Coaches

BOCO VOLLEYBALL CLUB

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Cammie Edson

12U RED HEAD COACH

Coach Cammie was a multi-sport youth athlete, including volleyball, for Longmont High School (LHS). While proud that she was the first LHS female to letter in soccer every year, she’s preferred volleyball ever since her first team experience at Longs Peak Junior High. After earning undergraduate and graduate Public Health degrees at out-of-state schools, she returned to be close to family and works for Boulder County.

Having a lifelong love affair with volleyball, Cammie still league & leisure plays and coaches her daughter’s recreational teams. For the past 5 seasons, her favorite part of coaching is when the light clicks on for an athlete after struggling. She believes it’s a privilege to get a front row seat to witness confidence, skills, & game play grow for individuals and teammates, and considers the experience a gift.

Cammie is thrilled to join the BoCo Volleyball family as the first 12U Coach and is excited to continue positively supporting young athletes find joy in this great game, as their skills, play, & sportsmanship experiences move to the next level.

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Jenny Voss

13U RED HEAD COACH

Jenny is an experienced volleyball player and coach, and loves to coach the younger teams.

She coached a 12U team for BoCo and multiple ages for other clubs in previous years. Jenny has two daughters and works full time in the biotech industry.

In her non-existent spare time, she likes to camp, hike, and spend time at her family's cabin in Wisconsin.

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Bailey Vitek

14U BLUE HEAD COACH

Bailey grew up in Rosemount, MN playing indoor/sand volleyball and hockey and working as a Chemist.

She coached volleyball for Rosemount Irish Elite for 3 years and was an assistant coach for Rosemount High School's first boys volleyball team. Bailey moved to Westminster, CO with her Yellow Lab, Rain, last September to escape the cold MN weather.

She enjoys working out, being outside and spending time with her dog.

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Marta Nicita

14U RED HEAD COACH

Marta was born and grew up in Florence, Italy, where she started playing volleyball at the age of 8. She pursued volleyball through high school, college, and in post college years. At the high school level, she competed in national tournaments in Italy several times. Later she coached and played for the club team of her university on the East Coast in the United States, while during the summer she coached volleyball camps in the Chicago area. After graduating college, Marta relocated to Barcelona, Spain where she continued to play volleyball on a DII team until the fall of 2017, when an injury halted her playing.

In nearly 20 years of experience playing and coaching volleyball in three different countries, Marta has gained much insight and knowledge of the game. She played several different positions throughout the years, though predominantly played as an outside hitter. Marta brings a holistic vision of the game to her coaching style, striving to help her athletes become well-rounded players with solid technical skills.

Marta believes volleyball and sports in general are a great way for youth to develop their physical abilities, and also to learn fundamental values such as hard work, discipline, collaboration, and commitment. As a coach, Marta strives to transmit these values to her players as well as her passion for the game.

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Ashley Eldridge

15U BLUE HEAD COACH

Ashley grew up in Kansas City, MO playing soccer and volleyball from a young age.  She pursued opportunities in playing at elite club levels, throughout high school, and into college here in Colorado.
She has continued her passion in those sports through training and coaching in youth sports at the recreation and club levels. Ashley is still active in playing; competing in many co-ed and women’s leagues and tournaments.
She loves living a full and fun Colorado lifestyle and enjoys the great outdoors!
Ashley believes in helping to instill key skills and goals, both throughout life and on the court, for improvements at every age and level. Through respect, communication, and positivity, an athlete’s (and team’s) possibilities are endless.
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Serena Bruin

15U NAVY HEAD COACH

I am from Commerce City, CO where I attended Prairie View High School and played club volleyball for Colorado Juniors.

I continued my volleyball and academic career at Oregon State University as a Middle Blocker from 2016-2020. Here I earned multiple weekly honors for defense and offense. My senior year I finished ranked 8th in the PAC-12 for blocking. I graduated from OSU with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a 3.7 gpa.

I have been coaching camps and club volleyball since 2016 in both Oregon and Colorado.

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Aleksandr Gafarov

15U Red Head Coach

My name is Aleksandr. I started my volleyball career in a small Russian town when I was 7 years old. After 10 years of practicing in the club and playing on several different teams, I moved to San Jose, CA, US. There, at the age of 17, I was playing in the volleyball club 'APEX' in Los Gatos, CA. Once I was admitted into Moscow Power Engineering University, I played on the university team. However, I had to stop playing at the pro level due to an injury.

Overall, I have 20+ years of experience as a player and several years as a coach. Last year I coached at Montbello High School in Denver, Colorado.  Currently, I am the JV Head Coach at Highlands Ranch High School.

In my free time I enjoy playing sports and spending time with my family.

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Josh Tarin

16U BLUE HEAD COACH

Josh graduated from Silver Creek High School  here in Longmont, where he played 4 years of varsity athletics. Josh’s coaching knowledge comes from coaching various sports including basketball, soccer, track, and volleyball. Josh has always had a passion for volleyball and has been developing his knowledge and skill for the game by playing in competitive leagues in town and always looking to see where the next competitive open gym is to get playing time. During his non-volleyball time, Josh works for the City of Longmont Public Works and Natural Resources Department, and is a Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA (International Sport Sciences Association).

His coaching philosophy: Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard! My goal is to create well-rounded players both on and off the court by teaching leadership in the community and classroom.  I strive to enhance the talents of my players while developing their leadership skills, self-discipline, character, and work ethic.

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Jason Fitzgerald

17U BLUE HEAD COACH

A native of California, Jason Fitzgerald is the current head varsity volleyball coach for Douglas County High School. His former coaching locations include head coach of Battle Mountain High School and former assistant coach with Notre Dame Prep and Santa Barbara High Schools.

After working with Hall of Famer Betty Wrouble at Notre Dame Prep, Jason completed his 9th season at the helm of the Husky program and his 30th season overall as a coach in 2019. Over his time in Michigan he helped Notre Dame Prep strengthen their hold as one of the premier high school volleyball programs in the nation. Following this formula, he helped rebuild Battle Mountain to a 7-time regional qualifier and produced multiple all state athletes. 2020 the system will be tested again rebuilding the D.C. program.

Fitzgerald has also served as a tour director for a semiprofessional volleyball tour 1995-2001, supervised at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics inaugural beach volleyball event, and worked with the A.V.P.

In November 2019 he relocated to the Denver area with his girlfriend of 3 years. When not coaching, Jason enjoys the mountains and planning for the next adventure with his dogs Jupiter and Callisto.

“If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.” Jim Valvano

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Jason Sullivan

17U NAVY HEAD COACH

Hi everybody! My name is Jason. I have been playing volleyball for over 25 years and coaching it off and on for 12 years.
I take great pride in pushing my players to push themselves to keep learning and growing as players and individuals.
When I am not coaching you can find me either playing volleyball, golfing, riding my Harley or just enjoying life with family and friends.
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Susan Muldoon

18U BLUE HEAD COACH

Susan grew up in Buffalo, NY playing volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, track & field, and taking dance & gymnastics classes. Once she began high school, she dedicated her time year-round to pursue playing at the elite level for Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club.

Susan became a versatile offensive player, playing as an Outside, Middle, and Right Side throughout her career. At Medaille College, she mastered what was needed of a powerful Middle Blocker.
Susan has a strong background in Positive Youth Development, and understands how vital team sports can be for a young person. She has coached middle school to collegiate level athletes, and is grateful for the opportunity to continue leading players to future success.
You will be sure to see her teams working on running a fast offense, and shutting down opposing teams at the net. When she isn't on the court - you will most likely find her strumming a guitar or enjoying the outdoors with loved ones.
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Hannah Watts

15U RED ASSISTANT COACH

Hannah is a second-year student at CU Boulder where she is majoring in Physiology and Sociology with a pre-med track.

She has been playing volleyball for a little over a decade.  She graduated from Silver Creek High School, and played for their team under the coaching of both Tatum McKenzie and Kori Watts.

She played as both a setter and DS/Libero during her high school career.  This is her first year coaching, and she is very excited to bring her knowledge of the game and positive spirit to the BoCo team.

She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and is a big fan of learning and using all mediums of art.

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Chrissie Manley

14U BLUE ASSISTANT COACH

Chrissie Manley is a Longmont native having played club volleyball since the 7th grade.  She attended Longmont High School where she continued to play volleyball all four years.  Chrissie was the Defensive Specialist (now called a Libero) on the 1996 State winning team, where the LHS Trojans were ranked 26th in the country.  After high school, Chrissie attended the University of Kansas where she played club volleyball and was offered to be a walk-on to the Jayhawk's D1 volleyball team.  At semester, Chrissie transferred home to University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in Journalism. While going to school she continued to play volleyball in various clubs and programs around the area.

Last year Chrissie was the Longmont High School Boys Volleyball assistant coach, she also volunteered to help with her daughters club team.  This year she will be an assistant coach to the 14 Blue team at BoCo and is also helping coach at Longmont High School with the girls and the boys volleyball teams.

Chrissie is an active athlete having competed in multiple body building competitions and stays active in the gym daily with weight lifting, pilates and different variations of conditioning.  In her spare time Chrissie and her family love to travel, spending as much time together seeing the world, but their favorites places to go are Maui and St. John.  Chrissie’s hobbies include working out, traveling and watching her kids participate in multiple sports.

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Aaron Herbert

Co-director/coaching & technical director

Aaron is a Longmont native with a rich history of sports including volleyball. Aaron attended Longmont High School and was a three-sport athlete. Aaron played football, wrestled, and ran track. During his three years at Longmont High he played defense on the football team which won three state titles and set a state record for most consecutive wins. Aaron also qualified for state in both wrestling and track.

After graduation Aaron enlisted to the United States Navy and served as a Hospital Corpsman for several combat units. Aaron played volleyball on the beaches of Southern California every chance he could. After serving his country, Aaron felt the need to continue his call for service and attended two Community Colleges where he received certifications as a personal trainer, E.M.T, and Police Officer.

Aaron has a deep passion for coaching and helping his community. Aaron has over 35 years of martial arts experience and currently teaches several self-defense classes for his community as well as a self-defense program in the women’s fitness class at Frederick High School.

Aaron has been coaching at the club, recreational, and high school levels since 2010. In 2013, Aaron accepted a coaching position at Silver Creek High School where he coached for 2 years with both Tatum McKenzie & Kori Watts. Prior to that, he coached his daughter's club and recreational volleyball teams for many years.

Aaron has been the assistant varsity coach at Longmont High School for the past five years. During that time the Varsity has qualified for state three times and lost in the regional championship twice. In 2018 Longmont’s varsity tied for third in the 4A division in Colorado’s State Championship Tournament. Aaron is currently the Interim Head Coach for the girls’ varsity team and the Assistant Head Coach for the boys’ volleyball team at Longmont High School.

Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly and their two dogs. Aaron and Kelly have four kids which are all out of the house and on positive independent paths. Aaron loves to travel especially anywhere there is sand and an ocean. Aaron loves the outdoors and being active every opportunity he gets.

Aaron still actively plays the game, competing in many competitive men's and co-ed leagues and tournaments locally, playing every chance he gets. He believes in community first and is the first to be there if help is needed. Aaron’s philosophy about coaching is; our children are our future. We must teach them how to be competitive with humility and grace. We must teach them it’s ok to make mistakes, because that is how we grow. We must teach them to be confident, respectful, understanding, and to be open to new ideas. We must teach them to chase their dreams but understand there is joy and hard work within that journey. We must teach them; for not us then who?

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Bruce Emo

ASSISTANT TO THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Bruce is a retired electrical engineer who started playing volleyball in 1987. He was the rep/manager for USAV Men's and Coed teams for 12 years. He has also played in USAV Nationals 10 times in his career winning once in the 50's division in 2008. He has also played in the World Senior Games 8 times took 2nd place four of those times.

He has been coaching club, recreational and high school levels since 2012. He is currently the Longmont High School Assistant Varsity Coach and is looking forward to a successful season. Bruce continues to learn all aspects of the game by attending seminars and online courses as well as clinics.

Bruce is currently living in Longmont with his wife and is the CSVA vice president. He is excited to be a part of BoCo.