Our coaches are driven to give every player they encounter a great experience. We strive to make all of our athletes the best players and people possible. All of our coaches and staff go through rigorous background checks as well as medical and safety training. We are held to the same standards as every volleyball organization in the nation! Our staff is truly what makes the best club in the state.
After many years of coaching, Coach Eric has decided to step back from coaching and step into club ownership! His goals for PA Elite are to build the best club in the area who establishes a culture built around hard work, positivity, and overall player development. ct.
Destiny has been coaching over the past 10 seasons and is currently coaching for Hempfield Volleyball. She has also coached 6 years at the national club level! Destiny currently coaches our 15 national team in addition to being our technical director. Destinys years of experience make her a huge asset and she allows the club to continue to run smoothly.
Dillon is the current head coach of Solanco High School and has been a national club coach for the past 9 seasons. Dillon brings a ton of passion and has a unique drive for success that shows in the athletes he coaches. Dillon brings playing and coaching experience to PAelite and has a hand in coaching every team in the program and is the head coach of our 17 National team.
Coach Patrick is back for his third season with PAelite! Coach Patrick is an extremely hard working coach who brings fresh ideas and great practices to his teams. He has also been a member of the Solanco HS coaching staff for many years. We are exited to see what this season has in store for him!
Coach Reina is back at PAelite for her third season! She is also a member of the Octorara volleyball program where she is an alumni. She played all four years in college at Lebanon Valley where she was a crucial part of their offense. Coach Reina has great ability to get the most out of her players on and off the court.
Coach Matt joins us for his third year with PA Elite. Coach Matt does a great job in managing player performance and mindset. With a strong background in both playing and coaching, we are extremely excited to have him with our 17s! Coach Matt is entering the Hempfield Volleyball Hall of Fame this year and we are extremely lucky to have him on our staff.
Coach Lydia is entering her first season as a coach with PAelite, but was a former player for three seasons at the national level. Coach Lydia spent last season coaching at the natioanl club level while also playing for Cecil College. She has dominated on the court for Cecil and hopes to transfer to MIllerville to finish her playing career. She is also an Alumni of Octorara where she was an outside and DS. She is a great addition to our staff and is going to help her athletes thrive.
Coach Jess is a former Elite player who was an outstanding setter and DS. She is currently coaching at Linville Academy and is her second season coaching with PAelite. Jess will be assisting 17 National this season along our assistant director, Coach Dillon.
Coach Kelly is in her first season with PAelite as a coach, but is also a former player. She has been coaching at the national club level for two seasons and also helped in the Garden Spot High School Program where she is an alumni! During her school career she was a highly decorated player who helped Garden Spot on many victories seasons. We are very excited to be adding her to the coaching staff.
Coach Meg is taking over 16 National this season and is in her third season with PAelite. Coach Meg played volleyball for 12 years and played college volleyball at Bloomsburg University. Coach Meg is the head coach at Garden Spot high school where she is also an alumni. Coach Meg spent her summers coaching for Gold Medal Squared where she developed her coaching philosophy. She has an amazing passion for coaching and has a special ability to help players truly love the game.
Coach John is in his third year with PA Elite. He previously coached for the Garden Spot Club team as well as the former J stroke Volleyball Club. He has played volleyball for many years and specializes in game management and mental training. He always helps his athletes gain the mental age and stay tough no matter what the situation.
Coach Faith comes back for her second year with Elite after leading our 15 national team to a top 21 finish in the country at AAU Nationals. As a player she went Spring Grove high school and then attended and played for Susquehanna University where she had a great career. Coach Faith has brought her love and passion for volleyball over to coaching and has a unique ability to always get the best from her players.
Coach Grace played with PAelite from our very beginning. She was an extremely talented DS who played high school for Spring Grove. Coach Faith was a national level DS and setter and her she is excited to use her skills to help her athletes get to the level she would play at.
Hannah is a former Elite player who joins us for her second year with PAelite as a coach! Coach Hannah helped lead out 2023 15 National to a qualifying BID in Virginia Beach and followed that up with placing 21st in the country at AAU Nationals ion She will be the assistant for 15 National and is currently enrolled at Kutztown University. She will be coaching with our assistant director Coach Destiny. We are very excited to have her with us!
Coach Jenna is a former PA Elite player who is jumping into a coaching role. She is Coach in the Solanco school program and is in her second year with PAelite. She brings great experience and player knowledge and does a great job connecting with the girls. We are excited to have her join us!
Coach Emily played college volleyball at York College of Pennsylvania. She grew up playing at Octorara High School and Lanchester Blast Volleyball Club. Throughout her volleyball career, she has played multiple positions including OH, RS, and DS. Coach Emily does an outstanding job of producing the best out of her players. She really connects with the girls and leads the team to great success. We are thrilled to have her with us!
Coach Lexi graduated from Octorara Area High School where she played volleyball from 7th-12th grade, as well as playing for Lanchester Blast club volleyball. After graduation she went to college at Coastal Carolina University and played for their club and sand volleyball team. She currently is the Head coach for the Octorara Middle School Volleyball team. When she is not coaching volleyball, she enjoys spending time with her kids!
Isa's love for the game of volleyball and teaching its many life lessons is one of her two passions in life. Though this is her first season with PAelite, it will be her fourth season head coaching competitive travel volleyball. She is currently the Head Middle School Volleyball Coach and Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach for Linden Hall School For Girls. When she isn't on the court you can find her antiqueing, gardening, and taking long walks with her dog...that is, when she isn't enjoying creating, imagining, or baking with her daughter.
Coach Kate is in her first year of coaching at PAelite. She is a former ELITE athlete who played with us for four seasons. She also played 7 years at Solanco and still competes now in outdoor and indoor tournaments. She is currently the head coach of the garden spot middle school team and also helps at clinics and does lessons. We are excited for her to start her coaching journey with us!
Coach Chelsea is in her second year with PAelite and is currently coaching the Solanco middle school program. She brings a great energy and spirit to our youth athletes!
Coach Marissa is also in her second year with PAelite and are currently coaching the Solanco middle school program. She brings a great mentality and we are excited to see her grow as a coach here!
Coach Greg joins us for his third year with PAelite. He is extremely hardworking and has such a passion for the game of volleyball. In his spare time, he likess to play even more volleyball with his wife, Tracy, and 2 daughters. We are so thankful to have the Helm family on our staff!
Coach Sam is in her 2nd year as a PA Elite Coach. Coach Sam played volleyball at Millersville University and has recently branched into coaching. She is a great positive energy and we are excited to have her on board!
Coach Anya is a former PA Elite player who played for us for four seasons. She has a ton of experience playing multiple positions. She is in her second season coaching at Elite and has also help us run clinics and our outdoor academy. We are excited to have her back for another year