Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com

This will be Andy’s 21st year coaching, 16th year as a Club Director and 5th year at Summit. His wife, Brandy and him created Nitro Volleyball Club in 2002, Andy a Creative/Marketing Director of an Advertising Agency in North Dallas and a proud father of three.

He is Impact/SafeSport certified and attended USAV CAP Level I in Bethany, Oklahoma, CAP Level II in St. Louis, Missouri and in 2004 traveled to Colorado Springs to train at the Olympic Training Center during CAP Level III.

Andy has written an article “Starting a Club: The Story Behind the Creation of Nitro” that was published in Coaching Volleyball magazine in April 2007, recognizing all of the hard work it took in building Nitro Volleyball Club.

Andy is currently the Head Varsity Coach at The Hockaday School of Dallas. Prior to coaching at Hockaday he was the Varsity Assistant Coach at Parish Episcopal School from 2006-2010. In 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007 Parish went to the final 4 of State and in 2008 they won the TAPPS 4A State Championship. In 2005 he was the Varsity Head Coach at Garland Christian Academy and the Varsity Assistant and the Head Junior Varsity Coach at Ursuline Academy in 2001 & 2002.

Coaching Experience

Summit Volleyball Club – Club Director & Head Coach (2013-Present)

2019 181 Team Head Coach

  • GJNC 18 Open
  • 4th AVC Qualifier
  • Tour of Texas

2019 171 Team Head Coach

2018 171 Team Head Coach

  • GJNC 17 Open – 33rd
  • Triple Crown – 8th
  • Bronze Medal Windy City Qualifier Chicago 17 Open
  • 4th Disney Qualifier 17 Open
  • Tour of Texas

2018 141 Team Head Coach

2017 161 Head Coach

  • Bronze Medal GJNC 16 Open
  • PrepVolleyball #12 Nationally Ranked Team
  • Bronze Medal Big South Qualifier 16 Open
  • Tour of Texas

2017 131 Team Head Coach

  • Tour of Texas

2016 151 Team Head Coach

  • GJNC 15 Open – 23rd
  • Bronze Medal Show Me Qualifier 15 Open
  • Tour of Texas

2015 141 Team Head Coach

  • GJNC 14 Open – 21st
  • Bronze Medal Northeast Qualifier 14 Open
  • Tour of Texas

2014 131 Team Head Coach

  • AAUs Nationals 13 Open – 11th
  • 4th Big South Qualifier 17 American
  • Qualifier 5thPlace Big South 13 American
  • Tour of Texas

The Hockaday School Dallas – Varsity Head Coach (2016-Present)       

  • 2018 SPC State Tournament – 4th
  • 2018 SPC North Champions : 6-0 SPC North / 33-8-1 Overall
  • 2018 TAPPS Spike Down Tournament – 3rd
  • 2018 McKinney Christian Tournament – 1st
  • 2018 POPCS Tournament – 2nd
  • 2017 SPC State Tournament – 4th
  • 2017 SPC North Champions : 6-0 SPC North / 26-14 Overall
  • 2016 SPC State Tournament

Nitro Volleyball Club – Owner, Director, Head Coach (2003-2013)     

  • Started club in 2003 with 4 teams and grew to as many as 17 teams
  • 2010 Opened Texas Elite Athletics as a personal training facility for Nitro
  • Tour of Texas Qualifier
  • GJNC Qualifier

Parish Episcopal School – Varsity Assistant Coach (2006-2010)    

  • 2010 State Final Four Finalist
  • 2010 District Champions Undefeated
  • 2009 TAPPS 4A State Runner-up
  • 2009 District Champions Undefeated
  • 2008 TAPPS 4A State Champions
  • 2008 District Champions Undefeated
  • 2007 TAPPS State Final Four
  • 2007 District Champions Undefeated
  • 2006 TAPPS 5A Bi-District Playoff
  • 2006 3rd in District

Garland Christian Academy- Varsity Head Coach (2005)       

  • 2005 TAPPS 3A Bi-District Playoff

Dallas Juniors Volleyball Club – Head Coach (1999-2002)         

  • 1999 152
  • 2000 152
  • 2001 141
  • 2002 151

Ursuline Academy – JV Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach (2001-2002)

  • Junior Varsity District Champs .728 winning percentage

S.V.A.A. – Head and Assistant Coach(1997-2001)

North Texas Region Junior Board (2010-2016)

  • VP of Budget of Finance

Coaching Education

  • Gold Medal Squared (2014)
  • USAV SafeSport Certified (2014)
  • Play Like A Champion (2011)
  • Positive Coaching Alliance (2010)
  • Cap III Training at the Olympic Training Center (2005)
  • High Performance Coaching Clinic (2004)
  • CAP II Certified (2003)
  • CAP I Certified (2002)
  • Impact Certified (2000)

Personal Experience

  • Creative Director and Marketing Director – Product Innovations Research (February 2001-Present)
  • Principle/Creative Director – The Hive Agency (February 2009-Present)
  • Senior Art Director – The Center for the Persuasive Arts (May 2000-February 2001)
  • Art Director – Temerlin McClain (May 1997-May 2000)
  • Junior Art Director – Gonzalez Creative (May 1996-August 1997)
  • University of North Texas Men’s Club Team (1995-96)

Personal Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design University of North Texas May 1997
  • CPR Certified 2017

Personal Information

  • Married 22 years to wife Brandy and father of 3