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 2023

Nolan Schmidt '21

nolan.schmidt@trianglevolleyball.org

Schmidt returns to Triangle after graduating from Belmont Abbey College where he played two seasons on the Crusader's Men's Varsity volleyball team. Schmidt, a middle blocker, played eight years of club including VC Nebraska, Front Range [CO], 303 Volleyball Club [CO] and Triangle. He played two seasons at Belmont Abbey College [DI/DII].

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Since 2022

Sarah Scott

sarah.scott@trianglevolleyball.org

Scott is originally from Broomfield, Colorado and began playing volleyball in 6th grade. Scott played for Broomfield High School earning All-Conference honors in 2015 and ranking fourth in all-time assists for the Eagles. Scott played five seasons for Juggernaut Volleyball as a setter and was recruited to William Peace University in 2016.

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Since 2017

Megan Shander

megan.shander@trianglevolleyball.org

Shander officially joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2017 as a student apprentice coach after working numerous camps and clinics, especially with Triangle's Youth Volleyball Program series. She was a former Triangle student-athlete until injuries sidelined her athletic career. 

Shander has served as served as a head coach in Triangle's 11's competitive club program and has led numerous All-Skills camps at Triangle's Summer Camps.

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Since 2021

Megan Shea

megan.shea@trianglevolleyball.org

Shea is orginally from Lake Norman where she was first introduced to volleyball in the third grade. She began playing club in sixth grade for Lake Norman Volleyball Club and played throughout her middle and high school years for the Community School of Davidson. She helped lead the Spartans to back-to-back NCHSAA 1A State Championships in 2016 and 2017. Shea also played club at Carolina Juniors and Precision Volleyball Clubs during her high school years. She has experience on the outside but played predominantly as a Libero/Defensive Specialist.

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Since 2023

Grace Shehadeh

grace.shehadeh@trianglevolleyball.org

Shehadeh is originally from Plano, Texas where she was a prep standout at Plano Senior HS. Shehadeh played club at perennial powerhouse Excel (NT) for her 17s and 18s seasons. At Excel she helped her teams qualify in both the USA and Open divisions and was named a "Player that Shined" by PrepVolleyball at USAV 18s Nationals.

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Since 2023

Kiley Shepard

kiley.shepard@trianglevolleyball.org

Shepard joins Triangle with considerable coaching experience at the high school and club level. As a DS/Libero, Shepard played club throughout high school (Club Red, NC Academy and Raleigh VBC). Her home school varsity high school team won the NC Home Education conference championship.

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Since 2021

Lande Simpson

lande.simpson@trianglevolleyball.org

Simpson is a Raleigh native who previously played club locally at both Triangle and NC Elite while attending Durham School of the Arts. At DSA she played on varsity for all four years. After graduating she was recruited to Brevard College where she played as a setter/OPP her freshman year. She transferred to NC State to pursue a degree in Communications and Public Relations. She continues to play on the NCSU Women's Club team.

She has prior club coaching experience at NC Elite where she coached at the 16s age level.

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Since 2020

Sydney Sozio

sydney.sozio@trianglevolleyball.org

Sozio returns to Triangle as a coaching staff member after have played at Triangle for her 14s-17s club seasons. During her time at Triangle, Sozio helped Triangle 16 Blue [2014] to top-five finishes at both the Big South Qualifier and the Lone Star Classic. She also was a four-year letterwinner and a captain at Middle Creek High School, where she starred as an a middle hitter/right side.

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Since 2019

Danielle Stachura

danielle.stachura@trianglevolleyball.org

Stachura is originially from Wisconsin, where she played as a setter for Coach Charlie Berg at Westosha Central High School. She played at the University of Mount Olive, appearing in 27 matches and posting a team-leading 351 assists as a freshman. Following her sophomore year, she transferred to Lincoln Memorial, where she competed on both the indoor and sand teams. In 2018, she won 7 matches at the No. 4 flight spot for the Lincoln Memorial beach team. She graduated from Lincoln Memorial with her Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

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Since 2022

Mackenzie (Mac) Stafford '21

mac.stafford@trianglevolleyball.org

Stafford is an eight year veteran of Triangle Volleyball club, having made her first Triangle team at eleven years of age. She attended Holly Springs High School where she was a three-year starter and served as a team captain in 2020. At Holly Springs HS she earned Wake County Player of the Week honors and was named All-Conference twice.

Her freshman season at Meredith College, Stafford saw action in nine matches in the Avenging Angels historic 23-8 season that ended in the USA South Conference Championship match.

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