Coaches

CVC CLUB HEAD COACH
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.
CVC 18U COMETS
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, Liberty, Wilmington University, Holy Family, LaSalle, and Shepherd University. Currently he teaches and served as the Head Coach at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, MD from 2013- 2015 where he was named 2014 & 2015 Carroll County Times Coach of the Year while winning back to back conference championships and a Regional Championship in 2015, and before that at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. Michael is an AVCA member, CAP 1 Certified, IMPACT, and First Aid & CPR/AED certified. This is his fourth season with Columbia, 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 16 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 and completed her Masters in Sports Psychology from Capella University in 2009. Upon arriving in Maryland in 2004, Coach Monica began coaching at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD. She coached the JV squad from 2005-2008 as well as 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 Title in 2009, 2010, and 2015. She also helped lead the team to the finals in 2011,2013,2014. She has been part of the CVC coaching staff since 2007, coaching age groups of 15,17, and 18s. 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.
CVC 17U ECLIPSE
Head 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 fourth year in a row. Coach Kuckuda helped led the 17’s team to qualify and participate in Nationals in 2013 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 assisted Michael Bossom at Goucher College for the women’s volleyball team from 2012 – 2014. This is also Kuda’s second year as the Associate Head Coach for CVC. 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.
Assistant Coach – Christina Catanach
Christina has grown up around volleyball her entire life. Her father is the coach at the University of Tampa and has been for 34 years. Her sister also played at Duke University. She began playing club volleyball at age 9 in Tampa, FL. Christina played all the way through 18s at Tampa United Volleyball Club and was part of 4 state championship teams at Plant High School in Tampa. She went on to play volleyball at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. She graduated in 2015 and am now a 2nd grade teacher in Howard County.
CVC 17U STARS
Head Coach – Joe Reuben
Joe has been coaching for over 25 years and has been a Club Director in Atlanta, GA and Springfield, IL.  He has coached in San Francisco, Phoenix, Memphis, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Springfield and London. He recently moved to the Fredrick area and spent the last year coaching the 15’s team at RVC in Richmond, VA. He is Impact and CAP certified and also a PAVO and USAV referee. He has played volleyball in numerous countries and still continues to play in the age division at the US Open and Huntsman Games. He will be coaching the US girls team at the Maccabi Games in Israel next year.  Joe also worked as a Field of Play Supervisor at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.
Assistant Coach – Stefanie Rain
Stef has been playing volleyball for the past twelve years, and this year will be her fourth year coaching a CVC team. During 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. Stef graduated from Towson University in 2015, and she has degrees in Psychology and Gerontology, as well as a minor in English. She is also First Aid/CPR/AED, Impact, and SafeSport certified.
CVC 16U LIGHTNING
Head Coach – Kenny Mills
Coach Mills is a UMBC Men’s Volleyball Club alumni where he was a defensive specialist for the Retrievers. Entering his tenth season coaching for CVC, this will be his second consecutive season as Head Coach for the Lightning (16’s).  Last Season, Coach Mills lead his team to a Bronze Medal finish in the 2016 CHRVA Open Regionals and a Finalist finish at the 2016 Open division of the East Coast Championships. In the past,  after four consecutive seasons co-coaching the Eclipse (17’s) which he helped lead to qualify and participate in the 2013 Junior Nationals in Dallas, TX, he has been the Head Coach for the Lightning in 2004, Storm (15’s) in 2006 and 2008 and Assistant Coach to his mentor Greg Giovanazzi with the Condors (14’s) in the 2007 season. He is the former Head Varsity Coach for Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, where he coached from 2000-2008 and currently continues his support of the volleyball program there.  As Head Varsity Coach, he lead the team to their first semi-final finish in the IAAM “A” Conference in 2003 and led his team to 3 runner up finishes in 04’, 05’, and 07’ before winning the “A” Conference title in 2008. He was named All-Metro Coach of the Year by ”The Baltimore Sun” in 2008 and his 07’ and 08’ teams earned the schools program their first top ten rankings by The Baltimore Sun polls. Coach Mills is a USAV member, CPR/AED/First Aid and IMPACT Certified and is a Teacher/Education Coordinator in Howard County while pursuing a career as a Massage Therapist/Practitioner.
Assistant Coach – Anna Romano
Anna has been coaching volleyball for the past 4 years at various levels (15s-18s). Most recently she assists Varsity at Mt. Hebron High School. She played CVC volleyball from age 10 to 18, earning a spot on their travel teams each year.  She played for High Point University. Anna was also a four year varsity player at Mt. Hebron High School from 2003 to 2006.  She was a two year captain at Mt. Hebron her junior and senior year.  Anna works as a financial analyst for Lockheed Martin Corp.
CVC 16U THUNDER
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 – Maddie Chervenak
Maddie started her volleyball career playing at Columbia Volleyball Club on the 13 Eagles team and culminated her club career on the 18 Comets. After being a 4-year starting libero at Hammond High School, Maddie went on to play NCAA Division 2 volleyball at Mars Hill University. After graduating from MHU, Maddie returned to Maryland and is a 5th grade teacher in Montgomery County and the freshman volleyball coach at Atholton High School. Maddie is excited to be coaching at CVC!
CVC 15U STORM
Head Coach – Susan McDonough
Susan has been playing club volleyball since she was 10 years old in Michigan and Ohio. Susan played at Caldwell University in New Jersey for four years as OH/DS, winning the CACC conference back to back years 2011, 2012 and making two NCAA appearances in 2011 and 2012. Most recently Susan has been coaching as a 14-2 head coach and 14-1 assistant coach at Allegro Volleyball Club in New Jersey. Susan moved to Maryland last year and is currently a mathematics teacher at Joppatowne High School in Harford County. Susan is the head varsity coach for Joppatowne High School.  This is Susan’s second year at CVC and she is looking forward to a great season.
Assistant Coach – Julie Poston
For Julie Poston volleyball has been a tradition. Her mother played collegiately and her three older sisters played for CVC. Julie started playing club volleyball in the 4th grade and played her entire club career with CVC. In addition to her experience playing for CVC, Julie has participated in the CHRVA High Performance program. Julie played varsity volleyball for 4 years while attending Reservoir High School, In 2007 the Gators were state finalists and in 2008 they won a state championship, with Julie receiving the Most Valuable Player award that year. Julie then went to play volleyball for Salisbury University for 4 years where her teams won two conference championships and were invited twice to the NCAA tournament making one Elite 8 appearance. While at Salisbury Julie made all conference three times. Julie has a minor in coaching from Salisbury University and this is her second year with CVC.
CVC 15U TYPHOON
Head Coach – Bill Shook
Coach Shook returns to CVC (12th season) 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 the 2016 class of the Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame; Centennial HS Hall of Fame; and became just the fourth male coach to be inducted into the Howard County, 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 University 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 31 years. Prior to his 16 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 – Paige Coolahan
Paige played club volleyball with CVC for 2 years and at Mt. Hebron High School for 4 years, playing middle. She recently graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a degree in Media & Communication Studies.  She was the secretary for the UMBC Women’s Club Volleyball Team, where she started as a middle and transitioned to OH. This will be Paige’s first year coaching for CVC.
CVC 14U CONDORS
Head Coach – Todd Thompson
Todd brings strong coaching and playing experience to CVC.  Locally he has coached with both Atholton and Centennial High School’s varsity programs as an assistant coach.  Todd has coached in Arizona, California, and with the USAV High Performance (HP) program.  He played indoor and beach volleyball for 30+ years at the AA/Open level, and for USVBA clubs and clubs at Montana State, Arizona State, and Stanford.  Todd is USAV Impact, Safesport, CAP I/II certified, and is a CAP III candidate.  Todd lives in Columbia Maryland with his family and works for Booz Allen Hamilton.
Assistant Coach – Kate Shea
Kate is a 2015 graduate of Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD where she was a varsity player for three years. In Kate’s Sophomore year, Arundel was a Maryland State Volleyball Runner-up in the 2012 MPSSA State Tournament. Kate was a Captain of Arundel’s Varsity team and a 2nd team all-county player. Kate is a former CVC player and has coached at the club’s affiliated Summer and Fall clinics and camps. Kate currently attends Anne Arundel Community College where she is studying nursing. This is Kate’s second season as a coach for CVC.
Assistant Coach – Willie Cho
Willie Cho started playing volleyball during High School, some MANY, MANY moons ago!  As an accomplished player in NYC, he won back to back player of the year awards for New York City in 1997-1999.  He was a member of the bronze winning NY empire state team in 1999 in Ithaca, NY.  He went on to play Club volleyball at the University of Michigan and continues to play recreationally today.  This is Willie’s second year coaching at CVC. He is extremely excited to come back and work hard, play hard and have fun as a team!
CVC 14U CARDINALS
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.
Assistant Coach – Jessie Link
Jessie played club volleyball with CVC for 6 years, and also played varsity volleyball at Centennial for her four years there. Jessie graduated from Centennial in 2014, and now attends the University of Maryland Baltimore County where she studies Psychology and is currently the president of the UMBC Women’s Club Volleyball team. This is Jessie’s third season coaching club with CVC.
CVC 14U Thrashers
Head Coach – Jessica Harris
Coach Jess is entering her third season with Columbia Volleyball Club. She comes to us from Nanuet, New York with seventeen years playing experience at all levels and eleven 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 June2014, Jess took Washington D.C.’s Special Olympic Unified Adult team to Nationals at Rider University, where they placed fourth in their division. Currently Jess is serving in her fourth season as a youth 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.
Assistant Coach – Michelle D’Ascenzo
This is Michelle’s first year coaching at CVC.  She is currently the JV volleyball coach for Chapelgate Christian Academy and was the Assistant Girls Varsity Basketball coach for the past 2 years.  Michelle works full time as a Realtor and Paralegal and lives in Woodbine with her husband Mark and their two children Danielle (Dani), Gregory and their puggle Max.  Michelle is excited to share this coaching experience with Coach Harris, who coached her daughter Dani on the 15 Storm in the 2014-15 Season.  Michelle is CPR/AED/First Aid and IMPACT Certified
CVC 13U EAGLES
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.
Assistant Coach – Lynn Paynter
Lynn’s Bio Coming Soon…
CVC 13U Hawks
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 began as the Girls JV 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 has been the Boys Varsity Head Coach at Blake High School since spring of 2013 and the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Blake since fall of 2013. She has been coaching with CVC since 2013. Dana is IMPACT/CAP I certified, AVCA/USAV member, and CPR/AED certified.
Assistant Coach – Robyn West
Robyn played with CVC for 9 years as well as 4 years of varsity at Centennial High School, where she won 3 state championships. She went on to play as a right side hitter at NCAA Division I Elon University. This will be Robyn’s first year coaching with CVC and she is very excited to be a part of the club and about the upcoming season.
CVC 12U FALCONS
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.
Assistant Coach – Marissa Duncan
Marissa played club volleyball for 5 years and spent 3 of those years with CVC. She also played varsity volleyball for 3 years while she was attending Mount Hebron High School. She currently attends University of Maryland Baltimore County where she studies psychology and information systems. Marissa also plays on the UMBC Volleyball team and is currently their captain. This will be Marissa’s second year coaching with CVC.
CVC 12U Owls
Head Coach – Staci Paige
Staci played four years of high school varsity volleyball in northern Texas before relocating to Howard County, Maryland. She played NJCAA volleyball for CCBC Catonsville in 2001-02 who were Maryland JUCO Region XX champions both seasons. Staci spent three years coaching 12U recreational teams in both northern Texas and Howard County, Maryland. Staci works full time as a social science research analyst at Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is IMPACT and CPR/AED certified. This is Staci’s second year as a head coach with CVC.
Assistant Coach – Amanda Ross
Amanda has played volleyball for the past six years, all of which have been for CVC. She played three years on Mount Hebron’s Varsity team for which she was captain two of the years. This will be Amanda’s second year assistant coaching with CVC, having helped with the 9-11 Red Hornets last year.
CVC RED HORNETS
Head Coach – Kristina Mercier
Head Coach (TBD) Bio Coming Soon…
Assistant Coach – TBD
Assistant Coach (TBD) Bio Coming Soon…