Steve McKeon (Director)
Steve is one of the founders of NC Coastal Volleyball Club. Steve views coaching as a privilege and a profession and is a strong advocate for continuing education for both players and coaches. He feels there is an opportunity to grow at any stage in the development process and encourages continued education and development.
Steve is the U14’s lead coach this season. He earned his USA Volleyball (USAV) Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) II certification, is a certified USAV IMPACT/SafeSport Coaching Instructor, has been a USAV High Performance (HP) Coach since 2014 on the regional and national HP training levels and worked as a clinician for Gold Medal Squared. Steve presently serves on the board of the Carolina Region of USA Volleyball.
Ellen Kazura (Assistant Director)
Ellen coaches the NC Coastal 16 Power team, handles club administration, the website 7 communications for NC Coastal, is an NCHSAA Volleyball official, is on the Board of the NC Volleyball Coaches Association and is the head varsity coach for Cape Fear Academy. She was the Sports Information Director, Varsity Coach & Program Director for Charlotte Latin School and a national team coach for Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club before relocating to Kure Beach in 2016. She Ellen holds a USA Volleyball Cap II Certification, is a Gold Medal Squared trained coach, has an AAU Positive Coaching Alliance Certification and is a certified Mental Skills Coach.
Justin Keeny (Administrator and Director of Coaching)
Justin is in his ninth year coaching with NC Coastal, assists with club administration, develops coaching plans for our programs, and is the Lead Coach for the U17’s. Justin has coached U13 , U14, U15 and U16’s before taking on the 17s this season. He was the volleyball director at Dig’N’Dive, administrating and coaching in their beach volleyball program. Justin played volleyball for the UNCW Men’s Club team and was president of the Seahawks’ Club team for two years. He plays competitive outdoor beach and grass tournaments. Justin holds a USAV CAP I coaching certification and is a GMS Certified Coach & Camp Clinician.
Loma Siegel (Administrator and Director of Recruiting)
Loma is in her fourth season coaching with NC Coastal, assists with club administration, directs our recruiting program on the Sports Recruits recruiting platform and is the lead U15’s Coach this season. She is the founding coach of the Southeastern Homeschool Cardinals volleyball program. Loma is the Cardinals Varsity & JV Head Coach and has built a competitve, successful program for the Middle School, JV & Varsity Cardinal teams. Loma is a Gold Medal Squared certified coach and is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Dani Pittman (NC Coastal Advisory Board Consultant)
Dani holds a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sports administration. She was the Program Director for the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer Program. A Wilmington native and sports enthusiast, she acts as advisor to the club director in program development.
Jim Ross (Region Advisor)
Jim is one of the founders of NC Coastal Volleyball Club. He was on the Carolina Region Board of Directors as the President of the Board and has also served as the Carolina Region Secretary and the men’s player representative to the national organization. Jim was a player on the club level in the days of the USVBA, coached clinics and was a juniors club coach since 1981. Jim acts as region compliance advisor to the NC Coastal.