16-18 Coaches

17 Nike

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com
Summit 14 & 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 North East National Qualifier and earning a spot in the 14 Open Girl’s 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 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 National Championships. Earning a Open Bronze Medal finishing 3rd in the Nation!

Chip Childers

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

16 Nike

Scott Nuby

Email: nubymail@gmail.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.

16 Nike

Steve Carrera

Club Director & Coach
Email: steve.carrera@gmail.com
Summit 16 Nike Coach -  Steve Carrera has coached and helped qualify teams to the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals Championships age levels 14 to 18's for over 17 years. Prior to his 2013 return to Dallas Summit, Steve was one of the founders of NorTexVolleyball where he also served as a director and coach for 4 years. In his previous tenure with Dallas Summit, Steve served as a director and coach for over 10 years. During this time he helped transition Dallas Summit to it current Plano location.
Steve serves on the North Texas Region Volleyball Board of Directors as the Vice President of Ethics and Eligibility. He played locally at Jesuit in high school and played club volleyball at Texas A&M University. Steve also played beach and grass volleyball. During this time he was invited to play in several AVP qualifying events and the Jose Cuervo Gold series.
Steve is Impact Certified,SafeSport Certified and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified.

Laura Shuey

16 Elite

Alan Abbruzzese

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.