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 COMETS 18U
Head Coach – To Be Announced
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced
CVC ECLIPSE 17U
Co-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 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.
Co-Head Coach – Kenny Mills
Coach Mills is a UMBC Men’s Volleyball Club team alumni where he was a defensive specialist for the Retrievers and is now coaching for Columbia Volleyball Club for his seventh season. Currently he is coaching the 17’s team for the third 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, Impact Certified and is a Teacher/Education Coordinator in Howard County.
CVC LIGHTNING 16U
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 All-State recognitions within the state level. 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 serves as the Head Coach at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, MD, and before that at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. Michael is an AVCA member, IMPACT, and First Aid & CPR/AED certified. He currently teaches, and lives in Baltimore County with his wife and son- this is his second season with CVC.
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced
CVC THUNDER 16U
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.
CVC STORM 15U
Head Coach – Jessica Harris
More information about Jessica coming soon.
Assistant Coach – Jay Phillip
More information about Jay coming soon.
CVC TYPHOON 15U
Head Coach – To Be Announced
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced
CVC CONDORS 14U
Head Coach – To Be Announced
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced
CVC CARDINALS 14U
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 season Coach Moy has taken the helm as head coach of the Varsity at Atholton High School. Coach Moy has played USAV volleyball at the B and BB levels (when it was “USVBA”) and has been CAP I and Impact certified by the USAV. Coach Moy has been with CVC since 2001.
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced
CVC EAGLES 13U
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 – Amanda Kupiec
Amanda played club volleyball for 6 years, and played for Howard High School as well, graduating in 2012. Amanda graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a baking & pastry degree in May 2014 and is now employed full time at her family’s bakery (Kupcakes & Co.) in Elkridge, Maryland. This is Amanda’s first year coaching with CVC and we are excited to have her back!
CVC CANARIES 12U
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
Although this is her first official year coaching, Stef has been playing volleyball for the past nine years. 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 certified in First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Heart Association.