TEAM

Much of what makes up our club is our tremendous coaching staff. Our coaches are skilled volleyball players with years of coaching and playing time. There is more to being a good coach than just an extensive knowledge of the game – you also have to be able to teach the players how to effectively identify and work towards goals.  We have very high standards for our staff to ensure that your daughters and sons are being taught good life lessons both in and out of the competition. 

 

Our coaching staff follows the rules and guidelines set forth by USA Volleyball. They believe, "Any player who enters a volleyball program has the right to expect quality coaching and instruction." With having our coaches certified by USA Volleyball and the Garden Empire Volleyball Association (our regions governing body - GEVA) we ensure that the style of coaching we provide to our players is that of USA Volleyball standards.

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Allison Hayward
Director of Operations/Co-Owner

Allison is an experienced manager with many years of successful involvement in a variety of businesses – from small start-ups to major global firms. Allison has been involved with club volleyball for over seven years, initially as team mom, then as a part-time organizer and finally as Operations Director. Her background in business management and marketing and her talent for organization and her passion of working with young athletes make her the go-to-person for planning, scheduling, marketing, budgeting and most club matters unrelated to coaching.

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Cindy Rivera
Club Director/Head Coach/Co-Owner

Coach Cindy began playing volleyball in High School and continued at Hunter College Women's Varsity team.  After college she played both beach and indoor. 

Coach Cindy has coached several open/national teams over the past few year bringing her teams to finish in the top percentile of the region; in 2019 her 16 purple/open team finished in 1st Place in the GEVA Region. In addition, to many years coaching club/travel Coach Cindy was a volunteer coach for the Mount Olive Volleyball Association Recreation and coach for the Mt. Olive Girls Travel Team for many years. Outside, she was instrumental in starting the beach volleyball program in Mt. Olive and Xtreme and has served as head coach for the Xtreme Beach Volleyball for the past 5 years, promoting beach volleyball is another passion of Coach Cindy's as this is one of the fastest grown sport for young girls. 

 

Her philosophy promotes player development, make hard work your passion, respect yourself and members of your team, and most importantly, make winning an attitude.

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Braulio Rivera
Director of Operations/Co-Owner

With over 25+ years of experience, Coach Braulio's Volleyball career started in High School, continued through College (Hunter College) and throughout various venues in NY and NJ where he participated as a player, as an assistant coach and a Coach for Indoor, Grass and Beach Volleyball.  Over the years, he has coached at Pope John High School, PowerZone, RVC, for the Mt Olive Girls Travel volleyball team, at the Mount Olive Volleyball Association Recreation (MOVBA) as a volunteer coach and the Xtreme beach volleyball for the last 5 years.

Coach Braulio, a CAP II USAV and Gold Medal Squared Coach, has brought his Open/National teams to finish in the top percentage each year. Most recently, his 14's team finished 9th overall and his 13 National team in the top percentile in their division.

He has recently been named the Assistant Coach for the Women's Volleyball team at Centenary University.  He is looking forward to building a strong team and competing against the best in their division.

Coach Braulio’s philosophies include promote respect for yourself and others, take full responsibility, change is a must and makes hard work your passion which is all qualities for a successful career in life and volleyball.

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Deb Cox
Head Coach - National Team

Coach Deb Cox has more than 20 years of coaching experience - from high school to club and even collegiate teams.  From her years as Assistant Coach at NYU, as well as sending her own daughter to play collegiate volleyball, she has recruiting expertise and knowledge that can benefit athletes looking to play in college. More than a dozen of her players have gone on to compete as an NCAA athlete.   Coach Deb is a highly technical coach who focuses on perfecting fundamental skills and developing a hard work ethic in each of her players.

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Lynette Chen
Head Coach - National Team

Coach Lynette has played competitive volleyball at the high school and collegiate levels, including Boston University, Penn State (Div 3-smaller campus) and Hunter College.  Her coaching experience expands 25+ years with a focus on girl’s junior volleyball. Over the years she has had many successes including coaching the 14 National Team which came in 2nd in the Region and qualified for Nationals. At Xtreme, she has brought her National teams to place in the top percent of the region.

 

Coach Lynette is extremely passionate about volleyball and she hopes it shows in her coaching; which anyone who trains with her knows it does.  Her goal is to make sure her players improve their volleyball skills to the best of their ability.

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Mark Stingle
Head Coach

As a volleyball enthusiast since college over 20 years ago, Coach Mark has worked with volleyball teams ranging from Under-12 to Varsity level over the past 18 years, all in schools overseas in Taiwan, Thailand, and China. He has also served as an assistant coach and head coach for U15 and U16  teams here in New Jersey and led a Boys volleyball club at the high school level.  

Coach Mark has been with Xtreme since the beginning; assistant coach to Coach Braulio in year one and year two to the 18's Team Legacy. The past few years he has been Head Coach to our 14's team.

His philosophy "I strive to promote hard work while having fun, commitment to the team, continuous improvement and sportsmanship in all facets of the game."

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Andy Jacobs
Head Coach

Coach Andy, Cap I USAV coach graduated from Wells College with a degree in business. His passion for sports has given him many opportunities to work with children of all ages and backgrounds in both baseball and volleyball. He was the assistant varsity and JV coach of the New Providence girls’ volleyball team.  In addition, he played club volleyball for many years and played all four years at Wells College and was part of the inaugural men's team.   "Working with younger players in teaching proper techniques and spreading the love of the game is such a fulfillment. My goal is to work with each player to improve their overall game and assist them in progressing their level of play."

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Alison Regan
Head Coach

Allison enters her first season as Coach for Drew University. Regan spent three seasons (2016-2018) with King’s College in Wilkes-Barre as an assistant coach, helping lead the Monarchs to an overall record of 61-33 (.649), going 10-11 (.476) in the MAC Freedom and Head Coach for Keystone College Women's Volleyball.

Regan went to King's after graduating from Manhattanville College in May 2016, with a degree in Mass Communications.

Regan began her career at the College of Mount Saint Vincent where she played for two years. As a freshman, she ranked fourth on the team with 73 kills and 22 blocks. She also led the Skyline Conference and ranked 11th in Division III in service aces per-set, posting 55 aces in 67 sets. Regan ranked fourth on the team with 60 kills and 18 aces as a sophomore.

She then transferred to Manhattanville where she played her final two seasons. Regan posted a combined 195 kills and 50 blocks in 45 matches played with the Valiants.

Regan coached club volleyball from 2014-16 with the Oxygen Volleyball Club based out of Yorktown, NY. She was the head coach of the 12-and-under team and the assistant coach for the 17u and 18u teams. 


Regan is a graduate of Carmel High School in Carmel, N.Y.

Coach Allison is  USAV Cap I certified

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Jason Geary
Head Coach

Coach Jason began playing volleyball early on at Bridgewater-Raritan High School and then through college at TCNJ. His love and passion of the game keep him playing even today int he GEVA Adults league.

Coach Jason is the volleyball coach for West Morris Central High School. His first year at Xtreme he coached the 18 National team bringing them to the top percentile in rankings including a Gold Medal 1st Place finish at Winterfest.

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Jerry Chen
Head Coach

Coach Jerry joined Xtreme in its second year as the Assistant Coach for 16 National team. Today Coach Jerry is the coach for the 17 National team and 16 Regional team. His many years of experience playing and coaching has led to many titles and we are proud to have him as a part of the Xtreme family.

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John Chang
Head Coach

John Chang was named the fourth head women's volleyball coach in Felician College/University history in July 2014. His recent teams have been the most successful in the history of the program.  Chang was voted the 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Coach of the Year after leading Felician to its first regular-season division championship and its first appearance in the league semifinals. The Golden Falcons (16-18, 13-6) established overall and conference school records for victories for the second consecutive season, capturing the CACC North crown after having never before finished higher than fourth. Felician saw four players named all-CACC, more than the program's first 15 years combined, and CACC Defensive Player of the Year Sierra Gallagher became the first Golden Falcon to ever be named All-Region, earning D2CCA First Team honors at libero.

Chang came to Felician following two seasons as the head girls' coach at Cranford High School. He spent 2018 as a girls' assistant at West Orange High School, helping the Mountaineers to an 18-6 record and the Super Essex Conference (SEC) American Division regular-season title in their first varsity season, and now assists the girls' varsity and girls middle school teams at Golda Och Academy (GOA) of West Orange.

 

On the boys' side, Chang was the head coach of the GOA varsity from 2005-18, winning two division championships, and since then has been an assistant at West Orange High. With Chang on staff, the Mountaineers won the SEC championship and earned a state tournament berth during their inaugural season of 2019.

 

Chang established the Conquest Elite Volleyball Club in Cranford in August 2013 and was its director for six years.

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Caitlin Holden
Head Coach

Coach Caitlin’s volleyball career started at West Morris Central High School as a middle blocker. Caitlin played club/travel volleyball in various clubs such as Allegro, TCA, AVVC, and finally West Windsor.

 

Coach Caitlin brings a high level of energy to coaching as volleyball has been a long-time love and passion of hers. She also excited to bring her never give up attitude to Xtreme.

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Brian Maher
Coach

Coach Maher began his volleyball career in 1987 as the starting setter for the very first boy's high school volleyball team in the state of New Jersey at Lakeland Regional High School under Hall of Fame head coach Russ Kniewel. Coach Maher would help lead the team to a perfect 20-0 record in 1988 and the first "unofficial" boys high school state championship in volleyball. During that same year, he served as the starting setter for the Warren Volleyball Association Sixpack team under legendary head coach Mario Caruso at the national level.

 

Following high school coach Maher would compete at the club collegiate level at Le Moyne College leading the team his senior year to a conference championship while also playing competitively at various pro-am beach volleyball and grass tournaments up and down the east coast, both during his college career and for several years after, as well as playing in competitive indoor leagues in New York City and throughout New Jersey.

 

He now dedicates his time to developing players in a multitude of sports including baseball, basketball, and volleyball with a focus on fundamentals and an understanding of the game

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Alyssa Bizzarro
Coach

Coach Alyssa is a  Hackettstown High School graduate where she played all four years on the varsity team. In addition, Alyssa played for Xtreme as a National player from the start of the club.  She is now attending Centenary College where she is majoring in Psychology and hopes to work career to becoming a Criminal Justice Lawyer. 

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David Shook
Coach

Coach David joins Xtreme with experience in both Beach and Indoor volleyball. After many years of playing he attended and graduated from the College of South Florida. He now lives in PA and is working with our top teams including 16 National and 16 Regional. Self taught, Coach David gives a different perspective on playing combining his knowledge and skill of beach and indoor he will most definitely help our players have an edge on their opponents.

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Jillian Schloesser
Coach

Coach Jillian has played volleyball since she was in 6th grade.  "I'm thrilled to be able to say I am now a volleyball coach".  One of Jillian's goal is to study History and becoming a Curator for a Museum in the future.   

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Martina Josifoska
Coach

Coach Martina has been playing volleyball for about 6 years now. She played club volleyball for 4 years as a libero and was named captain for all 4 years. She also played at Woodbridge high school as an outside and Libero/DS. Currently she attends Centenary university where she is majoring in criminal justice and double minor in law and government and paralegal and legal studies. Coach Martina is part of the Cyclones Women's Volleyball team at Centenary.

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Heather Maniscalco
Coach

Coach Heather is a Mt. Olive High School and Volleyball player alumni. Most recently she was the Coach or the Mt Olive Recreation volleyball program.  Her skills on and off the court will be a true asset to Xtreme and it's players.

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Kevin Keohane
Coach

Coach Kevin, a native of Morris County and a recent graduate of Nichols College where he was studying for his MBA and MSOL. While at Nichols he was a member of the Men's Volleyball team for 3 years primarily as a Setter. Before transferring to Nichols he was a student at Mount Ida College where he played for a season there while also being the team manager for the girls team.  Bringing his experience and love of the game Kevin is a great addition to Xtreme and it's players.

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Corey Meyer
Coach

Coach Corey began his playing career at Clifton High School. He continued his career at Montclair State where he played for the Men’s Club Volleyball team from 2010-2014. Once he graduated, he became an Assistant/JV Boy’s Volleyball coach at Clifton High School until he was hired at Morris Catholic High School. He has been Head Coach of the Crusaders for the past 2 years where he recently led them to their first ever State Sectional Title.

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Operations & Board Members
Internal Staff

Mark Hayward, Business Manager

Cathy Ring-Choy, Board Member

Deb Cox,  Board Member

Susan Miller, Advisory Board

Contact Info
 

Xtreme Volleyball Academy
114 Hillcrest Avenue
Ledgewood, NJ 07852
(862) 204-7671

Xtremevbacademy@gmail.com

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