Directors

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Co-Director- Erica Thomas- 17 Green

Erica has played volleyball for many years played all four years at the varsity level in high school, was recruited and received a full ride to play in college at Indiana Tech, transferred to UC and continued to play at the club level for UC Clermont where she was named an All American in 2009 and 2010.  She has coached club volleyball since 2009 and now coaches Varsity at Batavia High School for the last 3 years.  She has been married to her husband Zac for 6 years, they play sand volleyball together and have 3 fur babies. 


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

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Co-Director- Julie Williamson-17 White

Julie has 25 plus years in the coaching arena.  Played in high school and was a member of the original and first volleyball club in Cincinnnati, Blue Chip Volleyball Club.  Julie has coached at serveral area high schools as well as volunteer coaching at St. Gertrude CYO programs.  For the past 20 years her primary focus has been club volleyball.  Julie is a longtime gymnastics coach and a certified pilates instructor.  Julie and her husband Brian will celebrate their 25 wedding anniversary this fall and together they have raised 5 (now grown) children and are expecting their first 2 grandchildren.  


Certifications: ASEP, IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, Lindseys Law, CPR of all ages.

Coaching STAFF

Erica Franke- 12's

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 Coach Erica Franke spent her first season coaching as an assistant varsity coach for Summit Country Day and is very excited to take on this coming club season as head coach for the Greater Cincinnati Volleyball Club 12’s team. 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 will be getting married to her fiancé Nick in 2019 and they live in Hyde Park with their two dogs, Artie and Ripley.


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

13 White- Mariela and Bob Schmitgen

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Mariela and Bob are new comers to club level coaching, however they have been coaching Batavia’s Junior Varsity team for two years with winning seasons each year. Mariela played Volleyball in High School and is a paraprofessional at Batavia High School and Bob continues to play sand Volleyball year-round in his free time from his job as a Regional Manager at Caption Call.  They have been married for 23 fabulous years and have two older children Kyle and Haley and a doggy by the name of Tootsie.    

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

13 Green- 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  

13 Green-Stephanie Werner

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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

Erin Kehr-14's

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Erin has been playing volleyball for more than 25 years and continues to play whenever/wherever she is given the opportunity! “As long as I’m able to…I’ll be playing volleyball!” Her passion for the game started early and allowed her to go on to play all four years in high school at varsity level.  She continued to play in college at Eastern Kentucky University for four years working her way up to a starting position before graduating in 1998.  She starting coaching various leagues in 2014 with her most recent move into club volleyball in 2017.  Before her commitment as a full-time mom, she enjoyed her 20 plus year career working as a Recreational Therapist in rehab. Erin and her husband Troy have been married for 16 years and continue to embrace the craziness of life raising their 13 year old boy/girl twins and 9 year old son.  


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

Andy Thibeau 14's

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Andy has been coaching volleyball for 5 years, progressing from Recreational League to CYO and finally Club Volleyball. Although sports have always been a big part of Andy’s life, his passion for Volleyball is relatively new. It started when his daughter decided in 3rd grade that she wanted to try playing Volleyball. The basics of the game “Pass, Set, Hit” seem so simple but the strategies needed to have a successful offense and defense really make this game amazing. Although originally from the Boston area, Cincinnati has been home for the past 12 years for Andy and his wife Gaby and their two children.


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

Katie DeMuesy- 15'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 

Kendall Lombard- 15'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 

Alexa West- 16'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 


Shannon Williamson- Floater Coach

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Shannon is a senior at the University of Cincinnati majoring in Speech Language Pathology with a minor in Psychology.  She also is a member and officer in her sorority Delta Delta Delta .  She grew up in Madeira and is a graduate of Madeira High School.  She began playing CYO volleyball in the third grade and started club in the 6th grade at Cincy East as a setter and Right side. She also played competitive club soccer for Ohio Elite. She values the opportunities presented  and friendships made  from participating in the sport(s) and enjoys sharing her experiences with those she coaches.. This will be her 3rd season as a club coach and although she will be a floater, she is excited to be a part of the GCVC family. Literally.  In her spare time Shannon loves hanging out with friends family and Johnny along with her Kid dogs and kid cats  Mia, milo, mo and Lexi.


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