Our coaches are prepared to transfer their years of volleyball knowledge and skills to each of our young athletes in order to assist them in achieving their dreams of competing at the highest level of juniors volleyball.
Our coaches will work hard this year to counsel each player regarding their progress throughout the season. Statistics will be maintained for each player in order to track their skill improvement and overall athletic transformation. Each player will be evaluated and tested by their coaches and then encouraged and educated in the improvement of their strengths and weaknesses. A growth plan will be established and tracked for each player in order for them to see the true improvements in their volleyball game throughout the year.
Our coaches will take extra care in developing not only the physical game but the mental aspect of volleyball as well. We lose many talented athletes to the mental downfalls of sports, and KVA holds a strong philosophy of physical & mental toughness for all ages. The players that we see in desperate need of mental improvement will be invited to small sessions in order to help them defeat the mental issues that hinder their physical performance and the overall development of the team.
Shellie Ouldhouse, Director/Head Coach
CAP I Certified, IMPACT Certified
Shellie began her volleyball career at Poteet High School where she received a full volleyball scholarship to attend Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama as a middle blocker. In her four years at Samford she was the captain of the team in 2001 & 2002, and won many tournament and conference awards including Newcomer of the Year (1999), All Conference Team (2000 & 2001), and First Team All Conference (2002). Shellie still holds records for kills per game and blocks per game at Samford.
Shellie started her coaching career while in college, coaching University of Alabama and Samford University teen camps and clinics. Since then she has coached numerous camps and clinics for juniors and adults, and also started teaching private lessons. Shellie started coaching club volleyball in Dallas in 2008, and she started Knights Volleyball Academy in July 2010.
Shellie began playing beach volleyball in 1997 as a training tool to improve and strengthen her overall game for indoor. She was an AVP ranked player for 6 years and she won the Dallas Barefoot Wine AVP Invitational in 2009, which qualified her for the San Francisco AVP event. Shellie and her partner have been ranked as one of the top teams in DFW, winning numerous tournaments and adult leagues. She began coaching beach volleyball in 2010.
Greg Zajaczkowski, Assistant Director/Head Coach
CAP I Certified, IMPACT Certified
Greg began playing indoor & outdoor volleyball as a student athlete at Texas A&M University. He continues to compete in high-level adult tournaments both indoor and outdoor in the DFW metroplex. Greg started coaching club volleyball in Dallas in 2009, and has coached for KVA since its inception.
Greg has been an athlete his entire life, having competed in a wide variety of sports and athletic competitions including triathlons, swimming, baseball, soccer, track, and waterpolo. His strong athletic background as a competitive swimmer, and his understanding of youth sports make him a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Leo Scott, Marketing Manager/Head Coach
Cap I Certified, IMPACT Certified
Leo joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 and during his nine year military career he was a starter for the base champs, in both basketball and football, in Great Lakes, Indiana, Norfolk, Virginia, and Naples, Italy. He started playing both indoor and outdoor volleyball in 2007. He has won numerous tournaments and leagues in Texas, and has won the title of King of the Court on multiple occasions.
Leo began his coaching career with Knights Volleyball Academy in 2010, and has coached for KVA since its inception. His military background and athletic experience make him a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Mike Dundas, Head Coach
CAP I Certified, IMPACT Certified
Mike grew up playing volleyball, and played his high school career in Rochester, NY before playing in college at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. He started coaching club volleyball in 2005, and has been a coach for KVA since its inception in 2010.
Mike's biggest strength is what he brings to the court regarding the mental aspects of the game. He is excellent at motivating his players to play beyond their physical ability, which makes him a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Yolanda Munoz, Head Coach
Yolanda developed her passion for the game at the age of 11 in her home town of Aguascalientes, Mexico. She was selected to be part of the Junior Mexican Olympic Team in 1983 (indoor), and trained with the team in D. F., Mexico. Yolanda played professionally for Aguascalientes Indoor National Team (1982 to 1990), and for Queretaro, Mexico (1990 to 1991), and several other professional teams in Mexico (1993 to 1998). She was ranked as one of the best Defensive Specialists in the Mexican Nation.
Yolanda began her beach volleyball career in 2001, and took 2nd place in the Mother Lode beach tournament in Aspen, CO in 2002. She played in the AVP qualifiers from 2003 to 2005, and continues to play professionally. Yolanda started coaching beach volleyball camps, clinics, and private lessons in 2006, and still continues to do so.
Yolanda started coaching club volleyball in 2011 with Knights Volleyball Academy. Her extensive experience and her passion for the game are immeasurable, making her a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Jessica Moser, Head Coach
Jessica started playing volleyball in middle school as a setter, and became an outside hitter her freshman year, which eventually led to her becoming a middle blocker for her high school varsity team. She was voted "Big Block" by her teammates and coach. Jessica also plays on an Adult USAV club team as a middle, and continues to play competitively as an adult. She started playing beach volleyball in 2009, and continues to compete in numerous adult tournaments and leagues. Jessica began coaching competitive club volleyball in 2009, and began coaching for KVA in 2011.
Jessica is also an avid soccer player, and has been playing soccer since she was 5 years old. She was the captain of her high school varsity team, and has continued playing competitive indoor soccer since graduation. Jessica coached girls' soccer for 5 years before beginning her volleyball coaching career. Her passion for athletic competition, and her experience as a dual athlete maker her a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Jill Manganilla, Head Coach
Jill grew up playing volleyball in Carrollton, and played for Newman Smith HS as a setter and DS. After high school she took her talents to The University of North Texas, where she was recognized for her setting and defensive abilities. Jill has continued to play as an adult, playing in numerous Women's USAV indoor tournaments, including the Adult National Tournament. Jill also competes in several adult indoor and outdoor leagues and tournaments throughout the metroplex.
Jill began coaching club in the North Texas region in 2000, and started coaching for KVA in 2012. She believes in a strong focus on the fundamentals and promoting good sportsmanship. In addition to coaching volleyball, Jill has also coached elementary boys and girls basketball, and is currently a 3rd grade teacher. Her experience and love of the game make her a valuable asset to the KVA staff.
Erin Blair, Assistant Coach
Erin began playing volleyball in middle school and over the years her love for the game has grown into a full-blown passion. She was a setter for Lewisville High School, played club in the DFW metroplex, and went on to play at the University of North Texas as a Defensive Specialist. Erin and her teammates at UNT won the Southland Conference Title in 1995.
Erin started coaching competitive club volleyball in 2000 while still in college. She continued to coach club after graduation until she took a 3 year break to start a family. Erin resumed her coaching career in 2011 with Knights Volleyball Academy, and specializes in perfecting the fundamentals of a players' game. She believes the best teams are those with players who have heart, dedication, and respect for themselves, their teammates and coaches. Her experience and passion make her a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Marci Brinkman, Positional Coach
Marci began playing volleyball in middle school, and continued playing volleyball, basketball, and softball during her high school career at Newman Smith in Carrollton. She received a scholarship to play volleyball at Texas Woman's University, where she was captain of the team her junior and senior years. In her senior year, she helped lead her team to a Conference Championship. She earned many awards including The Jo Kuhn Award for Dedication (2002), The Kitty Magee Award for Leadership (2003), First Team All-Conference (2003), MVP Award (2003), and led her conference in blocks (2003).
Marci began coaching in 2001 while still in college, coaching numerous camps and clinics. After graduation, she worked for Denton ISD coaching volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. Marci became the Head Volleyball Coach at Flower Mound High School in 2006.
Marci has continued to play beach volleyball competitively, and enjoys the new challenges it offers. She has won numerous beach tournaments and adult leagues, and continues to compete at a high level. Her experience and leadership make her a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Mike Stone, Assistant Coach
Mike began his volleyball career playing indoor and outdoor pick-up games as a high school student at Creekview HS. After graduation, Mike took his love of the game to Oklahoma State University where he founded the OSU Men's Club Volleyball Team. He grew the program to include 2 men's teams, and as a setter and libero, led his team to the NIRSA National Tournament in 2010. Mike began his coaching career in 2012 as an assistant coach for KVA.
In addition to his passion for volleyball, Mike has a strong athletic background as a competitive gymnast, tennis player, and cheerleader. His athletic experiences molded his coaching style to focus on fundamental skills, hard work, and individual ambition, which make him a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
Mark Graham, Assistant Coach
Mark grew up playing basketball and tennis. He was captain of his high school basketball team during his Junior and Senior year, and continues to play singles and doubles tennis as an adult. Mark started playing USAV Adult competitive indoor volleyball in 2009, and has played every position since joining his team. His passion for volleyball led him to the sand, where Mark continues to compete in high level adult beach volleyball tournaments and leagues.
Mark began his coaching career as a youth basketball coach, and started coaching indoor club volleyball in 2011 with KVA. His strong and diverse athletic background make him a valuable asset to the KVA coaching staff.
David ter Kuile, Assistant Coach
David was a 4-year starter for the University of North Texas from 1990-1993, and was an All American Team Selection at Nationals in 1992. David played in the Men's USAV Open Division in Texas from 1991-1998, winning 5 state championships, and qualifying for Open Nationals 6 out of 8 years. He also played 3 years of USAV Open Division in North Carolina from 2000-2002.
David began his coaching career in 1993 for Greenhill School in Dallas. He became the Middle School head coach in 1994, and the JV head coach in 1995. Also in 1995, David was the assistant coach for the Varsity team, and they were the Texas Northern Conference Champions, and Texas State Champion Runner-Up. From 1995 to 1997, David was the boys varsity volleyball head coach at St. Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, and in 1997 they were the Texas Southern Conference Champions.
From 1999 to 2005 David coached for Rutherford County Volleyball Club in North Carolina. He coached a variety of age groups, and was the club director from 2000 to 2005. Also while in North Carolina, David coached the RS Central High School Varsity team from 2000 to 2001. He led the team to become the 2001 South Mountain Athletic Conference Champions and earn a 3rd-place finish in the 3-A state playoffs. David also earned the South Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2001.
David coached for Carolina Juniors in Charlotte, NC from 2008-2009, and coached for Set Point Volleyball Club in Winston Salem, NC from 2011-2012. David began coaching for KVA in 2012. His extensive knowledge and experience as both a player and a coach make him a valuable asset to the KVA staff.