Coaching Staff

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.

Dawson has both head and assistant coaching experience at the club level working with athletes 13-16s at Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club (CAV). She served as an Assistant Club Director for the 2018/2018 club season. Dawson has also served as a middle school, high school JV assistant and varsity head coach.

Dawson currently works at IQVIA as an Operations Specialist.

Malcolm Deans

malcolm.deans@trianglevolleyball.org

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

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

Keisha Demps

keisha.demps@trianglevolleyball.org

Demps, a native of Antioch, CA,  joined the Triangle staff in 2014, bringing a wealth of volleyball coaching knowledge coupled with extensive playing experience. She excelled as a middle blocker for the University of Arizona (Class of 1998), earning All PAC-10 honors, and was also a member of the Wildcats basketball team. Demps went on to play in the United States Professional League from 1999-2000, while also serving as promotions assistant for the league. She was selected as a middle blocker on the U.S. Dream Team and helped the team win the 2000 Millennium Cup. Demps began her coaching career with the University of Nevada and the St. Louis Quest professional team before moving on to Boise State. After serving as the assistant coach for the Broncos for three years, Demps and her family moved to Raleigh where Demps became the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NC State.  

During her time at NC State and afterward, Demps coached club volleyball for NC Challengers and Club Red. While at Club Red she coached 14 Red and served as the assistant director and parent liaison. Demps has served predominantly as an 18's head coach in her time at Triangle, most recently as the Head Coach for 18 White, leading her team to Gold bracket finishes at multiple qualifers. Her background in coaching and recruiting has been an asset to her teams as well, allowing her to help athletes along in their decision making process. 

Demps currently resides in Raleigh with husband Thomas, daughter Jade and son Thomas aka "Peanut". 

 

Kendall Douglas

kendall.douglas@trianglevolleyball.org

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

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.

In addition to working full time at IBM as a Project Executive, Bridget is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. Bridget has a business degree from the Philippine School of Business Administration. Bridget and her husband Rick live in Durham and have a, son Brent and one step-daughter Katie.