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LVC Coaching Staff

Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider

Club Director

Phone: (716)310-2781

*McQuaid High School volleyball alumni (class of 1987)

*25+ years as a volleyball official at both the high school and collegiate level (boys & girls)

*Founder/Club Director at LVC since 2011

*WEVA Board Of Directors Member since 2013 (Junior Boys Rep)

*LVC head coach of various teams since 2011

 

Rod Middleton

Rod Middleton

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Phone: (708)307-0140

*7+ years playing basketball both at the collegiate level & overseas

*5+ years strength training development & conditioning

*Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy Of Sports Medicine)

 

John Forman

John Forman

Medaille Mens Volleyball Head Coach

Phone: (401)354-9611

*Director of Volleyball at Nation Academy (Charleston, NC)

*Head Coach for Svedala Volleybollklubb (top league in Sweden)

*Various collegiate coaching jobs since 1998 (Dean College, University of Rhode Island, Brown University, University of Exeter, Midwestern State University)

*USAV Coaches Accreditation Program - CAP III Certified

 

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David Jack

David Jack

Head Coach - 18Black

Phone: (812)345-7181

*played on Jamaican National Team (1984-1996)

*player on various USAV adult national teams: Team Creole NYC, Investors Realty, Team Mountain Fog

*coached Salt City VBC 1995-2000 (Syracuse, NY)

*coach at Long Island Big Apple VBC 2002-2006

*Indiana University Womens Volleyball Assistant Coach 2006-2007

*Jamaican National Team Head Coach 2008

*Jack Attack Summer Volleyball Camps 1995-2019

*KW Predators Boys Camps 2017-2019

*LVC head coach of various teams since 2017

 

Matt Dempsey

Matt Dempsey

Assistant Coach - 18Black

Phone: (716)548-7416

*played for Clarence High School & Lockport Volleyball Club

*played 4 years at Medaille College & won the NEAC Conference Championship in 2016

*LVC coach since 2018

 

 

Ben Wadhams

Ben Wadhams

Assistant Coach - 18Black

Phone: (585)472-6912

*played for RIT Mens Club team

*coached for 3 seasons at Medina High School (girls varsity)

*LVC coach since 2016

 

 

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Bradley Schneider

Bradley Schneider

Assistant Coach - 16Black

Phone: (716)525-7014

*Lockport High School (class of 2015) - two Niagara Frontier League Championships, one Section VI title

*Medaille College (2016) - 1st Team All-NEAC, NEAC Rookie Of The Year, NEAC Conference Championship

*SUNY New Paltz (2017-19) - starting Outside Hitter all 3 seasons, National Championship Runner-Up 2017, UVC Championship 2019, DIII National Championship 2019

*certified volleyball official

*LVC coach since 2019

Larry Wiepert

Larry Wiepert

Assistant Coach - 16Black

Phone: (716)616-0935

*has played and/or coached volleyball for over 40 years

*played for US Air Force in Korea for 2 years

*started coaching career with Cheetah VBC (girls)

*LVC coach since 2016

 

Shawn Trznadel

Shawn Trznadel

Assistant Coach - 16Black

Phone: (716)8615011

*played for Clarence High School & LVC

*played D1 at Purdue Fort Wayne (2 years)

*LVC coach since 2020

 

Matt Wiepert

Matt Wiepert

Assistant Coach - 16Black

Phone: (716)616-0934

*played for Williamsville North High School & LVC

*currently playing for the RIT Mens Club team

*LVC coach since 2020

 

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Maria Travale

Maria Travale

Head Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (585)219-9077

*started playing volleyball in 4th grade - was a setter in Russia for 7 years

*played for Genesee Community College for 2 years - Regional All-Tournament Team, went to Nationals both seasons (2010-2011)

*played libero at Medaille College for 2 years (2012-2013) - AMCC Championship, NCAA tournament appearance

*Assistant Womens Volleyball Coach at Medaille (2015-2016)

*Assistant Womens Volleyball Coach at Daemen (2019-2020)

*certified volleyball official in Western New York

*LVC coach since 2018

Matt Pfeil

Matt Pfeil

Assistant Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (702)588-9044

*played for Kenmore West High School & SUNY Brockport Men's Club

*various high school coaching assignments: McQuaid, Grand Island, Williamsville North, Sierra Vista & Calvary Chapel Christian (Las Vegas)

*club coach at Pace Bootlegger & Volley FX

*LVC coach since 2019

Andrew Pollock

Andrew Pollock

Assistant Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (716)531-2376

*played for Lockport High School & SUNY Fredonia Men's Club

*coached at Health Sciences Charter Scool for 3 years

*LVC coach since 2019

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Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider

Head Coach - 14Black

Phone: (716)310-2781

*McQuaid High School volleyball alumni (class of 1987)

*25+ years as a volleyball official at both the high school and collegiate level (boys & girls)

*Founder/Club Director at LVC since 2011

*WEVA Board Of Directors Member since 2013 (Junior Boys Rep)

*LVC head coach of various teams since 2011

 

Mary Schneider

Mary Schneider

Assistant Coach - 14Black

Phone: (716)417-4137

*Starpoint High School volleyball alumni

*coached Starpoint girls volleyball

*multi-year volleyball official (boys & girls)

*heavily involved with LVC since inception in 2011 - coordinating uniforms, team outreach opportunities, etc

*LVC coach of various teams since 2011

 

Jake Janus

Jake Janus

Assistant Coach - 14Black

Phone: (716)263-4408

*Orchard Park High School & LVC alumni

*currently plays on the St John Fisher Mens team

*LVC coach since 2020

 

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Eric Lipps

Eric Lipps

Head Coach - 14Blue

Phone: (716)345-0693

*assistant coach with NFVB Tots Program (2015-16)

*Starpoint boys JV coach (2018)

*volunteer coach for the Wilson Foundation & Girl Power program

*LVC coach (2017-present)

Jess Lipps

Jess Lipps

Assistant Coach - 14Blue

Phone: (716)392-8482

*played for Royhart High School & Niagara Community College

*LVC coach (2017-present)

Jeff Palmer

Jeff Palmer

Assistant Coach - 14Blue

Phone: (716)545-5861

*played for Starpoint High School

*LVC coach (2019-present)