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Southwest’s 2014 Coaching Staff

10’s U:  Susan Haendiges will be head coach for the 10’s, and in her first year with SWVC, but comes to us with many years of experience.  Susan is a teacher and current Middle School Coach at Lake Ridge Academy; 30  plus years teaching, playing and coaching volleyball; coached middle school, junior varsity and varsity level at Lake Ridge Academy since starting program at the school in 1993; and jr. high and freshmen level volleyball and taught in the Elyria Public Schools; with some JO experience years back.

11's U:   Tanya Wasuk will be head coach for 11's in 2014.  She is her first year coaching for us, but comes with many years of experience, has played volleyball for over 25 years; played USAV volleyball at Kent State; currently plays Women's indoor, co-ed indoor and sand; has coached CYO for 4 years; awarded the 2011 sportsmanship award; and awarded the Bruce Yeager award in '12.

12’s :      Mathias Payne who is in his 6th year with Southwest; Matt played in high school volleyball at St. Ed’s, and has coached 3 years for Hearts High School, who had another stellar year in 2009; He has also coached at Midview, and local younger CYO teams. Matt’s 13’s were ranked 6th out of 183 teams in 2009, and his team was 3rd out of 171 teams in 2010. In 2011 his team finished 5th in the state and 5th at the NEQ qualifier; 2012’s 16 American team finished 6th out of 58 teams.Matt coached our 10's and 11's in 2013 , and is currently coaching at Clearview high school. 


13’s :  Kevin Laughlin coached in his 3rd year coaching for SWVC.  Kevin is currently the assistant varsity coach for Brunswick high school.  Our 11’s last year had a nice season making the Gold bracket at almost every event.  Kevin assisted our 17A team in 2011, which were #1 ranked in the state; n 2013 his 12's were ranked 8th out of 163 teams.

13's :  (A or R – tbd)  Stephanie Annes  : Graduated from Brunswick, where she played volleyball;  and from Akron University with my bachelors in Child Development and am currently a preschool teacher. This will be my 3rd year coaching volleyball; coached for MCVBC for 2yrs and coached at Buckeyes high school JV this past fall and now currently coaching Brunswick JV. I love volleyball, I love coaching and I love learning something new every day from my players and volleyball experience.


14’s Elite: Robin McQuade is in her 6th year with SWVC, she is an avid adult player -30 + years experience of playing High School, Adult Women, & Co-Ed Teams Indoor & Sand; 8 years coaching Lake Erie Elite, Ages 10-18; 5 years coaching North Olmsted Middle School; 5 years NO Rec. Center, Volleyball Clinic & Leagues; currently O falls freshman coach; Robin’s 13R team was ranked #1 in the state in 2009, and her 14A team was also ranked #1 in the state in 2010; her 12’s were 8th in the state last year, and were Gold runner up champs at JVA Pre qualifier in Kentucky.

14's U: (A or R - tbd)  Debbie Hall – in her 5th year with SWVC; Brooklyn High School Varsity Coach ; Maverick Volleyball Coach 2006-2010; Brooklyn High School JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant Coach (2007-2009) ;Garfield High School, JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant Coach (2006); Director of St. Thomas More CYO Volleyball Program for over 12 years; over 25 years experience coaching middle school through high school levels. Her 17A team finished 5th in the state in 2011, and her 17A team finished 4th in the state in 2012.  Last year, her 18’s finished 7th in the state with two gold wins.


15’s Elite Joe Ortenzi, in his 2nd year with SWVC, originally from Pennsylvania, has been coaching volleyball for the past 9 years. He lived in West Palm Beach, Florida for eight of those years where he coached middle school and club volleyball. In 2011, his club team (All Star Volleyball 14's) went 16-4, winning two gold medals and 3 silver medals. He is currently the 7th grade coach at Center Middle School in Strongsville. In the 2011 season, Center Middle School went a perfect 17-0 and won the NOCMSL Championship. His Southwest 13’s last year finished up 13th in the state.

15's Elite:  Amy Paulozzi: Has coached for SWVC for 7 years; Played four years for SJA & 7 years for SWVC. SJA’s freshman coach 2005-09, and Varsity assistant coach 2007& 2010, coached SWVC’s 16’s in 2007, finished 5th place out of 189 teams; 2008 she finished 4th out of 252 teams; . Amy’s 14a team was ranked 1st in 2009; 14 American team finished 3rdin the state in 2010; in 2011 her 14A team finished 10th in the state; her 15A team finished fourth in the OVR in 2012; she is impact & CAP 1 certified. 


16’s Elite:TR Harker is in his fifth year with Southwest; is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Strongsville High School and is in his 10th year of coaching JO volleyball. In 2009, TR coached a 12s team to a National Bid and an overall finish of 23rd in the country. TR has also coached CYO for St. J&J and has served as the 7th grade head coach at Center middle school. TR has been playing A / AA volleyball for over 20 years and currently he is the libero, and team captain, on a Men’s AA team. TR is IMPACT, CAP I and ASEP certified and he also works as a certified Official in the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball. In 2010, his 13‘s finished ranked 3rd out of 171 teams.  For 2011 his 14A team finished first in the state with 3 Gold wins. In 2012, his 17 National team finished 9th at both the MHEQ and NEQ national qualifiers; last year his 15's finished 11th in the state.

16 Elite :  Jim Oblock: in his fifth year with Southwest; has  17 years coaching experience - JO and CYO; currently the  Varsity Coach at Hearts High School; Ten years - Magnificat's softball coach, impact,  virtus, and CPR trained.  Jim coached our 17 American team to a 19th  place finish in 2010.  In 2011 Jim's 15's were 1st in the state, four gold wins and OVR play-in bid champs; for 2012 his 16 American team  had a stellar year, winning four Gold’s, finished as Gold runner-up  champions at the NEQ qualifier out of  96 teams, were ranked #1 in the state and  finished strong winning the OVR championship at the OVR Championships; last year his team #1 in the state and earned a bid to Nationals in Dallas.


17’s Elite-Paulozzi:       Loren Paulozzi, who is SWVC’s director, 19+ years JO coaching experience; OVR 18R #1 ranked team 2005, 2006; 17’s #1 in 2007, 2008, 2009; first place 18 regional champions in 2005; 9th place finish Atlanta and NEQ qualifier; 16 American team won OVR championship in 2010, ranked 2nd in state; 16N in 2011 – 9th in state, Gold runner-up champs NEQ qualifier; 2012’s 15N team finished 5th at NEQ National qualifier;Impact, ASEP, and CAP 1 certified, last year his 15’s finished ranked 7th in the state.  

 17’s Elite - Gonzalez:    Joe is in his first year coaching for SWVC, but comes with tons of expeience.  26 years playing experience (Indoor & Outdoor);3 years USAV; 7 years J.O. Experience with Advance; 7 years Advance Skills clinic Trainer ;Former J.V. Coach Elyria catholic; current Varsity Assistant Lutheran West; Impact, CAP1; avid adult volleyball player


18’s Elite:  Paul Kearns – is in his 3rd year with SWVC; Magnificat’s freshman coach for the past 7 years, an avid adult player,  CYO coach for many years; his 18 R team in 2012 finished #1 in the state; winning 3 Gold’s; last year his 17 elite team  finished ranked 4th in state.