Coaching Staff

Brian Bacchi

brian.bacchi@trianglevolleyball.org

Bacchi joined the Triangle staff in 2013. White he has primarily served as ahead coach in the 14-16's age group, he has participated as a resource coach across all age groups in the club. During the 2017 season, as the head coach of 15 Steel, he led his team to the championship of the Club Division at Capitol Hill Classic. For his diligence and passionate approach to coaching, Bacchi was the recipient of the 2018 Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award. Most recently, he served as the Head Coach for 15 White.  Bacchi has also served as an assistant coach for the JV and Varsity teams at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh since 2017.

Originally from New York, Bacchi played Division III volleyball at Vassar College, seeing time both as a Middle Blocker and an Opposite. In 2008, his team finished as runner-up in the Molten Division III Championship. He relocated to North Carolina to complete his Master's Degree at UNC Chapel Hill and he currently resides in Durham with his wife, Amanda, and works as a speech-language pathologist at Duke Hospital. 

 

 

 

 

Enid Badillo

enid.badillo@trianglevolleyball.org

Badillo joined Triangle in 2012 with a wealth of volleyball coaching experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. Badillo hails from Puerto Rico where she first developed her interest in volleyball playing on both her middle and high school teams. Since she moved to the United States, Badillo has served as an assistant coach at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon, head coach at Raleigh Charter High School, assistant coach at Peace College, and JV head coach and varsity assistant coach at Broughton High School; she also has worked as a club coach in the area since 1992. At Triangle Badillo has served as assistant coach of 13 Black and 14 Black and head coach of 14 Blue. Badillo lives in Clayton with her daughter, Maya.

Logan Barber

logan.barber@trianglevolleyball.org

Assistant Director

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. Barber also is the head coach for Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and led the Crusaders to state championships in 3A in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and in 4A in 2015. In 2012 Barber received Triangle's Sam Casey Caram Excellence in Coaching Award, which is presented to the coach who best demonstrates exemplary dedication and commitment to the mission and goals of Triangle Volleyball Club.

Barber’s contributions have been instrumental to the success of some large projects at Triangle, including MAPL Raleigh, City of Oaks, Score the Floor, and the 2013 gym expansion. Originally from Greensboro, Barber has lived in Raleigh since he attended NC State where he graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in creative writing. He also played for the NC State men's club team. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife, Logan, and his twin boys Isaac and Beckett. 

Jessi Bartholomew

jessi.bartholomew@trianglevolleyball.org

Bartholomew, an Atlanta area native, is a recent graduate of Duke University where she received her BA in Psychology. Bartholomew gained coaching experience while at Duke working in summer camps, as well as returning to coach camps and clinics at A5 and A5 South (her prior clubs) during her breaks. As a member of the Duke Volleyball team, she was a senior captain and a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree. Bartholomew played her high school volleyball at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg, Georgia for coach Amber McClure, where she was an Under Armour High School All-America selection and the Georgia 6A State Player of the Year. She currently resides in Durham, where she enjoys traveling and cooking in her spare time.

Faith Bauserman

faith.bauserman@trianglevolleyball.org

Bauserman joined Triangle in 2012. Originally from Tennessee, Bauserman has played volleyball since the seventh grade. In addition to high school volleyball she played six years of club at NETVC and intramural volleyball at East Tennessee State University.

Bauserman has coached at high school and YMCA volleyball camps and has always been actively involved in her community serving as a lifeguard, youth leader, mentor, tutor, hospital volunteer, and camp counselor. Bauserman earned a bachelor's degree in human services and early childhood education from East Tennessee State in 2011. Bauserman served as the assistant coach of 12 Blue in 2013, 2016, and 2017, and as the assistant coach of 12 Black in 2014 and 2015. She also coaches YVP throughout the year. Bauserman currently works as a nanny in Chapel Hill while attending school to become a dental hygienist.

Ally Beckman '15

ally.beckman@trianglevolleyball.org

Beckman returns home to Triangle where she played club for the 2012-2015 club seasons and was also a standout setter at Apex High School. At Apex she played varsity for four-years, leading the team to conference titles in 2011, 2012, and 2013. She earned Second Team Under Armour All American honors and was selected to The News and Observer’s All-Metro team in 2013.

At College of Charleston [CofC] Ally was an immediate contributor and is among a short list of CofC freshman to eclipse 1,000 assists in a single season. She earned Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookie Team and All-CAA Third team honors both her freshman and sophomore years. Her junior year she earned AVCA All-East Region Honorable Mention and was named CAA Setter of the Year and All-CAA First Team honors. Her senior year play led her to being ranked third in the nation in total assists as she surpassed the 5,000-assist career mark and earned All-CAA Second Team honors.

Beckman is an equally capable sand player having qualified twice for USA Beach National Tour and being named Carolina Region Junior Beach Volleyball U16 Player of the Year in 2012. At College of Charleston Beckman excelled in the beach for all four seasons. She is tied for second in all-time career wins and earned AVCA Top Flight recognition at four’s her senior year. She finished her career with the fifth best career winning percentage (0.629).

Beckman graduated CofC in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and is planning to attend PA school in the future.

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. 

Though Blum has served in many facets at Triangle, she has a true passion for service, and in 2018 was honored with the Mary Beth Finegan Service Award for her volunteer work with the Veteran sitting volleyball team and Gigi's Playhouse. In her time at Triangle, she has worked several teams, but the majority of her time has been spent with the 13's and 14's age groups in both Head and Assistant roles. Most recently, Blum served as Head Coach for both 12 Steel (a first year team) and 14U Boys. She also serves as a lead clinician for many camps and clinics and works closely with the Town of Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Dept to help facilitate their summer volleyball league. Blum currently lives in Raleigh with her husband Greg and her daughters Adalynn and Emery. 

 

 

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.

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.

Brewington was recruited as a setter to Presbyterian College [SC] where she played all four years. Despite being sidelined twice with ACL injuries requiring surgery she amassed 1198 career assists which ranks fifth in the Blue Hose record book. Brewington graduated Presbyterian College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration.

Brewington lives in Holly Springs and works for Primoris Services Corporation while also working part-time for Ocean & Company as their head of Customer Service.

Brittany Brown

brittany.brown@trianglevolleyball.org

Brown grew up in Arizona, where she began playing volleyball in middle school. She continued her playing career into high school, where she competed for Cactus Shadows High School, and in club for Arizona Volleyball Academy (AVA) from her 14u-17u years.

Brown received her bachelor's degree in Health Education, and earned her Master's Degree in Human and Family Development with a Child Life Specialization, both from Arizona State University. She has coaching experience at the middle school and high school level, and most recently coached club volleyball in Arizona. Brown was an assistant and head coach for 13u at Revolution and and a 15u assistant coach at Alliance Volleyball Academy.

Brown relocated to Raleigh to work in the pediatric intensive care unit at WakeMed. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her family/friends.

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 the Lady Vol Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. 

From 1992-2000 Bugg served as co-director and head coach of the North Dallas Juniors Volleyball Association. During her time with North Dallas she helped over 80 student-athletes earn athletic scholarships and won several North Texas Region and Tour of Texas championships. Bugg has made 18 trips to USAV nationals as a coach. 

She has over 30 years of coaching experience at the middle school, high school, club, and collegiate levels. She has served as head coach of high school programs in Texas, Utah, and West Virginia, and has 22 years of club coaching experience. In 2014 Bugg was named USA Volleyball Outstanding Female Coach. Bugg has served as the head coach of 18 Black, 17 Black, and 15 Black. Her 2010 18 Black team became the first team from North Carolina to “double-qualify” in 18 Open at USAV Junior Nationals; she led them to victory at the Lone Star Classic and a T-15 finish at Junior Nationals. In 2011 she led 18 Black to a third-place finish at the Big South Qualifier, qualifying in Open for the second consecutive year. In 2011, 18 Black finished 13th at USAV Junior Nationals – the highest finish in the Open Division of any North Carolina team in history. In 2012 Bugg led 17 Black to qualify in Open at the Lone Star Classic by placing third in the tournament. This was the first ever Open bid at the 17s age group in Triangle history. Bugg has mentored hundreds of Division I athletes, including 7 All-Americans. 

 

 

Elizabeth "Liz" Burke

liz.burke@trianglevolleyball.org

Burke moved to Raleigh and joined Triangle in 2015, and she is currently working at Fidelity Investments as a software engineer. Originally from Roanoke, Virginia, and a graduate of Virginia Tech, Burke played at Hidden Valley High School and club throughout her high school career. She continues to play in adult leagues in the Raleigh area, both indoor and outdoor. Burke's coaching experience includes both middle school and high school volleyball camps. At Triangle, Burke has served as an assistant coach in the 13s age group and resourced teams from 12s to 16s. She has been an active contributor throughout her time at Triangle having filled in for coaches with unavoidable conflicts at team competition and travel trips.