Coaching Staff

Coach Amanda McKinzie

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Amanda grew up playing Club volleyball out of Michigan at Dead Frog Volleyball Club.

She went on to play college volleyball for the Virginia Tech Hokies.

After college she played two professional seasons… one season in Switzerland, and one season in Spain!

We are very blessed and honored to have Coach Amanda on our staff!

Coach Alexandra George

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Alex began her volleyball career at Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club out of Western New York at thirteen years old. For her rookie season she was placed on the highest local team, and during the next season she was selected to the 18-1s team at just fourteen years old!

For the next three years until her graduation from high school, she trained as a middle blocker under Coach Robert Pierce, a former All-American from Penn State men’s volleyball. In her last year of club, she received the “Smoking Gun” (kills) award. She also still owns her high school’s all-time kills record.

Alex was recruited by several prominent Division I schools including Nebraska, Colgate, Marshall, and Northwestern. She verbally committed to the University of Maryland Terrapins at the end of her sophomore year of high school. She played there as an outside hitter under Coach Tim Horsmon in 2013, and then under Coach Steve Aird (Coach Horsmon’s replacement from Penn State women’s volleyball) in 2014.

Due to a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, Alex decided to transfer back near her hometown for the remainder of her collegiate career. Again, she had several Division I schools vying for her, including Niagara University, University at Buffalo, and Canisius College. She signed to Canisius College, where she played one season as a libero (before clearance from injury) and finished where she started… as a middle blocker.

Coach Nikki Hawkins

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

We are proud to announce Coach Nikki Hawkins from the Atlanta Boom organization.

Nikki has coached club for over 7 years as well as high school and middle school for 4 years, including Atlanta Boom, Tsunami, Dunwoody high, Chamblee high, and Renfroe Middle. She has coached 74 players that have gone on to play on scholarships at D1-NAIA schools as well as pro volleyball.

Coach Nikki played in multiple positions, but she was chosen as a Setter [S] in college when she played for the Georgia Bulldogs!

Coach Dani Cutlip

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

We are proud to welcome Coach Dani Cutlip to the Fury Volleyball Club team of coaching professionals for the 2020/21 season and beyond!

Coach Dani comes to us with a vast coaching experience spanning an array of Clubs, including Crossfire/Phoenix Rising, A5, and more! She has also coached for several schools, including the 2018/19 Cherokee Juniors who finished 1st in the County! as well as River Ridge Middle School and Reinhardt University as an undergrad assistant coach.

Coach Dani is still currently playing in various “Level A” outdoor grass and sand tournaments across the Greater Atlanta Area. She has represented Reinhardt University from 2014-2016 as an Outside Hitter (OH) and Defensive Specialist (DS), and the Kennesaw State University Club team.

Coach Dani has a genuine passion for teaching the game of volleyball day in and day out. She loves the grind and it shows each and every day she’s on the court!

Coach Courtney Weider

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Courtney found her passion for volleyball when she started playing for the YMCA at just 9 years old. She began her Club career at Vertical One Volleyball Club (now known as A5 Gwinnett). Courtney was the starting Setter for two consecutive years prior to joining the Atlanta Boom Volleyball Club in 2006 where she switched positions to Libero. She finished out her Club volleyball career with a total of 8 years of experience.

In high school, she was a four-year Varsity starter and made the All-County team in her Junior year. Her team won back-to-back Regional Championships in 2007 and 2008, and they were later inducted into their High School’s Hall of Fame. She made the All-County team in her Junior year as well as Player of the Year in her Senior year.

In addition to her knowledge of the sport over her years of playing, she has also refereed volleyball for 4 consecutive years for the GA Southern University intramurals program, and she was a 3-year Volleyball Clinician where she taught referee classes to students.
Coach Courtney has a deep passion for coaching and teaching the sport of volleyball, and she is extremely excited to be helping the youngsters in our community to reach their highest playing potential!

Coach Jasmin Lindor

Competitive Club Coach

Coach Jasmine has been playing volleyball for 12 years. Her perseverance and dedication landed her a full ride scholarship to North Carolina A&T State University, where she started all 4 years.

Ever since high school, coach Jasmin has helped coach young children in volleyball skills camps.

Her position of expertise is Middle Blocker [MB] but she played Right Side Hitter [RH] as well.

Coach Cheryl Franklin

Competitive Club Coach

Coach Cheryl recently moved to GA from Ohio where she coached a 17’s National team. She has been coaching for roughly 30 years at the High School and Club level, including Freshman, JV, Varsity, and Club ages 10U-17U.

“I coach because of my passion for the game. It also allows me the ability to promote the
development of my players through the numerous experiences and opportunities I was
fortunate to have. I strive to mentor and mold young players to be able to communicate,
to be responsible and to hold themselves accountable. I enjoy bringing players together
to play hard and to reach their goals while having fun!”

Coach Lauren DeSanctis

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Lauren has been playing Club volleyball for three years now.

She played 2 years of high school volleyball and was awarded with the Defensive Player of the Year her Freshman year.

Her areas of expertise are Libero, Defensive Specialist, and Setter.

Coach Lauren was chosen by Fury for her amazing ability to connect and work with the younger players on defense and harnessing their techniques.

Coach Piper Prince

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Piper played school volleyball from 5th grade through her Senior year. She Played 4 years on the Varsity team as a starter. Her position was Setter/Right Side. She also played Middle Blocker (MB) for one year as well.

 

Coach Piper’s team won GICAA State in 2018.

Coach Jacoby Sims

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Jacoby Sims is a native of Birmingham, AL. She is a Senior Outside Hitter [OH] at Reinhardt University pursuing a degree in general business.

Coach Jacoby played four years of varsity volleyball at Oak Mountain High School where she made the All-County Team along with multiple other awards. She then went on to play Division 1 volleyball at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jacoby later transferred to Reinhardt University to finish out her collegiate career.

Coach Katie Beyoglides

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Katie found her love of volleyball at just the age of 9 when she first played for her 4th grade team. She continued to play throughout high school at Chaminade Julienne in Dayton, OH where she started out as a Setter and transitioned to a Middle Blocker. After a year off, she decided to get back to the game by playing for Sinclair Community College under coach KC Gan of the Malaysian National Team (1969-78). There, she was part of one of the most winningest teams in school history (32-7).

She became an assistant coach for the team the following year after she had fulfilled her eligibility. Also, while playing for Sinclair, she was an Academic All American for both of her seasons. She’s excited to be part of the Fury Volleyball family and share what she knows!

Sydney Britton

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Sydney has been playing volleyball for 7 years and club for 4 years. She played all 4 years in high school and helped lead the team to the Final Four in her Junior year. She is a DS/Libero.

Coach Madison Hein

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Madison started playing volleyball at the age of 14. She played on her varsity team for 3 years in high school and was awarded best offensive player her first year, and best defensive player her third year.

Madison also played 2 competitive club seasons at WGVA (West Georgia Volleyball Academy) and she was awarded most versatile player. She has played every position and she knows what it’s like to be a well-rounded flexible/utility player. Her primary focus is to help our Fury kids become well rounded, phenomenal players and reach their peak potential.

Coach Katherine Perrin

Seasonal Skillz League Coach

Coach Kat started playing volleyball at 10 years old. After playing multiple sports, including basketball, soccer and softball, she knew that volleyball was her passion.

Her competitive career began in high school where she played Varsity as a left-handed right side during her Club season.

After suffering an ACL injury, sidelining her during her Senior year, she trained her way back to a collegiate competition level.

She currently plays for Reinhardt University.

Coach Tatum Beckwith

Seasonal Skillz League Coach

Coach Tatum has been playing volleyball since she was 12. She has played Club for 3 years now, and played 2 years of high school volleyball.
Tatum has played outside and right side for most of her career but has moved to playing as a defensive specialist.

Coach Ryan Dye

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Coach Ryan Dye has been involved in strength sports since high school when he received 11 varsity letters for football, wrestling, and track & field. He participated in track & field as a thrower for both Long Beach State and Westmont College. He continues to participate in power lifting and Highland Game throwing events as well as any other strength endeavor he can train for.

Since college he has coached multiple athletes for strength and conditioning in a myriad of different disciplines. He is well-versed in training protocols and progression models for power lifting and other power-oriented sports. He enjoys helping athletes optimize form to make it highly efficient and effective for training goals while minimizing injury risk.

He is always striving to improve all aspects of training in himself and those he works with while balancing realistic abilities of the individual.

Credentials:

  • BS in Kinesiology and Exercise Science – Westmont College
  • NSCA- CSCS and CPT Certified
  • USPA Powerlifting Coach