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 2011

Michelle Panzl '10

Director of Athlete Health, Wellness and Injury Prevention, PT, DPT

michelle.panzl@trianglevolleyball.org

Since joining the Triangle staff in 2011, Panzl (Fadool) has served as a student apprentice coach, assistant coach, and national team head coach in the 13-17s age groups. As a head coach Panzl has had two appearances in National Qualifier Gold division finals with 17 White (2017) and 14 White (2014).

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Since 2022

Shelby Martin Parker

Assistant Director

shelby.martin@trianglevolleyball.org

Martin is originally from Dallas where she played club (setter) for Skyline Juniors and helped lead Skyline 16 Black to a USA division National Championship in 2015. She played for Waxahachie HS where she produced 695 kills, 847 assists, 126 aces and 91 blocks in her three-year varsity career. Martin was recruited to East Carolina University and earned Freshman of the Year honors (2017) for the American Athletic Conference and All-AAC Second Team honors both her Freshman and Sophomore seasons.

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Since 2020

Nan Parrish '18

nan.parrish@trianglevolleyball.org

Parrish returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member starting with the 2020-2021 club season, following an eight-year career at Triangle as a student-athlete. She competed on the Triangle 18 Blue squad that qualified for USAV 18s Nationals in 18 USA Division after finishing in third place at the Northeast Qualifier. She also played high school volleyball at Broughton High School, helping the Capitals to the 3rd and 4th round of the playoffs in her final two seasons. She was an Honorable Mention All-CAP 7 performer and an Academic All-Conference honoree.

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Since 2021

Tori Pearce '14

tori.pearce@trianglevolleyball.org

Pearce (Triangle Class of 2014) returns to Triangle after an impressive playing career at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU-DI). Pearce began playing volleyball in 6th grade and played at Riverside High School in Durham and helped to bring three conference championships to the powerhouse school during her four-year varsity career. She was a three-time team Defensive Player-of-the-Year and was named All-Conference and Team MVP as a senior.

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Since 2018

Robert Penland

robert.penland@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2017

Dan Peters

dan.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

Peters joined Triangle in 2017 following many years as a Triangle parent. He attended New Jersey Institute of Technology where he played as a middle blocker, starting at the position for three of his four years in the program. As a senior he led the team in hitting percentage and earned All-EIVA honors. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and went on to play both beach and indoor club volleyball after graduating. He currently works at Brady Services in Morrisville.

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Since 2016

Julianne (Juli) Peters

juli.peters@trianglevolleyball.org

Peters hails from Fuquay-Varina and is a graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, where she lettered for four years in volleyball as a pin attacker and setter. She was the recipient of the 2015 NCHSAA 4A Sportsmanship Award and won state championships all four years at Cardinal Gibbons. Peters also competed for seven years with Triangle and during that time reached the finals match of 28 tournaments, including four national tournaments and six Carolina Region Championship tournaments. She was also a two-time All Carolina Region selection.

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Since 2018

Reagan Petty

reagan.petty@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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Since 2022

Erica Phillips

erica.phillips@trianglevolleyball.org

Phillips is a former Triangle athlete who played middle blocker both her 15s and 16s year and also played at Sanderson High School as an outside/right side attacker. She attended UNC-Wlimington where she played on the Seahawks Women's Club Volleyball team all four years. Phillips graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC-W in 2022 with a teacher degree from UNC-W's Watson College of Education.

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Since 2022

Ella Philpot '22

ella.philpot@trianglevolleyball.org

Philpot played her 16-18 club seasons at Triangle, competing as a middle blocker on 16, 17, and 18 Black teams. Philpot helped lead both 17 Black and 18 Black to USAV Junior National's Open qualification in 2021 and 2022 respectively (2020 was cut short due to COVID-19). Philpot, along with her 17 Black teammates qualified Open in 2021 with a T3 finish at the Northeast Qualifier in Philadelphia. In 2022, Philpot and Triangle 18 Black qualified Open at SVT's Southeast 18s Qualifier in Atlanta with a T5 finish. As a standout on the D.H.

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Since 2021

Mary Alice Pike '04

maryalice.pike@trianglevolleyball.org

PIke returns to Triangle where she was a former student-athlete and among those in Triangle's first graduating class of seniors (2004). Pike was a standout at Cresset Christian Academy earning three conference player of the year awards, All-Conference, and All-State recognition. Pike was recruited to Liberty University where she played four seasons for the Flames. Pike became a dominant right-side hitter earning Big South Player of the Week honors her junior season and ranking second among the Flames in both kills and assists. Pike graduated Liberty in 2008 with a degree in Kineisology.

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Since 2011

Brian Poppe

brian.poppe@trianglevolleyball.org

Poppe is originally from Orlando, Florida and joined Triangle in 2011. Poppe has been the head coach of Triangle 18u Boys since its inception in 2013, and has served as a resource coach for other Triangle squads. Poppe's playing experience includes juniors in Tampa and with the University of South Florida (USF) club team. He also played in sand events throughout the state of Florida. Poppe earned a bachelor's degree in psychology while attending USF. He now works as an Intensive Family Preservation Specialist with Children's Home Society of NC.

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Since 2019

Nicole Powers

nicole.powers@trianglevolleyball.org

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.

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