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Danny Miller, Head Coach, Averett University

Coach Miller has been the Head Coach at Averett University for 24 years. Miller has led the Cougars to a 605-289 record, going 303-60 in conference play and four NCAA Appearances. He also has won seven conference tournament titles and 13 regular season crowns. The Averett University website can be seen here. You can contact Coach Miler here: or you can call his office at 434-791-5737.

Blair Trail, Head Coach, Roanoke College

Blair Trail just completed her 20th 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 352-238.  You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her at

Jessica Flanagan Keene, former head coach, Ferrum College
Coach Flanagan was the head coach at Ferrum College for 3 seasons. Each season she won more matches than the previous six seasons! 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. She is now an elementary school teacher in Roanoke and just had her first child in November 2018! You can contact her at

Erin Albert, Head Coach, Bridgewater College
Coach Albert started at Bridgewater in the fall of 2010. Prior to taking the head coaching position at Bridgewater, Albert was an assistant coach at Chatham University. During her college playing career, Albert was a four-year starter for NCAA Division III national power Juniata College. Juniata won the Landmark Conference title and regional title in each of her four seasons. She was a member of the 2006 team that won the NCAA Division III national championship. In 2008, Albert was named the MVP at the NCAA regional tournament. Albert graduated from Juniata with a major in chemistry and a minor in psychology. You can contact her at

Katey Holley Totherow, Head Coach, Regents University

Katey is the head coach at Regents University in Va Beach, Va. Before this, she was the assistant coach at UVaWise. Her UVa-Wise web page was here and an article about her hiring was here. She spent the previous two years before that as the assistant coach at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory NC.
She was a 4-year member of the Averett University volleyball team in Danville, Va, and graduated in 2016.  She is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian in Danville, Va, where she was named Danville Area Volleyball Player Of The Year. She has assisted with 32 STAR & Expectations camps, has been a division director eight times, and enjoys helping athletes learn the game she loves.  She got married August 1, 2020. You can contact Coach Katey at


Kelsey Goodman, Assistant Coach, Randolph College

Kelsey is the assistant volleyball coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. She is a 2019 graduate of Roanoke college, where she played on the volleyball team all 4 years and was captain for senior year. Kelsey graduated from Midlothian High in Richmond in 2016, where she played 6 years and earned 4 varsity letters. She also played 7 years of club volleyball. You can find out more about Kelsey here. Kelsey has worked over 50 STAR camps the past 5 summers. Kelsey was a regular participant in the Expectations Camps at Sweet Briar! You can contact Kelsey at

Hannah Shield Contreras
Hannah played 4 years as an OH at Averett University. She graduated in 2018. Each year she has been named 1st team All-Conference. In all four years, she was one of the top three hitters in all of NCAA D3. She was named USASouth Conference Player Of The Year as a sophomore, junior and senior! She was also named USA South Rookie Of The Year as a freshman! Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Dan River High School, near Danville, Va. She played 6 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She played on Coach Houser's team in 2012 that attended Jr Nationals in Columbus Ohio! She was named 1st team all state her senior year at Dan River. Hannah and her husband were married in May 2019 and they now reside in New Bern NC. You can contact Hannah at

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Kolby O'Donnell, Assistant Coach, Texas A&M University

As of January 2018, Kolby is the assistant volleyball coach at Texas A&M University.  You can read about it here. In the fall of 06 and 07, he was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Radford University.  Then he moved on to being the assistant coach at University of Miami then on to Santa Clara and most recently Louisville. 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


Kara Matthews, Head Coach, Randolph College

Kara is the head coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.  She is a 2012 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 5 seasons.   You can see her LC volleyball website here and you can contact her at


Bre Lockhart
Bre is a senior at Randolph-Macon, and just completed her 4th season as a member of the volleyball team. She was a captain the past 2 seasons. She is a 2016 graduate of Hidden Valley High School. She played 5 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She was a primary hitter and server on the Hidden Valley team that won the AA Virginia State Championship in the fall of 2013. The Roanoke STAR Newspaper did an article on her in Oct 2015 here. Bre starting working STAR camps after her 9th grade, and has now been a part of 28 of them! She also works camps for RM and gives private lessons. You can contact Bre at

Sydney Shelton

Sydney played 2 seasons on the Danville Community College Knights volleyball team. Before that she played at Gretna High School for 5 years. She just graduated from Marshall University in West Va in December 2019 in Public Relations with a concentration in Sports. She will staying there to work on her masters degree. She has worked 45 STAR camps the last 6 summers and gives private lessons! You can contact Sydney at!

Harper Scollo

Harper has completed four years on the Averett University volleyball team where she was a captain as a senior. Her AU bio page is here! She is a 2016 graduate of Chatham High School where she played 5 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball. As a senior, she was first team all-conference libero and one of the team's captains. Later that year, she drove to Roanoke to play on NRV's top 18's team! She is presently coaching the Piedmont South 18s team in Danville, Va. Harper will be graduating in May from Averett with a degree in Art Education. You can contact Harper at!

Elizabeth Giles
Elizabeth just finished her 2nd season on the volleyball team at Sewanne University in Tennessee where is has earned significant playing time. She is a 2018 graduate of North Cross School in Roanoke, Va. During both her junior and senior year, she was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st All-Tournament and her team advanced to the state final 4. As a senior, she was 1st team All-State. She has played 6 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball in Roanoke. She has worked 11 STAR volleyball camps and has given 100s of hour of private lessons. You can reach Elizabeth at

Ashlea Havens
Ashlea is a sophomore at Patrick Henry Community College where she will be playing her 2nd season on their volleyball team. She is a 2018 graduate of Patrick County High where she played DS & Libero. She played 5 years of high school volleyball as well as 5 seasons of travel. She also played softball for 8 years. including travel & school. She has been working volleyball camps for elementary age kids at her PCHS since 2015. In the spring of 2018 she coached Southside 12s! You can contact Ashlea at

Catherine Reinard

Cat is a freshman at Roanoke College where she is on the volleyball team. She is a 2019 graduate of Lord Botetourt High School, where she played 6 years of school volleyball. She also played six seasons of club volleyball. Her varsity team at LB won the 3A state championship in both her junior and senior seasons. She was a member of Coach Houser's 15's team in 2015 that was the #1 ranked 16's team in the ODR. Then in both 2016, '17 and '18, she has played on the top team for Roanoke United. Catherine has worked 4 STAR camps the past two summers and has also given private lessons for Coach Houser. You can contact her at


Cameron Blankenship
Cameron is a freshman at Guilford College where she is on the volleyball team. Cameron is a 2019 graduate of Bassett High where she played 6 years of school volleyball. She also played 8 seasons of of club vball. She holds her school record of 19 stuff blocks in a match! She was a member of Coach Houser's 15 National team in 2016. She was 1st all-district and 1st team all-conference all 4 years in high school, and was named District Player Of The year as a senior. Cameron has worked 5 STAR camps the past two summers and has given a multitude of private lessons in Martinsville & Danville! You can contact Cameron at!


Grayce Dantzler
Grayce has been a member of the William Byrd High School varsity volleyball team since the 9th grade. She has played libero, right side, and setter. Yep, she can do it all! :) She has playe a year of middle school and a year of JV. She has played 5 years of travel volleyball with the top team in her age group for NRV in Roanoke. You can contact Grayce at


May 21, 2019
" Karmin has really grown under your guidance, and we are grateful for your help!! We appreciate your willingness to work with us :)."

Jeff Osborne, father of Karmin, Faith Christian, c/o '21

February 6, 2017
"Happy birthday Coach Houser! Thank you for teaching me pretty much everything I could ever know about volleyball & for all the life lessons you've instilled in me. I wouldn't be where I am now w/o you! Hope you have the best day ever ����!!"

Bre Lockhart, Hidden Valley, c/o '16

August 19, 2016
" I seriously can't wait for our first lesson! This is what my daughter needs to reach her full potential. Let me know if you have any lessons come open earlier. Wish I wouldn't have waited so long!!"


May 29, 2014
"Your name is known in a very good way in Lynchburg!  It is a testament to your passion and is an awesome thing and, as a Mom, Coach, and fellow lover of the is very appreciated...for that, we (your athletes, families, and colleagues) are in your debt."

Brooke Mlaka, director, Synergy Volleyball Club, Lynchburg, Va

April 18, 2010
"These camps were my favorite camps to come to when I was these girls' ages,
and I want us to make sure they get the same experience I did."

Kim Amerell, former STAR staff member and former member of the University of Tampa volleyball team which finished as runner ups in the 2013 NCAA D2 Tournament!



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