Coaching Staff

Shelby (Wyatt) Sasser

shelby.sasser@trianglevolleyball.org

Sasser, a Texas native, came to North Carolina to attend school and play volleyball at the University of Mount Olive. Sasser played club volleyball for 5 years and spent her 17's and 18's season with Houston Juniors. She played both middle and right side at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugarland, Texas. During her time at Mount Olive, Sasser served as the secretary for  SAAC  (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) and her freshman season was the recipient of the Coach's Award. 

Sasser led and coached the 2015 summer camp program for Fort Bend Fire Volleyball in Richmond, Texas. Since moving to North Carolina full time, she has gleaned both high school and club experience. Shelby served as the head coach for the JV team and assistant coach for the varsity team at Garner Magnet High School in 2017 and is currently the Head varsity coach at Knightdale high school. On the club side,  she was co-head coach for the 16s Eastern Elite Volleyball Club in Goldsboro before coming to Triangle where she has spent the last two seasons working with the 12's program. 

Sasser currently resides in Kenly, NC and teaches at Knightdale High School. 

Mike Schall

mike.schall@trianglevolleyball.org

 

Schall, originally from Pennsylvania, joined Triangle in June 2011 as associate director. He remained in that position until March, 2018 when he assumed the first assistant coaching responsibilities for the UNC-Chapel Hill Women's volleyball team.

Schall began his coaching career as a member of Russ Rose’s staff at Penn State serving as assistant coach for the Nittany Lions. While at Penn State, Schall was involved in every area of the program including recruiting, practice planning and implementation, scouting and match preparation, and individual player development. 

At Triangle, Schall coached 18 Black during both the 2012 and 2013 seasons where he led the team to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals. In 2015 he led 16 Black to a T-13 finish in the Open Division at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2016 he coached 16 Black to a T-5 finish in Open at AAU Junior Nationals. For the 2017 season, under Schall's direction, 16 Black achieved top 10 finishes in the Open Division at the Big South Qualifier [T5], Northeast Qualifier [7th], and Northern Lights Qualifier [T5]. The finish at Northern Lights earned the team an Open bid to USAV Junior Nationals, becoming the first 16s team to qualify in Open in Triangle and Carolina Region history.

Schall graduated from Penn State in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science. As a four-year member and two-time co-captain of the Penn State men’s volleyball team, Schall helped Penn State achieve three EIVA titles and three national semifinal appearances.

Schall and his wife live in Apex with their four children: Belle, Sam, Andrew, and Mia.

Megan Shander

Shander officially joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2017 as a student apprentice coach after working numerous camps and clinics, especially with Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program series. She currently is a junior at Panther Creek High School in Cary and previously played for Triangle until injuries sidelined her athletic career. At Panther Creek she is part of the sports medicine team and serves as a trainer for the football program. Shander aspires to attend college and become a physical therapist.

Kaitlyn Sitterson

kaitlyn.sitterson@trianglevolleyball.org

Sitterson joined Triangle in 2017 after moving to Raleigh to complete her bachelor's degree in education from Appalachian State University. She previously attended Louisburg College and earned her associate's degree while playing for the Hurricanes. During her time at Louisburg, Sitterson helped coach Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program clinics there. She then played at LaGrange College in Georgia before attending App State, where she continued to play for the women's club team. She has organized and directed summer camps at South Creek High School in Robersonville. Sitterson played at Coastal Plains Volleyball Club.

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. She was also nationally recognized as a First Team AVCA/Under Armour award winner and prepvolleyball.com High School All-American in 2010. Slay was selected to the USA Women's Junior National Team her sophomore and junior year and won the NORCECA Continental Championship U-20 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.

Slay was recruited to Penn State University where she and the Nittany Lions won the NCAA Division I National Championship in 2010 and 2013. During Penn State’s national championship run her freshman year, Slay posted her career-best attack percentage of .700. As a sophomore Slay was named AVCA Second Team All-American, AVCA All-Mideast Region, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten. Her dominance on the court continued her junior year when she was named AVCA Second Team All-American, Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American, AVCA Mideast Region, All-Big Ten, and Academic All-Big Ten. Her senior year saw the Nittany Lions grab another national championship and Slay being selected as the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year. After graduating from Penn State in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders, Slay played two years professionally on the international circuit; Dresdner Sports Club 1898 in Germany and Vannes Volleyball in France. Slay returned to the United States to pursue her education and dream of becoming a speech therapist. In May of 2018, she graduated from East Carolina University with a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders. 

For the 2018 season, Slay assisted 13 Black and has served as a lead at summer camps and clinics. Slay currently lives in Raleigh. 

Kincey Smith '17

Smith, a Triangle alumnae (Class of 2017), and a current student athlete at Duke University is returning to Triangle to join the staff for the 2019 club season. A DS/Libero for the Blue Devils, Smith was named to the 2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

A four-year letterwinner at North Raleigh Christian Academy, Smith was also a four-time All Conference selection in addition to being named 2015 Conference Player of the Year. Smith also garnered All-State and All-Metro honors twice and led her team to back to back state championship titles. A six year member of Triangle, Smith received the Iron Triangle Award in 2015 as a member of 16 Black, and finished her club career as a member of 18 Black.

 

 

Elisabeth Smith

elisabeth.smith@trianglevolleyball.org

Smith joined Triangle in 2016 as an assistant coach in the 12s age group. She is a former Triangle player having played her 15s season with 15 Blue and training at the club during her 16s year as she recovered from ACL surgery. Smith has also coached camps and clinis at Triangle. She graduated from Athens Drive High School in Raleigh where she played three years of varsity volleyball. In each year Smith and Jaguers made a post-season appearance in the state championship playoffs. Smith is continuing her volleyball career at Meredith College as a right side/middle blocker. She is studying spanish and chemistry.

Camden Spade '11

camden.spade@trianglevolleyball.org

Spade, a 2011 alumna of Triangle, joined the coaching staff in 2017. She graduated from Athens Drive High School in Raleigh and attended Emory University, where she was a part of teams that won the UAA conference championship and reached the regional finals of the NCAA Division III tournament. She earned a bachelor's degree in biology and then entered the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. 

While in Atlanta, Spade coached at Tsunami Volleyball Club in the 12s, 15s, and 17s age groups. She also has coached at camps and clinics at Tsunami and Emory.