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.
Michelle Panzl '10
Injury Prevention Coordinator, PT, DPTmichelle.email@example.com
Since joining the Triangle staff in 2011, Panzl (Fadool) has served as a student apprentice coach, assistant coach, and national team head coach in the 13-17s 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).READ MORE
Nan Parrish 'firstname.lastname@example.org
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Tori Pearce 'email@example.com
Pearce (Triangle Class of 2014) returns to Triangle after an impressive playing career at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-DI). Pearce began playing volleyball in 6th grade and played at Riverside High School in Durham and helped to bring three conference championships to the powerhouse school during her four-year varsity career. She was a three-time team Defensive Player-of-the-Year and was named All-Conference and Team MVP as a senior.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Peters hails from Michigan where she played four years on the varsity squad at Schoolcraft High School and helped Schoolcraft become the 2008 state champions. Peters (Laing) was named a First Team All-State selection in 2008 and 2009 and won the National Women in Sports Day Leadership Award in 2009. Upon graduation in 2010 she was recruited to University of Georgia (DI) where she played two seasons as a defensive specialist. She transferred to Grand Valley State University (DII) for her junior and senior years.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Julianne (Juli) Petersjuli.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Mary Alice Pike 'email@example.com
PIke returns to Triangle where she was a former student-athlete and among those in Triangle's first graduating class of seniors (2004). Pike was a standout at Cresset Christian Academy earning three conference player of the year awards, All-Conference, and All-State recognition. Pike was recruited to Liberty University where she played four seasons for the Flames. Pike became a dominant right-side hitter earning Big South Player of the Week honors her junior season and ranking second among the Flames in both kills and assists. Pike graduated Liberty in 2008 with a degree in Kineisology.READ MORE
Popovic hails from Burbank, California and began playing volleyball at 9 years of age alongside her twin sister, Milena. As a prep standout in multiple sports, Popovic helped lead Harvard-Westlake HS to three-straight Mission League titles and earn a #1 National High School ranking after winning the prestigious Durango Tournament her senior year (2010). She was named First Team All-Mission League while also earning varsity letters in basketball and water polo. As a junior club player, Popovic played seven years at Santa Monica Beach Club (SMBC), as both an opposite and middle blocker.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE