COACHING STAFF

Coach
Amanda McKinzie

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
Courtney Weider

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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
Shelby Glawson

Coach Shelby Glawson

Competitive Club Coach

Coach Shelby has been playing volleyball since her freshman year of high school. She played on Varsity as a Freshman. She has 4 state championships from the high school level, and 1 conference championship from college.

Shelby also played 4 years of competitive club volleyball.

She specializes in offensive plays.

Coach
Madison Hein

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Seasonal Skillz League & Competitive Club Coach

Coach Madison has 1 year of Junior Varsity and 2 years of Varsity volleyball under her belt. She also played 3 years of competitive Club volleyball.

Madison was hand-selected by the Fury staff for her innate ability to connect with the younger players and her deep understanding of the game.

As a utility player for most of her career, she has had the opportunity to explore every position on the court in great detail, and her ability to teach others the innerworkings of each of these positions at a fundamental level is unmatched.

Coach Madison specializes in proper court positioning and spacial awareness, offensive schemes and rotational assignments, and various types of serving techniques and placement strategies.

Coach
Shay Jolliffe

Coach Shay Jolliffe

Competitive Club Coach

Coach Shay started playing volleyball at the age of 12. She played 2 years for Crossfire and then moved her volleyball career to A5 Volleyball Club. She became an AAU All American and placed 3rd at the AAU Nationals  during her 16s year! She helped her team earn a bid to the AAU National Championships every year beginning from the age of 14.

Coaching is a great passion for Coach Shay. She loves watching players grow both on and off the court. Spreading knowledge of the game is something she loves doing. She is a firm believer in hard work and its ability to change a player's whole dynamic. Through working hard, she believes that players are able to achieve anything they set their mind to.

Coach Shay spent most of her Club playing time as a Setter, and she currently plays a vital role in the Setter training at Fury Volleyball Club.

Coach
Nikki Hawkins

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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 in college.

 

Coach Lauren DeSanctis

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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.