Brian Hensley: Pitching

Coach Brian has been coaching softball for eleven years. From 2011-2013, Brian served as an Assistant Coach for Liberty University, where he instructed hitting (2012 season) and pitching (2013 season).

During his time at LU, Coach Brian also served as the Director of Camps and Clinics and was head of recruiting. Brian returns to Liberty Christian Academy as the Head Varsity Coach, where he led the 2011 Lady Bulldogs to a VISSA State Championship title, defeating eight-time defending champion Bishop O’Connell for the first state title in program history.

Hensley was named VISSA 2011 Coach of the Year, and guided the LCA to a combined 49-6 record over the 2010-2011 seasons. In addition, Brian was an assistant coach for the highly-successful Central VA High Voltage travel team, which during his tenure won the 2009 NSA World Series, posting a 58-7 record. Coach Brian also continues to work numerous college camps and clinics.

Brian will be available for lessons at Core June 10th-11th. Please email him directly to schedule an appointment at:

Tori Cragan: Fielding, Hitting, Catching & Throwing

Tori Cragan is a graduate of Chowan University where she studied Physical Education with a double minor in Coaching and Mathematics.  She was a member of the Chowan University Softball team where she was a starter at 3rd Base.

Some of her athletic achievements include:

  • 4 Year Varsity Starter 2009-2012 (Central Cabarrus High School)
  • High School Scholar Athlete 2009-2012
  • NCHSAA All-Conference 2010, 2011, 2012
  • NCHSAA All-District 2010, 2011, 2012
  • NCHSAA All-State 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Former player for the Carolina Stars and Carolina Blast Softball Organizations
  • Region 6 Powerade State Games All-Star Team 2010-2011
  • Powerade State Games West Senior All-Star Team 2012
  • Freshman Starter at 3rd Base Chowan University 2013
  • 2013 Offensive Stats .336 BA  .410 OBP  .492 Slug  2 HR  14 Doubles  32 Runs 28 RBI
  • 2013 CIAA Conference leader in Doubles
  • 2013 CIAA Conference Champions
  • 2013 Chowan University Presidents List
  • 2013 Chowan University Scholar Baller Award
  • 2013 Chowan University All Rookie Team
  • 2015 Academic All-American

Charles Weber: Fielding, Hitting, Catching & Throwing

Charles joined the Core staff as our Youth League Director to create practice plans and oversee development of young players. He is available for instruction sessions as he has a passion to teach and relates well with the players.

Charles played his college baseball at St. Andrews Presbyterian College where we was a 4 year starter at 3B and holds the school’s record for most career starts and games played. He earned his degree in Business Administration. He graduated from Jay M Robinson HS where was a 4 year varsity starter and All-Conference his senior year. He was the Team MVP batting .500 for the season.

Charles started with Core by coaching a Metro team.  He has since coached several youth teams within our program as well as the Jay M Robinson JV coach and a local showcase team coach.  His experience as various levels gives him a unique vision to help players journey through their playing careers.