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COACHES

Tommy Atchley

Tommy Atchley

Head Coach - 17 Blue

Head Coach - 15 Green

As a former college athlete, Tommy knows first hand the depth of commitment that it takes to get to the next level. His passion for volleyball began while playing both Intramural Beach and Indoor Volleyball at UNT back in the late 90's. His developmental style of coaching is what has created a positive ascendancy within his short stint as a USAV coach.

Tommy Atchley

Todd Bramlett

Assistant Coach - 16 Blue - John

Bio to come

Tommy Atchley

Jen Bramlett

Head Coach - 14 Blue

My passion is teaching this great sport to the next generation. I want my players to love it as much as I do. I teach my players to understand the game as I believe this elevates them to the next level and sets them apart from others.

I strive for a positive approach and believe we perform best if we feel good about ourselves. Emotional management is a part of the overall game that I focus on and teach my players how to use their thoughts and emotions to achieve their very best.

I was blessed with a successful playing career and was able to play at the collegiate level on scholarship at Tarleton State University as a middle blocker.

As a coach, I have coached club volleyball many years. I have even been an Assistant Club Director previously and understand the club process and truly appreciate the priorities here at Summit. I took a few years off to watch my own daughter compete in her sports. I’m excited to be back and part of this special club.

I am a varsity high school coach and have coached at Denton Calvary Academy since 2012. During my tenure there, we have competed at the State Tournament 5 times. We have three State Championships, one Runner Up, and one Semi-Finalist. We have competed at the Regional Finals multiple times and won more District Championships than I can keep track of. I have been honored to be selected Coach of the Year at the District and State level multiple times.

Prior to DCA, I started the volleyball program at Denton Guyer High School as well as Jacksboro High School. I could list multiple accomplishments at both of those schools but , honestly, I find more pride in what my players accomplish than my personal resume.

I have many players that I coached as players who currently coach and I can’t think of a better compliment….they love the game and understand it enough to teach it to others. Many of my players have played at the collegiate level, achieved All State, All District and even some National recognition.

I truly believe in a positive environment with an emphasis on a high work ethic and coach-ability. Competition breeds excellence.

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Courtney Brown

Head Coach -

This is Courtney’s 7th year coaching club and 4th year with Summit. She has over 20 years of volleyball experience. She played volleyball and softball throughout high school winning district titles as well as state titles. Courtney played club volleyball at ACE from 16-18. She continued playing volleyball in college as a 5’3” outside hitter and DS at Benedictine College, receiving 2nd team all conference and Most Aces as a freshman. She was, also, an assistant coach at Cedar Valley College. She has coached teams ranging from 13s-18s.

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Angela Jesulatis

Head Coach - 13 Green Elite

Bio to come

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Jessica Padilla

Head Coach - 12 Green

Bio to come

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Ashley Pruitt

Club Director

Ashley is entering her 18th year coaching at Summit. She is currently the head volleyball coach and teaches math at Melissa 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 (9th grade) and Avery (3rd grade).

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Amber Rose

Head Coach - 16 Green

Head Coach 15 Blue

Coach Amber has over 20 years of coaching experience, second only to 27 years of playing
volleyball. To date, she has coached 56 teams of all skill levels from young beginners to
seasoned players.
A native Texan originally from Dallas, she found her way to Rockwall in 2016. Amber graduated
from Hillcrest High School in Dallas where she was a multisport athlete. Recruited to play
collegiate volleyball out of state, all the way to Iowa (she understands the value of good bacon
and corn!). Initially, she took the role as a setter but eventually transitioned to the main
defensive specialist role of middle back- now known as the libero. She also played for one
season at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. After undergrad, Amber went on to
complete two masters degrees at both SMU and UNT concurrently.
Amber's love of volleyball is apparent in her enthusiasm on the court. However, her love of the
game is a close second to her passion for pouring into & developing young athletes,
empowering girls both on and off the court. She believes in positive affirmation coupled with
accountability & strong character development. This belief is echoed throughout all facets of her
coaching.
Coaching Highlights:
2002-2004: Adult Competitive Play and Intramural Grad Student Coach
2004-2023: Coach youth recreation & league level teams (YMCA, OYL, DSYL & church
youth leagues)
2004- current: Private lessons - skills, clinics and mental toughness coach
2009-2014: Private school visiting coach (work with varsity teams and defense/setters for
various parochial schools in DFW)
2015: iCrush Head Coach
2016-2018: DIG Head Coach
2019: Parish Episcopal School Middle School Coach
2018-2020: Tejas Thunder Club Director and Coach
2022-2023: Skyline Legends Coach
2023-2024: Skyline 15s National Head Coach
2023-current: Rival AAU Summer Coach
2023- current: AmeriSports League Coach

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Lacie Sojdei

Director of Development

I developed my love of volleyball at a young age and it quickly became my passion. I played all the way through college at the University of Central Oklahoma (Go Chos!) while in college I transitioned to Libero my sophomore year which helped me earn 27 Defensive player of the year awards, All-American my senior year, and most recently (2021) inducted into the Hall of Fame.  After college I continued my passion for the game and transitioned to coach. I was with LoneStar Volleyball club from 2011-2020. ( Club Director from 2016-2020) I have coached every age from 11s-17s. I qualified numerous teams while I was at LoneStar along with medaling twice at GJNC. I can’t wait to continue to grow the game of volleyball and train the next generation of volleyball players!

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Shawn Tempelmeyer

Head Coach - 13 Blue Elite

Shawn Tempelmeyer, a former Dallas Summit player, is bringing over 20 years of playing and coaching experience at the club, high school and collegiate levels. She is dedicated to transforming athletes into the best versions of themselves both on and off the court. Shawn firmly believes discipline, dedication, determination, and confidence are key factors in what makes an athlete successful and strives to reinforce each of these aspects on a daily basis.

She is a 2006 graduate of Seton Hall University where she played three seasons of BIG EAST volleyball for the Pirates. As a middle blocker, she played in 158 career games and totaled 334 kills for an average of 2.40 kills per game. She registered 111 total blocks, ranking ninth in the Big East with 1.08 blocks per game.

Originally from Allen, Texas, Coach Tempelmeyer was a member of the Allen High School volleyball team where she garnered two undefeated district titles (2000, 2001), District Outstanding Blocker of the Year (2000), and District Most Valuable Player (2001), First Team All-District (2000, 2001), State Regional Semi-Finalist (2000, 2001), and was named to the East-Texas All-Star team (2001).

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Scott Villerreal

Head Coach - 13 Blue

Accolades
2019 USAV Girls Junior National Champions
2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championship 3rd Place
1st Place finish - Colorado Crossroads 2019
1st Place Finish - Mizuno Lone Star Classic 2019
5th Place Finish - Mizuno Lone Star Classic 10 Reg Playing up at 11’s
Coaching Accomplishments


2022 (National Qualifier)
Finished 17th at Nationals
12 APX – Finished 6th in NTR


2021 ( National Qualifier)
Finished 9th at Nationals
11 APX – Finished Second in NTR
3rd Place finish Northern Lights
3rd Place finish Adidas Windy City
11 Rox – Ranked top 3 in NTR


2020
11 Rox - Ranked top 3 in NTR
10 Nat - Ranked top 3 in NTR
10M- Finished 13th in NTR


2019
**11 Rox - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! USAV Girls Junior National Championships**
11 Rox - 1st place - Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier
11 Rox - 1st place - Lonestar National Qualifier
10 N – 3rd Place NTR


2018
**11 Rox – 3rd Place Nationals Detroit, Michigan**
11 Rox – 2nd Place NTR Rankings (National Qualifier)
10 Reg - 2nd place - NTR rankings
10 Reg - 5th place - Lonestar National Qualifier
10 Reg - Double qualified for the North Texas Regional Bid Championships
13 Rox – Ranked 50th in North Texas

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Julie Vordebaum

Head Coach - 11 Metro

Bio to come

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John White

Head Coach - 16 Blue

John graduated with a degree in Business Administration and earned a MBA from Dallas Baptist University. He coached high school volleyball for 3 years and AD his last year in a small private school. He has 4 daughters (and a son) that all love and played volleyball from a young age, being active in coaching each of them since they were little. John has coached at different clubs over the years including Bandits, Ellis County Juniors where he was also the Club Director, as well as Summit. His ability to relate to players, unite to a team goal, and teach skills has his Summit 15 Blue team going to Nationals in Vegas this year!

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Nia Young

Head Coach - 12 Elite

Head Coach - 14 Green

Nia Young is an emerging coach eager to make her mark in the world of youth volleyball. With a background in competitive volleyball and a recent coaching certification, Nia brings fresh energy and innovative techniques to the team. Her approach combines technical expertise with a focus on building strong relationships with her players, prioritizing their growth and development above all else. Nia's enthusiasm and dedication inspire her players to reach their full potential while fostering a supportive and inclusive team culture. As a new coach, she is excited to embark on this journey with the girls youth volleyball team and help them achieve success both on and off the court.

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