14-15 Coaches

15 Nike Blue

Brad Lawson

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Blue
Co-Head Coach: Summit 12 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.    

15 Nike Red

Alan Abbruzzese

Head Coach: Summit 15 Nike Red
Email: alan10s@icloud.com
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.

15 Elite

Rachel Dempewolff

Head Coach: Summit 15 Elite
Assistant Coach: Summit 16 Nike Blue
Email: Rdempewolff@gmail.com
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14 Nike Blue

Andy Gass

Club & Youth Director & Coach
Head Coach: Summit 17 Nike Blue
Head Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
Email: nitrovbc@gmail.com
This will be Andy's 21st year coaching, 16th year as a Club Director and 7th year at Summit. His wife, Brandy and him created Nitro Volleyball Club in 2002. 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) 2020 131 Head Coach
  • Tour of Texas
2020 171 Head Coach
  • Tour of Texas
2019 181 Head Coach
  • GJNC 18 Open
  • 4th AVC Qualifier
  • Tour of Texas
2019 171 Head Coach 2018 171 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 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 Head Coach
  • Tour of Texas
2016 151 Head Coach
  • GJNC 15 Open – 23rd
  • Bronze Medal Show Me Qualifier 15 Open
  • Tour of Texas
2015 141 Head Coach
  • GJNC 14 Open – 21st
  • Bronze Medal Northeast Qualifier 14 Open
  • Tour of Texas
2014 131 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)       
  • 2019 SPC State Tournament – 5th
  • 2019 4-2 SPC North / 24-13-1 Overall
  • 2019 McKinney Christian Tournament - 1st
  • 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) North Texas Region Junior Board (2010-2016)
  • VP of Budget of Finance
Coaching Education
  • Gold Medal Squared
  • USAV SafeSport Certified
  • Play Like A Champion
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Cap III Training at the Olympic Training Center
  • High Performance Coaching Clinic
  • CAP II Certified
  • CAP I Certified
  • Impact Certified
  • CPR Certified 2019
Personal Information
  • Married 23 years to wife Brandy and proud father of 3

Ashley Pruitt

Assistant Coach: Summit 14 Nike Blue
I graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a degree in Mathematics and also the University of Texas in Arlington with a Masters in Educational Administration. I am passionate about education and truly believe that is the BEST profession. I am married to Casey, the Worship Pastor at Community Life Church, and we have two amazing children, Colton (4th grade) and Avery (3 yrs).  This will be my 10th year coaching at Summit.

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

Miles Meekhof

Head Coach: Summit 14 Elite
Email: meekhofm@gmail.com
Miles Meekhof will be in his sixth year of coaching at Summit Volleyball Club. Miles is active as a volleyball player as well, and is currently in his 19th year of participation in the sport. While in college at the University of Georgia, he was the founder and president of the UGA Men’s Club Volleyball Team, and was also the team’s setter.  His involvement with Men’s club team led to his participation as a practice assistant for UGA’s NCAA Division I Women’s team for 2 years.