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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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Daryl Janus

Daryl Janus

Head Coach - 18Black

Phone: (716)510-6687

*various coaching tenures at the boys & girls high school level - Cleveland Hill & Williamsville East most notably

*coached boys club ball at Eden, Southtowns & Niagara Frontier

*LVC coach since 2021

Jake Janus

Jake Janus

Assistant Coach - 18Black

Phone: (716)263-4408

*Orchard Park High School & LVC alumni

*currently plays on the St John Fisher Mens team

*LVC coach since 2020

 

Larry Wiepert

Larry Wiepert

Assistant Coach - 18Black

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

 

Matt Wiepert

Matt Wiepert

Assistant Coach - 18Black

Phone: (716)616-0934

*played for Williamsville North High School & LVC

*currently playing for the RIT Mens Club team

*LVC coach since 2020

 

Jason Stang

Jason Stang

Assistant Coach - 18Black

Phone: (716)3414795

*Division I middle hitter at IPFW & George Mason from 1990-1995 (captain at George Mason as a senior)

*Mens Open Empire State Games from 1991-1993 & 1997-2000

*Coached Sweet Home girls JV for 2 years, Will East boys JV for 2 years, Lancaster boys modified for 4 years, Lancaster boys varsity for 18 years

*Coached 5 years NFVB girls & 4 years NFVB boys

*LVC coach since 2021

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David Jack

David Jack

Head Coach - 15Black

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 - 15Black

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 - 15Black

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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Joe Zanelotti

Joe Zanelotti

Head Coach - 16Black

Phone: (716)830-3720

*Williamsville South High School volleyball alumni (Second Team All WNY in senior year)

*played club volleyball for both Eden & Southtowns

*played mens collegiate volleyball at Marymount University

*LVC coach since 2021

 

Ryan Nigro

Ryan Nigro

Assistant Coach - 16Black

Phone: (716)535-0530

*Williamsville South High School volleyball alumni (2015 graduate)

*Williamsville South girls varsity coach

*Boys modified coach at Maryvale as well as St Peter & Paul

*LVC coach since 2017

 

Christa White

Christa White

Assistant Coach - 16Black

Phone: (585)363-4686

*played Division I volleyball at St Francis (PA) from 2015-2019

*currently the varsity head coach for the East Aurora girls high school team

*club coaching experience at Paradigm (Rochester) and NFVB

*LVC coach since 2021

 

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Joe Digesare

Joe Digesare

Head Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (716)572-6316

*St Mary's High School volleyball alumni (Co-Captain)

*played club volleyball for Buffalo VBC & Southtowns VBC

*played mens volleyball at Medaille College for 4 years

*LVC coach since 2021

 

Ashlee Bocach

Ashlee Bocach

Assistant Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (585)766-9916

*Albion High School volleyball alumni

*LVC coach since 2021

 

Tyler Licastro

Tyler Licastro

Assistant Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (716)545-5228

*Niagara Wheatfield High School & LVC alumni

*LVC coach since 2018

 

Jackson Lieber

Jackson Lieber

Assistant Coach - 16Blue

Phone: (716)908-4796

*Williamsville North High School & LVC alumni

*played college volleyball on the Wells Mens team

*LVC coach since 2021

 

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Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider

Lead Coach - 13s/14s

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

 

Peter Donnelly

Peter Donnelly

Assistant Coach - 14Black

Phone: (716)799-4189

*played for Canisius High School & Eden VBC

*played for Xavier Mens Club team

*LVC coach since 2019

 

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Megan Schneider

Megan Schneider

Assistant Coach - 14Blue

Phone: (716)392-5272

*Lockport High School girls volleyball (class of 2014)

*played club ball at Niagara Frontier

*played for D'Youville College from 2014-17

*LVC coach since 2014

Chrissy Hugar

Chrissy Hugar

Assistant Coach - 14Blue

Phone: (412)720-6203

*North Allegheny High School girls volleyball (Pittsburgh)

*played club ball at Pitt Elite VBC

*played for Wittenberg University

*wide range of coaching experience since 2008 including camps, clinics and private lessons

*LVC coach since 2021

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Jack Rooney

Jack Rooney

Head Coach - 13Black

Phone: (716)796-7841

*St Francis High School (class of 2020)

*played for LVC from 2018-2021

*LVC coach since 2021

Jess Kranz

Jess Kranz

Assistant Coach - 13Black

Phone: (716)220-1242

*St Mary's Lancaster High School girls volleyball (class of 2016)

*played club ball at Niagara Frontier

*played DII volleyball for Daemen College

*club coaching experience since 2015 (both boys & girls)

*helped coach at various camps/clinics as well as private lessons

*currently the Cheektowaga Boys Varsity Assistant Coach

*LVC coach since 2021

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Eric Lipps

Eric Lipps

Head Coach - 12Black

Phone: (716)345-0693

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

*Starpoint boys JV coach (2018), Williamsville East boys JV coach (current)

*volunteer coach for the Wilson Foundation & Girl Power program

*LVC coach (2017-present)

Jess Lipps

Jess Lipps

Assistant Coach - 12Black

Phone: (716)392-8482

*played for Royhart High School & Niagara Community College

*LVC coach (2017-present)

Jeff Palmer

Jeff Palmer

Assistant Coach - 12Black

Phone: (716)545-5861

*played for Starpoint High School

*LVC coach (2019-present)

Julie Almond

Julie Almond

Assistant Coach - 12Black

Phone: (716)598-5534

*played at Horseheads High School & Southern Tier VBC

*DI volleyball athlete at Syracuse University

*played professionally in Germany (Fighting Kangaroos)

*Assistant Womens VB Coach at Hofstra & IPFW

*various girls club coaching positions - Creole VBC, Fort Wayne VBC

*coached at various volleyball camps - University Of Illinois, World Volleyball Training Center, etc

*LVC coach since 2021

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