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Jessica Flanagan Keene, former head coach, Ferrum College
Coach Flanagan was the head coach at Ferrum College for 3 seasons. Each season she won more matches than the previous six seasons! In 2011, she was the JV coach at Floyd County High School and the assistant coach for the FCHS varsity program. Flanagan was also head coach of the Floyd 18s, a club volleyball program in Floyd County one season. Flanagan was a four-year player for Ferrum's volleyball program, and played softball two years. She earned four straight All-Conference volleyball honors from the USA South Athletic Conference from 2006-09. Flanagan received the 2010 Ferrum College President's Cup, which is presented annually to the graduating student-athlete who best exhibits excellence in academics, campus and community leadership, and character. She is now an elementary school teacher in Roanoke! You can contact her at

Danny Miller, Head Coach, Averett University

Coach Miller has been the head coach at Averett University for for 21 years. Miller has led the Cougars to a 584 - 260 record, going 273-60 in conference play and four NCAA Tournament appearances. He also has won seven conference tournament titles and eleven regular season crowns. The Averett University volleyball website can be seen here. You can contact Coach Miller here: or you can call his office at 434-791-5737.

Blair Trail, Head Coach, Roanoke College

Blair Trail is in her 19th season as the head coach of the Roanoke volleyball program. Trail, a 1999 graduate of Roanoke College, was a standout with the Maroon volleyball program, establishing several school records during her playing days. A the longest tenured coach in the history of the program, and the all-time wins leader, she has compiled an overall record of 336-213.  You can contact her at 540-378-5131, or email her at

Johnathan Willis,  Former Assistant Coach Liberty University
 Johnathan Willis is the former head coach at Randolph College and former top assistant coach at Liberty University.  In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, Willis has worked as a local clinician at a number of high schools, and was the assistant coach at Brookville High School from 2005-2006.  Willis has coached with Heart of Virginia travel volleyball two years and served as both a volunteer assistant for Liberty University women’s volleyball team as well as the head coach of the men’s volleyball club program.  He has been the assistant at seven Expectations camps and the camp director at 4 STAR camps. If you want to contact Coach Willis, he's at!

Erin Albert, Head Coach, Bridgewater College
Coach Albert started at Bridgewater in the fall of 2010. Prior to taking the head coaching position at Bridgewater, Albert was an assistant coach at Chatham University. During her college playing career, Albert was a four-year starter for NCAA Division III national power Juniata College. Juniata won the Landmark Conference title and regional title in each of her four seasons. She was a member of the 2006 team that won the NCAA Division III national championship. In 2008, Albert was named the MVP at the NCAA regional tournament. Albert graduated from Juniata with a major in chemistry and a minor in psychology. You can contact her at

Katey Holley, Assistant Coach, Univ of Va @ Wise

Katie is the assistant coach at UVaWise. She spent the past two years as the assistant coach at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory NC. Her LRU web page is here.
She was a 4-year member of the Averett University volleyball team in Danville, Va, and graduated in 2016.  She is a 2012 graduate of Westover Christian in Danville, Va, where she was named Danville Player Of The Year during her senior year!! She played school ball for 6 years, club ball for 3 years. She has assisted with 32 STAR and Expectations camps, has been a division director eight times, and enjoys helping athletes learn the game she loves.  You can contact Katey at


Devyn Bayes, Former Head Coach, Emory & Henry University

Devyn was the head coach at Emory & Henry University for the 2015-2017 seasons.  She has spent the two falls before that as the assistant volleyball coach of the University of Arkansas - Monticello.  She has also been the American University women's club volleyball team.   She graduated from Ferrum College in 2010, where she made the volleyball team as a walk-on her freshman year!  She graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, VA in 2007, where she played volleyball for six years.   Devyn has assisted or directed 39 STAR volleyball camps. She directed her first STAR camp division at Chugiak High in Anchorage Alaska in July of 2009 and has since directed 6 more since.    Her email is: and her Facebook page is here.

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Kolby O'Donnell, Assistant Coach, Texas A&M University

As of January 2018, Kolby is the assistant volleyball coach at Texas A&M University.  You can read about it here. In the fall of 06 and 07, he was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Radford University.  Then he moved on to being the assistant coach at University of Miami then on to Santa Clara and most recently Louisville. O’Donnell graduated from Lees-McRae College, where he was a four-year letterman and captain of the men's volleyball team.  Kolby coached the High Expectations camp at Jefferson Forest in 2008 and was the camp director at Fuqua School in 2009 and 2010


Kara Matthews, Head Coach, Randolph College

Kara is the head coach at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.  She is a 2012 graduate of  Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. and played on the LC volleyball team all 4 years as a DS/Libero.  Her major was sports management.  She graduated for Douglass Freeman High School in Richmond in 2008.  She played for Richmond Volleyball Club for 5 years as a DS/OH and has helped coach HOV club teams in Lynchburg for the past 3 seasons.   You can see her LC volleyball website here and you can contact her at

Hannah Shields
Hannah has played 4 years as an OH at Averett University. Each year she has been named 1st team All-Confernece. In all four years, she's been one of the top three hitters in all of NCAA D3. She has been named USASouth Conference Player Of The Year as a sophomore, junior and senior! She was also named USA South Rookie Of The Year as a freshman! Hannah is a 2014 graduate of Dan River High School, near Danville, Va. She played 6 years of school vball and 5 years of club vball. She played on Coach Houser's team in 2012 that attended Jr Nationals in Columbus Ohio! She was named 1st team all state her senior year at Dan River. You can contact Hannah at


Bre Lockhart
Bre is a sophomore at Randolph Macon and a member of the volleyball team. She is a 2016 graduate of Hidden Valley High School. She has played 5 years of school vball, and 5 years of club vball. She was a primary hitter and server on the Hidden Valley team that won the AA Virginia State Championship in the fall of 2013. The Roanoke STAR Newspaper did an article on her in Oct 2015 here. Bre starting working STAR camps after her 9th grade, and has now been a part of 12 of them! You can contact Bre at

Sydney Shelton

Sydney has played volleyball at Danville Community College the past two falls, where she is a captain. She is a 2015 graduate of Gretna High School, and was the captain there as well. She is now a junior at Marshall University and is majoring in Communications. She hopes to be a sports writer and photographer. She has worked 21 STAR camps the last 3 summers. You can contact Sydney at!

Kelsey Goodman

Kelsey is a junior volleyball player at Roanoke College. Her sister Amy is also playing at Eastern Mennonite University. Kelsey graduated from Midlothian High in Richmond in 2016, where she played 6 years. She also played 7 years of club volleyball. You can find out more about Kelsey here. Kelsey has worked 11 STAR camps the past 2 summers. Both her and Amy were regular participants in the Expectations Camps at Sweet Briar! You can contact Kelsey at

Carden Clark
Carden has played 2 years of volleyball at North Carolina A&T University. As a high school athlete, she played 6 years of travel volleyball.  In her 8th grade year, she played on Coach Houser's 2012 15's team that attended Jr Nationals in Columbus Ohio.  Then 2013 she played on Coach Houser's #1 ranked 16's team.  She was also a competition cheerleader all 4 years of high school! You can read more about Carden here, and can contact her at

Elizabeth Giles
Elizabeth is a 2018 graduate of North Cross School in Roanoke, Va. During both her junior and senior year, she was named 1st team All-Conference, 1st All-Tournament and her team advanced to the state final 4. As a senior, she was 1st team All-State. She has played 6 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club volleyball in Roanoke. She will either be attending Sewanee College or Roanoke College next fall and will be on the volleyball team.  You can reach Elizabeth at

Sam Edge

Sam is a senior volleyball player at UVA-Wise. Sam graduated from Roanoke Catholic School where she was a part of their 3-peat state championship! In her senior year, she was 1st team all-conference and 2nd team all-state. She played club vball for 5 years in Roanoke, Va. Sam has helped with fifteen STAR Volleyball Camps, and gives some private lessons when she's home in Roanoke. You can reach Sam at

Allison Sparks Williams

Allison is a graduate of Averett University and is now an elementary school teacher in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  Allison had a great career at AU where she was named Conference Player Of The Year as a senior. She also was named a D3 All-American. She played for Rockingham County HS. She also played for three years under Coach Miller for Caswell Volleyball Club. Allison is now a 3rd grade teacher at Brosville Elementary School near Danville, Va. Allison has assisted with 28 STAR site vball camps. You can contact her at

Caroline Boone
Caroline is the head JV coach at Hidden Valley High in Roanoke. She played on the Francis Marion University volleyball team for 4 years, being named MVP and 1st team All-Conference as a senior. She played at Hidden Valley High School in Roanoke Virginia for 4 years. She also played the highest level of club vball in Roanoke for 5 years, including playing on Coach Houser's club team in 2010. Caroline has assisted with 14 STAR site camps! You can reach Caroline at

Mikhala Stafford

Mikhala is a 2016 graduate of Rockbridge County High School in Lexington, Virginia and is now attending William & Mary College in Williamsburg VA. She has played 7 years of school volleyball. She would have played 7 years of club but has had some knee injuries that have forced her to miss two seasons. She's been selected 1st-team all conference 3 times and 1st-team all region twice. She was her school varsity captain for 3 seasons and the varsity MVP three times. You will LOVE getting to know Mikhala! You can contact her at!


February 6, 2017
"Happy birthday Coach Houser! Thank you for teaching me pretty much everything I could ever know about volleyball & for all the life lessons you've instilled in me. I wouldn't be where I am now w/o you! Hope you have the best day ever ����!!"

Bre Lockhart, Hidden Valley, c/o '16

August 19, 2016
" I seriously can't wait for our first lesson! This is what my daughter needs to reach her full potential. Let me know if you have any lessons come open earlier. Wish I wouldn't have waited so long!!"


May 29, 2014
"Your name is known in a very good way in Lynchburg!  It is a testament to your passion and is an awesome thing and, as a Mom, Coach, and fellow lover of the is very appreciated...for that, we (your athletes, families, and colleagues) are in your debt."

Brooke Mlaka, director, Synergy Volleyball Club, Lynchburg, Va

April 18, 2010
"These camps were my favorite camps to come to when I was these girls' ages,
and I want us to make sure they get the same experience I did."

Kim Amerell, former STAR staff member and former member of the University of Tampa volleyball team which finished as runner ups in the 2013 NCAA D2 Tournament!



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