Piedmont strives to provide the most knowledgable and trained staff not only in the Triad area but also in the state of North Carolina. Our Master Coaches & Lead Trainers consists of highly skilled volleyball coaches that all have experience in coaching at the highest level whether that be collegiately or club. Our coaching staff consists of coaches who have multiple years of coaching and playing experience collegiately. We believe this separates Piedmont from the rest with such a highly trained staff from top to bottom!
Kyle Milborn has 20 years experience in volleyball and comes from one the largest volleyball clubs in the country (100+ teams), Club Fusion out of Chicago, IL. During his time at Club Fusion, Kyle trained and helped develop players that went onto to be Collegiate All-Americans, USA Junior National Players and Professional players overseas. He also coached and helped train multiple teams that went onto win several National Tournaments & National Championships. Kyle was also apart of helping lead Club Fusion to be one of the most recruited volleyball clubs in the country for the last 18 years, something he plans to establish within Piedmont Volleyball Club.
Kim Mansfield has over 26 years of experience in volleyball. Kim starting coaching in 1991 and has been a true pioneer in not only growing volleyball in the Triad area but the state of North Carolina. Kim started one of the first National volleyball clubs in the North Carolina called Piedmont Triad VBC and in 2008 the name changed to Piedmont VBC. Kim has helped send 90+ players onto play collegiate volleyball.
Ariel Newman has been coaching volleyball for 8 years and has over 15 years of experience in volleyball. Ariel has coached in the collegiate ranks for the past 3 years in which 2 of those years have been spent at the NCAA Division 1 level with NC A&T where she currently coaches. As a player Ariel played at UNC-Greensboro where she was a stand out player while there. Ariel grew up in the Piedmont system and saw the training take her to another level with gaining the opportunity to play collegiately.
James brings 10 years of coaching experience to Piedmont VBC. James is in his first season at UNC-Greensboro prior to this year, James also coached at Un. of Virginia, Un. of Buffalo, Northwood University and Lees-McKrae.
Taylor is entering her first year at UNC-Greensboro, prior to this year she was an Assistant Coach at N.C State. Taylor also has experience working with Michigan Elite VBC and NC Academy.
T.J brings 9 years of coaching experience to Piedmont VBC. T.J also spent 6 years coaching collegiate volleyball at Wake Forest and Catawba College. T.J also bring a lot of experience as a Beach player with 12 years of open level sand volleyball.
Matt Riggs has over 8 years of coaching experience. Matt started a club in Davie County 8 years ago, Davie Dazzle VBC, that quickly grew and he eventually joined forces with Piedmont VBC. Matt was a former NCAA D1 athlete at Wake Forest and has dedicated his time and effort to training young athletes and preparing them for the collegiate level. Matt also will take his experience as a collegiate athlete and as a parent to assist in getting our players recruited as our Recruiting Coordinator.
Piedmont is extremely excited about the addition of Brad to the staff. Brad brings a wealth of knowledge to our gym with strength & agility training with an emphasis in volleyball specific training as a former coach. Brad graduated from Wake Forest, where he was a NCAA Division 1 baseball player with a degree in Health & Sports Sciences. Brad also completed his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. On top of that he has 10 years of Personal Training experience including 6 years of strength, stretching, injury prevention & rehab for athletes who underwent physical therapy or Surgery (WFU Health & Strokes Reynolds Hospital). Brad has 5 years of volleyball coaching experience at Davie Dazzles with Matt Riggs, Reagan High School, OLM and Piedmont VBC.
Meredith brings 5 years of coaching experience to Piedmont VBC. Meredith spent 3 years coaching collegiately at Catawba College and additionally has coached at Piedmont for 5 years.
Justin brings a lot of experience both as a coach and as a player with a combined 8 years of experience including 2 years at Illinois State University. After Justin graduated, he coached at both the high school and college club levels. Justin coached club for Hitmen Volleyball Club and Rampage VBC along with Plainfield Central HS and at Wheaton College as the Head Men’s Coach.
Kellie is entering her 5th season at Piedmont VBC but brings 13 years of experience to the gym. Kellie played club in Ohio where she earned a scholarship to play at UNC-Greensboro. Kellie has coached some of the top athletes in the Triad area over the course of her 5 year coaching career with Piedmont VBC.
Kevin has spent the past 11 years coaching volleyball including 4 years at Greensboro College. Kevin also played at Pfeiffer University and then at VCU. Along with with 4 years in the collegiate coaching world, Kevin also has been coaching club for 7 years.
Ellen Fay enters her 3rd season as a club coach with Piedmont VBC. Before her time at Piedmont, Ellen coached at Blackswamp VBC (Ohio) for 3 years, who’s very well known for training especially in the younger ages. Overall Ellen brings 6 years of experience to the Piedmont staff.
Kelsey Williams a former UNC-Greensboro volleyball player with Kellie Orewiler & Ariel Newman has been involved with volleyball for 10+ years both as a player and coach. From a coaching stand point, Kelsey spent 4 years with Team Momentum (St. Louis) and plus coached 2 years at Greensboro Day School. In 2016, Kelsey coached Piedmont’s 14 Elite team and is entering into her 6th year of coaching.
Hannah Morris enters into her first season with Piedmont VBC. Hannah is a former NCAA Division 1 volleyball player from East Carolina University. Hannah also coached at East Carolina Juniors in addition to her time in at ECJV, Hannah is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Forsyth Country Day School where she’s an alumni.
Jessie is in her first year at Piedmont VBC, Jessie is currently the Director of Operations at Creighton University (currently the #14th ranked program in the country) and serves as a volunteer assistant as well.
Kerry began coaching at Piedmont in 2008 and has been heavily involved with our National teams with an emphasis on Middle’s training. As a player Kerry played collegiately at Furman and brings her experience as a NCAA Division 1 athlete to all our athletes. Currently Kerry is the head volleyball coach at Randleman High School.
Rusty is going into his 2nd season with Piedmont VBC but carries with him 23 years of coaching and playing experience. Rusty spent time at Liberty University working with both men’s and women’s programs. Rusty also brings experience on the outdoor game and we’re super excited to bring him onboard with our Beach program this year.
Carly is a Sr. at High Point University where she’s had an amazing career. Carly helped lead her team into the NCAA tournament in 2016 and hopes to do so again in 2017. Carly was a former player of Kyle Milborn’s at Club Fusion (Chicago,IL), she spent 5 years under with his training model and also trained under Kyle for Club Fusion Beach Club where she earned a Bronze medal at the AAU World Championships.
Katie Doering who’s a Right Side for High Point University comes to Piedmont this year but brings 3 years of coaching experience to the staff this year. Katie spent the past 2 years coaching at A5 and an additional year with Cobb Atlanta. Katie also will be involved with our Beach program and brings a wealth of knowledge to our club.
Jordan is a Middle Blocker at High Point University and has 10+ years of playing and coaching experience. She most recently coached at the YMCA and Piedmont is very lucky to have her while bringing a high level of energy and knowledge to our gym.
Kylie Long enters into her 2nd season as a Piedmont VBC coach. Kylie is a senior OH at Wake Forest and prior to coaching at Piedmont she also spent 2 years with Madfrog VBC (Dallas, TX) and 2 years with Deacon Volleyball Academy. Kylie also was one of our Elite trainers this past summer with our camps.
Abbi is a former Piedmont Alumni and is joining the staff for the first time this year. Prior to this year, Abbi spent 4 years playing collegiately at Lenior-Rhyne and also has been coaching in the high school ranks for the past 4 years including Glenn High School and camp coaching at Elon for the past 2 years.
Emily Horn joined the Piedmont VBC staff in 2016 and is eager to start her 2nd year with our program. Before joining our staff Emily spent 2 years with Carolina Force. Emily is also a Sr. OH/OPP at Greensboro College.
Piedmont is excited to announce that Alexis will be returning for her 2nd year at Piedmont VBC. Alexis is a Sr. Setter/DS at Greensboro College.
New to Piedmont this year, Pammy brings a plethora of knowledge and experience. As a player she played for East Carolina Juniors where she went onto play at Savannah College of Art & Design. While in college she coached for Club Savannah and then after college Pammy coached at East Carolina Juniors. We’re very fortunate to add Pammy to the staff this year and looking forward to having her help our athletes grow.