Coaching Staff

Greg Gasper

greg.gasper@trianglevolleyball.org

Gasper formally joined Triangle’s staff in 2014 after coaching YVP and other Triangle programs for many years. Gasper has coached junior girls for over 18 years and is CAP I certified. Gasper was an avid USA Volleyball men’s team player after college and continued playing in the Carolina Region. Gasper is currently the middle school coach at St. Raphael where he has been coaching for 13 years. Gasper's prior club coaching experience includes many years at CCVC and TCA. Gasper works at IBM as a software engineer. He and his wife, Theresa, and their three children (Meghan, Sarah, and Sam) live in Raleigh.

Alston Godbold '11

alston.godbold@trianglevolleyball.org

Godbold (formerly Kearns) was a libero/defensive specialist at NC State. She earned many all-tournament awards throughout her four years with the Wolfpack and finished her career at NC State in the top five for all-time digs. Godbold was featured on ESPN Sportscenter Top 10 Plays of the Day in 2013. She kicked the ball backward high into the air from an endzone to recover an errant pass.

Godbold played libero for five years at Triangle including two years on Triangle 18 Black (2010 and 2011). In 2010 Godbold helped 18 Black earn two consecutive Open bids to USAV Junior Nationals, including a double qualification in 2010 when the team finished second at the Mideast Qualifier and won the championship at the Lone Star Classic. In 2011 she led 18 Black to a third-place finish at the Big South Qualifier, qualifying in Open for the second consecutive year. In 2011 18 Black finished 13th at USAV Junior Nationals – the highest finish in the Open Division of any North Carolina team in history. During her time at Triangle she earned a total of four Open bids. In 2010 she captained Apex High School to a 27-0 season, 4A state championship, and a No. 9 ESPN National Ranking. She was named AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention and prepvolleyball.com All-American as a senior.

Godbold served as a student apprentice coach during her time at Triangle and officially joined the staff in 2010. She has been an assistant coach of 14 Black, 15 Black, and 16 Black. In 2014 she helped lead 16 Black to the 16 Open championship match at AAU Junior Nationals. This was Triangle’s first appearance in an open division national championship match along with Triangle’s highest finish at AAU Junior Nationals.

Samantha Gostling

sam.gostling@trianglevolleyball.org

Gostling joined Triangle in 2015 and has served as the assistant coach of 16 Silver. In 2016 and 2017 Gostling helped lead 16 Silver to a third-place finish in the 16 Club division at the Capitol Hill Classic. The 2016 team also finished fourth in overall points in the 16-East Division of the Carolina Region.  

Gostling is from Charlotte and played at Ardrey Kell High School and for Carolina Juniors, earning numerous accolades including all-conference for three years, Southwestern Player of the Year in 2009, and prepvolleyball.com Top 100 Senior Aces in 2009. Gostling went on to Virginia Tech and contributed right away, eventually leading the team in kills during her senior season. She graduated in 2014 with a degree in sociology. Gostling served as the volunteer assistant coach for UNC Chapel Hill in 2015 and currently works full time as an educator at lululemon.

Barry Gower

barry.gower@trianglevolleyball.org

Gower joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as an assistant coach, most recently of 14 Silver. Previously Gower served as head coach at Haviland Middle School in New York for three years and as a resource coach at Apex Volleyball Club in Poughkeepsie, New York, for one year. Growing up in Michigan, Gower graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Gower works for IBM and resides in Holly Springs with his wife, Nikki, and two children, Riley and Liam.

Heather Granger

heather.granger@trianglevolleyball.org

Granger is from Greenville, South Carolina, and joined Triangle in 2017 after settling into the area. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in public health and currently works as an analyst of strategic consulting for Kantar Futures. Granger played one year at the University of South Carolina Aiken before deciding to transfer to USC's main campus in pursuit of her academic and career goals. Before college she played seven seasons for Club South. She continues to enjoy playing and participates in outdoor leagues in the Chapel Hill area. 

Granger has coaching experience in the 12s age group and also has coached for school camps at the high school where she attended. 

Kristina Graven

kristina.graven@trianglevolleyball.org

Graven originally hails from San Jose, California, and moved to North Carolina for the master of occupational therapy graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill. Graven played for Vision Volleyball Club and helped her team earn a bronze medal at USAV Junior Nationals her junior and senior year. She then began her collegiate career at Cal Poly before transferring to Saint Mary's College of California for her junior and senior year. While at Saint Mary's she earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-American honors, Saint Mary's Senior Scholar Athlete Award, and first team all-conference. Upon graduation Graven played at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, on their university and semi-professional team.  

Graven's coaching experience includes numerous camps and clinics at Cal Poly, Saint Mary's, and Archbishop Mitty High School (her alma mater). She also served as the assistant coach of the boys 14-1 team at Bay to Bay Volleyball Club during the 2013 season.  

Lauren Grodi '16

lauren.grodi@trianglevolleyball.org

Grodi joined Triangle in 2017 after completing her freshman year at Meredith College as a member of the Avenging Angels volleyball team. Grodi played volleyball at Triangle throughout high school, finishing her club career on 18 Blue. Grodi and 18 Blue assembled a phenomenal season, "double-qualifying” for USAV Junior Nationals in the USA Division with a first-place finish at Beast of the Southeast and a second-place finish at the Northeast Qualifier. She graduated in 2016 from Harnett Central High School where she was a four-year varsity setter. Grodi earned all-conference honors her junior year and was ranked by MaxPreps as ninth in the state in assists and fourth for service aces. Grodi is studying biology at Meredith.