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 2015

Steven Abbott

Assistant Director

steven.abbott@trianglevolleyball.org

Abbott is a Raleigh native and a graduate of Sanderson High school. He attended Liberty University, where he was a member of the men's volleyball club from 2011-2014 as a DS/Libero. Abbott began his coaching career as a volunteer coach with Heart of Virginia volleyball club with the 15's national team. Abbott spent 3 years as the varsity head coach at Trinity Academy of Raleigh and is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Millbrook High School. During his time at Triangle he has served as an assistant and head coach with the 12s, 15s, 16s and 17s age group.

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Since 2022

Jessica Aycock

jessica.aycock@trianglevolleyball.org

Aycock is originally from Clayton, NC and began playing volleyball as a freshman at Corinth Holders HS (4A). A three-year starter (OPP) for the Pirates, Aycock earned All-Conference Player of the Year and Conference MVP her senior season. She also has local club playing experience at JOCO ONE and KAT.

Academics became her priority upon graduation and she enrolled at NC State where she also joined the NCSU Women's Club Volleyball team. This fall will begin her fourth and final season with NCSU Club volleyball as she is finishing her BS in Genetics at NC State in December.

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Since 2013

Brian Bacchi

brian.bacchi@trianglevolleyball.org

Bacchi joined the Triangle staff in 2013. He played Division III volleyball at Vassar College from 2005-2009, seeing time both as a Middle Blocker and an Opposite. His team finished as runner-up in the Division III Championship in 2008.

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Since 2006

Logan Barber

Assistant Director | Boys

logan.barber@trianglevolleyball.org

Barber joined Triangle in 2006 and has coached in the 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, and 18s age groups. Highlights of his previous seasons include multiple trips to USAV Junior Nationals, a Carolina Region championship, five gold finishes at national qualifiers (including 16 Blue's top five finish at the Big South Qualifier and Lone Star Classic in 2014), and three second-place finishes at MAPL events. In addition to team coaching, Barber leads many camps and clinics at Triangle and at various colleges and universities.

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Since 2021

Lauren Bewick

lauren.bewick@trianglevolleyball.org

Bewick, a North Carolina native from Winterville, joins Triangle with collegiate playing and coaching experience. Bewick attended D.H. Conley high school earning Defensive Player of the Year honors both her junior and senior prep seasons. She was named All-Conference her senior year and also played club for East Carolina Juniors (ECJVC).

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Since 2009

Meredith Blum

meredith.blum@trianglevolleyball.org

Blum, originally from the Raleigh area, is a graduate of Green Hope High School where she was a member of the volleyball team. Upon graduation, she attended NC State University. At NCSU, Blum was a member of the Rowing team for three years and knotched a top 10 ranking at collegiate nationals in all three seasons. After transferring, she graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness. Blum has served as head coach for The Montessori School of Raleigh and Millbrook High School in addition to her roles at Triangle. 

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Since 2014

Sarah Brandon

sarah.brandon@trianglevolleyball.org

Brandon, originally from Roxboro, joined Triangle in 2014. She attended and played volleyball at Meredith College majoring in exercise and sports science. She has served as an assistant coach of 12 Silver and 13 Silver. Brandon played at Person High School where she earned all-conference honors as a senior, and for Jammers Volleyball Club. Her coaching experience includes the NC Elite Locals Only program during 2013-2014 and the Person County Recreation Volleyball program in 2012.

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Since 2019

Jaclyn Brewington '15

jaclyn.brewington@trianglevolleyball.org

Brewington is a Triangle alum and was a member of Triangle 18 Blue who double-qualified in 2015 by finishing 3rd in the USA division at Big South and winning the Disney Volleyball Showcase (USA division). At the USAV Junior National Championships 18 Blue went 7-3 finishing 13th place overall in the USA division. Their finish was the highest of any second level team in the USA field.

In high school Brewington played varsity all four years at Holly Springs High School earning First Team All-Conference Honors her junior and senior seasons.

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Since 2022

Savannah Bridgers

savannah.bridgers@trianglevolleyball.org

Bridgers hails from Newport, NC where she began playing volleyball in elementary school. She attended East Carteret High School and was a standout on the varsity team for three years. Bridgers earned All-County honors and was named Defensive Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2016. Bridgers also played club for Barracuda and Twin Rivers Volleyball Clubs.

Bridgers first gained coaching experience while in high school, helping out the middle school team at Beaufort MS. She has also worked with elementary-aged athletes during summer camp programs.

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Since 2022

Bekah Brinkley

bekah.brinkley@trianglevolleyball.org

Brinkley, a native North Carolinian, grew up in Asheville where she had an outstanding prep career. At Asheville Christian Academy, Brinkley led her team to five NCISAA state championships. She was named to the NCISAA All-State team four seasons and earned the prestigious 2004 N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year. Her accolades earned her the 2004 MAAC 1A/2A Major Sport Female Athlete of the Year  and the 2004 Asheville Citizen-Times Player of the Year.

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Since 2007

Robin Bugg

robin.bugg@trianglevolleyball.org

Hailing from Texas, Bugg brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to Triangle. As a middle blocker and three-time captain at the University of Tennessee (1980-1983), Bugg led her team to two SEC championships and three top 10 finishes in the NCAA tournament. The three-time All-SEC selection still holds several records at her alma mater, including career aces, career blocks and most blocks in a match. Bugg was inducted into Tennessee's Lady Vol Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. 

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Since 2021

Brittany Cabaleiro

brittany.cabaleiro@trianglevolleyball.org

Cabaleiro rejoins Triangle, having been a member of Triangle's coaching staff from 2009 through 2013. She served as an assistant on numerous 14s teams including 14 Black.

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Since 2021

Breanna Cary

breanna.cary@trianglevolleyball.org

Cary was born and raised in Indianapolis prior to moving to Charlotte in 8th grade. Cary played setter on the varsity squad at Hickory Ridge High School for three years, earning All-Conference honors her senior year. She began her junior club volleyball career at the age of nine at Circle City Volleyball Club. After moving to Charlotte, she played for multiple clubs in the Charlotte area as both a setter and defensive specialist. After graduating high school, Cary attended William Peace University where she played all four years as a setter, defensive specialist and libero.

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Since 2022

Sydney Case

sydney.case@trianglevolleyball.org

Case hails from Lakeville, Minnesota where she began her club volleyball career at nationally renown Northern Lights at the age of 11. Case, a setter, was a four-year letter winner at Lakeville HS. Both her junior and senior seasons she was named First Team South Suburban All-Conference. Her junior year she earned First Team All-State honors, set the school record for assists and services, and helped her team to a third-place finish at the state championships (overall record 35-4).

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Since 2011

Chad Christensen

chad.christensen@trianglevolleyball.org

Christensen joined Triangle in 2011 after moving to Raleigh from Chicago. He has served as an assistant coach in the 15s and 17s age groups, as well as a resource coach in Groups 1 and 2. He has also been a vital part of Triangle's growing boys program, where he worked as a resource coach and assistant for the 14u Boys and 16u Boys. Christensen played for the All-Marine and All-Armed Forces Teams from 2008-2013. He has been an assistant coach at Club Fusion in Chicago and coached varsity high school in Illinois.

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Since 2019

Fiona (Cunningham) Collichio

fiona.cunningham@trianglevolleyball.org

Originally from Chapel Hill, Cunningham played high school volleyball at Chapel Hill High. She earned All-Conference honors and received the school’s Tiger award. She played club throughout high school including two years at Triangle Volleyball Club. Cunningham was recruited to Wofford College and ultimately transferred to UNC-Asheville. For two seasons she made multiple appearances for the Bulldogs in the setter position until she was sidelined with an injury.

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Since 2020

Paige Cox

paige.cox@trianglevolleyball.org

Cox was born and raised in Roxboro, NC. While playing for Person High School, she helped her team win back-to-back state championships in 2006 and 2007. She spent her seven-year club career at NC Challengers, which later became NC Elite.

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Since 2013

Malcolm Deans

malcolm.deans@trianglevolleyball.org

Deans joined Triangle in 2013. He has been a Spanish teacher, varsity volleyball coach, and assistant athletic director at Wake Christian Academy since 2013. His volleyball team won the TISAC conference in 2014 and made it to the NCISAA 4A State Semifinals in 2021. Deans has over 27 years of high school coaching experience. He previously coached at Wilson Christian Academy, leading the volleyball team to nine NCCSA state championships. Deans was also named Wilson County Coach of the Decade in 2010 and 2020. 

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Since 2018

Bridget Dunnivan

Bridget.Dunnivan@trianglevolleyball.org

Bridget is originally from the Philippines where her interest in volleyball began at a young age. Since moving to the United States in 1994 she has continue playing the sport both indoors and sand. Most recently her interests have focused on the outdoor game where she remains an avid beach volleyball player.

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Since 2021

Rachel Earnhardt

rachel.earnhardt@trianglevolleyball.org

Earnhardt joined Triangle in 2021 having returned to North Carolina from Florida. A native of Greensboro, Earnhardt was an outside hitter and played for Piedmont Volleyball Club during her junior club career. Her prep career was at Southern Guilford High School where she was named to the All-Conference Team in 2008, received All-Conference honors in 2009 and 2010 and was also name All-Conference Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Earnhardt’s list of awards continues with All-Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 2011 and the US Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete award (2011).

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Since 2012

Michael Frank

michael.frank@trianglevolleyball.org

Frank joined Triangle in 2012 after relocating from Boston, and brings a wealth of positional expertise and experience to the gym. Frank has played and coached volleyball since high school where he was a three-year varsity member and all-conference selection, going on to play at Northeastern University and earning all-conference honors before graduating in 2002 with a degree in electrical engineering.

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Since 2004

Jim Freeman

jim.freeman@trianglevolleyball.org

Freeman, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Liberty University before moving to the Raleigh area. Freeman served as head volleyball coach and assistant director of athletics at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh from 1991-2010. During his 19 years at the helm of the Crusaders, Freeman led Cardinal Gibbons to 10 state championships and 12 conference titles. His career record at Cardinal Gibbons stands at 426-117 (.785), a mark that also includes 12 consecutive appearances in the state championship.

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Since 2019

Tammi Fries

Assistant Director | Recruiting Coordinator

tammi.fries@trianglevolleyball.org

Fries (pronounced "freeze") is a North Carolina native originally from Winnabow and has nine years experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels as an associate head coach, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator.

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Since 2014

Greg Gasper

greg.gasper@trianglevolleyball.org

Gasper formally joined Triangle’s staff in 2014 after coaching YVP and other Triangle programs for many years. Gasper has coached junior girls for over 18 years and is CAP I certified. Gasper was an avid USA Volleyball men’s team player after college and continued playing in the Carolina Region. Gasper is currently the middle school coach at St. Raphael where he has been coaching for 13 years. Gasper's prior club coaching experience includes many years at CCVC and TCA. Gasper works at IBM as a software engineer.

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Since 2021

Theo Gioles

Gioles grew up in Long Island where he was a multi-sport HS athlete including boys' volleyball (setter and outside hitter). He attended Farmingdale State College and earned a business management degree in 2011. He is a certified Personal Trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) with additional certifications in Youth Exercise and Golf Specific Fitness (NASM).

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Since 2012

Alston Godbold '11

alston.godbold@trianglevolleyball.org

Godbold (formerly Kearns), hails from the Raleigh area and is a graduate of Apex high school where she was a standout athlete and varsity letterwinner. In 2010 she captained Apex High School to a 27-0 season, 4A state championship, and a No. 9 ESPN National Ranking. She was named AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention and prepvolleyball.com All-American as a senior. After graduating, Godbold went on to compete as libero/defensive specialist at NC State.

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Since 2013

Barry Gower

barry.gower@trianglevolleyball.org

Gower joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as an assistant coach, most recently of 14 Silver. Previously Gower served as head coach at Haviland Middle School in New York for three years and as a resource coach at Apex Volleyball Club in Poughkeepsie, New York, for one year. Growing up in Michigan, Gower graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in computer science. Gower works for IBM and resides in Holly Springs with his wife, Nikki, and two children, Riley and Liam.

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Since 2021

Emerson Grubbs

emerson.grubbs@trianglevolleyball.org

Grubbs played for Triangle from 12s to 16s and competed on Triangle's first competitive beach team. She also played varsity high school volleyball for all four years at Cary Christian earning both All State and All Conference honors. Grubbs attended NC State University and played club volleyball for all four years. She continued playing by participating in Adult Nationals in 2021.

For three years while attending State, Grubbs coached in numerous capacities at Cary Christian including MS Head Coach, Assistant HS Varsity Coach and Co-Head Varisty HS Coach.

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Since 2019

Geoff Hannert

geoff.hannert@trianglevolleyball.org

Geoff Hannert originally hails from Michigan, where his primary athletic endeavor was rowing/crew. As a junior crew member at Detroit Boat Club, he earned 7 medals, 2 golds, in 4 years at junior national competitions and competed in the Junior Olympics. Hannert attended Rutgers University and was part of the Nationally ranked lightweight crew. He founded and grew the first junior rowing program in the area with Raleigh Charter HS in 1999. 

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Since 2012

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.

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Since 2012

Emily (Hendricks) Hermanson '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 17 White for the 2020 seasons and 15 Blue for the 2019 season. 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.

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Since 2004

Jenna Hinton

Senior Director

jenna.hinton@trianglevolleyball.org

Hinton brings over 20 years of teaching and coaching experience to Triangle at the middle and high school, club, and collegiate levels.

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Since 2022

Maggie Holcomb

maggie.holcomb@trianglevolleyball.org

Originally from Greensboro, Holcomb played at Northwest Guilford High School and both indoor and sand at NC Power Volleyball Club and NC Sand, respectively. Holcomb played indoor club at UNC-G prior to transferring to UNC-W. At UNC-W, Holcomb helped create the UNC-W Competitive Beach Volleyball Club and served as the club's Vice-President.

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Since 2022

Anna Grace Holdford

annagrace.holdford@trianglevolleyball.org

Holdford is originally from Wilimington, NC where she began playing volleyball at the age of 12. As a setter and prep standout at Coastal Christian High School, Holdford served as team captain her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She was a three-time All Conference honoree being named Coastal Rivers Conference Player of the Year in 2017. Holdford was selected as a NCISAA 2A All-State honoree in both 2015 and 2017. She totaled 3000 career assists for the Centurions, with 883 as a senior setter.

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Since 2011

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).

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Since 2013

CJ Hunter

Assistant Director

cj.hunter@trianglevolleyball.org

IN LOVING MEMORY...

Our hearts were deeply saddened when we lost CJ (Ceej) on February 8, 2021. His memory, spirit and love of all things volleyball will forever live in our gym. He will always be a part of Triangle and his bio will remain in its space.

#play4CJ  |  #livelikeCJ  |  #ceejtheday

April 8, 1991 - February 8, 2021

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Since 2018

Julia Husk

julia.husk@trianglevolleyball.org

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 MSW at UNC.

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Since 2018

Britni Johnson '14

britni.johnson@trianglevolleyball.org

Johnson, a Triangle alumna (2014), is joining the Triangle staff after graduating from the University of Mount Olive with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy . A four year starter at UMO, Johnson's accolades include All-Conference recognition, multiple Conference Player of the Week awards, as well as multiple Student-Athlete of the Week awards at the university. She was named MVP in 2015 and was the recipeint of the DII ADA Academic Achievement Award. Johnson earned Academic All-Conference Recognition in each of her four seasons. 

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Since 2010

Greg Kabbes

greg.kabbes@trianglevolleyball.org

A native of the Raleigh area, Kabbes began his career at Triangle in 2010. He returned in 2021 after attending graduate school. Kabbes has served as an assistant coach for 14 Black, and 15 Black, and 17 Black. In the 2018 season, Kabbes was part of the 17 Black coaching staff when the team qualified in the Open Division and finished the season ranked 23rd in the nation by prepvolleyball.com. Kabbes has also spent time as a resource coach at multiple levels and is a lead coach for many camps and clinics, including working with Powercore 360.

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Since 2022

Grant Kaestner '19

grant.kaestner@trianglevolleyball.org

Kaestner is a Triangle alum, having played three seasons on Triangle 18U Boys. As an adept middle blocker, he was recognized as Triangle's first member of the "11 Foot Club", ultimately achieving an approach touch of 11'8". Kaestner was also active in the USA Volleyball Boys High Performance program. During his club career, he received both the Iron Triangle award for dedication to fitness and the Triangle award for Triangle 18U Boys.

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Since 2020

Rob Kent

rob.kent@trianglevolleyball.org

Kent joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2020 with over 10 years of youth coaching experience in the Triangle area. In total, Kent has coached over 36 different teams in three different sports (volleyball, basketball, and soccer). Before coming to Triangle, Kent coached two years at NC Elite. Rob has coached 22 youth volleyball teams in the last eight years, with student-athletes ranging in age from 7 to 16 years old. His youth volleyball teams have won six regular season championships and three tournament championships.

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Since 2004

Katherine Koslowsky

katherine.koslowsky@trianglevolleyball.org

Koslowsky (formerly Fleming), a native of North Carolina and graduate of Miami University in Ohio, joined Triangle in 2004. Koslowsky attended Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and led her team to state championship wins every year. She was named All-Conference and All-State, and set two records in her senior season for single season kills and digs. Koslowsky was a TISAC Co-Player of the Year in 2001 and her #9 jersey hangs retired at Cardinal Gibbons. She went on to Providence College for two seasons where she was an outside hitter and still holds the single season digs record.

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Since 2013

Brendan Koslowsky

brendan.koslowsky@trianglevolleyball.org

Koslowsky joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as an assistant coach in the 15s, 17s, and 18s age groups. In 2015 Koslowsky was an assistant coach of 17 Blue, which finished 12th in the Premier Division at AAU Junior Nationals. In 2016 he helped lead 17 Black to qualify in Open for USAV Junior Nationals, and in 2017 he helped guide 18 White toward a third-place finish in the Club Division at the JVA World Challenge.

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Since 2021

Molly Krull '09

molly.krull@trianglevolleyball.org

Krull (Triangle Class of 2009) returns to North Carolina and Triangle after beginning her post-graduate career in the DC area.

Krull was a three-year varsity setter for the powerhouse and state champion Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders. She received 2007 and 2008 All-Conference honors and named the 2008 Mid-State Conference Co-Player of the Year. She was a nominee for the NC Gatorade Player of the Year and Finalist for the prestigious Andi Collins award in 2008.

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Since 2009

Beverly Lineberger

beverly.lineberger@trianglevolleyball.org

Lineberger, a North Carolina volleyball mainstay, achieved tremendous success while serving as head coach at Apex High School for 11 years and at Peace College for two years. While leading the Apex program she was awarded Tri-7 Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2006, and led her team to the 4A state semifinals in 2001 and 2005. During her two years at Peace she guided the Pacer program to its best season since joining the NCAA in 2002.

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Since 2019

Hailey Long '19

hailey.long@trianglevolleyball.org

Long returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member starting with the 2020 club season, following a standout club career as an athlete at Triangle. She lettered four years at Person High School in Roxboro, NC and was named All-Conference, Mid-State All-Tournament, and News & Observer All-Metro while playing for the Rockets. Long was named the 2018 conference tournament MVP and earned a Maxpreps/AVCA and NCHSAA Player of the Week selection. In addition to her outstanding play on court, Long's leadership was integral to the Rockets and she served as a team captain for three seasons.

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Since 2012

Julia Mainwaring

julia.mainwaring@trianglevolleyball.org

Mainwaring is a local of the area and joined Triangle in 2012. She was a four-year varsity member, three-year starter, two-year captain, and two-time all-conference member at East Chapel Hill High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in Sport and Event Management in 2016. While at Elon, she was a three-year member of the club volleyball program and served as the club’s vice president her senior year.

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Since 2021

Jazzell Mangosing

jazzell.mangosing@trianglevolleyball.org

Mangosing was born in San Diego and raised in Virginia Beach, VA where she played club at Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club. As a libero at Ocean Lakes High School, Mangosing helped the Dolphins to the State 6A semifinals twice, including a finals appearance her senior season. She was named team Defensive MVP her senior season and set the school record with 493 digs. Mangosing was also a First-team All-State, All-Region and All-Conference selection.

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Since 2019

Bruna Maraccini

bruna.maraccini@trianglevolleyball.org

Bruna is originally from Brazil and moved to Apex when she was 15. While at Apex High School, she played as a setter, was the captain of the varsity volleyball team, and helped the team win three Conference Championships (getting very close to the State Championship each year). She was a member of USAV and an active club player in the Carolina Region where she received a few accolades for setting and serving. She supported multiple volleyball camps during that time, coaching younger kids and sharing her love for the sport.

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Since 2022

Allison Marble

allison.marble@trianglevolleyball.org

Marble is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where she attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School. As an outside hitter, Marble helped lead the Raiders to three consecutive state championships. Marble earned Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel All-Broward First Team honors in 2015 and 2016. Her prep career led to her selection as a 2016 PrepVolleyball.com All-America Highest Honorable Mention and an AVCA Under Armour All-America Honorable Mention.

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Since 2014

Lindsey (Hall) Marsh

lindsey.hall@trianglevolleyball.org

Marsh (formerly Hall), a North Carolina native, joined Triangle in 2014. She has served as head coach of 13 White and 13 Silver for numerous years. She has also been 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. Marsh 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.

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Since 2022

Shelby Martin Parker

shelby.martin@trianglevolleyball.org

Martin is originally from Dallas where she played club (setter) for Skyline Juniors and helped lead Skyline 16 Black to a USA division National Championship in 2015. She played for Waxahachie HS where she produced 695 kills, 847 assists, 126 aces and 91 blocks in her three-year varsity career. Martin was recruited to East Carolina University and earned Freshman of the Year honors (2017) for the American Athletic Conference and All-AAC Second Team honors both her Freshman and Sophomore seasons.

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Since 2014

Katy May

katy.may@trianglevolleyball.org

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).

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Since 2020

Katie McCullough '15

Assistant Director

katie.mccullough@trianglevolleyball.org

McCullough (fondly referred to as "Katie Mac") is a Triangle alumnae having played in Triangle blue for 5 years beginning at 14s through her senior year. McCullough was a two-sport athlete in high school finding success both on the volleyball court and the soccer field.

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Since 2021

Alissa McGuire

alissa.mcguire@trianglevolleyball.org

McGuire hails from Northern California and played for Saint Francis High School. McGuire guided her team to the state championship, Norcal championship, CCS championship and West Catholic League championship in 2010. They repeated the CCS championship in 2011. McGuire played club beginning at 9 years of age and played at the setter position for the renowned Vision Volleyball Club. Her team won the Gold Medal at the 2009 USAV Junior National Championships and she was the team captain of the Northern California High Performance team.

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Since 2016

Lauren McManus

Lauren.McManus@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2022

Haley Milne

haley.milne@trianglevolleyball.org

Milne is originally from Pittsfield, MA where she played volleyball at Taconic High School. She attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she played on the SHU women's club team. Milne graduated from SHU in 2019 with a BS in Psychology. She remained at SHU and received her Masters of Elementary Education in 2020.

In 2020, Milne relocated to North Carolina and began teaching at Research Triangle Charter Academy where she also served as the head middle school volleyball coach. She is currently a second grade teacher at Thales Academy in Apex.

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Since 2011

Michelle Panzl '10

Injury Prevention Coordinator, PT, DPT

michelle.panzl@trianglevolleyball.org

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).

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Since 2020

Nan Parrish '18

nan.parrish@trianglevolleyball.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.

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Since 2021

Tori Pearce '14

tori.pearce@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2018

Robert Penland

robert.penland@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2021

Alisha Peters

alisha.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2017

Dan Peters

dan.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2016

Julianne (Juli) Peters

juli.peters@trianglevolleyball.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.

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Since 2018

Reagan Petty

reagan.petty@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2022

Erica Phillips

erica.phillips@trianglevolleyball.org

Phillips is a former Triangle athlete who played middle blocker both her 15s and 16s year and also played at Sanderson High School as an outside/right side attacker. She attended UNC-Wlimington where she played on the Seahawks Women's Club Volleyball team all four years. Phillips graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC-W in 2022 with a teacher degree from UNC-W's Watson College of Education.

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Since 2022

Ella Philpot '22

ella.philpot@trianglevolleyball.org

Philpot played her 16-18 club seasons at Triangle, competing as a middle blocker on 16, 17, and 18 Black teams. Philpot helped lead both 17 Black and 18 Black to USAV Junior National's Open qualification in 2021 and 2022 respectively (2020 was cut short due to COVID-19). Philpot, along with her 17 Black teammates qualified Open in 2021 with a T3 finish at the Northeast Qualifier in Philadelphia. In 2022, Philpot and Triangle 18 Black qualified Open at SVT's Southeast 18s Qualifier in Atlanta with a T5 finish. As a standout on the D.H.

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Since 2021

Mary Alice Pike '04

maryalice.pike@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2021

Mileva Popovic

mileva.popovic@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2011

Brian Poppe

brian.poppe@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2019

Nicole Powers

nicole.powers@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2020

Perry Ramsey '14

perry.ramsey@trianglevolleyball.org

Ramsey joined the Triangle staff in 2020 following an outstanding playing career at the prep, collegiate and international stage. She played at Triangle for three seasons as a pin attacker and helped her 2012 17 Black finish 11th in 17 Open at the USAV Girls' Junior National Championships. She also starred at Chapel Hill High School, and garnered numerous awards including three-time All Conference, two-time News & Observer All-Metro Player, three-time All-Academic honors, and 2012 Max Preps Player of the Year.

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Since 2022

Lisa Riggsbee

Lisa.Riggsbee@trianglevolleyball.org

Riggsbee joins Triangle from Clemmons, NC where she was an outstanding prep athlete in volleyball, softball, basketball, and track and field. She earned West Forsyth's High School Athlete of the Year honors as a senior. She earned All-Conference volleyball honors as a setter both her junior and senior seasons.

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Since 2021

Emily Risch

emily.risch@trianglevolleyball.org

Risch is originally from upstate New York and moved to Raleigh after graduating college. As a middle blocker, Risch played both club and had a standout prep career at Bethlehem Central High School. She went on to play all four years at St. John Fisher College (DIII) where she was one of the primary blocking leaders for the Cardinals and helped them win their first conference championship her senior year.

Risch has worked with young people at the YMCA Bethlehem and coached for two seasons at VolleyFX in Rochester, New York at the 14s and 15s age levels.

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Since 2022

McKenna Ronan

mckenna.ronan@trianglevolleyball.org

Ronan is originally from Arizona where she began playing volleyball beginning at age 11. She played club volleyball throughout middle and high school for East Valley Juniors, Club Red, and Club Spiral. Ronan was a setter at Seton Catholic High School and she was named to All-Region and All-State First teams. Her high school team won three straight State Championships (2008-2010) and she was twice named Most Valuable Player (2009-2010).

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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 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 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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Since 2022

Mackenzie (Mac) Stafford '21

mac.stafford@trianglevolleyball.org

Stafford is an eight year veteran of Triangle Volleyball club, having made her first Triangle team at eleven years of age. She attended Holly Springs High School where she was a three-year starter and served as a team captain in 2020. At Holly Springs HS she earned Wake County Player of the Week honors and was named All-Conference twice.

Her freshman season at Meredith College, Stafford saw action in nine matches in the Avenging Angels historic 23-8 season that ended in the USA South Conference Championship match.

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Since 2013

Richard Tharrington

richard.tharrington@trianglevolleyball.org

Tharrington joined Triangle in 2013 and has coaching experience at the youth developmental, high school (Apex HS, Cardinal Gibbons & NRCA) and club levels. He has coached in the 11s-14s age groups as a head and resource coach and has been highly successful in both Carolina Region and interregional competition. In addition, he has led and assisted numerous camps and clinics, including Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program (YVP). He holds a Master's degree in coaching education and sports science from Ohio University.

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Since 2020

Lauren Tharrington '17

lauren.tharrington@trianglevolleyball.org

Tharrington, a member of Triangle's class of 2017, joins the coaching staff starting with the 2020 season. She spent eight club seasons in a Triangle uniform as a setter and competed on teams at the Black, Blue and White level. She helped set her 2016 17 White team to a runner-up finish at the Big South Qualifier and a top 20 finish at AAU Junior Nationals.

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Since 2020

Sarah Thomas

sarah.thomas@trianglevolleyball.org

Thomas hails from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, where she played volleyball since she was in elementary school. She played club volleyball at Synergy as a versatile front row attacker, seeing time as a middle blocker/opposite hitter and an outside hitter. For her high school, she was on the varsity team for all four seasons and earned numerous accolades, incuding Rookie of the Year, All-State team, All-District and All-Conference. Following her prep career, she enrolled at NC State University and competed on their top club team for four seasons.

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Since 2018

Abby (Dawson) Waterbury

abby.waterbury@trianglevolleyball.org

Waterbury (formerly Dawson) coached at Triangle Volleyball Club for three seasons (2019-2021) before relocating with her husband who is active military. Service is bringing Waterbury back to area again allowing her to rejoin Triangle's staff.

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Since 2022

Sarah Weavil

sarah.weavil@trianglevolleyball.org

Weavil hails from Winston-Salem, NC where she began playing volleyball in 7th grade. At William Peace University she played at both the setter and defensive specialist positions for two seasons. Weavil transferred nearer to home where she was the primary setter for Davidson-Davie Community College (DCCC). She earned her Associates degree at DCCC and entered UNC-Charlotte to continue her education and earn a Bachelor's degeree in Health Communications.

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Since 2015

Michael Webster

mike.webster@trianglevolleyball.org

Webster joined Triangle in 2015 with significant coaching experience at the club, high school, and collegiate levels. Webster and his family came to Raleigh from Atlanta, where he coached with A5 Volleyball Club and Mount Pisgah Christian School. At A5 he coached the 15-1 and 12-2 teams during his five years with the club, and guided the 15-1 team to USAV Nationals all four seasons as the head coach, including two Open bids and six tournament titles. 

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Since 2011

Emily Whitsett

emily.whitsett@trianglevolleyball.org

Whitsett graduated in 2010 from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in English. Whitsett was a four-year letter winner as a setter at Elon and served as captain both her junior and senior year. She earned the coach’s award in 2010, Academic All-Southern Conference, and Athletic Director Honor Roll. Whitsett originally hails from Pittsburgh and played four years on the Pine-Richland High School varsity team. In 2005 she led her high school team as captain to a state championship and was named all-state as a senior.

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Since 2019

Eric Wiles

eric.wiles@trianglevolleyball.org

Wiles joins Triangle Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 season with a wealth of on-court experience.  Growing up playing in the sand and on the hardwoods of Virginia Beach, Coach Wiles has surrounded himself with successful volleyball. 

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Since 2019

Nicole Willis

nicole.willis@trianglevolleyball.org

Willis is a Raleigh native and joins Triangle with considerable club and collegiate playing, as well as, coaching experience. Willis was an outstanding prep and club player, playing the majority of her club career at NC Elite. In 2009, Willis and her NC Elite team earned an 11th place finish in the American Division at USAV Junior Olympic National Championships. Willis played at Broughton High School where she helped her team win two CAP 7 conference championships and earned three CAP 7 All-Conference First-Team honors.

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