16-18 Coaches

17 Nike

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike
Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
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 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.

Chip Childers

Assistant Coach: Summit 17 Nike
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 Blue

Teri Minnis

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
Email: teri.minnis@pisd.edu

Teri Minnis returns to the Summit Volleyball Club coaching staff for her third season with the club, where she will be serving as the head coach for Summit 14 Asics Teri. Prior to Summit, she was with Dallas Premier as the assistant coach for the Premier team that achieved many successes during their two year run as 17’s and 18’s. The team finished 3rd in the Open Division at Nationals as 17’s, and also won the Lone Star National Qualifier. As 18’s, the team finished the season undefeated by any club team in the state of Texas, had an overall record of 59-4, won the Tour of Texas, won the Northern Lights National Qualifier and again won the Lone Star National Qualifier prior to competing in the 18 Open Division at Nationals.

She has been coaching for 13 years overall, and she has worked with the 14, 15, 17 & 18 USAV age groups. Her club coaching experience also includes two years with Alamo Volleyball Club in San Antonio, TX. She is currently the head coach at Plano Senior High School (TX).. She was previously the head coach at Little Elm High School (TX) for 3 years. Prior to Little Elm, she was an assistant coach at Frisco Centennial High School (TX) for two seasons. Before her arrival in the Dallas area, she coached for three years at the NCAA Division I collegiate level, having served as a student-assistant coach at the University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA)(TX), an assistant coach at Centenary College (LA) and Appalachian State University (NC).

An accomplished player as well, her 10 year playing career includes her high school days as a middle blocker at Carthage High School (TX). Her accomplishments as a prep player led to earning a full athletic scholarship at UTSA. During her successful volleyball career at UTSA, she was an All-Conference selection as a middle blocker and a 4 year letter winner.

In addition to her head coaching duties at Plano Senior High School, Teri is also a PE Instructor. She resides in Plano, TX with her husband Mike, who is the Executive Assistant at Summit-Nitro Volleyball Club.

Laura Shuey

Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue

16 Nike Red

Scott Nuby

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Blue
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 Elite

Alan Abbruzzese

Head Coach: Summit 16 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.