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Tarleton State University. Jordan brings his extensive knowledge of collegiate and professional sports and strength & conditioning to get our athletes to the next level.

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        Speed and Agility Coach & Sport Performance Specialist

        JESS MUNOZ

        Jess is a sport performance trainer and head speed and agility coach at Integral. Jess is a former collegiate track and football player who specializes in speed and agility and athletic development. He graduated from Valley City State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and continued his study at Concordia University, Irvine graduating with a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Jess holds a certification in speed and agility from the National Sports Performance Association and is also a defensive back coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for Fontana High School.

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        Assistant Coach

        Courtney Ball

        Courtney Ball is a former softball player at San Diego Christian College, and is currently completing her Bachelor's in Exercise Science at California Baptist University. Courtney has a training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is currently a personal trainer at California Baptist University, a travel softball coach, and a pitching coach. 

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