An exciting partnership has emerged between perennial powerhouse clubs, A5 [Atlanta], Orlando/Tampa Volleyball Academy [OTVA] and Triangle to begin a new elite-level pre-national tournament named Southern Exposure. The idea was born from long-standing club-to-club collaborations and the need for an elite level event prior to national championships in mid-June through early July. This event will serve to fill the large void of competition between the national qualifying and national championship events.
"We are excited to work with A5 and OTVA to bring an open-level event to the south," stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle's Executive Director and JVA Executive Board Member. "The JVA Challenge series has been incredibly successful in expanding events in the country and offering high caliber competition."
Southern Exposure will be held May 30-31 in Atlanta at the Georgia International Convention Center. This weekend also begins the recently reworked NCAA Division I recruiting schedule.
Friday, December 6, 2019 | Retreat Day
Triangle hosted it's 17th annual Retreat Day which offered student-athletes and coaches the opportunity to connect, create, inspire and prepare for the season's journey ahead. Matthew Schwab of "Matthew Schwab Speaks" was the keynote speaker addressing the crowd of over 400 athletes, coaching staff, and administrators. Matthew highlighted his life's journey, after being born with Down Syndrome, to persevere and achieve education, employment, and opportunity. Matthew stood as a shining example to all present of determination in the face of overwhelming and lifelong obstacles to independent living, inclusion, and being a valued contributor to society.
Athletes engaged in a variety of off-court and on-court activities designed to connect players and coaches as well as set priorities and standards for the season ahead. A club-wide art project entitled "Uniquely Triangle" was created which involved a large and colorful thumbprint filled with small cubed letters placed by each athlete to spell out their first name (or nickname). The core values of our mission where also included in the art piece. The artwork will be displayed at Triangle's facility in the Wake Competition Center.
Friday, December 6, 2020 | Media Day - Canes announce their agreement with the WCC to serve as their permanent practice facility. The Canes currently hold less than 25 practices per season at their current practice facility. With the state-of-the-art facilities at the WCC the Canes plan to hold all practices, except those on game days, at the WCC. How exciting!!! We are thrilled to welcome the Hurricanes organization to the WCC.
August 23, 2019 | Raleigh, NC - Triangle Volleyball Club is excited to announce that Jeff Wismer will join Triangle’s administrative team this September as an Assistant Director.
Wismer has coached both junior girls’ and boys’ club volleyball and has, in total, over 22 years of coaching experience at the collegiate (D1, D3, NAIA), club, and scholastic prep levels. He also has extensive club management experience serving over 13 years in leadership positions at several nationally prominent junior clubs. Additionally, Wismer is well-respected as an innovative leader in the junior club volleyball community having served three years on the Junior Volleyball Association’s [JVA] Board of Directors and another three years as the Keystone Region’s [USAV] Coaches Representative.
“Jeff brings a wealth of experience at all levels of sport to Triangle. In addition to coaching at the collegiate and Open club levels his club management experience will make him a key contributor to the advancement of Triangle’s mission in our new Wake Competition Center [WCC] facility,” stated Sherry Fadool, Triangle’s Executive Director.
Most recently, Wismer served as the Advancement Coordinator at East Coast Power where he led program development efforts designed to enhance player training and support the development of East Coast Power’s coaching staff. In this role he also worked to create and grow large tournament events.
Prior to East Coast Power Wismer spent eight years at Alliance Volleyball Club in Nashville. It was in 2013 that Wismer left collegiate coaching after concluding 12 years as a collegiate first assistant [Lipscomb, Belmont, Villanova, Taylor, Eastern Universities, and Gwynedd-Mercy and Messiah Colleges] to become the full-time Executive Director of Alliance. Wismer served in that role until 2018 when he returned to his roots in the Philadelphia area and joined East Coast Power. While at Alliance, Wismer, supervised their 12-court facility and managed a staff with more than 90 coaches. He simultaneously coached alongside his administrative duties and in 2018 led Alliance 18-1 to a USAV National Championship in the National division.
Wismer’s early coaching career kicked off while he was a special education teacher working with troubled teens in the Philadelphia area. During that time Wismer worked extensively to grow and develop the boys’ game both at the high school and junior club levels. He founded and led two boys’ junior club programs, Central Bucks Volleyball and Buxmont Volleyball Club. Under Wismer’s direction Buxmont 17s and 18s teams became one of the premier boys’ teams in the Philly area.
When Wismer decided to leave the teaching profession in 2008 to pursue coaching at the next level he joined the staff at Munciana, while also assisting at Taylor University [NAIA]. At Munciana he coached “Muncie’s” 17-1 team who achieved top 20 Open finishes at both AAU and JVA National Championships. Since that time Wismer has achieved Open level success on the court qualifying Open USAV nationals in 2012 with Alliance 16-1 and finishing 13th in the national championship. In 2016, his Alliance 15-1 finished T5 at AAU Jr. Nationals in 15 Open.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Jeff, his wife Andrea and son Noah (3) to Triangle,” added Fadool. “Jeff is a great fit with our community and he shares a deep commitment to our mission and culture. I have no doubt that he will add tremendous value and energy to our junior girls’ and boys’ programs. I also have every confidence that his knowledge and efforts will serve to grow our well-respected camp, clinic and league programming as we look to continue to grow volleyball at the WCC.”
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