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.
Brieana (Brie) Saurbrieana.email@example.com
Saur was raised in the Charlotte area where she began playing volleyball in middle school. She played club at CUVC for three years and completed her club career at Carolina Juniors (CJV). Upon graduation from Weddington High School, Saur attended NC State and joined the NC State Women’s Club Volleyball team. She served as the club’s Vice-President, President, captain, and coach over her four-years and was an accomplished setter. She earned First-Team All-Tournament honors at Club Nationals her freshman season at NCSU and MVP at nationals her sophomore year.READ MORE
Brianna Schmid 'firstname.lastname@example.org
Schmid is back at Triangle where she played club for two seasons as a middle blocker. Schmid was a member of Triangle 18 Blue, who "double qualified" for USAV Nationals (3rd place Big South, 1st place Disney Volleyball Showcase). Schmid was a stand-out at Franklin Academy; recording 500 career kills and earning First-Team All-Conference and MVP her junior year.READ MORE
Scopel learned to play volleyball at a very young age when he was introduced to the game by his mother who was an avid sand and indoor player. Limited access to boys' competitive volleyball opportunities did not deter his interest so he played in local leagues where he remains an active participant.
In 2021 he formed the first boys' team at Fuquay Revolution where he served as the head coach. He also worked on the girls' side as a resource coach.
Scopel is currently attending Wake Technical College.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Katie Slay 'email@example.com
Slay returned to Triangle in 2017 where she played club her sophomore through senior years. She was a member of the 18 Black team that "double-qualified" for USAV Junior Nationals in the Open Division by finishing second at the Mideast Qualifier and winning the championship at the Lone Star Classic. Slay was a four-year varsity letter winner and two-year captain at Wakefield High School in Raleigh where she was named Cap-7 All-Conference and Cap-7 Academic All-Conference three times. In 2009 she was named Cap-7 Conference and News & Observer Volleyball Player of the Year.READ MORE
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  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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Mackenzie (Mac) Stafford 'firstname.lastname@example.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.READ MORE