Coaching Staff

Holly Paton

Paton joined Triangle in 2016 and is an avid indoor and outdoor player. She grew up playing volleyball alongside her two older sisters. She was an outside hitter at Sanderson High School in Raleigh and played club as well, including a year during Triangle's inaugural season in 2003. Paton was recruited to East Carolina University where she played her freshman year and graduated in 2013 with both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in recreational therapy.

Paton has coached a variety of age levels including two years at ECJVC while attending ECU and one year at NC Elite.

Paton is currently working as an outpatient mental health therapist for Hope Services.

Sarah Patterson

Patterson is originally from Roanoke, Virginia. Her family relocated to Tampa in 2010. Patterson grew up around volleyball as her mom played in college at East Tennessee State and her dad was a coach. She began playing volleyball in 5th grade and played club at Tampa Bay Juniors and Tampa United. After the family returned to Roanoke her junior year, Patterson played for Roanoke United.

While attending Hidden Valley High School, Patterson was named a two-time Virginia all-state honoree. Patterson was recruited as a setter to James Madison University where she is ranked in the top five for career assists and assist average and in the top 10 for single season assists and assist average. As a senior Patterson was named All-CAA Second Team and was selected for the JUM Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete Award. Patterson graduated from JMU with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in elementary education. She moved to Raleigh in 2017 to teach 2nd grade at Horton’s Creek Elementary in Cary.

Patterson has considerable coaching experience including numerous summers at JMU volleyball camps and high school satellite camps. She has also coached at Hidden Valley High School and Roanoke College camps. While working on her master’s degree at JMU, Patterson served as an assistant coach for the 15-1 team at Roanoke United.

Kyle Peck

Peck joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as an assistant coach on both the girls’ and boys’ teams. He works full time as a graphic designer at THREE, a market research agency in Cary. Through college he played on the NC State men’s club team and was named NCVF First Team All-Tournament for three years. Kyle was a volunteer assistant for the NC State women’s team for the 2014 season and has also directed his own summer volleyball camp.

Dan Peters

Peters joined Triangle in 2017 following many years as a Triangle parent. Peters grew up in New Jersey and played for New Jersey Institute of Technology as a starting middle blocker for three years, leading the team in hitting percentage and earning all-conference honors as a senior. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and currently works at Brady Services in Morrisville.

Peters has always enjoyed coaching volleyball and recently has served as a coach for a recreation league in Fuquay-Varina.

Brian Poppe

Poppe is originally from Florida and joined Triangle in 2011. Poppe has served as a resource coach and has been head coach of Triangle 18 Black Boys since its formation in 2013. Poppe's playing experience includes juniors in Tampa and with the University of South Florida club team. Poppe earned a bachelor's degree in psychology while attending USF. Poppe and his wife, Kisha, have two daughters, Leah and Brooke.