Our goal is to connect with and have a positive impact in the life of every athlete that steps onto the field.
ABOUT CTX & Coach K
Husband & father of two, Coach K commits himself to excellence in all he does. His mission is to unite our next generation in an uplifting football community.
Background as a player:
North Penn HS - 1999 All-State
University of Penn Ivy League Champion 2000, 2002, 2003
4 Year Letterman, 2 Year Starter (UPenn)
Recipient of the 2003 Harry Gamble Football Club Award (UPenn)
Background as a coach:
Student Assistant at UPenn
Graduate Assistant at Temple U
Runningbacks Coach Lehigh U
Assistant coach at North Penn HS
Head coach at Hatboro-Horsham HS (2013-2018)
Since leaving coaching in 2018, Coach K has been formulating his brand to launch CTX. Collaborating with long-time friend, Coach Jimmy Buckley, High Vibes Football Camp was born, with the goal of improving the future of our football community.
"COACH K IS ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST MINDS IN FOOTBALL. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE BASICS OF FOOTBALL FROM SOME OF THE BEST COACHES AND ATHLETES AROUND."
-COACH JOE HALLMAN
5 time piaa state champion
HIGH VIBES COACHES
Note: current NCAA athletes cannot be pictured or named on publications.
We have several coaches that are still currently playing in college.
As a QB, Coach Bright led Haverford HS to the Central League Title in 1995 and in 2017 he was inducted into the Haverford Sports Hall of Fame. At Dickinson College, he was a 4 year letter winner and starting WR. Since playing, he has coached at the various high schools and privately in the area for the past 20 years, specializing in QB play.
"Football teaches lessons that the players carry with them long after they've hung up the cleats. These values and principles all permeate to life. If it was not for football, I would not be where I am today."
Coach Vollmar was an All-League and All-Area lineman and three-year starter at North Penn HS, graduating in 2007. He was recruited to play at Bucknell where he was a two-year starter at tackle and center, and was named captain his senior year. He graduated in 2011 and now lives in Jersey City, NJ with his wife Courtney, and three children Savannah (4), Maisyn (3), and Ace (1).
Coach Armstrong is one of the all-time greats from our area. His team won the 1997 State Title (CB West) and he was named to the All-State team as a junior and senior and was named the 1997 PA Player of the Year, and was a Parade All-American. He then received a scholarship to play football at Michigan, finishing his career at Bloomsburg. As a coach, he is currently the defensive coordinator at Archbishop Wood, winning another State title in 2019.
Coach Mason began playing football in 8th grade. A true inspirational story, through shear determination, he became a dominant player on both sides of the ball as a junior at Hatboro-Horsham HS. He received All-League honors on both sides of the ball as a junior and senior as a Runningback and Outside Linebacker. He then was recruited to play football at Gettysburg College, where he earned 4 varsity letters. He has coached youth football on the side for several years.
"Football has taught me that if you want something, you have to go get it. Dedicate yourself, and work everyday and it will come. Just be patient and trust in your dedication."
Coach TRAVIS BLOMGREN
Coach Blomgren was a nationally recognized high school athlete at CB West, earning 1st Team All-State honors as QB, DB, and punter. He won numerous awards including Super Prep & USA Today All-American. He was voted to the Big 33 All-Star Game, and received a scholarship to Penn State University, then the University of Delaware. He has coached at West Chester University, William Tennent HS, and now runs Blomgren Training Systems.
Coach Jimmy Buckley
Coach K's Right hand in formulating High Vibes, he played football from the pee-wee level to semi-pro (retiring at age 31). Since, he has coached for over 2 decades from the pee-wee to the high school level. Coach Buckley is always the first to go all-in. His dedication to helping student-athletes & love for football is unmatched. His network of connections has helped CTX become what it is today.
COACH JIMMY WILLIAMS
Coach Williams was inducted into the North Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015. A three sport athlete, he earned 8 varsity letters and numerous awards in track, basketball and football. He was named the Times Herald 1991 player of the year and received an athletic scholarship to play football at Pitt. He graduated with a masters and was a 4 year letter winner. He returned to his alma matter and has taught and coached in the North Penn district since 1997.
COACH rick prete
Coach Prete was an All-League player at Norristown HS, who then enlisted into the Army Infantry Corps where he served for 12 years. He is currently the head football coach at Roman Catholic HS in Philadelphia. Previously, he had been the offensive coordinator at Imhotep Charter, and coached in various positions at Malvern Preparatory School, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, and served as both a head coach and president of the Conshohocken Youth Football Association.
Prete is a proven leader of young men as he is the founder of the Athletic Prep Academy which provides free programming to urban communities via athletics to over 250 athletes annually.
Coach St. Leger has been coaching youth football in Gloucester Township, NJ for the GT Lions for almost two decades. His list of alumni that have gone on to become high school stars and division 1 college players is unmatched. However, his true passion is for the positive life lessons that he strives to instill in all of his players.
He is a retired 25 year veteran of the US Air Force and lives by the words "Believe to Achieve"
Coach luke gehlhaus
Coach Gehlhaus (pronounced gell-house), is a recent graduate of Urinsinus College, where he played four years on both the offensive and defensive lines. As a high school player, he was an All-League performer on both sides of the ball as well. He is currently working in the Upper Moreland School District and will be coaching for Upper Moreland.
"Champions are champions not because they do anything extraordinary, but because they do the ordinary things better than anyone else" -Chuck Noll