South Atlanta Volleyball Coaches

  • Volleyball Director & 16U 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 12 years as well in different age groups. I'm in my 2nd 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.

  • Volleyball Director & 18U/14U Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    Galatians 2:20

    Experience:
    My name is Russell Aguirre and I live in Palmetto with my wife Emily Aguirre. We have 4 boys, Russell Shane, Nathan, Michael, and Brady. I have been coaching volleyball for 10 years. I have coached from the elementary level all the way to high school. I grew up playing club volleyball and played for Southern Storm Boys Volleyball Club in Atlanta. I have been coaching club since 2009 at various age groups, with my best season finish in 2013 with Southern Spirit Volleyball where our 13-1’s team were the Runner-Ups in SRVA. Currently I'm the Varsity Assistant Volleyball Coach and Middle School Volleyball Coordinator at Landmark Christian School in Fairburn, GA.

    Personal Fact:
    I was almost on American Idol in 2004. I made it the round right before the judges (which is the only round they show you on TV).

    Why I love to coach:
    I believe as a coach I am called to encourage, equip, empower, and disciple players who will take the lessons and disciplines of the sport and apply them into their lives, especially their walk with Christ.

  • Mary Nama 14U Assistant 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.

  • Emma Wien 15U 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.

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    Kim Grady 13U Coach

    Sport: Volleyball

    Favorite Verse:
    “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

    Experience:
    After playing volleyball through high school, I played competitive travel volleyball (beach & gym) throughout the southeast for 9 years. I married (Brian) at the age of 27 and had three children (Matt (20), Becca (19), Jacob (17). Once my youngest reached kindergarten, my coaching career began at Trinity Christian School in 2002. Trinity Christian was in their second year of volleyball and I coached the middle school for three years. Once Trinity Christian added grades 9-12, I was selected as the first head coach at Trinity Christian and helped establish a strong foundation for Trinity Christian’s championship program. Due to family priorities and kids activities, I chose to give up coaching for a couple of years. Once my daughter reached middle school and started playing volleyball, I returned to coaching middle school girls through the Coweta County Recreation Department. After one year in the Coweta County Recreation Department, I returned to Trinity Christian coaching their middle school program for two years. During this time, I also coached Southern Spirit Volleyball Club 13’s team in Peachtree City, GA. Prior to returning to Trinity Christian in 2017 to coach Trinity Christian’s junior varsity team, I served as an assistant on Landmark Christian School’s varsity volleyball team and head coach for the junior varsity and middle school programs.

    Personal Fact:
    Married to Brian Grady (22 years). Three children (Matt-20, Becca-19, Jacob-17). I was a 3-sport athlete (volleyball, softball, basketball) in high school plus played club softball and volleyball after graduation.

    Why I love to coach:
    I’ve known since high school that I wanted to be a coach. Playing sports had a huge impact on my life and I have a passion for influencing and helping develop young girls. I love being an influence to so many young girls as they try to figure out who they are and who they will become.