Our Coaches & Staff

Buckeye Volleyball Club is proud to have dedicated and experienced coaches.  Each one has years of experience and enjoys sharing an enthusiasm for the game.

Buckeye Volleyball Club is currently looking to fill a few coaching positions. 
Please contact Steve Yates for further information.

Caitlyn Kusan

Chloe Long                                                                 Beach

- Hilliard Bradley High School (2009-2012)

      3 year letter winner 2012

      All Conference Honorable Mention

- 5 Years Club Experience

- 1 Year Club Sand Volleyball

      2012 Bid to Sand National Tournament

- Kentucky Christian University (2012/2013) 

      Freshman Starter

      All Conference Honorable Mention

- Coach Champaign County; Sharks VBC 2014

- Signed with Ohio Christian University (2014/2015)


Adam Bielby                                      12 Regional, 12 Winter

 Kelsey Synder

- 4-year varsity letter winner, Westerville South 

- Player, Vanguard Volleyball Club - 4 years

    14 National & 16 National

- Player, Elite Volleyball Training Center

    18 National Teams - 2 years

- Certified OHSAA Volleyball Official - 5 years

- Certified PAVO Certified Line Judge - 2 years

-3 year varsity letter winner, Dakota High School

-Scholar athlete

-Team captain

-Played for Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy on national teams

-First year coach

-Played 4 years at Ohio Dominican University


Caitlyn Massie                                            12 Elite, 12 Winter

 Amber Harris-Lancaster             

- First Year Coach at Buckeye Volleyball

- Wilmington College Player (2009-2012)

    4 Varsity Letters

    Team Captain

- Coach Dayton Juniors VBC (2011-2013)

- Coach SOJO (2010-2011)

- Coach GCVC (2009-2010)

Sarah Kebe                                              13 Regional, 13 Winter

Allison Fulk                                            13 Regional, 13 Winter​

- First year coaching club for Buckeye

- 7th grade head coach at St. Catharine Scool for 3 years 

- 3 year varsity player for Bexley High School

- Played for buckeye club in 2009

- Volunteered with camps and try-outs at Bexley Middle School 


- 4 year varsity letter winner, Kenton Ridge High School

    1st Team District 9

    1st Team All CBC

    All Star-District 9

    Most Kills Award

    Most Digs Award

- 3 year club player, Central Buckeye Volleyball Club (CBVC)

- 2nd year coah at Buckeye Volleyball Club

- Student at Capital University

    Double major of Psychology and Social Work

    with a Business Management Minor

Jenni Payne                                         13 Regional, 13 Winter​

Amanda McClemens                     13 Regional, Buckneers

- Current player at Columbus State

- 2nd team All-Ohio (2 years)

- Offensive Player of the Year in Conference (3 years)

- 1st Team All District (3 years)

- HOlds hitting record in Conference and at the high school level

- All Tournament Team (3 years)

- Coached at St. Thomas Aquinas for 4 years

  (2 years freshmen, 2 years JV)

- JV Coach & Head Interim Coach, Westerville South HS (2 years)

- Coached 12 Regional for Buckeye (2009)

- Played for Malone University

    Top 10 for service aces per set

    Top 10 for serving percentage


Jamie Swatzel                                        13 Regional, 13 Winter​

- Current player at Columbus State
- High School, Final 4 (2011)
- High School Achievements: Eastern High School 
     All Conference 2010, 2011
     All District, 2009, 2010, 2011
     All Ohio - Honorable Mention, Div IV 2011
     Most Kills 2009, 2010, 2011

Shannon Nadler                                     13 Spring, 15 Winter

-Second year coach at BVC
-Previously coached at Oiler Attack Volleyball Club
-4 year member of the Ohio Dominican University volleyball team
-Four year letter winner at Leipsic High School
       -First Team All-Ohio 2008
       -Blanchard Valley Conference Player of the Year 2008
       -Third Team All-Ohio 2007
-Graduated from Ohio Dominican University in Integrated Social Studies Education

 Heidi Hess                                         

 Kaylee Hewitt                                             


First year coaching for Buckeye Volleyball Club.

4 year varsity letter from Chaminade Julienne High School

Coach 6th and 7th grade teams at Holy Angels grade school in Dayton.

Former player at Dayton Juniors Volleyball Club (8 years national level).

Played volleyball for Ohio Dominican for one year.

Currently a sophomore at Ohio Dominican University and majoring in Early Childhood Education.



-First Year Buckeye Volleyball Coach 

- Graduate Assistant for Mount Vernon Nazarene University Woman's Volleyball Team (2014-2016)

-Player and starter for MVNU (2009-2013)

- MVNU Overall Career Leader for: Serve Receive Attempts (2th) Serve Receive Attempt Percentage (3rd ) Dig Leader (8th) 

-Coach CVA (2012-2014)

-Coach MOJO (2010-2011)

-Graduated from MVNU with a degree in Early Childhood Education 


 Paige Mathewson                                 13 Regional

Jill Yocum                          14 Regional Elite, 18 Regional Elite


- First year coach at Buckeye Volleyball 

- Played volleyball for 8 years

- 3-year varsity starting setter at Defiance High School

- Most assists 2011-2013

- Team Captain 2012-2013

 - District 8 Honorable mention 2012-2013

 - District 8 All-Star player 2012-2013

 - Third Team Western Buckeye League 2012-2013

-Played for Toledo Volleyball Club for 2 years, and Glass City for 3 years

- Current sophomore at The Ohio State University


-16+ years Club coaching, 

- Assistant Coach for Columbus State (2008-present) 

    1st Ohio College to be Ranked #1 (

- 22 years coaching experience at the High School level includes:

    7 district titles

   18 league titles

    League Coach of the Year, 11 years

    District Coach of the Year, 5 years

    Ohio All-Star Coach

    Ohio State Coach of the Year

    HS coaching record of 296 wins and 80 losses

- Head Coach, Malone College (21-12)

- Coach for clinics and camps including 6 years of Ohio Elite Camp

  staff, attending Sports Performance coaches' clinics and the Gold

  Medal Olympic coaches clinic in 2006.

 Kara Overfield                       

- First year coach

- 8 years playing volleyball

- Cuyahoga Falls High School 2009-2013

     2 year varsity letter winner

     Team captain

     Most kills 2012-2013


     N.O.C 1st Team All Conference Lake Division 2012-2013                  Division 1 District 3 All Star Player 2012-2013

     Division 1 Honorable Mention 2012-2013

- 3 years of club

- 2nd year at The Ohio State University


Kelsey Profio                                                            14 American

-3 year varsity letter winner for Olentangy High School

   -1st Team All-District

   -Scholar Athlete Award

   -Eddie George Award


-6 years of club experience, 4 with Buckeye

-4 year member of the Seton Hill University volleyball team

   -2 year team captain

   -WVIAC All Freshman Team

   -Offensive MVP

   -Most Valuable New Player

   -Coaches Award

-2 year coach for Keystone Volleyball Club

Paula Yates                                                                14 Regional

- 1st year coaching at Buckeye Volleyball

- Head Coach, Dublin Davis Middle School 8th Grade.

- 15 years coaching with Dublin Davis Middle School

- Over 20 years experience as a OHSAA official

Alannah Hayes                         14 Regional Winter and Spring​

Caitlyn Harper​                                                    15 Elite​

-2nd year Coach at Buckeye Volleyball Cub

-Head Coach New Albany High School Freshman Team

- 4 year Varsity Letter Winner, Dublin Scioto High School        

            1st Team All-OCC

            OCC Player of the Year

            School record holder in assists and aces

- 4 year player with The Ohio State University Women’s Club       

  Volleyball Team

            4 year setter on nationally ranked DI team

            Vice President and Secretary of the club

- Former player for Buckeye Volleyball Club & Columbus VolleyballAcademy

-Graduate of The Ohio State University

            Degree in Education and Human Ecology

- Second year with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- Coach, Buckeye Volleyball Club Summer Camps

- Coach, Junior High for 4 years

- JV Coach, Reynoldsburg HS

- Assistant Coach, Reynoldsburg HS

- Student, The Ohio State University, Zoology

Danielle  Fleming                                              

 -Second Team All-GMC award

-3 years of varsity at Lakota East High School,

 -Helped lead high school team to 3 GMC titles and a pair of district titles,

-Played on a national team for Cincy Classics volleyball club, 

-2 year player at Ohio Dominican University. 


 Kelly Sufka                                                          15 Regional

 Daryl Ward                                                                                   



Brittany Haenszel                                                        15 Regional

- First year Coach at Buckeye Volleyball 

- Played 4 years at West Jefferson 

- Played as setter, outside hitter, and mainly libero

- 5 years of club through Westland 

- Coached two club season at London Elite

- Freshman Coach at West Jefferson this past season

 Megan Belcher                                  13 Regional

Chris Bielby                                                                 15 Elite

  - First year coaching with Buckeye Volleyball Club.

  - Coached in Buckeye Volleyball Club fall league.

  - Played volleyball at Big Walnut for 6 years.   

  - Played for Westerville Volleyball Club for 5 years. 

  - Attended Wittenberg University

  - Coached and ran volleyball camps at St Mary School, Delaware       for 6th-8th grade, 3 years.

  - Coached at Columbus Academy, Gahanna 7th/8th grade, 1 year. 

  - Works at Orthopedic ONE

  - Focuses on developing the basics and building on those skills to       create a well-rounded volleyball player and a cohesive team.


- 3rd season with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- 14 years coaching experience, over 20 years of playing experience

- Coached boys and girls from 4th grade through High School Varsity

- Current Boys Varsity Head Coach at Westerville South High School

  (7th year)

- Current 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Coach at Walnut Springs Middle


- 2010 Girls Volleyball Varsity Asst. Coach at Westerville South

- St. Paul Volleyball Coach 4th-8th grade girls and boys teams

  (10 years)

- Certified OHSAA Volleyball Official, with post-season officiating


- Certified USAV Indoor and Beach Official, including National

  Volleyball League (NVL)

- Collegiate Volleyball Official

- PAVO Certified Line Judge

- High School Boys Volleyball Expansion Committee Member for

  Central Ohio

Liz Kaylor-Palmer-Lancaster                            

-Head Coach Logan High School

-4th year Coaching Club, 2nd year with Buckeye

- 3 Year Varsity Starter at Delaware Hayes

            First Team All-Conference
            Second Team All-District
- 2 Year Player for Buckeye, Regional and Elite
- Student at Otterbein University
            Senior Middle Childhood Education Major
- 4 Year Starter for Otterbein University
            3 Year Captain
            Honorable Mention All-Conference
            Second Team All-Conference
            4 Best Seasons in Program History
            3 Bids to the NCAA Tournament, First in Program History
            First Conference Tournament Championship in program

            history (2012)
            Top 25 team in the nation for the past 3 years

            12’s team, 15’s team, and the top 16’s team

- Coached under Coach McDonald (Otterbein) for 4 years

Julie Toth                                                                 15 American

- Sixth season with Buckeye Volleyball Club

    Top 25 17 Elite finish (2011)

    9th place finish for 18 Elite (2012)

- Freshman Head Coach, Gahanna Lincoln HS (2010, 16-2)

- Freshman Head Coach, Tokay High School, CA (2011, 12-4)

- Played for Delta College (Stockton, CA) as a middle/opposite

  hitter, and continued to play Division II volleyball at New Mexico

  Highlands University. 

- Deployed as an Army flight medic to Kosovo for a year. 

    Served 8 years in the military
- Graduated from Columbus State

    Degree in Sport and Exercise Studies (2008)

- Coaching internship at CSCC

- Believes in hard work, a positive attitude, and a willingness to


Alexandria Christian                                            16 Regional​

- Ohio Northern University Player, 2007-2010
    3x Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Champs

    3 OAC Tournament Champs

    4 NCAA DIII Tournaments

    1 NCAA DIII Final Fours

    3 Varsity Letters

    Team Captain

    2010 Honorable Mention Academic All-OAC 

- Covington High School Junior Varsity team, 2011

Julia Noschang                                                  16 Elite

- Second season with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- Ohio Northern University Player, 2008 - 2010

    OH/RS Hitter

    Two time Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Championships

    Two time OAC Tournament Championships

    Three NCAA DIII Tournaments

    NCAA Final Four Appearance

- Coach, 14s (2010) & 18s (2011) Golddiggers VBC, Bluffton Ohio

- Coach, 6 & 7th grade girls, Guardian Angels Grade School


- Player, NKJV, NKYVC, 2004-2008

Travis Weitthoff                                     16 Winter, 12 Winter

- Four year member of the Kettering Fairmont Volleyball team

    Most Assists in a match, season, and career

    Second Team All GWOC

    Scholar Athlete

- Ohio University Club Volleyball

    Club president

    Tied for 5th place at Nationals in Kansas City, MO. 

- Plays competitive Sand and Indoor volleyball

- Head 8th Grade Coach for Alexander Middle School (2008)

- Assistant Varsity Head Coach, Alexander High School

    District Champions

- Assistant Coach, Ohio University Women's Varsity Team

     MAC Champs (2011)

- Head Coach, ALETA Club, U17

Jenny Muhlenkamp                                            16 American

- 6 seasons with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- 8th season coaching club ball
- Coached girls of all ages, 12 through 18

- 2011-2012 Buckeye 14 Regional team finished #1 in the OVR

- Previous coach with Premier Volleyball Academy

- School coaching experience includes Middle School and High

  School teams at Bowling Green Junior High, Dublin Grizzell

  Middle School, Norton Middle School, and Hilliard Darby High


- Believes that hard work pays off ...what you achieve in games is

  the result of the effort you put in at practice.

Lauren Yates                                                        15 American

- 10 years with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- A player on the first Buckeye Volleyball team (1998)

- 4 year Varsity letter winner, Worthington Kilbourne High School

    2nd Team All-District

    1st Team All-OCC

- 2 year Columbus State player

    2x NJCAA Division III Nationals

    All-Tournament Team

    NJCAA Division III Player of the Week

    1st Team All-District

    1st Team All American


Christine  "CJ"   Wulf

Lynn Verdin                                                               17 Regional

Talisa Kellogg                                                          17 Elite

- 1st year coach at Buckeye

- Current JV Coach at Olentangy Orange HS

- Three year record at Orange 45-10

- Focus on understanding and developing individual player's skills

  and strength, building volleyball IQ, and team cohesion 


- Second year with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- Played college volleyball at Georgia Tech University

    2008 Member of the USA Volleyball Womens A2 National Team
    2008 AVCA  All-American
    2008 ALL ACC First Team
    2007 AVCA  All- American
    2007 ALL ACC First Team
    2005 ALL ACC Freshman Team

- JV Volleyball Team at Hilliard Bradley High School (3rd Season)
- Coached 2 seasons at Mintonette Volleyball Club: 15 national

   & 17 national
- Coached 1 season at Atlanta Boom Volleyball Club: 18 National
- Providing individual lessons and instruction since January 2010


James Hofman

  - Have been playing for the past 13years on all surfaces.

  - Played 3 years of High School (Varsity Junior year)

  - Acted as assistant coach for St. Paul Catholic School 8th girls A     team for 4 years.

  - Head coach of 8th grade girls B team for 2 years. 

  - Head coach of 8th grade girls A team for 1 year.

  - Acted as assistant coach for Westerville Souths Men's Varsity       for 3 years.

  - Head coach of Junior Varsity at Westerville South for 2 years.

  - Have 13 years of tournament experience.


Kristin Yates

- 15 years with Buckeye Volleyball Club

- 3 year Varsity letter winner, Worthington Kilbourne HS

    Defensive Player of the Year

- 4 years Club player

- 4-year player, Columbus State

    NJCAA Division III Nationals

- One of the original Buckeye Volleyball coaches, teams in ages

  14-17 finished in the Regional Bold bracket each year, including a

  trip to AAUs in Orlando, FL

- Also a key player in the "behind the scenes" coordination and

  responsibilities at the Buckeye Volleyball Center.

Jaclynn Yocum

- Fourth year with Buckeye Volleyball Club

    1st/128 in OVR 17 Regional Elite (2012)

Head Volleyball Coach at Columbus State for 3 years(present)

Three year record at Columbus State is 79-21

2013 Overall record 35-5, 

2013 Conference Champs 14-0

2013 NJCAA Conference Coach of the Year

2013 Regional Coach of the Year

- Coastal Carolina University

    Div I volleyball team
- Club Volleyball player for eight years

    4 years at Buckeye Volleyball Club

    4 years National team

- 4-year letter winnner at Jonathan Alder High School

    1st Team All-State Honors

    2 years 1st Team All-istrict

    3 years All-County

    All District & All County Player of the Year, DIII

Priscilla Magee                                 14 Regional


First year coach at Buckeye Volleyball Club

  - Coached Junior Varsity and Varsity Leagues at Metro Volleyball Club

  - Freshman Varsity volleyball athlete at Rose-Hulman Institute of                  Technology

  - Obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in            Environmental Engineering                                                                       - Former player for Evansville River City Volleyball Club, Western Kentucky Elite Volleyball Club, and Crossroads of America Volleyball Club

  - 3 year Varsity Volleyball Player at Princeton Community High School

  -  Voted Team Captain, MVP, and Leadership Excellence Recipient

  -  Big 8 Conference Honors






Tom Ramsay

- Two seasons with Buckeye Volleyball Club​:

      sub/floating club coach, middle school clinics, private lessons

- Freshman Girls Head Volleyball Coach, TWHS (1992)

- JV and Varsity Girls and Boys Assistant Volleyball Coach, TWHS

  (1990-1991, 1993-1994)

- Ohio State Club Volleyball Team, Right Side Hitter (1988-1989)

- USVBA and USAV Club, Setter & Outside Hitter (1990-1995)

- High Level Men's and Co-ed Volleyball Leagues (1994-2013)

- Recently got back into coaching and have had the opportunity to coach 12s through 16s at the Regional, Regional Elite and American levels