This is Samantha's first year with New South VBC. Samantha was a All-District Libero and All District/All Area Setter for West Creek High School. Her Junior and Senior year she helped lead the Coyotes to back to back District Championships. This season she will be working with the 13s team.
Erin is the New South VBC strength coach. Erin holds a Bachelors in Exercise Science from the University of North Georgia and a Masters in Education with a specialization in Sport Management from the University of Georgia. Erin is a certified strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Prior to her involvement with New South Volleyball, Erin has worked in the capacity of Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach with the University of Georgia, Ohio State University, the United States Air Force Academy and the Olympic Training Center. The New South Volleyball staff is excited to have Erin associated with our program.
Deborah Wilson is an alumna from Middle Tennessee State University with her Bachelors in Organizational Communication. She attended West Creek High School all four years. She is originally from Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish and Social Media. This will be Deborah's first year with New South VBC.
Julia Carr is a freshman at Austin Peay University, completing her undergrad in Communications. She played volleyball all four years of high school at West Creek with one year of club volleyball with New South. She has played outside hitter, setter, and every position in the back row. Her senior year she played libero for West Creek and was an all district player. This will be Julia's first year with New South VBC.
Sabrina Nieves is a Junior at Austin Peay State University completing her undergrad in mathematics. She played volleyball all four years of high school at Kenwood and West Creek with two years of off season training. She was captain of the volleyball team her senior year when West Creek qualified for Regionals for the first time. Sabrina has since coached the JV team at West Creek the last two seasons and is eager to begin coaching with New South for the first time.
Michael Busse has been playing volleyball for four years. The past two years he has been enjoying playing sand volleyball. He enjoys being involved with volleyball as there are many lessons to learn. This will be Michael's first year with New South VBC.
Alex is a graduate of West Creek High School. She is also an Alumni of New South VBC. In her Junior season, Alex was a member of the West Creeks District Championship team. In her 3 years at West Creek, Alex played all 3 front row positions. This year Alex will be working with the 14s team.
Chloe helped lead Delta High School coached by Heidi Zickgraf to sectional championship match as a senior. Chloe was named first-team All-State as a junior and senior. Chloe played for Munciana Volleyball with Coach Pancho Alvarez. She will be coaching the 14s team for New South this season.
Ginny Gerig has been playing volleyball for ten years. As a setter she helped her Normal Community High School reach back-to-back (2014-15) Illinois High School Association Class 4A Final Fours. Ginny was named Honorable Mention All-State and earned Second Team All-District honor. As a junior, she earned Honorable Mention All-District recognition and was a Pantagraph All-Area first-team selection. Ginny played club volleyball for Illini Elite Volleyball Club. Her club team placed 2nd in the Nation while playing in the Open Division her Junior year of high school. Ginny currently plays Libero for Austin Peay State University! This will be Ginnys first year with New South VBC.
Josh Stoeckl is the head coach for the West Creek Volleyball Team. Prior to serving as head coach at West Creek, Josh held the job of Assistant Coach at Pine Forest High from 2002-2004 and head coach at Pine Forest from 2005-2008. The Pine Forest volleyball team made the playoffs 2 times under the coaching of Coach Stoeckl. In 2009, Josh moved to Clarksville to open up West Creek High School. He was given a coach’s dream, the ability to start and create a program from the ground up. Under his tutelage, the West Creek Volleyball program has gone from 0 wins in his first season to a record of 31-14 in and a regional playoff berth by the fifth season. Coach Stoeckl coached West Creek to back to back district titles (2104 & 2015) and back to back to back (2013-2015)regional appearances. Josh is originally from Cattaraugus, NY. He holds 3 college degrees, an AS in Communications, a BA in History with a minor in Political Science and Education Certificate from Geneseo State University and an M ED from Grand Canyon University in Education Administration. Coach Stoeckl aspires someday to become an Athletic Director of High School or small college. Additionally, Josh serves as the Head Track Coach at West Creek; training over 40 state qualifiers and multiple state champions over 7 years. Coach Stoeckl currently resides in Clarksville with his puggle Izzy Belle.
Chandler Wellman is a native of Brenham, Texas and had coached volleyball for eight years in both Texas and Tennessee. Chandler is a Graduate Assistant Coach for the volleyball program at Austin Peay State University. The 2017 Govs finished overall 30-6 (14-2 OVC) and won the Ohio State Valley Conference Championship. In addition to serving as a Graduate Assistant, Chandler is also earning his Master's degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Coaching. Prior to Austin Peay, Chandler received his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management at King University in Bristol, TN. While at King, Chandler competed for the NCAA Division I-II men's volleyball program for four years as a libero. During the 2016-17 season, the Tornado clinched a share of the Conference Carolin's regular season title. In addition to competing with the men's program, Chandler served as a student assistant for the women's program at King University for two years during his four year tenure. Additionally, Chandler has served on staff for numerous volleyball camps one of which includes Texas A&M University volleyball camp, for the past three years. This will be Chandler's first year with New South VBC.
Johnna Connors is a 2013 Elementary Education graduate from Austin Peay State University. Johnna has been playing volleyball for about 13 years and has a true passion for playing and coaching the sport. She played at Santa Fe Unit School in Santa Fe, Tennesse, for all of her middle and high school career, where she was captain of her team for all four of her high school years. Johnna also played at the club level for 3 years in her home town of Columbia,TN. She had plans of going on to play in college but had a career ending shoulder injury her senior year. Johnna hopes that by staying involved with volleyball, many teens she coaches will find the love that she did in volleyball and will want to continue on in college if given the opportunity. She is excited to get the chance to influence others in this game just as coaches she had influenced her. Johnna is currently the head volleyball coach at Clarksville High School. In her 3 years at CHS, she has led the team to two district championship appearances, winning the tournament 2016, and two regional appearances (2014, 2016.) She is in her fourth year with New South VBC.
Coach Bailey is a transplant from Enid, Oklahoma! Bailey played volleyball for six years from middle school through high school. She was captain of her high school team her senior year and was selected for the All-State Volleyball Team as a setter. She also played club volleyball for four years in Enid and Stillwater, Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Mathematics and Education. Bailey is currently an assistant coach at West Creek High School, and this is her fourth year coaching with New South Volleyball.