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

Among them you will find...
- 48 current or former NCAA athletes, including 27 former Division I athletes.
- 11 former or current college coaches.
- 22 Triangle alumni/former players.
- 16 current middle (1) and high school (15) coaches.
- 11 coaches who have coached AND qualified at the Open level

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

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.

Since 2019

Geoff Hannert

Geoff Hannert originally hails from Michigan, where his primary athletic endeavor was rowing/crew. As a junior crew member at Detroit Boat Club, he earned 7 medals, 2 golds, in 4 years at junior national competitions and competed in the Junior Olympics. Hannert attended Rutgers University and was part of the Nationally ranked lightweight crew. He founded and grew the first junior rowing program in the area with Raleigh Charter HS in 1999. 

Since 2012

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.

Since 2012

Emily (Hendricks) Hermanson '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.

Since 2004

Jenna Hinton

Senior Director

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

Since 2019

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.

Since 2011

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).

Since 2013

CJ Hunter

Assistant Director


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

Since 2018

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.

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.