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Our Coaches

Our technical and coaching staff boasts over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience. We utilize a proven Master Coaching System that not only focuses on specific volleyball skills development, but also emphasizes and teaches our athletes the importance of overall conditioning and fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices.

Our Technical Director, Joe Bonner, a former Division I Volleyball Coach and recruiter, implements techniques and training strategies utilized by the U.S. National Team, Division 1 programs and top club teams, ensuring a strong fundamental foundation that allows our athletes to excel in competitive tournaments as well as at the high school and collegiate level.

Ernie Siegrist - Club Founder

Coach Ernie is the Principal Founder of South River Volleyball Club and his vision for SRVC continues to grow. He has worked to create our Beach Volleyball Program and our College Recruiting Program, incorporated strength, conditioning, nutrition and sports psychology education into our training program, and is committed to maintaining a family oriented environment and consistent, affordable tuition.  Coach Ernie stepped down from SRVC on July 1, 2020.  Read his goodbye letter here:  Ernie's Goodbye Letter

Ernie is an all-around athlete, who played Division II football at East Stroudsburg University. He was a member of the 1982 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Champions that were honored with the Lambert Plaque as the top Division II team in the East and the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Team of the Year. He personally earned Academic All-American 1st Team, All-American 2nd Team, All-ECAC Team and PSAC 1st Team honors. He also had a tryout for the NFL with the Cleveland Browns in 1985. Ernie plays competitive volleyball with adult teams in CHRVA. He is working with other area clubs to grow the Juniors Beach Program to be competitive at the national level. He worked with the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation & Parks in 2009 to start the youth recreational volleyball program in Anne Arundel County and launched the Davidsonville Athletic Association (DAA) volleyball program in 2006. Both programs have been growing steadily. Coach Ernie is IMPACT, SafeSport and BCAP certified.