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DIRECTOR AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

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TR Harker

Club Director

Coach 15N1

Coach TR, who is SWVC's director, is also currently an assistant volleyball coach at Baldwin Wallace University.

TR Harker

Club Director

Coach TR, who is SWVC's director, is also currently an assistant volleyball coach at Baldwin Wallace University. Previously he coached for 15 years at Strongsville High School and 9 of those years were as the girl’s head varsity coach. During his tenure there he was voted high school GCC conference Coach of the Year in 2016, 2018 and 2019.  In addition, he has coached JO club volleyball for 19 years. TR is IMPACT, CAP I and ASEP certified and is a current board member on the JAB (Junior Advisory Board, Ohio Valley Region).  He also works as a certified regional level official in the Ohio Valley Region of USA Volleyball as well as a certified Class 1 official in high school volleyball. He played in high school and then on the Kent State men’s club team as a setter, and as a Libero, and has been playing high level adult volleyball ever since. TR has coached every age in JOs from 12s to 18s and has also coached 7 different teams that have qualified to play in the USA Girls Junior National Championship. Entering his 14th year at SWVC, the Southwest teams TR has coached have consistently finished in the top 10 overall, with several of them finishing #1 in the state. Many of the players TR has coached have gone on to play in college (Division 1 through Division 3).

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Ashley Koscianski

Assistant Club Director

Coach 17N1

Coach Ashley is in her 11th year with Southwest, coaching ages 13's - 17's at American and National levels.

Ashley Koscianski

Assistant Club Director

Coach 17N1

Coach Ashley is in her 11th year with Southwest. She played JO volleyball for 7 years, both at the American and National level, 2 of these years for Southwest, three-year varsity starter at Strongsville High School (DS / Libero) and is still an avid adult player. Previously she was the JV Volleyball Coach at Strongsville High School for 3 years and worked for 6 years as a certified official in the Ohio Valley Region / USA volleyball. She was an assistant coach for her first two years at Southwest and has spent the past 9 years as a head coach for 13s-17s teams at both the American and National levels. Most recently; in 2020 her 16 National team was ranked top 10 in the state, in 2021 her 17 National team was ranked 10th in the state and earned a bid to play in the USA Volleyball National Tournament, and in 2022 her 15 National team was ranked top 10 in the state also earning a bid to USAV Nationals. 

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TJ Shouse

Assistant Club Director

Coach 16N1

TJ is in his 10th year coaching at Southwest, most recently taking the 17N team to Nationals and earning a 5th place finish in the USA Division.

TJ Shouse

Coach 16N1

TJ is in his 10th year coaching at Southwest, most recently taking the 17N team to Nationals and earning a 5th place finish in the USA Division. Previously he coached our 2019 16 National team that also earned a bid to Nationals, and assisted in 2020 with the Nationals-bound 13 National team. TJ is a former high school and college outside hitter, playing for the Slippery Rock University men's club while serving as a student assistant for the women's NCAA Division II team. He spent three years as a paid assistant there before serving as the head coach at Tiffin University for four seasons. He is currently a certified OVR Regional Referee and volleyball trainer.

HEAD COACHES

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Amy Rubino

Coach 11E

Coach Amy has coached for SWVC for 18 years at all age levels.

Amy Rubino

Coach 11E

Coach Amy has coached for SWVC for 18 years; Played four years for Saint Joseph Academy, was part of the inaugural SWVC team and played for 7 years; coached at Saint Joseph Academy for 11 years; has coached every age level at SWVC winning OVR championship numerous times, and had ranked team in Ohio on 7 occasions; most recently her 12's were ranked #1 in state in 2020, with seven #1 Gold finishes in a row;  for 2021, her 13 National team finished the year ranked 6th in the OVR, 6 Gold wins, two Gold runner ups, and 3rd at Windy National Qualifier, her team also earned a National Bid for USAV championship in Las Vegas. Amy is  is CAP1 and Impact certified, and is an Assistant Director for Southwest Volleyball Club. 

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Debbie Hall

Coach 14N1

Coach Debbie is in her 15th 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); over 26 years’ experience, coaching middle school through high school levels. Her 17A team finished 5th in the state in 2011, her 17A team finished 4th in the state in 2012. In 2013, her 18’s finished 7th in the state with two gold wins; in 2015 her 15's were 15th in the state with 5 Gold finishes; In 2016 her 16’s had 4 Gold finishes and were ranked 30th in the state; in 2017, her 17’s team started season with a 3rd place finish at the JVA Rock event, won the NC Power League, 4 Gold wins for the year, and ended up ranked 2nd in the state, in 2018 finished the season 23rd in the state, and were 5th at the Indy Qualifier; in 2019, her team finished 19th in the state, finishing in the gold in most events.

Debbie Hall

Coach 14N1

Coach Debbie is in her 15th year with Southwest and has over 26 years of coaching experience.

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Lannan Starcher

Coach 17N2

Coach Lannan is in her 6th year  wiht SWVC. In 2022, her 15's team finished 5th place in the OVR with many gold finishes and one tournament win.

Lannan Starcher

Coach 17N2

Coach Lannan is in her 6th year with SWVC, a graduate of Kent State University with a B.S. in Applied Engineering and currently works as a quality process engineer. She is from New Philadelphia where she played HS volleyball at state ranked Tuscarawas Central Catholic and New Philadelphia High School, primarily as a setter and outside hitter. After playing eight years of JO for multiple clubs, Lannan coached a 14s team for Tuscarawas Volleyball Club in 2014. Lannan assisted with our 14 elite team in 2018, which finished #1 in the state. In 2019, her team finished 35th in the state, finishing in gold numerous times, and played in many 15’s events. In the shortened 2020 season, her 15's team was placed 9th in the OVR. During the 2021 season as 16's coach, her team finished in gold in many events and ended the season at 2nd place in the OVR. In 2022, her 15's team finished 5th place in the OVR with many gold finishes and one tournament win.

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Jennifer Hickey

Coach 13N1

Coach Jen is in her 4th year with SWVC and  lives in North Olmsted.  She played for Mercer Island High school outside of Seattle, Washington where she grew up.  She was a three year vasity player going to the state semi finals 2 of those 3 years. When not playing indoors she spent her spare time playing volleyball on the beaches of the Puget Sound.  Jen played volleyball at Franciscan University and upon graduation, coached the Franciscan team for two seasons.  She has coached CYO for 16 years at all different grade levels and also coached 16's at AVC. During the 2019-2020 season, Jen's 13 American team finished 8th overall.  During the 2020-2021 season Jen's 14 National team finished 10th with two second place finishes and three Gold Championships. Six of Jen's eight children are volleyball players and she enjoys sharing her love of the sport.

Jennifer Hickey

Coach 13N1

Coach Jen is in her 4th year with Southwest and enjoys sharing her love of the sport through coaching.

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Courtney Hall

Coach 15N2

Coach Courtney has been an assistant coach at SWVC for 10 years and she is looking forward to her 2nd season as a head coach.

Courtney Hall

Coach 15N2

Coach Courtney has been an assistant coach at SWVC for 10 years and she is looking forward to her 2nd season as a head coach. She started playing and fell in love with volleyball at a very young age (all thanks to her mom being a coach). While in high school, she played for Maverick and MCVBC, mainly as a DS at the American level. Courtney  graduated from the University of Akron in 2012 and currently works as a project assistant at a large law firm in downtown Cleveland.  She is also going into her 3rd year as the JV coach for Brooklyn High School

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Emily Harker

Coach 14N2

Coach Emily is in her 3rd year coaching at Southwest Volleyball club, previously coaching 12 & 13 Elite.

Emily Harker

Coach 14N2

Coach Emily is in her 3rd year coaching at Southwest Volleyball club, previously coaching 12 & 13 Elite. She recently earned her master's degree in technology from Kent State University and works as a Project Engineer at a construction management company. Emily (setter) played 7 years of JO volleyball with 5 of those years being at Southwest. She has played both at the National and American levels and has played on teams that qualified for Nationals. She also played varsity at Strongsville HS, lettering two years. She has coached numerous camps and clinics and remains an avid adult volleyball player.

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Alex Wiemken

Coach 12N

Coach Alex is in her fourth year with SWVC. She is also the Strongsville  7th grade coach and the varsity asst coach at Garfield Heights HS.

Alex Wiemken

Coach 12N

Alex is in her fourth year with SWVC. Alex is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is currently a math/science teacher at Garfield Heights middle school. Alex started her volleyball career at Center middle school where she set numerous serving records. She also played JO volleyball at SWVC under Coach TR Harker for 4 years which included multiple tournament championships and top JO rankings. Alex played volleyball at Strongsville and was a three year starter playing  back row for the Mustangs, including a regional finalist her junior year. Alex was also all district in softball her senior year.  In 2021 her 12U team finished 5th in the OVR championship and was ranked 6th in the state. Her team had five gold tournament championships and a runner up and 3rd place finishes in two top JVA tournaments at Cedar point. She is currently the 7th grade head coach at Strongsville middle school and the varsity assistant coach at Garfield Heights HS.

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Tanya Wasuk

Coach 12E

Coach Tanya is in her 6th year coaching for Southwest.  She has 10 years of experience coaching volleyball and is an avid player.

Tanya Wasuk

Coach 12E

Coach Tanya is in her 6th year coaching for Southwest.  She has 10 years of experience coaching volleyball ages 13 and under. In 2023, her 11U team was ranked 2nd in the OVR with all Gold finishes including 3 tournament wins, 3 runner up finishes and finished 3rd at the OVR Championship. She played 3 years of Varsity Volleyball for Lorain High School, 4 years of club volleyball at Kent State University and remains an avid volleyball player both indoors and on the sand. Coach Tanya is an HRIS Project Manager at a Worldwide Shipping and Logistics company. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family on their boat, playing volleyball, and pickleball.

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Morgan Boswell

Coach 16N2

Coach Morgan’s coaching experience includes 15-18 year olds, including her current position as JV coach at Western Reserve high school where she has been for two years. She previously coached at NorthShoreVBC at the American level. She has played competitive volleyball for over 14 year, including at the National JO level, a four-year varsity starter at WRHS and collegiately at Mount Union. She is still an avid beach player. Morgan work in human resources and enjoys spending time outdoors and training for half marathons.

Morgan Boswell

Coach Morgan is in her first year with Southwest, bringing experience at the 15-18 year old levels. She is also an avid player.

Coach 16N2

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Paul Kearns

Coach 18N

Paul has been coaching club and high school volleyball for 20 plus years. He has served as assistant coach at Magnificat high school, Avon high school and presently at St. Joseph Academy. He has previously coached club volleyball at Southwest for 10 years. Paul has played USA adult leagues for many years and is now focusing on coaching the game and giving back. Paul is a Funeral Director with the Chambers funeral home. He is married to his wife Nancy and has one daughter, Erin.

Paul Kearns

Coach 18N

Coach Debbie is in her 15th year with Southwest and has over 26 years of coaching experience.

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Katie Schade

Coach 17E

This is Coach Katie’s first year coaching at Southwest. She has coached volleyball for 9 years, most recently, at Spirit Volleyball Club for the 16s Elite team. Her other coaching experience includes: 6 years coaching CYO for Saint Mary of the Falls (3rd-8th grade), 3 years coaching at Spirit Volleyball (14s – 16s Elite) 1 year as Head Varsity coach at Oberlin High School. She is going into her 2nd season as the head JV coach at Padua Franciscan as well as the 3rd grade coach at St. Mary’s of Berea.

She graduated from Keystone High School, where she played as a DS and has played in many recreation leagues. Coach Katie works as an Executive Assistant at a Microbiology company and enjoys spending her free time with her 3 very active children.

Katie Schade

Coach 17E

Coach Katie is in her 1st year with Southwest. Her coaching experience includes all levels.

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Marcy Nicolae

Coach 13E

Marcy played professional volleyball in Romania at “Braiconf” Braila,
she was a four-year D1 varsity player at “Dunarea de Jos” University
Galati, Romania. As a volleyball player, she played front row middle
and middle back. After she moved to USA she played and won numerous
doubles sand tournaments and Lake View tournaments in open division.
Marcy started her coaching career at “CSU Metal” Galati, Romania in
2002 for 14s-18s years old girls. Moving to USA, Marcy was a head
varsity volleyball coach at Our Lady of the Elms, she was an assistant
coach at Baldwin Wallace University, head men’s varsity volleyball
coach at Medina High School, and coached at Buckeye Local Schools
7th-grade volleyball.

Marcy Nicolae

Coach 13E

Coach Marcy is in her 1st year with Southwest Volleyball Club, bringing professional playing experience along with coaching experience at many levels.

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Kate Selleny

Assistant Coach

This is Coach Kate’s second season at Southwest Volleyball Club. She previously played at Ursuline College where she was a setter.

Kate Selleny

Assistant Coach

This will be Coach Kate’s second season at Southwest Volleyball Club. She played 4 years of high school volleyball at Riverside High School, in Painesville, Ohio. Throughout high school Kate played club at Eastside Cleveland Juniors at the American and National Level. After high school, she attended Ursuline College where she played all 4 years as a setter. She currently holds the school record for assists at Ursuline College as well as a conference record for assists in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Throughout college, Coach Kate has coached several years of club volleyball at both Eastside Cleveland Juniors and Maverick Volleyball Club. Currently, Kate is an Intervention Specialist at Midview High School and serves as their head varsity volleyball coach. 

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David Koscianski

Assistant Coach 17N1

Coach David is in his 8th year with Southwest. Over the past 2 seasons his team has qualified for Nationals.

David Koscianski

Assistant Coach 17N1

Coach David is in his 8th year with Southwest.  David started playing volleyball in the 7th grade and continued through high school.  He was a 3-year varsity starter for St. Edward High School as a DS, and is still an active player in adult sand leagues and tournaments.  David has 9 years of high school coaching experience. He spent 7 years with St. Joseph Academy, 1 year as an assistant and 6 years as the head coach of the Freshman team.  He was then the coach of the Strongsville Freshman team for two years. In his time at Southwest, David has coached 15-17's at both the American and National levels.  He led his 15's team to a championship at the MEQ qualifier in the Select division.  Most recently he was the assistant for the 15 National teamed that earned a bid to Nationals in Indianapolis.

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Jack O'Malley

Assistant Coach 14N2

Coach Jack is in his 3rd year assisting at Southwest Volleyball Club. He attended Bowling Green State University (BGSU), where he played intramural volleyball, and is currently finishing up his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker.  Jack has been playing adult volleyball for 5 years where he continues to enthusiastically learn more about the sport. He also assists at many SWVC open gyms and clinics.

Jack O'Malley

Assistant Coach 14N2

Coach Jack is in his 3rd year assisting at Southwest Volleyball Club. He also assists at many SWVC open gyms and clinics.

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Gregory Wiemken

Assistant Coach 12N

Coach Wiemken is in his fourth year with SWVC as an assistant coach for his daughter Alex. He has been coaching for 40 years in many sports including basketball, soccer and football but mostly in baseball and softball. He has coached in many national tournaments and has coached state championship  teams in travel ball. In 2021 the 12u SWVC American team finished 5th in the OVR winning five tournaments, placing second once and third twice. He is a foot surgeon in Strongsville, married to Kathy a retired teacher and has two children, Brad, also a podiatrist and Alex who is also a teacher. 

Gregory Wiemken

Assistant Coach 12N

Coach Wiemken is in his fourth year with SWVC as an assistant coach for his daughter Alex.

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Heidi Balicki

Assistant Coach

Coach Heidi Balicki has been coaching volleyball for 22 years at various levels.  She began her coaching career at Brunswick and is currently at North Royalton. Coach Heidi had a .750 winning percentage as a decade plus  varsity coach and was Coach of the Year for her Conference and Coach of the Year in the Northeast Ohio District.   In the early 1990’s, Coach Heidi formed her own club called ACES which commenced for 9 years.    Her volleyball career was put on hold when she became a mother to 3 children, but returned holding a position on the DG Warriors Leadership Team for one year.  Coach Balicki then served as an Elite level coach at Ignite for the past 4 years, where she was Coach of the Month for a Quarter and a nominee for Coach of the Year.  Heidi spent her early years working at the ¨Yes I Can" camps for all athletic college camps, emphasizing to the athletes positive thinking and encouragement.  She was also. asked to participate as a camp coach at various universities throughout Ohio.   She supervised  bringing All American Division 1 players  to our schools for summer camps in Ohio in the Midwest Ohio Connections.  She was trained in setting by Sheri Sanders, from Long Beach State, and assisted at the In Motion Clinics held in Ohio.  Heidi has been married for 34 years and has her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction.  Heidi is a Leadership WEB Coordinator for Where Everyone Belongs (W.E.B.) which is a mentorship program to train our youth to be positive role models to help students succeed.  Heidi is recognized  as  a five-time National Award Recipient for Whoś Who in Americas Teachers,  and is an Ohio Jennings Scholar recognizing the top 100 teachers in Ohio.  Coach Heidi is excited to bring all of her leadership, coaching, culture-building, and teaching skills to Southwest as a club-wide skills coach and mentor.  

Heidi Balicki

Assistant Coach

Coach Heidi is excited to bring all of her leadership, coaching, culture-building, and teaching skills to Southwest as a club-wide skills coach and mentor.  

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Craig Peterson

Assistant Coach

Coach Craig has been playing or coaching volleyball for 25+ years with experience in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Florida. He was the varsity coach at Columbia Station High School and Buckeye High School. He also served as varsity assistant at Brecksville Broadview Heights High School and Kenston High School, with both teams reaching the Elite 8. His club volleyball experience includes coaching at Players Choice ages 16-18, Maverick 18 Open, and various ages at Cleveland Volleyball Company and SMAQ. His background also includes much playing experience at the high school level, including earning an All-Conference award his senior year, and at the collegiate level at Edinboro, Ball State (top 25), and Indiana Universities. He has also played USA volleyball indoor and beach at the OpenAA level. 

Craig Peterson

Assistant Coach

Coach Craig is in his 1st year with Southwest Volleyball Club and brings 25+ years of coaching and playing experience.

ASSISTANT COACHES

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