Bravo: BRAVO Advisory Board

Monday, November 25
BRAVO Advisory Board


CO-DIRECTOR (BRAVO Parent) I’m Dianna Marshall one of your BRAVO Directors, along with my husband Ken. Here in Bowling Green I’ve coached club volleyball, worked various camps (WKU and BRAVO) for all age groups, given private lessons, and as of seven years ago taken on more of an administrative position with BRAVO. I grew up in a small city in Northern Kentucky, Bellevue. The youngest of 8 children, I set a goal to play Division I volleyball in order to afford a college education, and did so at Morehead State University, MSU. I’ve been an assistant college coach both at MSU & also here at WKU. This is my 16th year working as an Academic Athletic Advisor at WKU. I have a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Guidance & Counseling. Before ending up here as a wife and mother of 2, I stayed very busy with volleyball year round. I coached 8 years of club volleyball for Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball, NKJV, ages 14-18. During this time I also coached all 3 high school teams (Frosh., J.V., & Varsity) for Simon Kenton H.S. taking the team a long way ending with numerous tournament championships and state tournament appearances, all along with teaching H.S. mathematics. In addition, the last 4 years in N. KY I served as Coaching Coordinator/Supervisor, Board Member, and Tournament Director all for NKJV. Now, I’m very committed to improving the sport of volleyball in this area.

CO-DIRECTOR (BRAVO Coach, Middle School Coach, & BRAVO Parent) Hello, I’m Ken Marshall, the original “Marshall”. I’m in my seventh year Directing BRAVO. For the last 8 years I’ve coached travel club teams here in Bowling Green, but even before then I helped out wherever needed to promote and improve all levels of volleyball in this area. My initial involvement was as an assistant with WKU Volleyball for 4 years (’97-’01) and volunteering now in different capacities for well over 20 years. Also I’ve worked various camps, conducted private lessons, helped prospective players in the college recruiting process, and managed to continue to play myself at a high level both indoors and outdoors. Perhaps my highest accomplishment is teaching my daughter Riley, whose ball control already is better than my wife’s. I attended BGHS back in the day and graduated from WKU with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. I’m a business owner by day, but truly enjoy coaching and playing whenever possible! My BRAVO teams have been very successful showing much improvement both individually and as a team. BRAVO has already come along way fielding 10 competitive travel teams last year, sending girls off to play college volleyball, & capturing many tournament titles along the way. I hope to continue to contribute to the growth of that success for many years to come. At home, I’m outnumbered with two little girls and my wife, so I’m right at home Coaching & Directing BRAVO, where at least my opinion counts.een

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER (BRAVO Coach & High School Coach) Hello, I’m Justin Griffin. Originally from Alabama, I got started in coaching volleyball at Jacksonville State University where I met my wife, Kristi. I was a student assistant there for 3 years and was part of 3 Conference Championships and 2 NCAA berths. Prior to my volleyball coaching career I played 2 years of college baseball, and I played baseball and bas- ketball in high school. Currently, I am the Head Volleyball Coach at South Warren High School. This will be my fifth season coaching with BRAVO and I have enjoyed every season. I am proud to be part of BRAVO because it provides many opportunities for players in our area to grow and develop as players and individuals. On a recent note, I’m happy to serve as a BRAVO Board member, helping this area continue to improve! Before moving to Bowling Green, I coached a very successful 17s club volleyball team in Evansville for River City. Overall this is my tenth year coaching volleyball either at the high school or collegiate level. Kristi and I are proud parents of 2 year old “Jaxon”, and being a parent is the biggest joy in my life.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER (BRAVO Coach, Middle School Coach, and BRAVO Parent) Hello, I am Jason Reels. I am a native of Bowling Green where I graduated from Warren Central High School and Western Kentucky University. I have been a coach with BRAVO for the past 6 years and was part of the 17Black coaching staff last year. I have led many BRAVO teams to successful seasons! I have also been the head volleyball coach at Drakes Creek Middle School and am currently the head coach at South Warren Middle School. I am very passionate about the sport of volleyball and committed to growing the sport in this area. I served as the President of Warren County Youth Volleyball for 3 years and have personally played volleyball for over 20 years. I have two daughters that have played for BRAVO over the past 6 years and have truly enjoyed their experience and the skill development and competition that comes from this level of play. I look forward to the challenge of helping each player enhance their individual volleyball skills while building a strong team environment. My team will play hard but always remember to have fun and enjoy the game! I am proud to be a member of the newly formed BRAVO Board!

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER (BRAVO Coach & High School Official) Hi I'm Tim Sharp. I am coaching with BRAVO because volleyball is one of my passions and I hope to see the sport continue to grow in this area. I have been playing volleyball for 20 years now, with three years of club experience at the University of Kentucky. While at UK, I helped coach the UK women's club team as well. I have been coaching BRAVO 14s travel team for the past 6 years. I have been very fortunate to be with some extremely successful teams. Last year my 14Black team had a record of 39-7 with 3 tournament wins. Now 7 of the 8 players made their Varsity high school teams and most start for their Varsity team. I look forward to working with the BRAVO Board & Coaches to continue this BRAVO success. I just finished my sixth year as a high school official and have enjoyed seeing the effect that BRAVO is having on the high school teams in the area. On a personal level, I’m an Engineer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and I have a seven year old daughter named Aubrey that I hope will love the sport of volleyball as much as I do.