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 2018

Abby (Dawson) Waterbury

Waterbury (formerly Dawson) coached at Triangle Volleyball Club for three seasons (2019-2021) before relocating with her husband who is active military. Service is bringing Waterbury back to area again allowing her to rejoin Triangle's staff.

Since 2022

Sarah Weavil

Weavil hails from Winston-Salem, NC where she began playing volleyball in 7th grade. At William Peace University she played at both the setter and defensive specialist positions for two seasons. Weavil transferred nearer to home where she was the primary setter for Davidson-Davie Community College (DCCC). She earned her Associates degree at DCCC and entered UNC-Charlotte to continue her education and earn a Bachelor's degeree in Health Communications.

Since 2015

Michael Webster

Webster joined Triangle in 2015 with significant coaching experience at the club, high school, and collegiate levels. Webster and his family came to Raleigh from Atlanta, where he coached with A5 Volleyball Club and Mount Pisgah Christian School. At A5 he coached the 15-1 and 12-2 teams during his five years with the club, and guided the 15-1 team to USAV Nationals all four seasons as the head coach, including two Open bids and six tournament titles. 

Since 2011

Emily Whitsett

Whitsett graduated in 2010 from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in English. Whitsett was a four-year letter winner as a setter at Elon and served as captain both her junior and senior year. She earned the coach’s award in 2010, Academic All-Southern Conference, and Athletic Director Honor Roll. Whitsett originally hails from Pittsburgh and played four years on the Pine-Richland High School varsity team. In 2005 she led her high school team as captain to a state championship and was named all-state as a senior.

Since 2019

Eric Wiles

Wiles joins Triangle Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 season with a wealth of on-court experience.  Growing up playing in the sand and on the hardwoods of Virginia Beach, Coach Wiles has surrounded himself with successful volleyball. 

Since 2019

Nicole Willis

Willis is a Raleigh native and joins Triangle with considerable club and collegiate playing, as well as, coaching experience. Willis was an outstanding prep and club player, playing the majority of her club career at NC Elite. In 2009, Willis and her NC Elite team earned an 11th place finish in the American Division at USAV Junior Olympic National Championships. Willis played at Broughton High School where she helped her team win two CAP 7 conference championships and earned three CAP 7 All-Conference First-Team honors.