Directors

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Directors-Julie Williamson Coach of the 11's & 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 as a setter and Erica played as an outside hitter and libero. 


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

Coaching STAFF

Alexa West 10'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. She is a licensed CPA for MCM CPAs and Advisors, she and her husband Billy just celebrated their two-year anniversary. She is the proud cat mom of Boots and Minnie.


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

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, Lindsay’s Law 

Stephanie Werner- 11'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.  She played six years for Cincy East.   She also played competitive soccer at Ohio Elite.  This will be her fourth year coaching at the club level and 2nd year with  GCVC.  She is currently the Varsity Assistant Coach at Purcell Marian. 


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

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.  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.  She is excited to begin her second season with GCVC. 


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

Jill Koenig- 12's

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Jill is the current coach at St. James school where she has been the last 3 years. She has played Volleyball since the 3rd grade.  She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and works as a Marketing Generalist.  In her spare time Jill has played the guitar for 16 years and is apart of her Church band. 


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

Jack Goldschmidt- 12's

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Jack has played since 4th grade starting at St. Ignatius, then La Salle High School, and finally for University of Cincinnati.  He played for Club Volleyball for Cincinnati Attack from 7th grade through high school.
He coached Freshman and JV for 3 years at La Salle High School, has been with St. James for the last three years.

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


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

Jaci and Dennis Stewart- 13's

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

Jaci has played volleyball for most of her life, and continued onto the UC Clermont team and still plays sand in her free time. Jaci has coached and the club level before and she and her dad Dennis have coached many years at Balchester Jr. High together, where Dennis runs open gyms and clinics for girls who are entering middle school new to Volleyball.  Dennis is a grandfather of four, and Jaci is a mom of one.  They are both really excited to be joining the GCVC Family.  


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

Nadine Simko- 13's

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Nadine has been coaching volleyball for four years at Our Lady of Lourdes for their 7/8th grade teams. This is her first year coaching club, and she is really excited to join the GCVC Family.  She graduated from UC in 2013 and still has season tickets for both football and basketball. Go Cats! In her free time she enjoys playing both sand and hard court volleyball and spending time with my 3 year old niece Logan who lives in Cleveland.    


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

Rory O'Shaughnessy- 13's

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Rory has been playing volleyball for 16 years, both recreationally and competitively.   She coached a 12’s regional team at Tri-State Elite in 2018-19 and is excited to become a part of the GCVC family! Apart from playing and coaching volleyball she works at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and enjoys raising her rambunctious pup, Bubba. 


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 

Kayla Feld- 14's

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Kayla is the current freshman coach at Purcell Marian High School and Varsity Assistant.  She is a Sophomore at Xavier University studying sports marketing.  She played Volleyball for 10 years and was a setter and DS at Reading High School.  This is her first year coaching club and we are excited to have her! 


Certifications: IMPACT, Concussion, CPR, SafeSport and Linday's Law. 

Kelly Markley - 14's

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 Kelly is the current JV Volleyball coach for Madeira and Varsity Assistant.  She is a Sophomore at the University of Cincinnati.  She played High School and Club Volleyball as a libero and DS.   This will be her first year coaching at the club level! 


Certifications: IMPACT, Concussion, CPR, SafeSport and Linday's Law. 

Keisha Munson- 14's

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  Keisha started playing volleyball in 3rd grade, and attended Mount Notre Dame High School. She  graduated from Xavier University with a major in Psychology and played on their club volleyball team for one year. She has been coaching at The Summit Country Day School for 6 years now, where she coahes 7th and 8th graders. This is my first year coaching at the club level, but I am very excited for the experience and to be apart of the team. I work with kids with mental health behaviors as a therapeutic group leader and enjoy spending time with my friends and family during my spare time.  


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

John Berling- 15's

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John is a graduate of Purcell Marian High School where he played on the boy’s varsity team.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Adrian College where he played volleyball as an outside and opposite hitter all four years. John has been an Assistant Coach at Wilmington College, the Boy’s Varsity Coach at Purcell Marian High School and just currently finished his third season as the Co-Head Varsity Coach at Norwood High School. He currently works full time in the facilities department at First Financial Bank.


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



Allyson Moorman- 15's

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Allyson has been the JV coach at Bethel Tate high school volleyball program for 5 years.  She has also coached club volleyball for 3 years.  In High School Allyson played both Volleyball and Basketball.  She is currently working on her masters degree in Sports Administration at University of Cincinnati. 


Certifications: IMPACT, Concussion, CPR, SafeSport and Linday's Law

Kendall Lombard- 16's

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Kendall just graduated from University of Cincinnati majoring in neurobiology and minoring in chemistry.  She went high school in Columbus, and 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.  Kendall will be entering her second season with GCVC and is coming off a great first season finishing 25th out of 198 teams.


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

Katie DeMuesy- 16's

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Katie is in her final at the University of Cincinnati, majoring in marketing and a focus on event planning. She grew up in Green, Ohio and has been playing volleyball since the 6th grade.  She played middle and right side, and was captain of her high school team for two years.  Katie is entering her second season with GCVC coming off a great first season finishing 25th out of 198 teams. 


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

Frances Barone- 16's

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 Frannie is a recent graduate from Ohio State, and she is continuing her graduate studies at Xavier University.  She played Varsity at Madeira 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.  She currently is the Varsity Assistant coach at Seven Hills School.  

Certifications: IMPACT, Safesport, Concussion, CPR, Lindsay’s LawRunning a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

Tiffany Tibbs- 17's

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Tiffany is a graduate 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 

Kaia Hammerle- Floater Coach

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 Kaia 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 

Jocelyn Beck- Floater Coach

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 Jocelyn will be a Senior  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  since the third grade and a couple years of club volleyball.   She is excited to be entering her second season with Greater Cincinnati Volleyball Club!


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