North Carolina Club Coaches

Megan Baranko

Head Coach - 16 Onyx

Coach Megan started playing volleyball in high school in her home state of Pennsylvania.  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 and worked for Lucky Dog Volleyball.  Megan relocated to Charlotte and found her new home at PAV in 2016 during their inaugural season.  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.  Following LNHS, Megan was named Head Coach at West Charlotte High School where she currently leads the Lady Lions. In addition to coaching, Megan is also the Recruiting Director and Marketing Coordinator for PAVC.  She also owns Union Street Nutrition, a healthy protein shake and energy tea bar in Downtown Concord, NC.  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." 

Paul Bergey

Head Coach - 13 Jade
Head Coach - 17 Green

Coach Paul Bergey started playing volleyball in the '90s on a boys club team in Norman, OK...  back in the side-out volleyball generation.  Coach Paul's coaching career began with South Iredell Athletic Association in 2014-2016.  He then served as the Co-Director of Volleyball at Shepherd Elem School from 2016-2020.  Following his success with rec league programs as well as the challenges of 2020,  Coach Paul was finally led to the PAVC family! With extensive training from technical guru David Kounlamith and "Sensei" David Woodruff, Coach Paul is one of the fresh new talents coming from the Precision Athletic Club coaching tree.  
 

Alexus Duncan

Program Coach

Coach Alexus grew up in Raleigh, NC where found her passion for volleyball in the 6th grade. Throughout her career, Alexus has played as a defensive specialist/libero for school and club. Upon relocated to Charlotte in 2014,  she attended College at Johnson C Smith University earning a degree in Child Development Psychology and Pre-Law. In addition to coaching, Alexus is an entrepreneur, owning a Dessert and Beverage Catering Company. Coach Alexus believes in empowering the younger generation and helping build character. She is excited to set off her first season coaching at PAV!

Alex Folk

Head Coach - 16 Black

Welcome Back, Coach Alex! More Info Coming Soon!

Lisa Landis

Head Coach - 12 Green

More info to come soon!

Stephany Murray-Gramlich

Head Coach - 17 Emerald

Stephany grew up in Huntersville, NC and has played volleyball since the age of 10. She played for Precision her 17s year of club and is very excited to be back as a coach. Stephany went to North Mecklenburg high school where she went through the IB program and was a 4 year varsity player. Stephany has also volunteer coached for HYAA rec league since she was 17. For the past two years she’s been living in DC going to school at American University where she’s studying criminology. While in DC she coached the varsity team at Georgetown Day School and this past season she went back to her high school to coach the varsity team. She is currently taking a gap year and is transferring to UNCC to finish her last 2 years of school. Stephany is currently the Head Varsity Coach at Statesville HS.  She is super excited to be back home and coaching club!

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. Philip 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 15 Black with Precision Athletics Volleyball Club. Prior to PAVC,  he spent four years as a Coach with Sports Academy Volleyball Club where he coached all age groups. Philip was previously the Head Coach for Troutman Middle for 2 years. Prior to this, he was 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 daughter is a PAV alumni whp played at Averett U and his youngest 6 year old daughter is following in their footsteps with participating in Greenhorn training. His wife and 18 year old son are their biggest supporters.

Debra Tatu

Head Coach - 14 Sage

This is Coach Deb’s 5th season with PAVC! She has 13 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 NJCAA at CVCC and Division II Volleyball at Winston Salem State University – so she knows what it takes to get there!

Makenzie Walck

Head Coach - 17 Onyx

Coach Mak started playing volleyball freshman year of high school and quickly joined a club team that same winter. She played for a small club in Pennsylvania with a similar dynamic as Precision Athletics, so PAV feels home to her. She then went to Lebanon Valley College to play and earn a degree in Psychology and Global Studies. After graduation she returned home to be the assistant coach of her high school team, Jim Thorpe. In June of 2020, Mak moved to North Carolina to start her journey as a teacher and to be the head coach at Olympic High School. Connecting with PAV was pure serendipity but she is looking forward to the future with this new family and all of the athletes. 

David "Sensei" Woodruff

Head Coach - 14 Jade
Head Coach - 13 Emerald


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.

Michael Wu

Head Coach - 15 Emerald
Head Coach - 16 Emerald
Assistant Coach - 16 Onyx


Coach Michael became a volleyball junkie ever since he started playing recreationally in his hometown of Parsippany, New Jersey. After high school, his love for volleyball only grew stronger as he played at the opportunities he found at Penn State University. Shortly after moving down to Mooresville for work, he found David and the amazing PAV family at the adult open gym. Michael is ecstatic to be coaching for his second season at PAV and can't wait to bring out the best of his players!