14-15 Coaches

15 Mizuno

Steve Carrera

Club Director & Coach
Email: steve.carrera@gmail.com
Summit 16 Nike Coach -  Steve Carrera has coached and helped qualify teams to the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals Championships age levels 14 to 18's for over 17 years. Prior to his 2013 return to Dallas Summit, Steve was one of the founders of NorTexVolleyball where he also served as a director and coach for 4 years. In his previous tenure with Dallas Summit, Steve served as a director and coach for over 10 years. During this time he helped transition Dallas Summit to it current Plano location.
Steve serves on the North Texas Region Volleyball Board of Directors as the Vice President of Ethics and Eligibility. He played locally at Jesuit in high school and played club volleyball at Texas A&M University. Steve also played beach and grass volleyball. During this time he was invited to play in several AVP qualifying events and the Jose Cuervo Gold series.
Steve is Impact Certified,SafeSport Certified and Positive Coaching Alliance Certified.

Laura Shuey

15 Molten

Christy Alvillar

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.

Jessica Phillips

14 Mizuno

Brad Lawson

Email: brad@summitvolleyball.com
Summit 15 Nike Coach -  Brad Lawson returns to Summit Volleyball and the Dallas area for his 6th club volleyball season. 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. His 15 Mizuno and 17 Mizuno teams posted huge victories over the season, finishing 5th and 9th respectively and the organization as a whole improving its overall regional ranking. Brad spent the last two years in his home state of New Mexico to be with the love of his life. 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 and one also at Cibola in 2014. 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 and as a volunteer assistant 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. Brad has been coaching volleyball for the past 19 years, and his tournament and coaching experience will prove to be an invaluable asset with Summit Volleyball. Brad is currently an IMPACT and CAP level II certified coach    

Hailey Nelson

14 Molten

Scott Sandel

Email: Scott.Sandel@pisd.edu
Summit 14 Nike Coach -  Scott has 27 years of coaching experience spanning from high school to division one college. He is currently the varsity head coach at Plano East High School. Scott has an extensive knowledge and passion of the game at all levels and strives to provide each athlete with the tools and training that they need to succeed and obtain their goals. Prior to coaching in Plano, Scott coached for 7 years at Amarillo Tascosa where he made the 5A state playoffs in all seven years and obtained a district championship. While in Amarillo, Scott was also the director of Amarillo Juniors volleyball club and led them to the most successful period in the club's history. Scott's college coaching career spans 18 years. He was the assistant coach at West Texas A&M, Northern Arizona and South Carolina and the head coach at Northern Michigan and Boise State. Scott's college experience is invaluable in understanding the college recruiting process and rules, which assists the club in guiding an mentoring each athlete through their volleyball career. He also understands the training necessary to achieve the highest level of play possible and will set the curriculum accordingly.

Jay Okonek

14 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.