Directors

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Directors-Julie Williamson Coach of the 15's and 18's & Erica Thomas

Julie and Erica have been around the game of Volleyball for most of their lives.  They built this club so that others could experience Volleyball in a positive way and help spread the passion they have for the sport to others.  Julie played a setter and Erica played as outside hitter and libero. 


Certifications: ASEP, IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, Lindseys Law, CPR  

Coaching STAFF

Marianne Hissong- 11's

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Marianne will be entering her fourth year at University of Cincinnati majoring in Marketing with a minor in Management.  She has been playing volleyball  for many years in high school as well as the club level as a middle.  This is her first year with GCVC and we welcome her open arms, she is really excited to be apart of our program. 


 Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

12's- Jocelyn Beck

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Jocelyn is a third year student at the University of Cincinnati with a major in finance and a minor business analytics. She grew up in 

Cleveland, Ohio but decided to go 

away for her college career. She 

played volleyball as a DS for schools since the third grade and a couple years of club volleyball. She has missed playing volleyball and is extremely excited to coach for Greater Cincinnati Volleyball Club!


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, Lindsey’s Law, CPR  

Erica Franke- 12's

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Erica will be in her second season coaching as an assistant varsity coach for Summit Country Day.  She played volleyball and basketball in high school but chose to pursue basketball in college. Experienced with high level competition, she is excited to help young players learn how to stay fierce and focused in competition while still having fun on the court. In her other life, she is a yoga instructor and teaches yoga and mindfulness classes all around Cincinnati. She recently got married to her husband Nick and they have two dogs, Artie and Ripley.


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

Mariela and Bob Schmitgen-13's

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 Mariela and Bob have been coaching Batavia’s Junior Varsity team for three years. Mariela played Volleyball in High School and Bob continues to play sand Volleyball year-round in his free time .  They have been married for 24 fabulous years and have two older children Kyle and Haley and a doggy by the name of Tootsie.  They are looking forward to their second season with GCVC!    


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, Lindsey’s Law, CPR 

Kaya Hammerle- 14's

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Kaya will be a Sophomore at Sinclair University.  She has played Volleyball for 10 years with the Cincy Trailblazzers and then 6 years at the Club level.  She was a setter and ds.  She coached the Junior High program for the Trailblazzers and was the JV assistant to the high school team.  She assisted Director Julie for the 2019 season and is ready for her own team for our 2020 year.  We are excited for her to be apart of our GCVC Family.  


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, Lindsey’s Law, CPR 

Madison DeBra- 14's

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Madison will be a Senior this fall attending the University of Cincinnati.  She played Volleyball for 6 years as a setter and is coming off her 1st year of coaching club Volleyball.  She is currently the Junior High coach at Mars Hill Academy.  We are really excited to welcome here to our GCVC Family!  


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

Stephanie Werner- 15's

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 Stephanie is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Public Health. She grew up in Cincinnati and went to Ursuline Academy. She started playing volleyball in third grade and still plays sand volleyball for fun. She was a setter and right side hitter when she played six years for Cincy East in high school.   She also played competitive soccer at Ohio Elite.  This will be her third year coaching at the club level and is looking forward to coaching at GCVC. 


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

Kendall Lombard- 16's

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Kendall is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in neurobiology and minoring in chemistry. She grew up in a few different places but I went to high school in Columbus.  
She started playing in elementary school and made Varsity  as a Right side hitter and DS .  She Played for Mintonette sports and Elite  She is very proud to be a dog mamma to Tucker and looking forward to a great year of coaching.


 Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

Katie DeMuesy- 16's

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Katie is currently in her third-year at the University of Cincinnati. I am majoring in marketing and have a focus on event planning. I grew up in Green, Ohio and have been playing volleyball since the 6th grade. I generally played middle but enjoyed playing right side as well. I was also the head captain for my high school team my junior and senior year! I have always enjoyed playing volleyball and am excited to coach with GCVC!  


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

Frances Barone- 16's

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  Frannie is a recent graduate from Ohio State, she is continuing her graduate states at Xavier University.  She played Varsity at Maderia and played club Volleyball at Cincy East for six years.   She has coached at St. Gertrude and Maderia.  This is her first year coaching at the club level and we are excited to add her to the GCVC family. 


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law

Tiffany Tibbs- 17's

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  Tiffany just recently graduated from Ohio University and is an Athletic Trainer.  She is back in school now to obtain her Masters.  She played all four years on Varsity as a setter and outside hitter at Williamsburg High School, and then went on to play club as the same.  She is really into cross-fit and competes in competitions when she can.  She currently still plays sand Volleyball every week.  Fun Fact: Coaches Tiffany and Alexa are sisters. 


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law 

Alexa West- 18's

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 Alexa is no stranger to the Volleyball Community. She has been playing since she was in 3rd grade, she played Varsity as Libero all for years at Williamsburg High School and then went on to play for the club team at Miami University of Ohio as their Libero. She has coached at the club level and now is the assistant Varsity coach at Batavia. She is a licensed CPA for MCM CPAs and Advisors, she and her husband Billy just celebrated their one-year anniversary. She is the proud cat mom of Boots and Minnie.


Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s Law