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COACHES

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LIBBIE ALBERT

Assistant Coach - 16 National Blue

Libbie is entering her first season as a coach with Summit (4th season coaching club in North Texas). She grew up playing club volleyball in North Texas and eventually went on to play Division I college volleyball. Libbie was a member of the 2015 Southland Conference Championship team for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi before transferring to finish her education and collegiate volleyball career at the University of Texas at Arlington. While Libbie played as an outside hitter throughout highschool and her club years, she transitioned to DS/Libero in college.

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CHRISTY ALVILLAR

Head Coach - 16 National Red

Christy is in her 15th year of coaching club. The previous 9 years she coached at Lake Cities Edge in the Flower Mound area.  She has coached 15’s-17’s age levels.  Her coaching experience includes an assistant position at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Not only has she coached volleyball at the college level, but she also played at Texas A&M University Commerce. She also coached at the high school level where she was head coach for 7 years at Life School Dallas. She is currently in her 3rd season as the J.V. coach at Hockaday. As a player Christy received many honors.  In high school she was named All-District all four years.  Her senior year she was named to her All-State team.  She then went to Seward County Community College a Junior College in Liberal, Kansas.  While there she was part of a team that made history by going 52-2, that year they placed 5th in the nation. She then finished her career at Texas A&M-Commerce where she was named to the All Conference team 3 years in a row. Christy received her BS from TAMU-C in Business Management and is currently working as a teacher.  She is also IMPACT certified.

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ANDY CAVINS

Head Coach - 18 National Blue

Andy is currently the Head Coach at Navarro College. In his first year with the Bulldogs they won the 2019 NJCAA National Championship as well as the Region 14 championship with a 31-0 record.  This included the NJCAA National Player of the Year, 2x All-Americans, and 4 All-Regions players.
 

Prior to Navarro, Andy was the Head Coach at Lindsey Wilson College for the past eight seasons.  Andy inherited a program that had never finished better than 4th in the conference with zero national tournament appearances and transformed the program into a national power.   LWC won the Mid-South Regular Season or Tournament for eight straight years culminating with the 2017 NAIA National Championship. 

During that time Cavins program has garnered numerous accolades:

·  2017 NAIA National Champions

·  2017 NAIA Player of the Year

· #1 ranked team in the country in 2015 & 2017.  Longest active national streak in Top 5.

· 18 - AVCA/NAIA All-Americans

· 28 - AVCA/NAIA All-Region Members

· 5 - AVCA/NAIA Regional Players of the Year

· 5 - AVCA/NAIA All-Region Freshmen of the Year

· 6 - Mid-South Freshmen of the Year

· 5 - Mid-South Player of the Year

· 2014, 2015, & 2017 Mid-South Coach of the Year

· 2015 & 2017 AVCA Regional Coach of the Year

· NAIA National Tournament Coach of the Year

· 2015-16 Lindsey Wilson College Coach of the Year 

· 239-34 total record in seven seasons (most wins in program history)

 

In addition to LWC, Cavins has coached for Union Volleyball Club for the last six seasons and has consistently coached Top 50 nationally ranked teams according to PrepVolleyball.   His 2014 (17 open), 2015 (17 open), and 2016 (18 open) all qualified for the USAV National Championship.  His 2012 Dallas Summit team won the NTR Regional Championship qualifying for the USAV National Championship in the National Division.  Cavins has also worked with Dallas Premier, Wrecking Crew Volleyball, and Georgia Juniors.

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RACHEL DIAZ

Assistant Coach - 15 National Red

This is Coach Rachel’s first season with Summit. She has a background in defensive technic and has over 10 years experience playing on both the high school and collegiate level. 

Coach Rachel has a fundamental belief that the development of good team culture and trust with your teammates is the base of a successful team. Working in a more individualized approach, she focuses one on one to better enhance player’s technical skills and becoming independent athletes.

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CHRISTINE DUCESKA

Head Coach - 14 National Red & 15 National Blue

Christine is entering her first season as a coach with Summit. Prior to this, she coach at Frisco Flyers for 6 seasons and 3 seasons at Lonestar. Christine played volleyball at a young age and attended Southwestern College where she played DS. 

 

Christine has coached various age groups from 9s-15s. Her style of coaching is technical, and she takes pride to help ensure athletes perform to their fullest potential. She has grown and developed many athletes throughout her years of coaching. 

 

Some Coaching Highlights:

 

2022 14.5 ASICS Classic, 2nd in Gold

2022 14.5 Western Classic, 2nd in Gold

2022 14.5 North Texas Spring Showdown, 2nd in Gold

2022 14.5 Show Me Qualifier in Kansas City, 3rd in Gold out of 83 teams 

2022 14.5 Mid-East Qualifier in St. Louis, 5th in Gold out of 64 teams 

2021 15.7 Regional, Western Classic, 2nd in Gold

2020 15.7 Regional, 1st in Silver, MLK

2020 13.6 Regional, 1st in Silver MLK

2020 14.7 Regionals, Winter Classic, 1st in Silver

2020 14.7 Regional, 1st in Silver, North Texas Invitational

2019 14.7 Regional, Nike Invitational, 3rd in Gold

2012-2018, Metro teams, always ranked 40th or higher 

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TERESA FUENTES

Head Coach - 15 National Red

Teresa is entering her first year at Summit and has coached the last four years at Frisco Flyers. Under Flyers, she head coached competitive national teams at the 14s age level. Alongside her SafeSport certification, she is also IMPACT certified.

With over ten years of playing experience, Coach Teresa had the opportunity to play at the club level through high school and college. Specializing in defensive training, Teresa has offered clinics and lessons over the course of her coaching career.

Teresa firmly believes in growing an athlete’s physical development as well as encouraging their mental game. She believes that a positive and unified team culture fosters team success – Team culture is integral in building trust and is the foundation for strong connections on and off the court. Teams that are a unit play like a unit!

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KRISTI HAGER

Assistant Coach - 18 National Blue

Coach's Bio to come

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NATALIE HAWKINS

Assistant Coach - 14 National Red

Natalie has 12 years of experience playing volleyball. She played club at Frisco Flyers for 8 years mostly as a middle blocker. She currently plays volleyball at Brookhaven College as an opposite hitter. She has  experience coach younger girls 7-9 at summer camps and skills clinics and coached a team over the summer of 5th graders. This will be Natalie's first year assistant coaching at Summit.

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CORY KHOSHGAM

Assistant Coach - 15 National Blue

This is Cory's first year coaching club volleyball. He Graduated college with a Bachelors in Business Management from the University of Texas at Arlington. He played club volleyball for UTA for three years as a middle blocker and opposite hitter. As well as a volleyball coach, he is also an elementary school P.E. Coach. When not working, Cory usually spends his time either playing volleyball or disc golf.

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LEXI KRAFT

Assistant Coach - 14 National Blue

Coach's Bio to come

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BRAD LAWSON

Club Director

Brad Lawson continues in his 9th total season to help cement Summit Volleyball's place in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. During the 2018 season, his 15 Nike Blue team finished 2nd at North Texas Regionals and qualified in the National Division for the USA Volleyball GJNC. Before that, he helped Summit's 16 Mizuno team to a 3rd place Open Division finish at the 2017 Girls Junior National Championship. 

 

Before the 2016 season, Brad spent the previous two years in his home state of New Mexico. During this time, he worked as the COO, Club Director, and master coach for Ardent Volleyball Club, formerly New Mexico Juniors. He helped restructure and rebrand New Mexico Juniors to Ardent Volleyball Club and contributed to revitalizing it into one of the most successful clubs in the New Mexico and Albuquerque area. Brad also spent time coaching with Sandia Prep (4A) and Cibola High (6A) Schools, winning back-to-back state championships at Sandia Prep in 2015 and 2016. 

 

Brad started his coaching career in the Houston area as a college assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Alvin College. He also spent four years as the women's club team head coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He also volunteered his time with SHSU Division I program. Brad has also spent a large part of his career working in conjunction with Andy Reitinger to develop and implement logistical solutions for large tournaments and events. Some of their clients include organizations such as the FIVB, USA Volleyball, Lone Star Qualifier, Southern California Volleyball Association, and Club Sports of North Texas.

 

Along with coaching, Brad also sits on both the Junior Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for the North Texas Region of USA Volleyball. Brad has been coaching volleyball for the past 24 years. His tournament, coaching, and region board experience will prove to be an invaluable asset to Summit Volleyball. Brad is currently an IMPACT, SAFE SPORT, and a Gold Medal Squared certified coach. 

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MIKE MINNIS

Coaching Director

During his 19 seasons as a Collegiate Volleyball Coach, Mike has earned a reputation as one of the best skill development coaches in the nation. In his time at the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma, Seward County Community College, and most recently at the University of Tennessee, Mike has developed and coached 10 All-Americans, four Academic All-Americans, 32 All-Conference Players, 33 Academic All-Conference Players, nine players that have gone on to play professionally, six players that have played with our U.S. National Team and 27 players that left their collegiate experience and continued as coaches of this great sport.

Every program that Mike has been involved with has reached post-season play. Mike helped lead UCO to its first ever berth in the NCAA Div II National Tournament, helped Seward County to a 5th place finish in the National Tournament, guided OU to the NCAA Tournament and coached the University of Tennessee to two Sweet 16 appearances, one appearance in the Elite 8, culminating with a spot the NCAA Final Four in 2005.

His involvement and dedication to the sport of volleyball has not been limited to the collegiate game. Minnis, along with former OU Head Coach Miles Pabst and many others, began a quest to enhance volleyball at high schools throughout the state of Oklahoma. His efforts obviously paid immediate dividends, as the number of high schools sponsoring the sport of volleyball increased from 40 in 1993 to more than 100 in 1999.

In 1990, Minnis served on the Oklahoma Region United States Volleyball Association (USVBA) Board of Directors, a position he held until 1992. From 1996 to 1998, he was an adviser to the director of the Youth National Team. In addition, Minnis served as the training site coordinator for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and assisted with tryouts for the 1996 Youth National Team. 
Minnis is the co-author of “Fundamentals of Volleyball,” a teaching tool for the Oklahoma High School Association. Along with Pabst, Minnis also completed three skill videos aimed at high school and club coaches.

Mike has qualified each of his teams for the Junior National Championships, including 2 seasons in the 17 Open division. During the 2010 season Mike’s 17 Mizuno team won gold at the Lone Star Qualifier and finished the season by winning the Bronze Medal at the Junior National Championships .  During the 2011 season his team was ranked Number 1 in the country and won the Lone Star and Northern Lights Qualifiers. Mike also coordinated the PrepVolleyball Unsigned Senior Showcase in Las Vegas, which featured over 600 of the nation’s unsigned seniors. Mike recently served on the North Texas Region Junior’s Board of Directors.

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SCOTT NUBY

Head Coach - 14 National Blue & 17 National Blue

Coach's Bio to come

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ASHLEY PRUITT

Assistant Coach - 17 National Blue

Ashley is entering her 12th year coaching at Summit. She is currently coaching volleyball and teaching math at Rockwall-Heath High School. She is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Mathematics and also the University of Texas in Arlington with a Masters in Educational Administration. She has been married to her husband, Casey,  the Worship Pastor at Community Life Church, and they have two amazing children, Colton (5th grade) and Avery (4 yrs).

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HEATHER WEISS

Director of Programming - Head Coach - 13 Elite Blue & 16 National Blue

Playing experience:
-1 season professionally in the Bundesliga in 2017-2018 for Nawaro Straubing in Straubing, Germany
-2016-2017 California State University Long Beach beach volleyball Long Beach, CA
-2015-2016 Florida Atlantic University beach volleyball Boca Raton, FL
-2012-2015 Wayne State University volleyball Detroit, MI
 
Coaching experience:
-2022-present Summit Volleyball  
-2020-2021 Head Coach of the Phoenix College Women’s Volleyball Program
-2020-2021 Revolution Volleyball Academy head and assistant coach for 13 Premier and 16 Premier, head coach for 12 Premier and 17 Elite
 -earned a gold medal at nationals for 16 Premier in the National division
-2019-2020 Golden West College women’s indoor and beach volleyball assistant coach in Huntington Beach, CA
-2018-2020 Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club head and assistant coach for 16-2’s and 14-1’s
 -earned a silver medal in the 14’s American division at nationals
 
College degrees:
- Masters degree from California State University Long Beach in Sports Management
- Bachelors of Arts from Wayne State University in Business Administration-Marketing
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BETHANY WORRELL

Assistant Coach - 16 National Red

This is Bethany’s second year coaching club volleyball at Summit. She was the assistant coach for the 12 Nike Elite team last year. Bethany played club for 7 years, starting out as a setter/hitter and transitioning to libero/ds as she got older. Since attending the University of Arkansas (woo pig!!), she has extended her love for volleyball to the sand game. Now you can catch her playing in sand volleyball leagues all over the Dallas area or attending AVP tournaments around the country.
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