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21-22 Coaching Line Up


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 and fun learning environment.

What sets CORE apart of other volleyball clubs is its close relationship with The University of Mary Washington's Volleyball Program.  We have multiple current and former standouts from UMW's Volleyball Program that coach for us.  Most importantly, Coach Alex, technical director, brings lots of coaching experience and insight to the club.  CORE is very proud of this strong partnership with UMW Volleyball.

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. 

Technical Director - Alex Hinsey

Head Coach - University of Mary Washington


18 Platinum Head Coach - Tenley Hares

Assistant Coach - University of Mary Washington

18 Platinum Assistant Coach - Krista Rodgers

UMW Volleyball Player

18 Titanium Head Coach - Kevin Conroy

Head Coach Potomac High School

Certified: Impact, SafeSport, USAV Cap 1 

Travel Coaching Experience: Several years club coaching experience at the Regional and National level

18 Titanium Assistant Coach - Olivia Casey

UMW Volleyball Player

17 Platinum Head Coach - Casey Cornell

Head Coach Courtland High School

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

Coach Casey in 2019 lead her Courtland Cougars to a victory at the Regional Championships.

17 Platinum Assistant Coach - Kaitlyn Piston

UMW Volleyball Player

17 Titanium Head Coach - Jill Wine

Head Coach King George High School

17 Titanium Assistant Coach - Abby Tank

UMW Volleyball Player

16 Platinum Head Coach - Salina McBride

Assistant Coach Mountain View High School

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)

16 Platinum Assistant Coach - Mell Henriques

Assistant Coach Colonial Forge High School

16 Titanium Head Coach - Rachel Woodward

Assistant Coach Brooke Point High School

16 Titanium Assistant Coach - LA Norbrey

Assistant Coach Brooke Point High Schol

15 Platinum Tim Moler Co-Head Coach

Assistant Coach Colonial Forge High School

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

15 Platinum Julia McKishen Co-Head Coach

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.

14 Platinum Head Coach - Courtney Hempe

Head Coach Colonial Forge High School

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 8 years of coaching experience.  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.

14 Platinum Assistant Coach - Mia Boleis

Assistant Coach Mountain View High School

14 Titanium Head Coach - Juliana Rodrigo

Assistant Coach James Monroe High School

14 Titanium Assistant Coach - Emily Shorr

Assistant Coach King George High School

13 Platinum Head Coach - 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

13 Platinum Assistant Coach - Mark Walker

Head Coach Rodney Thompson Middle School.

12 Platinum Head Coach - Abby Wiles

UMW Volleyball Player

12 Platinum Assistant Coach - LA Norbrey

Assistant Coach Brooke Point High Schol

Floater Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Drew Wine

Head Coach - Mountain View High School

Floater Coach - Jordan Lyons

UMW Volleyball Player

***Additional Coaches & Teams To Be Announced for the 2021-2022 Season***