Meet our Coaches

 
Scott Altenberg has been at Serra High School for 26 years (21 as head coach) and I am very proud of what we do at Serra. A successful program needs not only great student-athletes and quality coaching, but also dedicated supporters as well. Academically, we send 100% of our students to college. Athletically, we have a rich tradition of C.I.F championships, Division 1 scholarships, and have been blessed to have a number of NFL players as well.
 
Scott Altenberg (Football - Head Coach)
Scott Altenberg has been at Junipero Serra High School for 27 years (21 as Head Coach).  "I am very proud of what we do at Serra. A successful program needs not only great student-athletes and quality coaching but also dedicated supporters as well.
 
Academically, we send 100% of our students to college. Athletically, we have a rich tradition of CIF championships, Division 1 scholarships, and have been blessed to have a number of NFL players as well.
Bernard McCrumby
 
Bernard McCrumby (Boys Basketball - Head Coach)
Coach Bernard McCrumby's is in his 11th year at coaching Serra high school and 3rd year as the Varsity Head Coach.  He worked for 7 years as an Assistant Coach to Dwan Hurt.  Coach Bernard helped guide the Cavaliers to 4 CIF Championships 10, 12, 13, 16 and one State Championship in 2010. Coach Bernard McCrumby has over 15 years on Coaching experience. Prior to Serra High School, Bernard worked as an Assistant at his Alma Mater, St. Bernard High School under Coach Bob Alaniz helping guide the Vikings to two CIF Championship appearances.  
 
Coach Bernard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Urban Studies and Sociology and a Masters in Educational Counseling from National University.  He is a City Planner for the City of Inglewood and is married to his beautiful wife, Danielle.
McKinseyMcKinsey Hadley (Girls Basketball - Head Coach)
Coach McKinsey Hadley began coaching basketball in 1991, where he developed his coaching philosophy in Park Leagues and on the AAU basketball circuit. His love for the game was honed by many years of playing in inner city L.A. in the 1980's.  Coach Hadley attended LACES High School and Serra High School, graduating from LACES in 1992.  In 1998, he became the Associate Head Boys' Basketball Coach at LACES, where he stayed for 8 years.
 
In 2007, McKinsey became the Head Girls' Basketball coach at Serra, where he coaches presently.  His accomplishments include the following:
 
  • 5 consecutive CIF finals appearances 2009-2013
  • 3 consecutive CIF championships 2010-2012
  • 6x California State Regional finals appearances 2011-2015, 2018
  • 2x California State Champion 2013, 2018
  • 3x Area Coach of the Year 2011-2013
  • 2x California State Coach of the Year 2013, 2018 
 
Coach Hadley enjoys teaching the game of basketball as a way to build and reveal character.  He promotes the importance of inner strength and self-discipline.  His teams have exemplified the power of personal growth as a way to positively affect overall team success.
 
Artis PerryArtis Perry Jr. (Head Varsity Baseball Coach)
Coach Artis Perry Jr. is entering his 11th year coaching at Serra high school and 1st year as the Head Baseball Coach. He was born and raised in Inglewood California attended Hawthorne High School, where he was two-time league MVP and three-time All-Area first team.
 

He furthered his baseball career at West Los Angeles Community College, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and attended UNLV. He holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from Grand Canyon University and a Master's Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Education also from Grand Canyon University. Coach Perry also served as an MLB scout for 6 years with the Atlanta Braves and 2 years with the Boston Red Sox. 

 

 

Dejanae GoreDejanae Gore (Girls Cheer - Head Coach) 
Dejanae Gore has a wealth of knowledge in the sport of cheer. She was a cheerleader from the age of 3 until she graduated college, and has over 10 years of coaching experience. Coach Dejanae was on Varsity at Lakewood High School and went on to become the Captain of her team at Langston University.
 
In 2018, she coached and led her team to their first ever Grand Championship, and has several other first place trophies under her belt.  Her experience includes stunts, gymnastics and choreography.
 
Daryl AdmasDaryl Adams (Girls Volleyball - Head Coach)
Coach Daryl Adams has been playing since he was 15 at Los Angeles High School. Twice outstanding defensive player, all league 2 years. Went on to play recreational ball, and then organized tourneys at the national level. He started training players privately, which led to his coaching job at Westchester High School leading them to their first City Championship in over 2 decades. He came to Serra to help a friend, which led to the Head coaching position. "Coach D" as he is called focuses on academics with access to volleyball. He currently has 16 kids to his credit with scholarships, 4 pros, and 4 coaches. 
Outside of coaching, he plays on many recreation teams plays all over the country. He loves Sunday rides on his Harley and spending time with friends.
 

Cassandra Sorto

Cassandra Sorto (Girls Softball - Head Coach) 

Cassandra was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  She graduated from West Adams Preparatory High School and earned a Bachelor’s at Graceland University.  She is currently working on my Master’s Degree at Grand Canyon University.

She started coaching for the simple purpose to motivate the younger generation and teach them about how sports can go beyond more than just playing. She has coached softball for 6 years; levels from middle school, high school, and travel ball.

She played softball for 12 years; travel ball, high school, and D1 NAIA.  Cassandra's primary position was always catcher because her twin sister was the pitcher.  Her goal for the program is to continue having success, discipline, and to motivate the students both academically and athletically.  

 

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Alexis Faulknor (Head Track Coach)

 

Alexis Faulknor begins her second year of coaching at Serra High School, and her first year as Head Coach. Faulknor is a Serra High School Alumna Class of 2012.  She is a four-time League and CIF Champion, a 2012 CA State long jump champion, and she anchored the 4x100m relay to a 1st place finish that same year.  Her 28.5 points helped secure Serra's first-ever girls State team title.

 

Collegiately, Faulknor completed her first year of eligibility at the University of Central Florida.  She has the freshman record in the long jump and still holds the #2 all-time outdoor performance in the long jump.  She was a two-time conference champion at UCF and Outdoor conference Highest Scorer. Alexis represented Team USA Juniors in 2013 and took gold in the long jump and helped Team USA win the 4x100m relay gold.

 

Faulknor transferred to the University of Southern California in 2013 and finished her collegiate career as a 2x PAC-12 Champion and an 8x All-American.  Alexis competed in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.  She also competed in the 2019 U.S. National Championships where she placed 8th in the nation in the long jump. 

 

Alexis was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  She is a 2016 graduate of USC and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology. 

 

Francisco Torres (Head Boys Soccer Coach)

Coach Torres was born in Zacatecas, Mecoachxico, and raised in Southern California. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media Arts from Cal State University Dominguez Hills and is currently looking into graduate programs for sports management. He is a passionate and motivated coach with more than 28 years of playing experience and 4 years coaching the sport. He has coached girls' high school soccer for 3 years and 1-year men's soccer at the college level. He recently started a soccer club for boys and girls ages (6 - 14). His background in the game complemented by his dedication to developing student-athletes will be an asset at Serra high school.