Coaching Staff

Holly Paton

Paton joined Triangle in 2016 and is an avid indoor and outdoor player. She grew up playing volleyball alongside her two older sisters. She was an outside hitter at Sanderson High School in Raleigh and played club as well, including a year during Triangle's inaugural season in 2003. Paton was recruited to East Carolina University where she played her freshman year and graduated in 2013 with both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in recreational therapy.

Paton has coached a variety of age levels including two years at ECJVC while attending ECU and one year at NC Elite.

Paton is currently working as an outpatient mental health therapist for Hope Services.

Sarah Patterson

Patterson is originally from Roanoke, Virginia but relocated to the Tampa area in 2010. Patterson grew up around volleyball as her mom played in college at East Tennessee State and her dad was a coach. She began playing volleyball in 5th grade and played club at Tampa Bay Juniors and Tampa United. After the family returned to Roanoke her junior year, Patterson played for Roanoke United.

While attending Hidden Valley High School, Patterson was named a two-time Virginia All-State honoree. Patterson was recruited as a setter to James Madison University where she is ranked in the top five for career assists and assist average and in the top 10 for single season assists and assist average. As a senior Patterson was named All-CAA Second Team and was selected for the JUM Athletics Director Scholar-Athlete Award. Patterson graduated from JMU with a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in elementary education. She moved to Raleigh in 2017 to teach 2nd grade at Horton’s Creek Elementary in Cary.

Patterson has considerable coaching experience including numerous summers at JMU volleyball camps and high school satellite camps. She has also coached at Hidden Valley High School and Roanoke College camps. While working on her master’s degree at JMU, Patterson served as an assistant coach for the 15-1 team at Roanoke United. Most recently, Patterson was the assistant coach for 15 Blue and is a lead for many setting camps. 

Kyle Peck

Peck joined Triangle in 2013 and has served as an assistant coach on both the girls’ and boys’ teams. He works full time as a graphic designer at THREE, a market research agency in Cary. Through college he played on the NC State men’s club team and was named NCVF First Team All-Tournament for three years. Kyle was a volunteer assistant for the NC State women’s team for the 2014 season and has also directed his own summer volleyball camp.

Robert Penland

Robert is originally from Greensboro where he was first introduced to sand volleyball while in high school. Throughout college he participated in both sand and indoor volleyball and continues to participate in both recreationally. He became interested in coaching when his daughter’s picked up the sport. He has actively coached at area clubs (Club Red, NC Elite, and CHAVC) since 2012 and is USAV CAP II certified. Most recently Robert head coached CHAVC 14 Purple. Throughout his coaching career, he has served as both a head and assistant club coach at age levels ranging from 14-17.

Robert graduated from NC State with degrees in Architectural Technology and Computer/Electrical Engineering. He works at Rendering House where he develops applications for Apple devices. He is also a free-lance website manager for a variety of clients. Robert and his wife Kym live in Cary and have two daughters, Ariel and Kaylie.


Samantha Perillo

Perillo is originally from Wilmington, Delaware and recently relocated to the RTP area. Perillo has been playing volleyball since she was five years old and has competed at the high school, club and Division III collegiate level. At Wilmington Friends High School she played varsity for four seasons for the Quakers under head coach Barbara Trinsey. Perillo was named Second Team All-State as a sophomore, junior and senior, and she helped the team earn the Barbara Vierra Sportsmanship Award all four years. She played club volleyball for Brandywine Volleyball Club and was recruited to Division III Stevenson University in Maryland. Perillo had a decorated career as a four-year starting libero at Stevenson, including being named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year and the Middle Atlantic Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2015. She was a 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and a three-time AVCA Division II Honorable Mention All-America honoree and a three-time All-Commonwealth Conference First Team selection.

After completing her indoor eligibility, Perillo spent two years competing on the Stevenson University’s Beach Volleyball varsity team, from 2016-2017, while completing graduate school.  She then moved into coaching, becoming the Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at Stevenson from 2017 until 2019. Perillo graduated from Stevenson in 2014 with a B.S. in Business Communications and completed her M.S. in Communications Sciences in 2017.

Dan Peters

Peters joined Triangle in 2017 following many years as a Triangle parent. Peters grew up in New Jersey and played for New Jersey Institute of Technology as a starting middle blocker for three years, leading the team in hitting percentage and earning all-conference honors as a senior. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and currently works at Brady Services in Morrisville.

Peters has always enjoyed coaching volleyball and recently has served as a coach for a recreation league in Fuquay-Varina.

Reagan Petty

Petty is originally from Nashville where she played both prep and club volleyball beginning at a young age. She attended Centennial High School and won numerous accoldates, including two-time district all-tournament team and two-time first team all-state. She played for Alliance and helped her team win the 2011 Mideast Qualifier. Her club teams earned top 20 finishes at USAV Junior Nationals in three consecutive seasons, including a ninth-place finish in 2010. Petty was named to the Defensive Dandies list and began her collegiate career at University of Alabama before transferring to Wofford College, where she earned Academic All-Southern Conference Team honors and graduated with a degree in art history.

Petty began coaching while playing club at Alliance. She has coached the Alliance Fall League and assisted with a 12U team. In addition, she has summer camp coaching experience at both Alabama and Wofford. Petty is currently attending UNC Chapel Hill in pursuit of a master's degree in American Studies.

Brian Poppe

Poppe is originally from Florida and joined Triangle in 2011. Poppe has served as a resource coach and has been head coach of Triangle 18 Black Boys since its formation in 2013. Poppe's playing experience includes juniors in Tampa and with the University of South Florida club team. Poppe earned a bachelor's degree in psychology while attending USF. Poppe and his wife, Kisha, have two daughters, Leah and Brooke.

Nicole Powers

Powers recently relocated to the triangle area from California. Originally from Northern California, Powers played club at perennial powerhouse clubs such as Golden Bear and NorCal. In her seven seasons with NorCal she helped her team qualify for nationals five times. In 2012 she earned the club’s “NorCal Award” for competitiveness, sportsmanship and leadership and was named All-NorCal Player of the Year.

She played libero for three years at Amador Valley High School and was named All-EBAL Honorable Mention at the position twice. Her senior year she transferred to San Ramon Valley HS and became the team’s setter and collected nearly 1,000 assists that season.

Powers was recruited to St. Mary’s College where injuries sidelined her ability to contribute fully on the court. She graduated St. Mary’s in 2018 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Powers plans to apply to law schools in central NC in the near future.