North Carolina Club Coaches

Megan Baranko

Head Coach - 16 Onyx &
Head Coach - 15 Emerald
Assistant Coach - 18 Black

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 served as the head coach for the Charlotte Latin 8th Grade Volleyball Team in 2017, and has joined the Lake Norman High School coaching staff as of 2018.  Now, she works as the Recruiting Director for PAV in addition to coaching.  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."

Morgan Brown

Head Coach - 13 White
 

More Info to Come Soon!

Ali Guild

Head Coach - 16 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.

Alex Hayes

Head Coach - 15 Black 

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Tiana Hobbs

Programs Coach

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Lisa Landis

Assistant Coach - 12 Green 

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Michael McPherson

Head Coach - 17 Emerald


Coach Michael started his volleyball career as a sophomore in high school. He played club ball for Aspire out of Phoenix, Arizona in high school and then attended the University of Arizona where he continued playing. He coached boys volleyball for Arizona Premier Volleyball Club out of Tucson while in college and recently moved to NC and joined us at PAVC!
 

Taylor Offnick

Head Coach - 11 Green
Head Coach - 13 Emerald 
Assistant Coach - 15 Onyx
Assistant Coach - 17 Emerald

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 - 14 Jade

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 2nd 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 - 12 Green 
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.