Our Team

Bernie Tessler

Bernie Tessler - CEO

Bernie Tessler, current CEO of GCSA parent company, Oasis Children's Services, has over 25 years of leadership experience providing services to children and families. Starting with one camp at the turn of the century, Bernie has since spearheaded the growth of Oasis to its current elite status among all traditional summer camps. That same passion he brings to Oasis for providing children a fun and safe environment to grow, has inspired him to create Gold Coast Sports Academy.

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Cory Parr

Cory Parr - Tennis Consultant

Cory Parr, has been successful on the tennis court on all levels. He holds three high school championships for New York State. Cory was ranked as a top-10 collegiate player in nation for Wake Forest. After his playing career, Cory has been a mentor and a coach at tennis camps and private ventures. His years of experience gives GCSA a great tennis resource to draw from.

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Craig Calderone

Craig Calderone - Soccer Consultant / Coach

Craig Calderone has many years of soccer experience under his belt. He played collegiate soccer on scholarship at Molloy College. After college ball, Craig moved onto coaching youth soccer. He has been coaching full-time as a NCSAA certified coach for close to ten years. His practical knowledge gained working with private soccer academies makes him an excellent asset to the GCSA team.

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Michael Schlank

Michael Schlank - Executive VP

Michael Schlank,current Executive VP of parent company, Oasis Children's Services, has years of experience in professional management. He has been with Oasis since 2005, and had been an integral part of the remarkable growth Oasis has sustained. Michael has seen it all when it comes to camp; starting as a Camp Director for three years for Oasis, he has since risen through the ranks to VP position he is in today. He is also a community sports coach, dedicated to help young athletes grow and reach their potentials.

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Brad Krauz

Brad Krauz - Director of Programming

Brad Krauz has had extensive experience playing and coaching sports at a high level. As a team captain of the University of Rochester Men's Tennis Team, he earned All-American Honors for his contributions. Brad is a USPTR certified tennis professional, that has led many Long Island high school teams to very successful seasons. Brad has worked with GCSA parent company, Oasis Children's Services, since 2007 as a Program and Camp Director for one of it's largest camps on Long Island, giving him years of camp programming experience.

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Richard Kosik

Richard Kosik - Basketball Consultant

Richard Kosik has years of experience working with the biggest names in sports-education in the United States. As an administrator for Athletes For Better Education (AFBE), he was responsible for organizing programs that stressed the importance of education through sports. Richard has also been a leader in Student-Athlete relations for the NYC Public Schools Athletic League for over thirty years. Most recently he has consulted for a number non-profit organizations aimed to help student-athletes.

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