North Carolina Club Coaches

Megan Baranko

Head Coach - 16 Onyx
Head Coach - 16 Jade

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.  Following LNHS, Megan has been 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.  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

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

Head Coach - 17 Emerald

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!

Maggie Jones

Head Coach - 15 Emerald

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 enter her 2nd season coaching for PAV this season to continue on her 7th 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 Jade

More info to come soon!

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 currently playing at Averett U and his youngest 5 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 4th season with PAVC! She has 11 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!

Christopher Tiller

Head Coach - 14 Green
Head Coach - 12 Grey

Coach Christopher started playing volleyball at UNC Greensboro and fell in love with the game.  He spent the next three years with the Spartans as a middle blocker and a right side hitter.  After he completed his time at UNCG, Coach Christopher has returned to his hometown of Mooresville and joined the PAV Family.  He is excited to kick off his first season coaching at PAV!

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 - 12 White

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 first season at PAV and can't wait to bring out the best of his players!