Meet Our Staff

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) III certification, is a certified USAV IMPACT/Safe Sport Coaching Instructor, and has been a USAV High Performance (HP) Coach since 2014 on the regional and national HP training levels.
Steve has attended many clinics and 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.

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 new baby 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.

Ellen Kazura (Web Administrator)
Ellen was the Sports Information Director for Charlotte Latin School before relocating to Kure Beach in 2016. She coached the NC Coastal 15U Black team last season, is a NCHSAA Volleyball official and is adding web administration duties to her coaching role with the club this year.
Ellen is married to husband, Alherd, and has three sons, Evan, Andrew and Adam.