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 2020

Perry Ramsey '14

perry.ramsey@trianglevolleyball.org

Ramsey joined the Triangle staff in 2020 following an outstanding playing career at the prep, collegiate and international stage. She played at Triangle for three seasons as a pin attacker and helped her 2012 17 Black finish 11th in 17 Open at the USAV Girls' Junior National Championships. She also starred at Chapel Hill High School, and garnered numerous awards including three-time All Conference, two-time News & Observer All-Metro Player, three-time All-Academic honors, and 2012 Max Preps Player of the Year.

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Since 2022

Forrest Rife

forrest.rife@trianglevolleyball.org

Rife is originally from Pennsylvania where he began playing volleyball in middle school. A club player beginning at 12s through his senior year, Rife played for Yorktowne, Spooky Nook and East Coast Power.

Rife was recruited and played outside hitter at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for three seasons before focusing on his academics. Rife graduated in 2020 from IUP with a BS degree in Geoscience and a minor in Regional Planning.

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Since 2022

Lisa Riggsbee

Lisa.Riggsbee@trianglevolleyball.org

Riggsbee joins Triangle from Clemmons, NC where she was an outstanding prep athlete in volleyball, softball, basketball, and track and field. She earned West Forsyth's High School Athlete of the Year honors as a senior. She earned All-Conference volleyball honors as a setter both her junior and senior seasons.

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Since 2021

Emily Risch

emily.risch@trianglevolleyball.org

Risch is originally from upstate New York and moved to Raleigh after graduating college. As a middle blocker, Risch played both club and had a standout prep career at Bethlehem Central High School. She went on to play all four years at St. John Fisher College (DIII) where she was one of the primary blocking leaders for the Cardinals and helped them win their first conference championship her senior year.

Risch has worked with young people at the YMCA Bethlehem and coached for two seasons at VolleyFX in Rochester, New York at the 14s and 15s age levels.

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Since 2022

Amanda Robertson

amanda.robertson@trianglevolleyball.org

Robertson is originally from Roxboro where she was a prep standout middle blocker at Person High School. She was a three-time PrepVolleyball.com All-America selection and listed among the Top 50 recruits in the country. Robertson helped Person High School win back-to-back 4A NCHSAA State Championships in 2006 and 2007.

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Since 2022

McKenna Ronan

mckenna.ronan@trianglevolleyball.org

Ronan is originally from Arizona where she began playing volleyball beginning at age 11. She played club volleyball throughout middle and high school for East Valley Juniors, Club Red, and Club Spiral. Ronan was a setter at Seton Catholic High School and she was named to All-Region and All-State First teams. Her high school team won three straight State Championships (2008-2010) and she was twice named Most Valuable Player (2009-2010).

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