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 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 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 coaches the NC Coastal 16 National team, handles club administration, the website/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. 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.
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 is excited to contribute her expertise of program development to the NC Coastal Volleyball Program.
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 President 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 was a juniors club coach since 1981. Jim acts as region compliance advisor to the NC Coastal.