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Coaches

Andres Hurtado – Coach
Ex-National Team | OH / All around

Andres played for the Colombia National team for 6 years and participated in the South American games, World Cup qualifiers as well as the Caribbean national tournament. He enjoys working with young athletes and brings a world of volleyball training experience.

Kayla Black – Coach
Ex-College Player | OH / Defensive Player

Kayla brings extensive experience as a hitter, defensive player, and coach. Some of her  honors include:

•  Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Attacker of the Year in 2018 and 2019
•  First-team All-GCAC in 2017, 2018 and 2019
•  GCAC Tournament MVP in 2018
•  All-GCAC Tournament in 2017 and 2018
•  11-time GCAC Attacker of the Week (four times in 2019, four times in 2018, three times in 2017)
•  All-Louisiana: first team in 2018 and 2019, second team in 2017

Briana Domino
Ex- Collegiate Volleyball Player
6 Rotation Outside (OH/DS)

Ex-college player with years of experience as a hitter and defensive player. Some of her honors include:

• Conference/ Regional Champions (2016)
• Finished 11th in Nationals (2016)
• Ranked 3rd in National Polls (2017)
• All-tournament team (2018)
• Defender of the week (2019)
• 1st team All-Conference (2018, 2019)
• Conference Champions (2019)
• RRAC tournament MVP (2019)

Willy Tiedjop – Coach
Ex-PRO Volleyball Player | OH

Played professionally in Cameroon and in France for over 12 years as an OH, RH. He brings over 20 years of experience to The Volleyball School training program and takes great pride in mentoring young athletes during his advanced volleyball lessons and private volleyball training.

Melissa Bento – Coach
Ex-D1 Volleyball Player
Hitter/Defensive Specialist

Melissa was born in Brazil and volleyball has always been a big part of her life since an early age. She came to the states with a D1 Scholarship and holds a degree in kinesiology. She enjoys working with kids and sharing her extensive volleyball knowledge to help them succeed and play at a competitive level.

Shaeli Braziel – Coach
Ex-College Coach
Hitter/Defensive Specialist / Setter

Shaeli brings extensive experience at the college and club level and holds a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Southwestern Christian University. She enjoys developing young athletes and helping them find a love for the sport of volleyball. At The Volleyball School, she will be working with our Intermediate, and Advanced level students on hitting, defense and setting.

Luigi Iannone – Coach
Regional team – Turin, Italy
Libero / Setter

Brings over 20 yrs of experience playing for the Italian Federation both as a setter and hitter. He adds extensive volleyball training experience working with youth groups and helping them develop the proper technique required to play volleyball in middle school, high-school or at the club level.