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.
Coach Joe is our Technical Director and Recruitment Coordinator. He truly believes in our Master Coaching system and its importance to not only individual players, but the entire club. His volleyball career began at Frostburg State University, where he competed in two nationals tournaments and he then went on to play USAV. His coaching career started at Southern Maryland Juniors and Calvert High School.
In 2000, Bonner started his collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at Robert Morris University, where he helped the team to three straight conference championships and four straight NCAA appearances. Bonner then traveled to the University of Dayton where, during his first year, they won their first Conference Tournament and upset Michigan State to advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament. During his second year, he led them back to the NCAA's with an early exit against Ohio State. While at Robert Morris and the University of Dayton, Bonner trained multiple All American and All Conference players. He coached the Men's Club Volleyball team to two national tournaments. Prior to leaving the University of Dayton, he led them to a preseason #1 ranking in the country and was selected Regional Coach of the Year. Bonner took over the helm at Youngstown State University for 5 years prior to returning to Maryland with his wife, Kelly. Bonner spent 3 years as the Director of Operations for the University of Maryland Women’s Volleyball program.
“Coach Joe believes it is an exciting time for SRVC! A number of players from our inaugural teams are committing to play at the collegiate level next year. Many of our players’ high school teams are playing in the MPSSAA and IAAM State High School Championships. We have several players who were selected to participate on USAV High Performance teams this summer and our teams continue to win several tournaments each year in CHRVA and multi day tournaments outside the region.”
Coach Ernie is the Director and 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, has 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.
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 and BCAP certified.
This is Coach Kelly’s 6th season of coaching for SRVC. As Head Coach of our 18’s and 17’s Open Team the last two years, she has led Team Storm to multiple Championships in CHRVA, and tournaments outside the Region. Last year Team Storm finished third at NEQs. Not only is Coach Kelly well respected by fellow SRVC coaches, she has established herself as a positive resource for our student-athletes who often seek her advice on and off the volleyball court. Coach Kelly started her playing career at Northern High School, where her team won 3 Southern MD Athletic Conference Titles, 2 Maryland State Titles and she was named 1st Team All Calvert County and Honorable Mention All-Met in 1995. Coach Kelly continued her career on a volleyball scholarship at Mars Hill College in Asheville, NC, winning the South Atlantic Conference regular season conference and tournament titles in 1998. She also played 7 years of USAV for Southern Maryland Juniors. After graduating from college Coach Kelly was named the Head Coach at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2001 where she coached for 3 seasons. Coach Kelly is IMPACT certified and, in addition to her tenure at SRVC, she has also coached Southern Maryland Juniors 17’s and 18’s as well as Dayton Juniors 14’s and 15’s.
Coach Kiana returns for her 3nd year as a Coach with SRVC. She is currently the starting setter at the College of Southern Maryland. She capped off a stellar high school career by helping her team win the 2015 state championship. She was named SMAC Setter of the year for 2015. Coach Kiana has played volleyball for 8 years, including 3 years with SRVC. She is a valuable part of our coaching staff since she is so familiar with our coaching system and we are excited that she is giving back to the sport and our program.
Coach Jackie brings a wealth of experience to SRVC this year, not only as a Division I volleyball player but as a Coach. She started her volleyball career at Northern High School and went on to play on a volleyball scholarship at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY from 2003-2007. Her volleyball coaching career began when she became the graduate assistant coach at Wagner College in New York, NY. She has coached high school and club volleyball in Maryland and New Jersey since she earned her MBA in 2009. Coach Jackie is currently the assistant varsity coach at Northern where she helped lead the team to the 2015 Maryland State 3A Title. She has coached at Southern Maryland Juniors, at summer camps at Marist College and the US Military Academy at West Point, and has participated in Gold Medal Squared Elite Volleyball Coaching clinics. We are very excited to have Coach Jackie as a part of our family. She knows the game and knows how to win.
Coach Andres brings decades of combined experience as a player, player-coach, referee/official, and juniors coach. He played Volleyball at the University of Maryland and with several adult teams in CHVRA/USAV for 20 years. Coach Andres officiated as a USAV, CHRVA, PAVO and NCAA Division I, II, and III referee as well as scorekeeper for over 10 years. While his “bum knees” retired him from competitive travel teams, Coach Andres continues to play in local tournaments and leagues. For the past 12 years he has run the Crownsville Adult Sand Volleyball Rec leagues each summer. Coach Andres has coached for local junior club teams for the last 6 years including SRVC’s Indoor, Beach Programs, Clinics, and Recruiting programs. The 2017-2018 indoor season will be his 4th season program with SRVC – having coached the 2016 Beach program, 2016-2017 16U Indoor head coach, 2017 Beach program, 2017-2018 17U Indoor head coach. In addition to his officiating certifications, Andres holds IMPACT and SafeSport coaching certifications.
As a coach, Andres believes in developing in his players both the technical skills/strategy aspects of the game AND positive interpersonal relationships which go far beyond the court. “ I believe in a whole team concept – a balance of competition, teamwork, unit cohesion and having a great time. It’s club, team, and the individual – this is what the SRVC family is all about!”
Coach Paulette began playing volleyball at the age of 13 and has over 40 years of volleyball experience. She is currently the head coach at Chesapeake Science Point Charter School. She has over 10 years of collegiate coaching and years of clinic instruction. Her motto: Think like an individual, play as a team.
Coach Alie was a Division 1 All-Conference player at the University of Louisiana Monroe after playing both volleyball and softball at the College of Southern Maryland. She received numerous honors in the Southland Conference, set nine school records and achieved Top 10 Honors as a Setter. She went on to coach at Washington College from 1996-98 and was also a coach at Kent Island High School, where she helped lead her team to a record winning season in 2012.
"We are pleased to have Alie as an SRVC coach. She brings a history of winning and success from both the high school and college level."
Coach Chad is entering his 5th year with the SRVC program and has been an Assistant Coach for our 14U, 15U and 16U teams. His volleyball career began in junior high school on the beaches of New Jersey and he played throughout college as a setter on UMBC’s Club Team. He began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach for the Johns Hopkins University women’s team, where he was named Head Coach in his second season. Coach Chad has also worked to support various volleyball camps and clinics at SRVC and has coached for the Crofton Athletic Council. He is IMPACT Certified.
"I believe in the skills development system that SRVC established and enjoy seeing the successes of every team in the program. Each year we see improvement in individual players and watch teams grow to become a close group of friends with wonderful support from their family and friends.”
Coach Kevin has been an SRVC coach since the club’s inception. As Head Coach of our 14 and 15 teams in 2013 and 2014, Coach Kevin led his teams to 3 CHRVA tournament wins. He grew up playing competitive baseball and soccer, but discovered his passion for volleyball while at University of Maryland where he played in intramural leagues. He has continued playing in competitive adult leagues in this area and rarely misses a summer weekend playing 2’s, 3’s or 4’s on the beach. Kevin started coaching as an opportunity to help his niece’s Club Volleyball team in Southern Maryland. He is IMPACT certified and enjoys helping his players experience “lightbulb moments”, when they master a new skill and are able to reach the next level in their game.
Coach Hannah started playing volleyball seven years ago when she tried out freshman year for Severna Park's JV team. In high school, she was a captain and helped lead her varsity team to win the State Championship in 2014. Coach Hannah also played 4 years of club volleyball where she went to the National Championships twice. She currently plays for St. Mary's College of Maryland Varsity Women's volleyball team where she is a captain and starting middle hitter. Coach Hannah will enter her second year coaching with SRVC and enjoys teaching young players the fundamentals of volleyball and help them love the game as much as she does.
Coach Bekah is the Varsity Head Coach at St. Mary’s High School. In only her second year at St. Mary’s, Coach Bekah led the Saints to their first ever Championship appearance in 2016. Coach Bekah’s love for the game extends beyond St. Mary’s High School. She devoted her offseason time as an assistant coach with the Southern Maryland Juniors girls 14s and 18s teams for three years.
Coach Shawn began his volleyball career at a young age and eventually played competitive club level volleyball through his college years competing in national level tournaments. Coach Shawn is a father of two girls and is an advocate of a healthy lifestyle and participates in Cross fit \ cycling. Coach Shawn works to instill his love of sport and fitness into developing athletes as he understands their importance. After a hiatus from the sport he became IMPACT CAP certified and started coaching for the Crofton Athletic council and now we are excited he has joined the SRVC family.
Coach Shawn enjoys coaching with SRVC because he believes “SRVC establishes an environment that supports positive learning while developing the skills of all athletes. The camaraderie, passion, discipline and athleticism required to be successful are my core values and are part of the coaching process.”
Coach Carlos started playing volleyball in Puerto Rico 30 years ago and he brings a wide range of experiences that began when he played for his Middle School and High School Varsity Volleyball Teams. Coach Carlos has played in various competitive and recreational leagues since coming to the United States, and he is IMPACT and SafeSport certified. Coach Carlos has a passion for coaching and we are delighted to have him join our SRVC family.
Coach Mark is in his 6th season with SRVC. As Assistant Coach of our 17’s and 16’s Open Team the last two years, he helped lead Team Storm to multiple Championships in CHRVA, and Tournaments outside the Region. Last year Team Storm finished second at NEQ’s. An all-around athlete, Coach Mark has played organized competitive sports for over 45 years. He played in the National Junior Tennis League, was a Varsity athlete in both tennis and football at DeMatha Catholic High School. He earned All County Honors as a wide receiver for nationally ranked DeMatha Football. Coach Mark began his volleyball career at the age of 13 and has 30+ years of volleyball experience. He played at Catholic University of America and continues to participate in competitive indoor and outdoor volleyball. In addition to coaching at SRVC, he also coached 3 years at the middle school level at School of the Incarnation in the Anne Arundel County Youth Volleyball League. He is Lifetime Gold Level Coaching Certified, STAND Certified, IMPACT Certified and participated in the Positive Coaching Alliance training.
Coach Mark enjoys coaching for SRVC because he believes “our Master Coaching System provides our players the opportunity to see tangible improvements in their play as they progress through the different age levels; and most importantly, this prepares them for High School Volleyball and beyond.”
Coach Tuan brings a wealth of experience to SRVC for both Indoor and Outdoor Volleyball. Coach Tuans love for the game dates back to the early 80's where he started playing in middle school, 4 years in High school, and then through out his 24 years while serving in the military. He retired from the military in 2009 and began coaching for the Croften Athletic Counsel from 2010 to 2012. In 2012 he had his first Club ball coaching experience at the Kinetic Volleyball Club. Coach Tuan then proceeded to Coach at the Maryland Juniors Volleyball Club for five continuous years. While Coaching at Maryland Juniors Volleyball club he coached players ages ranging from 15s through 17s. In addition to Coaching at the Club level Coach Tuan is currently a High School Volleyball Coach as well. His experience as a High School Volleyball Coach began in 2012 at Archbishop Spalding High where he was the JV Head Coach from 2012 to 2014 and Varsity Head Coach from 2014 to 2016. In 2016 Coach Tuan accepted the Varsity Head Coach position at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD and in 2017 Coach Tuan lead them to the IAAM Championship. SRVC is delighted that Coach Tuan has accepted a Head Coach position with SRVC and will be apart of our family for the upcoming 2017/2018 club season.
Coach Nicole is a recent graduate of South River High School, where she played Varsity Volleyball, earned Honorable Mention All-County honors and was team captain. She is a two-year starter for Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) volleyball team, playing middle hitter/middle back. Nicole also played club volleyball for six years and has participated in multiple beach volleyball tournaments. Coach Nicole works in personal training/health and is an advocate for proper form and injury prevention. She looks forward to coaching this season and sharing her passion for the hard work, thrill, competitiveness, team work and fundamentals of the sport.
Coach Jodi was a scholarship athlete at Division 1 University of Idaho and continued to play USAV for 20 years. She was a 2 time MVP while playing USAV. While playing at Northport High school in Washington State, Coach Jodi was honored with membership on the All-Conference team all four years and named Conference Player of the Year in 1988. She began her coaching career at University of Idaho while supporting volleyball camps each summer all over the northwest and went on to Coach Junior College for 2 years. This will be her 5th year of coaching at SRVC.
Coach Jodi on why she loves coaching: “The moment I see a player finally understand how to perform a skill and the corresponding pride they feel within themselves when they perform it during a match is so exciting. I also delight in the joy that lights their faces when they play as a team and are rewarded with high-fives and hopefully a win. However, the greatest reward to me as a coach is seeing those players several years later and hearing how the lessons they learned from their time with our program have helped them grow in other areas of their life.”
Coach Brighde began playing volleyball 8 years ago. She played her last two high school years at South River High School and two years with SRVC. She will be continuing her volleyball playing career at AACC. She has cherished her experiences with SRVC with teaching the younger players in the club as well as camps and clinics.