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Meet Our Coaches & Directors

Our coaches are the cornerstone of our program and from top to bottom, we feel our coaching staff is second to none when compared to any club in our area.  Most of our top-level coaches have coached in our community for multiple years and consistently produce winning teams both during club season and area school seasons.  We have two coaches that are currently coaching at the college level as well as several coaches currently leading winning varsity programs in our area.  Most of them have experience coaching in our local schools and therefore are familiar with the talented athletes in our area, and many are also either current or former collegiate level players themselves.  While each coach has their own distinct style, we will practice consistent training from beginners to elite level players.  We believe in our staff and the quality you can expect in each age group and every level.  Read the bios below to learn more about your coaches.


  

Alyssa Frazier - SRS 13 Blue Head Coach

 


2019 Palmetto Region Coach of the Year for U12.

Alyssa's has been coaching with SRS since 2017. Alyssa began coaching while still in high school, assisting in youth camps at local high schools.

Prior to coaching, Alyssa played 4 years of varsity volleyball at Aiken High School and was a part of the 2017 State Championship team. Some of the awards she received while in high school include, the All-Star award in 2017, All-State in 2016 and also Region Player of the Year in 2016. Alyssa also played 5 years of club volleyball. Currently, she continues to play volleyball for Augusta University and in 2018 Augusta University won the Peach Belt Conference Tournmanet. 

Cassie Mckie - SRS 15 Blue  Head Coach

 


Cassie has been with SRS since 2017. 

Carrie Albion - SRS 15 Red Head Coach

 


My name is Carrie Albion and this is my first year being a head coach at SRS. I am so excited to be coaching and back around the game I love!
I played volleyball for Magnum Augusta & Aiken from 2011-2015. In 2016, my senior year of high school, I was Coach Shannon Byers assistant coach with the Magnum Aiken 15 power team. 

I graduated from North Augusta High School in 2016. I was a setter for NA and played alongside two other SRS coaches, Alli Bell & Tanner Starnes. I was also coached by Shannon Byers & Kenneth Grier. 

I then went on to attend the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2020. I currently teach 6th grade at Paul Knox Middle School. 
 

Kenneth Grier -  SRS 17 Blue Co-Head Coach

 


Kenneth has been coaching with SRS since 2017. Currently, Kenneth is the Head Volleyball coach at North Augusta High School. From 2015-2017, Kenneth was the assistant coach at North Augusta High School. In addition, Kenneth coached with Magnum Volleyball for 7 years.

Kenneth has played Adult Outdoor Volleyball since 1989. In addition to his many years playing volleyball, Kenneth played college football from 1992-1993.

Kenneth graduated from North Augusta High School and went on to attend college at North Greenville College. Kenneth is married to Niki and they have 2 daughters, Ava 15 and Sophia 12.

Kenneth’s favorite volleyball moment was taking 2nd place at the Region Championship; & Winning the lower state with Brooklyn-Cayce.

Shannon Byers - SRS 14 Blue Co-Head Coach

 

Shannon has been coaching with SRS since 2017. In 2018, she started as a volunteer assistant coach at USCA. From 2015-2017, Shannon was the Head Volleyball coach at North Augusta High School. In addition to the above, Shannon was a coach for Magnum Volleyball Club for 7 years.

As a player Shannon played for the Northern Lights Junior Volleyball Club from U12 – U18. Shannon then attended University of South Carolina Aiken and played outside hitter from 2009 – 2013. Currently Shannon still enjoys the game of volleyball by coaching and playing adult outdoor tournaments.

Shannon’s hard work shows on and off the court. Shannon graduated from Faribault High School and went on to earn a B.S. in Nursing and a B.S. in Biology from USCA.

Shannon was born and raised in Minnesota. She has a 2 year old daughter name Adley and works at the Children’s Hospital.

Shannon's favorite volleyball moment was beating A5 at the Big South to advance to the Gold Division and placing top 10 out of 120 teams.

Liv Nation -  SRS 13 Red Head Coach

 


Hey, my name is Liv and I was born and raised in Aiken, SC.  I have been with SRS since 2019.  I played club volleyball for Magnum Aiken from 2014-2016 and SRS in 2017 and 2018.  I graduated from Aiken High School in 2020 and played volleyball there for 3 seasons.  I attend USCA and am in the Pre-Nursing program

Nickie Moore- Assistant Coach

 


Nickie has been coaching with SRS since 2018, previously serving as the assistant coach in top level SRS teams.  She previously coached for two years at Upward Stars Volleyball Club in Spartanburg while playing collegiate volleyball, and for one year at Magnum Volleyball Club in Columbia.  Nickie has been playing volleyball, coaching, and/or balancing both for over twelve years.
She is currently in the Nursing Program at USCA.

 

Hannah Mitchell  -  SRS 17 Red Head Coach

 

My name is Hannah Mitchell and I have been with SRS since 2019. I graduated from College of Coastal Georgia (Brunswick, GA) in 2019. During my time at CCGA, I was a four-year member of the women's volleyball team as a defensive specialist and had the opportunity to be a co-captain during my junior and senior year. While at Coastal Georgia, I helped lead my team to three regular season and conference championships, as well as qualification for the NAIA National Tournament Final Site in 2015 and 2016. I also coached 18U at the local club team. Before committing to CCGA, I played for Aiken High School and Magnum Volleyball Club. I’ve played different positions during my six years in club, but my favorite specialty is passing.

Samantha Zittrauer - SRS 13 Blue Assistant Coach

 

My name is Samantha Zittrauer and I am from Savannah, Georgia. I have  been with SRS since 2019.  Prior to coaching at SRS I coached a middle school team in Savannah, Georgia.

I am currently a sophomore at Augusta University and play volleyball there. I am the setter on Augusta University’s volleyball team. Last college season, I received the Freshman of the Year Award for Augusta University along with the Most Improved Player on my team and the Coach’s Award. Also, Augusta volleyball won the title of 2019 Peach Belt Conference 
Champions.

Jasmine Williamson - SRS 17 Red Assistant Coach

 


Hello. My name is Jasmine Williamson. I was born and raised in Aiken,SC. I just recently married my husband Evan and we now reside in North Augusta with our two sons.  I have  been with SRS since 2019.

Emily Berry - SRS 12 Blue Assistant Coach

 


I am a senior at South Aiken. I have played volleyball since I was eleven and have been with Coach Leslie since the very beginning.  I have had so many great coaches and have learned something from each one. One of my favorite things about club is the strong long lasting friendships you form with your teammates and coaches.This will be my first year coaching and I am very excited to share my love for volleyball.

Tanner Starnes - SRS 15 Red Assistant Coach

 


My name is Tanner Starnes and this is my first year being a coach at SRS. 

I’ve played volleyball since around the age of 5 and I love the game now as much as I did then. I played for North Augusta High School from 7th - 12th grade while playing travel ball. I was a setter at first and then became a libero. 

I graduated from NAHS in 2017 and I currently attend USC Aiken majoring in Biology with plans to graduate in May of 2021! 

I currently still play volleyball in outdoor tournaments and indoor leagues. I’m so excited for this season! 

Leslie Stringfield - SRS Club Director & SRS 14 Blue Co-Head Coach

 


Bio Coming Soon

Jim Dziczkowski

 


Jimm has been coaching with SRS since 2017. Currently, Jim is an assistant coach with the USCA Volleyball team. In 2018, USCA compiled a record of 23-5 and a conference record of 11-1. The team was the conference regular season champs and lost in the D-ll NCAA South Regional Sweet 16. 

Prior to USCA, he was the head coach at Midland Valley H.S. for 12 years. While there, he picked up Class 3-A Region IV Co-Coach of the year accolades in 2006. In 2017, he earned the honor outright. Jim was one of four SCAWS all-star South coaches in 2013.

Jim is a 2006 graduate of Findlay with a degree in biology education. While there, Jim played volleyball for the Oilers. He was a two-time MVP of the Nickel-City Invitational. In 2003, Jim led the nation in aces per game. For two seasons, he was in the top 10 nationally in aces and kills per game. Jim was a second-team all-Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association selection.  

Jim is a two-time winner of the Men’s Open Clash Volleyball Tournament in Columbia, SC (2009 & 2013). Jim has won over 25 open-division titles and still competes competitively in indoor and outdoor tournaments throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

He holds a pair of master’s degrees, with one in geoscience from Mississippi State and one in administration from Arkansas State.

Jim resides in Aiken with his wife, Molly and their children Annie and Matthew. In addition to being on the staff at SRS, he is an assistant principal at Midland Valley High School. 

Molly Dziczkowski

 


Molly has been with SRS since 2017. Molly is a former NCAA Division 1 college volleyball player from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. In 2002 she was inducted into the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2016 Molly was inducted into her Ohio High School Hal of Fame for Volleyball, Basketball and Softball. 
Molly currently resides in Aiken with her husband, Jim and their children Annie and Matthew.

Kelsey Spurlin

 


Kelsey has been coaching with SRS since 2017. Kelsey is a native of Gaffney, SC, where she lettered in varsity volleyball for four years. During this time Kelsey, received the Volleyball Hall of Fame honor at Gaffney High School. Kelsey has now extended her playing career at USCA. In 2016 Kelsey was a part of the USCA Volleyball team that clinched a regular season championship and reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. In 2018, the Pacers and Kelsey earned another regular season championship and reached the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament. 


Kelsey is a junior in academic standing, seeking a degree in Secondary English Education at USCA. In 2018, Kelsey was awarded the Peach Belt Conference Elite 15 award for the highest overall GPA in the conference with 4.0.

Jeryle Lynn Reed

 


Jeryle Lynn has been coaching with SRS since 2017. In 2016, she coached the 16U team in the BIP New Year’s Bash Volleyball tour in Portugal & Spain. She has coached for over 20 years. She coached at LMMS for 2 years and MVHS for 7 years as JV & assistant for varsity. Jeryle Lynn has also coached club for 20 plus years at various age levels.

Jeryle Lynn started her career playing grass and sand volleyball over 25 years ago. She played in tournaments all over the South East. In 1995 won Grass National Championships. She played USAV for 20 plus years as well as becoming a regional referee in both Palmetto and Southern Regions.

Abby Fennig Clark

 


Abby has been coaching with SRS since 2017. Abby is entering her 5th year of coaching, including club and high school levels. Abby was the South Aiken JV coach for 2 years. 

In high school Abby played middle where she holds 2 school records in number of blocks and kills for a season. Abby is also an all conference player and was first team region player her senior year. Abby went on to play right side / outside combo at Anderson University. Abby is originally from Indian and has recently married her now husband Billy.

Jeremy Rinder

 


Jeremy's has been with SRS since 2019. Jeremy has been coaching for 9 years. Currently, Jeremy is coaching Varsity Volleyball at Aiken High School. Previously, Jeremy was the Varsity Volleyball at Batesburg-Leesville and had been the head coach at North Augusta Middle School in which they earned their first perfect season in sets (14-0; 42-0) in school history. Jeremy has also served as an assistant coach at Paul Knox Middle School and a head coach at Guinyard-Bulter Middle School in Barnwell. In Addition to coaching, Jeremy plays volleyball in various competitive co-ed leagues around the CSRA.

Outside of volleyball and coaching, Jeremey currently teaches full-time at USCA. Jeremy has been married to his wife, Whitney, for 8 years and has two sons, Lincoln & Sawyer Cash.
 

Abbey Schad

 


Bio Coming Soon

Kristee Porter

 


Coach Kristee Porter is new to our family as our new SRS Assistant Club Director! Coach Porter brings an unmatched playing and coaching resume to our area with an extensive background of training players and coaches from high school through college, as well as training, evaluating and recruiting elite players for Under Armour's National Programs. 

Coach Porter is being inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame this November as a 3-sport athlete and is UCLA's current all-time career leader in kills, kills per set, and attacks. She was named Volleyball Magazine's National Player of the Year in 2000 and was a member of the USA Women's National Volleyball team from 2001-2004. 

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