They're ready to play.

 

Our coaches are former players themselves who know volleyball. They bring expertise, excitement, and passion for player development and community.

Plus they like to have a lot of fun too.

So do we.

 
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Allison Atwood

Where she played:
Wisconsin Juniors Club from age 12 until college. Joined D2 Truman State University.

Where she coached:
Texas Star Sports

Who she admires:
Her dad! He played in the minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians but opted out to start a family. 

What she loves about TSV:
"I love that our main goal is uplifting the girls and teaching them to be confident in everything they are doing..."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
No slurpees for this coach. Lemon Lime LaCroix 4-ever.

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Lana Cairns

Where she played:
All over, all throughout childhood and as young adult. 

Where she coached:
Coaching for 8 years, 5 at middle schools and the past 3 with Texas Star Sports.

Who she admires:
First, Nolan Ryan. Nowadays she looks up to (literally) Shaq and Russell Wilson. 

What she loves about TSV:
"I love watching them become mentally and physically tougher along with their development throughout their time with TSV."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Wild Cherry

 
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Christine Duffy

Where she played:
In high-school, she played Varsity. College found her in club league. 

Where she coached:
Both Episcopal of Dallas and Texas Star Sports since 2013.

Who she admires:
"I admire any femal athlete who pushes the limits of any sport they play AND are great role models."

What she loves about TSV:
"I love that TSV allows girls to have fun while learning how to play team sports."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Coca-Cola

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Heather Dykes

Where she played:
Club, club, club, from middle school through high school.

Where she coached:
Quinla Middle School, Highland Park Middle School, Texas Star Sports

Who she admires:
Heather grew up loving Michael Jordan and Emmitt Smith. She wore Emmitt's # all through high-school.

What she loves about TSV:
"I love the relationships with other coaches and players. I enjoy getting to know them and building community."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
White Cherry

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Julianne Harper

Where she played:
Juliane played in middle school and then decided to focus on basketball and track.

Where she coached:
Been coaching volleyball for the past five years, the better part of it with Texas Star Sports.

Who she admires:
My high school basketball coach.

What she loves about TSV:
"It's a great, competitive environment where athletes are excited to sharpen their skills. The girls I work with are always excited to practice and play."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Dr. Pepper

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Lauren Henderson

Where she played:
School and club during her teens and then Southwestern University for college.

Where she coached:
With Texas Star Sports the past 2 years.

Who she admires:
Her first v-ball coach, Danny Phillips, made the game so much fun, it was infectious. 

What she loves about TSV:
"I love coaching beginning players. They're excited and eager to learn. Plus we see so much progress and growth throughout the year."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Hands down, COLA!

 
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Maya Lloyd

Where she played:
Maya played lots of places. USC, Highland Park High School, Skyline, Excel, Assault and Dallas Juniors!

Where she coached:
Texas Star Sports and Club Cruz (in Santa Cruz, CA)

Who she admires:
Her parents

What she loves about TSV:
"I love getting to coach young players, help build their skills, and working alongside the other coaches. It's a great community of players, parents and coaches."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Blue Raspberry

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Taylor Lockett

Where she played:
Taylor started club in 9th grade and played varsity through high school. Then onto D1 at Duquesne and SMU.

Where she coached:
Minnesota Northern Lights Club, Skyline Juniors Club, and summer camps.

Who she admires:
Growing up in Minnesota made Taylor a huge fan UofM volleyball team fan. And, Destinee Hooker of course!

What she loves about TSV:
"It allows me to get more involved in the community and share my passion for the sport."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Kiwi Strawberry

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Steph McKinley

Where she played:
What has Steph not played?! A natural athlete. To this day she's dominating kickball and bocce.

Where she coached:
TSV. Plus middle school v-ball, b-ball, track at Carrolton ISD and HPISD. And assistant varsity soccer at Greenville and JV soccer at HPISD. 

Who she admires:
Her high-schools track and b-ball coaches. They created an atmosphere that made you love the game and committed to growth.

What she loves about TSV:
"We founded the club to help girls learn and love the game. Plus encouragement to try anything and everything!

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Strawberry snow-cones over slurpees!

 
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Becca Smart

Where she played:
From 7th grade through 12th grade, including 3 years on varsity.

Where she coached:
5th/6th grade community coach, College Station Middle School, 4th/5th/6th GSES teams coach.

Who she admires:
Growing up, Marion Jones and now, the Texas A&M women's basketball team. Go Aggies!

What she loves about TSV:
"I love the girls I coach because they have a drive to learn and improve their skills."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Sour Patch. Pucker up!

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Savannah Vardell

Where she's played:
Started at 6 years old and played through high school. 

Where's she coached:
Texas Star Sports, y'all!

Who she admires:
Savannah admired and still does to this day, the one and only Ivan Rodriquez (aka: Pudge).

What she loves about TSV:
"I love working with students and teaching new skills. Coaches and sports made such an impact for me growing up. I'm paying it forward."

Favorite slurpee flavor:
Cola (and only Cola)

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