Coaching Staff

Steven Abbott

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 2010-2014 as a DS/Libero. Before coming to Triangle, Abbott coached with Heart of Virginia volleyball club with the 15's national team as well as serving as the Varsity Head Coach of Trinity Academy in Raleigh for two years. At Triangle, Abbott has filled a variety of roles, working with both our boys and girls programs. Most recently, he served as the Head Coach for 15 Steel. 

"I coach at Triangle because it's a place where I feel at home. The administration and other coaches care about people on a personal level and they are willing to do whatever they can to help you be successful. Triangle's mission of developing the whole person creates a gym full of athletes that are not just great volleyball players, but great people who are a pleasure to coach." 

Abbott currently resides in Raleigh where he works as a graphic designer.

Julie Allen

Allen joined Triangle in 2009 and has served as both a head and assistant coach of teams in the 13s-15s age groups. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Allen played at the University of Rochester while earning a bachelor's degree in psychology. Allen moved to North Carolina in 2006 and currently works in Cary for Carolina Advanced Digital.

Scott Allen

Allen joined Triangle in 2013 as a resource coach. An NC State grad, he hails originally from Charlotte and currently works in the UNC Healthcare IT department. Allen was a member of the fencing team while at NC State and also enjoys running and playing ultimate frisbee. Allen and his wife, Julie, live in Pittsboro.

Olani Allen

Allen joined Triangle in 2014 and has worked primarily with the 14s-16s age groups. Allen began playing volleyball in 7th grade and continued at Apex High School and in club volleyball, including one year for Triangle. Upon high school graduation Allen attended Appalachian State University where she played three years of club volleyball. She graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. After graduation she went on to earn a master's degree in global media and culture from Keele University in England. Allen has worked as a volunteer assistant at Apex High School and coached with the program every summer from 2009-2015. Allen currently works at the Duke University Career Center as the recruiting coordinator. 

Mady Arles

Arles is originally from Richmond, Virginia where she was an avid swimmer. In middle school she picked up volleyball and it quickly became her favorite sport. Arles was a four-year starter for St. Catherine’s HS and served as team captain both her junior and senior year. She remains her high school’s all-time leader in assists and was instrumental in her team winning the League of Independent Schools championship. An accomplished setter, Arles played club at Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) and was recruited to Emory University.

At Emory, she finished her four-year career ranked 8th on the school’s all-time ladder with 2,233 assists. Her senior year she was named an AVCA First Team All-American. Additionally, Arles was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in the December 13, 2018 edition and was named the NCAA Division III Championship’s Most Outstanding player.

Arles has coached for numerous years in numerous volleyball camps and clinics at RVC and Emory. Arles graduated Emory in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in both Neuroscience and Psychology. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Clinical Psychology Department.