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 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 2022

Johnathan Gay '16

johnathan.gay@trianglevolleyball.org

Johnathan is originally from Moyock, NC and attended North Carolina School of Science and Math, a resident-based high school, his junior and senior years. Johnathan played for Triangle Boys 18 Black his senior year as a middle blocker. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill where he was a member of the UNC Chapel Hill Men's Club Volleyball Team and served as the UNC-Women's Volleyball Team Manager.

Johnathan has coached club since 2021, serving as a girls' 16U Head Coach at ARVC and as a 17s assistant coach at Beach Elite.

 

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Since 2021

Theo Gioles

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach, NASM-PES, CES

theo.gioles@trianglevolleyball.org

Gioles grew up in Long Island, NY playing a variety of sports including volleyball (setter). He attended and played 4 years of college tennis at Farmingdale State College in New York earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management (2011).

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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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