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Brian Payne - Club Director/ Tier Coach

Brian began coaching club volleyball in 1992. He was a part of starting the Crossroads of America Volleyball Club in 1999 and has continued to be a dedicated leader of its development over the many years since its beginning. He has coached in many age groups over the years, but in recent years has coached the 12-1s team, taking his girls to several top 20 finishes at AAU Nationals. One of his teams finished in the top 10 in the nation. This year, he will continue serving as Club Director and dedicate his time as a 'Tier' coach, guiding and training COA girls from different age groups and abilities. Brian is a former head coach at Terre Haute South Vigo High School. As the head coach for eight years, he led the team to over 200 wins with three sectional titles, one MIC conference title, and was one win away from the IHSAA 4A Final Four two years in a row. He began playing volleyball in 1987 at the White River Park State Games, then coached by the legendary Cathedral Coach Rhonda Low. His club team finished state runner up three years in a row. He was later picked up by a club team out of Toledo, OH and competed in the Boys' USVBA Nationals in 1989. He then went on to be a part of the IPFW Men's team for two years, before transferring to ISU where he earned a degree in English Education. Brian has participated in many collegiate camps around the midwest. He has been exposed to some of the best minds in the game from camps, club, and participating in numerous AVCA National Conventions.

Aaron Benefiel - 18 Cyclones Head Coach/Tier Coach

This is Aaron's sixth year coaching for COA. In the past, he has assisted with multiple age groups at clinics and during club season. Primarily, Aaron has been the assistant coach for the 18-1’s team along the side of Ali Fell and assisted the team to multiple top three finishes at tournaments around the Midwest in the 18 Premier division and two top 5 finishes and one 2nd place finish at the AAU National Tournament in the 18 Club Division in Orlando, Florida. In previous years, Aaron has assisted at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. In his free time, he is a licensed IHSAA volleyball official and a volunteer assistant coach at Indiana State University. In 2017, he aided ISU in reaching the MVC tournament where they made program history with their first ever tournament win. On the weekends, he likes to travel to Indianapolis and other major cities to play in competitive volleyball tournaments. Aaron is always striving to find ways to better not only himself but COA and everyone associated with the club. Outside of COA, he is working as a full time Correctional Officer at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility since 2012. This year at COA, Aaron will be the head coach for the 18-1’s team and is super excited to bring the knowledge and skill that he has obtained from many great coaches around the area.

Christy Pinkston - 18 Pink Panthers Head Coach

Christy grew up in Findlay, IL and started playing volleyball in seventh grade. She played all four years at Findlay High School, but it wasn't until her junior year that she truly began to appreciate and love what volleyball had to offer. This was due to a growth spurt and an amazing high school coach. During her senior season, Christy was named to two all-tournament teams and First Team All-Conference. Christy went on to play for Millikin University. She graduated from Illinois State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Since college, she has coached many different sports including, volleyball, softball, cheerleading, track, and gymnastics. However, coaching volleyball has always been her passion. In December of 2000, Christy started the first volleyball program in Paris, IL at Crestwood School. She went on to start the program at Mayo Middle School-- then on to Paris High School. During her time as the Crestwood volleyball coach, 7 of her teams made it to the state tournament. Four of those teams finished 4th or better. Christy's daughter, Emma, was a member of four of those teams. Christy ran her own successful club for three years where she directed and coached teams that won a combined three tournaments, had players make an all-tournament team, and that won three different bracket championships while at AAU Nationals. Christy is excited to be back at Crossroads of America again this season. Last season was an amazing year with a very talented group of players. Before the season was cut short, the team was showing great improvement with every practice and tournament. One of the most exciting volleyball weekends was in Kentucky when the girls fought hard, even coming back from big deficits, to finish 6-0. It was amazing being a part of such determination and drive. Christy is also happy that all of the seniors from the '19-'20 team are each now part of a college program. COA has provided Christy with the opportunity to focus on coaching, watching her daughter play, and spending more time with her family. Christy has been married to her husband Curt for 22 years. They have 2 kids, Emma and Drew, who are very busy in sports. Emma will be playing for COA again this season. Christy is currently an English teacher at Kansas High School in Kansas, IL. She is also the head volleyball coach at Paris High School. While coaching at PHS last season, her team ended having the best record in the school's history even playing for the regional championship. She also had one of her players, who also played through COA, become the first player in Paris to be playing college volleyball and on a scholarship.

Ryan Rogers - 18 Pink Panthers Assistant Coach

Ryan was born and raised in New Castle, Indiana. After graduating from Ball State University, he and his wife Karen moved to Terre Haute and then to Brazil in 2005. Ryan and Karen have 2 daughters, Kassidy, currently starting Ivy Tech in January and the late Rylee Rogers. Ryan’s love for volleyball started 9 years ago when both daughters starting paying volleyball at the Brazil YMCA and the COA elementary league. Karen coached the elementary league the second year and they both coached at the YMCA. Rylee and Kassidy’s COA elementary league won the elementary championship her last year.

Rylee fell in love with the game and decided that school ball and travel volleyball was her passion. We joined COA and played for four years before moving to a different club for two years. Ryan and Rylee both loved the game that he decided to learn coaching from Coach Pinkston. He helped the Intensity Program where he was the assistant coach to the 16’s and 14’s team, but also helped frequently with the 17’s and 13’s. Ryan was able to help coach his teams at Nationals both years while at Intensity.

Ryan is employed with Bon Appetit Management Company at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he has worked for 23 years. While Rylee is no longer with him, he is coaching this year for her #All4Ry and is excited to be at COA to help other girls that love the game as much as Rylee did.

Chelsea Hamersly - 18 Crossfire Head Coach

Chelsea grew up in Warsaw, IN and quickly came to love the game of volleyball, due to her high school coach!  She was the first Warsaw High School athlete to accept a full ride scholarship to play volleyball at the collegiate level in school history.  Chelsea spent her freshman year of college at the University of Alabama Birmingham playing NCAA Division 1 volleyball as a middle hitter for the Great Midwest Conference .  During that year she earned All Newcomer team, Newcomer of the Year,1st Team All-Conference and the Player’s Choice Award.  She then transferred to Butler University to be a middle hitter for the Bulldogs.  During her sophomore year, she earned the honor of All Newcomer Team, led team in hitting percentage, team high block assists, 9th in the Midwest Collegiate Conference in blocks and 14th in the conference in hitting percentage.  Unfortunately, a week before conference tournament, she had a career-ending injury.

Chelsea graduated from Butler University in 1997, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. 

Chelsea coached at Brownsburg High School as the head JV and assistant Varsity coach from 2012-2015, before moving to Terre Haute.  She and her husband, Brad, live near Blackhawk, with her two children.  She also has four bonus daughters.  They have a small hobby farm, and Chelsea enjoys riding her horse and spending time outside with her animals.

Alison Fell - 16 Chaos Head Coach/Tier Coach

This will be Ali’s 8th year coaching for COA and her second year coaching the 16 Chaos team. Previously, Ali coached our 18-1s team for 6 years and coached that team to 4 fifth place finishes and one 2nd place finish at the AAU Nationals in the 18 Club Division.

Ali began playing volleyball at the age of 12 for COA volleyball club, when it was known as Pacesetter Volleyball Club. Ali played four years of varsity volleyball at Terre Haute South Vigo High School under then coach, Brian Payne. Ali went on to play her collegiate career at DePauw University. Ali was a four-year starter for the DePauw Tigers and earned several all-tournament and all conference awards. Ali was awarded the prestigious Tiger Pride award in her senior season. Ali obtained her degree in Communications from DePauw and has a master’s in communication and media studies from Indiana State University. Ali currently works at Old National Bank as a Private Banker. Ali has two daughters, Emma and Anaston, who both play for COA. Derek, Ali’s husband, serves on the COA Board of Directors.

Morgan Stearley - 16 Chaos Assistant Coach

Morgan is from Brazil, Indiana and began playing at COA when she was eight years old.  She lettered all four years at Northview High School.  During her time at Northview, the Knights won 3 Sectionals, 3 Regionals, and 1 Semi-State Championship.  Morgan made All-Conference her junior and senior year and was selected to be a member of the Indiana  South All-Star team her senior year.  Morgan then went on to play for DePauw University, where she is studying Kinesiology. While at DePauw, Morgan was a four year starter and letter winner for the Tigers. Her sophomore year at DePauw, Morgan was recognized as All-NCAC First-Team, All-Region First-Team, and an Honorable Mention All-American. Her junior year, Morgan was named All-NCAC First-Team, as well as Sports Imports/AVCA Division III  National Player of the Week. Throughout her career as a Tiger, Morgan was named NCAC player of the week four times, and she was a captain her junior and senior year.  After graduating in May 2020, Morgan plans to attend Physical Therapy School.

Matt Jarvis - 16 Rhinos Head Coach

Matt was born into the game of volleyball in Muncie, Indiana. He was mentored from a young age, the game of volleyball, by his dad and many other coaches through the Munciana program. Matt was a big factor in starting the boys’ volleyball team at Muncie Central High School, where he played 3 years as a setter, and was voted to the All-State team in the first year and made it to the Boys State Finals the second year. Matt played numerous years in the men’s AAU program with Munciana. Matt has coached at numerous college camps and has also taken teams to participate. Matt was an assistant coach for the 12's and also a head coach in the 12's-girl’s division for Munciana. This will be Matt’s 8th year as a head coach at COA. Matt has coached 16 Blue, 14 White, 14 Red for 3 seasons,  18-White and currently his second year coaching 16 Rhinos.  Matt was the head coach at Terre Haute North High School for the 2015-2018 seasons. Matt and his wife Amy have two kids, Tanner 11, and Wrin 8, and currently reside in Terre Haute. Matt is Vice President of  Benchmark Fabricated Steel in Terre Haute.

Trenton Smith - 16 Pythons Head Coach

Trenton began his volleyball career in seventh grade as a Defensive Specialist for his middle school. He went on to play club volleyball at Club One in Plainfield, Illinois for three years where he was a Libero. In high school, at Plainfield South, he was the starting libero and Team Captain for all four years. Currently he plays on the Men’s Club Team at Indiana State University and is the club President. In the spring of 2019, he began his coaching career at Rams Volleyball Club in Plainfield, Illinois where he coached the top 13/14’s girls’ team. In the fall, he was the assistant Varsity coach at Terre Haute North. This is his first year with COA.

Kelsey Sanders - 16 Cobras Head Coach

Kelsey Sanders is from Farmersburg, IN, where she attended North Central HS, class of 2009. While in school,  she played volleyball  8th grade through her senior year. After high school, she attended Ivy Tech and started her coaching career. This is Kelsey's 8th year coaching . She has coached as an assistant to 12 red, 13 red, and 16 red and was head coach to 13 red for two years. Kelsey was also an assistant for Terre Haute North Vigo High School the last couple years and was the varsity coach for North Central High School the year before that. Kelsey is excited to be back into the gym to start another great COA season.

Sera Little - 16 Stallions Head Coach

I am from Brazil, Indiana and I began my volleyball career around 8 years old. I started playing club volleyball for Circle City in Plainfield, IN, and I played there for three years until I came to play for COA where I finished out my club career and finished 2nd at the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Florida in the 18 Club Division. I went to Northview High School where I was a four-year varsity starter as a Middle Hitter. We won 4 Sectionals, 3 Regionals, and 1 Semi-State Championship. I earned Rookie of the Year, Mental Attitude, and All-District during my time at Northview. I started my collegiate career at DePauw University where I played for two seasons as a Middle Hitter and Outside Hitter. I transferred to Indiana State University to study Speech Language Pathology, and I now play for the Women’s Club Team.

Linzy Lunsford - 16 Strikers Head Coach

Hi my name is Linzy Lunsford. I started playing volleyball in 3rd grade and then decided to play for COA in 5th grade and continued to play for 7 years. I went to Northview High School where we won 4 sectionals, 4 Regionals, 1 semi state, and ended up finishing 2nd in state. After high school I played college volleyball at Lincoln Trail for two years. We finished our seasons in the final four both years. Now I am at Indiana State getting my bachelors degree in Human Resources Development and playing club volleyball. This will be my second year coaching for COA and first year as a head coach.

April Ross - 16 Stingerz Team Head Coach

April began her volleyball career in the 7 th grade. She continued to play in high school where she was a 3 year varsity letter winner. April was named to both the NTC and EIC all conference team her junior and senior year. She also received best defensive player and MVP her senior year. While in high school she also letter all four years in basketball, softball, and track and field. After high school, she continues her volleyball career at Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Where is graduated with a bachelor degree in Biology and is currently a Physical Therapist Assistance at Union Bone and Joint. Following college she coached at Cowden-Herrick’s High School JV and Varsity volleyball team for 2 years. After getting married to Brian Ross, she continued to play in an all-women’s club in Lake St. Louis, MO. Brian and April moved to Terre Haute in 2003. They have 3 children, Alex, Isaac, and Julia. April has coached Woodrow Wilson JV team 2017, 2018, and 2019. This is her 8th year with COA.

Denise Meyer - 14 Phoenix Head Coach/Tier Coach

This is Denise’s 3rd season coaching for COA at the 14’s level. A native of Muncie, Indiana and a graduate of Muncie Burris High School and Ball State University, Denise Meyer has been around the sport of volleyball consistently since she started playing it in the sixth grade. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience, Denise has spent most of it working for Greencastle Schools where she is a middle school ELA teacher and is the HS assistant coach and JV head coach. Beyond coaching volleyball, she is also the proud mom to daughters Maggie, Abby, and Lilly and wife to Tony.

Shelby Reed - 14 Phoenix Assistant Coach

Shelby has been playing volleyball since the fourth grade. She competed at COA as well as Terre Haute South where she was a four year varsity letter winner. Her Senior year, she was named captain and libero. At South, Shelby won two Sectional titles and was an All MIC Conference member her Senior year. Shelby then went on to play Division 1 volleyball at Arkansas State University. Starting all four years as a defensive specialist, Shelby played against BYU, Western Kentucky, Mizzou, IU, Kansas, Tulsa, and several other top 20 teams. Shelby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in May of 2014. She has been a practice player, assistant and head coach for COA for eight years, along with one year as head coach for the 10's team at Arkansas Jrs. Shelby was recently the Junior Varsity coach at Terre Haute North where they went 15-2.

Dillon Taylor - 14 Vipers Head Coach

Dillon is a first year coach with COA this year. He has also coached for two years at North Central Jr/Sr High School as well as one season with Greene County Volleyball Club. He teaches 7th and 8th grade math at North Central Junior High School in Farmersburg.  Dillon is from Bedford, IN. He began playing volleyball during his Junior year of high school in a recreational league in Bedford since there was no boy's volleyball program near him. That is when he fell in love with the sport. Once he started his journey at Indiana State University, where he studied Mathematics and Mathematics Education, Dillon helped start the Men's Club Volleyball program. He helped develop the program into a contender in the Midwest Plains Volleyball Conference, a top 20 finish at the NCVF D2 Nationals, and a top 15 National Ranking in his senior year. Dillon played everywhere on the court throughout his four years, but he settled in at Libero as a Junior and Senior. This will be Dillon's 2nd year working with the 14s age group. This is his first year at COA, and he can't wait to see where this season will take his team!

Leah Stephens - 14 Vipers Assistant Coach

Leah is from Brazil, IN, and has been playing volleyball since 2nd grade. She was a four-year varsity setter for the Wabash Valley Warriors, which is a homeschool volleyball team out of Terre Haute, IN. Leah was captain her junior and senior years and was selected to the National All-Tournament Team three years in a row. She has also played four years of club volleyball as a libero/DS, three of which were here with COA. She is a senior at Indiana State University, studying computer science and mathematics with plans to pursue a career in intelligence analysis after graduation. Leah wanted to stay involved in the sport after she graduated high school, so she began her coaching career in 2018. She coaches for her old high school team and has been the JV/Varsity head coach for the last three years. This is her first year coaching for COA and she is excited to see what the season will hold! 

Rachael Edwards - 14 Triple Threat Head Coach

This is Rachael’s first year coaching for COA. She’s a Terre Haute native and has been playing volleyball since she was in 5th grade. She’s played for COA for six years and was a four year volleyball athlete at Terre Haute North (2 year varsity athlete). Rachael currently holds the school record for amount of points scored in a game which was made during her junior year of high school. She graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sport Management in May of 2020 and is currently a graduate student and a graduate assistant (PE 101) at ISU for Physical Education Coaching.

Jen Sutherlin - 13 Kangaroos Head Coach

Jen was born and raised in Covington, IN. She is currently in her 8th season as the head coach at Covington High School. Jen has also coached at COA for 9 years, working with multiple age groups.  Jen and her husband Doug have one daughter, Alex  that currently plays at COA as well. Jen graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Accounting, while also playing on the Sycamore Volleyball  Team. Jen is employed by Walgreens where she does accounting work at their corporate office.

Ashley Bazier - 13 Kangaroos Assistant Coach

Ashley started playing volleyball at COA elementary school leagues and began to play club at 8 years old, and continued playing club through her last year of 18's. She was a four year varsity letter winner at Terre Haute South where she was a captain for two years. After high school, she went on to be a four year starting setter and two year captain at Franklin College. At Franklin, Ashley was awarded HCAC All Freshmen team, HCAC All-Tournament Team, and received HCAC Honorable Mention honors two times. She is now working towards getting her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at ISU. Ashley has volunteered at COA camps and clinics, and recently coached  14-2's. 

Liz Lowery - 13 Jaguars Head Coach

Liz is from Terre Haute and started playing volleyball in 5th grade through COA elementary league. Liz has played volleyball for seven years through COA, Woodrow Wilson, and Terre Haute North. During her time at COA she was on a team that placed 9th at the national level. At Terre Haute North her team was first in their conference her senior year. Liz has had a lot of experience and been trained in several different positions. She started out as a setter and also has experience playing front row and defense. Now, she is attending Indiana State University and getting a Bachelor's degree in Speech- Language Pathology. This is her first year coaching for COA and coached for Saint Patrick Middle School for this past season. She has continued her love for volleyball by coaching and playing intramurals at ISU.

Ashley Curry - 13 Jaguars Assistant Coach

Ashley is a first-year COA coach after a season of coaching at Saint Patrick Middle School. She is from Terre Haute and started playing volleyball in 5th grade through the COA elementary league. Ashley has played volleyball for seven years for COA, Otter Creek, and Terre Haute North. While playing at North, she was awarded All-Conference Honorable Mention and was a team captain her senior year when her team won Conference Indiana and many invitationals. In 2016, her COA team won the diamond bracket at AAU Nationals. She has continued her love for volleyball by coaching and playing intramurals at her previous college, USI, winning a championship, and at her current college, ISU, winning another championship. She is currently studying Criminal Justice and Psychology at Indiana State University and plans to graduate in the spring of 2022. 

Peyton Hochhalter - 13 Jaguars Assistant Coach

Peyton is a first-year coach at COA this year after a season coaching at Saint Patrick Middle School. She is from Terre Haute, where she began playing club volleyball for COA. She played with COA for six years and ended her high school career as a varsity defensive specialist for Terre Haute North High School before graduating in 2018. At North, she was awarded Academic All-Conference and was a team captain her senior season. She also started on the team that went on to win Conference Indiana. Peyton continues to enjoy the game through coaching and playing intramurals at Indiana State, where she studies Public Relations and Marketing with a plan to graduate in the spring of 2022.

Brian Payne - 13 Toucans

See Club Director Brian Payne's info above for more of his background!

Maddy Howes - 12 Scorpions Head Coach / Tier Coach

Maddy has been coaching at Crossroads of America Volleyball for 5 years. This will be her 6th season coaching and first year head coaching in the 12s division after coaching the 10s and 11s over the past few years. A native of Terre Haute, she found her love of volleyball when she began playing for COA in the fifth grade. She continued playing for the club throughout middle school and high school before graduating from Terre Haute North. From there, she decided to continue her education and volleyball career at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College where she was the first scholarship volleyball player. She helped lead the first ever scholarship team to three USCAA National Championship Runner-Up Medals. While a Pomeroy, she was recognized with several awards including USCAA All-American Honorable Mention, USCAA National All-Academic Awards, USCAA National All-Tournament Team, and Pomeroy Student-Athlete of the Year. She graduated from SMWC with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Currently, she works as a Kindergarten Teacher at DeVaney Elementary in Terre Haute.

Mary Alvanos - 12 Scorpions Assistant Coach

My name is Mary Alvanos and I am from Charleston, South Carolina. I have played three sports since middle and high school - volleyball, basketball, and softball. I first picked up a volleyball when I was 10 years old and began playing club two years later, in sixth grade through high school. I was grateful to be a part of the South Carolina South Region All State Team and a part of the South Carolina South Region North/South All Star Team in 2014. I was a state championship runner up in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014. I was recruited to play volleyball for the first scholarship team at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Throughout high school and club ball, I was an outside hitter and defense specialist. It wasn’t until my senior year of club ball that I began setting, and I was ultimately recruited as a setter for SMWC. I currently hold the single season record for assists and the career record for assists at SMWC. In 2016, I was named All Tournament in the USCAA National Championship game. While at SMWC, I helped my team make it to four national championship games. I coached COA for 3 seasons from 2017-2019. I graduated from SMWC in 2019 with a major in Psychology. I am currently a master’s student at Indiana State University majoring in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Grayson Kleist - 12 Hurricane Head Coach

Grayson played volleyball for Covington High School and 5 years of club: 1 for CAVA in Crawfordsville and 4 for Performance Point in Lafayette. She played as an outside, right side, and DS on occasion. She currently lives in Covington and attends college in Greencastle at DePauw University where she will be majoring in Actuarial Science. She and her high school team won 4 sectional titles, 1 regional title, and was first in their conference all 4 years. Her Junior season at Covington, her team became the first female sports team to go to Semi-State at her school. Her senior year, she was awarded All District and Academic All Star. Grayson has helped coach middle school volleyball in Covington alongside her high school coach, Jen Sutherlin of COA. This will be her first year as a head coach.

Ellie Staggs - 12 Lightning Head Coach

Ellie started her volleyball career through the COA elementary league when she was in 4th grade and began playing travel that same year. She has played volleyball for 9 years. She played at Otter Creek Middle School and then Terre Haute North High School, where she is currently a senior. Ellie was a varsity starter for her last two high school seasons and was awarded Academic All-State and All-Conference. During the 2020 travel season, she was the assistant for the 11-1’s team. She has also volunteered at many COA clinics and camps. This will be her first year as a head COA coach and she is very excited to work with the young girls.

Heather Ireland - 11 Piranhas Head Coach/Tier Coach

Heather has been a student of the game since her early days at Woodrow Wilson. She was a three year starter at Terre Haute North High School, played club volleyball for seven years and finished her career setting for Marian University. While living in Indianapolis, she coached for three years in the Metro South Volleyball Club in both the 16 and 18 age divisions. Since joining COA over 10 years ago, Heather has coached teams in the 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 age divisions. A frequent instructor at camps and clinics, she is also the director of the Volleytots program. In her spare time, Heather has added volleyball referee to her resume giving her an opportunity to see many of our COA athletes compete for their schools. She is looking forward to a fantastic season and is excited about returning to her passion of skill development for our younger athletes.

Emily Rinck - 10 Barracudas Head Coach

Emily was born and raised  in Terre Haute, IN. She began her lifelong passion for volleyball at age 11; playing volleyball in middle & high school,  travel volleyball teams, college club teams, and recreational leagues. Emily has called COA her home since 2006. In addition, she has coached at several local schools including Honey Creek Middle School, St. Patrick School, North Central Jr. High, and North Central Sr. High. Emily received her bachelor's degree from Indiana State University in 2006 and earned her teaching certification from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2019. She currently teaches at Davis Park Elementary School. She resides in Terre Haute with her husband Matt.

Taylor Hooton - Training Team Coach (Passing Pandas)

Taylor is from Indianapolis, IN where she graduated from Perry Meridian High School in 2018. She was a three-sport athlete and played varsity volleyball, basketball, and softball. She has played volleyball for ten years with seven of those years playing competitive club volleyball. During her varsity volleyball career, she played setter, her team won sectionals twice, and was awarded Academic All-State. 

She is now a junior at Indiana State University, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Middle School Mathematics and Reading. During the summer, Taylor works as a summer sports camp counselor, where she teaches children how to play different sports. This past volleyball season, Taylor coached with her mother at Perry Meridian Middle School and their 7th-grade girls finished 1st in county and 2nd in conference. This is her second-year coaching for COA. 

Laura Rose - Training Team Coach (Passing Pandas)

Laura Rose is a 2002 graduate of Bloomfield High school where she completed 4 successful seasons of varsity Volleyball and experienced a trip to the state finals in 2000. Laura continued her athletic career playing tennis at the University of Southern Indiana and later Graduated from Indiana State University in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She has recently completed her masters of Special Education and is an Elementary Teacher at Linton-Stockton Elementary. 

Laura has many years  of coaching experience. She began coaching youth while in college and later coached the Bloomfield Junior high program for one season. She then went on to coach White River Valley Junior Varsity and Varsity for 5 seasons and then spent three seasons as the Bloomfield High School Varsity Coach. Laura decided to step away from coaching at the high school level to focus on her own children. She now runs the elementary volleyball program at Linton-Stockton. 

She loves working with young athletes and helping them develop strong fundamentals that will carry them through a successful athletic career.

Travis Mason - Recruiting Coordinator

Travis has a background in sports that goes back to the 1980's. He spent most of his time on the ball field, growing into a successful high school baseball player, and then went on to play at ISU.  He started the Mad Dog Baseball Travel Club a few years back, working as the co-director and coach.  His involvement with COA has developed from being a COA parent first, and has led to a passion for the sport. He is now the recruiting coordinator, familiar with NCAA rules, the recruiting process, and assists the COA athletes with the use of the Sports Recruit website;  COA uses this website to promote our athletes to colleges across the Midwest and beyond.


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