CSCS, CPT, CSAC
Andrew Sacks is a Certifed Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Certified Speed and Agility Coach (NSPA), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA), and the Owner and Head of Strength and Conditioning at Prime Sports Performance in Baltimore, Maryland. Andrew graduated from Frostburg State University in 2009 with a double major in Exercise Science and Psychology. While at Frostburg, he played on two conference championship baseball teams and made two trips to the NCAA regional tournament.
Since becoming a certified trainer in 2009, Andrew has trained athletes of all ages and skill levels, ranging from 9-year-olds to elite Division 1 and professional athletes. Andrew specializes in designing individualized programs for each athlete based on the unique demands of their sport and position, and his training techniques have recently produced some of the best athletes in the Baltimore area, including 2 Baltimore Sun Players of the Year, the 2014 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year, the 2016 Varsity Sports Network Pitcher of the Year, the 2018 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year, the 2019 Baltimore County Baseball Player of the year, the 2022 Baltimore County Pitcher of the Year, countless All-County, All-Metro, and All-State athletes. Andrew has also trained pro athletes from the Baltimore Orioles, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, and Chicago White Sox organizations, as well as teams from the independent Frontier League and Atlantic League, and the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
Andrew's training methods are focused on developing speed, strength, explosiveness, and overall athleticism in each of his athletes, as well as teaching proper lifting technique. Andrew's athletes typically see great improvements that carry over to their on-field performance, and see a drastically reduced injury rate as a result of their training. In addition to his years of experience training athletes, Andrew has also worked in a rehab setting at Union Memorial Sports Medicine, where he assisted in implementing elbow and shoulder rehab programs for injured throwers.
sPORTS pERFORMANCE cOACH
Brandon attended and played college baseball at CCBC Dundalk and Davis and Elkins College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2019. Prior to graduation, Brandon completed an internship during the summer of 2018 at Prime Sports Performance, and was hired as a strength and conditioning coach after graduating.
Brandon has a high level of experience in baseball, and was a part of a North Harford High School team that reached the state finals in 2014. During his collegiate career he played in the NJCAA with regional tournament appearances and eventually wrapped up his college career in the NCAA at the Division 2 level at Davis and Elkins.
Brandon specializes in training athletes for baseball or softball youth and high school in both team settings and individualized programs. He also specializes in designing programs for youth athletes that are new to training to teach basic concepts and correct movement patterns to help them become better overall athletes.
dIRECTOR OF PITCHING
Jordie Henry is the Director of Pitching and lead throwing instructor at PSP. He graduated in 2019 from Wayland Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is Rapsodo Pitching, Driveline Foundations of Pitching, and Driveline Pitch Design certified. Jordie is also a coach in the Baltimore Orioles organization, currently serving as the pitching coach for the rookie-level FCL Orioles.
While at Wayland Baptist, Jordie was named an all-conference pitcher and was a member of the 2016 Pioneer team that broke the program record for number of wins in a single season. Upon graduating from Wayland, he worked in Amarillo, Texas as an instructor at Amarillo Baseball Academy and as a stringer for the Amarillo Sod Poodles (AA Arizona Diamondbacks). From 2019 to 2022, he served as the pitching coach at Scotland Campus, a prep school in Scotland, PA, where he coached pitchers of all backgrounds from all over the United States and 12 different countries. In 2021, he also served as the pitching coach for the Rochester Ridgemen, a collegiate summer baseball team in the NYCBL. Throughout those stops, he has worked privately with pitchers at every level from youth to professional.
Jordie’s interest in pitching development stemmed from several injuries that he suffered in his own career, which then grew into a passion as he became a coach. He utilizes his knowledge of proper movement patterns, injury prevention, workload management, data and analytical application, pitch design, and more to build specialized training programs that help each individual athlete achieve their throwing and pitching goals.
Michael attended college and played Division 1 baseball at Mount St. Mary's University, graduating in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Data Science.
While at Mount St. Mary's, he was a 3 year starting pitcher. As a freshman, Michael was a conference starter on the only Mount St. Mary's team to make the Northeast Conference tournament since 2008.
Michael is currently a Software Developer for a medical software company called ESO. He has a deep love for numbers and statistics. His senior year at Mount St. Mary's, Michael built an application for the pitching staff to easily chart pitches from an iPad that would automatically get exported into a CSV, eliminating the need to chart every game by pen and paper. He has worked on a handful of data projects at PSP to help make data-driven decisions for our athletes.
Michael was an athlete at PSP for over 10 years where they helped him get his fastball into the low 90s. He returned in winter 2021 to assist with the Prime Throwing Academy program, and is continuing as a throwing instructor and a data analyst.
Cameron Ciampaglia is a Throwing Instructor at PSP, specializing in the design and implementation of throwing programs and pitch development strategies for pitchers . After graduating from Calvert Hall College in 2019, Cam played college baseball at Cazenovia College in New York, graduating in Spring 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Cam is Rapsodo Pitching, Driveline Foundations of Pitching, and Driveline Pitch Design certified.
In the summer of 2022, Cameron completed an internship with PSP and was then officially hired as an instructor in the winter of 2022.
Cameron’s interest in pitching development came from the internship program and the opportunities he had working with current PSP athletes. From there, he got the opportunity to complete his various certifications and learned the in-depth process of programming around movement patterns, injury prevention, workload management, and pitch design.