North Carolina Club Coaches

Megan Baranko

Head Coach - 16 Onyx
Head Coach - 15 Emerald

Coach Megan started playing volleyball in high school in PA.  She played collegiate volleyball as a middle blocker at Greensboro College where she earned a degree in Spanish Education and Child & Family Studies.  While attending school, she coached at Piedmont VBC for 2 years and worked for Lucky Dog Volleyball.  Megan relocated to Charlotte and found her new home at PAV in 2016.  She served as the head coach for the Charlotte Latin 8th Grade Volleyball Team in 2016 then joined the Lake Norman HS coaching staff from 2017-2019.  This year, Megan has been named Head Coach at West Charlotte High School. In addition to coaching, Megan is also the Recruiting Director and Marketing Coordinator for PAVC.  Coach Megan believes in shaping players into better teammates and leaders.  She loves helping players find their "why," deepening their passion for the game, and instilling in them the importance of "we before me."

Ali Guild

Head Coach - 17 Black 
Assistant Coach - 14 Emerald

Coach Ali began playing volleyball in middle school at Brawley Middle, then continued at Lake Norman High School, and playing in a few clubs, including for Cara her junior year of high school. She graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a BA in Political Science with a Pre-law concentration and two minors in Homeland Security and Psychology. She was a manager for the NCAA Division 1 volleyball team at The Citadel while also playing and being the president of the coed club team. This is her second-year coaching at PAV and started as the head coach at Mooresville High School for the 2019 school season. Coach Ali believes a good education is the most important part of being a well-rounded individual and cannot wait to help mold the girl’s into student-athletes to be successful on the court and in life.

Maggie Jones

Head Coach - 16/17 Emerald
Head Coach - 14 Sage

Coach Maggie started playing volleyball when she was eight years old. She grew up in Mooresville where she played at a couple of clubs throughout her career, including being trained by David in 2013. She played collegiate volleyball as a setter/DS at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC where she earned a degree in Exercise Science. While attending college, she coached at Carolina One for a season and then ATown volleyball academy for her last three years where she served as both assistant and head coaches. After graduating college, she moved to Tampa, FL where she took the role of assistant JV/varsity coach for Academy at the Lakes and also served as a head coach at Tampa Titans volleyball club. Now, she is back in Mooresville and is excited to start coaching for PAV this season for her 6 th year of coaching. She loves shaping the girls both on and off the court. She has learned so many lessons that she can take through the rest of her life, so getting to give back to the girls that way is something she finds important and rewarding.

Lisa Landis

Head Coach - 12 Grey 

More info to come soon!

Taylor Offnick

Head Coach - 16 Black
Head Coach - 13 Emerald 
Head Coach - 12 White
Assistant Coach - 18 Onyx
Assistant Coach - 15 Onyx

Coach Taylor started playing volleyball her 8th grade year of middle school in Florida. She fell in love with the sport and decided to play in high school where she was an all around outside hitter. Through the years she played for 2 volleyball clubs, one being Orlando Volleyball Academy and the other Carolina Storm, where she played for Cara Martin for 2 years. After high school she continued on to play her Freshman year of College as a defensive specialist at Catawba Valley. Coach Taylor has an Associate Degree in Applied Science as well as her Cosmetology License. She has coached club for 5 years, and this year took on the role of assistant volleyball coach at Lake Norman High School for the 2019 season where she played and graduated from.  

Philip Ostwalt

Head Coach - 15 Black

For over 25 years, Philip says he had "volleyball fever". His love for the game started as a teen playing beach volleyball. Grew up playing sand doubles and played two college seasons at CVCC. He continued playing in small leagues and tournaments throughout his adulthood. Currently, he serves as the Head Coach for 14’s Jade with Precision Athletics Volleyball Club. Prior to PAVC,  spent four years as a Coach with Sports Academy Volleyball Club where he coached all age groups. Was previously the Head Coach for Troutman Middle for 2 years. Prior to this, the Volleyball Director of SCAA volleyball program for 4 years.
Philip believes volleyball not only builds strong athleticism, but also builds strong character qualities needed in life. He shares his love of the game with his whole family. Philip’s 18 year old daughter currently plays club volleyball and his youngest 5 year old daughter is following in their footsteps with participating in Greenhorn training. His wife and 16 year old son are their biggest supporters.

Debra Tatu

Head Coach - 14 White

This is Coach Deb’s 3rd season with PAVC! She has 10 years coaching experience with Lakeshore Youth Athletic Association (LYAA), Iredell County Sherriff’s League, Race City Sports Volleyball Club, and Crossroads Volleyball Club. She currently serves as President and Volleyball Director of LYAA and sits on the Advisory Board for the Iredell County Parks and Recreation Department. Coach Deb played high school volleyball and softball and carried her love of both sports into coaching. She also played adult league volleyball and softball and now that her kids are almost “grown and flown” she brings her passion for volleyball to PAVC. Coach Deb helped navigate the college recruiting process for her daughter who played NCJAA at CVCC and Division II Volleyball at Winston Salem State University – so she knows what it takes to get there!

David Teifer

Head Coach - 14 Green

Coach David started playing sand volleyball in High School in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  He played club volleyball in college until he was sidelined with a broken wrist.  David graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University.  He has coached middle school volleyball teams at Cannon School, Community School of Davidson (CSD), Stewards and Carolina Juniors Volleyball (CJV).  He also ran summer clinics while at CSD.  Coaching philosophy:  A volleyball team will only win consistently if they play as a team, not a group of individuals.

David "Sensei" Woodruff

 Head Coach - 14 Jade
Head Coach - 13 Jade

Coach “Sensei” David grew up in Southern California and fell in love with volleyball in 7th Grade and has played ever since. He was asked to help the Girls HS Team while a Junior and quickly gained a passion for the coaching side of the game. His “other hobby” became playing outdoors, mostly at a local beach! He played a year at a local Community College, then was hired as the Girls Varsity coach at his High School three years later. While in CA, he helped start a Club program and coached both Girls and Boys HS Teams for over 12 years. He also contracted as a shooter and editor for a Recruiting Services company for 15 years. Upon moving to Lake Norman in 2003, he served as Lead Advisor for the LKN VB Club for two years, where he met David Kounlamith. The two kept in touch over the years, and it was a dream come true to partner with PAVC! Sensei’s goal is to encourage every player he comes in contact with.