Steve is one of the founders of NC Coastal Volleyball Club, is the club director, lead coaches the U15 teams this season and has coached every age division in club volleyball. He is the New Hanover High School Varsity Coach, the Noble Middle School Coach and is director for our Coastal Cadets skills program. Steve coached at the USAV High Performance National training center in Colorado Springs. He is a Gold Medal Squared certified coach and has worked as a clinican for team camps for GMS. He earned a USAV CAP II certification, USAV VCAP, is a certified USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT COACH INSTRUCTOR and a NATIONAL USAV HP COACH INSTRUCTOR.
Coach Joe Trinsey is joining our staff this season as special advisor for volleyball instruction, working with our players & coaches all season to provide the highest level of training for player development and success. Joe was the Head Coach for the US Women’s National last fall for the NORECA tournament series and joined NC Coastal after the fall international season concluded. His impressive resume also includes assistant coach on two National Teams (USA & Canada) including the 2016 Rio Olympics, coach in the pro European league, experience at the Division 1 level – Women’s (BYU, Georgia, LMU) and Men’s (Pepperdine), coach on the AVP pro beach tour and is on the Gold Medal Squared advisory staff. We are thrilled Joe is bringing his knowledge and experience in the highest levels of volleyball to NC Coastal.
Steve is a the U18 coach this season at NC Coastal and teaches in our Coastal Cadets program. He has coached U12, 13’s & U15’s in past seasons. Coach Goff has had a passion for volleyball since he started playing in the Navy in the 1970’s. While in the Navy, he had the opportunity to coach throughout the country. Upon retirement from the Navy, he was hired as the head coach at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. After two years, he accepted the head coaching position at Elizabeth City State University. Steve has been coaching club volleyball for nine years and currently coaches the St Mark Middle School team. He is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Chris is in his sixth year with NC Coastal and is leading the strength and conditioning program through his company, Allliance Strength . Chris has coached U14 and U 13’s for NC Coastal and assisted in the NC Coastal beach program. At UNCW, he played on the Seahawk Men’s Club team and began playing competitive beach volleyball. Chris graduated from UNCW with a degree in Exercise Science. He has been certified through USAW as a Sports Performance Coach and has his Personal Training Certification through the American College of Sports Medicine. Chris is also USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Erica is joining the NC Coastal staff this year as a U15 coach. She has coaching experience on the middle school, high school and college coaching levels with positions at Barstow Middle School, St. Teresa’s Academy and William Jewel College. Her club coaching experience includes U13s & U15s, skills coach and club administration at Boost Volleyball Club. She has also coached at USAV High Performance clinics and camps. Erica earned the following coaching credentials: USAV CAP I, USAV BEACH CAP, and is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Ellen is in her sixth year at NC Coastal, is the Assistant Club Director and is Lead Coach for the U16’s this season. She has coached U14, U15 & U16’s at NC Coastal and is in her fifth season as the Cape Fear Academy Varsity Head Coach. Before relocating to the Wilmington area in 2016, Ellen was the head varsity volleyball coach/program director for Charlotte Latin School and a National team coach for Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club in Charlotte. She has 14 years experience coaching teams and players from middle school through 18. Ellen holds the following coaching credentials: MINDSET & MENTAL SKILLS COACHING CERTIFICATION from the Positive Performance Coach Academy, USAV CAP II, USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT, GOLD MEDAL SQUARED TRAINED COACH, AAU POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE CERTIFICATION .
Justin is in his eighth year coaching with NC Coastal, assists with club administration and is the Lead Coach for the U14’s . Justin has coached U13 , U14, U15 and U16’s and assisted in the Beach Program at NC Coastal. 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, is a GMS CERTIFIED COACH & CLINICIAN and is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
John Lucas joins NC Coastal this year as the U17 head coach. John was recently hired as the Varsity Head Coach for Hoggard High School and is the director of Lucas Beach Volleyball. His impressive college coaching experience includes positions at Clemson, Charleston and William & Mary after playing four seasons at Lees-McRae. We are very excited about the coaching experience and knowledge of the recruiting process John brings to NC Coastal. He is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Sydney is in her fourth year with NC Coastal and has coached U12, U13 & U14 in past seasons for NC Coastal. She is the head Middle School coach for two teams at Cape Fear Academy and has experience coaching skills camps for SRVC in Maryland. She is currently enrolled in UNCW and is a player and past President of the UNCW Women’s Club Volleyball team. She played seven years of club volleyball as well as four years of varsity high school volleyball. Sydney is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Courtney is in her fourth year with NC Coastal and is Head Coach the U12 age group this season. She coached middle school volleyball at Wilmington Christian Academy and has experience coaching camps and clincs for both indoor and beach volleyball. She played indoor volleyball for ten years, holding the digs stat record for WCA and played sand for six years, most recently playing for three years on the UNCW Women’s Beach Volleyball team. Courtney is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Marissa is in her seventh year coaching at NC Coastal. She has been a U12, U13, & U16 head coach past seasons and also coachs the JV volleyball team at Harrells Christian Academy. Marissa played six years of school volleyball and is an alumni player of NC Coastal having played four years on the club level. She is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Reagan joins the NC Coastal staff as a U13 coach this season and is a 7-year alumni player of NC Coastal. She coaches in our Coastal Cadets program bringing the joys of playing volleyball to our youngest trainees. Reagan’s playing experience includes seven top club teams in age groups U12 through U18, four years as a Laney High School varsity starter and three years at Noble Middle School. She is a GMS TRAINED COACH and is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Loma is in her third season coaching with NC Coastal and is the lead U13 Coach this season. She is the founding coach of the Southeastern Homeschool Cardinals volleyball program. Loma is the Cardinals Varsity Head Coach and has built a competitve, successful program for the Middle School, JV & Varsity Cardinal teams. Loma is also a GOLD MEDAL SQUARED CERTIFIED COACH and is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Doug is in his third season with NC Coastal and will coach a U16 team this year. Doug has experience coaching on the high school boys level in New York and played club and beach volleyball in his playing days. He is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Caroline is in her eighth year coaching and is in her seventh year with NC Coastal as the U18 Lead Coach. Caroline is also the JV Head Coach at Cape Fear Academy and assistant to the Varsity team. She has been playing and refereeing sand volleyball for seven years and coached beach volleyball for two years. Caroline played on the UNCW Women’s club volleyball team for four years and was president and coach of the Seahawk Women’s Club team for three years. She specializes in training hitters and setters and has experience running camps and doing private/small group lessons. She is a GOLD MEDAL SQUARED CERTIFIED COACH & CLINICIAN and is USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.
Jacob joined the NC Coastal staff last year as a U15 Head Coach after relocating from Athens Georgia where he coached high school and travel volleyball for 15 years. He will coach in our Coastal Cadets program and specialize in private lessons this season. His coaching experience includes Head Varsity Coach for Oconee County High School and Assistant Director for Metro Volleyball Performance in Athens. Jacob played for the Appalachian State Men’s club team. He is also USAV IMPACT/SAFESPORT certified.