Our Coaches

Kelley Krainiak, Executive Director

Executive Club Director

Offers Private Lessons 

11 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, qualifying for USAV Nationals 


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

21 Years of coaching experience: 5th 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

Transaction Coordinator for Tami Lynn Home Team, Keller Williams Realty - Points East

Megan Williams, Facility Manager, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

Director of Facilities Management

5th year coaching with ECJVC / 7 years coaching experience

Former club player and coach at NC Elite & former player at Triangle Volleyball Club 

Current Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant at JH Rose High School

Former DS 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


Chelsea Bailey, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

2nd 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  

Ashton Barbee, Coach

5 Years of coaching experience: 4 years at ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Former assistant coach at AG Cox middle school

Currently attends East Carolina University

Bianca Berry, Coach

1st 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

ECJVC Alumni 

Current South Central Senior

Plans to major in Child Clinical Psychology

Kaitlyn Branam, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC /  3 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

Katie Bray Carlson, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni /15s year placed at AAUs

Current JH Rose Senior / Setter 4 years

Plans to major in Life Sciences and Human Biology at ECU

Cody Carmichael, Coach

2nd 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)


Meredith Colhoun, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC

Former 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

Caroline Collier, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4th 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

Former 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

Alexis DeSoto, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni /15s year placed thrid at AAUs

Current DH Conley Senior / Captain

Junior Year / NC 3A State Runner Up junior year, All Conference and Offensive player of the year

Plans to major in Elementary Education at ECU


Bri Dillard, Coach
Hannah Donahue, Coach

1st year with ECJVC

JV Head coach and Varsity Assistant for The Oakwood School

Played 4 years as Libero at Hickory High School

Named All Conference and Defensive Player of the Year

6-year Former Libero for Carolina Select Volleyball Club

East Carolina University Women’s Volleyball Club Player 

Currently attends East Carolina University / Social Work, studying to be an Occupational Therapist 

Hailey Elmore, Coach

2nd year coaching with ECJVC /  4 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

Plans to attend graduate School for Agricultural Research

Kirsten Evans, Coach

2nd 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

Grayson Fields, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC

ECJVC Alumni

Currently plays for and attends Pitt Community College / Occupational Therapy

Megan Hall, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

5th 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

Maggie Hallow, Coach

2nd 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 plus 2017 American Athletic Academic team and 2018 Pirate Invitational All-Tournament team

Attends East Carolina University / Engineering Major, May 2020

Victor Haymon, Coach

3rd 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

7 years coaching experience: 4th 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

Anna Scott Ivey, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC / Assisted With ECJVC Summer Series

ECJVC Alumni

Current JH Rose Senior

Plans to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders at East Carolina University

Laura Jenkins, Coach

1st year coaching with ECJVC /  2 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

4th 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

Olivia Masaitis, Coach

1st Year coahing with ECJVC

Head coach for Greene County Middle School

Former Assistant Varsity & JV coach at Eastern View High School

Former Assistant Coach at Northwest Guilford Middle School 

Former DS for Greensboro College pride 2014 & 2017

Alumni of Greensboro College, Bachelor’s in Health & Physical Education

2nd year Kinesiology Graduate Student at ECU, Concentrations in Biomechanics & Sport Management

April Nichols, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

4th 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

Alyssa Pitt, Coach

2nd 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

Kayla Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

5 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

Lauren Saxby, Coach

2nd 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

Trayce Wilson-Ruffin, Coach

Offers Private Lessons

5th year coaching with ECJVC / 6 years coaching experience

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

Ashley Yeager, Coach

3rd 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