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 currently holds his USA Volleyball (USAV) Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP) II certification, is a certified USAV IMPACT/Safe Sport Coaching Instructor, has been a USAV High Performance (HP) Coach since 2014 on the regional and national HP training levels and recently worked as a clinician for Gold Medal Squared.
Steve has attended many clinics, worked with and been taught by Hall of Fame coaches such as Karch Kiraly (US Women’s National Team), John Dunning (Stanford), Russ Rose (Penn St), Bill Neville (US Olympic Coach/player), Terry Liskevych (Oregon St), and many more.
Steve is married to his wife, Camille, and has two daughters, Dani and Courtney.
Ellen Kazura (Asst. Director)
Ellen was the Sports Information Director, Varsity Coach and Volleyball Program Director for Charlotte Latin School before relocating to Kure Beach in 2016. She coached the NC Coastal 16U Black team last season, handles website administration for NC Coastal, is an NCHSAA Volleyball official and is the head varsity coach for Cape Fear Academy. Ellen is married to husband, Alherd, and has three sons, Evan, Andrew and Adam.
Justin Keeny (Communications Director, Beach Program Administrator)
Justin is the Beach Program Administrator, a beach coach and assists with communications and the website. He was the volleyball director at Dig’N’Dive, home to NC Coastal’s beach program. Justin was also the head coach for the U14 Black and assistant coach for U13 Black indoor travel teams last season.
Dani Pittman (Director of Administration)
Dani holds a wealth of knowledge when it comes to sports administration. She is the Program Director for the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer Program. A Wilmington native and sports enthusiast, she is excited to apply her expertise of program development to the NC Coastal Volleyball Program.
Dani is married to her husband, Chris, and has a daughter, Dylan.
Jim Ross (Region Advisor)
Jim is one of the founders of NC Coastal Volleyball Club. He is currently on the Carolina Region Board of Directors as the 2018 Secretary of the Board and has served in the past as 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 has been a juniors club coach since 1981. This year is he is taking an administrative role with NC Coastal and acts as region compliance advisor to the club.
Courtney McKeon (Social Media Director)
Courtney is responsible for NC Coastal Volleyball’s social media presence and administrates NC Coastal’s accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.