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Alamo Coaching Staff
The main reason Alamo has been so successful over the years is because of our outstanding coaching staff. Our coaches are local high school, middle school, and college coaches, and elite college players.

Alamo Coaches 2017-2018

18 Premier Raul Bernal - Clay Bristow and Shannon Wingate assistants
17 Premier Stephanie Coates - Melissa Dahle assistant
17 Elite Ashley Hass - Catelyn Vasquez assistant
16 Premier Phil Jackson - Eric Barrientas assistant
16 Elite Ho Huynh - Kelly McDaniel assistant
16 Gold AD Henry - Elise Denoux assistant
15 Premier Rachel Torvik - Monica Gonzales assistant
15 Elite Lo Hoyer - Valantina Gonzalez assistant
15 Gold Michael Gonzales - Ashley Lyles assistant
14 Premier Debbie Gonzalez - Dominique Gonzalez assistant
14 Elite Marcia Pederson - Hailey King assistant
14 Gold Dani Vilareal - Antenela Jularic assistant
14 Silver Jean Curtis
14 Black Lindsay Hill
13 Premier Jeremiah Tiffin - Sarah Price assistant
13 Elite Anna Perez - Stacey Garner assistant
13 Gold Lauren Nettles - Lauren Poss assistant
13 Silver Eileen McDonald
13 Black Sydney Herrea
12 Premier Kellee Vivens - Michelle V. Contreras assistant
12 Elite Jeff Erday - Gloria Garcia assistant
12 Gold Rich Simpson - Shana Simpson assistant
12 Silver Meg Umbel
Club Director Mike Carter

Team: 18 Premier
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2010 Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1998
Background: Raul's coaching career covers over 20 years i n the San Antonio area. Along that time He's spent over 15 years as a Summer Camp Coach/Director for Numerous College Camps & Alamo Camps;
- University of Incarnate Word assistant coach & recruiting coordinator from 2005-07;
- Assistant Coach at Our Lady of the Lake University from 2007-09,
- Head Coach of the 1998 (18 Under) AAU National Champions for Metro Volleyball.
- Raul has been on the USA High Performance Tryout Pipeline as a Coach/Facilitator-Lone Star Region,
2009 NEQ Baltimore, 18 Open Champs, Extec Volleyball Club;
9th Place Finish in 2009 USA Junior Olympic Championships -
And has Qualified over 10 other different times for USA Junior Nationals. Coach Bernal has a BS in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University-San Antonio with a Minor in Health Studies. He is a Full time Private Training Coach of & Team Coach for Alamo; and a USANA Health Science Distributor.

"Faith is to believe what you can not see; the Reward of that faith is to See what you believe"

Team: 18 Premier- assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2016
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2012
Background: Coach Clayton is in his first year with Alamo after having been a Graduate Assistant and Assistant Coach at Lamar University. He primarily worked with middles and setters while at Lamar and helped coach Chelsea Grant, who was in the top 50 for blocks in all of NCAA Division 1 in 2015.
Before Lamar, Clayton coached for Victory Volleyball in Dallas as a head and Assistant coach for 13's through 16's. In 2015 he took a 15 black team to Nationals at the National division.
Clayton has also previously been a student Assistant at the University of Texas at Dallas where he also played club volleyball for 4 years as a right side and outside hitter competing in SIVA. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Criminology in May of 2014. Clayton attended Reagan and Johnson high schools in San Antonio, graduating in 2010.
He enjoys the strategic aspect of coaching and the numbers/percentages of the game. The most rewarding part of coaching to him is seeing player's develop not only on the court, but off as well.

WINGATE, Shannon
Team: 18 Premier- assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2006
Background: Although new to Alamo Shannon brings years of elite playing and coaching experience. After a successful playing career at the University of Arizona, she went on to play professional volleyball for 15 years, spending 10 of those years playing on the Puerto Rican National Team. She is currently the League Director at SOA. Shannon is married with an 8-year-old daughter, Nevaeh.

COATES, Stephanie
Team: 17 Premier
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2012
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1999
Background: Stephanie holds 22 years of successful high school volleyball coaching knowledge, as well as experience as a coach for basketball, track & field, golf, soccer, and softball. She has coached many Alamo teams to success, including USAV Girls Junior National Championship bids and a 2014 Patriot Division Championship team. Stephanie is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Hays High School; a Special Education Teacher, and Homebound Teacher. She has been married 24 years to John L Coates and they have three children Tyler (23), Mackenzie (19) and Rylie (8). In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and ranching.

DAHLE, Melissa
Team: 17 Premier- assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2013
Background: After playing five years for Alamo during her youth career Melissa is excited to be back on the sidelines for Alamo as a coach for the 2018 season. As a high school player, Melissa was named Defensive MVP as well as first team All-District in her junior and senior. She continued her playing career into college where she competed at St. Mary’s University. In addition to her playing career, Melissa has gained experience coaching as a JV volleyball coach, freshman volleyball coach, freshman track coach and freshman basketball coach. Melissa loves coaching at the same high school graduated from and enjoys her dog Brody.

HASS, Ashley
Team: 17 Elite
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2016
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2011
Background: Ashley Hass was born in Las Vegas, NV and then moved to Orlando, FL where she started her volleyball career. There she played high school varsity all four years in high school, while receiving Most Improved Player, Most Offensive Player, and MVP. She also was the first female volleyball player to make an all-conference team and broke the record for kills and kills per set. During that time she was also the boys team manager and while playing club also coached.
Transitioning to college Hass earned a scholarship to go to Polk State College, a Div I JUCO who was starting to appear at a national level. Her final year the Eagles appeared in their 1st national ranking at 15th in the nation and finished 4th in their region. That year she also received female scholar athlete of the year. She then finished her playing career and coached as an assistant at Polk State while continuing to coach at Top Select Volleyball Academy in Orlando, FL.
The Eagles made their first ever national appearance at the NJCAA National Championship in 2013 finishing 10th in the nation. In 2014 they then qualified again for the National Championship finishing 6th in the nation. She also coached at Top Select for 6 years as both head and assistant coaches of a variety of ages, while acting as an administrative assistant for the Orlando location, and Director of Operations at the Winter Haven location.
Hass then moved to San Antonio in June 2016 to pursue her MBA at St. Mary's University where she was the graduate assistant for the volleyball team for one season. Currently she is just coaching club and focusing on her MBA while assisting the Business School and working as a lead strategy analyst for the Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation & Corporate Social Responsibility. In the Najim Center she also hosts hands on leadership development seminars, where she intersects coaching and the leadership in business.

VASQUEZ, Catelyn
Team: 17 Elite - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2012
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2012
Background: Caitlyn was a strong prep-athlete earning Academic All-District Honors, and Female Athlete of the Year for Lee High School. She was also named to the American Volleyball Association National Honor Roll while at the University of Incarnate Word. Caitlyn has a masters in Literature from Oklahoma State and is working on an MSB from UTSA. Caitlyn is married to an awesome “soon to be CPA.” They have two pets, Chuey and Mr. Fritz.

Team: 16 Premier
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2011
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1998
Background: Phil made his way to San Antonio 15 years ago from San Diego, CA. While in San Diego Phil played Division I Men’s Volleyball at San Diego State University. In 2 of his 4 years his team finished 3rd and 5th in the Nation. He graduated from SDSU in 1995 with a degree in Social Science and emphasis on Economics. After SDSU Phil had an extensive tryout with the USA National team trying to make the 1996 final roster for the Atlanta games. He competed for several years on the beach with the AVP before moving to San Antonio. From 1998-2003, Phil was the Assistant and then Head Coach at Texas Lutheran University, followed by 1st Assistant Coach at UTSA. In 2003, Phil found and directed Extec Volleyball, qualifying 9 teams for Junior Olympics. Since his arrival in San Antonio Phil has coached and directed dozens of standout players that have earned awards from All-District to All-American honors, many who have gone onto college by earning athletic scholarships. Phil has earned many awards as a player and a coach. He has trained the most elite athletes in the San Antonio Area for 13 years. However his greatest achievement is his wonderful family. Phil is married to his beautiful wife Nicole. Their son Blake was born on March 24th, 2010 and they are expecting their 2nd child (a baby girl) December 7th, 2011.

Team: 16 Premier - Assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2006
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2004
Background: Eric graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003 with a BBA in Information Systems. There he ran track and played men's club volleyball for the Roadrunners. Eric received his MAA in Organizational Development from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2012 where he worked with the volleyball program as a Graduate Assistant. Eric is currently a Manager at Rackspace (11 year Racker). He is married to wife, Isabelle, and they have one daughter, Ellie.

Team: 16 Elite
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2003
Background: Ho brings 8 years of college coaching to Alamo, most recently from Armstrong State where he served as an assistant coach. Currently Ho is a Psychology Professor at Texas A&M- San Antonio and Volunteer Assistant at Our Lady of the Lakes University. Voted as Most Inspirational Player - Doolen Middle School (8th Grade), Ho is married to his wife Amanda. The couple has two dogs, Bruno & Stanley.

Team: 16 Elite - assistant

Coaching at Alamo Since: 2013
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2010
Background: Coach Kelly is from Helotes, Texas and is a graduate of Sandra Day O'Connor High School. After high school, she went on to Austin College where she was a 4 year starter and 2 year captain for the Kangaroo volleyball team. In 2013 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and in 2014 she received her Master of Arts in Teaching both from Austin College. She is currently in her third year of teaching at Madison High School as a JV volleyball coach, freshman basketball coach and US History teacher. This is her 4th year as a head coach with Alamo Volleyball.

HENRY, Andrianna
AD Henry
Team: 16 Gold
Coaching at Alamo since: 2004
Coaching Junior Volleyball since: 2003
Background: AD has been a head and assistant coach to many national teams for over 15 years. In 2011, she assisted Alamo 18K to a 2nd place finish at Nationals. In 2016, she assisted Alamo 13P to a 1st place finish at Nationals. From 2007-2012, she helped lead Incarnate Word High School to five final four appearances and two state final appearances in TAPPS. She is currently the assistant coach at Providence High School where they have had 6 consecutive playoff appearances in TAPPS since her return to the program in 2012. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Business with a minor in Finance from UTSA in 2004 and is currently the Sales Support Manager at Spectrum Reach.

Denoux, Elise
Elise Denoux
Team: 16 Gold - Assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2016
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2010
Background: Coach Denoux has served as the Athletic Director at Providence Catholic School since 2008. She has been the Head Coach of Volleyball program for 6 years.

TORVIK, Rachel
Rachel Torvik
Team: 15 Premier
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2007
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2002
Background: Rachel played two years of collegiate volleyball at Southwestern University. She then transferred and graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a BS in Kinesiology and a Minor in Math. She is currently teaching math at Judson High School where she is also the Varsity Volleyball and junior varsity Soccer coach. Rachel grew up around several aspects of sports, BMX, soccer, and volleyball, and was very fortunate to be a part of the Junior Olympic Program for cycling. She had the opportunity to be a resident at the OTC in San Diego where she learned from some of the best exercise scientists, nutritionists, and coaches in the world.

Team: 15 Premier - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2005
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2001
Background: Born and raised in San Antonio, Monica played volleyball at the University of the Incarnate Word. She received her BA in Education in May of 2001 and a Masters of Education in December 2002 from Incarnate Word. Monica was the head volleyball coach at Fox Tech High School for 2 years. After leaving Fox Tech she then moved to Reagan High School from 2005-2014, where she coaching junior varsity volleyball and junior varsity softball, as well as teaching Geometry. In 2014, Monica took the Head Volleyball Coaching position at Brennan HS. She was Brennan for three season and has recently accepted the Assistant Athletic Coordinator and Head Volleyball Coach at Harlan High School.
In 2011, Monica lead her 17 Kaepa team to a 3rd place finish at USAV JO's in the American division.

Team: 15 Elite
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2011
Background: Lo comes to Alamo from Triangle Volleyball Club (Raleigh, NC) where she spent 4 seasons as a coach and two years as a full-time Assistant Director. As an Assistant Director at Triangle, she oversaw marketing and social media, while also supporting team travel, major events and programming. In addition to her time at Triangle, she has coaching experience as an assistant at the Division I college level, within the USA Volleyball Pipeline, and at multiple college camps throughout the country. In San Antonio, Lo serves at the Director of Operations for UTSA volleyball and the Assistant Program Manager at Alamo. Her husband Pete is the Associate Head Coach for Volleyball at UTSA, the couple has two dogs and a 16-year-old son who splits time between San Antonio and Raleigh.

GONZALEZ, Valantina
Team: 15 Elite - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since:

Team: 15 Gold
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2009
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1998
Background: Michael earned his bachelors degree in business from St. Mary's University and has coached volleyball at all different skill levels. He has been a part of various volleyball clubs as both a coach and club director across Texas and has been part of coaching staffs having won multiple state titles and a national title.

LYLES, Ashley
Team: 15 Gold - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2015
Background: Although new to Alamo Ashley has spent time as an assistant coach for a top team at Austin Performance, Head Coach for 8th Grade volleyball at Austin Waldorf School, and worked multiple camps for Austin Skyline. She is currently a Medical Assistant at Rainey Dermatology and lives with her wonderful boyfriend of 7 years who's an accountant for the San Antonio Spurs. She also has a precious fur baby named Tinkerbell


Team: 14 Premier
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2012
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2012
Background: Attended Medina Valley High School and Texas Lutheran College. Began coaching at St. Paul Catholic School in 1978, forming the first ever girls school Basketball Team in November of that year. The following year, Coach Debbie(as she is referred to) formed the first volleyball team and from that point served as the girl's athletic coordinator until her retirement in 2012. During her tenure as a Volleyball Coach her teams captured 18 Archdiocesan Volleyball Championships with four coming from 1992-1995 and five coming from 2002-2006. In addition, Coach Debbie was responsible for expanding the Girls athletic program to include Cross-country, Track & Field and Softball. In 2013, her 13Premier team captured the Bronze in the Open Division of the Girls Junior National Championships, and in 2016 her 13Premier team earned the Gold in National Division of the Girls Junior Nationals.
2013(Asst. Coach-Tatiana Mason).
   TOUR OF TX  - 13 Open- 3rd Place
   LONE STAR JUNIOR REGIONALS - (13 Bid- 2nd place)
   GIRLS JR. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - 13 National- 3rd place

2014(Asst. Coach Adrianna Henry). 
   TOUR OF TEXAS - 13Open-6th place
   MIZUNO LONE STAR CLASSIC - 13Open- 10th place
   CROSS COURT CLASSIC - 13's- 3rd place
   LONE STAR JR. REGIONALS -  (13 Bid -3rd place)
   GIRLS JR.NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - 13 National- 25th place

2015(Asst. Coach Tatiana Mason). 
   TOUR OF TEXAS - 13 Open -6th place
   Adidas Windy City Classic(Chicago) - 13 Open-2nd place
   MIZUNO LONE STAR CLASSIC - 13Open- 4th place

2016(Asst. Coach Adrianna Henry). 
   TOUR OF TEXAS - 13 Open- 2nd place
   ASICS COLORADO CROSSROADS - 13 Open - 6th place
   MIZUNO LONE STAR CLASSIC - 13 Open - 6th place
   LONE STAR JR. REGIONALS - (13 Bid- 1st place)
   GIRLS JR. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP - 13 National- 1st place

GONZALEZ, Dominique
Team: 14 Premier - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2015
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2015
Background: Dom is one of the premier players to come out of San Antonio. She is a two-time National Champion at Penn State, a two-time Big Ten Conference Champion, a three-time captain for the Nittany Lions and she also currently ranking fourth all-time in career digs at one of the nation’s best volleyball programs. After her successful collegiate career Dom spent one year as an assistant at Kent State before returning home where she currently serves as an assistant coach at UTSA. She is the daughter of Debra Gonzalez (14 Premier Head Coach) and Roger Gonzalez. Dom has two sisters (Nicki Gonzalez & Jaci Barrientes) both of which played collegiate volleyball.
*Alamo Alum

Marcia Pederson
Team: 14 Elite
Coaching at Alamo Since: Coached with Alamo in the 90's, then with other clubs her in SA and in New Braunfels until 2012.
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1990
Background: Marcia grew up in Minnesota, moved to Texas as a Junior in High School playing at Madison. Marcia began playing college ball at TLU and after changing majors transferred to Texas State, then SWT! She loved playing for Karen Chisum and the Bobcats throughout the rest of the college. She earned All-Conference Academic honors and the Jean Smith Award(Outstanding Senior Female Athlete) her Senior year. After graduating Marcia was an assistant coach at Churchill HS and Madison HS before getting the Head position at MacArthur HS from 90 thru 2000. She has since moved on to the private sector where she owns a pavement maintenance business and continues to coach thru club volleyball.

KING, Hailey
Hailey King
Team: 14 Elite - Assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2015 
Background: Played college volleyball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for four years. While attending school coached for Corpus Christi Force for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 club seasons.

Team: 14 Gold
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2015
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2013
Background: Dani played four years as libero for New Braunfels High School, where she helped lead her team to the state championship game her senior year. In her senior year, she earned top awards of Prep Volleyball HS All American 2012 and 2012 Libero of the Year. She also played club volleyball with Alamo for three years. Dani went on to play college volleyball for UTSA from 2013 - 2016. At UTSA, she was apart of winning two Conference C-USA championships and a trip to the NCAA tournament. Currently, she is a senior finishing her undergrad degree in Exercise Science while also minoring in History. Dani has been coaching volleyball since her freshman year in college and plans on using her experiences from coaching and being a former player to help younger athletes be successful.

JULARIC, Antenela
Team: 14 Gold - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since:

Jean Curtis
Team: 14 Silver

Coaching at Alamo Since: 2010
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2010
Background: Jean has 32 years of high school and middle school coaching and currently works at Tejeda Middle School. Jean is married with two adult children and loves to be with family and travel. Jean really enjoys the opportunity to coach volleyball.

HILL, Lindsay
Lindsay Hill
Team: 14 Black
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2015
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2013
Background: Lindsay is alumni from Alamo Volleyball and she received a full scholarship to play volleyball in University. She started coaching club in Lubbock, Texas and when graduated from Texas Tech, she came back to work for Alamo. Lindsay has also coached over seas in Australia and has recently returned back to the states to start another season with 15P.

TIFFIN, Jeremiah
Jeremiah Tiffin
Team: 13 Premier
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2015
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2007
Background: Jeremiah Tiffin has been the head coach at Our Lady of the Lake University since 2015, winning two conference titles and competing in the NAIA national tournament both years. Tiffin has coached club volleyball for over a decade with both Waco Jrs. and Alamo, in that time qualifying two teams for the Junior Olympics with those teams winning a gold medal and a bronze medal respectively. Tiffin also has experience at the college club level at Baylor University where he was named the 2013 NCVF National Coach of the Year. In addition, he has also worked at the NCAA Division I level at both Baylor University and Arkansas State as well as the NJCAA level as the head coach at Hill College. Tiffin resides in San Antonio with his wife Rachel

PRICE, Sarah
Sarah Price
Team: 13 Premier - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2017
Background: Sarah, a graduate of Trinity University played four years for the Tigers garnering Two Sweet Sixteen finishes at the NCAA Division III level. While in college she also spent time giving private lesson. Now, she works for Spurs Sports & Entertainment. Originally from Houston, Sarah spent some time in Arkansas as a child and is a HUGE Razorback fan!

Team: 13 Elite

Coaching at Alamo Since: 2013
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2009
Background: Anna played volleyball for 11 years with 3 years under Coach Debbie Gonzalez at St. Paul's Catholic School and 4 years under Coach Keith Wilson at Providence High School. Anna continues to play for various sand leagues throughout the city.
Anna played club for 7 years with Home Court America, Mission City, SA Heat, Top Gun, and Texas Juniors.
In 2012 and 2013, Head Coach at St Paul's School, coaching both 'A' and 'B' teams culminating in the 'A' team winning the District Championship.
Anna's club volleyball coaching experience has been with the Texas Aces club as a head coach for the 14U division and joined the Alamo club family in 2013 as a head coach for the 12U division.

GARNER, Stacey
Team: 13 Elite - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2006
Coaching Junior Volleyball since: 2006
Background: Stacey graduated from O.W. Holmes high school where she played under Mike Carter as a setter. She was an All-City, All-District volleyball and softball player, winning numerous MVP awards. She played college softball on scholarship at University of the Incarnate Word where she completed her Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in EC-4. She received her masters in Principal and Administration from Concordia University. Stacey served as head coach of volleyball and softball at St. Peters middle school and St. Luke’s Middle School, winning district and city champs multiple years in a row. She currently teaches 4th grade at McAndrew Elementary. Stacey played for Texas Juniors & Alamo during her middle and high school years. In 2011, Stacey lead her 13 Kaepa team to a 3rd place finish at the AAU Junior National Championship. Stacey was currently named the NIKE coordinator/representative for volleyball in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Team: 13 Gold
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2013
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2013
Background: Lauren is a 2008 graduate from Winston Churchill High School where she played setter on varsity for two years. She played club volleyball for five years, four of which were for Alamo Volleyball. While playing with Alamo, Lauren attended the USAV Junior Olympics twice. After high school, Lauren attended The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated in May 2012 with her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and a minor in Supply Chain Management. Lauren is now a Business Development Manager at RR Donnelley's DLS Worldwide.

POSS, Lauren
Team: 13 Gold - Assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2017
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2017
Background: Loren is a former Alamo player during high school where she went on to compete at the collegiate level for the University of Mary Hardin Baylor. She is now working on her BA in political science from Texas State University. This is her first year coaching junior volleyball for Alamo, but she is very excited to see where coaching takes her in the future.

McDONALD, Eileen
Team: 13 Silver
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2014
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2013
Background: Played Stephen F. Austin State University coaching 7 years high school, 22 years middle school

HERREA, Sydney
Team: 13 Black
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2015
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2013
Background: Sydney was a 2012 graduate of Harlingen High School South. She played two years of collegiate volleyball at Our Lady of the Lake University. She then transferred and graduated from Texas State University with a BS in Digital and Online Media with a minor in Fashion Merchandising. Currently she is writing for her website, working at Lululemon and has coached club volleyball since she moved to San Antonio.

VIVENS, Kellee
Kellee Vivens
Team: 12 Premier
Coaching at Alamo since: 2010
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1993
Background:  Coach Vivens played volleyball, basketball, and ran track at Charles City High School in Charles City, Iowa, where she was a 3 year All-State Volleyball player, 4 year All-State basketball player, and went to State in track for the high jump and 4 x 800m relay.  Kellee was recruited to play division 1 volleyball  & basketball, but chose to attend Southwest State University of MN (NCAA II) where they allowed her to play both sports. As a middle blocker, her team made it to the 1994-1995 national volleyball NCAA II tournament in California. She has coached volleyball, basketball, track & soccer since 1997, and club volleyball since 1993, was the Girls Athletic Coordinator for NISD’s Jordan M.S. Since 2001, and currently has the same position with Dolph Briscoe M.S., where she continues to coach 7th/8th grade volleyball, basketball and track.

Michele Contrera
Team: 12 Premier - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2012
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2006
Background: Michele started coaching in her sophomore year in college at Victory Volleyball club. After completing her volleyball career and graduating from Dallas Baptist University, she then moved back to San Antonio. She joined Alamo Volleyball in 2012. She now teaches 3rd grade and enjoys spending time with her family.

Team: 12 Elite
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2012
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2006
Background: Currently Girls Head Coach/Athletic Coordinator at Hector Garcia M.S. since school opened in 2009. Served in same position at Rawlinson M.S. from 2005-2009. Has coached volleyball with N.I.S.D. for 21 years. Entering 14th year coaching Junior Volleyball, ages 12-15. Educational background includes B.S. in Sports Management; B.S. in Business Administration; M.A. in Elementary Education.

GARCIA, Gloria
Team: 12 Elite - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2014
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2014
Background: Born and raised in Harlingen, Tx. She was a 4 sport athlete for Harlingen South High School. She was a setter and right side for South and was a 3 time All-District Most Outstanding Setter of the year and 3-time All-Valley first team selection. She was also a 3 time All- District and All-Valley selection in basketball as well, and a 4 time regional qualifier in Track and field in the long jump, triple jump, high jump, and relays. She was also an All-District selection in golf. She chose to continue her basketball career at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Tx. Gloria graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Fitness and Sports with a minor in Mathematics in 2006. She received her Master's in Educational Administration from TAMIU in 2014. She has been coaching High School Volleyball since 2006. Before moving to San Antonio in 2014 she was Head Volleyball and Head Basketball Coach at United South High School in Laredo, Tx. She is currently an Assistant Volleyball Coach for Mike Carter at Reagan High School. She coaches JV Volleyball and Freshmen Basketball and teaches Math at Reagan. Her most memorable coaching moment is being a part of Reagan's incredible run to the UIL State Volleyball Tournament. She has a daughter Lauren who currently plays volleyball for Alamo.

Team: 12 Gold
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2018
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2001
Background: Richard Simpson graduated from the USAF Academy and later earned his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Alaska. He served our nation for 23 years as a command pilot and retired from active duty in 2005 and continues serving as an AF Civil Servant. He has coached youth sports for over 2 decades and volleyball since 2001. Rich has served as a Club Founder, Director and Coaching Director of an area club. He is a USA Volleyball CAP II, CAP I and IMPACT certified coach and a regional referee. His teams have enjoyed great success winning major tournaments and qualifying for nationals. He has coached two high school all-American athletes and many others have gone on to play collegiate volleyball. He is passionate about the sport but most importantly, as a father of 3 multi-sport daughters and a long-time youth volunteer, he is dedicated to mentoring young people and helping them reach their potential as individuals both in and out of the sport of volleyball.

Team: 12 Gold - assistant
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2018
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2012
Background: Shana Simpson graduated from Texas Tech with a BA and later an MBA. She has coached youth sports since 2000 and been an assistant volleyball coach since 2012. She is an IMPACT certified coach and a certified referee. Shana played H.S. basketball and ran track and cross country. As a mother of 3 grown daughters who were multi-sport athletes, she values the important lessons individuals learn while participating in sports. Shana has been a long-time youth volunteer, educator, team mom, and mentor and is dedicated towards seeing young people excel in volleyball and in their lives.

Team: 12 Silver
Coaching at Alamo Since: 2016
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 2015
Background: Meg a four-year starter at middle blocker for the Tarleton State University is proud to be back working for Alamo after playing for the club from 2010-2012. While at TSU, Meg was named Academic All-Conference, LSC Commissioners Honor Roll and 2nd Team All-Conference. The Texans were also successful becoming the Lone Star Conference Tournament Champions, and Lone Star Conference Regular Season Champions. After serving as a Graduate Assistant at TSU, Meg is currently an Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Micro teacher at Reagan HS. She is recently married and enjoys trying new food, going to the coast, being outdoors and going fishing with her new husband Mitch.
*Alamo Alum

Coaching at Alamo Since: 1996
Coaching Junior Volleyball Since: 1996
Background: Graduated from South West Texas State University with a B.A. in Education and earned his Masters Degree from Texas A&M Kingsville. He started coaching in 1990 and served as Head Volleyball Coach at Randolph (90'-95') and Holmes High Schools (95'-99'), and is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Reagan High School (99'-present). Coach Carter has over 800 high school victories,14 District Championships, 9 Regional Final appearances, 3 UIL 5A/6A Regional titles, 3 appearances in the UIL 5A/6A State Tournament and 1 appearance in the State Finals, coached in 2 state all-star games, and was the recipient of the 2006 SA Express-News Coach of the Year. His team has won the Texas Championship Final and Total points, and he has qualified teams in the 12-18 year old division to the USA Junior Olympics in both club and open. In May of 2007 Coach Carter received the Meritorious Service Award from USA Volleyball.

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