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.
Assistant Coach – Ed Benish
Ed joins CVC after 2 seasons as a Head Coach for CVVC, winning the CHRVA 15’s Club Regional Championship in 2014 and leading the 16’s team to the GJNC in New Orleans in 2015. He began his volleyball career playing at Carlisle HS (PA) before attending Penn State and graduating with a B.S. Secondary Science Education in 2011. With 6 years of coaching at multiple levels, Ed is the Head Coach at Westminster HS and an Assistant Coach at McDaniel College. Currently in his 3rd year at WHS, the Lady Owls won the 3A North Regional Championship in 2014, the first in school history, securing a spot in the 3A State Semifinals. Under the guidance of new Head Coach Wolverton at McDaniel College beginning in 2012, Ed assisted in recovering the program to a .662 winning percentage in 2013-15, including 2 trips to the conference playoffs. Ed is an AVCA member, IMPACT and First Aid/CPR Certified.
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 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.
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 – Kenny Mills
Coach Mills is a UMBC Men’s Volleyball Club alumni where he was a defensive specialist for the Retrievers. This will be his ninth season coaching for CVC. Currently Head Coach for the Lightning (16’s) 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. In the past, he has been the Head Coach for the Lightning in 2003-04, Storm (15’s) in 2005-06 and 2007-2008 and Assistant Coach to Greg Giovanazzi with the Condors (14’s) in 2006-07. 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 and won the title of A Conference Champions in 2008. He was named All-Metro Coach of the Year by The Baltimore Sun in 2008 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 – 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 has been the assistant coach for Joppatowne High School for the past two years and will be the head coach next season. This is Susan’s first 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 first year with CVC.
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.
Assistant Coach – Katryna Katulski
Katryna has been playing volleyball since the 4th grade and attended high school at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville where she played for 4 years. Now attending Howard Community College (dental hygiene/ biology major), Katryna just finished up playing 2 years of NJCAA for the HCC Dragons. This past fall, Katryna was the head JV coach for Mount de Sales and is now enjoying her first year of coaching with CVC.
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 is entering her second season coaching for CVC Typhoon. She started out coaching in 2014 with Atholton High School’s JV volleyball team and then joined CVC that fall. She is a former CVC player and former Howard High volleyball captain. She was also a founding member, president, and starting player for her Christopher Newport University club volleyball team. As a recent graduate of CNU with her BS in Neuroscience, she is currently working at a medical assistant in a Towson health clinic. Allison is a USAV member and CPR/AED/First-Aid and IMPACT/SafeSport certified.”
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.
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 second season coaching club with CVC.
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 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 – 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 first season as a coach for CVC.
CVC 13U Raptors
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 and is currently the assistant varsity coach at Long Reach High School. 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 first season with CVC.
Assistant Coach – Lauren Scepura
Lauren’s Bio Coming Soon…
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’s Bio Coming Soon…