Our Coaches

Kelley Krainiak, Executive Director

Executive Club Director

Offers Private Lessons 

13 years coaching experience with ECJVC, all ages and levels

JH Rose High School Varsity Head Coach

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, 2020 Sunshine Classic Qualifier Champions, qualifying for USAV Nationals both seasons.

 

Danielle Munoz, Assistant Director, Director of Volleyball Operations, Coach

Assistant Club Director 

Director of Volleyball Operations

Offers Private Lessons 

10 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, 13U Program Director, Coach

Assistant Club Director 

13U Program Director

22 Years of coaching experience: 6th 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, 2019 City of Oaks 12s Champions

Western Kentucky University Graduate / Graphic Design

Transaction Coordinator for The Stancill Realty Group, Keller Williams Realty - Points East

Kayla Ruffin, Facility Manager, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

7 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

Chelsea Bailey, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

3rd 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

East Carolina University Graduate in Crimanl Justice

Ashton Barbee, Coach

6 Years of coaching experience: 5 years at ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Former assistant coach at AG Cox middle school

Currently attends East Carolina University

Bianca Berry, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC / 2 years coaching experience

Played 5 years of club in Camden, North Carolina

3-year Varsity MB at Camden County High School

Named 3-Time Coastal 10 All Conference Varsity Player for Northeast Region, 2-Time Best Offensive Player, Captain and MVP on CCHS Volleyball Team

Attending  ECU as an Intended Nursing Major

1st year coaching with ECJVC 

Played 3 years of club in Camden, North Carolina

High School player at Camden County High School 3 years 

Attending Pitt Community College / Working towards Associate Degree in Business Administration

1st year coaching with ECJVC

Began coaching ECJVC clinics in August 2020

Currently a senior at D.H. Conley 

Played on D.H. Conley Beach Team in 2019-present

Assisted for Eppes Middle School Volleyball in 2020

1 season coaching youth softball

Coached a special needs youth baseball league

Participates in many outdoor and indoor adult leagues

 

1st year coaching with ECJVC
 
Former Head Coach at Twin City Volleyball Club for 12U Team
 
Played 6 years of club in Winston Salem, North Carolina
 
Played 4 years at Mount Tabor High School  
 
Attending East Carolina University, Majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management
 
Member of Zeta Tau Alpha, serving as Fundraising Chairman, Judicial Board Chairman, and Nominating Committee Officer

Offers Private Lessons 

1st Year Coaching at ECJVC / 2 Years coaching experience

Attended Fuquay Varina High School: Competed on Vastity for three years

Collected second team all-conference at Fuquay Varina High School.

Triangle Volleyball Alumni: Captain 18s season

Played at William Peace University Freshman Year of College: Collecting Rookie of the Week, Two Time Defensive Player of the Week, Second Team all-Conference, and Libero of the Year for the USA South Conference. Also helped Peace claim USA South North Division Regular Season Championship

Assistant Coach for 11 Black at Triangle Volleyball Club

Transferred to Presbyterian College Sophomore Year: Was libero then sustained a grade two concussion which lead to retiring from the sport

Attending East Carolina University in Fashion Merchandising with a double minor in Interior Design and Coaching

Kaitlyn Brown, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC /  4 years coaching experience

Former club player and clinic coach at Triangle Volleyball Club -(Double qualified for Nationals 18s year)

Franklinton High School 4 year varsity / 3 year captain and all conference defensive player of the year / 2 year MVP

Former East Carolina University player 

Currently Kindergarten teacher at Chocowinity and getting Masters in Education

2nd year coaching with ECJVC 

ECU Alumni

4 year setter at J.H. Rose

Currently attending East Carolina University Pre-Med

Cody Carmichael, Coach

3rd year Coaching with ECJVC

Christ Covenant Middle School Coach

Former Assistant Coach at Halifax Academy

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Director of Ops for East Carolina University Volleyball Program

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

 

1st year coaching with ECJVC

Played club for Lenoir Fusion and MOJO

Played for 3 years for Wayne Country Day School, one year for Ramstein High School and one year for George Mason High School

ECU Women’s Club Volleyball player

Attending ECU for Elementary Education with a concentration in science

Hailey Ellis, Coach

3rd year coaching with ECJVC /  5 years coaching experience

Coached ECJVC Developmental Team

Played club with Lenior Fusion

South Lenoir High School 4 year DS

Graduated Cum Laude from NC State University with a BS in Plant Biology and Minor is Animal Science

Currently attends Iowa State University for MS in Plant Breeding and Genetics

Kirsten Evans, Coach

3nd year coaching with ECJVC / 5 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

1st year coaching with ECJVC/ 2 years coaching experience

Played club for one year at NC Elite

Played sand volleyball for 3 years at Southern Sand

2-year varsity defensive player at Fuquay Varina High School

Attending East Carolina University for Communications/ Sports Studies

1st year coaching at ECJVC/ 9 years of head coaching experience with ages ranging from 14-18 (all levels) at Memphis Metro JVC.

Played club from 14's-18's at Memphis Metro JVC and Memphis Volleyball Academy.

Held the Dig and Ace record in High school. Placed 3rd in the state of Tennessee for digs and 5th in the state for Aces.

Former Coach at RAF Lakenheath High school (England) Head coached the JV Team and assistant coached Varsity

Alumni of University of Memphis recruited as an OH, DS, and serving specialist

Represented the United States Air Force Volleyball Team in Europe (USAFE) stationed at RAF Lakenheath, England. Played all over Europe against professional teams in Belgium, Germany, France and Italy.

Ranked in the top 25% of the UK Beach Tour playing in the semi finals every tournament and placing 3rd in two tournaments in 2019.

Degree in Emergency Medical Sciences as a paramedic

Currently finishing Nursing degree

Megan Hall, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

6th year coaching with ECJVC, head and assistant for the 14 and Under age groups

ECJVC Alumni

Currently Head JV Coach at J.H. Rose

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

Currently attending Pitt Community College / Pre-med

ECJVC Coaching Achievements: 2020 Sunshine Classic Qualifier Champions qualifying for USAV Nationals 

Victor Haymon, Coach

4th  year coaching with ECJVC / 1 year coaching with Twin Rivers VBC

Head Middle School & JV coach plus Assistant Varsity 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, Won East/West 18s Regional Championship in 2019, 18s Club Semi-Finalist at the Capitol Hill Classic in 2019

Ginny Howard, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

8 years coaching experience: 5th year with ECJVC

Clubs include Coastal Plains Volleyball Club

Varsity Assistant Coah at JH Rose High School

Former 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, 2019 16 East Division 1 Champs and 2019 Revoluntionary Rumble 16s Champs

Laura Jenkins, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC /  3 years coaching experience

Coached ECJVC Developmental Team, Rec Ball and Summer Clinics

ECJVC Alumni

South Lenoir High School 4 year varsity / Captain Senior Year

Played at Lenior Community College / Captain Sophomore Year

Currently attending East Carolina University - Exercise Physiology

Rebecca Jernigan, Coach

5th year coaching with ECJVC / 7 years coaching experience

JV Head and Varsity Assistant Volleyball Coach at South Central High School

ECJVC Alumni

South Central 4 year player

Current Math Teacher at South Central High School

April Nichols, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

5th 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

1st  year coaching with ECJVC 

Played club at Triangle Volleyball Club

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

East Carolina University Volleyball Practice Player

Currently attends East Carolina University /  Economics

Alyssa Pitt, Coach

3rd year coaching with ECJVC / 2 years coaching experience with NC Power VBC

ECJVC Alumni

Head Coach at Farmville Central High School

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

Trayce Wilson-Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

6th year coaching with ECJVC / 7 years coaching experience

Head Coach at John Paul Catholic High School

Former 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

East Carolina University Volleyball Manager

Currently attends East Carolina University /  Sport Studies

2nd year of coaching with ECJVC

Coaches year-round ECJVC camps and clinics 2019-present ages 14 and under

South Central Varsity Caption all four years

First Team All-Conference Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Year

Pepsi Player of the Week MVP

Committed to play at The Citadel  / Class of 2021

1st year coaching with ECJVC

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club President

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club player 3 years

Experience coaching in volleyball and wrestling

Currently attends East Carolina University /  Double Major Marketing and Operations - Supply Chain Management

1st year coaching with ECJVC /  8 years coaching experience 

Clubs Include: Tri-State Elite (Ohio), Digs VBC (New Jersey), South County VBC (Rhode Island) / High School Includes: Cumberland (RI) Head Coach / Camp Programs: University of Rhode Island, Robert Morris University, Tri-State Elite College Prep

Played 4 years at University of Rhode Island. URI is a DI program in the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

Education: BS in Business Administration/Global Business Management

Occupation: Customer Retail Manager at Mondelez International 

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA  

 

Ashley Yeager, Coach

4th 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

East Carolina University Graduate B.A. in Psychology  

1st year coaching with ECJVC

Played club at Norwalk High School

East Carolina University Men’s Volleyball Club Player

Currently attending East Carolina University