Coaches

Alan Abbruzzese

Head Coach: Summit 17 Elite
Email: alan.sptennis@earthlink.net
Alan has been a professional tennis instructor for the past 18 years in the Dallas area. He has coached volleyball in the Spring Valley Athletic Association winning 2 championships in 3 years. He has spent the last two season coaching girls 12's for Texas Assault. He was spent some time as an assistant coach for the girls 14's teams. This will be Alan's second year with Summit-Nitro.

Christy Alvillar

Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Red
Email: christy.alvillar@gmail.com
Christy is in her 10th year of coaching club. The previous 9 years she coached at Lake Cities Edge in the Flower Mound area.  She has coached 15’s-17’s age levels.  Her coaching experience includes an assistant position at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Not only has she coached volleyball at the college level, but she also played at Texas A&M University Commerce. She also coached at the high school level where she was head coach for 7 years at Life School Dallas. As a player Christy received many honors.  In high school she was named All-District all four years.  Her senior year she was named to her All-State team.  She then went to Seward County Community College a Junior College in Liberal, Kansas.  While there she was part of a team that made history by going 52-2, that year they placed 5th in the nation. She then finished her career at Texas A&M-Commerce where she was named to the All Conference team 3 years in a row. Christy received her BS from TAMU-C in Business Management and is currently working as a teacher.  She is also IMPACT certified.

Andy Cavins

Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Red
Email: Andy_cavins@hotmail.com
Andy has been the Head Coach at Lindsey Wilson College for the past seven seasons.  Andy inherited a program that had never finished better than 4th in the conference with zero national tournament appearances and transformed the program into a national power.   LWC has won the Mid-South Regular Season or Tournament for seven straight years culminating with the 2017 NAIA National Championship.  During that time Cavins program has garnered numerous accolades: ·         2017 NAIA National Champions ·         2017 NAIA Player of the Year ·         #1 ranked team in the country in 2015 & 2017.  Longest active national streak in Top 5. ·         18 - AVCA/NAIA All-Americans ·         28 - AVCA/NAIA All-Region Members ·         5 - AVCA/NAIA Regional Players of the Year ·         5 - AVCA/NAIA All-Region Freshmen of the Year ·         6 - Mid-South Freshmen of the Year ·         5 - Mid-South Player of the Year ·         2014, 2015, & 2017 Mid-South Coach of the Year ·         2015 & 2017 AVCA Regional Coach of the Year
  • NAIA National Tournament Coach of the Year
·         2015-16 Lindsey Wilson College Coach of the Year ·         239-34 total record in seven seasons (most wins in program history) In addition to LWC, Cavins has coached for Union Volleyball Club for the last six seasons and has consistently coached Top 50 nationally ranked teams according to PrepVolleyball.   His 2014 (17 open), 2015 (17 open), and 2016 (18 open) all qualified for the USAV National Championship.  His 2012 Dallas Summit team won the NTR Regional Championship qualifying for the USAV National Championship in the National Division.  Cavins has also worked with Dallas Premier, Wrecking Crew Volleyball, and Georgia Juniors.

Chip Childers

Assistant Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Email: chilfam5@att.net
4 years Varsity Coach at First Baptist Academy Dallas 2 years a player for Howard Payne Men's club (outside hitter) 10 years USAV A and AA player Participant in both Club and USAV National as a player 4 yrs Varsity Assistant for DeSoto High School 4 yrs Varsity Assistant and JV coach First Baptist Academy Dallas 3 yrs College baseball (Howard Payne University) CAP I Certified

Caitlin Garst

Email: aitlin.garstt@gmail.com
I started playing volleyball in 7th grade. I played my first year with Club Legacy, and then played 3 years with the Frisco Flyers, where I was coached by Kristi Rayburn. I was a 3 year Varsity setter and DS at Heritage High School. I was recruited by Angelo State, University of Texas at Dallas, and many small D3 colleges. During a summer camp at Angelo State, I injured my foot and lost any continued opportunities. After my injury, I decided I wanted to coach and share my passion of the sport with younger players. I am extremely cheerful and energetic, and can be very passionate and positive during games. I look to gain experience as an assistant so that I can coach my own team down the road. I am currently a student at Collin College, where I plan to transfer to University of North Texas to major in Kinesiology.

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com
Summit 18 & 17 Nike Coach -  Andy and his wife, Brandy, created Nitro Volleyball Club in 2002. Andy is the Creative Director of an Advertising Agency in North Dallas and a proud father of three. Andy is Impact certified. Andy attended USAV CAP Level I in Bethany, Oklahoma and USAV CAP Level II in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2004, Andy traveled to Colorado Springs to train at the Olympic Training Center during USAV CAP Level III. Andy’s article Starting a Club: The Story Behind the Creation of Nitro was published in Coaching Volleyball magazine in April 2007, recognizing all of his hard work. Andy is the Head Varsity Coach at Hockaday. 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 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. Andy has been a Club Coach 20 years & a Club Director for 16 years. Head Coach 14 National team for the 2014-2015 season. Bronze Medal at the Northeast National Qualifier and earning a spot in the 14 Open Girl’s Junior National Championships, finishing ranked 22nd in the Nation. Head Coach 15 National team 2015-2016 season. Bronze Medal at the Show Me National Qualifier and earning a spot in the 15 Open Girl’s Junior National Championships, finishing ranked 23rd in the Nation. Head Coach 16 National team 2016-2017 season. Bronze Medal at Big South National Qualifier and earning a spot in the 16 Open Girl’s Junior National Championships and a Bronze Medal finishing 3rd in the Nation. Head Coach 17 Nike Blue team 2017-2018 season. Bronze Medal at Windy City National Qualifier, 4th place finish at Disney National Qualifier and earning a spot in the 17 Open Girl's Junior National Championships.

Erin LaPointe

Email: enicole.lapointe@gmail.com
In her 10th season coaching with Summit (previously Nitro) and one national medal under her belt with 17 Nike in the 2016-2017 season, Erin just wants to say “Let’s Go” to 14 Nike Blue and is looking forward to a great year!

Brad Lawson

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Blue
Email: brad@summitvolleyball.com
Summit 15 Nike Coach and Club Director  Brad Lawson continues in his 7th total season to help cement Summit Volleyball's place in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Previously with Summit Volleyball as a club director and head coach, Summit made tremendous advances towards their goal of returning to the top of DFW club volleyball. This past season, his 14 Mizuno team finished 4th at the Lonestar Qualifier and 5th at the NTR Regionals, and also helped Andy Gass and 16 Mizuno to a 3rd place open division finish at the 2017 Girls Junior National Championship. Before last season, Brad spent the previous two years in his home state of New Mexico. During this time he worked as the COO, Club Director, and master coach for Ardent Volleyball Club, formerly New Mexico Juniors. Helping restructure and rebrand New Mexico Juniors to Ardent Volleyball Club and also contribute to revitalizing the club into one of the most successful clubs in New Mexico and Albuquerque area. Brad also spent time coaching with Sandia Prep (4A) and Cibola High (6A) Schools, winning back-to-back state championships at Sandia Prep in 2015 and 2016. Brad started his coaching career in the Houston area as a former college assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for three years at Alvin Community College; he also spent four years as the women’s club team head coach at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Brad has spent a large part of his career working in conjunction with Andy Reitinger at developing and implementing logistical solutions for large tournaments and events. Some of their clients include entities such as FIVB, USA Volleyball, Southern California Volleyball Association and Club Sports of North Texas just to name a few. Along with coaching Brad also sits on both the Junior Board of Directors and Board of Directors for the North Texas Region of USA Volleyball. Brad has been coaching volleyball for the past 20 years, and his tournament, coaching and region board experience will prove to be an invaluable asset to Summit Volleyball. Brad is currently an IMPACT, SAFESPORT, and a Gold Medal Squared certified coach.    

CAM Metcalf

Head Coach: Summit 12 Metro
Head Coach: Summit 11 Metro
Assistant Coach: Summit 13 Nike Red
Email: cindy.metcalf@hp.com
Summit 13 Nike Coach - 

Scott Nuby

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 12 Nike Blue
Email: scott.nuby@summitvolleyball.com
Summit 15 & 16 Nike Coach -  Scott Nuby joins Summit Volleyball and brings over 20 years of experience as a player and coach. He has qualified over 15 teams for Nationals in multiple age groups. He has qualified many teams to be part of the Tour of Texas. Scott also helps run multiple camps and clinics and has attended and worked countless college and professional camps that includes High Performance and USAV camps. We are excited to have Scott and his family join Summit Volleyball.

Ashley Pruitt

Head Coach: Summit 16 Elite
I am so excited to begin my 4th year in Community ISD! I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Mathematics and also the University of Texas in Arlington with a Masters in Educational Administration. I have been an educator and coach for 12 years, with 8 of those being with Mesquite ISD. I am passionate about education and truly believe that is the BEST profession. I am married to Casey Pruitt, the worship pastor at Community Life Church, and we have a son, Colton, who is starting 2nd grade, and a daughter, Avery Grace, who celebrated her first birthday in April. I teach Algebra 1, Geometry, PreAP Geometry and coach volleyball and golf. This will be my 7th year at Summit. Ashley has previously coached with Summit for 10 years but is returning after taking some time off. She is currently entering her 13th year of education, teaching high school math and coaching, and her 7th year as a Head Volleyball Coach. She is currently at Nevada Community High School, where her team won their first district title in school history. She is looking forward to working at Summit again!

Kristi Rayburn

Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
Email: kristina.rayburn@gmail.com
Summit 13 Nike Coach -  Coach Rayburn's coaching philosophy is dedicated to providing advanced training to players to prepare them for the next steps in their volleyball career. Kristi Rayburn has had volleyball in her life for 20 years. She began playing basketball and volleyball as a young girl in a small North Texas town. She attended Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. During her college years, Kristi captained a number of teams to USAV Open National Championships. In 2009, Kristi and her beach partner Amanda turned their love for volleyball into a professional endeavor...they joined the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and were seeded as high as 42nd and played all over the country. Kristi has been coaching for over 12 years. She started at Fort Worth Country Day School, then moved to Dallas and coached 5 years with Club Legacy, 3 years with the Flyers, and this will be her 3rd year coaching at The Episcopal School of Dallas. She has qualified 2 teams for Nationals and has 3 former players playing collegiate volleyball. This will be her first year with Summit. She and her husband, Joe, are the parents of two star athletes and one hopeful. Abby is a sophomore at JJ Pearce HS and is a part of the Color Guard and JV basketball team, Logan is a junior at Parish Episcopal School and is the starting DB and wide receiver for the Varsity football team, and Clinton is 5 years old starting Kindergarten at Bowie Elementary! This family is very competitive in all that they do; whether it is a board game, a video game, or just a friendly game of basketball. Kristi believes you can accomplish anything with determination, hard work, and faith in God.

Jason Sears

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Red
Head Coach: Summit 13 Nike Blue
Email: Jasonsears74@gmail.com
Jason Sears has been playing volleyball for over 25 years and has a passion for both playing and coaching the game. Jason played club volleyball while attending Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has continued to advance his skills by playing against some of the best players in the area as well as playing on multiple men’s open teams over the last 25 years.  Jason began coaching at the Episcopal School of Dallas in 2000 and continued to coach there until 2007.  Jason started his club coaching career in 2002 with the DFW Juniors VBC.  In 2003, he began coaching for Dallas Juniors and has coached teams from ages 11’s through 17’s.    Jason is also entering his 5th year as the Varsity Head Coach at Ursuline Academy, and during those years Jason has led his team to two state runner-up finishes and recently was named TAPPS 6A district coach of the year. Jason has high expectations of himself and the players he trains. Jason is currently employed at BSN Sports and has two kids Sloane 16 and Brigg 14.

Quan Swim

Head Coach: Summit 14 Elite
Email: quanswim@yahoo.com

Heather Turck

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
Email: heatherturck@me.com
Heather started playing volleyball in middle school, then continued playing high school and club volleyball in Colorado, where she helped lead her high school team to a state championship and a ranking of 12th in the nation. She was an all-state pick, team captain, and MVP. She also helped her club teams to a 5th place finish in her 16’s season and a silver medal in her final season of 18’s at junior nationals. Heather received a full scholarship to Virginia Tech where she was the starting outside for four years and earned all-conference her final three seasons. She helped her team to a conference championship her junior year and finished with a school record in digs and second all-time in kills. As an adult, Heather competed on several national women’s teams, taking second place at women’s nationals. When she moved to Texas, she started coaching club volleyball and was the varsity coach for Episcopal School of Dallas for several years. For the past 20 years, Heather has been coaching club teams of all ages. At her previous club she was coaching director, where she ran the camps and clinics and helped guide new coaches. She has coached several top 20 teams in the North Texas region. Heather started playing sand doubles volleyball when she was sixteen. She played for the next 12 years, competing at a national level in women’s and coed doubles. She had numerous top 3 finishes throughout her doubles career. She also coached sand volleyball for Blackhawks volleyball club and Power volleyball club.

Tori Turck

Head Coach: Summit 15 Elite
Email: toriturck@utexas.edu