Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com

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

I am 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.

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

I am currently the Head Varsity Coach at The Hockaday School of Dallas. Prior to coaching at Hockaday I 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 I 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)

2018 171 Team Head Coach

  • GJNC 17 Open – 33rd
  • Triple Crown – 8th
  • Tour of Texas

2018 141 Team Head Coach

2017 161 Head Coach

  • #12 Nationally Ranked Team
  • Bronze Medal GJNC 16 Open
  • 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
  • 4thPlace Big South Qualifier 17 American
  • Qualifier 5thPlace Big South 13 American
  • Tour of Texas

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

  • 2017 SPC State Tournament – 4th
  • 2017 SPC North Champions Undefeated
  • 2016 SPC State Tournament Qualifier

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 (2006-2011)    

  • 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 21 years to wife Brandy and father of 3