Coaching Staff

Michael Hall '15

Hall began playing volleyball when Triangle formed its first boys’ team in 2014. He played as a setter throughout his club career and was selected by A5 Volleyball (Atlanta) to attend both AAU Jr. Nationals and USAV Jr. Nationals with their 18s team in 2015.

Hall has worked numerous summer camps at Triangle and helped with the younger boys’ team when still a player at Triangle.

Hall attends NC State and was the starting setter on the NCSU Men’s Club team until an injury sidelined him his junior year. Hall is studying Business Administration and Finance at NC State and will graduate in May of 2019.

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.

Mason Harris

Mason has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 25 years at the club, high school and collegiate level. As an indoor player, Mason was a captain and All ACC Selection on the UNC Men’s Club Volleyball team. After graduating, Mason played for the highly successful USAV Men’s Open team, Pineapple Beach, coached by former Duke Women’s Head Coach, Jon Wilson.

Mason has coached at all levels of the sport, creating successful developmental programs on both coasts working with youth boys and girls. At the collegiate level, Mason coached alongside legendary Pepperdine Men’s Coach, Marv Dunphy, and served as an assistant coach to Joe Sagula at UNC. He is both CAP 1 and IMPACT certified and currently provides technical instruction to both local high school and club players. At the club level he most recently has worked with Chapel Hill Area Volleyball Club (CHAVC).

Mason has an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and master’s degree from NC State including a minor in Arabic. During the day he works as an engineer for Cisco Systems and outside of volleyball he loves spending time with his family, backpacking long trails and is an avid cyclist. Mason and his wife Christina live in Chapel Hill with their children Tymber and Canyon.

Brian Harris

brian.harris@trianglevolleyball.org

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, in 2005, moved to Raleigh with his wife and two daughters, both of whom play volleyball. He is the varsity volleyball head coach at Rolesville High School and teaches 9th grade math. He has also 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.

At Triangle, Harris has been the head coach of 14 Steel since it started in 2014, and his teams have experienced much success in the Carolina Region. In 2016 Harris led 14 Steel to a fifth-place finish at the Capitol Hill Classic. He has also served as a resource coach. In the 2018 season, Harris was the head coach for 14 Silver. He has also worked with the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation volleyball league which has seen exponential growth in the past 4 years. 

Emily Hendricks '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 15 White for two seasons. 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. Hendricks also has served as the JV head coach and varsity assistant coach at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and in 2017 served as the assistant coach of the Meredith College Avenging Angels. 

Hendricks graduated from Meredith College in May of 2016 earning a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science with a concentration in health and wellness. While at Meredith, Hendricks was a four-year starting outside hitter and earned USA South All-Conference Honors and USA South All-Academic Honors. During her senior season she was named co-captain and was recognized as Best Offensive Player while also earning the prestigious Dean Burris Award. 

During the 2016 club season Hendricks served as a PACT (Power, Agility, Core Training) coach assisting in strength, conditioning, and mobility program implementation at Triangle. She also served as the fitness coordinator for Meredith College volleyball during the 2015 season. Hendricks spent a few years as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at numerous fitness facilities across the triangle. She now works full-time as a Client Support Consultant at Relias, a healthcare solutions company in Cary, NC. 

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. During his time at Triangle, Hermanson has worked with ages 14-17, assisting with 14 Blue in the 2013 and 2014 seasons and Head coaching 15 White in 2015 and 2016, In 2017 Hermanson was head coach of 16 White, which finished T-9 at AAU Junior Nationals, the highest finish for a White team in Triangle history. Most recently in the 2018 season, Hermanson served as the head coach for 17 Blue. 

In addition to his club coaching experience Hermanson spent 2013-2015 as a coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, helping the Crusaders win three consecutive state championships. Hermanson recently earned a master's degree in teaching from NC State and is teaching American History at Broughton High School in Raleigh. 

Jenna Hinton

jenna.hinton@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

Hinton brings 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to Triangle at the middle and high school, club, and collegiate levels. Prior to joining Triangle full time, Hinton served as the head coach at Louisburg College where she also provided marketing and sports information support to the athletic department.

Hinton created, developed, and directs Triangle’s tremendously successful Youth Volleyball Program (YVP). Her club teams have earned regional championships in 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011. They have qualified for USAV Junior Nationals in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (top 10 finish), and 2011. In 2008 15 Black became the first 15s team in the history of the Carolina Region to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2013 Hinton received the USA Volleyball Junior Club Director Award in recognition for her contributions to the growth and development of sitting volleyball in the Carolina Region. In addition to this honor, that same year she was a presenting speaker at the USA Paralympic Conference held annually at the USA Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2013 Hinton also collaborated with a local Paralympic sport club (Bridge II Sports) and the Duke University School of Engineering on a project that led to the design, development, and production of a sitting volleyball chair that enables people with physical disabilities to play the sport of sitting volleyball. Hinton is a 2008 recipient of the Robert L. Lindsey Meritorious Service Award for her outstanding contributions to North Carolina volleyball, and she was the inaugural recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club. She is a certified USAV CAP II level coach and served for many years as a USAV IMPACT instructor for the region. Hinton also serves as the sitting volleyball coordinator for Triangle. She serves as a board member for Bridge II Sports and is the designated sport chair for sitting volleyball for the Southeast Region Valor Games.

During her collegiate playing career Hinton was a three-time CVAC all-conference performer at Barton College and two-time team MVP. In the fall of 2014 Hinton was inducted into the Barton College Athletics Hall of Fame.

For the past 5 seasons, she has been at the helm of 12 Black while serving as the Master coach for the 12U program. This past season, the 12U program grew to over 70 athletes, forming 7 teams, the largest 12U group in Triangle history. In 2018, Hinton was the recipient of the American Volleyball Coach's Association 12U National Coach of the Year Award. 

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).

Holmes graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and previously served as Varsity head coach and assistant Athletic Director at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh and Residential Director of Operations at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Holmes joined Triangle in 2011 and has served as an assistant coach at the 14s, 16s, 17s, and 18s age groups. Most recently, she helped to lead 18 Blue to qualify for USAV nationals in the 2018 season. 

Holmes currently lives in Raleigh and serves as the Director of Student Engagement and assistant varsity volleyball coach at Cardinal Gibbons High School. 

CJ Hunter

cj.hunter@trianglevolleyball.org

Hunter joined Triangle in 2013 and has worked as both an assistant and head coach. Most recently, he spent the last two seasons with the 14's age group as the head coach of 14 White (2017) and 14 Blue (2018). Hunter is a graduate of Duke University, where he pursued his passions in education as well as volleyball, earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 2013 and working closely with the Duke Women's Volleyball program as a student manager.

In addition to his studies and work with Duke volleyball, he coached at Surry Storm Volleyball Club in his hometown of Mount Airy for five years. Hunter earned his Master's Degree in Exercise and Sport Science from UNC Chapel Hill in 2015, where he also worked as the primary sports information contact for the volleyball team. Hunter is the 2016 recipient of Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

Hunter currently resides in Durham and works as the Director of Volleyball Operations for the Duke University Women's Volleyball 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.

Julia recently graduated UNC-Greensboro after earning a BA in Psychology. Her move to the Raleigh area coincides with her pursuit of an MA in Counseling from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.