Our Coaches

Kelley Krainiak, Executive Director

Executive Club Director

Offers Private Lessons 

11 years coaching experience with ECJVC, all ages and levels

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 & 2018 MAPL Blue Champions, 2017 City of Oaks 15s Champions, 2018 15 USA 3rd place finish, qualifying for USAV Nationals 

 

Danielle Munoz, Assistant Director, Coach

Assistant Club Director 

Offers Private Lessons 

9 years coaching experience with ECJVC from the 12's-17's age group

Former 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 

19 Years of coaching experience: 3rd year with 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 / Graphic Design

Kourtney Stone, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Volunteer coach for ECJVC camps and clinics

Currenty attends and plays Varsity for D.H. Conley High School

Megan Hall, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4th year coaching with ECJVC, head and assistant for the 12's and 13's age groups

ECJVC Alumni

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

Currently plays for and attends Pitt Community College / Pre-Med

Hannah Sladick, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC

Played 4 years of high school ball at Wayne Christian

Former club player at WAVE, Easter Elite Volleyball Club and Wilson Elite Volleyball Club

Current OH at Pitt Community College

Currently attends Pitt Comunity College / Elementary Education

Caroline Collier, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

3rd year coaching with ECJVC at the 13 & 14's age groups

ECJVC Alumni

4-year Varsity MB at The Oakwood School 

Named Conference Player of the Year twice, Conference MVP three times and Female Athlete of the Year once

Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant for The Oakwood School 

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

Graduate of the University of North Carolina undergrad 2016, East Carolina University Masters of Public Health 2018

Trayce Wilson-Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4th year coaching with ECJVC / 5 years coaching experience

JV Coach at South Central High School

Coaching Achievements Include: 2016: 13s 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 2017: 14s 3rd Place at Big South 2018, USA Bid to USAV Nationals 2018

Pitt County Recreation League Referee

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Currently attends East Carolina University /  Sport Studies

Bridget Herring, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4th year coaching with ECJVC at the 13's and 14's age groups

Participated in 5 years of travel volleyball as libero and captain of her teams

3-year Varsity Libero at Village Christian Academy 

Named All-Conference and Team MVP

4 year Libero for ECU Women's Club Team

Graduate of ECU in Nursing

ECJVC Coaching Achievements Include: 13's Carolina Region Division 2 Champions, Revolutionary Rumble Silver Runner Up, 4 Carolina Regional Tournament Championships, multiple 2nd place finishes in the Carolina Region

Lauren Saxby, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

Played 7 years of club in Raleigh, NC

4-year Varsity MB/OH at Wakefield High School

Assistant Coach for 2 seasons at Triangle VBC

Coached summer camps and clinics at Triangle VBC

4 year MB/OH at Western Carolina University

Graduate of Western Carolina, obtaining a nursing degree at ECU

T'jana Pugh, Coach

4th year coaching with ECJVC / 5 years of coaching experience

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 

Mary Horton, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Volunteer coach for ECJVC camps and clinics

Currenty attends and sets on Varsity for D.H. Conley High School 

Ashton Barbee, Coach

4 Years of coaching experience: 3 years at ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Former assistant coach at AG Cox middle school

Currently attends East Carolina University

Alyssa Pitt, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC / 2 years coaching experience with NC Power VBC

ECJVC Alumni

North Carolina A&T State University MB/RS, Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work

Coaching achievements: 2016 Carolina Region Champion, 2017 Quest for Excellence Champion

Meredith Colhoun, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

Head Coach at John Paul II Catholic High School

Former club player of NC Elite and Triangle, Played all four years of highschool, captain senior year

Previous club defensive speacialist at College of Charleston

Attends East Carolina University / Recreational Therapy with a minor is Psychology and going to Graduate School for Ocupational Therapy

Maggie Hallow, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC 

Played club volleyball at ECJVC for 2 years before going to play 2 years at NC Elite

Played 4 years on Varsity at JH Rose -3x All-Conference, 2015 Conference Player of the Year and 2014 State Championship MVP / Named Academic All-American and UnderArmour All-American Honorable Mention senior year

Played one season at West Virginia University. Currenty plays libero for East Carolina University - 2017 Academic All-Conference team and 2018 Pirate Invitational All-Tournament team

Attends East Carolina University / Engineering Major, May 2020

Gabby Isaac, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

4 year club setter in Raleigh

2 years varsity setter at Holly Spring High School

Coached summer camps at Pitt Community College

Current setter and captain for Pitt Community College / Business 

Holly Gibson, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Currenty attends and plays Varsity for J.H. Rose High School

Plans to attend ECU in the fall and participate on the Women's Club Team

April Nichols, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

3rd year coaching with ECJVC at the National level/ 3 years head coaching experience at Triangle VBC

ECJVC Alumni

USA South All Academic

Former RS of Meredith College - USA South All-Academic honors 2012-2016 , Helped Meredith claim the USA South North Division Regular Season Championship

Meredith College 2016 - BS in Business Administration

Chelsea Bailey, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

1st year coaching with ECJVC / 2 years head coaching experience with Cape Fear 

ECJVC Alumni

Cape Fear Community College libero 2 years- Coaches Award Freshman year and MVP Sophomore year 

Cape Fear Community College (2017) --Associates degree / Currently attends East Carolina University  

Mackenzie Reeves, Coach

3rd year coaching with ECJVC / 4th year coaching

4 years Varsity player at Holly Springs High School - Captain all 4 years , Received the Golden Hawk Team Award as a junior and MVP as a senior. Earned first and second team All Conference Awards each year.

Played 8 years of club volleyball at Triangle and NC Elite Volleyball Club - Received the clubwide Leadership Award from NC Elite as a senior following a season having played on 18 Black and coached 14 Cardinal

Former setter for Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY. Was apart of the blue raider’s squad for two seasons

Currently a member of East Carolina University club volleyball team

Currently attends East Carolina University / Psychology 2019

Ashley Yeager, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC / 2 years coaching experience with Choice Premier and Legacy VBA

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 / Psychology Major 2020, studying to be an Occupational Therapist

Jessica Ziemba, Coach

5th year coaching with ECJVC / 7 years of coaching experience

Assistant Coach at D.H. Conley

Former Head Coach at Chicod Middle School

Previously worked with 12-14's at ECJVC and 2 seasons of the Developmental League

Graduate of East Carolina University / Nursing

Kyla Strother, Coach

6 Years of coaching experience: 1st year at ECJVC

Central High School: Captain for 2 Consecutive years on Varisty

Valley Juniors Volleyball Club: 4 years

Former Middle School Coach at WW Robinson and Peter Muhlenburg in Virginia

Played club ball at West Virginia University

Graduated from West Virginia University / Child Development & Family Studies Minor in Counseling

Keturah Wells, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC / 4 years coaching experience

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

Currently attends East Carolina University / Public Health

Coaching Achievements include: 2018 Raleigh Round Up Runner Up, 2018 14's Regional Runner Up

Dannell Taylor, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC / 2 years coaching experience

North Pitt High School - Varsity 3 years / East Carolina University - Intramurals 4 years

Currently attends East Carolina University / Public Health

Serves in the National Guard as a combat medic

Kirsten Evans, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC / 4 years coaching experience

ECJVC Alumni

Campbell University Women's Club Volleyball Captain & Coach, Recreation - University of Luxembourg

Campbell University 2015 - MBA & BBA, University of Luxembourg - Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Ginny Howard, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

6 years coaching experience: 1 year with ECJVC

Clubs include Coastal Plains Volleyball Club

Varsity coach of Oakwood School: Awarded 2018 Coach of the Year

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

Coaching achievements include: 2014 Winter Bump Champions 14 Club, 2016 Regional Championship, 2018 16 Girls Rumble Champions, 2018 16 East Division 1 Champions

Haley Bidgood, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

2nd year coaching with ECJVC

6 Year NC Elite Volleyball Club Player

High School: Lettered 3 years for Green Hope High School, 1st in Conference senior year, First team all conference regular season, First team all conference tournament team

College: Former East Carolina University setter and right side

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Attends East Carolina University /  Family and Community Services, May 2019

Abbey Donahue, Coach

3rd year coaching with ECJVC at the head and assistant level

3 year player at Carolina Select Volleyball Club

4 year Varsity player at Hickory High School - All conference several times

Currently plays for East Carolina University Women's Club Volleyball team, Former President 

Currently Attends East Carolina University / Exercise Physiology

Stacy Krainiak, Coach

8 years coaching experience with ECJVC all groups

Manager for Camden County HS for 4 years, Manager/practice player for ECU for 4 years, 4 years intramurals, won a number of adult beach and indoor championships 

Coaching achievements include: Top finisher of Monument City Classic 3 times, many regional championships won, won MAPL Blue in 2012

Graduated from East Carolina University in 2010 / Degree in Exercise Phisiology, Doctrate in Physical Therapy in 2014

Kayla Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4 years coaching experience with ECJVC at the head and assistant level

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

Victor Haymon, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC / 1 year coaching with Twin Rivers VBC

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

Former coach of Commonwealth Christian Academy; Richmond, VA- won coach of the year

Team placed at the AAU Volleyball Nationals 17 Club Division in 2018

Cody Carmichael, Coach

1st year Coaching with ECJVC

Christ Covenant Middle School Coach

Former Assistant Coach at Halifax Academy

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

East Carolina University Graduate / May 2018 Bachelors in Business Administration (Management)

 

Megan Williams, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4th year coaching with ECJVC / 7 years coaching experience

Clubs Include: NC Elite & Trianlge Volleyball Club 

Former club player at NC Elite & Trianlge Volleyball Club 

Former player at East Carolina University earned a scholarship last semester, American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team 3 years

Currently attends East Carolina University, 2017 BS in Public Health and ECU Masters of Public Health Intended Graduation Date May 2020

 

Carson Jones, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Twin Rivers Volleyball Club for 1 year / Coastal Plains Volleyball Club for 2 years

Played at Meredith College

Currently plays for and attends Pitt Community College / Elementary Education