Coach Houser, Lauren, Sara & Caitlyn at the annual
family Christmas gathering in Danville, Va.
For 2016, it's the NRV 15 National team! Here we are on our first day together! The team was ranked #1 in the ODR 16s and qualified for Jr Nationals. Seven of the 11 went on to play college vball! More may yet!
Here is the NRV 15 National team for 2014 during the 2nd day at Big South National Qualifier in Atlanta.
Here is the 2012 NRV15 Nationals during Shamrock! 11
girls from 10 schools! The
team finished 2nd in the ODR & qualified for
Jr Nationals! You can
For the 5th year in a row, Coach Houser's club team reached the
#1 ranking in the Old Dominion Region! Here is his 2010
Valley 15's team during the April 17-18
The team just finished their favorite game: "Ninja".
Ok, so Coach Houser's 2007
Roanoke Juniors 15's team
was a little different. But "normal" is boring, right?
Here we are after the first day in the 16's division of
Shamrock. GREAT JOB!!!
This was Coach Houser's 16's team in 2004. They went to Asheville
and won the 16's division, finishing undefeated. In this picture,
everyone seems to think "it's all Paige's fault!"
stepdaughter Lauren played for
Radford University in the fall
of 2006 at an OH. The team won more matches than in
the three previous years combined.
Coach Houser with his 2003 15's team
after winning the silver division at Shamrock! Cool
boxers!! Sponge Bob was our mascot that year!
At the final day of the 2006
Lion Christian Camp in Delaware, each girl
showed Coach Houser her spike approach!
Coach Houser, Lauren & Sara right after Cave Spring won the AA
State Vball Championship in November of 2003!
Coach Houser lives in Roanoke, Va with his wife Sara. His stepdaughters, Lauren and Caitlyn, are both graduates of Radford University and are both married to wonderful men. He has been coaching volleyball since 1985, and is a retired high school math teacher. He now gives volleyball lessons, directs clinic and camps, coaches National level club teams, occasionally babysits one of his 4 amazing grandchildren....and tries to keep the house clean.
Coach Houser was the head coach of the NRV 15 National team. They played in 11 tournaments and were ranked #1 in the ODR in 16's for 8 weeks. Their one day tournament record was 47-1, winning all four. They made gold playoffs at Big South USA and Capital Hill open. They won the Revoluntary Rumble tournament and qualified for JR NATIONALS! You can visit the team here.
In 2015, Coach Houser was again the head coach of the NRV 15 National team. The team played in the Open and Elite level at 9 tournaments, and was again the #1 ranked 16's team in the ODR for a month. Their one-day tournament record was 36-6, and they made gold playoffs at BigSouth, Capitol Hill and Rumble! You can see all of our results here!
In 2014 he again coached the NRV 15 National team. Their team website can be seen here. They were 25-1 at their two day-tournaments at RVC North, finished 16-1 at Asheville winning the 15's division, and were ranked #1 in the ODR for 5 weeks. They attended 10 tournaments in 4 states, and finished 3rd in the ODR Bid Tournament.
In 2013, he was the coach of the NRV 16 National team.
Their website is here. The team played open at Monument, Capiltol Hill and in the USA division of BigSouth. The team finished higher than their seed at every tournament they attended, and reached #1 in the ODR rankings twice.
In 2012, Coach Houser was the head coach of the
NRV 15 National team.
They qualified for the 2012
Junior Nationals in Columbus OH. The team
also won the silver division in the USA division of
Northeast Qualifer. The team finished
the season with 132 set wins, the most in Coach Houser's
career, and finished ranked 2nd in the ODR.
He was the 2011 head coach of the NRV 16 Nationals. You can visit the team
Their final record was 103 - 49, ranked as high as #3 in the
Old Dominion Region & finished #5. The team won HiNeighbor, finishing
18-0 for the weekend, and had a 32 set winning streak during
the month of April, the longest in Coach Houser's career.
In the 2010 club season, Coach Houser coached the
15 National team. They finished 3rd
in the open division at the
Capitol Hill Classic & (NEVER sandbagging!! haha) finished 2nd at the Old Dominion Region
tournament. The team's record was 85 and 41.
Coach Houser worked with the Roanoke
that won the Old Dominion
Region Bid, and participated in Junior
Nationals in Miami! The team finished 104
15s team also won the Old Dominion Region
and participated in Junior
Nationals in Atlanta!
He was the head coach at
Bassett High School for 16 years
from 1985 - 2000, winning 267 matches while losing only
He was the head coach at
Roanoke Catholic, where he took the team from 1 win
the year before he started, to 9 wins in 2002 and to 13 wins in 2003.
While at Bassett, his teams won 11
championships and 10 regular season championships. His
teams qualified for the Regional Tournament 15 of those 16
1999 team advanced to the final 4 in the state
tournament. Also in 1999, he was named a VHSL
He was named Roanoke Times "Timesland Volleyball Coach of
the Year" in 1999.
He founded & directed the Piedmont Attack Junior Program in Martinsville from 1991 until 2000.
He is presently the 6th winningest coach in Virginia with
nearly 280 varsity high school coaching victories.
79 Of His Players Have
Played College Volleyball
His school players are in black.
His club players are in
Kelly Stone (Liberty University)
'87 Vixen Green & Trekeyta Easley (Pfeiffer)
'87 Jennifer Mitchell (Emory & Henry)
'90 Cherie Young (Averett University)
'92 Stephanie Elliott (Averett University)
'94 Cynthia Donaldson (Ferrum College)
'95 Heather Burke (Campbell University)
'95 Jessica Rakes (Averett University)
'95 Suzanne Stoneman (Ferrum )(Fieldale-Collinsville)
'97 Nikki Adams (Charleston Southern)
'97 Tasha Dillard (St. Paul's College)
'97 Renata Hairston (St. Pauls's College)(Martinsville)
'97 Mandy Willis (Univ of Long Island -
'97 Jennifer Witt (Averett )(Fieldale-Collinsville)
'97 Mary Stanley (High Point University)
'97 Hilary Robertson (Salem College)(Martinsville)
'98 Danielle Muller (Randolph College)(Patrick
'99 Shannon Haynes (University of Va. at Wise)
'99 Rachel Shiflett (East Tenn State)(Martinsville)
'00 Adrienne Harvey (High Point Univ)(Magna Vista)
'00 Leah Draper (Bridgewater College)
'00 Michelle Martin (Ferrum College)
'00 Brooke Giffen (Methodist University)
'01 Jessie Hairston (Averett University)
'02 Melissa Prater (Averett University)
'02 Jessica Gamble (Ferrum College)
'03 Rachel Slenski (Hollins University)
'06 Lauren Clary (Radford Univ) (Cave Spring)
'06 Stacey Craighead (Seton
Hall) (Cave Spring)
'06 Paige Greenberg (Va Tech) (Blacksburg)
'06 Caitlyn Long (Roanoke College) (Cave Spring)
'06 Katie Breene (Roanoke College) (William Byrd)
'06 Erin Burnop (Roanoke College) (Blacksburg)
'06 Kaitlin McFaddin (JMU) (Rockbridge County)
'06 Joanna McGrath (Emory & Henry) (Patrick Henry)
'06 Ashley Alexander (Emory & Henry)(Lord Bot)
'07 Maggie Wagner (Radford) (Cave Springj)
'07Jennifer Harvey (VCU)(Cave Spring)
'07 Maggie Allison (Ferrum)(Roan Catholic)
'08 Sam Thomas (Shenandoah Univ)(North
'09 Laura Jessee (Oberlin)(Patrick Henry)
'09 MacKenzie Tyree (Carson-Newman)(Lord Bot)
'10 Marli Dabariener (Randolph Macon)(North Cross)
'10 Jocelyn Kellinger (Queens Univ)(Cave Spring)
'10 Sam Ringer (Juniata)(Hidden Valley)
'10 Maggie Hedrick (Roanoke College)(Faith Christian)
'11 Aidan Guilfoyle (Lafayette)(Roan Cath)
'11 Kendra Meek (North Greenville)(Home Schooled)
'11 Liz Brailsford (Dartmouth)(Patrick Henry)
'11 Macey Tyree (RoanokeCollege)(Lord Botetourt)
'11 Erin McIntyre (EmbryRiddle)(JeffersonForest)
'12 Morgan Shannon (Davidson)(Cave Spring)
'12 Shannon Craighead (Stetson)(Cave Spring)
'12 Haley Maddox (Bluefield)(William Byrd)
'13 Caroline Boone (Francis Marion)(Hidden Valley)
'13 Erin Holsinger (Hillsdale, MI)(Cave Spring)
'13 Hannah Helbert (NorthGreenville)(Patrick Co)
'13 Gussie Revercomb (MaryWash'ton)(NorthCross)
'13 Christina Dietz (Franklin&Marshall)(VES)
'13 Jordan Joyce (Ferrum)(Bassett)
'14 Hannah Shields (Averett)(Dan River High)
'15 Sarah Downs (Liberty)(Lynchburg Christian)
'15 Amelia Dalton (Lynchburg College)(Midlothian)
'16 Leah Clayton (Liberty)(Westover Christianj
'16 Piper Roe (Louisville)(Cave Spring High)
'16 Greysen Newberry (Coker)(Lord Botetourt High)
'16 Emily Steffan (Randolph-Macon)(Salem High)
'16 Carden Clark (NC A&T)(Northside High)
'19 Cameron Blankenship (Guilford)(Bassett High)
'19 Kennedy Clemmer (Roanoke)(Rockbridge Co.)
'19 Catherine Reinard (Roanoke)(Lord Bot. Higl)
'19 Logan Pasley (Roanoke)(Franklin Co.)
'19 Telia Harris (Roanoke)(Salem High)
'19 Bailee Heatwole (Roanoke)(Franklin Co)
'19 Abbie Dillon (Emory & Henry)(Staunton River)
'20 Miette Veldman (JMU)(Lord Bot. High)
'21 Jaydyn Clemmer (Va Tech)(Rockbridge Co)
35 Of His Players Have
Become Volleyball Coaches
His school players are in black.
His club players
are in gray.
-- '86 Kelly Stone: 7 years JV head coach & 1 year varsity head coach at Bassett High, 1994-2001. Club coach for NRV Martinsville in 2012. Head coach Patrick Henry Community College 2014-2017. Club director for State Line Junior 2013 - present.
-- '88 Sonya Burnham, 2021 head coach Magna Vista 17s Club Team.
-- '93 Greta Bower, Assistant coach at Collegiate School in Richmond 2004-2007.
-- '94 Lori Wimbush: Assistant coach at
-- '94 Niquita Martin:
JV Head Coach at Bassett
High, 2005 - present.
-- '95 Jessica Rakes: 14's club coach at Bassett in 1997.
-- '95 Heather Burke:
Head coach at
Byrd Middle School in Vinton Virginia from 2004 -
-- '97 Pepper Kendrick Hazlett:
2005 JV Coach at
-- '97 Tasha
Dillard, assistant coach with the Atlanta Boom 16's, 2013 - 2015.
-- '99 Lori Underwood:
years of Jr. High Vball, and three years as JV head coach in Spartanburg SC.
-- '99 Rachel Shiflett Catoe:
Head coach at Martinsville High 2005-2011. Club
coach, Piedmont East in M'ville, Va 2006-2009 and State Line Jrs 2017-2018.
-- '99 Shannon
Assistant Coach NRV 2006 - 2009 and 2013. Magna
Vista High in Martinsville: Assistant Varsity
2011. Head JV coach 2012.
-- '00 Leah Draper, coach State Line Juniors 2016-present, and head JV coach at Magna Vista 2018-present.
-- '01 Jessie Hairston France:
Head varsity coach at
Carlisle School in
Martinsville from 2004 - 2008. Head JV coach
at Magna Vista 2011 and 2016, head varsity coach at Magna Vista 2012 and 2017-present. Head coach of State Line Juniors 15s in 2016-present.
-- '03 Rachel Slenski: Club coach with
Roanoke Jrs and present JV coach at
St Clairsville High in
-- '03 Shannon Klos: Head Coach at Fishwick Middle, Roanoke, Va 2018 - present.
-- '04 Katie Eldridge: Middle School Head Coach at New Covenant, 2014 - present.
-- '05 Maggie Allison Rusgrove: Head coach, Eastern Montgomery High, Shawsville, Va., 2017 - 2019.
-- '06 Lauren Clary, Assistant
coach, Radford Rage Volleyball
Club in 2010-11. Assistant varsity coach Blacksburg High
Assistant coach, River Valley 16's 2012. Assistant coach RVC 13's 2015.
-- '06 Ashley Alexander, Assistant Coach, Lord Botetourt High
JV team 2011-present. Coach Roanoke United 2012-present.
Caitlyn Long, JV Coach at Cave Spring High 2010 -
2012 and assistant coach Roanoke United. Head coach Glenvar High, 2013-2014.
-- '07 Maggie Wagner, assistant coach Cave Spring High 2010-12,
assistant coach Roanoke United and assistant coach at Roanoke College 2013-15.
Sam Thomas: Assistant Coach,
Fear Volleyball Club in 2010,
and 2010 JV coach at Cape Fear High. JV coach Deep Run High 2013-2014.
-- '09 Lindsey Campbell: 2016-2020 head JV coach at Douglas Freeman High School, Richmond, Va..
-- '10 Maggie Hedrick: 2016-2019 head coach at Hidden Vally Middle School, Roanoke.
-- '11 Rachel Thomas: 2015-2016 assistant JV coach at Hidden Valley High, Roanoke.
-- '12 Kendra Meek Williams: 2015-2017 head coach, Greer Middle College, Taylors SC
-- '12 Caroline Brown, assistant coach for NRV for three years, 2010-2012.
-- '13 Jordan Joyce, assistant varsity coach at Franklin County High 2017. Assistant coach at Ferrum College 2018-present.
-- '13 Hannah Helbert, assistant varsity coach at Patrick County High 2015-2017. Assistant coach, Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, Va, 2018. Head coach Patrick Henry Community College 2019.
-- '13 Alexandra Arnold, assistant coach, Next Revolution Volleyball, 2021. Assistant coach, Roanoke Catholic School, 2021.
-- '14 Caroline Boone, head JV coach at Hidden Valley High, 2017.
-- '16 Katie Martin, head freshman coach, Culpeper High School 2018. Head coach Liberty High (Bedford Va), 2019 to present.
-- '16 Michelle Kembel, assistant coach for Roanoke United 2016 - 2018. Head JV coach Lord Botetourt High, 2019 to present.
-- '20 Meg Coolbaugh, 2021 head coach River Valley Juniors 12s.
And 6 Women Who Started As Summer Camp Assistants Have Gone On
To Become Volleyball Coaches!
Devyn Bayes: Head coach Emory & Henry College 2013 - 2017. Club coach with TriCities Extreme: 2015-present.
Sarah Hammon: Assistant coach James River High (Buchanan, Va) 2016-2019. Assistant coach Roanoke United 2015-present
Katey Holley: Assistant coach at Lenoir Rhyne 2016-17 and assistant coach at UVA-Wise 2018-2020, head coach Regents University, 2020 - present.
Kelsey Goodman: Assistant
Randolph College 2019-2021, and head coach at Williams College in Connecticut, 2021 - present
Sam Edge: Assistant Coach, Roanoke United, 2020.
Bre Lockhart: Assistant coach Hidden Valley JV 2021 and assistant coach Roanoke United 2021.
Ashlea Haven: Head coach Carlisle School, 2021 - present..
When Lauren's club team qualified for the
J.O. National Tournament
in 2005, Coach Houser and his wife made it their summer
vacation. Here they are standing beside the
Great Salt Lake.
Our 15's team in 2015 rocked!! We finished the season ranked #1 in ODR 16's!! "Together We Did!!"
2013 NRV 16 Nationals
was a great group! Here they are during their scrimmage at E&H College. There are 10
girls from 9 different schools....they went out looking for
2011 team was made up of 10
girls from 9 schools! Here is the team in Ashland, Va.,
where we stayed at the Henry Clay
during the ODR
Coach Houser's 2nd ODR championship and 2nd trip to the Junior Nationals was
accomplished by his 2009
team. What an amazing group of players from
all over the area! Congrats on a fantastic season!
2008 J.O. season was remarkable! Here we
are after WINNING the
Capitol Hill Classic
without a single person over 5'10"!
Coach Houser's 2005 15's Junior Team "Spiked Punch" won a
tournament in March at Hollins! What a fantastic team!!
fall of 2006, the Radford University team was a great group of
girls & parents! Here we are at the U.S. Military
Academy in West Point. Lauren is #5, in the front
The three seniors on Coach Houser's
1999 team bought him a birthday cake in
Lauren, Caitlyn, Sara and Coach Houser
at his mother's house on Dec 23, 2006 for a big family Christmas
A portrait of Coach Houser, as drawn by Allison Prothero, at the
2007 Jefferson Forest Camp!