Alan Abbruzzese

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

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.

Ashton Blackburn

Andy Cavins

Assistant Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
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

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

Carlie Childres

I attended Texas Lutheran University and graduated in December 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in Sports Management and a minor in business. I went on to earn my Masters of Science of Sports Management at SMU graduating in May 2018. Currently, I have been working at the Allen Americans as the Manager of Group Sales since graduation While playing volleyball at TLU, I opened up my collegiate career in 2012 finishing second on the team in blocks and kills. I also earned All-ASC Honorable Mention in the ASC. I had shoulder surgery in 2013 which resulted in a Medical Red Shirt. In 2014 I started in every match leading the team in blocks, ranking fifth on the team in kills, and earning Co-Defensive Player of the week in the SCAC. In 2015 as a Red-Shirt Junior I led the team in blocks, was fourth on the team in kills, and was placed on an All-Tournament Team. In 2016 I finished my collegiate career leading the team with in blocks and finished 5th on the team in kills. This will be my 7th season coaching club and my first at Summit. During college, I coached club at Centex in New Braunfels, Texas from 2012-2017. (15’s , 15’s, 14’s, 12’s, 12’s). While earning my Masters at SMU, I coached one season with Dallas Juniors (12’s).

Teresa Flores

Briana Garcia

Briana Garcia is from San Antonio, TX and moved to the DFW in 2014. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at San Antonio who earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. Briana started coaching volleyball at age 18 in youth sports leagues, camps and clinics. She then moved to USAV Club Volleyball in 2008 where she coached under the Lone Star Region for 6 club seasons with ages 10 – 17. With in here 6 yeas of coaching she consumed her IMPACT and CAP I certification. Briana continued her career in 2AA TAPPS at Keystone Private School as the Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity coach from  2011 -2013. During her time at Keystone Private School, the varsity teams were Area Champions in 2011 and Bi-District Champions in 2012. Alongside of coaching volleyball, Briana is a sports performance coach who has over 5 years of training experience with athletes from youth to professional sports from volleyball to NFL athletes.  When working with teams or individuals she is determined to help each player accomplish their goals and push them to their positional on and off the court.

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
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

Lauren Hamaker

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

Assistant Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
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
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.    

Briahna Logan

CAM Metcalf

Summit 13 Nike Coach - 

Jake Mussett

Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue

Alexis Ousley

Kalyn Paris

Assistant Coach: Summit 15 Nike Blue
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
  • SafeSport
  • University of North Texas, Bachelor of Business in Marketing, May 2017

Ashley Pruitt

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!

Katie Poole

Bio coming soon.

Kristi Rayburn

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

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.

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Heather Turck

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

Tori started playing volleyball at a young age and is very passionate about the sport. Tori played both high school and club volleyball. She played on McKinney Boyd’s varsity team for two years where they finished third in the state tournament her junior year. She played for Blackhawks for several year where the teams finished top 20, and played at Premier for the top 17s where they won Nationals in the National Division. Tori recently graduated from the University of Texas where she played a season on the University’s Club Team. Tori has experience working with players all ages in developing skills and coached 14s at Dallas Premier for a season. Tori will be the freshman volleyball coach at JJ Pearce.