2016-2017 Club Coaches
MEET OUR COACHES FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON
U14 Boys Club Team - Head Coach Matt Croson, USAV CAP I Certified
Matt Croson joined WLVBC three years ago and has served as a Saturday Skills and Scrimmages Coach, U16 assistant coach and U14 head coach. He also serves as the overall Director of WLVBC, where he has helped grow the program to include six girls teams, three boys teams, a SSS fundamentals program and a sand program, with the Board of Directors. Croson's coaches philosophy is to create great leaders through volleyball. Passionate, excitable, some say loud...Croson truly enjoys working with the U14 age group, and bringing kids together to give it their all on the court.
U16 Boys Club Team - Head Coach Allan Kotmel, USAV CAP I Certified
- Allan Kotmel began his coaching career as an assistant coach on a middle school boys team. He has since expanded to coach a U14 boys club team, and high school boys and middle school girls rec teams. He also coached U14 boys and girls for the WLVBC Sand program. This club season he will be coaching our U16 boys team. As for his playing background, Allan played JV, Varsity and club volleyball all though high school career and played in a number of adult rec leagues and tournaments (indoor and beach) after college.
U17/18 Boys Rec Team - Head Coach Shelly Franco
Coach Franco played volleyball at Jacksonville University and has many years of coaching experience with WLVBC. She also has coached at Jacksonville Juniors, Chicago Juniors, NVVA, LYV and Notre Dame Academy which included 2 state championships.
U13 Girls - Head Coach David Schulte, USAV CAP II Certified
Coach Schulte brings 12 years of club level experience and has coached teams at the 14s through 17s age groups. Additionally he has coached 14 seasons for Loudoun Youth Volleyball including 7 seasons for the High School Girls Division. Coach Schulte is completing his USAV CAP II certification and is Gold Medal Squared trained. He is a certified USAV and VHSL referee. David is a member of AVCA and JVA.
There will be two U14 Teams:
U14 Girls - Head Coach Maureen Thomas
U14 Girls - Head Coach Hai Nguyen, USAV CAP I Certified
Coach Nguyen is in his 3rd season of coaching girls for the Loudoun Youth Volleyball Rec League. He coached 2 years at the House level and this year he took on the top level of Open 1. Having coached last year’s WLVBC U13 Girls, Hai returns as one of the head coaches for the U14 Girls. Hai also assists in the SSS and WLVBC Sand programs. He continues to play for fun as well as competes in tournaments. Hai loves volleyball and loves to learn and teach; coaching is a perfect mix for him.
U15 Girls - Head Coach Dave McGuigan, USAV CAP I Certified
Coach McGuigan has quite the volleyball portfolio: 8 years Head Volleyball Coach Frederick County Middle School, 13 years Head Volleyball Coach at James Wood High School, 2 years Head Volleyball Coach at Shenandoah University, 3 years Assistant Varsity Head Coach Woodgrove High School, 5 years Travel Volleyball Coach. This is his 20Th year of coaching volleyball! Not much more to say than that!
U16 Girls - Head Coach Josh Judd
Coach Judd has been playing volleyball since he was in middle school and has been coaching volleyball for the past 5 Fall and Spring seasons. He has coached and run/helped with clinics for a wide range of age groups for boys and girls. He started at Heritage High School's volleyball program in 2012 as their head freshmen coach, then coached the Junior Varsity team for two season, and is currently the Varsity Assistant for their program. His club coaching background started with U14. Since then he has coached three U15 teams, and started with Western Loudoun Volleyball Club for the Spring 2016 season with a very successful U16 team. He looks forward to and can't wait for the upcoming season!