Meet the Coaches

Meg Anderson

I started playing volleyball the summer before 6th grade and haven’t stopped. I played for my school and for club teams in Massachusetts throughout middle school and high school before going to Middlebury College, where I played four years on their DIII team. During my early development as a player, I was lucky to have amazing coaches who not only taught me the skills needed to succeed as a player but also fostered a love for the game. My goal as a coach is to celebrate good volleyball, good sportsmanship, and continuous progress towards individual and team goals. For me, success as a coach is not is not defined by winning but by whether or not my players have fun and grow to love the game. I’m excited to be part of the Gators team!

Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Paul BradfordPaul

I’ve loved playing volleyball for many years, and back before I had a child I would play up to four times a week in leagues, skills programs, and weekend tournaments (Yankee volleyball).  In the summer I’d play doubles on the beach and grass. My wife and I met playing volleyball and we’re excited that our daughter has played in high school and Gators. Coaching younger players at Gators lets me give back to the sport I love. I understand, from my own experience, that learning volleyball skills is not a quick process.  After a player has seen a technique demonstrated, it still takes lots of time and practice to really feel comfortable on the court. It’s most important for me as a coach to remain patient and positive – no athlete needs criticism or punishment drills.  My main goal is for the players to come out of their Gators program with enthusiasm for playing volleyball.

Gators coach since 2014
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Megan Braun

I grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts and played 4 years of volleyball at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School – with my freshman year on the JV team and the next 3 years on the varsity team.  I’ve coached Junior Olympic Volleyball since the 2018 season and became the coach of the freshman girls volleyball team at Linclon-Sudbury in 2018.  I am thrilled to be working with such wonderful athletes and my fellow coaches at Gators Volleyball Club. I do my best to cultivate a growth mindset among the athletes I coach. For me, this means seeing the entire season as an opportunity for my players to improve upon skills with which they might not yet feel confident.  Establishing a positive, encouraging environment among our team where mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities and hard work is celebrated allows our athletes to thrive and develop both as volleyball players and as young women. I am excited to be working with such a great group of girls and am looking forward to a wonderful season with Gators this year! 

Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

CC Clark

I have loved volleyball since the first time I tried it at the Boys and Girls Club in 5th grade, and my passion for it has only grown since. I grew up in Southern California where played club volleyball throughout my high school years.  I was recruited to play at Providence College as a setter, but I earned my starting spot as a defensive specialist for the majority of my time there. Having competed in almost every position at a high level throughout my career, I have witnessed the large variety of ways to teach the fundamental skills that are crucial to this game. I also know that everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds which helped me tremendously as a player and helps make coaching fun and meaningful for me. I like to remind my athletes to have fun with volleyball and to have confidence in their skills. It is easy to see on any court at any age, that those 2 things will more often lead to success, and even when they don’t, the players will still look happy because they had so much fun during the game. As I transition from player to coach, I really hope I can help players enjoy themselves on the court while improving their skills at the same time. I am very excited to begin my coaching career with the Gators!

Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Meg Davis

I began playing volleyball the summer before 9th grade.  I’ve played 7 seasons and was captain of my high school team, leading us to the 2015 state semi-finals and 2 Dual-County League championships.  I’ve coached Junior Olympic Volleyball, beach doubles, and summer camps and am glad to be part of the Gators family.  Being able to teach younger girls a sport I love means a lot to me, and I couldn’t be happier to see them fall in love with volleyball too.  Volleyball is more than just exercise; it’s about building a team and connecting with people that can work together to accomplish something greater than the individual.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Kayla Finnerty

 

Gators coach since 2019
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

seanfowlerSean Fowler

I was first introduced to volleyball in elementary school, played with an intramural team thereafter, but then I stopped for a while once I got into college.  After law school, I picked it back up again, playing volleyball with the Worcester County Bar Association team.  All the while, I was coaching swimming, achieving a number of certifications as a swimming coach and instructor along the way, and sometimes coaching soccer too.  I had children, and they mutinied on swimming, and opted for lacrosse, so I started coaching lacrosse.  However, my girls also took an interest in volleyball, to my delight, and so I earned my IMPACT certification and CAP 1 accreditation for coaching volleyball, and I helped coach the clinics and the younger U14 team of another club.  The Gators program and coaching really resonated with me.  I look forward to putting my volleyball coaching certifications and years of coaching experience of numerous kids in various sports to further use at Gators.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I, Positive Coaching Alliance

frankFrank Gardner

In my 14 years of coaching I have have worked with all age groups from U12 through U18.  I am a firm believer in a positive coaching environment where players are encouraged to take the risks necessary to improve and learn new skills.  I like to run my practices in a way which maximizes opportunity for meaningful and gamelike interactions with the ball – “no laps, no lines, and no lectures”.  My goal in coaching is to foster personal improvement, physical fitness, competitiveness, team spirit, and a sense of community through a lifetime interest in the great sport of volleyball.

Gators coach and Club Director since 2005
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I, CAP II, CAP III, USAV High Performance Program, NERVA Board of Directors, Positive Coaching Alliance

Gwen Gardner

Gators has been a part of my life since elementary school, when I played on the club’s first u12 team, and never missed a season after that. Later on I played for Bedford High School, leading the team as captain during my senior year and earning MVP and a DCL All-Star award. Now, I play club volleyball at Cornell University. However, my true love is beach doubles. I first stepped onto a sand court during my sophomore year of high school and never turned back. I partnered with fellow Gators coach Sheila Joyce, and in 2016 we were fortunate to qualify for USAV JBT nationals and travel to Milwaukee, placing 5th in the Club Gold division. Although I do continue to compete, I now also take great pleasure in coaching beach volleyball for Gators. I believe in maximizing play time in practices and keeping drills fast paced and game-like. Most importantly, I hope to help my players find their power, their confidence, and a love of the sport that can last a lifetime.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: Beach IMPACT, SafeSport

Rachel Gill

I have been playing volleyball since i was 9 years old! I played club volleyball through middle school and high school. I was a 3 year varsity player in Tacoma, WA and went on to set a school record as first time state champions my senior year of high school. I went on to play club volleyball at Creighton University and was the president of the club for 2 years. I continue to compete as an adult as well! I was lucky enough to have coaches who taught me the necessary volleyball skills at a young age, and I am excited to pass that along. I believe in creating a fun, exciting, learning, and compassionate practice environment and I am excited to coach another year for Gators!

Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Karen Griffiths

I’m very excited to be part of the Gators coaching team! I’ve played volleyball since I was 10, through high school and Junior Olympic club teams, on a Division 1 team at Princeton, and on adult USAV teams for many years, with some coaching thrown in as well. It’s safe to say that volleyball has been a large part of my life, and now I’m happy to be able to share volleyball with my own daughters and the Gators family. I’m thrilled to be able to help pass on my love for the sport to a new generation. I want my players to develop a love for and understanding of volleyball, improve their skills, stretch themselves, and especially to learn how to be good teammates and have a lot of fun!

Gators coach since 2017
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Nancy Hartmann

Nancy found her passion for volleyball playing in high school as an outside hitter and in college as a defensive specialist and setter.  Previously, she has coached club volleyball at the U12, U14, and U18 levels as well as coaching the Pingree High School girls volleyball team. Under Nancy’s guidance, players achieve individual skill development and a strong team dynamic. As a coach, she enjoys implementing drills that are challenging and game like. When not coaching volleyball, Nancy administers out of school and summer camp programs for Glen Urquhart School.

Gators coach since 2017
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Sheila Joyce

I have been playing volleyball since the summer before my freshman year of high school.  I played all four years at Burlington High School and was so proud to make it all the way to the Division 2 North Finals my senior year. Throughout my high school career, I also played Junior Olympic Volleyball for Gators and on the beach with Coach Gwen, making it to Junior Beach Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the summer of 2016!  I am so thrilled to start my coaching career with a club that has taught me so much. I credit my great coaches who I have had in the past with my skill development and increase in self-confidence.  I’m very excited to be able to share my knowledge and passion for volleyball to the young athletes.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: Beach IMPACT, SafeSport

Glenn Kawasaki

I was first exposed to volleyball while in college, and it quickly became a passion and joy for me over many years.  Living in Southern California, I played indoor —men’s, co-ed, reverse co-ed, and outdoors playing grass and beach doubles.  Volleyball has been a big part of my life and was how I met my wife, Janice, also a Gators coach.  I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of a great club, and coaching athletes to achieve their goals.  I enjoy coaching because nurturing and teaching our athletes to attain new skills, and pushing themselves to new heights is extremely rewarding.  My philosophy with volleyball is that in order to achieve your goals, you need to work hard on and off the court.  You have to be a student of the game, picking up knowledge in training (mentally and physically), nutrition, communication, teamwork, etc.  All of these elements need to come together and be in sync for the team and you individually to achieve and/or exceed those goals.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Janice Kawasaki

My first experience with volleyball was when my 2nd grade teacher taught me how to bump a ball.  I have had a burning passion for the game ever since.  I didn’t have the opportunity to play because school was the top priority in my family.  In the meantime, I self-taught myself as much knowledge of the game to increase my “volleyball IQ” because I knew I would play one day.  Living in California, I started playing beach volleyball and knew that this was going to be a part of my life forever!  I was very fortunate to play in college and continued to play indoor leagues and tournaments (women’s, co-ed & reverse co-ed) as well as competing in grass and beach doubles.  Volleyball has enriched my life so much (including meeting my husband) that I find it very rewarding to give back by coaching others.  Watching an athletes personal growth — developing their skills, coming together as a team,  supporting one another, and acquiring self confidence is why I continue to coach.  I am very thankful and grateful for the opportunity to coach for Gators!  In all my years of research and experience of the sport, my belief is when you have a positive mindset, you are able to see more opportunities for growth and improvement.  I believe coaching is not just about “investing” in others — it’s about investing in oneself as well.  I feel that when I grow, I can better help others grow.  I like to think that we all learn from each other.  My philosophy is to provide a positive volleyball experience in helping athletes  have the opportunity to unlock and achieve their full potential through the sport — thereby using volleyball as a “holistic” means of individual development.  The goal is to empower and inspire my players to perform at their BEST and to have FUN in doing so!

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Jim Kelly

I have been coaching Junior Olympic volleyball since the 2008 season. Prior to coming to Gators, I coached club volleyball at the U15, U16, and U17 levels. While teaching players volleyball skills is obviously important, I believe that learning to be a good person/adult is fundamental to the development of a strong, well-rounded volleyball player. Treating teammates, coaches, parents, and referees with courtesy, fairness and respect is essential, as is understanding how to deal with adversity, failure, and success.

Gators coach since 2014
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

 

Dan Leblanc

I was introduced to volleyball after college and played competitively in upstate New York and then in the Boston area on both the beach and the hard court.  I have watched my daughter play competitively for her high school and club teams (including Gators). Now that she has gone off to college, I am thrilled to be able to stay active in the sport and bring my skills of coaching to Gators!

Gators coach since 2017
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Eileen Leblanc

Volleyball has been a part of my life for many years in many different facets.  I played in high school, college and adult leagues afterwards, watched my daughter play in high school and club (including Gators) and now I am a coach. I like to think all of these different sides come together to help me be a well rounded coach that can help our players succeed and continue to grow.  I was first the JV head coach at Milton Academy and later the Varsity assistant.  I coach both boys and girls high school teams, and working with both boys and girls has definitely given me a new perspective and helped to continue my volleyball education. My motto is “practice like you play” and to incorporate lots of game like drills which of course includes having fun.

Gators coach since 2015
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

 

Kaira Lujan

Volleyball is an important part of my life. I have played indoor volleyball since middle school and continue to play indoor, sand, and grass. In high school I was a two-time third place finisher at the NM state championship, won the 2010-11 Metro Championship and was a member of the USA Women’s Junior National Training Team as a senior. I played club volleyball at New Mexico Juniors and went on to play NCAA Division I Varsity Volleyball at Dartmouth College where I served as team captain for two seasons and was named to the First Team All-Ivy in 2016. My focus as a coach is on technical skill improvement and teaching game strategy while sharing my love for the sport.  For the past three summers, I have coached at Stanford University’s summer volleyball camp. I also coached a national caliber club volleyball team before moving to Massachusetts.

Gators coach since 2019
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

 

Katie Lulsdorf

Volleyball is my all-time favorite sport. I’ve been playing since the seventh grade. I played intramural volleyball in college, which is also when I first started elementary and middle school volleyball clinics in my hometown. I’m very happy to be coaching for Gators as well as a local high school team. During the day, I enjoy my job as an elementary school teacher. When I’m not teaching or coaching, I’m most likely swimming or kayaking, cooking up lots of new recipes, or playing beach volleyball or wallyball with my friends. I love coaching volleyball just as much as I love to play! One of the most important things about coaching is sharing my love of the game with all the new athletes I meet. In addition to teaching girls the fundamentals and the technical aspects of the game, it’s important that my teams learn to be great teammates both on and off the court.

Gators coach since 2019
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

NealMacNeal MacPherson

I have had many years of experience in coaching a variety of youth sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, and now volleyball.  Coaching with Gators has been particularly rewarding as I see the girls bond, make friends, and have fun while having great success.  I’m looking forward to seeing our very talented teams have fun and compete at the highest level and bring intensity and fun playing a sport that they truly enjoy.

Gators coach since 2014
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Terry Mendel

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach the sport I love to a new generation of girls.  It is my belief and has been my experience that anyone with the passion to learn can become a skilled and fabulous volleyball player. But most importantly it is my belief that volleyball is all about having fun. 

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Betty Nguyen

My high school did not have a volleyball team, so I didn’t officially learn how to play volleyball until my college years.  At MIT, I quickly picked up volleyball skills and ultimately ended up playing on both varsity (Division III) and club teams.  Along the way, I’ve learned life lessons like teamwork, leadership and perseverance.  My volleyball philosophy is enjoy the game first.  Once you enjoy the game, skills can be learned quickly.   I currently play beach, indoor, and grass volleyball through NERVA/Yankee volleyball.  I also compete with my MIT club volleyball team at the USAV Volleyball Nationals tournament every few years.  I’m happy to be coaching with Gators!
 
Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport
 

Mia Pasquerella

In my years as both a Coach and Tournament Director, I have enjoyed the experience of learning about and appreciating the sport of volleyball.  I am a firm believer that encouraging girls to participate in a sport at a young age helps to create a well-rounded individual by providing the opportunity to build confidence and learn various skills in a positive and supportive environment.  It is evident that the ability to work within a team, to keep a positive mindset, and to build confidence in decision making are skills that our athletes will carry off of the court and into their everyday lives.  As a full time strength and conditioning coach, these are aspects that I foster with my athletes of all ages, providing them the skills to work effectively in the gym as well as outside the gym.  This coaching philosophy is what drives me to continue to teach and coach fitness every day to youth and adults alike.  My goal in working with Gators consists of creating an organized and supportive environment for everyone to compete in, allowing them to continue to develop their physical fitness, while improving their confidence and giving them an opportunity to actively participate in all sides of the sport.  Tournaments are a time to build teams as well as friendships that hopefully last beyond the boundaries of the court, fostering a life long love for the sport of volleyball. 

Gators tournament director/coach since 2013
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, Certified Crossfit Trainer

Elliot Pengelliot

I have been participating in competitive volleyball, both indoors and on the beach, for quite a while.  I’m avidly involved in playing competitively and organizing teams or even my own pickup games.  The adult team that I captain plays in high level leagues and usually achieves high rankings, but more importantly has far-and-away the most fun. With each passing year spent around the sport, I gain an ever-increasing appreciation of the crucial role that quality coaching and guidance can play in a person’s development of skills and passion for the game.  When you are able to achieve individual and team goals while having a blast along the way, there is absolutely nothing like it.  This is going to be a great year!

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Ashok PillaiMJA_15-02-28_1625

Hi! I am very excited to be coaching for Gators again this season.  I first began playing volleyball in high school, which was an international school in Japan that competed in tournaments all over Asia, and I have been obsessed with the sport ever since then. I came to the United States for college, where I continued to play for the college’s club team, and my first taste of coaching and instructing others began when I served as the club’s president and captain in my senior year. After that I moved to the Boston area to begin my private school teaching career, and I continue to play in recreational volleyball leagues in my free time. I currently work at the Middlesex School in Concord, and I am also he head coach of the girls’ varsity volleyball team. As an educator, I believe in developing camaraderie, collaboration skills, and communication skills in addition to increasing my players’ “volleyball IQ” by ensuring they understand the game and the importance of proper fundamental mechanics. Good teammates support and encourage each other and share their triumphs and defeats. Our players develop and grow tremendously over the course of a season both as individuals and as a team. Despite my competitive nature, I want to ensure my players share my joy and enthusiasm for the sport, and enjoy every moment of being out on the court together as much as I enjoy working with them.

Gators coach since 2013
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I, Gold Medal Squared

Lisa Predainapredaina

I began playing volleyball when I was 14 and have been in love with the game ever since.  I have coached a variety of ages in my years with Gators Volleyball Club, and with every player on my teams I hope to instill the same level of passion, enthusiasm, and respect for the sport.  In addition to Gators, I have also coached at Bedford High School since 2013.  I am incredibly excited to be a part of this great club that fosters a positive and supportive environment for players to take risks while developing their skills as players and teammates.  Go Gators!

Gators coach since 2013
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Jason Rightmyer

Although my volleyball coaching career is at its start, I’ve been playing at the highest levels for over twenty years – through high school, Junior Olympic, college, and adult club teams. I’m excited to be part of a thoroughly committed group of coaches at Gators Volleyball. As I transition to this new coaching phase, my goal is to provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for our young players and to foster the lifelong love of volleyball that I have been fortunate to enjoy for so many years. Ultimately, I strive to encourage these athletes to be supportive of one another and to build their self-confidence as they grow to become future stewards of the game.  

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Demi Ruder

I have been playing volleyball competitively for the last 10 years and have loved every minute of it.  I am very excited for the opportunity to give back to the sport I am so passionate about by coaching with Gators Volleyball Club.  I believe volleyball can teach you so many valuable skills as both a player and a person that will stick with you for life.  My goal as a coach is to support players as they develop these skills, grow their self-confidence, and help them have as much fun as possible.

Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport 

Jay Sandvos

After being a devoted volleyball dad for my daughter through three seasons of club volleyball, I am super-excited to now be coaching with Gators.  I know that the girls are participating because they want to have fun and they love volleyball. Part of that is playing well and winning games. And another big part is just having fun, making friends, working as a team, and growing into their own leadership roles.  I hope they become good players with good attitudes who are strong and confident in themselves.

Gators coach since 2017
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Wingsze Seaman

I’m very excited to be coaching with Gators Volleyball Club. I started playing volleyball in college in an indoor beach PE class. After college, I was eager to improve my skills as a player and teach others as well. I’ve played competitively in multiple levels and leagues locally and nationally. I’ve played Yankee/NERVA tournaments, multiple USAV National tournaments, and multiple NACIVT tournaments around the United States and Canada. I’ve coached at the high school level and club level. Volleyball has been a big part of my life. It’s not just the sport, it’s the people you meet, the friendships you’ll make, and the team unity that is the basis of the sport. The sport can be played at any age and the life skills learned are priceless.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Loretta Ho Sherblom

Volleyball is the best game ever!  While not an elite player, I still compete at adult weekend and national tournaments and play sand doubles in the summer.  I truly enjoy coaching because I can share my love for volleyball and encourage and develop young players.  I have coached both high school and club teams for over 10 years, and look forward to helping out at Gators even more this year!

Gators coach since 2011
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Lisa Tsaur

It’s great to be back for another season with Gators!  On the court I’ve competed in a wide range of tournaments and leagues throughout the regions as well as the USAV Open National Championships in Dallas (2011) and Phoenix (2014) and the NACIVT in Toronto (2012) and New York City (2015).  As a player, I’m most proud of receiving the 2013 Nancy Sullivan Award and 2013 Rick Pierce Award from Yankee Volleyball, the adult division of NERVA.  For the past 10 years behind the bench I’ve coached high school volleyball at Lexington, Bedford, and Wayland. With every team, I aim to instill in the athletes a deeper understanding of the game and hopefully a lifelong love for volleyball!

Gators coach since 2007
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I, Gold Medal Squared, MIAA Certified, USAV-Certified Referee

Guy Vachtel

I was introduced to volleyball when I was young, joining my father’s practices and games.  Ever since I have enjoyed playing indoor and outdoor volleyball.  Volleyball is a great team game that teaches you a lot about yourself and about how to rely on your friends; you learn to work together and communicate better.  I used to teach at college and help students achieve their goals.  Joining Gators is an awesome opportunity for me. I am excited to get another chance to teach and help young athletes improve as players and as individuals by developing their skills while having fun.  It’s gonna be great – come and join us!

Gators coach since 2017
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, Beach IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I, USAV High Performance Program

Brad Van Dussen

Gators coach since 2018
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Monika Van Dussen

I started playing volleyball in 7th grade and it has been a huge part of my life ever since, even now – socially, physically, and mentally.  Volleyball is an amazing activity where a group of individuals come together in movement and humor, mentally and physically challenging themselves into one fluid unit.  With that comes an endless amount of ‘mistakes’ followed by even more ‘successes’, but one needs to be comfortable with both, as an individual and a team.  The whole sport is truly a lesson in life; a fulfilling, focused, and achievable picture of life.   Whether it is a break from homework or a break from a job, volleyball requires one to ‘leave it all behind’ to focus on the game, then after feeling refreshed once again ready for one’s other responsibilities.  Giving young players the support to grow within this great game, to enjoy feeling their own potential is very satisfying.   And to be doing it within a quality organization like Gators Volleyball Club, which feels like a team in itself, is idyllic. 

Gators coach since 2017
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport

Becky Waghorne

Volleyball is such a fantastic sport!   As an athlete, I was first introduced to volleyball with Gators, and I’m happy to now be coaching with Gators as an adult.  As a coach, I like to help players learn and grow as they find their confidence in this great sport.  I’ve coached teams at the u14 team and u16 levels during the Junior Olympic Volleyball season.  I also run skills clinics throughout the year where players can learn and improve upon their various volleyball talents – hopefully finding both a positive challenge and an enjoyable experience along the way!

Gators coach since 2015
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, Gold Medal Squared


Aly Werth

My name is Aly Werth. I am a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire.  I am really excited to coaching for Gators and sharing my love of the sport with my team!  I started playing Junior Olympic Volleyball when I was 10 and played all through my high school years.  I loved playing club volleyball and had the opportunity to play throughout the Northeast including Albany and Baltimore.  In college I also played recreational volleyball.  My coaching philosophy is to create an environment where the team (and every one of the individual team members) can grow and learn and develop a long lasting love of the sport.

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport, CAP I

Janet Werth

Janet has played competitive volleyball for over 30 years enjoying doubles, triples, and sixes.  She once put a short volleyball court in her living room so family and friends could play during the winter; yes there was some damage but it was worth it.  Her coaching philosophy is to share the sport with others so they can experience and learn to love the “volleyball community”.  Janet has over 8 years of experience coaching girls in Junior Olympic Volleyball. 

Gators coach since 2016
Trainings/Certifications: IMPACT, SafeSport