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 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 7 years and has 4 children Infiniti, Miyah, Jakeob, and Ayvah. Erica has worked for Catoosa County Schools for the past 15 years. Erica looks forward to coaching for GAVC for her third year!
Gary Hassell- GAVC Head Coach
Gary returns 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… 17yrs – ages 12-18 (coached a young 12’s team to fourth in regionals and finished 1st place silver with his 2019 17s team at SRVA 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
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.
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 third season with GAVC and teaming up with assistant coach, Wes Davis.
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