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.

Since 2019

Brieana (Brie) Saur

brieana.saur@trianglevolleyball.org

Saur was raised in the Charlotte area where she began playing volleyball in middle school. She played club at CUVC for three years and completed her club career at Carolina Juniors (CJV). Upon graduation from Weddington High School, Saur attended NC State and joined the NC State Women’s Club Volleyball team. She served as the club’s Vice-President, President, captain, and coach over her four-years and was an accomplished setter. She earned First-Team All-Tournament honors at Club Nationals her freshman season at NCSU and MVP at nationals her sophomore year.

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Since 2021

Brianna Schmid '15

brianna.schmid@trianglevolleyball.org

Schmid is back at Triangle where she played club for two seasons as a middle blocker. Schmid was a member of Triangle 18 Blue, who "double qualified" for USAV Nationals (3rd place Big South, 1st place Disney Volleyball Showcase). Schmid was a stand-out at Franklin Academy; recording 500 career kills and earning First-Team All-Conference and MVP her junior year.

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Since 2021

Megan Shea

megan.shea@trianglevolleyball.org

Shea is orginally from Lake Norman where she was first introduced to volleyball in the third grade. She began playing club in sixth grade for Lake Norman Volleyball Club and played throughout her middle and high school years for the Community School of Davidson. She helped lead the Spartans to back-to-back NCHSAA 1A State Championships in 2016 and 2017. Shea also played club at Carolina Juniors and Precision Volleyball Clubs during her high school years. She has experience on the outside but played predominantly as a Libero/Defensive Specialist.

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Since 2021

Lande Simpson

lande.simpson@trianglevolleyball.org

Simpson is a Raleigh native who previously played club locally at both Triangle and NC Elite while attending Durham School of the Arts. At DSA she played on varsity for all four years. After graduating she was recruited to Brevard College where she played as a setter/OPP her freshman year. She transferred to NC State to pursue a degree in Communications and Public Relations. She continues to play on the NCSU Women's Club team.

She has prior club coaching experience at NC Elite where she coached at the 16s age level.

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Since 2019

Jill Simpson

jill.simpson@trianglevolleyball.org

Simpson, originally from Colorado, brings considerable club coaching experience to Triangle. She played as a middle blocker in both club and high school at Overland High School. During her decorated prep career, Simpson was a four-year varsity letter winner and a three-time Colorado All-State and Centennial All-Conference selection. She led Overland to two Colorado 4A State titles and was named the KACT-TV Colorado Player of the Year in 1991.

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Since 2017

Katie Slay '10

katie.slay@trianglevolleyball.org

Slay returned to Triangle in 2017 where she played club her sophomore through senior years. She was a member of the 18 Black team that "double-qualified" for USAV Junior Nationals in the Open Division by finishing second at the Mideast Qualifier and winning the championship at the Lone Star Classic. Slay was a four-year varsity letter winner and two-year captain at Wakefield High School in Raleigh where she was named Cap-7 All-Conference and Cap-7 Academic All-Conference three times. In 2009 she was named Cap-7 Conference and News & Observer Volleyball Player of the Year.

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Since 2019

Kelsey Smith

kelsey.smith@trianglevolleyball.org

Smith was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, where she attended Sullivan South High School. During her prep career, Smith was a key leader for the Rebels and helped them to the state tournament as a junior and senior while serving as a co-captain. She earned All Big 8 honors her last two seasons and was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. Smith also competed in club for Tri-Cities Extreme as an outside hitter and defensive specialist.

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Since 2020

Sydney Sozio

sydney.sozio@trianglevolleyball.org

Sozio returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member after have played at Triangle for her 14s-17s club seasons. During her time at Triangle, Sozio helped Triangle 16 Blue [2014] to top-five finishes at both the Big South Qualifier and the Lone Star Classic. She also was a four-year letterwinner and a captain at Middle Creek High School, where she starred as an a middle hitter/right side.

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Since 2019

Danielle Stachura

danielle.stachura@trianglevolleyball.org

Stachura is originially from Wisconsin, where she played as a setter for Coach Charlie Berg at Westosha Central High School. She played at the University of Mount Olive, appearing in 27 matches and posting a team-leading 351 assists as a freshman. Following her sophomore year, she transferred to Lincoln Memorial, where she competed on both the indoor and sand teams. In 2018, she won 7 matches at the No. 4 flight spot for the Lincoln Memorial beach team. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial with her Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

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