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.
Geoff Hannert originally hails from Michigan, where his primary athletic endeavor was rowing/crew. As a junior crew member at Detroit Boat Club, he earned 7 medals, 2 golds, in 4 years at junior national competitions and competed in the Junior Olympics. Hannert attended Rutgers University and was part of the Nationally ranked lightweight crew. He founded and grew the first junior rowing program in the area with Raleigh Charter HS in 1999.READ MORE
Hermanson, originally from Ventura, California, played four years of high school volleyball. He attended UNC Chapel Hill, where he majored in history with a minor in geography, graduating in 2013. Hermanson continued to pursue his volleyball passion by playing for the UNC men's club volleyball team and helped them to a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCVF National Tournament. As an avid beach player, Hermanson first got involved in coaching by working summer beach volleyball camps for the city of Ventura’s Recreation Department from 2009-2011.READ MORE
Emily (Hendricks) Hermanson 'email@example.com
Hendricks, a Triangle alumna from the Class of 2012, joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2012 and has served as an assistant and head coach in the 11s, 12s, 13s, 15s, and 17s age groups. Most recently, she served as the head coach of 17 White for the 2020 seasons and 15 Blue for the 2019 season. In 2016 Hendricks helped to lead 17 White to a second-place finish in the American Division at the Big South Qualifier and a top 20 finish at AAU Junior Nationals.READ MORE
Originally from Greensboro, Holcomb played at Northwest Guilford High School and both indoor and sand at NC Power Volleyball Club and NC Sand, respectively. Holcomb played indoor club at UNC-G prior to transferring to UNC-W. At UNC-W, Holcomb helped create the UNC-W Competitive Beach Volleyball Club and served as the club's Vice-President.READ MORE
Anna Grace Holdfordannagrace.firstname.lastname@example.org
Holdford is originally from Wilimington, NC where she began playing volleyball at the age of 12. As a setter and prep standout at Coastal Christian High School, Holdford served as team captain her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She was a three-time All Conference honoree being named Coastal Rivers Conference Player of the Year in 2017. Holdford was selected as a NCISAA 2A All-State honoree in both 2015 and 2017. She totaled 3000 career assists for the Centurions, with 883 as a senior setter.READ MORE
Holmes hails from south Florida where she was a multi-sport athlete in high school. Among her accolades she helped to lead her women's basketball team to a state title. Collegiately, Holmes played one year at Savannah State University before transferring to the University of Central Florida. At UCF Holmes played club volleyball and coached at Orlando Volleyball Association (formerly OVA).READ MORE
IN LOVING MEMORY...
Our hearts were deeply saddened when we lost CJ (Ceej) on February 8, 2021. His memory, spirit and love of all things volleyball will forever live in our gym. He will always be a part of Triangle and his bio will remain in its space.
#play4CJ | #livelikeCJ | #ceejtheday
April 8, 1991 - February 8, 2021READ MORE
A North Carolina native from the Piedmont area, Julia has both high school, junior club (Brick City VBC), and collegiate club playing experience. An avid volleyball player (sand and indoor) and coach, Julia has coached junior girls’ volleyball for four club seasons including 14U and 16U teams at Carolina Spike Force. Most recently Julia head coached a 14U team at Twin City Volleyball Academy.
Julia recently graduated UNC-Greensboro after earning a BA in Psychology. Her move to the Raleigh area coincides with her pursuit of an MSW at UNC.READ MORE