Coaches

Alan Abbruzzese

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Red
Email: alan10s@icloud.com
Alan started coaching in 2010 when his daughter and friends wanted to play. He began coaching club volleyball in 2012 and joined the Summit staff in 2013. Alan is a student of the game and has spent the last few years learning from our leadership team coaches. Alan has assisted with clinics camps, assistant coached and head coached teams ranging from 12's-16's.

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.

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Andy Cavins

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
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

Head Coach: Summit 18 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

Rachel Dempewolff

Head Coach: Summit 15 Elite
Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
Email: Rdempewolff@gmail.com
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Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com
This will be Andy's 21st year coaching, 16th year as a Club Director and 7th year at Summit. His wife, Brandy and him created Nitro Volleyball Club in 2002. 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) 2020 131 Head Coach
  • Tour of Texas
2020 171 Head Coach
  • Tour of Texas
2019 181 Head Coach
  • GJNC 18 Open
  • 4th AVC Qualifier
  • Tour of Texas
2019 171 Head Coach 2018 171 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 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 Head Coach
  • Tour of Texas
2016 151 Head Coach
  • GJNC 15 Open – 23rd
  • Bronze Medal Show Me Qualifier 15 Open
  • Tour of Texas
2015 141 Head Coach
  • GJNC 14 Open – 21st
  • Bronze Medal Northeast Qualifier 14 Open
  • Tour of Texas
2014 131 Head Coach
  • AAUs Nationals 13 Open – 11th
  • 4th Big South Qualifier 17 American
  • Qualifier 5th Place Big South 13 American
  • Tour of Texas
The Hockaday School Dallas - Varsity Head Coach (2016-Present)       
  • 2019 SPC State Tournament – 5th
  • 2019 4-2 SPC North / 24-13-1 Overall
  • 2019 McKinney Christian Tournament - 1st
  • 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) North Texas Region Junior Board (2010-2016)
  • VP of Budget of Finance
Coaching Education
  • Gold Medal Squared
  • USAV SafeSport Certified
  • Play Like A Champion
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Cap III Training at the Olympic Training Center
  • High Performance Coaching Clinic
  • CAP II Certified
  • CAP I Certified
  • Impact Certified
  • CPR Certified 2019
Personal Information
  • Married 23 years to wife Brandy and proud father of 3

Lauren Hamaker

Email: lauren_hamaker@yahoo.com
I was a setter all through college and started at Paris Junior College (2 year- graduating with an Associates of Kinisiology) then transferred to Texas Wesleyan University (2 years- graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science). After my two years of playing at Texas Wesleyan I stayed the following year to be a graduate assistant for the 2015 Texas Wesleyan volleyball team team going 24-11 in the season. At Paris Junior College I coached for one year with TNT (14's), and had been with Dallas Juniors for the past three years (13's,12's,14's). As of right now I am working at an sports specific outpatient physical therapy clinic, and I am looking to applying to PT (Physical Therapy) school. I am a member of the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and will be sitting to take my test to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach at the end of this year.

Erin LaPointe

Email: enicole.lapointe@gmail.com
In her 11th 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 18 Nike Blue and is looking forward to a great year!

Brad Lawson

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Blue
Co-Head Coach: Summit 12 Nike Blue
Email: brad@summitvolleyball.com
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.    

Peder Lindkvist

Assistant Coach: Summit 14 Nike Red
Email: peder@summitvolleyball.com
Peder brings years of volleyball experience to Summit Volleyball. He started his volleyball career in his native Sweden with the club Sollentuna VK, first as a youth player and then as coach of both boys and girls teams in the 14 to 18 year range. Peder played for Rudbecks Academy, during his sophomore year they advanced to the National championship match. Since moving from Stockholm to Dallas, Peder has played and coached men’s USVBA/USAV A and BB teams, as well as girls with Dallas Summit, Dallas Premier, and NorTex. Up until 2011 Peder was volunteer coach at All Saints Catholic school, and took their 6th grade team to a Dallas Parochial league Championship in 2008. In 2012 Peder started as a part time assistant coach as Austin College, after a couple of year he become a full time assistant, leaving in 2018 to coach with John Paul II High School. Peder was an Executive Board member with Garland Volleyball Association . During his prior 5 seasons with Summit/Premier, Peder coached 13, 14, & 15′s, as well as assisting in many of VIP’s camps and clinic. The 2008 season his Summit 14′s Elite team won the NTR (non-bid) Regional Championship. 2010 season he was head coach for Premier 15 Molten and the year before, an assistant with Dallas Premier 14 Mizuno, that qualified for Open Nationals. Peder is IMPACT certified (USA) and corresponding to CAP II (Sweden).

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Miles Meekhof

Head Coach: Summit 14 Elite
Email: meekhofm@gmail.com
Miles Meekhof will be in his sixth year of coaching at Summit Volleyball Club. Miles is active as a volleyball player as well, and is currently in his 19th year of participation in the sport. While in college at the University of Georgia, he was the founder and president of the UGA Men’s Club Volleyball Team, and was also the team’s setter.  His involvement with Men’s club team led to his participation as a practice assistant for UGA’s NCAA Division I Women’s team for 2 years.

Jose Montenegro

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike White
Email: montenegro_ja@yahoo.com
Coaching Experience Arete Volleyball Club 15s – 2019-2020 Saint Monica’s Catholic School 8th Grade - 2019-2020 Knights Volleyball Club 17s – 2018-2019 Knights Volleyball Club 16s – 2017-2018 Knights Volleyball Club 15s – 2016-2017 Summit-Nitro Volleyball Club 14s -2015-2016 All-Saints Catholic School 8th Grade - 2015-2016 Summit-Nitro Volleyball Club 13s – 2014-2015 All-Saints Catholic School 7th Grade – 2014-2015 Volleyball Camps University of Texas at Dallas - 2017 & 2018 Southern Methodist University - 2017 Playing Experience Coach Jose played both Volleyball and Soccer in school, choosing Soccer over Volleyball as a collegiate athlete. Played on a four-year scholarship at Div-I school, Saint Bonaventure University in Olean, NY. Personal background and interests Originally from Venezuela, Coach Jose moved to the US in 1990 and became a US Citizen in 2020. Grew up in Philadelphia and upstate New York and moved to Dallas in 1998. Outside of Volleyball, Coach Jose enjoys running and playing golf in his free time. Coaching Philosophy My coaching philosophy is one that creates an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop on and off the playing field.  I believe that playing sports helps athletes build character and confidence. It also prepares them for life, teaching them about working as a team or as a team player, not as an individual. Motto “Recognize that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others” – Shep Hyken.  

Alexis Ousley

Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red

Kalyn Paris

Email: kalynparis@sbcglobal.net
This is my 3rdyear coaching, but first year here at Summit. I've been playing for 12 years and played club for 6 of those years here in the North Texas Region as well as three years on varsity at Frisco Centennial High School. I have a BBA in Marketing from the University or North Texas and work as a Sales and Marketing Coordinator for a small software company when I’m not coaching. My first two years as a coach, my team and I have qualified for Nationals, both teams winning national qualifiers to do so. While also taking 1stplace at the Tour of Texas (2017) and 2 regional tournaments. My ultimate goal is to help players grow on and off the court; volleyball has the ability to teach valuable skills such as teamwork, time management and self-discipline as well as many others. My love for the sport can be seen through helping each player I coach get better every time they step on the court. Dallas Summit Volleyball, 2018- Present
  • Summit Volleyball Club, Assistant Coach, 15 Nike Blue (2018-2019)
Lonestar Volleyball, 2016- 2018
  • Lonestar Volleyball Club, Head Coach, 14 White (2017-2018)
  • Lonestar Volleyball Club, Assistant Coach, 13 Red (2016-2017)
  • Frisco Youth Volleyball League- LoneStar Select Division (2017-Present)
  • Frisco Youth Volleyball League (2016-Present)
  • Lonestar Volleyball Academy (2016-Present)
Paris Junior College, 2013-2014
  • Student Athlete, started as a freshman under Justin Maness. All-around outside hitter earning the All-Conference Honorable Mention award.
USA High Performance Camp
  • Qualified for the camp in Dallas, Texas. Travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina for the training Camp.
Victory Volleyball Club, 2012-2013
  • Athlete
Dallas Summit Volleyball Club, 2011-2012
  • Athlete
  • Qualified for Nationals in the National Division at the NTR Regional Tournament
Dallas Premier Volleyball Club, 2008-2011
  • Athlete
  • 14’s: Qualified for Nationals in Open Division at Northern Lights Qualifier
Team PSA Volleyball Club, 2007-2008
  • Athlete
  • Qualified for Nationals in American Division at NTR Regional Tournament (Placed 5th)
Frisco Centennial High School Volleyball, 2009-2013
  • Made the JV team my freshman year, then joined varsity my sophomore year.
  • Three-year starter, earning 2nd team All-District and 1st Team All-District (twice).
  • Made State Playoffs all 3 years on Varsity; was a captain my senior year.
Camps Worked
  • LoneStar Volleyball Camps and Clinics
  • Paris Junior College high school and middle school training camp
Certifications
  • IMPACT
  • SafeSport
Degree
  • University of North Texas, Bachelor of Business in Marketing, May 2017

Ashley Pruitt

Assistant Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
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 am passionate about education and truly believe that is the BEST profession. I am married to Casey, the Worship Pastor at Community Life Church, and we have two amazing children, Colton (4th grade) and Avery (3 yrs).  This will be my 10th year coaching at Summit.

Kristi Rayburn

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
Email: kristina.rayburn@gmail.com
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 17 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.

Gabi Sommerfield

Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike White
Gabi currently plays collegiate volleyball at the University of Texas at Dallas as a Middle Blocker. Gabi is originally from Austin, TX.  She played Club Volleyball at Austin Juniors Volleyball (AJV) where she was a member of AJV’s National Teams 13s-18s. She has coached AJV sand volleyball for the past two Summers and volunteered to coach 10 year olds while in High School. Gabi’s interests outside of Volleyball and school include, attending concerts, hiking with friends and road trips.