14-15 Coaches

15 Nike Blue

Brad Lawson

Head Coach: Summit 15 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 15 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
Certifications
  • IMPACT
  • SafeSport
Degree
  • University of North Texas, Bachelor of Business in Marketing, May 2017

15 Nike Red

Jason Sears

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Red
Head Coach: Summit 13 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 15 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.

15 Elite

Tori Turck

Head Coach: Summit 15 Elite
Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Red
Email: toriturck@utexas.edu
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.

14 Nike Blue

Kristi Rayburn

Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
Email: kristina.rayburn@gmail.com
Summit 13 Nike Coach -  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.

14 Nike Red

Christy Alvillar

Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Red
Email: christy.alvillar@gmail.com
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.

14 Elite

Quan Swim

Head Coach: Summit 14 Elite
Email: quanswim@yahoo.com