Coaching Staff

Erik Welker

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

As a youngster, Coach Erik spent every spare moment playing competitive volleyball on the beaches of Lake Erie. If Erik went missing, there was nearly a 100% chance you could find him on “Beach 6” on the peninsula of Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA.

During the peak of his youth volleyball career, Coach Erik was sponsored and traveled throughout 3 different states (Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio) to play in highly competitive indoor and outdoor volleyball tournaments, including indoor sand tournaments. Coach Erik has participated in competitive volleyball matches on grass, sand, asphalt, sport court, and hard court with a wide variety of configurations including club, college, men’s open/AAA, AA and A divisions, co-ed, doubles, 3v3, 4v4, 6v6, and “Mickey/Minnie” style tournaments (guys on the back row and girls on the front row).

Coach Erik later went on to earn the position of team captain as a Freshman at Mercyhurst College, a private Catholic college in Erie, PA. From there, Erik joined the U.S. Navy and eventually had an opportunity to represent the All Navy Volleyball Team. After suffering a military-related back injury, he had to forfeit his position on the All Navy team marking the end of his competitive volleyball days and his military career.

During a nearly 2 decade-long hiatus, Coach Erik went back to college and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Kennesaw State University to learn more about his injuries and how the body works to perform and recover from sports and sports-related injuries. He now pursues his rekindled passion for the game of volleyball as a coach, exercise physiologist, mentor, and Club owner.

Coach Erik spent 2 years with the Etowah Jr. Eagles Volleyball program at E.T. Booth Middle School located in Woodstock, GA during the 2018 and 2019 season. His wife Jessica filled a role as Club Co-Director for the 2019 season as well. Coach Erik then moved on, taking a JV coaching position at North Cobb Christian School for the 2020 school season. NCCS is a private Christian-values-based school located in Acworth, Georgia.

Using his unique web design skills and vast volleyball experience, he continues to build and grow amazing programs and platforms to connect with and make a positive impact in the lives of as many young aspiring volleyball athletes as possible.

His personal mission is to instill strong values and healthy habits, and to provide a positive atmosphere for our kids to grow and learn while helping to overcome the challenges and obstacles they may face as players.

I am truly blessed during each and every moment that I am on the volleyball court working with our young leaders of tomorrow.

Coach Erik Welker ~

Dani Bishop

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!

Jaimee Rindy

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Jaimee comes to Fury Volleyball Club all the way from Vail, Colorado. She has 12 years of competitive indoor experience playing middle blocker for 6 years in club volleyball, 3 years on high school varsity, followed by a DIII college career at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

She has 6 years of coaching experience, coaching 14s for Vail Volleyball Club, 13s for Little Hawks Volleyball Club (IA), and assisting the Eagle Valley High School varsity and JV programs where her mother was the varsity head coach.

Additionally, she was a columnist for VolleyballUSA magazine for 5 years before continuing on to write for Art of Coaching Volleyball.
Volleyball is one of Coach Jaimee’s deepest passions, and she continues to grow her love of the game through coaching & playing beach doubles.

George Gruenhagen

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach George is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently working toward earning his PhD from Georgia Tech. He is a competitive beach player who is training to become an indoor Head Coach. He will be assisting Coach Jaimee for the 2021/22 season.

Leann Alame

Competitive Club Coach

Coach Leann started playing volleyball in middle school as an outside hitter, but quickly transitioned to a middle blocker. Once she hit high school, Coach Leann played a year of club volleyball, and was on JV before transitioning to the high school Varsity team. After graduating, Coach Leann attended Kennesaw State University receiving a Bachelors in Fine Arts while playing in an adult league for 2 years, at her local gym.

Coach Leann is extremely excited to be a part of the Fury Volleyball Club. Her motto is, “there is always room for improvement.” She is looking forward to working and growing with the players, as a team.

Leah Brown

Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach

Coach Leah began playing club volleyball at age 11, moving from Setter to Defensive Specialist and Libero. During her club experience, she played sand volleyball for several summers. After playing travel indoor volleyball for 6 years, she transitioned to travel sand volleyball her senior year.

In addition, Leah played middle school, and all 4 years of high school volleyball. She received both the leadership award and the coach’s award while in high school.

For the past 6 years, coach Leah has worked alongside the College of Coastal Georgia as their volleyball statistician, and sees the game in a very unique way.

Leah has recently moved back to the North Georgia area, and is extremely excited to be working with Fury Volleyball Club.

Danielle Camp

Competitive Club Coach

Coach Danielle was born and raised right here in Canton, GA. She has been playing since she was 14 years old. She was on Varsity all 4 years of high school where she received MVP twice, All-Region all four years, and she was the first to win All-State in the schools history!
Coach Danielle has been coaching for the past 4 years. She is the head coach for The Kings Academy Junior Varsity team and is the assistant for the Varsity.
This will be her 4th season coaching club volleyball where last year she lead her team to two gold bracket championships! 
Coach Danielle loves to see each player improve and work hard towards achieving there goals!

Sydney Roberts

Seasonal Skillz League

Coach Sydney Roberts has 6 years of volleyball playing experience at The Kings Academy! Her coaching experience includes the Sequoyah middle school A team during their 2021 season. She believes that coaching is all about teaching others the importance of kindness, humility, and the ability to work with others!
Coach Sydney also has her own business in photography & videography, and she strongly feels that this has helped her to develop into the person she is today. She is beyond proud to take part in the Fury Volleyball Club journey with us, and she is looking forward to getting on the floor with our players.

Lauren DeSanctis

Seasonal Skillz League

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.