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LIBERTY COACHING STAFF

All coaching assignments are tentative and are subject to change based off of tryouts and the number and level of teams accepted into Liberty.

 

Meagan Graff
Board Member
17/18U National, Club, or Open Head Coach

Meagan has been in involved in volleyball since high school where she played volleyball for North Hagerstown High School and club volleyball for FCA. Meagan has coached for other local clubs for several years. For the 2016 & 2017 Meagan served as the Head Coach for Hancock High School. The 2017 season was the first winning season for Hancock in over 8 years with an overall Record of 18-12. Meagan has multiple has attended multiple coaching clinics such as University of Maryland Coaching Clinic, Art of Coaching Volleyball, American University Coaching Clinic  and Gold Medal Square. Meagan is also CAP I and CAP II certified. In 2006 she also served as a sports ambassador in Holland. Most recently for the 2019 season, Meagan accepted the Varsity Head Coach position at St. John's in Frederick MD.

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U15 Select Assistant Coach: Team finished 8th out of 119 teams regionally and 531 out of 3745 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to AAU, played in the Club division within the AAU National Tournament finishing with a 6-4 record.

Courtney Hutchinson
17/18U National, Club, or Open Assistant Coach

Courtney loves volleyball and is excited about coaching with Liberty Elite. Courtney played volleyball in High School and then went on to play all four years at Hood College as a middle blocker. While at Hood, she placed within the top ten for attack percentage (9th) and blocking (4th). For the 2019 season, she accepted the assistant varsity coaching position at St. John's in Frederick MD. Outside of volleyball she teaches special education at Monocacy middle school. She loves teaching and feels blessed that she is able to influence the lives of today's youth.

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence" - Vince Lombardi

Terri Pryor

Club Director, Board Member

16U National Head Coach

Terri started coaching volleyball in Wisconsin in 1993.  She started playing in 7th grade, played Junior Olympics in High School, and then received a full scholarship to play DII in Wisconsin where she acquired both DI and DII playing experience as a middle/right side hitter. During college she started coaching girls club for Milwaukee Sting. She earned her degree in Sports Management, after college she was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Ordinance Officer in Ft. Hood Texas. While in the Army, Terri continued to play volleyball and coach within the local communities. After she left the Army she moved to Frederick MD where she continued to play USAV Women's AA/A. Terri also served as the CHRVA Women's AA/A and a Men's BB/B coordinator for several years. She continued to coach both youth and adults through the local clubs, YMCA's, Frederick county's parks and recreation department and the Montgomery county recreation department, coached 1 year at FCC as the assistance coach and then 1 year as head coach. Terri, her husband and 4 school aged children moved to Fairplay MD in 2015, where she coached for the Springfield Middle intramural team and other local club teams.  For the 2018 season, Terri was the JV coach and assistant Varsity coach at Williamsport High School where she coached the JV girls through a winning 13-2 season and assisted with varsity team winning their 2018 2A State Title. For the 2019 Season Terri accepted the position as the Varsity Head coach at St. James. Terri is also a court coach for several USAV High Performance tryouts each year. 

 

*Liberty's 2017/2018 U14 Travel team Head Coach: Team finished 6th out of 110 teams regionally and 459 out of 3723 teams nationally. The 14U Travel team also played in the AAU National tournament.

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U15 Open Head Coach: Team finished 7th out of 119 teams regionally and 162 out of 3745 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to both AAU and USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the National division finishing with a 6-4 record.

 

LibertyEliteVolleyball@gmail.com; Cell: 301-693-4505

Brooke Crawford
16U National Assistant Coach

Brooke has coached youth volleyball since 2016 with different local clubs ages 11-13 with great success.  Most recently in 2018, Brooke played club volleyball with HUB City and played high school volleyball for North Hagerstown High School. After graduation she then went on to play for Hagerstown Community College.  Brooke accepted the St. James Varsity Assistant Coach for the 2019 Season. 

*Liberty's 2017/2018 U11 Team Head Coach: 11U team  qualified and won a bid for USAV Nationals in Detroit MI. *Liberty's 2018/2019 U15 Open Assistant Coach: Team finished 7th out of 119 teams regionally and 162 out of 3745 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to both AAU and USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the National division finishing with a 6-4 record.

Morgan McIntire

Board Member

16U Club or Open Head Coach

Morgan has been coaching at the high school level for eight years. She first started her coaching career with WACO back in 2011 for the 16U team. Morgan then went to New Life Christian Academy in Frederick for a total of seven years. She took the Rams to two conference titles and one state title. Morgan and her New Life volleyball team attended the KSA volleyball tournament in Disney world three times, where they placed each year.

 

In addition to Morgans’ coaching career, she played volleyball competitively for a little over nine years. She is a 2009 graduate of Heritage Academy, where Morgan has set multiple sport records. Their volleyball team went to the conference championship two out of her four years playing, as well as making the state tournament three out of her four years. Placing second in the state her senior year. Morgan made all county volleyball second team, her junior and senior year of high school. Basketball was her main sport in which she played in college at Centenary University in New Jersey. Morgan set county records for scoring and assists and was also Co-Player of the Year in 2009. Morgan now works as the office assistant/head of marketing for Beaver Creek Storage and Moving. Since the 2018 season Morgan acts as a volunteer volleyball coach for both varsity and JV at South Hagerstown High School. 

 

“There is no greater feeling in the world than being a coach. Inspiring young female athletes to be the best they possibly can be on and off the court is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Knowing I had a part of their growing up and becoming the amazing kids they are.”

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U15 Select Head Coach: Team finished 8th out of 119 teams regionally and 531 out of 3745 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to AAU, played in the AAU National Tournament within the Club division, finishing with a 6-4 record.

Lacie Johnson
16U Club or Open Assistant Coach

Lacie played volleyball competitively for a little over nine years. She is a 2006 graduate of

Williamsport High School where she was a part of the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Maryland 1A State

Championship teams. Lacie went on to play two years of DII volleyball at UNC-Pembroke and

finished her college career at Frostburg State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in

Athletic Training. Along with volleyball, Lacie was a very successful track athlete during her high

school career. She was the 2004, 2005, and 2006 Pole Vault State Champion as well as part of the

2006 1A Maryland State Championship Girls Track and Field Team. Lacie is currently a Math

teacher at North Hagerstown High School. If she is not working, doing school work, or coaching, you can usually find her at Crossfit301Elite.

 

After being an athletic trainer for 9 years, for the 2019 season Lacie accepted the head JV coach at her alma mater, Williamsport High school.  We are very excited for her to join our coaching staff here at Liberty Elite as she has been around and helped us with some of our camps and clinics over the past two years.

Josh Briggs
15U  National Head Coach

Josh began playing volleyball at the age of 13. His enjoyment of the sport led him to try out for his high school varsity program. He continued to play up through high school, and was introduced to the Great Lakes Volleyball club program in Racine, WI where he had several competitive runs at Junior National Titles. Josh eventually earned a spot on the FAB 50 list of top high school players in the country. He was offered and accepted a scholarship to play for Penn State Division 1 Men’s Volleyball program as a middle hitter. During his tenure with the Men’s program he helped to secure three bids to the NCAA Division 1 Final Four (1997-2002). Josh also played international outdoor volleyball in Italy and Mexico.

 

After graduating Josh went on to teach at Glen Mills School, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He brought his knowledge, training and experiences with him and assumed coaching duties of the high school team for the next 5 years. Josh had two seasons of  successfully training first year players and making two runs at Pennsylvania high school state competitions. This led to recruitment opportunities for two of his players. While coaching, he also helped to build a club program and assist other programs in the area to improve players.

 

Recently, he has coached and supported multiple local programs, and is now looking forward to helping develop young players working to enhance their skills and enjoyment of volleyball in the club environment.

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U12 Assistant Coach: Team finished 4th out of 54 teams regionally and 243 out of 2377 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to both AAU and USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the American division.

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U17/18 Assistant Coach: Team finished 14th out of 60 teams regionally and 581 out of 2010 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to AAU Nationals and played in the Premier division.

Rachel Medley-Grantham
15U National Assistant Coach

Rachel has been coaching volleyball in the Washington County for more than 10 years.  She fell in love with the sport when she began playing volleyball in middle school continuing at North High and later at HCC.  When her oldest daughter was old enough to play at the YMCA she spent one season on the sidelines before accepting the invitation to become a volunteer coach in the same program.  After a few seasons she accepted another invitation to become the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Saint James where she remained for 2 seasons before moving onto a Washington County coaching position as the Assistant Coach at Clear Spring High.  She remained there for 2 years until she made the tough decision to step down so she could be in there for her daughters games as she began her middle school years in the same place she had begun many years before.  She again accepted a volunteer coaching position as the 6th grade coach and then took on the role of the program's coordinator.  She remained there for the past 5 years as both of her daughters moved through the program.  

 

Rachel received her BS in Psychology (1998) and her Masters in Teaching (2001) from Towson University. Rachel is proudly in her 18th year of education in Washington County and currently is a Lead Teacher at Lincolnshire Elementary School.

Karli Grimes
15U Club or Open Head Coach

Karli played high school volleyball at Williamsport for 4 years where she won a state championship in 2012. After high school, she continued her volleyball and academic career at Frostburg State. While attending Frostburg, Karli was a defensive specialist and outside hitter. She graduated from in 2018 with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. During her college experience, she coached for Frostburg Volleyball Club working with girls ages 10-17. Karli has also helped out with the We Play for SRK camp and Liberty Elite Academy Clinics. 

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U13 Head Coach: Team finished 14 out of 82 teams regionally and 683 our of 2,922 teams Nationally. They won a bid to AAU Nationals where they played in the Club division. 

Briana Haugh

14U National, Club, or Open Head Coach

Bri has been around the game her whole life, she has been playing volleyball since she was the age of 7. Bri played volleyball in middle school and high school for Smithsburg where they won a state championship her senior year.  Bri also played club volleyball with AIA and WACO. Bri now helps coach the 7th grade Smithsburg middle school team.  Although she was offered a scholarship to play volleyball in college,she decided to go to her dream college of West Virginia University. She graduated in May of 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. 

Brynne Kirsch

Media/PR specialist

13U National Head Coach

Brynne has been coaching all ages for over 7 years. She has experience with players from 7yrs of age to 18yrs of age. Brynne loves working with the youth. She has a passion for being a good role model and helping others succeed. In Liberty’s first year, Brynne head coached the 13U team to 2018 Nationals in Detroit. This was the first time a team from Washington County received an invitation to attend USAV Nationals since before 2012. Brynne continues to emphasize the importance of being a good teammate and working hard in the gym.

 

In addition to her coaching experience, she has competed for over 14 years. In 2012 she graduated from North Hagerstown High School as the school's first Maryland State Champion Setter in history. After bringing home the NHVB state championship, she continued her volleyball career at Elizabethtown College as a setter and a defensive specialist. She graduated from Etown in 2016 with two majors- mechanical engineering and sustainable design engineering, and a minor in architecture. She now designs houses for NVR, Inc. She believes being a student-athlete played a large role in her successes.

*Liberty's 2017/2018 U13 Team Co-Coach: 13U team placed 2 out of 65 teams regionally and 139 out of 2246 nationally. The 13's qualified and won a bid for USAV Nationals  in the American Division. 

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U14 Open Co-Coach: Team finished 4th out of 113 teams regionally and 202 out of 4647 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to both AAU and USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the National division.

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U12 Head Coach: Team finished 4th out of 54 teams regionally and 243 out of 2377 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the American division.

Erika Lawrence

Vice President and Board Member

13U  National Assistant Coach

Erika has been coaching youth in the Washington County community for over 8 years.  She has coached players of all ages, and levels of development. Growing up, Erika fell in love with the sport when she was just 9 years old.  She began playing in her first year of middle school and hasn't stopped since.  During her years at North Hagerstown High School, she contributed to the first ever State Championship title for girls volleyball in North High history as a defensive specialist.  Erika's knowledge and experience playing in each of the positions on the court, while her expertise is as a defensive specialist and outside hitter. After High school Erika continued her volleyball career as a defensive specialist for Hagerstown Community College, Currently, Erika spends most of her time coaching youth in the community at Liberty, coaching her 8th grade volleyball team at Western Heights Middle School, and playing adult doubles volleyball. 

"Volleyball has changed my life in so many ways, I don't know who I would be today with out the sport.  Touching the lives of our youth through my favorite sport has always been a dream of mine."

*Liberty's 2017/2018 U13 Team Co-Coach: 13U team placed 2 out of 65 teams regionally and 139 out of 2246 nationally. The 13's qualified and won a bid for USAV Nationals  in the American Division. 

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U14 Open Co-Coach: Team finished 4th out of 113 teams regionally and 202 out of 4647 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to both AAU and USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the National division.

Coming Soon
13U Club or Open Head Coach

 

Bio Coming Soon

Alisa Doolan

Board Member

12U National Head Coach

Alisa was born and raised in Montana where she had a very successful high school career in basketball and tennis. She went on. She went on to successfully play college basketball at Black Hills State University in SD where she graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Alisa has played a variety of different sports since she was little and enjoys an active lifestyle through multiple recreational sports. Since graduating she has dedicated her time to coaching multiple youth recreational and travel sports. Alisa has also trained young athletes and helped them prepare for their sports season by working on functional movements, strength training and endurance, along with speed and agility. Alisa has been helping with Liberty Clinics for two years,, learning from the best area coaches and college coaches. She was the assistant 12U coach and was instrumental in helping them reach their goal of qualifying for and playing in USAV Nationals. Alisa has most recently been working with Pat Powers during his local clinics. Not only is she learning from the master of volleyball, she has been helping coach those as well.

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U12 Assistant Coach: Team finished 4th out of 54 teams regionally and 243 out of 2377 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to both AAU and USAV Nationals. Played USAV Nationals within the American division.

Coming Soon
12U Club or Open Head Coach

 

Bio Coming Soon

Rachel Brashear

11U  Club Head Coach

Rachel was a 4 year starter at Smithsburg High School and a member of the 1998 State Championship Team.  She graduated and attended Hagerstown Community College where she received 2 Juco 1st Team honors.  Brashear went on to play for Salisbury University where she earned First Team All-Conference Honors.  She currently teaches in Washington County and is the head coach at Smithsburg High School, where her team has won 8 State Championships in her 15 year tenure. In 2017 Rachel tied another coach obtaining the most volleyball wins in MD state History. 

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U11 Head Coach: Team played in all U12 tournaemtns finishing the season with a 8 Wins 4 Ties and 11 Losses.

Lauren Serafini 

Board Member & Adhoc Coach

Lauren Serafini has been involved in the volleyball world for almost all her life. Lauren began attending volleyball camps and playing in youth leagues at age seven. Lauren began playing club volleyball at age nine and expresses that this is where her love for volleyball began. She played volleyball at North High, where she won two state championships in 2010 and 2011. Throughout her years playing volleyball, Lauren has specialized in the positions of setter, defensive specialist, and right-side hitter. The versatility of positions is a huge reason why Lauren loves to coach and instruct youth today. This will be Lauren's 3rd year coaching club but will be her seventh year coaching volleyball. Lauren has been involved in coaching many camps, clinics, and volleyball leagues. Currently, Lauren enjoys playing in adult leagues, sand and indoor tournaments, and intramural pick-up competition. Lauren recently graduated from college with a degree in financial planning and is thankful for the attributes that she has acquired in life from playing completive volleyball, such as her work ethic and determination. Lauren loves seeing the impact that volleyball can have on the lives of so many and is excited to encourage young girls to have the same experience she had growing up in the world of volleyball both on the court and off. For the 2019 season Lauren was the Head Volleyball coach at Grace Academy.

*Liberty's 2017/2018 U14 Travel team Assistant Coach: Team finished 6th out of 110 teams regionally and 459 out of 3723 teams nationally. The 14U Travel team also played in the AAU National tournament.

Matt Carella
Adhoc Coach

 

Bio Coming Soon

 Benjamin Pryor

Board Member & Sports Performance Coach

Benjamin Pryor is a graduate from Central Michigan University with degree in Sports Medicine.  As a certified Athletic Trainer (A.T.,C) as well as a certified strength and condition specialist (CSCS), he designed and instructed many individual and group-specific training programs tailored to the sport, position, athlete, and season (i.e. pre-season, in-season, and off-season).  He’s primary focus was to provide safe, age-appropriate training programs at a reasonable price to enhance individual athletic performance.  Shortly after graduation, he served our country in the United States Army as a Medical Service Officer.  Ben now lives with his wife and four school-aged children in Fairplay Md. Email libertyelitevolleyball@gmail.com or call 301-471-2787.

Lauren Cline
Tournament Director

Lauren began her volleyball career at the age of 12. She continued to play through high school where she and earned the Gatorade “Will To Win” award her freshman year.  She took her career to the next level at Juniata College where as a middle and right side she helped propel her team into the Division 3 National Championship semi- finals.  For the 2019 season Lauren was the women’s Head volleyball coach at Brunswick High School in Frederick County. 

Her passion for coaching began in 2014 with Frederick Volleyball Club as Coach Jim Dorsch taught her the mind and skill set necessary to mentor a team.  She continued under him at Oakdale High School where the first Frederick County State Championship was sealed. She mentored other clubs teams in the tri-state area and took her skills to the collegiate level.  She mentored the Hood College Blazers to a record breaking winning streak of 7-0 and helped develop multiple First Team Conference players. 

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U13 Head Coach: 

*Liberty's 2018/2019 U17/18 Assistant Coach: Team finished 14th out of 60 teams regionally and 581 out of 2010 Teams Nationally. Won a bid to AAU Nationals and played in the Premier division.