STAR Camp Directors
Bayes, Head Coach, Emory & Henry University
Devyn is now the head coach at Emory & Henry University. She has spent the past two falls as the assistant volleyball coach
of the University of Arkansas - Monticello. She has also been the American University women's club volleyball team. She graduated from
Ferrum College in 2010, where she made the volleyball team as a walk-on
her freshman year! She graduated from George Washington High School in
Danville, VA in 2007, where she played volleyball for six years. Devyn has assisted
or directed 39 STAR volleyball camps.
She directed her first camp at
Chugiak High in Anchorage Alaska in
July of 2009 and has then directed 6 more since.
Her email is: DBayes@ehc.edu and her Facebook
Danny Miller, Head Coach,
Coach Miller has been the head coach at
Averett University for 17 years. Miller has led
the Cougars to a 430-214 record, going 205-43 in
conference play and four NCAA Tournament appearances. He
also has won seven conference tournament titles and nine
regular season crowns. The
Averett University volleyball website can be seen
here. Coach Miller has coached club ball
for 7 years, has assisted with 7 Expectations Camps and has directed
6 STAR camps! You can contact Coach Miller here:
or you can call his office at 434-791-5737.
Willis, Assistant Coach Liberty University
Johnathan Willis is the former head coach at Randolph College.
Before coming to RC, he served as both a volunteer assistant for
Liberty University Division I womenís volleyball
team as well as the head coach of the menís volleyball club
program. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Willis has
worked as a local clinician at a number of high schools and the
assistant coach at Brookville High School from 2005-2006. Willis has
been the head coach of the Heart of Virginia girlís 16s travel volleyball team for the past two years.
He has been the assistant at 5 Expectations camps and the camp
director at 3 STAR camps. If you want to contact Coach Willis, I'll have some info up here soon!
Huus, former head coach Sweet Briar College
Beth was the head coach for four years at Sweet Briar
College near Charlottesville, Va. Prior to taking over the program, she
coached at Heidelberg College and Earlham College.
She has also coached a number of club teams, most
recently coaching 14's with the Heart Of Virginia in
Lynchburg, Va. As a collegiate
player at Gettysburg College, Coach Huus received first-team All-Centennial Conference honors and
twice reached the National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) Division III National Championship Tournament.
She has worked 4
Expectations Camps the
past 3 summers, and directed the
Patrick County camp in
2012. You can reach her at
Trail, Head Coach, Roanoke College
Blair Trail is in her 14th season as the head coach of the
Roanoke volleyball program. Trail, a 1999 graduate of Roanoke
College, was a standout with the Maroon volleyball program,
establishing several school records during her playing days. A the
longest tenured coach in the history of the program, and the
all-time wins leader, she has compiled an overall record of
231-163. You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her
STAR Camp Assistants
|Kolby O'Donnell, Assistant Coach, University of Miami
Kolby is the assistant volleyball coach at the University of
Miami. The announcement of his hire can be seen here. In the fall of 06 and 07, he was the assistant coach
and recruiting coordinator at Radford University. O’Donnell graduated from Lees-McRae College, where he was a
four-year letterman and captain of the men's volleyball team. Kolby
coached the High Expectations camp at Jefferson Forest in 2008 and was the camp director
at Fuqua School in 2009 and 2010. To see what weeks he has available for 2012, please touch here , email him at email@example.com, or call him at his office phone 828-262-2844
|Jessica Flanagan, Head Coach, Ferrum College
Coach Flanagan joined Ferrum athletics staff as head volleyball coach in May of 2012 after serving as the JV coach at Floyd County High School and the assistant coach for the FCHS varsity program. Flanagan was also head coach of the Floyd 18s, a club volleyball program in Floyd County one season. Flanagan was a four-year player for Ferrum's volleyball program, and played softball two years. She earned four straight All-Conference volleyball honors from the USA South Athletic Conference from 2006-09. Flanagan received the 2010 Ferrum College President's Cup, which is presented annually to the graduating student-athlete who best exhibits excellence in academics, campus and community leadership, and character. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benson, USAV Florida
Coach Benson is the former men's and women's head coach at
EMU in Harrisonburg, Va.
Coach Benson played volleyball in college, coached
high school ball for 4 years and club ball for 6 years while
living in Florida. He also coached college ball for 4 years
before taking over at EMU in 2004. His teams at EMU improved their winning % nearly every year since arriving.
During the summer of 2007, Benson was selected as a training
coach of the USA Select A1 Boys team. Coach Benson is now
working for USAV in Florida! Good luck to you on your
new job! You can read more about
here, and you can contact Coach Benson at
Sam Thomas, Deep Run High School
Sam is the head coach at Deep Run High School. She was the freshman coach at Mills Godwin in Richmond and coached JV at Topsail High in Charleston SC.. She has coached club in North Carolina and Virginia. She played college volleyball at Cape Fear Community College and Shenandoah University. She is a 2008 graduate of North Cross High School in Roanoke, Va. She played on Coach Houser's 2005 Roanoke Jrs 15's team, was an assistant coach with Roanoke Juniors in 2007 team, and has assisted with eighteen STAR camps! Her email is: email@example.com.
Kane, Timberlake Christian School
Coach Kane has immense experience in volleyball. He has
been a high school varsity coach, a camp director and hosted
STAR camps in
He has been the head coach at Timberlake Christian School near
Lynchburg, Va coach for 16 seasons. His teams were
conference champs twice and were ranked in the top 8 in the
Virginia Division III final poll every year. His overall
coaching record is 223-94. Coach Kane is presently a 7th
grade teacher in Appomattox County, Virginia. He was the
rookie STAR camp director at
Franklin County in 2009 and
Lion in 2009!
You may contact him
Cassie is the former head coach at Emory & Henry University. She
began coaching volleyball at E&H in 2003. A 2001 E&H graduate, Pochyla coached two years at Abingdon High School in Abingdon,
Va., before taking on coaching responsibilities at Emory &
Henry. She attended the University of Virginia College at Wise
for two years, where she played volleyball and basketball and
was a member of the conference All-Academic Team.
Cassie directed the rookie portion of the
Jefferson Forest Camp
in 2005. She has a son named Neal. You can
contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthews, Head Coach, Randolph College
Kara is the head coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. She is a '12
graduate of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. and played on the LC volleyball team all 4 years as a DS/Libero.
Her major was sports management. She graduated for Douglass
Freeman High School in Richmond in 2008. She played for
Richmond Volleyball Club for 5 years as a DS/OH and has helped coach HOV club teams in Lynchburg for the past 3 seasons. You can see her LC volleyball website
here and you can contact her at
Aidan is a member
Lafayette College volleyball
team in Easton, Pa. She is a 2011
graduate of Roanoke Catholic School. She has been playing
volleyball since the 5th grade. She was a starting MB
on the Roanoke Catholic team for 4 years as the team became a power in the Roanoke area.
The team was 25-4 in her senior year, and finished 2nd in
the state. She played on Coach Houser's Roanoke Juniors
2008 team, and like Jordan,
played on his
2009 team that qualified
for the 2009 Junior
National Tournament in Miami!! She has
assisted with 14 STAR camps, and has been Rookie
Camp Director four times. You can contact Aidan at
Katie is a member of the Averett University volleyball team in Danville, Va. She is a
2012 graduate of Westover Christian in Danville, Va. She has
played school ball for 6 years, club ball for 3 years. She
has assisted with fourteen STAR camps, has been the rookie director six times, and enjoys helping girls learn the
game she loves. You can contact Katie at
Sarah Sparks Hammond
Sarah just finished her senior year at Averett University, and is now a math teacher at Read Mt Middle School in Botetourt Co, Va. You can see her AU web page here. She had an all-conference freshman and senior seasons as a starting middle hitter for AU. She has worked at 13 STAR camps. Sarah played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Danny Miller for the Caswell (North Carolina) Volleyball Club. Sarah can be contacted at email@example.com
Maribeth Kern is a member of the volleyball team at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va. She spent her first two years playing at King University in Bristol TN. She startd playing volleyball for Central Academy Middle in the 7th grade. As a high school player she won the A state champiohship at James River in her junior year, and was named 1st team All-State. Maribeth was also named 1st Team All-Timesland in 2010 and 2011! She played 5 years of club vball with NRV Juniors. You can see Maribeth's skills tape here. You can contact Maribeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mairin is a member of the University of Dallas volleyball team. You can see her profile page here! She is a 2013 graduate of Roanoke Catholic School. She has played 5 years of varsity volleyball, 2 years of JV, and 5 years of club. She was the team captain of her school team the past 2 years, and they won the state championship in their division both years. You can contact Mairin at MGuilfoyle@udallas.edu
Allison also just finished her senior year at Averett University. Allison had a great career at AU where she was named Conference Player Of The Year as a senior. She also was named a D3 All-American. She played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Coach Miller for Caswell Volleyball Club. Allison is now a 3rd grade teacher in Halifax Co, Va. You can contact her at email@example.com.
April 18, 2010
"These camps were my favorite camps to come to when I was these
and I want to make sure they get the same
experience I did."
Kim Amerell, former STAR staff member and member of the University ot Tampa volleyball team, runner ups D2 2013 NCAA tournament!
May 29, 2014
"Your name is known in a very good way in Lynchburg! It is a testament to your passion and commitment....it is an awesome thing and, as a Mom, Coach, and fellow lover of the sport...it is very appreciated...for that, we (your athletes, families, and colleagues) are in your debt."
Brooke Mlaka, director, Synergy Volleyball Club, Lynchburg Va.