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 100+ talented and dedicated coaching staff who have committed to serving our mission and athletes.

Among them you will find...
- 55 current or former NCAA athletes, including 32 former Division I athletes and 6 All-America selections.
- 18 former or current college coaches.
- 19 Triangle alumni/former players.

AND a coaching slate who have collectively earned...
- 27 high school state championship titles.
- 41 total bids to USAV Junior Nationals, including 20 Open qualifications.


Steven Abbott

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 two years. During his time at Triangle he has served as an assistant and head coach with the 15s, 16s and 17s age group. Abbott has also worked as a resource coach for both the boys' and girls' club programs.

Julie Allen

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

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.

Callie Andrejak

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.

Brian Bacchi

Bacchi joined the Triangle staff in 2013. White he has primarily served as ahead coach in the 14-16's age group, he has participated as a resource coach across all age groups in the club. During the 2017 season, as the head coach of 15 Steel, he led his team to the championship of the Club Division at Capitol Hill Classic. For his diligence and passionate approach to coaching, Bacchi was the recipient of the 2018 Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award. Most recently, he served as the Head Coach for 15 White.

Enid Badillo

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.

Logan Barber  - Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Jessi Bartholomew

Bartholomew, an Atlanta-area native, was an outside hitter for the Duke Women's Volleyball team. Bartholomew was a senior captain for the Blue Devils and a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree. Bartholomew played high school volleyball at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia for coach Amber McClure, where she was named an Under Armour High School All-America selection and the Georgia 6A State Player of the Year.

Ally Beckman '15

Beckman returns home to Triangle where she played club for the 2012-2015 club seasons and was also a standout setter at Apex High School. During her club career, Beckman set 18 Black to an Open bid to USAV Nationals in 2015 after a top finish at the Big South Qualifer. At Apex she played varsity for four-years, leading the team to conference titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She earned Second Team Under Armour All American honors and was selected to The News and Observer’s All-Metro team in 2013.

Meredith Bland

Bland hails originally from Northern Virginia and brings a long history with volleyball and athletic training to the Triangle gym. She starred in high school at Loudoun Valley HS as an outside/rightside hitter, where she was a two-time letter winner for the Vikings and a two-year starter. During her high school career, she was named to the second-team All-District and part of the AAA State Championship team in 2010. She played club volleyball with Northern Virginia Volleyball Association [NVVA] from 2005-2008, and for Northern VA Premier Volleyball Club from 2008-2009.

Meredith Blum

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.

Sarah Brandon

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.

Jaclyn Brewington '15

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.

Robin Bugg

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.

John Chang

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

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.

Fiona (Cunningham) Collichio

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.

Paige Cox

Cox is originally from Roxboro, NC and was a member of the Person High School team who won back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007. She spent her club career at NC Challengers, which later became NC Elite. She has playing experience both as a DS/Libero and setter.

Ashleigh Crutcher '11

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.

Abigail (Abby) Dawson

Dawson joins Triangle with considerable years of both playing and coaching experience. She played for Notre Dame Academy during her sophomore and junior year before transferring to Paul VI Catholic High School where she played senior year. Dawson played for Northern Virginia Volleyball Academy (NVVA) throughout middle and high school. She attended college at the Virginia Military Institute where she created the Women’s Club Volleyball program. She graduated VMI in 2014 with a BS in Biology.

Latacha De Oliveira

De Oliveira joins Triangle 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.

Malcolm Deans

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.

Kendall Douglas

Douglas joined the Triangle staff in 2017.

Olivia Dukat

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.

Bridget Dunnivan

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.

Kaelyn Dyson

Dyson is returning to the triangle area where she grew up in Holly Springs. She played volleyball beginning in middle school and was a three-year letter winner at Holly Springs High School. She earned All-Conference First Team honors in 2013 and was also name the Most Outstanding Player. Dyson also played club volleyball at Club Red. Dyson was recruited as a middle blocker to Gardner-Webb University where she played all four years. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Michael Frank

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.

Jim Freeman

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.

Pam French

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.

Tammi Fries

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.

Greg Gasper

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.

Brooks Gillerlain

Alston Godbold '11

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 All-American as a senior. After graduating, Godbold went on to compete as libero/defensive specialist at NC State.

Barry Gower

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.

Kristina Graven

Graven originally hails from San Jose, California, and moved to North Carolina for the master of occupational therapy graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill. She brings extensive high-level experience as a player and coach, especially at the outside hitter position where she excelled in prep and collegiate play. 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.

Lindsey Hall

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.

Geoff Hannert

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.

Brian Harris

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 moved to Raleigh in 2005. He is a 9th grade math teacher at Rolesville HS. He has 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.

Emma Harris

Harris joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2020 after playing her 13s, 14s and 15s club seasons at Triangle. She competed her final two club seasons at Raleigh Volleyball Club prior to coaching her final season with the RVC 13U team. At RVC she was initially staffed as an assistant coach before being promoted and finishing the season as the 13U head coach.

Aaron Harrison

Harrison is originally from Sharpsville, Indiana and moved to North Carolina from Florida where he previously coached for the nationally-recognized Orlando-Tampa Volleyball Academy [OTVA].

Emily Hendricks '12

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.

Drew Hermanson

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.

Autumn Hines '20

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.

Jenna Hinton  - Senior Director

Senior Director

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

Kelly Hogan

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.

Tonya Holmes

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).

CJ Hunter

Assistant Director

Hunter joined Triangle's coaching staff in 2013 and has served as a resource, assistant and head coach at ages 13s-17s. In 2018 Hunter's role was expanded when he was hired as an Assistant Director; bringing a wealth of sport's administrative experience to Triangle's professional administrative team.

Julia Husk

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.

Britni Johnson '14

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.

Corey Johnson

Head Strength & Conditioning [PACT] Coach

(Contracted through Phase II Personal Training, Inc.)

Erin Kearney

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.

Rob Kent

Kent joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2020 with 10 years of youth coaching experience in the Triangle area. In total, Kent has coached over 35 different teams in three different sports (volleyball, basketball, and soccer). Rob has coached 21 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.

Brendan Koslowsky

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.

Katherine Koslowsky

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.

Brienna Laskowski

Laskowski hails from Albemarle and attended South Stanly High School where she was a multiple All-Yadkin Valley Conference and All-Stanly News & Press selection as a prep player. Upon graduation in 2017, Laskowski was recruited to attend William Peace University as an outside hitter. In 2019 she led the Pacers with 357 kills, averaging 3.3 kills per set and helping to lead them to a third place finish in the USA South Conference’s East Division.

Beverly Lineberger

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.

Hailey Long '19

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.

Emma Longley '16

Longley returns to Triangle following an outstanding playing career at the club, prep and collegiate levels. She starred at Cardinal Gibbons High School, where she was a key contributor to the offense as an outside hitter and an all-conference selection. She helped CGHS win three state championships in total and was named the Most Improved Player during her career.

Allie Maine

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.

Julia Mainwaring

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.

Davene Mainwaring

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 and has coached with several local clubs and programs prior to beginning her time at Triangle.

Bruna Maraccini

Bruna is originally from Brazil and moved to Apex where she attended and played varsity volleyball 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 defensive specialist 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.

Katy May

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).

Katie McCullough '15

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.

Jessica McKeon

McKeon, who hails from Fuquay Varina, joined the Triangle staff beginning with the 2020 season and brings extensive volleyball coaching and playing experience. She competed for Person High School before attending Gardner-Webb University, where she played in 92 matches over her four-year career as a middle blocker was named Most Improved. She graduated from GWU with her degree in Elementary Education and returned to the Triangle area to work in Wake County Public Schools.

Andie McKinnon '16

McKinnon, a Triangle alumna, is a graduate of Orange High School where she was a 4-year contributor and 3 year captain on the women's volleyball team. She was named Big Eight Conference Player of the Year her senior season and helped her team to the third round of the state playoffs. Additionally, she was named MVP both her junior and senior year and garnered All-Conference honors on three occasions.

Lauren McManus

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.

Olani (Allen) Mertz

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.

Lauren (Truvillion) Montilla

Truvillion-Montilla hails from Chicago where she was a four-year varsity starting outside hitter at Plainfield South High School. She played at 1st Alliance, a perennial power-house club in the Chicago metro area. She attended and played at Butler Community College in Kansas until an injury sidelined her from the sport.

Hailey Ondejko [Student Assistant Coach]

Ondejko competed at Triangle for her entire volleyball career, from YVP to 16s, and now works as a student assistant coach for camps/clinics and Triangle's 11u club program.

Nikki O’Connell

Recruiting Coordinator & Technical Director

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.

Michelle (Fadool) Panzl '10  - Injury Prevention Coordinator, PT, DPT

Since joining the Triangle staff in 2011, Panzl has served as a student apprentice coach, assistant coach, and national team head coach in the 13s, 14s, 15s, and 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). Panzl is one of Triangle's PowerCore 360® certified instructors and along with Coach Robin Bugg leads development and delivery of Triangle's PowerCore 360® curriculum.

Nan Parrish '18

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.

Holly Paton

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

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

Sarah Patterson

Patterson is originally from Roanoke, Virginia but relocated to the Tampa area 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.

Robert Penland

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.

Samantha Perillo

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.

Dan Peters

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.

Reagan Petty

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.

Brian Poppe

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.

Nicole Powers

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.

Perry Ramsey '14

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.

Jill Restino '10

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.

Luis Rivera [Student Assistant Coach]

Rivera is currently on Triangle 18 Black Boys, and works as a student assistant coach for camps/clinics and Triangle's 12u club program.

Stephanie Rudd

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.

Brieana (Brie) Saur

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.

Lauren Saxby '13

Saxby returns home to Triangle as a coaching staff member where she played from 2009 through 2013. She was a four-year letterwinner at Wakefield High School and a three-time Cap 8 Conference champion during her high school career. Following her stellar prep career, she competed as an outside/right-side hitter at Western Carolina where she graduated in 2017. 

Jill Simpson

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.

Katie Slay '10

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.

Kelsey Smith

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.

Sydney Sozio

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.

Danielle Stachura

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.

Lauren Tharrington '17

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.

Richard Tharrington

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).

Sarah Thomas

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.

Mary Wands

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.

Michael Webster

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.

Emily Whitsett

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.

Carson Widener

Widener hails from Bristol, Tenn. and has a long history with competitive volleyball dating back to her school career. She played at Bristol High School and was named first-team all-conference and Second-Team All-North Tennessee as a senior. She played for Kingsport Volleyball Club from 2008-2009, and helped them finish 2nd in the Southern Region and attend Junior Nationals.

Eric Wiles

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.

Nicole Willis

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.

Madelyn Wilson [Student Assistant Coach]

Wilson is currently on Triangle 18 Black, and works as a student assistant coach for camps/clinics and Triangle's 12u club program.

Natalie Ziskin

Natalie is originally from upstate New York and landed in North Carolina when she entered nursing school at Duke University. Ziskin has played at the high school, club and Division I collegiate level. At Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School she made the varsity team in 8th grade, earning the starting setter position in 9th grade. Each season during her high school career her team advanced to the final four of the Class A State Championships, clinching the title her senior year.