Coaching Staff

Steven Abbott

steven.abbott@trianglevolleyball.org

Abbott is a Raleigh native and Sanderson High School graduate. He attended Liberty University and was a member of the men's club volleyball team from 2010-2014 as a DS/libero. Abbott coached the 15s national team at the Heart of Virginia Volleyball Club and served for two years as the varsity head coach at Trinity Academy of Raleigh. At Triangle Abbott has worked with both the girls and boys teams and most recently served as an assistant coach in the 15s age group. He currently lives in Raleigh and works as a graphic designer.  

Olani Allen

olani.allen@trianglevolleyball.org

Allen joined Triangle in 2014 and has worked primarily with the 14s-16s age groups. Allen began playing volleyball in 7th grade and continued at Apex High School and in club volleyball, including one year for Triangle. Upon high school graduation Allen attended Appalachian State University where she played three years of club volleyball. She graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. After graduation she went on to earn a master's degree in global media and culture from Keele University in England. Allen has worked as a volunteer assistant at Apex High School and coached with the program every summer from 2009-2015. Allen currently works at the Duke University Career Center as the recruiting coordinator. 

Julie Allen

julie.allen@trianglevolleyball.org

Allen joined Triangle in 2009 and has served as both a head and assistant coach of teams in the 13s-15s age groups. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Allen played at the University of Rochester while earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. Allen moved to North Carolina in 2006 and currently works in Cary for Carolina Advanced Digital.

Scott Allen

scott.allen@trianglevolleyball.org

Allen joined Triangle in 2013 as a resource coach. An NC State grad, he hails originally from Charlotte and currently works in the UNC Healthcare IT department. Allen was a member of the fencing team while at NC State and also enjoys running and playing ultimate frisbee. Allen and his wife, Julie, live in Pittsboro.

Will Altman

will.altman@trianglevolleyball.org

Altman originally hails from Charleston, South Carolina, where he began his volleyball career on the beach. While attending the University of South Carolina, Altman established, coached and played on the men’s club team for three years. After graduating from USC with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, Altman moved to Raleigh in 2013 to begin his career at Timmons Group where he works as a civil engineer. He has continued playing in both area beach and indoor leagues.

Jennamarie Aull

jennamarie.aull@trianglevolleyball.org

Aull joined Triangle in 2017 after moving from Connecticut. Aull's love for volleyball started at Wando High School in Charleston, South Carolina, where she was a part of multiple state championship matches. She then played at Newberry College before finishing her career at Columbia College and graduating with a degree in elementary education. In Connecticut, Aull served as head coach at Wheeler High School for four years and led the program to three state tournaments in a row. This fall she is serving as a volunteer assistant at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.

Aull is a behavior specialist at Abbotts Creek Elementary in Raleigh. She lives in Raleigh with her family.

Brian Bacchi

brian.bacchi@trianglevolleyball.org

Bacchi joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as a resource, assistant, and head coach in the 14s-16s age groups. Most recently he served as head coach of 15 Steel and led them to the championship of the Club Division at the Capitol Hill Classic. He also is an asssitant coach of the JV and varsity teams at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh. Originally from New York, Bacchi played middle and opposite for Vassar College. He moved to North Carolina to complete his master's degree at UNC Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Raleigh with his fiancée, Amanda, and works as a speech-language pathologist at Duke Hospital.

Enid Badillo

enid.badillo@trianglevolleyball.org

Badillo joined Triangle in 2012 with a wealth of volleyball coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. Badillo hails from Puerto Rico where she first developed her interest in volleyball playing on both her middle and high school teams. Since she moved to the United States, Badillo has served as an assistant coach at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon, head coach at Raleigh Charter High School, assistant coach at Peace College, and JV head coach and varsity assistant coach at Broughton High School; she also has worked as a club coach in the area since 1992. At Triangle Badillo has served as assistant coach of 13 Black and 14 Black and head coach of 14 Blue. Badillo lives in Clayton with her daughter, Maya.

Logan Barber

logan.barber@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

Barber joined Triangle in 2006 and has coached in the 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, and 18s age groups. Highlights of his previous seasons include multiple trips to USAV Junior Nationals, a Carolina Region championship, five gold finishes at national qualifiers (including 16 Blue's top five finish at the Big South Qualifier and Lone Star Classic in 2014), and three second-place finishes at MAPL events. In addition to team coaching, Barber leads many camps and clinics at Triangle and at various colleges and universities. Barber also is the head coach for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and led the Crusaders to state championships in 3A in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and in 4A in 2015. In 2012 Barber received Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

Barber’s contributions have been instrumental to the success of some large projects at Triangle, including MAPL Raleigh, Score the Floor, and the 2013 gym expansion. Originally from Greensboro, Barber has lived in Raleigh since he attended NC State where he graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in creative writing. He also played for the NC State men's club team.

Logan Striebel Barber '04

Logan.S.Barber@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

Logan Striebel Barber joined Triangle in 2009 as an assistant director and coach, and she has served as head coach of 15 Black and 17 Blue, and as assistant coach of 18 Black. Barber is a magna cum laude graduate of American University in D.C. where she studied public communication and marketing. She played four years for American and won four consecutive Patriot League Championships, made four NCAA Tournament appearances, was named to the All-Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2004-2008), and was team captain her senior year. While in D.C. Barber coached in the 14s, 16s, and 17s age groups for Metro Volleyball Club of D.C. Upon graduation Barber served as the marketing and sponsorship coordinator for the Washington Kastles, a World Team Tennis Pro League franchise in D.C.

At Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, Barber helped lead the Crusaders to three consecutive state championships (2001-2003) and was named all-conference and all-state in 2003. Barber is the first Triangle alumna to serve in a full-time role at Triangle. In addition to her administrative responsibilities in the areas of event planning, marketing, and development, Barber runs the MAPL Raleigh and City of Oaks Challenge tournaments at the Raleigh Convention Center. 

Faith Bauserman

faith.bauserman@trianglevolleyball.org

Bauserman joined Triangle in 2012. Originally from Tennessee, Bauserman has played volleyball since the seventh grade. In addition to high school volleyball she played six years of club at NETVC and intramural volleyball at East Tennessee State University.

Bauserman has coached at high school and YMCA volleyball camps and has always been actively involved in her community serving as a lifeguard, youth leader, mentor, tutor, hospital volunteer, and camp counselor. Bauserman earned a bachelor's degree in human services and early childhood education from East Tennessee State in 2011. Bauserman served as the assistant coach of 12 Blue in 2013, 2016, and 2017, and as the assistant coach of 12 Black in 2014 and 2015. She also coaches YVP throughout the year. Bauserman currently works as a nanny in Chapel Hill while attending school to become a dental hygienist.

Meredith Blum

meredith.blum@trianglevolleyball.org

Blum joined Triangle in 2009 and has been an assistant coach of 13 Black and 13 White, and most recently head coach of 14 Silver. In 2010 she served as head coach at The Montessori School of Raleigh. Blum is a licensed massage therapist who completed her degree in exercise and sports science with a concentration in health and wellness at Meredith College in December 2010. Blum played high school volleyball at Green Hope High School in Cary and club at CCVC. She was also a member of the NC State rowing team for three years (top 10 ranking at collegiate nationals all three years). This fall Blum became the varsity head coach at Millbrook High School in Raleigh. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, Greg, and her two amazing daughters, Adalynn and Emery.

Sarah Brandon

sarah.brandon@trianglevolleyball.org

Brandon, originally from Roxboro, joined Triangle in 2014. She attended and played volleyball at Meredith College majoring in exercise and sports science. She has served as an assistant coach of 12 Silver and 13 Silver. Brandon played at Person High School where she earned all-conference honors as a senior, and for Jammers Volleyball Club. Her coaching experience includes the NC Elite Locals Only program during 2013-2014 and the Person County Recreation Volleyball program in 2012.

Robin Bugg

robin.bugg@trianglevolleyball.org

Bugg brings a tremendous amount of playing and coaching experience to Triangle. She has over 20 years of coaching experience at the middle school, high school, club, and collegiate levels. She has served as head coach of high school programs in Texas, Utah, and West Virginia, and has 16 years of club coaching experience. In 2014 Bugg was named USA Volleyball Outstanding Female Coach. Bugg has served as the head coach of 18 Black and 17 Black. Her 2010 18 Black team became the first team from North Carolina to “double-qualify” in 18 Open at USAV Junior Nationals; she led them to victory at the Lone Star Classic and a T-15 finish at Junior Nationals. 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. In 2012 Bugg led 17 Black to qualify in Open at the Lone Star Classic by placing third in the tournament. This was the first ever Open bid at the 17s age group in Triangle history.

From 1992-2000 Bugg served as co-director and head coach of the North Dallas Juniors Volleyball Association. During her time with North Dallas she helped over 80 student-athletes earn athletic scholarships and won several North Texas Region and Tour of Texas championships. Bugg has made 13 trips to the USAV Junior National Championships as a coach.

As a middle blocker and three-time team captain at the University of Tennessee (1980-1983), Bugg led her team to two SEC championships and three ninth place national finishes in the NCAA tournament. The three-time All-SEC selection still holds several records at her alma mater, including career aces, career blocks, and most blocks in a match. Bugg was inducted into the Lady Vol Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

Madison Bunting

madison.bunting@trianglevolleyball.org

Bunting, who graduated from Hoggard High School in Wilmington and now attends NC State, joined Triangle in 2017. Her playing experience includes club volleyball for St. Louis CYC, Cape Fear Volleyball Club, and NC Elite Coastal. She played one year at Randolph College before deciding to transfer to NC State and pursue a degree in statistics. While in high school Bunting helped coach middle school volleyball.

Elizabeth "Liz" Burke

liz.burke@trianglevolleyball.org

Burke moved to Raleigh and joined Triangle in 2015, and she is currently working at Fidelity Investments as a software engineer. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, Burke played at Hidden Valley High School and club throughout her high school career. She continues to play in adult leagues in the Raleigh area, both indoor and outdoor. Burke's coaching experience includes both middle school and high school volleyball camps. At Triangle, Burke has served as an assistant coach in the 13s age group.

Paige [Pridgeon] Buzogany

paige.buzogany@trianglevolleyball.org

Buzogany is originally from Tallahassee, Florida, and began playing volleyball at the age of 8. Buzogany played outside hitter at Lincoln High School where she earned all-state second team honors her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She was selected as the Big Bend Player of the Year for Lincoln High School and played club for both Tallahassee Juniors and North Florida Volleyball Association. Upon graduation in 2009 Buzogany was recruited to the University of North Florida for indoor and beach volleyball. She was named 2009 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and earned All-Atlantic Sun Conference Second Team honors her sophomore and junior years. Buzogany's stellar senior year landed her First-Team All-Atlantic Sun honors, and she became the third player in UNF history to achieve 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career. On the sand Buzogany was a member of a UNF pairing that was one of the few teams invited to compete in the AVCA Sand Volleyball Championships in 2013. She graduated UNF in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in communications/public relations.

After graduation Buzogany coached at her prep alma mater for three years while also starting their first beach program. During that time she was also a head coach at Prostyle Volleyball Academy. In 2015 Buzogany was hired as the assistant indoor and head beach volleyball coach at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Pridgeon married Charlie Buzogany in the summer of 2017, when the couple moved to Raleigh.

Charlie Buzogany

charlie.buzogany@trianglevolleyball.org

Buzogany is originally from Chicago and moved to Raleigh in August 2017 from Macon, Georgia. Buzogany began playing volleyball at 13 on his middle school team. He played all four years at Buffalo Grove High School as an outside hitter. His junior and senior year Buzogany was named all-conference and all-area. His performance during his senior year garnered him all-state recognition. Buzogany also played club at both Side-Out Volleyball Association and Rolling Thunder Volleyball Club.

After graduating high school Buzogany attended Appalachian State University where he was vice president and a player/coach of the men’s club team. Buzogany continues to play in both grass and indoor tournaments around the Southeast.

Buzogany began coaching summer camps after high school and served as the volunteer assistant coach of Appalachian State for four years. During that time his primary roles included practice player and blocking/defense instructor. Buzogany is a 2010 AVCA Coaches-4-Coaches Scholarship award winner that provides resources for educating promising up-and-coming collegiate coaches. During the summer Buzogany worked camps at numerous colleges including Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Florida. After graduating from Appalachian State with a bachelor's degree in physical education and health, Buzogany was hired at the University of North Florida as the assistant indoor coach and director of sand volleyball operations. During that time he also coached with Jacksonville Juniors. Buzogany left college coaching in 2013 and moved to Tallahassee where he became the training director at Prostyle Volleyball Club. He also coached the 15-1 team to qualification for USAV Junior Nationals in the American Division by winning the Disney Volleyball Showcase.

Buzogany and his wife, Paige, moved to Raleigh in 2017 where he accepted a teaching position at East Wake Middle School.

Melissa Cackovic

melissa.cackovic@trianglevolleyball.org

Cackovic joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2017. She originally is from Stockton, California, and played collegiately as a middle blocker at San Jose State University (Melissa Myers). Prior to San Jose State she had a decorated prep career and competed at the USA Junior National Camp while in high school. Cackovic graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology and a minor in deaf education.

Cackovic enjoys photography, pottery, and spending time with her family. She lives in Holly Springs with her husband, Kevin, and their two children.

John Chang

john.chang@trianglevolleyball.org

Chang joined Triangle in 2014 and has served as the head coach of 14 White and 16 Silver and as assistant coach of 14 Black. Chang began playing volleyball while attending Cerritos College in California. He played both indoor and with the California Beach Volleyball Association. He began his coaching career after moving to Knoxville and has over 12 years of club coaching experience at Smoky Mountain Juniors, K2, and Knoxville Volleyball Academy. Chang and his family live in Chapel Hill.

Chad Christensen

chad.christensen@trianglevolleyball.org

Christensen joined Triangle in 2011 after moving to Raleigh from Chicago. He has served as an assistant coach in the 15s and 17s age groups, as well as a resource coach in Groups 1 and 2. Christensen played for the All-Marine and All-Armed Forces Teams from 2008-2013. He has been an assistant coach at Club Fusion in Chicago and coached varsity high school in Illinois. Christensen has a bachelor's degree in communications from Northeastern Illinois University and serves as a reservist for the Marine Corps. 

Caroline Corey

caroline.corey@trianglevolleyball.org

Corey joined Triangle in 2017 after a standout freshman season competing for the Meredith College Avenging Angels. Corey's accolades include AVCA Division III South Region Freshman of the Year, USA South Rookie of the Year, and first team all-conference. Her 3.41 kills per set ranked third in the conference. 

Prior to Meredith, Corey graduated from Oakwood School in Greenville and played at ECJVC. She has coached at Meredith camps.

Kari Council

kari.council@trianglevolleyball.org

Council hails from Minnesota where she played both club and high school volleyball. In high school she was a three-time all-conference honoree. After high school Council coached club at the 14s age group and remained active in volleyball in adult recreational and collegiate intramural leagues.

Council attended the University of Minnesota‐Duluth where she earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and communications. She is currently working for PNC Mortgage. Council joined Triangle in 2012 and has served as the assistant coach of 12 Black and as head coach of 12 Blue.  

Ashleigh Crutcher '11

ashleigh.crutcher@trianglevolleyball.org

Crutcher began her playing career at Triangle in 2007 on 14 Black and was on the first 15s team (15 Black 2008) in North Carolina to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. Crutcher and Triangle 18 Black qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals in 2011 and earned a 13th place finish. She graduated from Cary Academy in 2011 and went on to a standout four-year career at the University of Maryland. At Maryland, Crutcher earned All-ACC First Team honors as a freshman, Second Team honors her sophomore year, and was AVCA Honorable Mention All-American in 2012. In the classroom Crutcher was tremendously successful making both the All-ACC Academic Team in 2012 and 2013 and the All-B1G Academic Team in 2014. Crutcher finished her indoor career at Maryland with 1,342 kills, ranking her fifth all-time in school history. Crutcher graduated from Maryland in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology. After Maryland she went to UNC Wilmington to earn a master's degree in teaching. While at UNCW Crutcher played on their inaugural NCAA beach volleyball program.

Crutcher is currently living in Cary.

Jason Curtis

jason.curtis@trianglevolleyball.org

Club Co-Founder

Curtis, currently principal at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, is originally from San Diego. Curtis attended Santa Clara University where he earned a bachelor's degree in history and played volleyball. He also earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Marymount University. While teaching and coaching at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, Curtis’ teams won two girls’ CIF-CCS championships. Curtis served as an assistant coach at Stanford University during their 1996 NCAA National Championship season.

Curtis’ leadership and commitment to the game led him to found and help direct two of the nation’s most medal-laden junior volleyball clubs, Vision Volleyball Club and Club Yahoo! Curtis co-founded Triangle in 2002 and served as its executive director from 2002-2004. In 2006 Curtis led 18 Black to unprecedented success when Triangle became the first club from North Carolina to win a national qualifier (Big South) in the Open Division, and the first team ever from North Carolina to earn an Open bid to USAV Junior Nationals. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons Curtis served as a mentor in the 12s age group. During the 2012 season he assisted 12 Black at the Big South Qualifier and the 12 National team at the AAU Junior National Championships. He has served as the head coach of 13 Black since 2013. Curtis also serves as a lead clinician for Triangle throughout the season.

Malcolm Deans

malcolm.deans@trianglevolleyball.org

Deans joined Triangle in 2013. He is currently a Spanish teacher, varsity volleyball coach, and assistant athletic director at Wake Christian Academy. His volleyball team won the TISAC conference in 2014. Deans has over 22 years of high school coaching experience. He previously coached at Wilson Christian Academy, leading the volleyball team to nine NCCSA state championships. Deans was also named Wilson County Coach of the Decade in 2010. 

Deans and his wife, Pamela, live in Fuquay-Varina with their daughter. He enjoys doing mission work in Latin American countries and spending time with his family.

Keisha Demps

keisha.demps@trianglevolleyball.org

Demps joined Triangle in 2014 and brought a wealth of volleyball coaching and playing experience. She excelled as a middle blocker for the University of Arizona, earning All-PAC10 honors, and then went on to play in the United States Professional League from 1999-2000. As a middle blocker on the U.S. Dream Team she helped the team win the 2000 Millennium Cup. Demps began her coaching career with the University of Nevada and the St. Louis Quest professional team before moving on to Boise State. After serving as the assistant coach at Boise State for three years, Demps and her family moved to Raleigh when Demps became the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NC State.  

During her time at NC State and afteward, Demps coached club volleyball for NC Challengers and Club Red. While at Club Red she coached 14 Red and served as the assistant director and parent liaison.

Alyssa Desjardins

alyssa.desjardins@trianglevolleyball.org

Desjardins joined Triangle in 2017 after graduating from UNC Wilmington. She helped run the Seahawks offense as a four-year player at setter and became the third Seahawk in program history to tally 2,500 assists and 1,000 digs, earning numerous all-tournament honors and leaving UNCW ranked fourth all time in career assists. Prior to attending UNCW, Desjardins and her TAV 18 Black team won the gold medal in the Open Division at USAV Junior Nationals where she earned all-tournament honors. She also earned high honorable mention distinction on prepvolleyball.com's Top Sophomore 79 ranking and special mention recognition on prepvolleyball.com's Top Frosh 59 listing.

During her 18s year of club volleyball Desjardins assisted with a 12s team at TAV. She also has coached summer camps at UNCW. Desjardins currently works at Orange Theory Fitness.

Kendall Douglas

kendall.douglas@trianglevolleyball.org

Douglas joined Triangle in 2017. She is originally from Greenville and currently attends UNC Chapel Hill. Douglas was introduced to volleyball in third grade by her older sister, Caroline (Triangle Class of 2011). Douglas attended J.H. Rose High School where she played all four years on the varsity team. She played eight club seasons at ECJVC. Along with her considerable club playing experience, Douglas has coaching experience as an assistant coach at ECJVC and as a head coach at NC Elite. Douglas is a psychology and exercise sport science double major at Carolina where she also serves as the manager for the UNC volleyball team.

Michelle Fadool '10

michelle.fadool@trianglevolleyball.org

Since joining the Triangle staff in 2011, Fadool has served as a student apprentice coach, assistant coach, and head coach in the 13s, 14s, 15s, and 17s age groups. Additionally Fadool has worked summer camps at UNC Chapel Hill under the direction of Head Coach Joe Sagula.

Fadool graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in August 2014 where she earned a dual degree in exercise and sports science and psychology. Fadool is currently a student at Elon University's doctor of physical therapy program and is set to graduate in December 2018.

Fadool was a redshirt freshman at Wingate University prior to transferring to UNC for her sophomore year. Fadool played five years for Triangle as a middle blocker/opposite hitter. During her senior year Fadool was a member of the 18 Black team that “double-qualified” for USAV Junior Nationals in the Open Division. Fadool also helped Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh earn two state championships in 2007 and 2009. She was a co-captain her senior year at Cardinal Gibbons and earned all-conference honors her junior and senior year. During her junior year Fadool was co-recipient of Triangle’s esteemed Board Award.

Tim Favreau

tim.favreau@trianglevolleyball.org

Favreau joined Triangle in 2017 after moving from California to serve as the volunteer assistant coach at Duke University. The Orange County native attended Servite High School and played as the starting setter for three years, leading his team to a fifth place national ranking in 2012. He also played club volleyball for six years at some of the most successful boys clubs in the nation (High Line, The HBC, Balboa Bay). Favreau graduated from UCLA, where he played on the men's club team, in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in political science. 

Favreau's coaching experience includes four years with Sunshine Volleyball Club, coaching in the 13s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups. He coached at Marymount High School for three years as the freshman head coach, JV head coach, and varsity assistant coach, and he spent one year as the boys varsity head coach at American Martyrs School.

Mia Fradenburg '16

mia.fradenburg@trianglevolleyball.org

Fradenburg started playing volleyball at Triangle in the YVP program and continued from 12s through 17s. She graduated early from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and enrolled at UNC Chapel Hill in the spring of 2016. She then joined Triangle's coaching staff following her freshman season for Carolina, during which she appeared in 15 matches and earned ACC Academic Honor Roll. At Triangle, Fradenburg has served as an assistant coach in the 11s and 12s age groups.

Fradenburg was part of four state championship teams at Cardinal Gibbons and was named MVP of the 2015 state championship match, the school's first year competing in 4A. While playing at Triangle she was part of the 16 Black team that made it to the 16 Open championship match at AAU Junior Nationals in 2014, and Fradenburg was named to the all-tournament team. In 2015 she and her 17 Black teammates qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals after taking third place at the Disney Volleyball Showcase. 

Michael Frank

michael.frank@trianglevolleyball.org

Frank joined Triangle in 2012 after relocating from Boston. Frank has played and coached volleyball since high school where he was a three-year varsity member and all-conference selection, going on to play at Northeastern University and earning all-conference honors before graduating in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Frank's extensive coaching experience includes 15 years coaching boys' and girls' high school and club. In Massachusetts for the Beantown boys club, Frank's teams qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals at both 16s and 17s (the first team from New England ever to qualify for boys or girls in Open), finishing in the top 25 each time. His girls team at SMASH Volleyball for USAV Junior Nationals in 2011 as well. As head coach at Brookline High School, Frank's teams earned multiple league and district championships, and he was named 2011 D1 girls coach of the year.

At Triangle, Frank has served as a resource coach, head coach of 14 AAU and 16 White, and assistant coach of 18 Black. Frank works as a senior consultant at Thorburn Associates. He and his wife, Melanie, have two boys, Asher and Gavin.

Jim Freeman

jim.freeman@trianglevolleyball.org

Freeman served as volleyball head coach and assistant director of athletics at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh from 1991-2010. During his 19 years at the helm of the Crusaders, Freeman led Cardinal Gibbons to 10 state championships and 12 conference titles. His career record at Cardinal Gibbons stands at 426-117 (.785), a mark that also includes 12 consecutive appearances in the state championship. Throughout his career Freeman has coached over 30 NCAA Division I athletes, including several NCAA national champions. Freeman has coached teams in the 13s, 14s, 17s, and 18s age groups at Triangle. A 1985 magna cum laude graduate of Liberty University, Freeman holds a degree in physical education.

After serving as the volunteer assistant coach at Duke University in 2010, Freeman was named head coach of the Barton College men’s and women’s volleyball teams and served from 2011-2012. He then coached at St. Mary's School in Raleigh and led the Saints to their first appearance in the NCISAA tournament in school history. He is currently in his fourth season as the varsity head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh and has led the Capitals to three consecutive conference championships.

Pam French

pam.french@trianglevolleyball.org

French began coaching as a parent volunteer in Triangle’s Youth Volleyball Program in September 2015. Since that time she has worked countless hours in Triangle’s youth programs including Triangle Junior League. French has coached in youth summer leagues and is an avid player both indoor and on the beach. French played competitively throughout high school and two years of club volleyball while attending the University of Minnesota.

French works as a veterinary technician at Leesville Animal Hospital and has two children, Luke and Mya.

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.

Lindsey Hall

lindsey.hall@trianglevolleyball.org

Hall, a North Carolina native, joined Triangle in 2014. She has served as head coach of 13 Silver and as an assistant coach in the 12s and 13s age groups. She played libero at South Granville High School and competed in club for several years, finishing her career with Jammers Volleyball Club. Hall played intramural indoor and beach at NC State while earning degrees in sport management and business marketing. She graduated in 2011 and is currently the marketing coordinator at PNC Arena. She continues to play volleyball in several adult leagues.

Brian Harris

brian.harris@trianglevolleyball.org

Harris joined Triangle in 2013 and has an extensive sports background. He played tennis while at The Citadel and began their club volleyball team during his senior year. After college he played in numerous adult volleyball leagues.

Harris began his teaching career in Florida and, in 2005, moved to Raleigh with his wife and two daughters, both of whom play volleyball. He is the varsity volleyball head coach at Rolesville High School and teaches 9th grade math. He has also coached high school sand volleyball, middle school volleyball, and softball. Harris loves the challenge that volleyball provides and, as an educator, loves the teaching and learning coaching requires.

At Triangle, Harris has been the head coach of 14 Steel since it started in 2014, and his teams have experienced much success in the Carolina Region. In 2016 Harris led 14 Steel to a fifth-place finish at the Capitol Hill Classic. He has also served as a resource coach.

Kris Harris '11

kris.harris@trianglevolleyball.org

Harris, Triangle Class of 2011, graduated from Elon University in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in finance and currently works as a systems analyst for Fidelity Investments. As a four-year middle blocker for the Elon Phoenix, Harris earned NCCSIA All-State Second Team honors numerous years. She was named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team as well as SoCon Academic All-Conference numerous years. 

Harris was a standout for Apex High School, helping lead the team to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship in 2010. During the 2010 high school season she was named state championship MVP, Tri-9 Conference Player of the Year, and Gatorade North Carolina Volleyball Player of the Year.

Harris was a middle blocker for five seasons at Triangle and helped two of her teams earn Open bids to USAV Junior Nationals. In 2008 Harris was a part of the first 15s team in North Carolina to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2011 Harris helped 18 Black to qualify in Open again by finishing in third place at the Big South Qualifier and going on to finish 13th at USAV Junior Nationals – the highest finish in the Open Division of any North Carolina team in history.

Harris has served as the assistant coach of 13 Black and, more recently, as the assistant coach of 16 Blue in 2017, which was the first 16 Blue team in Triangle history to earn a bid at a national qualifier and eventually finished T-5 in the USA Division at USAV Junior Nationals.

Carlee Hawkins

Hawkins played for Triangle for three years until an injury forced her to miss the school and club seasons in 2016-17. While she could not play, she was committed to remain involved in the sport and at Triangle and joined the coaching staff as a student apprentice coach, assisting with the 11s and 12s age groups. Hawkins will graduate from Person High School in Roxboro in 2018 and will continue to serve as a coach at Triangle.

Emily Hendricks '12

emily.hendricks@trianglevolleyball.org

Hendricks, a Triangle alumna from the Class of 2012, joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2012 and has served as an assistant and head coach in the 11s, 12s, 13s, 15s, and 17s age groups. In 2016 Hendricks helped to lead 17 White to a second-place finish in the American Division at the Big South Qualifier and a top 20 finish at AAU Junior Nationals. Hendricks also has served as the JV head coach and varsity assistant coach at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and in 2017 was named assistant coach of the Meredith College Avenging Angels.

Hendricks graduated from Meredith College in May of 2016 earning a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science with a concentration in health and wellness. While at Meredith, Hendricks was a four-year starting outside hitter and earned USA South All-Conference Honors and USA South All-Academic Honors. During her senior season she was named co-captain and was recognized as Best Offensive Player while also earning the prestigious Dean Burris Award. 

During the 2016 club season Hendricks served as a PACT (Power, Agility, Core Training) coach assisting in strength, conditioning, and mobility program implementation at Triangle. She also served as the fitness coordinator for Meredith College volleyball during the 2015 season. Hendricks is currently a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Alexander Family YMCA in Raleigh.

Drew Hermanson

drew.hermanson@trianglevolleyball.org

Hermanson, originally from Ventura, California, played four years of high school volleyball. He attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he majored in history with a minor in geography, graduating in 2013. Hermanson continued to pursue his volleyball passion by playing for the UNC men's club volleyball team and helped them to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCVF National Tournament. As an avid beach player Hermanson first got involved in coaching by working summer beach volleyball camps for the city of Ventura’s Recreation Department from 2009-2011. During the 2013 and 2014 seasons Hermanson was the assistant coach of 14 Blue. Hermanson spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons as head coach of 15 White. In 2017 Hermanson was head coach of 16 White, which finished T-9 at AAU Junior Nationals, the highest finish for a White team in Triangle history.

In addition to his club coaching experience Hermanson spent 2013-2015 as a coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, helping the Crusaders win three consecutive state championships. Hermanson recently earned a master's degree in teaching from NC State and is teaching American History and coaching volleyball at Broughton High School in Raleigh.

Jenna Hinton

jenna.hinton@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

Hinton brings 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to Triangle at the middle and high school, club, and collegiate levels. Prior to joining Triangle full time, Hinton served as the head coach at Louisburg College where she also provided marketing and sports information support to the athletic department.

Hinton created, developed, and directs Triangle’s tremendously successful Youth Volleyball Program (YVP). Her club teams have earned regional championships in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. They have qualified for USAV Junior Nationals in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (top 10 finish), and 2011. In 2008 15 Black became the first 15s team in the history of the Carolina Region to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2013 Hinton received the USA Volleyball Junior Club Director Award in recognition for her contributions to the growth and development of sitting volleyball in the Carolina Region. In addition to this honor, that same year she was a presenting speaker at the USA Paralympic Conference held annually at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2013 Hinton also collaborated with a local Paralympic sport club (Bridge II Sports) and the Duke University School of Engineering on a project that led to the design, development, and production of a sitting volleyball chair that enables people with physical disabilities to play the sport of sitting volleyball. Hinton is a 2008 recipient of the Robert L. Lindsey Meritorious Service Award for her outstanding contributions to North Carolina volleyball, and she was the inaugural recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club. She is a certified USAV CAP II level coach and served for many years as a USAV IMPACT instructor for the region. Hinton also serves as the sitting volleyball coordinator for Triangle. She serves as a board member for Bridge II Sports and is the designated sport chair for sitting volleyball for the Southeast Region Valor Games.

During her collegiate playing career Hinton was a three-time CVAC all-conference performer at Barton College and two-time team MVP. In the fall of 2014 Hinton was inducted into the Barton College Athletics Hall of Fame.

Tonya Holmes

tonya.holmes@trianglevolleyball.org

Holmes hails from Florida where she played high school volleyball and one year at Savannah State University before transferring to the University of Central Florida. At UCF Holmes played club volleyball and coached at Orlando Volleyball Association (OVA). Holmes has a bachelor's degree in history and previously served as varsity head coach and assistant athletic director at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh. Holmes joined Triangle in 2011 and has served as an assistant coach at the 14s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups.

Holmes lives in Chapel Hill and is the director of operations of Granville Towers at UNC Chapel Hill.

CJ Hunter

cj.hunter@trianglevolleyball.org

Hunter joined Triangle in 2013 and has worked as both an assistant and head coach. Hunter graduated from Duke University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in political science, and while at Duke he worked as a student manager for the women's volleyball team. In addition to his studies and work with Duke volleyball, he coached at Surry Storm Volleyball Club in his hometown of Mount Airy for five years. Hunter earned his master's degree in exercise and sport science from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015, where he also worked as the primary sports information contact for the volleyball team. Hunter is the 2016 recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

Hunter lives in Durham and works as the director of volleyball operations for Duke University and continues to live out his lifelong passion for volleyball.

Corey Johnson

corey.johnson@trianglevolleyball.org

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Johnson attended North Carolina A&T State University where he studied computer science and played football. Johnson has over 15 years of experience in personal training, 10 of which are as an owner and operator of two Phase II Personal Training studios in Cary and Durham. Johnson holds certifications in both personal training and pilates. He is currently pursuing a degree in exercise and sports science with a concentration in athletic training. Johnson currently serves as Triangle’s head strength and conditioning coach.

Greg Kabbes

greg.kabbes@trianglevolleyball.org

A native of the Raleigh area, Kabbes has served at Triangle as an assistant coach of 14 Silver, 14 Black, and 15 Black, and as a resource coach. Kabbes graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009 with a degree in business management. While there he played on the club volleyball team and served as a head coach for the Loved School in Atlanta. As a high school athlete Kabbes was involved in many sports and participated in the first men's club team at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh.

Lorin Kalpic '11

lorin.kalpic@trianglevolleyball.org

Kalpic (formerly Thomas) returned to Triangle in 2017. The Raleigh native played at Triangle for her 16s through 18s club seasons and served as a student apprentice coach for 12 Black. Kalpic graduated from Campbell University, where she played as an outside hitter and middle blocker, with a bachelor's degree in marketing and a master's degree in business administration. She currently is a marketing specialist at Teleflex, Inc.

In addition to serving as a student apprentice coach, Kalpic has coached summer camps at Campbell and continued with the program as a manager/graduate assistant while finishing her master's degree.

Marina Karelov

marina.karelov@trianglevolleyball.org

With over 30 years of volleyball experience, Karelov comes to Triangle from the former U.S.S.R. Republic of Belarus. Karelov began playing volleyball at 9 years old and has been captain and MVP on several championship teams throughout grade school, the Belarussian State University Team, and the Belarussian National Team.

Karelov’s coaching experience encompasses coaching club developmental teams, running and coaching her own independent team, assisting the Leesville Road High School summer camps and the Leesville Road Middle School volleyball team, and endlessly working with her own two daughters on their volleyball skills. Currently she works for Fidelity Investments. Karelov loves volleyball and continues to play grass doubles. She has served as the head coach of 14 White and also as a resource coach and clinician.

Brendan Koslowsky

brendan.koslowsky@trianglevolleyball.org

Koslowsky joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as an assistant coach in the 15s, 17s, and 18s age groups. In 2015 Koslowsky was an assistant coach of 17 Blue, which finished 12th in the Premier Division at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2016 he helped lead 17 Black to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals, and in 2017 he helped guide 18 White toward a third-place finish in the Club Division at the JVA World Challenge. Koslowsky holds a bachelor's degree in construction engineering and management from NC State and currently works for commercial general contractor Williams Realty & Building Company as a project mananger. He played on the NC State men’s club team for two years and helped lead them to back-to-back second-place finishes at the NCVF National Tournament in 2012 and 2013. Koslowsky has been playing volleyball since seventh grade and continues to play both locally and nationally. 

Koslowsky and his family moved to Raleigh from Canada in 2007.

Katherine [Fleming] Koslowsky

katherine.koslowsky@trianglevolleyball.org

Koslowsky (formerly Fleming), a native of North Carolina and graduate of Miami University in Ohio, joined Triangle in 2004. Koslowsky attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and led her team to state championship wins every year. She was named all-conference and all-state, and set two records in her senior season for single season kills and digs. Koslowsky was a TISAC Co-Player of the Year in 2001 and her #9 jersey hangs retired at Cardinal Gibbons. She went on to Providence College for two seasons where she was an outside hitter and still holds the single season digs record. Before graduating cum laude in 2007 from Miami University she finished her college career with two seasons in the libero spot.

Koslowsky holds a degree in philosophy and English from Miami and graduated in 2012 with magna cum laude honors and a master's degree in Christian studies from Duke Divinity Schoo . She has coached Triangle teams in the 12s, 14s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups. Koslowsky was also the Duke Women’s Volleyball volunteer assistant coach during the 2012 season.

She currently works for St. David's School in Raleigh as the director of camps and programming where she also assists the middle school volleyball team.

Kyle Lewis

kyle.lewis@trianglevolleyball.org

Lewis, originally from Florida, joined Triangle in 2015. He was a high school volleyball player for four years and won a state championship in 2003 and then went on to earn a scholarship and play for Mount Olive College as a middle blocker. While at Mount Olive Lewis earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and business administration and management, and then went on to get a master's degree in accounting from NC State and obtained his CPA license. He currently works as a controller for Durham Academy where he assists with the girls volleyball program.  

Beverly Lineberger

beverly.lineberger@trianglevolleyball.org

Lineberger, a North Carolina volleyball mainstay, achieved tremendous success while serving as head coach at Apex High School for 11 years and at Peace College for two years. While leading the Apex program she was awarded Tri-7 Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2006, and led her team to the 4A state semifinals in 2001 and 2005. During her two years at Peace she guided the Pacer program to its best season since joining the NCAA in 2002.

Lineberger organized and ran with great success the Cary Parks and Recreation volleyball skills sessions, summer camps, and league program from 1996-2012. She graduated in 1995 from NC State and received her bachelor's degree in science education and biological science. She and her husband, Brent, run their own tree care and mobile crane service. They reside in Raleigh with their two children, Brayden and Bella Grace. Lineberger joined Triangle in 2009 and has served as the head coach of 13 Blue. In 2014 Lineberger received Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

Christina Lingley '06

christina.lingley@trianglevolleyball.org

Lingley (formerly Falcone), a Duke graduate and four-year member of the Blue Devils volleyball team (co-captain her senior year), has been working Triangle camps and serving as a lead instructor in the Triangle Setting Academy since joining the Triangle staff in 2010. She has served as a head coach in the 13s and 16s age groups and as an assistant coach in the 17s and 18s age groups. In 2013 Lingley helped guide 18 Black to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. As a player at Triangle, Lingley was named a finalist for the 2005 Andi Collins Award (awarded to the nation's top senior setter), led 18 Black to victory in 18 Open at the 2006 Big South Qualifier and was named an AAU All-American in 2005 when her 17 Black team placed third at AAU Junior Nationals. In high school Lingley holds career assists (2,310) and aces (214) records at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh where she also earned three state championships and championship MVP honors in 2005. She previously served as director of volleyball operations for Duke. Lingley is currently a customer success manager at Teamworks.

Karlie Long

karli.long@trianglevolleyball.org

Long joined Triangle in 2013 when she moved to Raleigh to attend and play volleyball at Meredith College. The Roxboro native played for Triangle through her 17s season. Her 17 Black team qualified in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. At Person High School in Roxboro, Long was named all-conference from 2011-2013 and was selected as team captain for three seasons.

Long had a storied career for the Meredith Avenging Angels, including USA South Volleyball Rookie of the Year, four-time all-conference and all-academic, and all-region recognition. In 2014 Long was named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, the first player from Meredith to earn such an honor. In 2016 she led Meredith to the program's first-ever USA South Volleyball Tournament Championship and NCAA Division III tournament appearance. She holds the record at Meredith for career kills with 1,536, stands in the top five in nine other statistical categories, and ranks within the top 10 in two other categories. In 2017 Long was nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year.

Long graduated from Meredith in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Rebecca Love

rebecca.love@trianglevolleyball.org

Love is a native of Mouth Pleasant and currently a teacher and the head coach at Holly Grove Middle School. She began playing volleyball in 7th grade, and played for her school and the Carolina Storm Volleyball Club through her senior year in high school. Love went on to earn a degree in education from NC State and was a member of the women's club team until an injury forced her to retire after two years. Along with coaching in middle school, she has worked numerous camps and clinics throughout her high school and college careers.  

Alecia Mahato

alecia.mahato@trianglevolleyball.org

Mahato is a native of Raleigh. She began playing volleyball in 9th grade and went on to play both school and club volleyball (CCVC) throughout her four years of high school. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013, Mahato worked as a college adviser at John M. Morehead High School in Eden. During her two years in Rockingham County, she coached the JV team at Morehead High School and club for both Triad Volleyball Club and Pannix Volleyball Club in the 12s age group. At Triangle, Mahato has coached 11 Black and 12 Blue. She is a senior admissions officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University.

Julia Mainwaring

julia.mainwaring@trianglevolleyball.org

Mainwaring joined Triangle in 2012. She graduated from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in sport and event management in 2016, and while at Elon she was a three-year member of the club volleyball program, serving as the club’s vice president in her senior year. In the fall of 2012 Mainwaring was a defensive specialist at William Peace University and helped lead the team to one of its most successful seasons. While in high school she was a four-year varsity member, three-year starter, two-year captain, and two-year all-conference member at East Chapel Hill High School. She played seven years of club volleyball at CCVC, TCA, and NC Elite, and also helped to create a developmental volleyball program at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. Currently Mainwaring serves as the assistant volleyball coach at Guilford College.

Davene Mainwaring

davene.mainwaring@trianglevolleyball.org

Mainwaring joined Triangle in 2012 with a wealth of volleyball coaching experience. She first coached club when the juniors level was initially introduced in the Carolina Region. Her club coaching experience includes Durham Juniors, Cary YMCA Boys, SpikeForce, CCVC, TCA, and NC Elite. She has been the volleyball head coach at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for over a decade and is certified as an Accredited Interscholastic Coach. In 2011 Mainwaring led her team to become the 1A East regional champions and 1A state runners-up. She was voted the 2014 conference coach of the year.

At Triangle she has served as an assistant coach of 14 Blue, 14 White, and 15 White. Originally from the Chicago area, Mainwaring is a graduate of Purdue University. She works as a quality assurance engineer and lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and three adult aged children.

Jenna Martucci

jenna.martucci@trianglevolleyball.org

Martucci is originally from Long Island, New York, where she grew up with two older brothers and played numerous sports. She attended Penn State and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both management information systems and Spanish. After moving to Raleigh in 2014, Martucci accepted an IT auditor position in Charlotte. She transferred her position back to Raleigh in 2016 and is now attending NC State and pursuing a master’s degree in teaching. Her area of focus is English as a second language.

Martucci began playing volleyball at about 10 years old. She played club at Academy and Long Island Volleyball Club. At Penn State she played intramural volleyball and still plays in both beach and indoor leagues in the area.

Martucci has coached in numerous summer camp programs.

Katy May

katy.may@trianglevolleyball.org

Originally from Pennsylvania, May joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2014. She was a high school, club, and collegiate player in the greater Philadelphia area, and was libero and captain for Franklin & Marshall College from 2008-2012. May has both high school and club coaching experience in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, having worked with players from 10 to 18 years old. Since starting at Triangle, May has been the head coach of 15 Steel and 15 Silver.

May came to North Carolina for graduate school, earning her master’s degree from Duke University in 2014. She now works in an environmental health science center at NC State as director of community engagement.

Emery McGee

emery.mcgee@trianglevolleyball.org

McGee is originally from Wilmington and joined Triangle in 2013. She played club for Wilmington Elite (formerly Brunswick Juniors) and was a standout athlete at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington. While in high school McGee earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior and was named team MVP her senior year.

McGee played as a DS/L for the Avenging Angels at Meredith College where she helped the team claim its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship. McGee earned all-academic honors and was selected as USA South Defensive Player of the Week her freshman year. Her sophomore season Meredith won the USA South-North Division Regular Season Championship with McGee leading the team with 383 digs and again earning all-academic Honors. McGee led the Angels in digs her sophomore year, ranking 11th in the USA South Conference with 409 digs. 

McGee graduated from Meredith in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She works at Voith Paper in the human resources department. She designs and sells custom jewelry for her company, 32 North.

Lauren McManus

Lauren.McManus@trianglevolleyball.org

McManus, originally from Raleigh, brings considerable club coaching experience to Triangle. She played as a setter/opposite in both club and high school at Garner Senior High School. She earned all-conference honors during her junior and senior season and was named conference player of the year her senior year. As a club player she helped her team win a Carolina Region championship and earn a bid to USAV Junior Nationals. She attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College where she was a four-year starting right side player. Her team earned a berth in the NCAA tournament in 2004 and McManus was honored her senior year with the prestigious Knights Award for exceptional leadership skills. McManus graduated from St. Andrews in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

McManus began coaching during her junior year of college at a small club in Scotland County. After returning to the Raleigh area McManus began coaching at CCVC until it dissolved in 2009. McManus then joined NC Elite’s coaching staff where she served as both a head and assistant coach for numerous teams in the 14s through 18s age groups. McManus also has coached on the prep scene, serving one year as the JV head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh. McManus currently resides in Knightdale and works for Guidant Group.

Emily Meister

emily.meister@trianglevolleyball.org

Meister, a PE teacher and volleyball coach at Cary High School in Cary, joined Triangle in 2017. The Nevada native came to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University, where she played on the club volleyball team and then graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education. She has a passion for training athletes and developed the first women's weightligting class in the Wake County Public School System. She continues to play volleyball in her spare time, in addition to remaining active through biking, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding. 

Nikki O’Connell

nikki.oconnell@trianglevolleyball.org

Illinois native O’Connell was a standout student-athlete at NC State (1998-2001) and has over a decade of coaching experience at the high school and club levels. O’Connell, a former middle school teacher, was the head coach at Apex High School from 2007-2011. During her five years at Apex, her team won the Tri-9 conference title four years in a row, and she was named the Tri-9 Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2010. In the 2010 season she led Apex to its first-ever NCHSAA 4A State Championship and the school’s first national ranking.

O’Connell joined Triangle in 2007. During her first season at Triangle she led 18 Blue to qualify for USAV Junior Nationals (the first-ever "2" team from the Carolina Region to qualify). O’Connell then served as the assistant coach of 18 Black from 2009-2011. She helped 18 Black achieve double qualification in the Open Division for USAV Junior Nationals by winning the Lone Star Classic and finishing second at the Mideast Qualifier. In 2011 18 Black finished in third place at the Big South Qualifier, again qualifying in Open for USAV Junior Nationals.

From 2012-2014 O’Connell was the head coach of 16 Black. In 2012 O’Connell was at the helm when 16 Black finished T9 in the Open Division at AAU Junior Nationals, the highest finish for a 16s team in Triangle’s history at the national tournament. In 2014 O’Connell took her team even further and led 16 Black to the championship match in 16 Open at AAU Junior Nationals, where they finished runners-up. This was Triangle’s first appearance in an Open division national championship match along with Triangle’s highest-placing team at AAU Junior Nationals. 

Since 2015 O’Connell has been the head coach of 17 Black. She has led 17 Black to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals in 2015, 2016, and 2017. In 2015 17 Black finished T13 at USAV Junior Nationals in 17 Open and was ranked 17th by prepvolleyball.com to conclude the season. 

O'Connell lives in Cary with her husband, Brian, and their two daughters, Alexis and Kallie.

Holly Paton

holly.paton@trianglevolleyball.org

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

sarah.patterson@trianglevolleyball.org

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

kyle.peck@trianglevolleyball.org

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

dan.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

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

brian.poppe@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

Katie Quigley

katie.quigley@trianglevolleyball.org

Quigley joined Triangle in 2013. She has served as a resource coach and as the assistant coach of 13 Black and 14 Black. In addition to coaching at Triangle, Quigley is a chemistry teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh where she also is a member of the volleyball coaching staff. Quigley played volleyball for four years at Wake Forest High School and club with CCVC and Vance County Volleyball. While earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry at Converse College, Quigley also played on the club team. She currently plays in several adult leagues in the greater Triangle area.

Jill Restino '10

jill.restino@trianglevolleyball.org

Restino (formerly Edwards) had a stellar three-year Triangle career, playing on 18 Black as a junior and a senior. After graduating high school Restino attended Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. During her four-year collegiate career Restino amassed numerous records and accolades including PSAC Eastern Division Player of the Year, PSAC Fall Top 10, three-time AVCA All-Region, three-time Academic All District honors, Daktronics All-America Third Team, AVCA DII Honorable Mention All-American, and Capitol One Academic All-American First Team her senior year. She holds the single season kills record for Shippensburg and was ranked 12th in NCAA DII with a 4.23 kills/set average. Restino is among just five Raiders in school history to accumulate at least 1,000 career digs and is second in the PSAC in career kills (2,062). Restino graduated in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in supply chain management.

Restino was a member of Triangle 18 Black in 2010 when they "double-qualified" in Open for USAV Junior Nationals with a second-place finish at the Mideast Qualifier and winning the championship at the Lone Star Classic. During her Triangle tenure she served as a student apprentice coach and worked numerous camps and clinics. Restino previously coached three seasons of 18s at Revolution Volleyball Club in Pennsylvania and has been a resource coach since re-joining Triangle's staff in 2014.

Restino currently lives in Apex with her husband, Chris, and works at Bandwidth as a supply chain analyst.

Colby [Mangum] Rosser

colby.mangum@trianglevolleyball.org

Rosser (formerly Mangum) joined Triangle in 2013. She previously served for two years as women's head coach and men's assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of Mount Olive.

A four-year starting middle blocker, Rosser helped lead Mount Olive to its first and second NCAA Tournament appearances in 2004 and 2005. Rosser remains the Trojans' all-time career blocks leader and had the top hitting percentage when she graduated. 

Before taking over as head coach at Mount Olive, Rosser spent two years as women's volleyball head coach and compliance officer at Louisburg College. In her two years at Louisburg she guided the team to its first winning seasons and highest regional finish since 2008.

Rosser served as varsity and junior varsity head coach at Southern Wayne High School, leading the varsity team to three consecutive state tournament appearances. She also spent five years as head coach in the 15s, 17s, and 18s age groups at W.A.V.E. Volleyball Club in Goldsboro. Rosser was co-founder and vice president of Eastern Elite Volleyball Club in Goldsboro, as well as head coach of the 18s national team.

Stephanie Rudd

stephanie.rudd@trianglevolleyball.org

Rudd joined Triangle in 2016 and hails from New Jersey where she began playing volleyball at a young age. She was a varsity setter for her high school beginning her sophomore year and served as captain her senior year. Rudd also played for DIGS volleyball club throughout her middle and high school years. After high school graduation she attended James Madison University where she remained active playing in both indoor and sand leagues. Rudd graduated from JMU with a bachelor's degree in organizational communication studies. She currently resides in Raleigh and is serving as the JV coach at St. David’s School.

Mike Schall

mike.schall@trianglevolleyball.org

Associate Director

Schall, originally from Pennsylvania, joined Triangle in June 2011 as associate director after an extensive nationwide search. His leadership, coaching experience, and passionate approach to teaching the game has been instrumental in advancing the mission of the club and achieving national recognition as one of the top clubs in the country.

Schall began his coaching career as a member of Russ Rose’s staff at Penn State serving as assistant coach for the Nittany Lions. While at Penn State, Schall was involved in every area of the program including recruiting, practice planning and implementation, scouting and match preparation, and individual player development. He coached numerous Big Ten all-conference players, conference players of the year, national players of the year, and USA National Team members, including Christa Harmotto and Nicole Fawcett.

At Triangle, Schall coached 18 Black during both the 2012 and 2013 seasons where he led the team to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2015 he led 16 Black to a T-13 finish in the Open Division at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2016 he coached 16 Black to a T-5 finish in Open at AAU Junior Nationals. For the 2017 season, under Schall's direction, 16 Black achieved top 10 finishes in the Open Division at the Big South Qualifier [T5], Northeast Qualifier [7th], and Northern Lights Qualifier [T5]. The finish at Northern Lights earned the team an Open bid to USAV Junior Nationals, becoming the first 16s team to qualify in Open in Triangle and Carolina Region history.

Beyond coaching Schall has among his numerous administrative responsibilities maintaining a consistent approach to teaching in the club, creating and supporting an atmosphere conducive to success in the gym, leading and developing Triangle's 90+ member coaching staff, and providing recruiting assistance for Triangle student-athletes who are among the most highly recruited in North Carolina. 

Schall's reputation and experience led to his selection to participate in the prestigious The Art of Coaching Volleyball coaching cadre at the UNC Chapel Hill clinic in April 2017. Along with coaching legends John Dunning, Russ Rose, Terry Lishevych, Joe Sagula, and Debbie Brown, Schall presented to over 350 college, club, and prep coaches from all over the Southeast. Schall has done numerous training videos for The Art of Coaching Volleyball and recently produced a video on the 6-2 offense for Championship Productions. Schall is a passionate writer and is a key contributor and editor for the popular Court and Classroom blog. Equally passionate about service, Schall, along with his wife, Sarah, have led two Court for Kids mission trips with Triangle staff and athletes. 

Schall graduated from Penn State in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science. As a four-year member and two-time co-captain of the Penn State men’s volleyball team, Schall helped Penn State achieve three EIVA titles and three national semifinal appearances.

In 2007 Schall and his wife founded Revolution Volleyball Club in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Under Schall’s leadership Revolution grew from five teams to a total of 19 teams hosted at four locations in 2011. As club director Schall was responsible for technical direction, coach development, and student-athlete recruitment. Schall also served as president of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association from 2010-2011.

Schall and his wife live in Apex with their four children: Belle, Sam, Andrew, and Mia.

Kayla Sears

kayla.sears@trianglevolleyball.org

Sears joined Triangle in 2016 after graduating from the University of Virginia where she played volleyball for four years. Originally from Moorpark, California, Sears played for Point West Volleyball Club where she was prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace, on the AVCA All-American Watch List, and AAU All American in 2011. Sears graduated with a degree in kinesiology and worked with the Penn State stregnth and conditioning program before moving to Raleigh for an internship with UNC Chapel Hill stregnth and conditioning.

Megan Shander

Shander officially joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2017 as a student apprentice coach after working numerous camps and clinics, especially with Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program series. She currently is a junior at Panther Creek High School in Cary and previously played for Triangle until injuries sidelined her athletic career. At Panther Creek she is part of the sports medicine team and serves as a trainer for the football program. Shander aspires to attend college and become a physical therapist.

Kaitlyn Sitterson

kaitlyn.sitterson@trianglevolleyball.org

Sitterson joined Triangle in 2017 after moving to Raleigh to complete her bachelor's degree in education from Appalachian State University. She previously attended Louisburg College and earned her associate's degree while playing for the Hurricanes. During her time at Louisburg, Sitterson helped coach Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program clinics there. She then played at LaGrange College in Georgia before attending App State, where she continued to play for the women's club team. She has organized and directed summer camps at South Creek High School in Robersonville. Sitterson played at Coastal Plains Volleyball Club.

Katie Slay '10

katie.slay@trianglevolleyball.org

Slay returned to Triangle in 2017 where she played club her sophomore through senior years. She was a member of the 18 Black team that "double-qualified" for USAV Junior Nationals in the Open Division by finishing second at the Mideast Qualifier and winning the championship at the Lone Star Classic. Slay was a four-year varsity letter winner and two-year captain at Wakefield High School in Raleigh where she was named Cap-7 All-Conference and Cap-7 Academic All-Conference three times. In 2009 she was named Cap-7 Conference and News & Observer Volleyball Player of the Year. She was also nationally recognized as a First Team AVCA/Under Armour award winner and prepvolleyball.com High School All-American in 2010. Slay was selected to the USA Women's Junior National Team her sophomore and junior year and won the NORCECA Continental Championship U-20 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

Slay was recruited to Penn State University where she and the Nittany Lions won the NCAA Division I National Championship in 2010 and 2013. During Penn State’s national championship run her freshman year, Slay posted her career-best attack percentage of .700. As a sophomore Slay was named AVCA Second Team All-American, AVCA All-Mideast Region, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten. Her dominance on the court continued her junior year when she was named AVCA Second Team All-American, Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American, AVCA Mideast Region, All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten. Her senior year saw the Nittany Lions grab another national championship and Slay being selected as the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. After graduating from Penn State in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders, Slay played two years professionally on the international circuit; Dresdner Sports Club 1898 in Germany and Vannes Volleyball in France. Slay returned to the United States to pursue her education and dream of becoming a speech therapist. She will graduate in May 2018 from East Carolina University with a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders.

Slay has coached consistently at Penn State summer camps and spent time resource coaching at Triangle when on school breaks.

Elisabeth Smith

elisabeth.smith@trianglevolleyball.org

Smith joined Triangle in 2016 as an assistant coach in the 12s age group. She is a former Triangle player having played her 15s season with 15 Blue and training at the club during her 16s year as she recovered from ACL surgery. Smith has also coached camps and clinis at Triangle. She graduated from Athens Drive High School in Raleigh where she played three years of varsity volleyball. In each year Smith and Jaguers made a post-season appearance in the state championship playoffs. Smith is continuing her volleyball career at Meredith College as a right side/middle blocker. She is studying spanish and chemistry.

Camden Spade '11

camden.spade@trianglevolleyball.org

Spade, a 2011 alumna of Triangle, joined the coaching staff in 2017. She graduated from Athens Drive High School in Raleigh and attended Emory University, where she was a part of teams that won the UAA conference championship and reached the regional finals of the NCAA Division III tournament. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology and then entered the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. 

While in Atlanta, Spade coached at Tsunami Volleyball Club in the 12s, 15s, and 17s age groups. She also has coached at camps and clinics at Tsunami and Emory.

Alex Taylor '12

alex.taylor@trianglevolleyball.org

Taylor, a 2012 Triangle alumna, joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2013. After five years with Triangle, Taylor continued her career at NC State before retiring due to injury. She graduated from NC State with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. During her time in college Taylor coached at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and with the 12s age group at Triangle. 

Richard Tharrington

richard.tharrington@trianglevolleyball.org

Tharrington joined Triangle in 2013 and has coached in the 11s-13s age groups in addition to various camps and clinics. He also coaches JV volleyball at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and holds a master's degree in coaching education and sports science from Ohio University. He resides in Cary with his wife and three children.

Mary [Jackson] Walker

mary.walker@trianglevolleyball.org

Walker (formerly Jackson), a Cary native, returns to Triangle where she played club her sophomore year on 16 Blue. Previously she played five years of club at CCVC. Walker also attended and played volleyball at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh where she graduated in 2009. Walker attended Elon University and graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. While at Elon, Walker played DS/libero on Elon’s club team and served as captain for two years. After graduation Walker continued her education at Duke University’s School of Medicine and earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2016.

Walker has club coaching experience with CCVC where she worked with their Developmental League program. She currently works at Pivot Physical Therapy in Cary.

Mary Wands

mary.wands@trianglevolleyball.org

Wands joined Triangle in 2011 and has over a decade of coaching experience at the middle school, high school, club, and collegiate levels. She has multiple coaching certifications including USAV CAP I and II, USAV Beach, and Gold Medal Squared Level 1. Wands has served as the head coach of 15 White and now serves the club in a vital capacity as a mentor and lead coach in the 11s and 12s age groups, in addition to coaching her own team in this group. 

Wands served as the varsity head coach at Raleigh Charter High School from 2009-2012. In 2012 she led Raleigh Charter to become the 1A East regional champions and state championship runners-up. 

Since 2013 Wands has served as the program director for Cary Parks and Recreation youth volleyball, teaching skills classes, summer camps, and managing the league program.

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Wands played collegiate volleyball at Genesee Community College. She is retired from US Airways and lives with her husband in Apex.

Michael Webster

michael.webster@trianglevolleyball.org

Webster joined Triangle in 2015 with significant coaching experience at the club, high school, and collegiate levels. Webster and his family came to Raleigh from Atlanta, where he coached with A5 Volleyball Club and Mount Pisgah Christian School. At A5 he coached the 15-1 and 12-2 teams during his five years with the club. Webster served as the head coach for Georgia State from 2004-2009 after assisting at the University of Connecticut, University of Central Florida, and Ohio University.  

In college Webster was a four-year collegiate club player at the University of Maryland while studying psychology and sociology. He went on to earn a master's degree in physical education athletic administration from Ohio University. Webster is USAV CAP I and II certified.  

He currently lives in Apex with his wife and two sons.  

Emily Whitsett

emily.whitsett@trianglevolleyball.org

Whitsett (formerly Regan) graduated in 2010 from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in English. Whitsett was a four-year letter winner as a setter at Elon and served as captain both her junior and senior year. She earned the coach’s award in 2010, Academic All-Southern Conference, and Athletic Director Honor Roll. Whitsett originally hails from Pittsburgh and played four years on the Pine-Richland High School varsity team. In 2005 she led her high school team as captain to a state championship and was named all-state as a senior. She played for both Renaissance Pittsburgh Volleyball Club and Pittsburgh Elite.

After graduation Whitsett was a teacher and volleyball head coach at Franklinton High School from 2010-2012. Whitsett then was a teacher at Apex High School and head coach of the varsity volleyball team from 2012-2016. She led the Apex program to two consecutive conference championships.

At Triangle, Whitsett has served as an assistant coach of 15 Black and 16 Black and head coach of 15 Black. In 2014 Whitsett led 16 Black, as the interim head coach, to a second-place finish in 16 Open at AAU Junior Nationals, the highest placing team in Triangle’s history at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2016 she coached 15 Black, which earned an at-large Open bid for USAV Junior Nationals and marked the second time a 15s team at Triangle qualifed in Open and the first time a Triangle team has earned an at-large bid. In 2017 she led 15 Black to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals after a second-place finish at the Northeast Qualifier and a fourth place finish at the Northern Lights Qualifier. 

Whitsett resides in Raleigh with her husband, Uel, and her daughter, Stella.

Shelby Wyatt

shelby.wyatt@trianglevolleyball.org

Wyatt, originally from Texas, came to North Carolina to attend and play volleyball at the University of Mount Olive. Wyatt played club volleyball for five years and spent her 17s and 18s seasons at Houston Juniors. She played both middle and right side at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas. Wyatt led and coached the 2015 summer camp program for Fort Bend Fire Volleyball in Richmond, Texas. She was co-head coach for the 16s Eastern Elite Volleyball Club in Goldsboro. Wyatt joined Triangle in 2016 and has helped to lead and coach summer clinics and camps. Wyatt most recently coached Triangle 12 Silver and is currently the JV head coach at Garner Magnet High School in Garner.

Jeremy Young

jeremy.young@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

Young joined Triangle in 2012 and has served as an assistant coach in the 13s-16s age groups and as a resource coach for Group 1. In 2014 Young helped lead 14 White to a second-place finish in the American Division at the Northeast Qualifier. In 2016 he assisted with 16 Black, which finished T-5 in the Open Division at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2017 16 Black became the first 16s team in Triangle and Carolina Region history to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals.

Young grew up in Hawaii, where he played at Theodore Roosevelt High School and club volleyball with Kamali’i Manaloa and Lokahi. He attended Hillsdale College in Michigan and graduated in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in history and religion. He moved to North Carolina to pursue a graduate degree in school counseling at UNC Chapel Hill, where he played on the men's club volleyball team. Upon graduation Young worked for seven years in the public school system as a middle school and high school counselor.

Young joined Triangle's administrative team in the summer of 2017 and will guide uniforms and apparel, athlete wellness and safety programs, and Triangle's social media, in addition to supporting Triangle's events, camps and clinics, and boys' programs. He also is passionate about service and has been a mission trip leader for both of Triangle's Courts for Kids trips: Costa Rica in 2014 and Dominican Republic in 2016.

Alyssa Zupan '15

alyssa.zupan@trianglevolleyball.org

Zupan is originally from Wilmington and returns to Triangle where she played from 2013-2015. Zupan was a versatile attacker who found success at the pins as well as in middle. As a member of 18 Black, Zupan helped the team qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals by posting a third-place finish at the Disney Volleyball Showcase. Zupan attended John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington where she was a four-year varsity outside hitter. Her senior year she was named MaxPreps Player of the Year and conference MVP. Zupan attended Western Carolina for two years where she ranked second in kills for the Catamounts. Her athletic success was also matched in the classroom as Zupan earned academic all-conference honors and was named to the Southern Conference Honor Roll her sophomore year. Zupan transferred to NC State for her junior year to continue her academic work in preparation for a career in physical therapy.