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CORE STAFF VA

All CORE coaches are USA Volleyball IMPACT certified, registered with USAV/ODR Region, and have completed a USAV background screening.  They bring years of experience as both players and coaches.  CORE coaches are expected to develop each player and team in a positive environment.

CORE believes strongly in continuing education for all of our coaches. In addition to our coaches participating in the USAV SafeSport program, many of our coaches are CAP 1 and certified Gold Medal Squared Coaches. 


Drew Wine

Club Director

Certified: Impact, Safesport, Cap 1, Gold Medal Squared

Mountain View High School Varsity Coach

Courtney Hempe

Technical Director

Certified: Impact, Safesport, and Gold Medal Squared

Current head coach at Colonial Forge High School.  Riverbend High School Head Coach (2016 & 2017) where she led her 2017 Bears to their first ever Regional Championship and VHSL State Tournament berth in just two years at the helm.  In 2016 she earned Conference 4 Coach of the Year honors and in 2017 6A South Region Coach of the Year.  In 2014 her club team took 1st Place at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

12 PLATINUM DEIDRE WALKER

Playing Experience:  

USAV Juniors for LAVA (Lafayette Area Volleyball Academy – Hoosier Region) – 4 years

USAV Juniors for RVC (Richmond Volleyball Club – Old Dominion Region) – 1 year

Radford University – 4 year starting Setter (on full athletic scholarship); Captain; Won Big South Conference Tournament and played in NCAA Division I Tournament (lost against University of Southern California); Named to All Conference and All-Tournament Team; All-Academic Team; Team MVP 1993; Named to Virginia All-State College Team (only setter) by Virginia Sports Information Directors; set Assists record (currently held school record for career assists) for school and Conference

USAV Adult Women’s Team (Volleydolls) – 6 years+

Adult leagues at RVC, Slapshotz, Fieldhouse, YMCA, tournaments (Digs, ECSC, Neptune…)

Coaching Experience:

Colonial Forge – 4 years Varsity Head and both Head Varsity/Head JV for 1 year

Colonial Forge – 5 year Varsity Assistant (2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Travel – 1999-2000 16’s with Chad Willis, 2011 to 2018 12’s, 13’s, 14’s, 15’s Black (National) Teams 

Rodney Thompson Middle School – 4 years

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TBD

13 Platinum Jamie Ostvig

Certified: Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared

Current H.S. JV Coach Colonial Forge HS

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Julia McKishen

Certified: USAV Cap 1, Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared

Julia was selected to try out for the Marine Corps team in the late 1980’s.  She was with the coaching staff at Massaponax for about 5 years in the early 2000’s.  This is now my third year with Core.  This season will be her 8th travel team, ages 12-16, head coached 2 teams assisted all others.  Her 16’s Nationals team 2 years ago won a bid to USAV Nationals in Minnesota.  She has High School coaching experience, Cap1 certified, and Gold Medal Squared certified.  She have also been a VHSL Official for over 6 years and nominated and officiated State Level matches.

Tim Moler

Certified: Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared
Started coaching with the VCU volleyball program.
Former head coach of North Stafford high school (2014&2015). Served as head coach for 16’s where he took his team to USAV nationals in 2017

14 Titanium

TBD

Courtney Guengerich 15 Platinum Head Coach

Certified: Impact, Safesport, and Gold Medal Squared

Courtney played at NVVA volleyball club while in high school.  She was then recruited by The University of Mary Washington, where she competed from 2012-2014.

Courtney has 7 years of coaching experience.  She has been coaching travel for all 3 years.  She was the JV coach at Riverbend in 2015, the the Varsity from 2016-2017. While at Riverbend she took her varsity squad to the State quarter-finals. She then moved over to Colonial Forge where she is the current head coach.  In the 2018 season at Forge they won the regional tournament and went on to the state-quarter finals.

Courtney is Gold Medal Squared Certified.

Mia Boleis 15 Platinum Assistant

Certified: Impact, Safesport

15 Titanium Kendal Hall

Certified: Impact, Safesport

Currently plays at the University of Mary Washington after transferring from George Mason University.  Played volleyball at James Madison High School... First team all MET, POY all conference and region, first team all state, Co-MVP as senior. Second team all MET, first team all conference, second team all region, MVP northern region tournament MVP as junior.Second team all conference as sophomore.  She also played for Metro Volleyball club her senior season.

Alex Hinsey 16 Platinum Head Coach

 Head Coach at the University of Mary Washington
Elizabethtown women back-to-back 19-win seasons
A University of Pittsburgh graduate, Hinsey took over at Upper St. Clair High School in 2014, and he rewarded the school's decision by winning the section in each of his three seasons as head coach. Hinsey guided the Panthers to a three-year record of 46-12, including 34 victories in 36 league matches.

Hinsey, who also has coaching experience at the club level with Pittsburgh Three Rivers Volleyball Club, is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), PVCA and USA Volleyball.

 

Salina McBride 16 Platinum Assistant Coach

Certified: USAV Cap 1 & 2Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared, 

Certified: USAV CAP I & II, Gold Medal Squared, SafeSport, ODR Provisional Volleyball Official, FVOA Volleyball Official 

Coaching Experience: Served as Head Coach for U13, U15, U16 Girls; Assistant Coach for U17 Girls. As the U15P coach, she took her team to the USA Nationals in 2019. Currently serves as the JV Coach for Mountain View High School (2019). Previously served as the Freshmen Coach for MVHS (2016)

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Head Coach: Kevin Conroy

Certified: Impact, SafeSport, USAV Cap 1 
Travel: Several years club coaching experience at the Regional and National level

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Head Coach: Juliana Nascimento Rodrigo

Rodrigo comes to Mary Washington after serving two years while attaining her master’s degree from Bethany College (W.V.) in Education in Teaching and Learning. While at Bethany Rodrigo helped the squad made appearances in both the PAC Tournament Semifinals and ECAC Quarterfinals in 2017. In 2018 the squad finished the season as conference champion with 22-10 overall, including a 13-3 PAC conference record and NCAA Tournament appearance. Also spent two years coaching the 18s, 15’s and 11’s team for OVVA (Ohio Valley Volleyball Academy).

The Sao Paulo, Brazil native enjoyed a decorated two-year playing career at Lock Haven in Pennsylvania. Before Lock Haven, Rodrigo spent two seasons at Seward County Community College in Kansas.

She has taught numerous camps in the region for 10 years, and is certified by USA Volleyball in CAPI, CAPII, and IMPACT, and is first aid and CPR certified.

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Drew Wine Assistant Coach
Certified: Impact, Safesport, Cap 1, Gold Medal Squared

Mountain View Varsity Head Coach.

Previously at King George High School, Wine teamed with wife, Jill, to build a winning program over the last 8 seasons.  Wine has coached travel volleyball for the Virginia Flyers, FJVC and Core Volleyball.  Coach Wine is Gold Medal Squared trained and is USA Volleyball Cap 1 and SafeSport Certified.

Wine is owner of Communication Specialists, a Motorola Channel Partner, located in Stafford.  CSI, Inc has provided Wireless Communication solutions to Public Safety and commercial entities since 1992.

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Lou Wondree Head Coach

Certified: USAV Cap 1 & 2, Gold Medal Squared, Art of Coaching Volleyball, Impact, Safesport

Coaching Experience - 3 yrs Middle School, 13 yrs High School, 18 yrs Club / Travel boys and girls, Volleyball official 20 + yrs

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Somer Miller Assistant Coach
Certified: USAV Cap 1, Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared

HS Coaching Experience

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Casey Cornell Head Coach

Certified: Cap 1, Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared

Head Varsity Coach Courtland High School

Tenley Hares Assistant Coach

Certified: Impact, Safesport

Jill Wine Head Coach

Certified: Impact, Safesport, Cap 1, Gold Medal Squared

Varsity Head Coach King George High School

Emma Olson Head Coach

Certified: Impact, Safesport, Gold Medal Squared, 

Assistant Coach at the University of Mary Washington, where she was a four-time CAC All-Conference performer for the Eagles from 2013-16.  Emma helped lead the Eagles to a CAC Conference Championship, back to back NCAA Tournament berths and earned All-American honors in 2016 when UMW went to the Elite 8.

Served as head coach for Virginia Juniors where she took her 14's team to USA Nationals in 2017.

Rachel Voketaitis

Certified:  Impact, Safesport

Brooke Myers Assistant Coach

Mackenzie Brewer Head Coach

Wren Berry Assistant Coach

Sydney Hartman Head Coach

Certified: Impact, Safesport

BROOKE MYERS Assistant Coach

Ellie Benning

Leslie Walters Assistant Coach

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

Brett Longobucco

Strength and Conditioning Coach

UMW Strength and Conditioning Coach, CSCS certification NSCA/USAW-1,