Meet Phield House’s All-Star Team: the passionate experts and sports educators who provide a safe and fun environment where everyone can get active, learn and achieve their potential.
With over 18 years of experience in the promotional marketing industry, Mark’s expertise is in business development and operations. He was responsible for growing businesses through his strategic relationships and focus on client service. He led a promotional products subsidiary that not only served the needs of its parent company and their clients, but also expanded into a profit center. Mark is excited to apply those skills, combined with a spirited passion for sports, health and wellness, to the creation and development of Phield House. Mark has raced in 17 Sprint Triathlons from 2010 - 2016 and cycling remains his favorite exercise activity. Born and raised in Rockville, Maryland, he has lived in Center City Philadelphia since 2000 and now resides in Graduate Hospital with his wife, Rachel, and their two sons.
Having been involved in athletics as an athlete, coach and administrator for over forty years, Mike DelGrande knows what it takes to become better at a sport as well as how to learn from disappointment and setbacks. He brings to Phield House deep expertise from his experiences working in middle and high school level athletics at some of the most well respected independent schools and premier sports camps in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. Originally from Hillside, New York, Mike lives in Germantown with his wife and daughter. In the off hours, you can find him cycling, skiing or playing hockey or watching his daughter ice skate.
Rachel brings her administrative expertise, community involvement, and interest in fitness to the Phield House team. She’s served both the commercial and non-profit sectors in marketing, office management and event planning. Her deep involvement with the Albert M. Greenfield school over the last 6 years has enabled her to leverage those skills in a volunteer capacity. Rachel has run several 5K races, has twice completed the Broad St. Run, and is a recent convert to CrossFit. She lives in Graduate Hospital with her husband, Mark, and their two sons.
An all-around athletic professional, Shannon brings to Phield House nearly 20 years of experience as an athlete, a manager, a coach, sports business owner and educator. Currently, he is co-owner of Ambler Sports Academy, which specializes in baseball and softball instruction, as well as a science teacher at Wissahickon Middle School. Previously, he served as the Manager of the Suburban 1 Carpenter Cup Team and has served as Director of Baseball Operations for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Head Baseball Coach and Football Coach at Wissahickon High School. He's an Operating Partner of USA Quickball. When he’s not teaching, this former member of the Mansfeild University baseball team enjoys fishing, running, hiking and playing with his sons in his backyard in Ft. Washington, PA.
Dan Schwartz was a three-year letter winner at Bensalem High School and recruited to Alvernia University (Reading, PA) to play baseball. He transferred to Temple University for his Bachelors degree and graduated from Temple Universitie's Fox School of Business in 2015. During his college years, he played in the Liberty Bell men’s baseball league where he played for four years and was named an All-Star twice. He was a Bensalem Legion Assistant Coach from 2012 to 2013, Instructor with Extra Innings Baseball from 2011 to 2015 and has been instructing privately from 2015 to the present.
Frank brings 16 years of experience as an educator, camp director and sports facility owner to Phield House. He is currently the Coordinator of Health & Physical Education within the School District of Cheltenham Township and Operating Partner of USA Quickball. He is co-owner of the Ambler Sports Academy, which specializes in baseball and softball instruction. Previously, Frank was Head Baseball Coach at Cheltenham High School, former Associate Scout for the Milwaukee Brewers and Director, Coach and Manager of Suburban 1 Carpenter Cup Team. Frank is a native Philadelphian, having grown up on the playgrounds of Olney and Fox Chase and played Department of Rec sports for his entire youth.
Kevin Sharp graduated from Temple in 2001 after being a four-year letter winner for the Owls. Sharp helped Temple to the Atlantic 10 title and an NCAA Regional Tournament appearance as a senior. A native of Levittown, Pa. (Holy Ghost Prep), Kevin was an Assistant Coach for St. Joe’s University from 2003 to 2005; Head Baseball Coach at IMG Academy (FL) from 2006 to 2011; Coached for the Thai National Team from 2012 to 2013 in the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers, and since 2014 has been an Associate Scout for the New York Yankees.