16-18 Coaches

18 Nike Blue

Clif Norwine

Head Coach: Summit 18 Nike Blue
Email: clif@c2nproductions.com
Clif began playing volleyball in the summer of 1983 both indoors and on the beach. After several years of competing at a high level, he was given the opportunity to try out for UCLA and made the adversary squad where he trained with and competed against a National Championship team for 2 seasons. Clif said that, “Being coached by one of the greatest minds and strategic thinkers of this game, Al Scates at UCLA who has won 19 NCAA DI Championships, is what inspired me to be a coach!” During this time Clif coached club in LA with several National Qualified Teams in the Open Division, and played on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour through qualifiers for 4 seasons. Upon returning to Dallas, Clif coached at the High School and collegiate levels and coached club with Texas Heat winning several tournaments with his 16’s team. Then he was asked to coach for one of Dallas’ top clubs, North Dallas Juniors, and took his 17’s team to multiple tournament wins and a 3rd in the Open Division at the Tampa Bay National Qualifier and a 9th at Nationals. During this time Clif developed a professional recruiting business for college bound student athletes which included demo videos, athlete/parent counseling, marketing and exposure for club volleyball players to over 1500 NCAA and NAIA schools across the country. From 1999 until 2010 Clif helped 50+ volleyball players find a collegiate scholarship at DI, DII, and NAIA schools across the country, with a success rate of over 95% of athletes signed! Clif spent 6 years with Club Kahuna volleyball helping JB Butler create the FIRST Beach Volleyball Juniors program in the Southwest developing a partnership with the AVPNext program and built a top level product that other clubs have since followed, building what is now a top region for Beach Volleyball athletes in the country. Also, during his 6 years at Kahuna, Clif coached 5 different teams to top 10 finishes in the Region while winning many tournaments in and out of the region and finishing 5th in the Open division at the Southern California Qualifier with his 17s team. Most recently Clif spent the last 5 years at Mad Frog where he led his 18s team to a National Qualifier Championship in Philadelphia and that team finished ranked 52nd in the Nation with a 24th finish in the American Division at Nationals. He then coached several seasons as the 17s coach where his recruiting experience was key, and his teams had many Tournament wins and Top 5 finishes at Qualifiers, which kept his teams ranked in the top 5 in the Region. Clif still competes today at the top levels of beach volleyball and travels around the country to compete in tournaments. To date he has competed in over 1000 tournaments both on the beach, grass and indoors. Clif has a passion for teaching good players to be great and great players to be smarter! His developmental process of progression to smarter volleyball, has garnered visual results very quickly with athletes of all levels. Combine all that with his high enthusiasm and intense love for the game shows in every practice and at every match and brings positive results! 

17 Nike Blue

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 13 Nike Blue
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com
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 5th Place 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

Chip Childers

Assistant 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

17 Elite

Quan Swim

Head Coach: Summit 17 Elite
Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Red
Email: quanswim@yahoo.com

16 Nike Blue

Brad Lawson

Head Coach: Summit 16 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.    

Kalyn Paris

Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
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
  • SafeSport
  • University of North Texas, Bachelor of Business in Marketing, May 2017

16 Nike Red

Jason Sears

Head Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
Head Coach: Summit 14 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.

Lauren Hamaker

Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
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.

16 Elite

Alan Abbruzzese

Head Coach: Summit 16 Elite
Head Coach: Summit 13 Elite
Email: alan.sptennis@earthlink.net
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.