Brooke Chilton-GAVC Head Coach
Brooke was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and is a graduate of Ringgold High School. She was a multi-sport athlete most of her life until choosing volleyball as her sport of choice. After graduation Brooke went on to earn multiple accreditations in the medical field where she has worked for the past 17 years. Brooke is a proud mother of a one child, Emmie Chilton, who is a GAVC player, and loves spending time with her family and friends. She is a lover of all sports, especially the Tennessee Vols. She has been coaching volleyball for the last four years and this season will be her second season as a head coach for GAVC.
McKenna Dean- GAVC Head Coach
McKenna Dean started playing volleyball in 5th grade, at age 11, when she decided to try out for her middle school team. She spent her middle school years building on her skills playing at Lewis Middle School in Valparaiso, FL. At age 13, McKenna moved to Ringgold, GA, where she attended Heritage High School. She played for Heritage all four years. She also played for Georgia Adrenaline all four years in high school as a former player of Lisa White Davis, GAVC Director. McKenna played all positions during her career in high school, but her specialties were libero and setting. She played in the AAU Nationals tournament in June following her senior year. Her passion is to aid girls in being able to do the fundamentals well, and continue to build on their skills throughout the season. She is currently in school at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. This is McKenna’s third year to coach for GAVC and looks forward to a successful club season this year.
Erica Lumpkin Foster-GAVC Head Coach
Erica graduated from Ringgold High School in 2000 and continued her education at the University of West Georgia. She started coaching volleyball in 2009 at her rival school Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. She has assisted in coaching eight teams to the state tournament 3 going all the way to the Elite Eight. Erica’s first year coaching club volleyball was in 2010 for North GA Rage. She has been married for 6 years to Kevin Foster of Chickamauga and has 4 children Infiniti, Miyah, Jakeob, and Ayvah. Erica has worked for Catoosa County Schools for the past 14 years. Her parents are Marshall and Edna Lumpkin of Ringgold, She has 2 brothers Durand (Dalton, GA ) and Anthony (Tampa, FL). Erica looks forward to coaching for GAVC for her second year!
Gary Hassell- GAVC Head Coach
Gary comes to Adrenaline this year as one of the most experienced coaches on staff. He started coaching club volleyball in 1999 while attending UTC for a degree in Physical Education. For his first four years he was assistant coach under two of the smartest local volleyball minds of the time. While coaching club, he refereed high school volleyball in order to gain a more in-depth knowledge and perspective of the game.
Gary’s coaching resume includes:
*Club volleyball… 16yrs – ages 12-18 (coached a young 12’s team to fourth in regionals)
*School volleyball… 8yrs- High school and Middle school (coached St Jude to their first undefeated season)
*YMCA volleyball… 7yrs – ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-15 (fun was had by all)
Every year since that first year, he has continued to learn something new about the game, the culture, and the benefits of volleyball. “My love for volleyball continues to grow. Aside from my own children’s success, the look on a player or family’s faces when barriers are overcome and goals are achieved is amazing. Most of all I am passionate about volleyball because it is the ultimate team sport. The teamwork required in this dynamic sport instills life skills that can impact a child’s life.”
Delissa Marshall-GAVC Assistant Coach
“Caring about the individual as a person and then as a volleyball player has always been my first priority.” Delissa began her coaching career at the Hamilton YMCA in Chattanooga in August, 2008, when her daughter Zariah McDonald was 7 years old. “I am a parent first and then a coach to each of my players.” Delissa was introduced to Adrenaline VB Club in 2015 when she was asked to head coach the 15’s age group. Her second season with GAVC, she was asked to coach a team in the 18’s age division. The past 2 seasons have been assisting Lisa White Davis in the 18s age group. Besides coaching, Delissa is a full-time paraprofessional for GNETS at Heritage Middle School. She has been married for 11 years to Fred Marshall who coaches for GAVC as well. They are proud parents of 4 children; DJ, Zariah, Dante, and Nicholas. Delissa said that she looks forward to the upcoming club season as she teams up coaching with the GAVC Director, Lisa White Davis.
Fred Marshall-GAVC Assistant Coach
Fred began his volleyball coaching career in 2010 when he coached at the YMCA league. Even though he has never played the game, he has put in countless hours learning the appropriate skills, rules, and concept of the coaching game. Fred is married to Delissa Marshall of 11 years who is also on the GAVC Coaching Staff. He currently works at Cigna and just completed his 8th season coaching at the Hamilton YMCA in Chattanooga. Fred was his wife’s assistant for 2 years, stepped out as a head coach for last club season, and is looking forward to assisting Mike Owens this season!
Michelle Morgan – GAVC Assistant Coach
Michelle has played volleyball for 11 years. She was able to play collegiate ball at a JUCO school starting off at Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA, and continued her volleyball career at Salem College in Winston Salem, NC. At Salem College, she earned all- conference twice and was also player of the year in her conference for 2013. Michelle’s sophomore year in college she was able to head coach for the college club team “Salem Spirits”. Her senior year she was the assistant coach for Salem College. Michelle graduated with her B.A. in Criminal Justice. She is currently working as a case manager at the Walker County Division of Family and Children Services. Last season she assisted Fred Marshall and is looking forward to this season with McKenna.
Christopher Sterl- GAVC Head Coach
Chris was born in Augsburg Germany and moved to the states when he was 8. He grew up in Columbus, GA and went to Shaw High School where he played baseball in the organized little leagues in Columbus. Chris joined the US Coast Guard and where he started learning and playing the game of volleyball. He played in the military recreational league and many tournaments in the SC area. Also, Chris played many years of 2 man beach volleyball in the Charleston area. He has coached several seasons for the NW Ga YMCA and thoroughly enjoyed it. His initial intention was to pass on his love of this sport to his daughters, and later realized that he really enjoyed coaching and watching players progress as a team. His goal is to help the players in the area to advance their game while promoting a team mentality. He wishes to make an impact players so they can one day pass on the love of this game to the next generation. He is looking forward to a successful second season with GAVC and teaming up with assistant coach, Wes Davis.
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