Mike Bossom
Mike Bossom returns to CVC after leaving the head coaching position at Goucher College where he led the Division III women’s volleyball program from 2006 through 2014. During his tenure, the Gophers accomplished winning records in three of Mike’s first five seasons, which helped him become the second-winningest coach in the history of Goucher’s volleyball program. Mike coached previously with the club, including his tenure as Co-Head Coach with the legendary Greg “Gio” Giovanazzi.Mike, one of the most successful high school volleyball coaches in Maryland, will also be returning as head varsity coach for Centennial High School where he guided the Eagles to 214 wins and eight state championships during his 12 seasons there, including five consecutive state titles starting in 1996. Mike was recognized twice during his run at Centennial as All-Met Coach of the Year by both The (Baltimore)Sun and Washington Post, and more than two dozen of the players he coached there went on to play the sport at the collegiate level. Earlier this year, Mike was named to the Howard County Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame.In addition to his local successes, Mike spent more than two years as the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Standing Disabled Team, which under his direction placed fourth at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia.
Head Coach – Michael Rainbow
Michael hails from Wilmington, Delaware and was a High School & Collegiate Volleyball player. He began coaching in 2004 at the club level, and continued on to coach at the high school and collegiate levels. Michael has coached players to All-American accolades at the college level, and numerous recognitions within the state, conference & county levels. He has had his players recruited to colleges such as Clarion University, Delaware State, Widener, Wilmington University, Holy Family, and Central Connecticut State University. Currently he teaches and serves as the Head Coach at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, MD where he was named 2014 Carroll County Times Coach of the Year, and before that at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. Michael is an AVCA member, IMPACT, and First Aid & CPR/AED certified. This is his fourth season with CVC, and his fifth year residing in the Baltimore area with his wife and son.
Assistant Coach – Monica Owensby
Coach Monica has been coaching volleyball for over 13 years. She is originally from Arizona where she played for the University of Arizona “A” club team and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Physical Education. Upon arriving in Maryland in 2004, Coach Monica began coaching at Mount de Sales Academy. She coached the JV squad from 2005-2008, assisting then Varsity Coach Kenny Mills to the 2008 IAAM “A” Conference Championship Title. In 2009, she became the Varsity Head Coach and coached the Sailor team to IAAM “A” Conference Championship Titles in 2009 & 2010 and as a finalist in 2011. Coach Monica is IMPACT/CAP I certified, AVCA/USAV member, and CPR/AED certified and is currently teaching middle school Physical Education for Lindale Middle School in Anne Arundel County.
Head Coach – Bill Shook
Coach Shook returns to CVC after founding the club in 1985 and brings a wealth of experience to our program. Some of Bill’s accomplishments include: 49 total scholastic volleyball championships (collegiate & HS); USA Volleyball Carolina Region Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award (2002); nine “Coach of the Year” honors; inducted into Centennial HS Hall of Fame; and became just the fourth male coach to be inducted into the Howard County, Md., Women’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. Shook was the head coach at NCAA Division-II Mars Hill College from 1994-2003 where he also served as a faculty instructor in the physical education department. Since his time at Mars Hill, Bill has also been the head volleyball coach at Division-III Piedmont College, head volleyball and tennis coach at Lindsey Wilson College and most recently Head Volleyball Coach at Hollins College in Virginia. For the past 25 years Coach Shook has served as an instructor at NCAA Division-I volleyball camps (College of Charleston, Clemson, ETSU, Furman, Georgetown, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State/Juniata, Tennessee, UNC-Charlotte, U.S. Naval Academy) and has run his own clinics and private lessons in volleyball, tennis and swimming for 30 years. Prior to his 13 years as a head coach at the collegiate level, Shook was the head coach of the Centennial High School volleyball and tennis teams, where he claimed four state volleyball championships and three state tennis championships.
Assistant Coach – Laura Kuckuda
Laura has been involved with volleyball either coaching or playing since she was a young teenager. She is both IMPACT and CAP I Certified, plus a current member of USAV, AVCA and NSCA. She played for Metro Volleyball Club and for Atholton High School. Coach Kuckuda has coached at all age levels ranging from the 12’s up to the 18’s level. Currently, she is coaching the 17’s team for the third year in a row. Coach Kuckuda helped led the 17’s team to qualify and participate in Nationals last year in Dallas, TX. Coach Kuckuda has also been involved in building the “Advanced Volleyball Clinic’s” in the fall that is supported by Howard County Parks & Recreation. In addition to coaching for Columbia Volleyball Club, she is currently in her 2nd year assisting Michael Bossom at Goucher College for the women’s volleyball team. In addition to coaching, she holds a full time job currently working for Legal & General America, Inc. in Urbana, MD. Laura has been with CVC since 2001.
Head Coach – To Be Announced
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Head Coach – Kenny Mills
Coach Mills is a UMBC Men’s Volleyball Club alumni where he was a defensive specialist for the Retrievers and is now coaching for Columbia Volleyball Club for his eight season. Currently he is coaching the 17’s team for the fourth consecutive season and helped lead the 17′s team to qualify and participate in the 2013 Junior Nationals in Dallas, TX. He has been the Head Coach for the Lightning 16’s in 2003-04, Storm 15’s in 2005-06, Assistant Coach to Greg Giovanazzi with the Condors 14’s National team in 2006-07 and Head Coach for the Storm 15’s National team in 2007-2008. He is the former Head Varsity Coach at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, where he started coaching in 2000. He was Assistant Coach to the 2001 IAAM B Conference Championship team and took over as Head Coach in 2003. His 2004 and 2005 Varsity teams placed 2nd in the IAAM A Conference finals and won the title of A Conference Champions in 2008. He was also named All-Metro Coach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun and his 2007 and 2008 teams earned top ten rankings by The Baltimore Sun paper’s polls. Coach Mills is a USAV member, CPR/AED/First Aid and Impact Certified and is a Teacher/Education Coordinator in Howard County.
Assistant Coach – Jamie Bullock
Jamie was a 4-year starting varsity player at Glenelg High School where she graduated in 1999 and won a state championship in 1995 and was a runner up in 1997. Jamie played 7 years for Columbia Volleyball Club and attended ECU where she played club volleyball for 3 years. Jamie coached at South Central High School for 8 years as the varsity coach and was Coach of the Year in 2006, 2010 and 2011. Jamie is currently the head coach at Reservoir High School. Jamie has coached players that have gone on to play at Appalachian State University, Pitt Community College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jamie’s Club Coaching experience includes East Carolina Junior Volleyball Club and Coastal Plains Volleyball Club. This is Jamie’s second year as a coach for CVC.
Head Coach – Becky Paynter
Becky Played for CVC for 5 years and at River Hill High School where she was Howard County Player of the Year in 2008, all county 2006-2008, Ravens Athlete of the Week and First Team All-Met in 2008. Becky went on to play at Johns Hopkins University where she led the Bluejays to Conference championships in 2011 and 2012 as well as 2 appearances in the NCAAs 2011, 2012. Becky graduated from JHU in May 2013. Becky is currently working at MedStar Rehab network and tutors in math and science for Tutorrific, while coaching at River Hill High School as the Varsity Assistant Coach.
Assistant Coach – Laura Dickerson
Laura is entering her second year with the Columbia Volleyball Club after working with the 14U Condors during the 2012-2013 season. Laura also served as a coach for the developmental clinic hosted by CVC this fall working with 5th and 6th graders. Laura played 4 years of varsity volleyball at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN where she played on a TSSAA State Runner-Up team and earned All-State honors her senior year. She also played 3 years of club volleyball in the Chattanooga, TN area. During the club season, she experienced national play at a National Invitational Tournament in Phoenix, Az. Laura started coaching in Chattanooga, serving as an assistant coach for a middle school team and the 16U club team. Laura now works as a Speech/Language Pathologist for a Kennedy Krieger School program, specializing in students with severe Autism.
Head Coach – Jessica Harris
Coach Jess is entering her first season with Columbia Volleyball Club. She comes to us from Nanuet, New York with 15 years playing experience at all levels and 9 years coaching experience. She has had the privilege to coach and play for Downstate Juniors, Alpha Gamma Volleyball Club, Spring Valley High School and Nyack College (all located in New York). In June 2014, Jess took Washington D.C.’s Special Olympic Unified Adult team to Nationals at Rider University, where they placed 4th in their division. Currently Jess is serving as a clinician for USYVL in Pasadena, MD. She is IMPACT, CAP I, FA/CPR/AED Certified and trained in medication administration. In addition, she holds current membership with USAV. Jess currently lives in Laurel, MD and works in the District of Columbia where she coordinates services for people adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Co-Head Coach – Kristin Anderson
Kristin, a Centennial High School grad, is a former CVC player returning to coach for the club. At Centennial Kristin helped lead her team to a County, Region and State title in 2009 and she was an all-county and a Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention player. Kristin also played basketball at CHS and then went on to play volleyball at Millersville University. After graduating from Millersville with a Secondary Education degree and cum laude honors, Kristin is currently teaching American Government at Oakland Mills High School. This past fall season was Kristin’s first year coaching volleyball at Mt. Hebron High School.
Co-Head Coach – Allison Seeley
Allison has been playing volleyball for over 10 years. She started out with HCYP in middle school and then played for Howard High School for 4 years. During those 4 years she also played club for CVC for 3 years and TCA for 1 year. In college she was a founding member and player for the Christopher Newport University women’s club volleyball team. This past fall season was her first season coaching with the JV Atholton High School volleyball team. Allison recently graduated from CNU with a BS in neuroscience and minors in psychology and spanish. She is currently working as a health center associate for a women’s health clinic in Towson, MD. Allison is CPR/AED/First-Aid certified and working on her IMPACT certification.
Head Coach – Robin Burkowske
Robin has been playing volleyball for the past ten years and has coached for CVC for three years. She has worked with various age groups, from 14’s to 18’s, and is currently the head JV coach at, her alma mater, Atholton High School. She played two years for HCC and for the UMBC woman’s club team. Robin spent the past year working on a masters certificate in Italy and went on to teach English in Istanbul , Turkey. She is IMPACT and First Aid CPR/AED certified.
Assistant Coach – Stefanie Rain
Stef has been playing volleyball for the past ten years, and this year will be her second time coaching the CVC 12U team. Throughout those years, she has gained a great deal of experience–through practice facilitation and individual participation with age groups varying from middle school to college level. Since 2010, Stef has been a member (team player, as well as club treasurer) of the Towson Women’s Club Volleyball at Towson University, at which she is currently completing her degrees in Psychology, Gerontology, and English. Stef is First Aid/CPR/AED and Impact certified.
Head Coach – Robert Moy
Coach Moy began coaching several years ago with Wilde Lake High School at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. He then took a brief three-year hiatus from coaching before he applied for the Freshmen Volleyball Coach vacancy at Centennial High School. He served as CHS Freshmen coach for nine years before taking the JV coaching position for two years. Rob spent the 2012-2013 season away from the high school scene and assisted at Goucher College. This is Coach Moy’s second season at the helm of the Varsity at Atholton High School. Coach Moy has played USAV volleyball at the B and BB levels (when it was “USVBA”) and is Impact certified by the USAV. Coach Moy has been with CVC since 2001.
Head Coach – Larry Schofield
After serving as an assistant on nine Centennial state champion volleyball teams, Schofield claimed his own state title in his second year as a head coach and did it in style. Schofield led the top ranked Eagles to a 20-0 record and the Class 3A State title, a Maryland record 14th for the school, losing just two games overall after going 11-5 his first year. Schofield was the right hand man to Mike Bossom, who is now coaching Goucher after winning a Maryland record eight state titles, the last in 2005 and assisted Jerry Hulla on the Eagles’ 2006 state champions. Hulla opened the door for Schofield to take over by taking an assistant position at Towson University. Schofield is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and currently teaches Math at Centennial High School. “Schoach” has been a part of the Columbia Volleyball Club for over 17 years.
CVC Hawks 13U
Head Coach – Dana Mitchell
Dana entered the coaching world in 2012. She has played volleyball since 2002; graduated senior All Star in Montgomery County, and Gazette Honorable Mention. She continued to play for James Madison’s club team and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology; Exercise Science. In 2012, Dana was the JV head coach for Blake High School. She was also the Champions of Tomorrow 12s and 13s head coach; led the 13s to 2nd place in Gold for the South Atlantic Championships. Dana was the Varsity head coach for the Blake Boys team in spring of 2013 and is currently the Varsity head coach for the Blake Girls team. Dana is IMPACT/CAP I certified, AVCA/USAV member, and CPR/AED certified.
Head Coach – Mike Bossom
In addition to Mike’s duties as Head Coach of the club, Mike also was Head Coach for the 12U Falcons. See Mike’s Bio above.
CVC Owls 12U
Head Coach – To Be Announced
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced