16-18 Coaches

18 Nike Blue

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 14 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.

17 Nike Blue

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 14 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.

17 Nike Red

Andy Cavins

Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Red
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Red
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.

17 Elite Blue

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.

16 Nike Blue

Scott Nuby

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 12 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 Nike Red

Heather Turck

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
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.

16 Elite Blue

Coach TBA

16 Elite Red

Coach TBA