We at Thunder VBC take pride in having a well-diversified, top-tier staff of coaches and coordinators.
Assistant Director/Operations Coordinator
Sports Engine Coordinator
Coaching & Player Development Coordinator
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**Denotes Thunder Alumnus**
Coach Danielle is entering her second year as a coach for the Thunder staff. Prior to coaching, Coach Danielle made quite the name in the Mahoning Valley for shattering high school records and shining in the score books. She currently holds a starting position on Thiel College's Women's Volleyball Team.
Coach Kelley brings both coaching and on-the-court experience to the Thunder team. A decorated high school player herself, Coach Kelly now holds the title of Head Coach for Liberty High School's Varsity Volleyball Team.
Coach Darris brings his training expertise to Thunder, having been a Personal Trainer since 2000. No stranger to organized sports, Coach Darris has a combined 15 seasons of coaching basketball and volleyball with 6 years of coaching experience at Thunder VBC.
Coach Alex is a valuable member of the Thunder team. A decorated Thunder alumni herself, Coach Alex brings a plethora of volleyball knowledge and skill to our staff.
Coach Chris has 28 years of coaching experience; including 6 years as an assistant coach at Youngstown State University. Also having multiple years as a head coach for both JR High and High School Programs, Coach Chris attended many Division 1 practices at programs such as Penn State, Kent State, Akron, and Pitt. Coach Chris also played adult USA men's club volleyball.
Coach Tim brings a plethora of experience to the team; having coached club for 4 years and high school for 3 years. Also coming from the collegiate volleyball setting, Tim's favorite part of coaching volleyball is coaching game IQ.
Coach Laurie brings over 3 decades of volleyball experience to the Thunder team, having played volleyball for 35 years and officiated for 33 years. Coach Laurie has been helping Thunder VBC in some capacity since its inception, and always brings a fun and quirky attitude to her team.
Coach Mike is a well-seasoned coach with an expertise in attention to detail. As the Head Coach of McDonald High School's Varsity Volleyball team, Coach Mike focuses on perfecting fundamentals and maintaining a mental toughness on the court at all times.
Coach Zuza played High School volleyball at Fairborn High School and also played 4 years of Club Volleyball (SOJO & Dayton Jrs). Going into her 6th year of coaching at Thunder VBC, Coach Zuza brings the regulatory expertise to the table as a 5-year OHSAA Volleyball Official.
Coach Mohr brings nearly 10 years of coaching experience to the Thunder team. Currently the head coach at Jackson-Milton High School.
Coach Sierra is a current Science Teacher at East Middle School. With 3 years of coaching experience, Coach Sierra played several sports over the past decade and brings her energetic personality to the Thunder Team.
Coach Carlie is no stranger to the game; having completed 8 years of organized volleyball. As a current setter for the Thiel College Women's Volleyball Team, Coach Carlie brings her collegiate experience and setting expertise to Thunder VBC. Carlie is also a 2-year alumnus of Thunder VBC.
Coach Emily graduated from Geneva High School, where she played Club for Spire and then Eastside VBC. As a 4-year member of the Thiel College Women's Volleyball Team, Coach Emily brings her collegiate experience as a DS/Libero to Thunder VBC.
Coach Erin brings her plethora of experience to the table, having coached 8 years of volleyball as a High School Head Coach. Going into her 9th year of coaching with Thunder VBC, Coach Erin has over 16 years of experience playing the sport of volleyball.
Coach Savannah brings nearly 15 years of coaching experience to the Thunder team. As one of her coaching mottos is "You don't know what you don't know," Savannah focuses on continuous improvement by challenging both coaches and players to take something new away from each session on the court.
Coach Abby brings years of volleyball knowledge to the Thunder team; as she is a 4-year decorated player for the Thiel College Women's Volleyball Team. An expert in defense and court coverage, Coach Abby provides valuable training to all athletes on the court.
Coach Rob is a long-time volleyball fan and coach of the game with several clubs/age groups over the years. Coach Rob loves to work on athletes' fundamentals while stressing the importance of game IQ partnered with a love of the game!