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Coaches

Eileen Acuña – Coach
Ex-National Team – Colombia
OH / Setter

Eileen played for the Colombia National team for 5 years and participated in the South American and 2013 Pan-American games. She was a member of the team that went to the Women’s Pan-American Volleyball Cup in the Czech republic in 2013. She loves kids and enjoys working with our young athletes. She brings a world on volleyball training experience and manages the volleyball program for the beginner and developmental groups.

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.