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.
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.READ MORE
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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.READ MORE
Bethel grew up in High Point and began playing volleyball in middle school. He was a regular scrimmage player against the girls' teams at Proehlific Power Volleyball Club and also played sand for the same club.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE