2017-2018 Club Coaches
MEET OUR COACHES FOR THE 2017-2018 WLVBC SEASON
U14 Boys Club Team - Head Coach Katie Herbert, Gold Medal Squared trained
Katie Herbert will begin her first season with WLVBC coaching our U14 Boys team. We are trilled to add her to our club. She has coached multiple seasons of boys LYV teams and 15/16 boys club at NVVA as well as instructing at the youth Volleyball Academy at the VVC. She was a member of the Club Volleyball team at Miami University and played both indoor and sand volleyball during high school. She continues to play in adult leagues. Katie looks forward to passing on her love of volleyball and supporting the growing interest of boys volleyball in Northern Virginia and Loudoun County.
U15/U16 Boys Club Team - Head Coach Allan Kotmel, USAV CAP I Certified
Allan Kotmel will be returning this year to coach our U16 boys team again. Allan is a USA Volleyball CAP-I certified coach. He has coached both boys and girls in middle school and boys in high school rec teams, as well as coaching U14 and U16 boys club teams for WLVBC. Additionally, he has coached boys and girls in doubles volleyball with the WLVBC grass/sand program since it's inception.s for his playing background, Allan played JV, Varsity and club volleyball all though high school and played in a number of adult rec leagues and tournaments (indoor and beach) after college.
Matt Croson joined the WLVBC coaching ranks four years ago, and has coached U13-16 levels, for boys and girls. He also coaches for the sand/grass program and SSS. Matt 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, a sand program and a summer camp, 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 U13 age group, and bringing kids together to give it their all on the court.
U14 Girls - Head Coach David Schulte, USAV CAP II Certified
Coach Schulte brings 13 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 U15 Teams:
U15 Girls - Head Coach Maureen Thomas, USAV CAP I Certified
Coach Thomas is entering her second year coaching club for WLVBC. She coached U14 last year and is moving up to U15 this year. Maureen is currently the Head Coach for the Woodgrove High School Freshman team as well. She is also experienced in coaching in the Loudoun Youth Volleyball Rec league, and has assisted in our SSS and sand programs.
U15 Girls - Head Coach Hai Nguyen, USAV CAP I Certified
Coach Nguyen returns to for his 3rd season for WLVBC with the U15 team. Coach Hai is in his 4th season of coaching Loudoun Youth Volleyball League. He coached two seasons at the House Level and two seasons at the Open 1 level. You can also find him in the WLVB SSS and 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.
U16 Girls - Head Coach Ed Zdouba, USAV CAP I and CAP II Certified
We are thrilled to add Ed Zdouba to our club as U16 Head Coach this year. Ed has an extensive background of playing and coaching volleyball. He has played all positions himself, played on a Nationally Ranked club team in Australia, as well as 5 years on teams in the Chesapeake Region.
Ed's coaching background is just as extensive as his playing background. He has coached in Australia and the US, he has coached LYV, club level at NVVA and Dynamix and more. Ed's accreditation's include: IMPACT trained, CAP I and CAP II certified and is Youth Sports Concussion certified.
His philosophy is "Team always -play hard, play to win but always with Integrity and Respect for fellow team players and opposing teams".
U17/U18 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 6 Fall and Spring seasons. He has coached and run/helped with clinics for a wide range of age groups for both boys and girls. He started at Heritage High School's volleyball program in 2012 as their Freshmen Head 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 and coached at U16 team the following season. He looks forward to and can't wait for the upcoming season!
Technical Director - Coach Joe Norton
Joe Norton is WLVBC’s Technical Director. This is a non-exclusive position, per NCAA requirements, and he will be working with WLVBC on our Fundamentals Program held every Monday from December through March of the club seasoon. Joe was a four year starter for the George Mason University volleyball program, and is currently its Assistant Head Coach for the men’s team at Mason. He has experience coaching with NVVA ICE, Evolution Club and Edison High School volleyball programs. Joe brings a wealth of on the court experience, with a joyous approach to the teaching the game. He has trained at HP programs at USAV training centers in Colorado, and participated in many coaching and playing camps, including starting our summer camp program in 2017 at Foxcroft.
High School Boys Program - 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. Shelly is currently the Assistant Coach for the Freshman Team at Loudoun Valley High School.