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Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth volleyball experience possible. We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators whom we invest. Our coaches utilize the strengths of each other by coming alongside one another’s teams. Our coaching staff works together for the betterment of the program, but also for the individual player. This encouraging of our coaches to seek after each other for continuing education is how we grow the game among staff. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Lindsey Webb

Cincy East Director of Operations


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Coaching Highlights


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Kristin Leggett

Cincy East Position and Performance Coordinator
Cincy East Training Coach


Certification(s):

Registered Dietitian
Certified Personal Trainer
IMPACT
Lindsey's Law

Coaching Highlights

"Being blessed with the opportunity to work with young athletes everyday"


Bio: Kristin Leggett has been coaching young players since 2010 following a big break from her volleyball life to start a business and a family.  She married following graduating from the University of Cincinnati where she played as a defensive specialist for the Bearcats for four years while completing her degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.  After working with the athletes as a strength and conditioning coach and dietitian, she started her current in- home training and nutrition consulting business and has been owner of this since 1996.  Currently Kristin is the Athletic Director of volleyball for the Cincinnati Trailblazers where she also coaches the Junior Varsity and Varsity squads.  She has also coached for East as a 12’s and 16’s coach, as well as a position and strength coach for the program.  She coaches with the expectation that players want to improve, will put forth effort to do so, and will treat teammates, coaches, refs, and opponents with respect.                       

Mike Jackson



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
TEAM USA SAFESPORT
Lindsey's Law
CPR & AED
First Aid
Pupil Activity
Double Goal Coach 1

Coaching Highlights

2013 OVR Regional Gold Championship
OVR and Pioneer Tournament Championships


Bio: Mike has been a coach at East since 2011. He is also the Milford Assistant Varsity/Freshman Coach and runs a program for youth players called Cincy Juniors. Mike has been a constant at Cincy East coaching our middle school age athletes training them using sound fundamentals along with teaching court presence. He played Volleyball for over 15 years in Cincinnati Indoor and Sand Leagues. Mike is also a former college football player and is a graduate of Thomas More College with a B.A. in Business.                      

Eric Snider

Cincy East Digital Marketing Specialist


Certification(s):

IMPACT
Play Positive
CDC Concussion
NFSHSA Concussion
TEAM USA SAFESPORT
Lindsey's Law
Archdiocese of Cincinnati VIRTUS Certificate
                

Coaching Highlights

2018 Indianapolis Nike Mideast Qualifier Gold Champions
2017 Seven Gold Finishes 4 Championships
2016 Six Gold Finishes; Lava Championship
2014 Otterbein University Championship 
2012,13,14 CYO League Champions
2012 Team Z Tournament Champions


Bio: Father of four including triplets. Husband to an incredibly patient lady who has spent her life teaching. His love of volleyball began as a youth on the beaches in Clearwater Florida. Eric started coaching volleyball back in 2006 in the Cincinnati Catholic Youth League. He is a graduate of Xavier University with a B.S. in Physical Education, Adaptive Physical Education, and Health. Eric's teams have won major championships such as the 2018 Nike MEQ and finished in Gold on a consistent basis. This past season was a proud moment in is coaching career as five of his players made their high school varsity programs as freshman.                       

Sandra Soutter



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
TEAM USA SAFESPORT
Lindsey's Law

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Sandra is a mother of five wonderful children and wife to Greg Soutter. She comes to us from an extensive volleyball background beginning her coaching in the Texas leagues where she helped with developing the famed Rally Volleyball Club. Her heart is with the youth players of our club. Sandra is also the Cincy East Youth and Community Coordinator overseeing all of the little ones around the courts.                          

Abby Soutter



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
TEAM USA SAFESPORT
Lindsey's Law

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Abby comes to us as a former Cincy East player. She has extensive Club and Varsity level playing experience. Abby has traveled the club circuit and experienced various coaching styles. 2018 was her first year assisting her mother Sandra and father Greg who also both coached for Cincy East. Abby immediately connected with our 11U team and 13U teams. Abby shared her modern day playing experiences and also taught 11U how to just be silly and enjoy this wonderful sport.
                       

Dan Coyne


Certification(s):

Nationally certified High School Coach Level I and Level 2 (National Federation of State High School Associations)
Ohio State High School Athletic Association certified coach
CPR Qualified (Current)
USAV IMPACT
TEAM USA SAFESPORT
Archdiocese of Covington VIRTUS Certificate
Lindsey's Law


Coaching Highlights

Southern Buckeye Athletic Academic High School Coach of the Year American Division (Amelia HS 2014)

Southern Buckeye Athletic Academic High School Coach of the Year American Division (Williamsburg HS 2018)ASCII

Junior National Champion Chicago (2003) 13 Gold Division

Numerous OVR and Pioneer Region Tournament Championships



Bio: Dan has been playing and coaching volleyball for 30 plus years.  He learned how to play volleyball while stationed in Florida and Southern California during his 23 years in the United States Navy.  He played and coached on numerous base, fleet, and high school teams both overseas and stateside. After he retired from the United States Navy he became an elementary school teacher within the West Clermont School District and has continued coaching both High School and USAV volleyball.                         

Carla Fite


Certification(s):

Fundamentals of Coaching
Impact
CAP 1
Double Goal Coach 1
VIRTUS
CPR
Pupil Activity
Lindsey's Law

Coaching Highlights

150+ varsity wins
SBAAC Coach of the Year 2011,2012,2016,2017
SBAAC Champions 2011,2012,2013,2014,2016,2017
Coaches Achievement Award 2012
2018 Positively Charged Tourney Champs
2012 Cincy East Tourney Champs 14’s
2012 Classic Blue Crush 14’s runner Up
2009 Indy Jr Mini 15 Champions
2009 Kapea Buckeye 15’s Champions


Bio: Carla is married with two beautiful children. She received an Education degree from Wilmington College. Carla has been coaching volleyball since 2008. Her experience includes coahing from 9U through 17U. Currently Carla the Varsity Coach at Western Brown High School and  3rd grade coach at St. Louis. She is also one of our 10U coaches.                          

Leah Bailey



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights

2018 Positively Charged Tourney Champs


Bio: Leah comes to us as a veteran Cincy East player. She spent 7 years in the program here at East. Shortly after she began her coaching career mentoring under East staff members Dan Coyne, Carla Fite, and Kristin Leggett. Leah has since taken a Head Coach position for the home school athletic club Trailblazers and will be coaching for Cincy East as well. She also attends the University of Cincinnati. Go BEARCATS!                     

Jadyn Nuss


Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights

Just being part of this beautiful game!


Bio: Jadyn comes to Cincy East from the northern part of Ohio with an extensive background in modern defensive strategies and player techniques. She broke into volleyball early on playing for Lima Central Catholic Varsity as a Libero along with playing for over six years at the prestigious Grandlake Volleyball Club. Her latest coaching position was with NKYVC. We are now happy to say she is a member of the Cincy East Coaching staff.                 

Paige Berry


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Coaching Highlights


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Jay Stotz



Certification(s):

CAP I
IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
TEAM USA SAFESPORT
Sudden Cardiac Awareness
Junior Officiating
Lindsey's Law

Coaching Highlights

2018 3rd Place Division Finish OVR Championships


Bio:  Jay has enjoyed playing competitive indoor and sand volleyball for well over 20 years. He started coaching youth sports in 2010 and jumped at the the opportunity to coach his favorite sport of volleyball in 2015 where he could share his passion and knowledge with the next generation. Jay focused on fundamental skills for 8U through 12U who were just learning the game, and in 2017 he was invited to join Cincy East. At the club level, Jay continues to emphasize the fundamentals, but also introduces a higher-level understanding of the game and how to compete.                       

Lauren Jennings

“Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and do things you normally wouldn’t do. The best things can happen for you if you just step out of your comfort zone.”


Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights

 


Bio: Lauren comes to us from Northwestern Ohio. She grew up on the volleyball court watching her sister Nicole. When it was her turn she starred as an OH for Lima Central Catholic High School and was the Northwest Conference Scholar Athlete of The Year. While there, Lauren spent a lot of her time helping the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. She also played her club ball for Trailblazers VBC and Gold Diggers Volleyball Cub. Lauren has recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Communications and Business Administration.
                        

Nicole Jennings

Channel Your Inner Taylor Swift and Shake it Off!"


Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights

 


Bio: Nicole has been coaching for 7 years. She began her coaching career at Positively Charged. Nicole also coached for Amelia High School JV under Cincy East coach Dan Coyne. She is full of energy and very passionate about the sport of volleyball. Nicole likes to have fun and enjoy the game while teaching young people volleyball. She is a big proponent of skills and technique. Watching the player’s progress through the season, seeing them overcome and grow is so rewarding. This keeps her coming back to coach every year.
                        

Amanda Kaylor



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Playing Highlights

District 15 Honorable Mention - 2005
District 15 Senior All Star - 2005


Bio: Amanda comes to us from Kettering Ohio. She grew up playing volleyball at the prestigious Archbishop Alter High School and Dayton Juniors Volleyball Club. After her varsity career she played club at Miami Oxford University during her collegiate years. Amanda began her coaching career at Club Vegas Volleyball where she was an assistant Coach her first season working on player development.

Her next several seasons she moved on to become a Head Coach at Vegas eventually coming back home to coach for Air City at ages 13 through 15. She joined Cincy East during 2017-2018 season coaching 12U. In her second season at East Amanda has been moved into our National level program. Her love of volleyball, from playing to coaching the sport, has always been a big part of her life. She finds it rewarding and challenging to help develop players in all aspects of the game and enjoy watching players grow and excel in their career.
                      

Devon Riddle

"Do or do not, there is no try." - Yoda


Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Devon played volleyball for over ten years, from high school into college. She was a right side hitter for her high school varsity team and also played middle. Devon played club volleyball in college at the University of Cincinnati as a right side as well. She has a degree in Aerospace Engineering which keeps her busy off the court. Currently, she is working as a Project Engineer and plays sand volleyball at Grand Sands three nights a week. Her primary coaching experience consists of assisting fellow players on the sand volleyball court and part time assistant coaching high school athletes.                         

Emma Keough

Cincy East Training Coach

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." -Vince Lombardi


Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Emma Keough joins Cincy East for a second season. Last season she assisted the 15-2 team and this year will assist the 10-1 team. She will also be a position coach. Emma finished her fifth season as the Varsity Head Coach at Clermont Northeastern High School. She played at Morehead State University for five seasons (2007-2011). After red-shirting her freshman year, she started as a middle blocker for her final four years. During her red-shirt senior season, she helped lead the Eagles to their first ever NCAA appearance after being named OVC Tournament MVP. Emma is second all-time in career block assists at MSU. Her undergraduate degree from MSU is in Elementary and Special Education. She holds a Masters degree in School Administration. Emma teaches second grade at CNE Elementary.                         

Azia Ketron



Certification(s):

IMPACT
CDC Concussion
SafeSport

Coaching Highlights

2018 Five Gold finishes and 2 Championships


Bio: Azia comes to Cincy East from the sand courts. She has spent the last 14 years playing competitive sand around the city of Cincinnati. Azia also coaches indoor volleyball at Beechwood Middle School. Beginning her club coaching career in 2018 Azia has found that watching the growth of these young athletes over the long club season absolutely fulfilling.                          

Korey Puckett



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Coaching Highlights


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Jennifer Hoh

 


Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Jennifer played the sport of volleyball through school and played many years of sand volleyball before starting my family.  She has three beautiful children ranging from ages 10 tho 23. Her wonderful husband supports her with all of these coaching endeavors. Jennifer has coached volleyball since 2015 working with age 8 & 9. She also has coached girls softball the last few years. Her teams have won a few championships over the past few seasons. It's truly exciting to watch the young people come from no experience grow into high level players in just a few short seasons. Jennifer's love of coaching is due to being able to help build confident & strong young ladies that work and play extremely hard while having fun mastering this wonderful sport. I believe that these traits will take them far in the sports career as well as life.                         

Steve Skavlem



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Steve has been involved with volleyball since his playing days for Williams College.  After college, he played indoor and sand whenever possible wherever his work life took him. Back in Cincinnati, his love for the game and his daughters’ interest in it led him to coaching both competitive and recreational volleyball. He has been a coach for CYO at the level of 7th and 8th grade and also club. He believes in strong fundamentals and keeping the game as simple as possible to help drive player development and in playing smart volleyball. Players have different natural instincts and abilities and he enjoys working with what comes naturally and then making improvements from there. Seeing each player become the best that they can be while finding good team chemistry is the key to success.       

Erin Veatch



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights

Coaching alongside my dad!


Bio: Erin has been coaching volleyball since 2012 and has been at Cincy East since 2016. She keeps a love for volleyball in the family by being an assistant coach for the 13’s level with her dad, Mike Jackson. She also coaches for the youth volleyball training center, Cincy Juniors. She has played competitively at various clubs in the area and for Milford High School where she was a setter and libero. She graduated from EKU and got her Master’s in Education at UC. She is an 8th grade Spanish teacher at her alma mater, Milford, where she is also the current 8th grade head volleyball coach. Go Eagles!                     

Steve Iram



Certification(s):

IMPACT
NFSHSA Concussion
Lindsey's Law
TEAM USA SAFESPORT

Coaching Highlights


Bio: Steve is starting his time at Cincy East as an assistant coach in our National program. He started playing volleyball for Milford High School from 2007 through 2011. During that time period he also played club for Cincinnati Attack. After high school Steve continued playing club for Bowling Green University beginning in 2011. Now that he has returned to Cincinnati Steve is ready begin coaching.
                        

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