Co-Owner, Club Director, Recruiting Director, 17 Purple Head Coach, 12 Purple Head Coach
Coach “Tony” has over 23+ years of playing and 17+ years of coaching experience. A native of Texas, he played for the Texas A&M Men’s Volleyball Club as a setter and outside hitter and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Sport Management and Business. He currently lives in McKinney, Texas with his wife, Rachel, nine-year-old daughter, Rebecca, six-year-old daughter, Emma and four-year-old daughter, Natalie. They attend First Baptist Church of McKinney. Anthony is a well respected coach in the region and has a tremendous amount of knowledge and love for the game. His love and passion for the game can be seen in each and every athlete he coaches and trains. He believes in training the mind and body to work as one to achieve the highest level of performance. Anthony has qualified multiple teams for Nationals and has extensive knowledge of the college recruiting process, with established relationships with coaches across the country. He has helped many athletes find the right collegiate home during the recruiting process. Anthony was formerly co-owner and club director of Black Hawks VBC.
2013- Lone Star Classic 14 American Champions
2013 – USAV Nationals 14 American (10th place)
2015- NTR Regional Bid (3rd Place Finish)
2015- USAV Nationals 16 American
2016- USAV Nationals 18 American
2018- Show Me NQ 17 American (9th place finish)
Co-Owner, Club Director, 16 Purple Head Coach, 14 Purple Head Coach
Coach Chris is a 35 year veteran player and has 25 years experience coaching volleyball. A native of Hawaii and former men’s club volleyball player at the University of Oregon, Chris is a very vibrant coach with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and love of the sport. He will be looking for players that share in his passion of the game, while learning to develop their drive and confidence as athletes. Chris has qualified for Nationals as well as earning a 3rd place finish at the 2016 AAU Nationals in Orlando. Chris was formerly co-owner and coaching director of Black Hawks VBC.
2015- Show Me NQ 15 American Champion
2015- Lone Star Classic 15 American (3rd Place)
2015- USAV Nationals 15 American (5th Place Finish)
2016- AAU Nationals 16 Club (3rd Place Finish)
2018- Show Me NQ 16 American (3rd Place Finish)
Director; Power Volleyball Training Academy
Power Coaching Staff
Read more below about our 2018-19 coaching staff.
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This will be Nicole’s third year coaching with Power. She attended Baylor University and has been playing indoor and sand volleyball for over 10+ years. She loves working with her girls and helping them grow on and off the court as young women. Sic ‘Em Bears!
Andrea (AJ) Campbell
17 Purple and 12 Purple Assistant Coach
Andrea (AJ) has over 10+ years of playing experience. She played for Erskine College in South Carolina as a MH. After recovering from an unfortunate injury, she continued her volleyball career at LeTourneau University in Longview, TX. Since her playing days, she has coached for the last 4 years and is excited to be a part of Power Volleyball and working with both age groups!
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Jenna grew up playing volleyball in the North Texas region. She has 15+ years of experience as a player and 2+ years of coaching experience. Jenna played 2 years of college volleyball at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. During her time on the team, they won the 2012 National Christian College Athletic Association national title. Jenna is looking forward to building a strong team that has a passion for the game, competitive drive, and fun spirit. “It takes zero talent to be a great athlete: effort, energy, and attitude make all the difference.”
16 Black Assistant Coach,
Paul began his volleyball experience in 2007 playing pickup games at parks and recreation centers. After getting to know some of the better players, he began to truly develop and hone his skills. Paul used a culmination of the different skills, styles and techniques taught to him by many different players from more advanced skill levels to develop his own style of play. He then jumped into the world of competitive volleyball and began playing in leagues and tournaments all around the Metroplex. With many league and tournament wins under his belt, he was ready to begin a new journey in 2011 into coaching other athletes in the game he loves so much. “I’ve played many sports throughout my athletic career and devoted myself to all of them. Volleyball was the only sport I truly fell in love with. My goal is to provide the training to younger generations that I did not have the luxury of receiving myself when I was younger. I also hope to make sure they never lose their passion for the game.” Paul brings to the table a solid knowledge of all skills and strategies of the game. “Huge hits are impressive, but a smart tip or roll shot it worth the exact same amount of points.”
12 Black Head Coach
Coach Megan has a love and passion for volleyball which has not declined since she first touched a volleyball over 25+ years ago. In 2000 she earned a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball for the University of North Texas. Over a decade later, in 2011, she was selected to play on the All Army indoor and beach volleyball teams as well as selected as an alternate for the indoor Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM) team. She believes in hard work but focuses on the enriching attributes and positive effects sports can have on athletes lives. We are very excited about the impact Megan will have on our 12’s program.
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Coach Cat Manderson will be coaching her 15th season of club volleyball in the North Texas Region this year. She attended McKinney High School where she was a 4 year varsity player with 1st team all district player sophomore through senior year. During that time she played for local club teams, Assault and Skyline before receiving a scholarship to play at The University of South Carolina Aiken.
Coach Cat has experience in running a varsity volleyball program at a local private school, Heritage Christian Academy in Rockwall where she received Coach of the Year from years 2008-2010. In addition to coaching volleyball, she has been leading performance/vertical training for local clubs teaching a proper foundation and volleyball specific movements to help players be stronger, quicker and more explosive on the court with a big emphasis on injury prevention. She brings knowledge of the game into the training to help facilitate proper form of specific volleyball movements and to help teach players how to create explosiveness within those movements.
Teaching good leadership and character are her main priority with any player that comes through her programs. She strives to help players see the game through coach’s eyes to become more knowledgeable of the game and the strategies within. We are excited to have Cat part of the Power family.
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Jill grew up playing volleyball in the North Texas area. She played high school ball Newman Smith in Carrollton and club ball during college for UNT. She currently works as a 5th grade teacher and has a passion for the game of Volleyball that she shares through coaching, which she has done for 10 years.
She believes that through discipline and hard work a team can achieve great things. Solid fundamentals and game strategy combined with hard work and a positive attitude lead to success at all levels!
Mark has over 15+ years experience playing sand doubles, and 6 years as an indoor Coach. He is a former Marine, and began playing as a hobby after his service. This quickly turned into a passion which he’s excited to share with others. He enjoys helping athletes who share the same passion to grow and reach their full potential.
Emily grew up in McKinney, TX and attended Stephen F. Austin University. She loves her hometown and is excited to coach with Power. She will be entering her 3rd year as an assistant coach and has truly dedicated herself to the sport. Invigorated by her 4 years as SFA’s Volleyball Manager, she truly is a student of the game. Her biggest success in life is to watch the steady improvement of the girls she is coaching.
Power Prep Academy Program Head Coach, Assistant Coach
Alicia has been playing for over 15 years and has 3+ years of coaching experience, she played her first year of college as an outside hitter for Purchase College State University of New York, and while she had to come home after her first year due to injuries, she did win the 2013 rookie of the year award as well as the making the Skyline Conference first team. Alicia is looking forward to helping the next generation of volleyball players, improving their skills while staying healthy and having fun.
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Coach Taylor has been playing volleyball for over 20 years and has coached for 6 years. He began playing club for South Shore Volleyball Club at the age of 15 in Clear Lake, TX. Taylor continued to play while attending Texas A&M University, majoring in Industrial Distribution. His first coaching opportunity came in 2009 with a small club in Plano called Blackhawks. For 6 years, coach Taylor had the pleasure of coaching ages 13s through 17s. It was through coaching for Blackhawks that Taylor met the love of his life. He is currently living in Prosper, TX, with his wife, Katherine McGaughey, and two beautiful children Connor (age 5) and Reagan (age 3). After taking several years off to raise his you children, coach Taylor is eager to get back in the gym and teach the fundamentals of the game.
2013- Lone Star Classic 14 American Champions
2013 – USAV Nationals 14 American (10th place)
2015- NTR Regional Bid (3rd Place Finish)
2015- USAV Nationals 16 American
14 Black Head Coach
Coach Jen has been coaching volleyball for five years and playing for over 20 years. She currently works with 4th through 12th graders as a junior high head coach, varsity assistant, and volleyball administrator at Coram Deo Academy in Plano; while also spending her days as an elementary PE coach. She was a youth pastors wife for 15 years and has spent the last 18 years working with teens. She has worked with 14’s and 15‘s at the club level and finds this age to be an amazing growth and transition point in the sport. Being a part of the journey from youth to young adults and contributing to both the athletic and character growth of the player is what motivates her to find dynamic and purposeful ways to train their minds and their bodies. She has three daughters, ages 15, 13, and 9 who play volleyball, and a very supportive husband, Josh.
13 Purple Head Coach
Cherie has been coaching for USA Volleyball since 2006 with national experience at the 13’s- 15’s age levels. Cherie has a vast experience working in youth developmental leagues building strong fundamentals for future stars. As an athlete, Cherie competed for her high school volleyball team where she earned unanimous all-conference honors for two years. As the varsity setter and team captain she helped her team advance to the Illinois state volleyball tournament her senior year. As a result Cherie was recently inducted into her high school’s hall of fame. Cherie has a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois and currently lives in McKinney with her husband, Ted, and youngest son, Jared. Cherie also has two grown children, Matt, who lives in Austin and Brittany, who is a student at Colorado State University.
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Erica has been coaching school volleyball since 2004 and club volleyball since 2014. Her range of experience is 4th graders through varsity level athletes with most of her time spent with 14s-16s. Erica is passionate about developing the whole athlete through the game as confidence, ability to effectively work with others and enthusiasm for the game grows. She has a degree in education from East Texas Baptist University and has a heart for kids in the classroom and on the court. She is currently the social studies instructional coach and varsity volleyball assistant at McKinney High School.
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Asami started playing volleyball in 2003 in the North Texas area. Asami has experience in all positions, but ended her playing career as a Libero. While at the University of North Texas, Asami played as setter and DS for the UNT’s Women’s Club Volleyball Team. As a coach, Asami has coached 4 years, in the school and club setting, in both the North Texas area and in Colorado. Currently, Asami is a PhD Art Education student and a Teaching Fellow at UNT.
Asami’s aims when coaching is to push the girls to achieve their goals through positive reinforcement, quick drills, conditioning, and repetition. Asami looks to share her passion with her players and is excited for a great season!
“Attitude determines one’s altitude”
Chazara Clark-Smith is a former Division 1 volleyball player for Howard University in Washington, DC where she earned All-MEAC Conference and All- MEAC Academic honors, along with Howard University Athlete of the Year. Following Graduation Chazara returned to her High School Alma Mater, The Roeper School, in Bloomfield, MI where she coached Varsity Volleyball. Chazara has coached with Power Volleyball Club for two years, and her two daughters have played with the club for the past three years.
15 Purple Assistant Coach
Too small to play football, too weak to wrestle, and too uncoordinated to play basketball, Wesley started playing volleyball in 7th grade at St. Mark’s School of Texas, where he fell in love with the sport. He continued playing all the way through middle and high school, playing on both the junior varsity and varsity teams. In college, he revived the Emory University Men’s Volleyball Club team, serving as captain, and played for 2 years there. After college, he participated in a league in Japan for 2 more years before returning to the States and continuing to play. He currently is an elementary school counselor, who happily provides services to his players (and parents) at no extra cost.
He has been playing volleyball for over 25 years, and has just finished his 4th year coaching. He was voted Power’s Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017. As an educator, Wesley believes in nurturing players’ love of the game through building strong relationships with each other, developing genuine trust within the team, and making connections with each individual person, highlighting her personal strengths and obstacles to create plans to overcome and achieve.
“Volleyball isn’t always pretty; as long as we make the scoreboard flip, we did what we needed to do.”
– Coach Wesley
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16 Purple Assistant Coach
Coach Lindsey has been teaching, coaching, and mentoring for 20+ years. She has been coaching volleyball since 2006, working with players ranging in age from 5 to 20 years old. She has coached in both school and club environments as a specialist in teaching setting and defense. Having played a range of sports, she is not only supportive of, but also passionate about multi-sport athletes.
She has extensive knowledge and education in: the German language, exercise science, and strength and conditioning. She is USAV CAP certified, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and continuously seeks further education to enhance her craft. She is pursuing a Psychology of Competition certification, and is committed to being a lifelong student of the game and profession. A believer of being open-minded and versatile, she is passionate about getting out of the typical box and bringing aspects of both the men’s game and outdoor game into the indoor women’s game. She aims to enhance players’ overall mental game and confidence both on and off the court.
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”
— Woodrow Wilson
“This is my favorite quote and speaks directly to the ultimate goal, both on and off the court, of coaching. In addition to striving to teach athletes to be healthy, strong, safe, skilled competitors, I feel very strongly about contributing to the growth and development as upstanding human beings. All the intangibles that speak to one’s character (i.e. respect, discipline, dependability, trustworthiness, etc.) are so important. My aim is to positively contribute to the whole athlete’s physical, mental, and emotional strength and his/her development into a strong, confident, upstanding human being overall.”