Our Coaches

Kelley Krainiak, Executive Director

Executive Club Director

Offers Private Lessons 

10 years coaching experience with ECJVC 

Alumni of East Carolina University, major in Physical Education and Master's in Sports Management 

Former OH/RS hitter for the Pirates 2004-2007 

  •  2-time 1st Team All-Conference
  •  National Player of the Week 
  •  CUSA Student-Athlete of the Year 
  •  All-time kills leader in a season and career 

Played professionally in Finland and Indonesia

Former coach of East Carolina 2009-2011

ECJVC Coaching Achievements Include: 2014 Big South 14 USA 3rd Place, qualifying for USAV Nationals, multiple Monument City Classic Championships, multiple Platinum level Championships in Carolina Region, 2016 MAPL Champions 13s-14s, 2017 City of Oaks 15s Champions 

 

Danielle Buchanan, Assistant Director, Coach

Assistant Club Director 

Offers Private Lessons 

8 years coaching experience with ECJVC

Varsity Volleyball Coach at Farmville Central High School 

Coaching Achievements include: 2009 & 2010 Regional 12s Division 1 Champions; 2009 & 2010 Monument City Classic 12 Open 2nd place, 2012 Revolutionary Rumble 14s Division Champions, 2013 Revolutionary Rumble 13s 2nd Place, 2014 Big South 17-Club Top 25 Finish, 2015 East Regional 14s Division 1 Champions, 2015 MAPL Red 14s Champions,  2016 JVA Charlotte 14s 2nd Place, 2016 AAU 14-Club Ruby Champions, 2016 Capital Hill Classic 14-Open 3rd Place, 2017 MAPL Red 14s Champions, 2017 Big South 14-Club Top 5 Finish, 2016 AAU Ruby Division 14-Club 2nd Place

East Carolina University Graduate

Wendie DeHart, Assistant Director, Coach

Assistant Club Director 

Offers Private Lessons 

18 Years of coaching experience: 2 years at ECJVC

Clubs include: Smoky Mountain Juniors, Lexington Select, Thoroughbred Elite, Lexington United and Coastal Plains Volleyball Club. Former Head coach of AG Cox middle school and former JV coach and Varsity assistant of Oakwood School winning 1A State Championship

ECJVC Coaching Achievements include: 2016 City of Oaks 12s Champions, 2016 Revolutionary Rumble 12s Champions, 2016 East Championship 12s Division 1, 2017 City of Oaks 12s Champions, 2017 Revolutionary Rumble 12s Champions

Western Kentucky University Graduate

Megan Hall, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC

Assistant Coach for St. Peters Catholic Church and Pitt County Rec League Coach and Official

ECJVC Alumni

Megan Williams, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

3 years coaching experience at ECJVC

Clubs Include: Triangle Volleyball Club & NC Elite 

Former club player of NC Elite & Trianlge Volleyball Club 

Currently plays for and attends East Carolina University

 

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC

Coaching Achievements include: 2016 Capital Hill Classic 14-Open 3rd Place, 2017 MAPL Red 14s Champions, 2017 Big South 14-Club Top 5 Finish, 2016 AAU Ruby Division 14-Club 2nd Place

ECJVC Alumni

4 year player at DH Conley High School

Currently plays for East Carolina University

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Vanna Evans, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

5 years coaching experience: 3 years at ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Varsity Volleyball Coach at John Paul II and former Head Coach at Chicod Middle School

Coaching Achievements include: 2016 East/West Regional Champions 15s Division 1, 2016 Capital Hill Classic 2nd Place 15-Club, 2017 Revolutionary Rumble Silver Division Champions 15s, 2017 AAU Amethyst Champions 15-Club.

4 Year Player at John Paul II

Currently attends East Carolina University

Kristin Evans, Coach

4 Years of coaching experience:  3 years at ECJVC

Clubs include: Coastal Plains Volleyball Club, ECU Club Volleyball,  Ayden Rec League Coach

Graduate and former East Carolina University player

Jenna Haxton, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

2 years coaching experience with ECJVC

Former club player at East Coast Crush, Cherryhill VBC and Synergy

ECU Club Volleyball Vice President

Currently Attends East Carolina University

Jessie Sbrocco, Coach

1st year coaching for ECJVC 

Former Onslow High School Varsity player 

Played club for Venom Volleyball Club, JVC, and VWVC 

Former player of Wake Tech Community College 

Allie Maine, Coach

2 years of coaching experience; 1 year with ECJVC

3 year varsity player and captain at Davie County High

Former Set Point Volleyball Club player

Played 1 season at Davidson County Community College

  • 2014 Second Team All Conference 

Currently attends East Carolina University

Olivia Metcalf, Coach

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC 

Played club volleyball through CCVC, TCA, and NCVBA

Former Panther Creek High School Player

Currently attends East Carolina University

Trayce Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

2 years coaching experience with ECJVC

JV Coach at South Central High School

Coaching Achievements Include: 2016 13a City of Oaks Champions, 13 Division 1 Regional Championship Runner-up, 13s Charlotte JVA Champions, Big South 13-Open Top 10 Finish, AAUs 13 Premier Top 10 Finish

Pitt County Recreation League Referee

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Currently attends East Carolina University

Caroline Collier, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

4-year Varsity player at The Oakwood School 

Former Executive Board Member and Player for University of North Carolina Tarheels Club Volleyball

Graduate of the University of North Carolina

Haley Bidgood, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

6 Year NC Elite Volleyball Club Player

Former East Carolina University Volleyball Player

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Currently attends East Carolina University

Ashton Barbee, Coach

4 Years of coaching experience: 2 years at ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Former assistant coach at AG Cox middle school

Currently attends East Carolina University

Breanna Hall, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

2 years coaching experience with ECJVC

4 year varsity player at Hickory High School

East Carolina University Club Player, former ECU Club volleyball president

Currently Attends East Carolina University

Keturah Wells, Coach

2 years coaching experience; 1st year with ECJVC

Clubs include: Jammers Volleyball Club, Storm Volleyball Club

2 years USAV Officiating;  Big South, Washington, DC, NEQ, and local Carolina region tournaments.  

Former Wake Tech Community College and Montreat College Player

April Nichols, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

5 years of coaching experience, 1 year with ECJVC

Clubs include: Triangle Volleyball Club

ECJVC Alumni

Graduate and former player of Meredith College

  • USA South All-Academic honors
  • Helped Meredith claim the USA South North Division Regular Season Championship
Hayley McCorkle, Coach

4 years of coaching experience through UNC camps and clinics; 1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Played Varsity Volleyball at South Central High School

Former player and graduate of North Carolina Chapel Hill

  • Earned Mighty Ram Team Award (2013-2014) 
  • Played as one of UNC’s most efficient attackers off the bench
Mackenzie Reaves, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC as setting resource coach

Other clubs include: NC Elite

Head coach at GR Whitfield Middle School

Former NC Elite Volleyball Club & Triangle Volleyball Club Player

4 year Varsity player at Holly Springs High School

Former player at Lindsey Wilson College

East Carolina Club Volleyball Player

Currently attends East Carolina University

Sarah Flannagan, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC 

Played 7 years of club volleyball for Triangle Volleyball Club and NC Elite 

4-year Varsity player at Wake Forest High School 

Currently attends East Carolina University 

Ashley Yeager, Coach

2 years coaching experience  

Clubs include: Choice Premier and Legacy Volleyball Academy

Played club volleyball for Choice Premier and NORCO in Colorado

Played one season at Belmont Abbey College

East Carolina Women’s Club Volleyball Player

Currently attends East Carolina University

Abbey Donahue, Coach

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC

4 year player at Carolina Select Volleyball Club

4 year player at Hickory High School

East Carolina University Club Volleyball President

Currently Attends East Carolina University

T'jana Pugh, Coach

4 years of coaching experience, 2 years with ECJVC

Head Coach at Wellcome Middle School

Coaching Achievements include: 2016 City of Oaks 12s Champions, 2016 Revolutionary Rumble 12s Champions, 2016 East Championship 12s Division 1

Currently attends Pitt Community College

Byron Aynes, Coach

4 Years of coaching experience: 1 year at ECJVC

Clubs include Coastal Plains Volleyball Club and former Assistant for Greenville Christian Academy

Graduate and former player of Northland International University

Ginny Howard, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

6 years coaching experience: 1 year with ECJVC

Clubs include Coastal Plains Volleyball Club

Head JV coach and Varsity assistant of Oakwood School

ECJVC Alumni

2 years J.H Rose High School varsity player on State Championship team

Former Pitt Community College and Barton College Player

  • Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll 
  • Academic All-Conference honoree
  • NJCAA award winner for Exemplary Academic Achievement

Graduated from Barton College

Sam Smith, Coach

1st year coaching for ECJVC 

Former NC Select Club player 

Current East Carolina University Club Volleyball Player 

Currently attends East Carolina 

Rebecca Poole, Coach

3 Years coaching experience, 2nd year with ECJVC

Clubs include: Carolina Aftershock

Assistant JV and Varsity coach at South Central High School

ECJVC Alumni

Graduate of East Carolina University

Allison Brown, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC 

4-year club player of Brunswick Volleyball Club 

 

Brian Stutz, Coach

8 years coaching experience; 2 with ECJVC

Clubs include: Coastal Plains Volleyball Club, University of Kansas Women’s Club Volleyball, East Carolina University Women’s Club Volleyball

Coaching Achivements Include: 2011 2012  NCVF Nomination coach of the year, 2014 16s Winter Bump 2nd place finish, 2016 18s Regional 2 East-West Championship, 2017 13s City of Oaks 1st place, Capitol Hill Classic 13-Open Top 5 Finish, 13s Regional Championship,  Charlotte JVA Challenge 13s Champions, AAU 13-Premiere Top Ten Finish

Carolina Regional Tournament Director

Graduate and former player of UW Stout

Victor Haymon, Coach

First year coaching with ECJVC 

Previous clubs include: Twin Rivers Volleyball Club 

Assistant Middle School & JV coach at The Epiphany School; New Bern, NC

Former coach ofCommonwealth Christian Academy; Richmond, VA

Kayla Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4 years coaching experience with ECJVC

Varsity Volleyball Coach at South Central High School

ECJVC Alumni

Coaching Achievements include: 14s Revolutionary Rumble Champions, 14s Division II Monument City Classic Champions, 17s Division 1 Regional Top Finish

Graduate and former softball player of Pitt Community College

Phillip Boone, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

Assistant JV and Varsity Coach at Christ Covenant

3 Year ECU Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Former East Carolina University Volleyball Practice Player

Currently attends East Carolina University

Sarah Robertson, Coach

First year coaching with ECJVC

2015-2016 JV and Varsity Volleyball Coach at Southern Wayne High School

Troone Ladies Volleyball Club, Scotland; Scotland Junior National League Champions

International Scotland Senior Women’s Team

Graduate and former player of the University of Mount Olive

Current Graduate Student at East Carolina University

Joey Harrison, Coach

2 years coaching experience with ECJVC

Former Vice President and East Carolina University Club Player

Currently attends East Carolina University 

Alexis Bynum, Coach

1 year coaching experience with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

2 Year Varsity Player at CB Aycock

Currently attends and plays at Pitt Community College

Natalie Montini, Coach

3rd year coaching for ECJVC 

Current East Carolina University player 

 

 

Offers Private Lessons

3 years coaching experience with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Graduate and former player at UNC Chapel Hill

  • Named to the All-ACC Academic team for the third time in her career
  • Finished her career with 284 digs
  •  Named the 2013-14 Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete for volleyball.

Currently Attends East Carolina University Dental School