South Atlanta Volleyball Coaches

  • Joe Herrera Club Director & 17U Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Psalm 32:8

    Experience:
    My name is Joe Herrera and I live in Sharpsburg with my wife Kristina Herrera of 21 years. We have 3 kids Joey(14) Emily (11) and Jacob 2 1/2. I have been coaching volleyball for 14 years. I have coached from the elementary level all the way to college. I have also coached club for 15 years as well in different age groups. I'm in my 4th year as the Varsity and JV coach at Trinity Christian School in Sharpsburg, GA. The TCS Varsity team finished state runner-ups in 2015 and State Champs in 2016 in GISA.

    Personal Fact:
    My family and I really enjoy theme parks.

    Why I love to coach:
    I have a passion for the sport but most importantly I have a passion to minister to athletes and their families.

  • Sarah Athearn 17U Assistant Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Lamentations 3:22-23

    Experience:
    I played all through high school, starting in 8th grade. I started training players one-on-one right out of high school, played club volleyball in college, and began coaching high school teams by the end of college. I have coached a couple of schools and several club teams during my time coaching, taking several years off to start a family. I have been at The Weber School for the past 7 years, the last two as Varsity Head Coach.

    Personal Fact:
    I LOVE decorating for weddings and parties.

    Why I love to coach:
    I love watching girls grow throughout the seasons. I experienced a first this year—having girls all four years of their high school career on both JV and Varsity levels. The competitiveness and passion I see and experience in volleyball is like no other experience I feel or see from any other sport. That’s what I love!

  • Brittany Scarborough 16U Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    2 Corinthians 4:16-18

    Experience:
    My name is Brittany Scarbrough and I am currently living in Sharpsburg. I will soon be married in 2019, and I couldn't be more excited. I have been playing volleyball for about 12 years now. I played all four years of collegiate volleyball at Emmanuel College as a setter. This will be my first year coaching, and I am looking forward to being on the other side of the court.

    Personal Fact:
    I absolutely love being outdoors and spending time with my dog, Harley. He is literally my 80lb baby. I'm convinced he thinks "baby" is his name.

    Why I love to coach:
    I am taking on this coaching role to help individuals grow not just in volleyball. I see coaching as more than teaching another a physical skill; so much more can be taught and learned. I am looking forward to taking what I learned as a player and passing it down to others.

  • Emma Wien Club Director & 15U Travel Team Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Proverbs 3:5-6

    Experience:
    My name is Emma Wien, and my husband Matt and I recently moved to Georgia from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I started playing volleyball when I was 10 years old and continued playing through college. I coached high school volleyball for five years. I currently coach at Evans Middle School in Newnan, Georgia, and run clinics during the summer in many different states.

    Personal Fact:
    I met Karch Kiraly and tried out for Team USA.

    Why I love to coach:
    I love to coach because it allows me to be around the game I love but also gives me the opportunity to influence the next generation of young women and athletes. I hope to teach them values and life lessons on the court but off the court as well.

  • Matt Wien 15 Regional Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    2 Timothy 1:7 & Philippians 2:3-4

    Experience:
    I have coached high school volleyball and joined the Upwards coaching staff last year.

    Personal Fact:
    I am a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan (that's where my wife and I are from). I am also a chef that has worked everywhere from fast food to 5-Star restaurants.

    Why I love to coach:
    I love to coach because of the passion I have for the sport and because of the opportunity to share that with the younger generation. I like the chance to help develop young athletes in their work ethic, determination, heart, discipline, leadership skills, and their respect for others, not only in competition, but in life.

  • Mary Nama Developmental Director & 14U Travel Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    2 Corinthians 3:5 He is my sufficiency

    Experience:
    Introduced to volleyball while in High School in South Texas. Teaching fundamentals has become a passion of mine. I have coached developmental leagues, Junior Varsity teams, and club ball for approx. 10 years.

    Personal Fact:
    I am a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan.

    Why I love to coach:
    A family member served the Varsity coach as a manager. Because of my size the coach automatically assumed that was the only role I could assume without even giving me a second glance. I determined to teach anyone interested in playing this great sport the basic fundamentals and tell them that they can do all things through Christ.

  • Maggie Dawkins 14 Regional Team Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Romans 12:8

    Experience:
    8 years of coaching experience at the middle school and high school levels.

    Personal Fact:
    I enjoy traveling (visited 48 of the 50 states), spending time with family and friends in my free time, passion for coaching and developing a love for the game of volleyball, cooking and crafting.

    Why I love to coach:
    Developing players and watching them grow and gain a love for the game of volleyball and blossom their skills to be effective leaders in society.

  • Joe Camp Sand Volleyball Director

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Ephesians 2:8-9

    Experience:
    My name is Joe Camp and I live in Senoia Ga. I’ve been married to Robin for 25 years and have two sons; Devin (23) & Mitch (20). My volleyball coaching covers over 20 years. In my 13 years of coaching high school I helped lead 3 separate programs (McIntosh, Whitewater, & Trinity Christian) to prolonged success; winning a combined 5 state championships at two of those schools. I spent 3 years as the Asst. Coach at the Univ. of West Ga. following my stint as a high school coach. I was in charge of recruiting, practice planning, & helping develop an offensive system as my primary responsibilities. As a club coach I’ve led both the 12s & 18s age groups to the USAV national tournament; with the 12s team finishing 25th in open. I’ve worked with every age group and a vast array of skill levels. Despite all my time on the hard court over the last 20 years; I’ve always loved the sand. As a younger adult I played in numerous sand tournaments. My best finish was 2nd place at the Atlanta Sand Championships at the open level (don’t ask what year, it was before you were born). I’ve maintained contact with the sand since retiring from competitive tournaments by playing on local sand courts with friends and fellow competitors. I still love to compete on the sand.

    Personal Fact:
    My family and I have assisted in building 10 homes for families in Mexico & Guatemala through Casas por Cristo.

    Why I love to coach:
    I was an undersized, unskilled, uncoordinated, want to be athlete as a young child. Through a lot of hard work and determination I became a competitive 3 sport athlete in high school. Sports taught me the value of hard work, teamwork, cooperation, unselfishness, and the discipline to complete difficult task. Coaching gives me the opportunity to pass these lessons to the next generation. I also have a passion for assisting young people navigate the challenges of becoming an adult and helping them develop a love for Jesus.

  • Eric Edwards Sand Volleyball Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    John 3:16

    Experience:
    My name is Eric Edwards and I recently moved back to Sharpsburg, Ga. I have been married to my wife Misty Edwards for almost 18 years now. We have a daughter, Katie who has recently become a dental hygienist. I have been with Grainger for 22 years and I also have a DJ business where I mostly do weddings. I have coached for 10 years or so with various organizations. I started out helping at Hunter complex and learned real quick, how much I enjoyed watching kids develop volleyball skills but more so becoming better people. I worked with Joe Camp in several different club teams over the years and again at Trinity. I love doing things outside such as Volleyball, Fishing, Hunting, 4 wheeling, Golfing, Camping, Landscaping, Etc.

    Personal Fact:
    I played in 2 World Series games growing up, and also won the Jr Super bowl in Daytona, FL in my youth

    Why I love to coach:
    I love to see that light bulb go off in anyone I am teaching. That bulb can sometimes keep me up at night trying to figure out how to get it to turn on, but once it comes on it is all worth it.