Athlete Advantage: Staff Bios

Friday, June 24



Jeff Stephens, Director Athlete Advantage, clinician

1991—Present 

Coach USAV Junior Olympic Girls Club Volleyball. 3 appearances at the USAV Junior National Championships.   For 2010-2011 season, Jeff has coached the Revolution Volleyball Club Lehigh Valley 15s . He has spent the prior 5 years at Push The Rock. The PTR 16s Blue team had a very strong season, culminating in a 2nd place finish (out of 176 teams) at the Happy Volley tournament.  In 2010, Jeff served as a KRVA High Performance Tryout Evaluator.

1996 - 2005 

Served on Boys/Men's coaching staffs at Emmaus, Whitehall, Parkland, and Susquehanna University. During this time, the HS teams won 3 District XI championships.    CAP Level I  (Doug Beal instructor). Jeff continues to be a student of the game, looking to add knowledge to better help athletes be successful in sport and in life.    He has attended clinics with Karch Kiraly, Bill Neville, Tom Tait, Larry Bock and others. 

Ryan Stephens - clinician

2007 —Present 

Coach USAV Junior Olympic Girls Club Volleyball. For 2010-2011 season, Ryan has coached for the Revolution Volleyball Club. He has spent the past 3 years at Push The Rock, assisting Jeff with the PTR 16s Blue team.   In 2010, Ryan served as aKRVA High Performance Tryout Court Coach. 

1991 - 1998  Played USAV Junior Olympic Club Volleyball. Team attended 2 USAV Junior National Championships.  

1996 - 1999 

4 year starter for Emmaus High School. 2 District 11 Championships.  All State teams 1 Honorable Mention and 1 2nd Team. 1999—2003  4 year starter for Susquehanna University club. 3 National Championship appearances. 5th place finish in 2001.  

Charlene Johnson Whitted,  AA partner clinician  

2003—Present Coach for USA Volleyball High Performance Camps. In 2010, Charlene served as the assistant coach for the US Girls Youth Olympic Team that finshed 2nd at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. 

2003—2007  Asst Coach for Div I National Champion University of Nebraska

Asst Coach for the US Professional Volleyball League

USA National Team

Member of USA Womens' 2000 Olympic Team - Sydney, AUS

Competed Professionally in Europe and USA

2 Time All American at BYU and BYU Hall of Fame Member

2 Time Junior Olympic MVP