Coaching Staff

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. She played seven years of club volleyball at CCVC, TCA, and NC Elite, and also helped to create a developmental volleyball program at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. Currently Mainwaring serves as the assistant volleyball coach at Guilford College.

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. 

She has been the head volleyball coach at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for the past 17 seasons.  In 2011 Davene led her team to become the 1A East Regional champions and 1A State Runner-ups.  Her colleagues voted her the Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2014 and 2018. She is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach, Gold Medal Squared certified, and Art of Coaching Volleyball Head Coach certified. She has served as the head coach of 14 White and has also been an assistant coach for 14 Blue, 14 White, and 15 White. In 2012 she helped to guide 15 White to an impressive season 43-3 record. 


Originally from the Chicago area, Davene is a graduate of Purdue University.  She works as a Quality Assurance Engineer and lives in Chapel Hill with her husband.  The couple have three adult aged children, one of whom (Julia) also coaches 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.

Maraccini has prior coaching experience at Raleigh Parks & Recreation, Richmond Volleyball Club, and served one season as the Apex JV Head Coach. She graduated from NC State in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Spanish. She has recently returned to the triangle area for a new job and to be closer to family and friends.

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).

May came to North Carolina for graduate school in 2012. She now works in an environmental health science center at NC State as director of community engagement, and is pursuing her doctoral degree in science education. When she's not coaching or talking science, Katy is actively involved in animal rescue, volunteering and fostering dogs for a local adoption group.

Emery McGee

McGee is originally from Wilmington, NC and joined Triangle in 2013. She played club for Wilmington Elite (formerly Brunswick Juniors) and was a standout athlete at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington. While in high school, McGee earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior and was named team MVP her senior year.

McGee played as a DS/L for the Avenging Angels at Meredith College where she helped the team claim its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship. McGee earned all-academic honors and was selected as USA South Defensive Player of the Week her freshman year. Her sophomore season, Meredith won the USA South-North Division Regular Season Championship with McGee leading the team with 383 digs and again earning all-academic Honors. McGee led the Angels in digs her sophomore year, ranking 11th in the USA South Conference with 409 digs. 

McGee graduated from Meredith College in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and a Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design minor. She works at Hazen and Sawyer, a Civil and Environmental Engineering company, as the Human Resources Coordinator.

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. 

McKinnon attended Emory University in Atlanta for 2 years and was a standout athlete for the Eagles. McKinnon averaged 3.38 digs per set and was named UAA Defensive Player of the Week. After deciding she missed North Carolina, McKinnon transferred back home and is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

During her time at Triangle, McKinnon received the team award twice (16 Blue and 18 Black) and was also the recipient of the Mary Elizabeth Finegan Award for Service in 2016. 

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. Her team earned a berth in the NCAA tournament in 2004 and McManus was honored her senior year with the prestigious Knights Award for exceptional leadership skills. McManus graduated from St. Andrews in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

McManus began coaching during her junior year of college at a small club in Scotland County. After returning to the Raleigh area McManus began coaching at CCVC until it dissolved in 2009. McManus then joined NC Elite’s coaching staff where she served as both a head and assistant coach for numerous teams in the 14s through 18s age groups. McManus also has coached on the prep scene, serving one year as the JV head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh. McManus currently resides in Knightdale and works for Guidant Group.

Emily Meister

Meister, a PE teacher and volleyball coach at Cary High School in Cary, joined Triangle in 2017. The Nevada native came to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University, where she played on the club volleyball team and then graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education. She has a passion for training athletes and developed the first women's weightligting class in the Wake County Public School System. She continues to play volleyball in her spare time, in addition to remaining active through biking, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding.