Triangle Coaching Staff

At Triangle, we seek to hire "good people first" who share a love for the game of volleyball and a passionate desire to invest in young people as they work to realize their athletic potential.

Triangle also believes strongly in creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can passionately celebrate sport and help young people develop. We seek and support diversity and recognize diversity as an asset for our culture, coaching staff, and athletes.

We are excited to introduce the 80+ talented and dedicated coaching staff who have committed to serving our mission and athletes.

Among them you will find...
- 43 current or former NCAA athletes, including 24 former Division I athletes.
- 11 former or current college coaches.
- 19 Triangle alumni/former players.
- 17 current middle (1) and high school (16) coaches.
- 11 coaches who have coached AND qualified at the Open level

AND a coaching slate who have collectively earned...
- 28 high school state championship titles.
- 46 total bids to USAV Junior Nationals, including 23 Open-level qualifications.

Since 2015

Steven Abbott

Assistant Director

steven.abbott@trianglevolleyball.org

Abbott is a Raleigh native and a graduate of Sanderson High school. He attended Liberty University, where he was a member of the men's volleyball club from 2010-2014 as a DS/Libero. Before coming to Triangle, Abbott coached with Heart of Virginia volleyball club with the 15's national team as well as serving as the Varsity Head Coach of Trinity Academy in Raleigh for three years. During his time at Triangle he has served as an assistant and head coach with the 12s, 15s, 16s and 17s age group. Abbott has also worked as a resource coach for both the boys' and girls' club programs.

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Since 2019

Callie Andrejak

callie.andrejak@trianglevolleyball.org

Andrejak is originally from Florida where she was first introduced to volleyball in middle school. She played at Providence High School in Jacksonville, Florida and played club at Jacksonville Juniors. She attended Florida Atlantic University where she played on the travel club volleyball team all four years. She graduated from FAU in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While in college Andrejak began her coaching career, first working as a middle school head coach at Atlantic Christian Academy.

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Since 2013

Brian Bacchi

brian.bacchi@trianglevolleyball.org

Bacchi joined the Triangle staff in 2013. He played Division III volleyball at Vassar College from 2005-2009, seeing time both as a Middle Blocker and an Opposite. His team finished as runner-up in the Division III Championship in 2008.

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Since 2006

Logan Barber

Assistant Director | Boys

logan.barber@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2009

Meredith Blum

meredith.blum@trianglevolleyball.org

Blum, originally from the Raleigh area, is a graduate of Green Hope High School where she was a member of the volleyball team. Upon graduation, she attended NC State University. At NCSU, Blum was a member of the Rowing team for three years and knotched a top 10 ranking at collegiate nationals in all three seasons. After transferring, she graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness. Blum has served as head coach for The Montessori School of Raleigh and Millbrook High School in addition to her roles at Triangle. 

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Since 2014

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.

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Since 2019

Jaclyn Brewington '15

jaclyn.brewington@trianglevolleyball.org

Brewington is a Triangle alum and was a member of Triangle 18 Blue who double-qualified in 2015 by finishing 3rd in the USA division at Big South and winning the Disney Volleyball Showcase (USA division). At the USAV Junior National Championships 18 Blue went 7-3 finishing 13th place overall in the USA division. Their finish was the highest of any second level team in the USA field.

In high school Brewington played varsity all four years at Holly Springs High School earning First Team All-Conference Honors her junior and senior seasons.

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Since 2007

Robin Bugg

robin.bugg@trianglevolleyball.org

Hailing from Texas, Bugg brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Triangle. As a middle blocker and three-time captain at the University of Tennessee (1980-1983), Bugg led her team to two SEC championships and three top 10 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 Tennessee's Lady Vol Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. 

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Since 2021

Breanna Cary

breanna.cary@trianglevolleyball.org

Cary was born and raised in Indianapolis prior to moving to Charlotte in 8th grade. Cary played setter on the varsity squad at Hickory Ridge High School for three years, earning All-Conference honors her senior year. She began her junior club volleyball career at the age of nine at Circle City Volleyball Club. After moving to Charlotte, she played for multiple clubs in the Charlotte area as both a setter and defensive specialist. After graduating high school, Cary attended William Peace University where she played all four years as a setter, defensive specialist and libero.

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Since 2014

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.

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Since 2011

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. He has also been a vital part of Triangle's growing boys program, where he worked as a resource coach and assistant for the 14u Boys and 16u Boys. 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.

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Since 2019

Fiona (Cunningham) Collichio

fiona.cunningham@trianglevolleyball.org

Originally from Chapel Hill, Cunningham played high school volleyball at Chapel Hill High. She earned All-Conference honors and received the school’s Tiger award. She played club throughout high school including two years at Triangle Volleyball Club. Cunningham was recruited to Wofford College and ultimately transferred to UNC-Asheville. For two seasons she made multiple appearances for the Bulldogs in the setter position until she was sidelined with an injury.

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Since 2020

Paige Cox

paige.cox@trianglevolleyball.org

Cox was born and raised in Roxboro, NC. While playing for Person High School, she helped her team win back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007. She spent her seven-year club career at NC Challengers, which later became NC Elite.

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Since 2016

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.

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Since 2020

Latacha De Oliveira

latacha.deoliveira@trianglevolleyball.org

De Oliveira joined Triangle in 2020 with over twenty-five years of volleyball coaching and playing experience. Originally from Utah, De Oliveira was a three-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball and softball. She earned All-Conference and All-State team selections in all three sports each year of her high school career. Volleyball quickly became her passion which she has turned into a successful coaching career at both the club and high school levels, as well as in the beach game.

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Since 2013

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. 

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Since 2021

Jason Donorovich

jason.donorovich@trianglevolleyball.org

Jason joins Triangle as he begins his volunteer Assistant Coach position at NC State Women’s Volleyball. Donorovich is originally from New York where he played club, high school volleyball and beach volleyball.

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Since 2017

Kendall Douglas

kendall.douglas@trianglevolleyball.org

Douglas joined the Triangle staff in 2017.

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Since 2020

Olivia Dukat

olivia.dukat@trianglevolleyball.org

Dukat hails from Atlanta, where she started playing club volleyball at age 13 with A5 Volleyball Club. She played six seasons for A5 as a middle blocker/opposite hitter, and was named the 15 Club MVP at the AAU Championships when her team finished first in the 15 Club division. She also starred at Blessed Trinity High School, where she was an All-Area performer and won two state championships in 2015 and 2016. She also shone in the classroom, as she earned Academic Scholar accolades and was named a National Honor Society member.

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Since 2018

Bridget Dunnivan

Bridget.Dunnivan@trianglevolleyball.org

Bridget is originally from the Philippines where her interest in volleyball began at a young age. Since moving to the United States in 1994 she has continue playing the sport both indoors and sand. Most recently her interests have focused on the outdoor game where she remains an avid beach volleyball player.

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Since 2021

Rachel Earnhardt

rachel.earnhardt@trianglevolleyball.org

Earnhardt joined Triangle in 2021 having returned to North Carolina from Florida. A native of Greensboro, Earnhardt was an outside hitter and played for Piedmont Volleyball Club during her junior club career. Her prep career was at Southern Guilford High School where she was named to the All-Conference Team in 2008, received All-Conference honors in 2009 and 2010 and was also name All-Conference Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Earnhardt’s list of awards continues with All-Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 2011 and the US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete award (2011).

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Since 2021

Caroline Enloe

caroline.enloe@trianglevolleyball.org

Caroline Enloe returns to Triangle where she played her 16s year. Enloe started playing volleyball competitively in 7th grade, having played in local rec leagues since 3rd grade. She attended Middle Creek High School, and played all four years at the setting position and served as co-captain her senior year. While at Triangle, Enloe earned her team Triangle Award for her work ethic and for embracing the priorities of Triangle’s mission. She was a member of the first Triangle Serves team in 2014 who went on a 10-day mission trip to Costa Rica.

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Since 2012

Michael Frank

michael.frank@trianglevolleyball.org

Frank joined Triangle in 2012 after relocating from Boston, and brings a wealth of positional expertise and experience to the gym. 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.

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Since 2004

Jim Freeman

jim.freeman@trianglevolleyball.org

Freeman, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University before moving to the Raleigh area. Freeman served as head volleyball 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.

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Since 2019

Tammi Fries

tammi.fries@trianglevolleyball.org

Fries (pronounced freeze) is a North Carolina native originally from Winnabow and has extensive collegiate and club playing and coaching experience. As an opposite hitter and occasional lefty middle blocker, she was a four-year letter winner for Campbell's Fighting Camels and was voted MVP in 2002. Fries served as team co-captain in 2003 and earned academic all-conference honors all four years. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.

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Since 2014

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.

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Since 2012

Alston Godbold '11

alston.godbold@trianglevolleyball.org

Godbold (formerly Kearns), hails from the Raleigh area and is a graduate of Apex high school where she was a standout athlete and varsity letterwinner. 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. After graduating, Godbold went on to compete as libero/defensive specialist at NC State.

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Since 2013

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.

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Caroline Hall '17

Hall, a member of Triangle’s class of 2017, is a Raleigh native and graduate of Ravenscroft High School. She was a 4-year starter at Ravenscroft earning 3 All-Conference and 1 All-State honor. Hall started at Triangle in our YVP program and played 6 years both as a libero & outside hitter. While at Triangle, Hall achieved a 2nd place finish at Big South and a 3rd place finish at the JVA World Challenge. She was the recipient of the 2017 Board Award.

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Since 2014

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.

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Since 2019

Geoff Hannert

geoff.hannert@trianglevolleyball.org

Geoff originally hails from Michigan where his primary athletic endeavor was rowing/crew. As a junior crew member at Detroit Boat Club he competed nationally and was selected to participate in the Junior Olympics. Hannert attended Rutgers University and was part of the nationally ranked lightweight crew men’s team.

Hannert’s love of volleyball began as teenager where he picked up the sand and grass games. He has continued to play the game at multiple positions on grass, sand and in numerous indoor leagues and events.

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Since 2013

Brian Harris

brian.harris@trianglevolleyball.org

Coach Harris moved to Raleigh and started coaching volleyball in 2005 and joined Triangle in 2013. He has an extensive and varied sports background. While at The Citadel, he played tennis and began their club volleyball team during his senior year. After college he played in numerous adult volleyball leagues.

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Since 2012

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.

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Since 2012

Emily (Hendricks) Hermanson '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. Most recently, she served as the head coach of 17 White for the 2020 seasons and 15 Blue for the 2019 season. 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.

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Since 2020

Autumn Hines '20

autumn.hines@trianglevolleyball.org

Hines, a native of Apex, officially joins the Triangle coaching staff for the 2020 season after completing her prep playing career. She played club volleyball for 10 seasons, including her 15s-18s years at Triangle. As a member of 18 Blue, she helped the team to three top ten finishes at national tournaments, including a ninth-place finish at Northeast Qualifier in Baltimore. Her 17 Blue squad also finished in fifth-place at multiple qualifiers and made a semifinal run at the prestigious JVA Summerfest.

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Since 2004

Jenna Hinton

Senior Director

jenna.hinton@trianglevolleyball.org

Hinton brings 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to Triangle at the middle and high school, club, and collegiate levels.

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Since 2019

Kelly Hogan

kelly.hogan@trianglevolleyball.org

Originally from Chicago, Kelly Hogan brings a wealth of experience from both the college game and the elite club environment. Hogan most recently served two years as an Assistant Coach with Georgia Southern University where she primarily worked with setters and defensive specialists. Prior to her time at GSU, Hogan served as an assistant coach at UNC-Asheville and a volunteer assistant at the University of Tennessee where she gained considerable experience as a technician and recruiter.

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Since 2011

Tonya Holmes

tonya.holmes@trianglevolleyball.org

Holmes hails from south Florida where she was a multi-sport athlete in high school. Among her accolades she helped to lead her women's basketball team to a state title. Collegiately, Holmes played 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 (formerly OVA).

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Since 2013

CJ Hunter

Assistant Director

cj.hunter@trianglevolleyball.org

IN LOVING MEMORY...

Our hearts were deeply saddened when we lost CJ (Ceej) on February 8, 2021. His memory, spirit and love of all things volleyball will forever live in our gym. He will always be a part of Triangle and his bio will remain in its space.

#play4CJ  |  #livelikeCJ  |  #ceejtheday

April 8, 1991 - February 8, 2021

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Since 2018

Julia Husk

julia.husk@trianglevolleyball.org

A North Carolina native from the Piedmont area, Julia has both high school, junior club (Brick City VBC), and collegiate club playing experience. An avid volleyball player (sand and indoor) and coach, Julia has coached junior girls’ volleyball for four club seasons including 14U and 16U teams at Carolina Spike Force. Most recently Julia head coached a 14U team at Twin City Volleyball Academy.

Julia recently graduated UNC-Greensboro after earning a BA in Psychology. Her move to the Raleigh area coincides with her pursuit of an MSW at UNC.

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Since 2018

Britni Johnson '14

britni.johnson@trianglevolleyball.org

Johnson, a Triangle alumna (2014), is joining the Triangle staff after graduating from the University of Mount Olive with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy . A four year starter at UMO, Johnson's accolades include All-Conference recognition, multiple Conference Player of the Week awards, as well as multiple Student-Athlete of the Week awards at the university. She was named MVP in 2015 and was the recipeint of the DII ADA Academic Achievement Award. Johnson earned Academic All-Conference Recognition in each of her four seasons. 

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Since 2010

Greg Kabbes

greg.kabbes@trianglevolleyball.org

A native of the Raleigh area, Kabbes began his career at Triangle in 2010. He returned in 2021 after attending graduate school. Kabbes has served as an assistant coach for 14 Black, and 15 Black, and 17 Black. In the 2018 season, Kabbes was part of the 17 Black coaching staff when the team qualified in the Open Division and finished the season ranked 23rd in the nation by prepvolleyball.com. Kabbes has also spent time as a resource coach at multiple levels and is a lead coach for many camps and clinics, including working with Powercore 360.

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Since 2020

Erin Kearney

erin.kearney@trianglevolleyball.org

Kearney joins the Triangle coaching staff, starting with the 2020 season, after retiring from her decorated playing career. She hails from League City, Texas and has been playing volleyball since she was 10 years old. She attended Clear Falls High School and was a three-year varsity letterwinner with the volleyball program as a libero/defensive specialist. She received a bevy of prep accolades, including three-time First Team All-District, Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches 6A All-State team, First Team All-County honors and 24-6A Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

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Since 2020

Rob Kent

rob.kent@trianglevolleyball.org

Kent joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2020 with over 10 years of youth coaching experience in the Triangle area. In total, Kent has coached over 36 different teams in three different sports (volleyball, basketball, and soccer). Before coming to Triangle, Kent coached two years at NC Elite. Rob has coached 22 youth volleyball teams in the last eight years, with student-athletes ranging in age from 7 to 16 years old. His youth volleyball teams have won six regular season championships and three tournament championships.

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Since 2004

Katherine 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.

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Since 2013

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.

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Since 2021

Molly Krull '09

molly.krull@trianglevolleyball.org

Krull (Triangle Class of 2009) returns to North Carolina and Triangle after beginning her post-graduate career in the DC area.

Krull was a three-year varsity setter for the powerhouse and state champion Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders. She received 2007 and 2008 All-Conference honors and named the 2008 Mid-State Conference Co-Player of the Year. She was a nominee for the NC Gatorade Player of the Year and Finalist for the prestigious Andi Collins award in 2008.

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Since 2009

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.

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Since 2019

Hailey Long '19

hailey.long@trianglevolleyball.org

Long returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member starting with the 2020 club season, following a standout club career as an athlete at Triangle. She lettered four years at Person High School in Roxboro, NC and was named All-Conference, Mid-State All-Tournament, and News & Observer All-Metro while playing for the Rockets. Long was named the 2018 conference tournament MVP and earned a Maxpreps/AVCA and NCHSAA Player of the Week selection. In addition to her outstanding play on court, Long's leadership was integral to the Rockets and she served as a team captain for three seasons.

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Since 2020

Allie Maine

allie.maine@trianglevolleyball.org

Maine joins Triangle starting with the 2020 season and brings several years of playing and coaching experience to the Triangle gym. She has served as a head coach, assistant coach and resource coach, including four years of club coaching experience after stops at Set Point in Winston-Salem, ECJVC, and most recently at NC KAT.

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Since 2012

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.

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Since 2012

Davene Mainwaring

davene.mainwaring@trianglevolleyball.org

Davene 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, NC Elite, and Triangle.

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Since 2019

Bruna Maraccini

bruna.maraccini@trianglevolleyball.org

Bruna is originally from Brazil and moved to Apex where she played and was the captain of the varsity volleyball team at Apex High School. She was a member of USAV and an active club player in the Carolina Region throughout High School. She was recruited to NC State as a Libero and Setter where she played one season before opting to play NCSU Club Volleyball. She has remained active in volleyball, both coaching and playing, since college.

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Since 2014

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, assistant for 16 White, resource coach for 13 Blue, and one of the leads for Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program (YVP).

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Since 2020

Katie McCullough '15

Assistant Director

katie.mccullough@trianglevolleyball.org

McCullough (fondly referred to as "Katie Mac") is a Triangle alumnae having played in Triangle blue for 5 years beginning at 14s through her senior year. McCullough was a two-sport athlete in high school finding success both on the volleyball court and the soccer field.

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Since 2021

Alissa McGuire

alissa.mcguire@trianglevolleyball.org

McGuire hails from Northern California and played for Saint Francis High School. As a two-year letter winner at Saint Francis, McGuire guided her team to the Division II state championship, Norcal championship, CCS championship and West Catholic League championship in 2010. They repeated the CCS championship in 2011. McGuire played club beginning at 9 years of age and played at the setter position for the renowned Vision Volleyball Club.

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Since 2016

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.

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Since 2007

Nikki O’Connell

Recruiting Coordinator

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.

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Since 2011

Michelle Panzl '10

Injury Prevention Coordinator, PT, DPT

michelle.panzl@trianglevolleyball.org

Since joining the Triangle staff in 2011, Panzl (Fadool) has served as a student apprentice coach, assistant coach, and national team head coach in the 13-17s age groups. As a head coach Panzl has had two appearances in National Qualifier Gold division finals with 17 White (2017) and 14 White (2014).

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Since 2020

Nan Parrish '18

nan.parrish@trianglevolleyball.org

Parrish returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member starting with the 2020-2021 club season, following an eight-year career at Triangle as a student-athlete. She competed on the Triangle 18 Blue squad that qualified for USAV 18s Nationals in 18 USA Division after finishing in third place at the Northeast Qualifier. She also played high school volleyball at Broughton High School, helping the Capitals to the 3rd and 4th round of the playoffs in her final two seasons. She was an Honorable Mention All-CAP 7 performer and an Academic All-Conference honoree.

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Since 2016

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.

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Since 2021

Tori Pearce '14

tori.pearce@trianglevolleyball.org

Pearce (Triangle Class of 2014) returns to Triangle after an impressive playing career at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-DI). Pearce began playing volleyball in 6th grade and played at Riverside High School in Durham and helped to bring three conference championships to the powerhouse school during her four-year varsity career. She was a three-time team Defensive Player-of-the-Year and was named All-Conference and Team MVP as a senior.

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Since 2018

Robert Penland

robert.penland@trianglevolleyball.org

Robert is originally from Greensboro where he was first introduced to sand volleyball while in high school. Throughout college he participated in both sand and indoor volleyball and continues to participate in both recreationally. He became interested in coaching when his daughter’s picked up the sport. He has actively coached at area clubs (Club Red, NC Elite, and CHAVC) since 2012 and is USAV CAP II certified. Most recently Robert head coached CHAVC 14 Purple. Throughout his coaching career, he has served as both a head and assistant club coach at age levels ranging from 14-17.

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Since 2017

Dan Peters

dan.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

Peters joined Triangle in 2017 following many years as a Triangle parent. He attended New Jersey Institute of Technology where he played as a middle blocker, starting at the position for three of his four years in the program. As a senior he led the team in hitting percentage and earned All-EIVA honors. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and went on to play both beach and indoor club volleyball after graduating. He currently works at Brady Services in Morrisville.

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Since 2021

Alisha Peters

alisha.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

Peters hails from Michigan where she played four years on the varsity squad at Schoolcraft High School and helped Schoolcraft become the 2008 state champions. Peters (Laing) was named a First Team All-State selection in 2008 and 2009 and won the National Women in Sports Day Leadership Award in 2009. Upon graduation in 2010 she was recruited to University of Georgia (DI) where she played two seasons as a defensive specialist. She transferred to Grand Valley State University (DII) for her junior and senior years.

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Since 2016

Julianne (Juli) Peters

Peters hails from Fuquay-Varina and is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, where she lettered for four years in volleyball as a pin attacker and setter. She was the recipient of the 2015 NCHSAA 4A Sportsmanship Award and won state championships all four years at Cardinal Gibbons. Peters also competed for seven years with Triangle and during that time reached the finals match of 28 tournaments, including four national tournaments and six Carolina Region Championship tournaments. She was also a two-time All Carolina Region selection.

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Since 2018

Reagan Petty

reagan.petty@trianglevolleyball.org

Petty is originally from Nashville where she played both prep and club volleyball beginning at a young age. She attended Centennial High School and won numerous accoldates, including two-time district all-tournament team and two-time first team all-state. She played for Alliance and helped her team win the 2011 Mideast Qualifier. Her club teams earned top 20 finishes at USAV Junior Nationals in three consecutive seasons, including a ninth-place finish in 2010.

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Since 2021

Mileva Popovic

mileva.popovic@trianglevolleyball.org

Popovic hails from Burbank, California and began playing volleyball at 9 years of age alongside her twin sister, Milena. As a prep standout in multiple sports, Popovic helped lead Harvard-Westlake HS to three-straight Mission League titles and earn a #1 National High School ranking after winning the prestigious Durango Tournament her senior year (2010). She was named First Team All-Mission League while also earning varsity letters in basketball and water polo. As a junior club player, Popovic played seven years at Santa Monica Beach Club (SMBC), as both an opposite and middle blocker.

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Since 2011

Brian Poppe

brian.poppe@trianglevolleyball.org

Poppe is originally from Orlando, Florida and joined Triangle in 2011. Poppe has been the head coach of Triangle 18u Boys since its inception in 2013, and has served as a resource coach for other Triangle squads. Poppe's playing experience includes juniors in Tampa and with the University of South Florida (USF) club team. He also played in sand events throughout the state of Florida. Poppe earned a bachelor's degree in psychology while attending USF. He now works as an Intensive Family Preservation Specialist with Children's Home Society of NC.

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Since 2019

Nicole Powers

nicole.powers@trianglevolleyball.org

Powers recently relocated to the triangle area from California. Originally from Northern California, Powers played club at perennial powerhouse clubs such as Golden Bear and NorCal. In her seven seasons with NorCal she helped her team qualify for nationals five times. In 2012 she earned the club’s “NorCal Award” for competitiveness, sportsmanship and leadership and was named All-NorCal Player of the Year.

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Since 2020

Perry Ramsey '14

perry.ramsey@trianglevolleyball.org

Ramsey joined the Triangle staff in 2020 following an outstanding playing career at the prep, collegiate and international stage. She played at Triangle for three seasons as a pin attacker and helped her 2012 17 Black finish 11th in 17 Open at the USAV Girls' Junior National Championships. She also starred at Chapel Hill High School, and garnered numerous awards including three-time All Conference, two-time News & Observer All-Metro Player, three-time All-Academic honors, and 2012 Max Preps Player of the Year.

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Since 2019

Brieana (Brie) Saur

brieana.saur@trianglevolleyball.org

Saur was raised in the Charlotte area where she began playing volleyball in middle school. She played club at CUVC for three years and completed her club career at Carolina Juniors (CJV). Upon graduation from Weddington High School, Saur attended NC State and joined the NC State Women’s Club Volleyball team. She served as the club’s Vice-President, President, captain, and coach over her four-years and was an accomplished setter. She earned First-Team All-Tournament honors at Club Nationals her freshman season at NCSU and MVP at nationals her sophomore year.

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Since 2019

Jill Simpson

jill.simpson@trianglevolleyball.org

Simpson, originally from Colorado, brings considerable club coaching experience to Triangle. She played as a middle blocker in both club and high school at Overland High School. During her decorated prep career, Simpson was a four-year varsity letter winner and a three-time Colorado All-State and Centennial All-Conference selection. She led Overland to two Colorado 4A State titles and was named the KACT-TV Colorado Player of the Year in 1991.

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Since 2021

Lande Simpson

lande.simpson@trianglevolleyball.org

Simpson is a Raleigh native who previously played club locally at both Triangle and NC Elite while attending Durham School of the Arts. At DSA she played on varsity for all four years. After graduating she was recruited to Brevard College where she played as a setter/OPP her freshman year. She transferred to NC State to pursue a degree in Communications and Public Relations. She continues to play on the NCSU Women's Club team.

She has prior club coaching experience at NC Elite where she coached at the 16s age level.

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Since 2017

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.

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Since 2019

Kelsey Smith

kelsey.smith@trianglevolleyball.org

Smith was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she attended Sullivan South High School. During her prep career, Smith was a key leader for the Rebels and helped them to the state tournament as a junior and senior while serving as a co-captain. She earned All Big 8 honors her last two seasons and was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. Smith also competed in club for Tri-Cities Extreme as an outside hitter and defensive specialist.

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Since 2020

Sydney Sozio

sydney.sozio@trianglevolleyball.org

Sozio returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member after have played at Triangle for her 14s-17s club seasons. During her time at Triangle, Sozio helped Triangle 16 Blue [2014] to top-five finishes at both the Big South Qualifier and the Lone Star Classic. She also was a four-year letterwinner and a captain at Middle Creek High School, where she starred as an a middle hitter/right side.

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Since 2019

Danielle Stachura

danielle.stachura@trianglevolleyball.org

Stachura is originially from Wisconsin, where she played as a setter for Coach Charlie Berg at Westosha Central High School. She played at the University of Mount Olive, appearing in 27 matches and posting a team-leading 351 assists as a freshman. Following her sophomore year, she transferred to Lincoln Memorial, where she competed on both the indoor and sand teams. In 2018, she won 7 matches at the No. 4 flight spot for the Lincoln Memorial beach team. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial with her Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

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Since 2021

Dylan Tessier

dylan.tessier@trianglevolleyball.org

Tessier hails from New Park, PA and played boys’ high school volleyball at Kennard-Dale HS. He attended Culver-Stockton College (NAIA) and played for four years as an outside hitter. He graduated in 2017 with a degree in Sports Communication.

Tessier began his coaching career at MAVS Boys’ Volleyball Club in Kansas City, MO.

He and his wife, Kayla currently live in Zebulon and works at the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

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Since 2021

Kayla (Tutt) Tessier

kayla.tessier@trianglevolleyball.org

Tessier (Tutt) recently moved to North Carolina from Kansas bringing a passion for volleyball that began in 6th grade. She was born and raised in Cicero, New York and played at Cicero-North Syracuse High School as a setter. After graduating in 2016, Tutt was recruited to play at Culver-Stockton College (NAIA) and graduated in 2020 with a B.S. in Radiologic Science.

Tessier began her coaching career with MAVS Boys’ Volleyball in Kansas City, MO coaching both at the 15s and 16s age levels.

Tessier and her husband, Dylan (also a volleyball coach) live in Zebulon.

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Since 2013

Richard Tharrington

richard.tharrington@trianglevolleyball.org

Tharrington joined Triangle in 2013 and has coaching experience at the youth developmental, high school and club levels. He has coached in the 11s-14s age groups as a head and resource coach and has been highly successful in both Carolina Region and interregional competition. In addition, he has led and assisted numerous camps and clinics, including Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program (YVP).

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Since 2020

Lauren Tharrington '17

lauren.tharrington@trianglevolleyball.org

Tharrington, a member of Triangle's class of 2017, joins the coaching staff starting with the 2020 season. She spent eight club seasons in a Triangle uniform as a setter and competed on teams at the Black, Blue and White level. She helped set her 2016 17 White team to a runner-up finish at the Big South Qualifier and a top 20 finish at AAU Junior Nationals.

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Since 2020

Sarah Thomas

sarah.thomas@trianglevolleyball.org

Thomas hails from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where she played volleyball since she was in elementary school. She played club volleyball at Synergy as a versatile front row attacker, seeing time as a middle blocker/opposite hitter and an outside hitter. For her high school, she was on the varsity team for all four seasons and earned numerous accolades, incuding Rookie of the Year, All-State team, All-District and All-Conference. Following her prep career, she enrolled at NC State University and competed on their top club team for four seasons.

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Since 2011

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. 

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Since 2015

Michael Webster

mike.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, and guided the 15-1 team to USAV Nationals all four seasons as the head coach, including two Open bids and six tournament titles. 

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Since 2021

Grace Weghorst

grace.weghorst@trianglevolleyball.org

Weghorst originally hails from Austin, Texas where she was a dual sport athlete in high school (volleyball and track). Weghorst helped lead her nationally ranked Westlake High School team to the 5A finals for three years; earning numerous prep honors including All-State (5A) First-Team selection as a senior. Weghorst played club at Austin Juniors for eight seasons and was name a 15 Open "All-Star" by PrepVolleyball.com. She was also a three-year letter winner in track and captained the team her senior year.

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Since 2011

Emily Whitsett

emily.whitsett@trianglevolleyball.org

Whitsett 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.

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Since 2019

Eric Wiles

eric.wiles@trianglevolleyball.org

Wiles joins Triangle Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 season with a wealth of on-court experience.  Growing up playing in the sand and on the hardwoods of Virginia Beach, Coach Wiles has surrounded himself with successful volleyball. 

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Since 2019

Nicole Willis

nicole.willis@trianglevolleyball.org

Willis is a Raleigh native and joins Triangle with considerable club and collegiate playing, as well as, coaching experience. Willis was an outstanding prep and club player, playing the majority of her club career at NC Elite. In 2009, Willis and her NC Elite team earned an 11th place finish in the American Division at USAV Junior Olympic National Championships. Willis played at Broughton High School where she helped her team win two CAP 7 conference championships and earned three CAP 7 All-Conference First-Team honors.

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