Coaches

CVC COMETS 18U
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 – 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. 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’s Club Coaching experience includes East Carolina Junior Volleyball Club and Coastal Plains Volleyball Club. This is Jamie’s first year as a coach for CVC.
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 – 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.
Assistant Coach – Lauren Warner
This year will mark the 10th year for Coach Lauren as a volleyball coach. Coach Lauren played volleyball in high school all 4 years and played club volleyball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Lauren began her coaching career in Carroll County as the JV and then Head Varsity Coach at Liberty High School. In 2008, Coach Lauren took her team to the 2A State Championship and won. Coach Lauren is IMPACT certified, is a USAV member, and is CPR/AED certified and is currently a middle school vocal music teacher at Oklahoma Road Middle School in Carroll County.
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 – Charlotte Harris
Charlotte is entering her first season as a coach at Columbia Volleyball club. She is currently the graduate assistant for the Goucher volleyball program after a standout career as a libero at Division I Mercer University. Harris played for the Bears from 2008-2012, earning First-Team All-Atlantic Sun honors as a junior after setting a new program record with 638 digs. She was the first Mercer player to ever receive first-team recognition, and she was one of only 14 players in Division I with over 600 digs. She finished the season ranking 16th in the nation in digs/set. Harris was named the Atlantic Sun Libero of the Year for her performance. As a senior, she was a team captain and led the bears once again in digs. The Chapel Hill, N.C., native was a multiple A-Sun All-Academic honoree as well, and graduated from Mercer in 2012 with a major in psychology and a minor in communications. In the summer of 2013 she went back to work for the club she had played for and served as a resource coach at Triangle Volleyball club. She is currently getting her masters of education from Goucher College with a specialization in Athletic Leadership and Administration.
Assistant Coach – Tori Rain
Tori played her junior and senior year on Centennial High School’s varsity team and the team won a state championship her junior year. Throughout high school, she played club first at Team Force then TCA and ending her career at MVA.
Tori went on to play at Goucher College where she is completing her last year there, as a Psychology and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies double major and Spanish minor. She has coached two years of her college career, taking a year off to compete in track and field events where she now holds the school record for throwing javelin. Along with coaching club, she has volunteered her time helping out high school teams.
CVC TYPHOON 15U
Head Coach – Anna Lee Romano
Anna is a second year coach at CVC. She played CVC volleyball from age 10 to 18, earning a spot on their travel teams each year. Anna was also a four year varsity player and two year captain at Mt. Hebron High School from 2003 to 2006. She is a member of USVA and an IMPACT certified coach. Anna loves developing young players in strong athletes.
Assistant Coach – Susan Wiggs
This is Susan’s 2cd year coaching with CVC. She has coached the JV volleyball team at Mount Hebron High School for 4 years. She also coached HCYP volleyball for several years and ran a beginning clinic for Howard County Recreation and Parks for 2 years. Susan started playing volleyball in college and enjoys sharing her love of the game. Susan is a member of USAV, and Impact, First Aid and CPR certified.
CVC CONDORS 14U
Head Coach – Todd Thompson
Todd brings extensive coaching & playing experience to CVC. Locally, Todd has coaching experience with both Atholton and Centennial High School’s varsity teams as an assistant coach and has been a successful club coach in both Arizona & California. Todd has played volleyball for 30+ years, mostly in California and Arizona at the AA/Open level for USVBA clubs as well as collegiate club teams at Montana State, Arizona State, and Stanford. He also played AA/Open beach volleyball. Todd is USAV CAP I and Impact Certified. After working 25 years with Lockheed Martin, last as Chief Technology Officer – Todd recently left to partner in a new IT venture.
Assistant 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.
Assistant Coach – Howard Ngork
Howard has been playing volleyball since his teenage years and is entering his first season as an assistant coach in the club world. He played varsity for two years at Williamsville North HS in Western NY and in 2004, was recognized as one of the top liberos in the region. During his career in the United States Marine Corps, he was selected to play on the All-Marine Volleyball team in 2012 and 2013. During the 2012 season, he was also selected to play on the Armed Forces Volleyball team, where they traveled overseas to compete against other countries. Howard is currently the assistant coach for the Blake Varsity Girls Volleyball Team.
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 – Corinne Kahler
Corinne has been playing volleyball since 2007. She played for her high school, York Country Day School, for four years, and played club around York, Pennsylvania, playing for Yorktowne, York YMCA, and Norlanco volleyball clubs. She currently plays at Goucher College, where she is a sophomore psychology major. This is Corinne’s first season coaching club with CVC.
CVC EAGLES 13U
Head Coach – Laura Shaw
Laura was a 4 year Varsity Volleyball and Softball player for Patuxent High School and played 6 years of Volleyball with the SMJ Club in Southern Maryland. She also played 4 years of Volleyball and Softball at York College of Pennsylvania where she received her MBA. Laura is currently a Systems Analyst at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and is also CAP 1 Certified. Laura has been with CVC since 2007.
Assistant Coach – To Be Announced
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.