Coaching Staff

Abigail (Abby) Dawson

Dawson joins Triangle with considerable years of both playing and coaching experience. She played for Notre Dame Academy during her sophomore and junior year before transferring to Paul VI Catholic High School where she played senior year. Dawson played for Northern Virginia Volleyball Academy (NVVA) throughout middle and high school. She attended college at the Virginia Military Institute where she created the Women’s Club Volleyball program. She graduated VMI in 2014 with a BS in Biology.

Dawson has both head and assistant coaching experience at the club level working with athletes 13-16s at Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club (CAV). She served as an Assistant Club Director for the 2018/2018 club season. Dawson has also served as a middle school, high school JV assistant and varsity head coach.

Dawson currently works at IQVIA as an Operations Specialist.

Latacha De Oliveira

De Oliveira joins Triangle with over twenty-five years of volleyball coaching and playing experience. Originally from Utah, Oliveira was a three-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball and softball. She earned All-Conference and All-State team selections in all three sports each year of her high school career. Volleyball quickly became her passion which she has turned into a successful coaching career at both the club and high school levels, as well as in the beach game.

De Oliveira previously coached for five years at NC Volleyball Academy; most recently as the head coach of 13 Diamond. In the 2019 club season, De Oliveira led 13 Diamond to qualify ‘at-large’ in the 13 USA division after earning a fourth place finish at the Sunshine Volleyball Classic in Orlando. That same season at the USA Volleyball Girls’ National Championships in Indianapolis, De Oliveira’s 13s team earned an impressive third place finish (13 USA division). Additionally, De Oliveira has been a key contributor to NC Academy’s middle school and youth development programs.

De Oliveira also serves as the varsity assistant coach at Durham Academy where she helped the team earn a final four appearance in 2018 and land in the state championship finals in 2019. De Oliveira’s coaching passion extends to the beach game where she serves as a year-round beach coach at Sinjin Beach-Raleigh. She is also involved in coaching p1440 elite junior beach athletes under the direction of Kerri Walsh.

De Oliveira and her husband, Adam, live in Cary with their five children, Miranda, Nicole, Junior, Josh and Jacob.


Malcolm Deans

Deans joined Triangle in 2013. He is currently a Spanish teacher, varsity volleyball coach, and assistant athletic director at Wake Christian Academy. His volleyball team won the TISAC conference in 2014. Deans has over 22 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. 

Deans and his wife, Pamela, live in Fuquay-Varina with their daughter. He enjoys doing mission work in Latin American countries and spending time with his family.

Kendall Douglas

Douglas joined the Triangle staff in 2017. Originally hailing from Greenville, NC, Douglas currently lives in Cary where she works for H&H Homes. Douglas graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Psychology and, during her time as a Tar Heel, was also the manager for the women's volleyball team for 3 seasons. Douglas was introduced to volleyball in third grade by her older sister, Caroline (Triangle Class of 2011). She attended J.H. Rose High School and was a four year Varsity letter winner. Douglas played eight club seasons for ECJVC. Along with her considerable club playing experience, Douglas has coaching experience as an assistant coach at ECJVC, as a head coach at NC Elite, and starting her 3rd season as an assistant coach at Triangle.

Bridget Dunnivan

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.

In addition to working full time at IBM as a Project Executive, Bridget is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer. Bridget has a business degree from the Philippine School of Business Administration. Bridget and her husband Rick live in Durham and have a, son Brent and one step-daughter Katie.

Kaelyn Dyson

Dyson is returning to the triangle area where she grew up in Holly Springs. She played volleyball beginning in middle school and was a three-year letter winner at Holly Springs High School. She earned All-Conference First Team honors in 2013 and was also name the Most Outstanding Player. Dyson also played club volleyball at Club Red. Dyson was recruited as a middle blocker to Gardner-Webb University where she played all four years. She graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Dyson gained coaching experience while at Gardner-Webb working in summer camps and clinics.

Dyson lives in Morrisville and currently is employed by Verizon Business.