Ken Streilein began his coaching career in 1991 as an assistant boys volleyball coach at Central High School. After 14 years at Central he became the Hollidaysburg Area girls volleyball coach. After eight years at Hollidaysburg he returned to Central to become the head coach of the boys program for five seasons. Along the way, he also coached the junior high girls team at Spring Cove and is currently the assistant varsity coach for the Central girls team.
After two years of running the Phoenix Volleyball Club, he, along with Bob Kasun, founded the Horseshoe Volleyball Club in 2010 and began competing in the 2011 club volleyball season. Along with coaching, Ken has been a PIAA volleyball official for 30 years and is a USAV and NCAA volleyball official.
After a brief stint of playing football in college, Mike made the transition to volleyball in 2009 when he transferred to Juniata College. Mike was a setter, libero and outside for four years until graduating from Juniata in 2012. For the next five years, Mike spent time as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the men's volleyball team at Saint Francis University (2012-2013) as well as the Assistant Coach for the men's team at Juniata College (2013-2016). In 2013, Mike became a coach with Horseshoe Volleyball Club and has coached the 18s, 16s and 12s since 2013. Mike has also been the girls volleyball head coach at Tyrone High School since 2014. Mike leads many of our summer clinics as well as the youth and elementary development programs.
Brennan was a 4-year member of the Bishop Guilfoyle boys volleyball team and was part of the first District 6 championship teams in 2013 and 2014. He went on to graduate from West Virginia University where he graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management in 2017. Brennan has spent the last two season as the junior varsity coach for the boys team at Bishop Guilfoyle. Brennan has been a coordinator for the Summer Slam tournament since 2015 and can be found working local camps and clinics, and playing in local leagues and tournaments.
Audrey graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Management from Lock Haven University in 2002, where she played outside hitter for the Bald Eagles. She has coached high school and club volleyball for 9 years. In addition to coaching with Horseshoe Volleyball Club, Audrey is also an assistant coach with the State College girls volleyball team and previously coached for Revolution Boys Volleyball Club.
Audrey previously coached a Girls Keystone Regional High Performance Team in 2013. Her team competed against the best national and international competition at that age level in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Audrey is married to Brandin McDonough, also a volleyball coach with Horseshoe, and has a daughter named Abigail (4ys old) who you will see frequently running around the gym.
Caitlyn comes to Horseshoe Volleyball Club after playing at the Division 3 collegiate level as a utility hitter at Wilmington College in Ohio. She has coached for more than 10 years originally in the Ohio Valley Region, coaching from age levels 12 to 18. Caitlyn has served as a coach at Horseshoe Volleyball Club for 3 years including the 15-Red Travel team that was the first HVC team to go to AAU Nationals in 2018. She is currently the JV coach at Bedford High School.
Grace recently graduted from Penn State University in Spring 2019 with a B.S. in Kineisology. Shortly after graduation, she became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has been training with local high school and collegiate athletes since then. Grace will begin serving as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the club in 2019.
Grace has been a member of Horseshoe for the past two seasons and has served as the 14s and 15s coach during that time. She has also been an assistant coach for the junior high and varsity programs at Tyrone for the past three seasons. Grace will begin her third year with Horseshoe in 2019-20.
Jennifer Davis grew up playing volleyball in the Cleveland, OH area. She went on to play four years at Lock Haven University (2002-2006). During her time at Lock Haven, the Bald Eagles won two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships, three Atlantic Region championships and competed in three NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournaments.
Davis, served as an assistant for Lock Haven University (2006) prior to coming to Gannon University. Davis assisted with the Gannon University Women’s Volleyball program for six years (2007-2013), under head coach, Matt Darling. While at Gannon, the team captured its first ever conference championship (PSAC) and made four NCAA Division II Tournament appearances.
This will be Davis’ first year with Horseshoe Volleyball Club. She has coached high school players at numerous camps since entering the coaching field, including assignments at Gannon’s All-Skills camp and Lock Haven’s team camp.
Alesha is 2007 graduate of Juniata Valley where she played for four years as a setter. Alesha is currently an LPN and has been coaching since 2017 as the junior high head coach at Tyrone. Alesha has expereince coaching ages 12 through 18 and this is her first season with Horseshoe Volleyball Club.
Brandon is a native of central Pennsylvania graduating from Altoona High School. He went on to be a four-year starter at Penn State Altoona. Brandon has coached with Horseshoe Volleyball Club for the past two seasons and is currently serving as an assistant coach for the girls volleyball team at Hollidaysburg High School.
A four-year varsity player, Eden graduated from Hollidaysburg in 2018 and was selected her senior year as the Defensive Player of the Year. She was selected for the All-District team and Independent Conference All-Star team as well. Eden began her collegiate career at Penn State Altoona during the fall of 2018 and is currently on the club team at Penn State University Park. She has played every position as a front row hitter and as well as spending some time at the setting position. Eden has been involved with Horseshoe Volleyball Club since 2014 and this will be her second season coaching.
Bob has been with Horseshoe Volleyball Club for four years and has assisted both the 15-Welty in 2018 and 16-Red in 2019 that traveled to AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL. Recently, Bob retired from Penn State University and the Agricultural Science Department. He has spent 35 years in the State College area playing in leagues during this time. Bob is currently serving as the assistant coach for Tyrone High School and is entering his fifth season as the assistant there.
April is a graduate of 1999 graduate of Central High School (Spring Cove Area School District) where she played outside and defensive specialist. From 1999-2003, she served in active duty in the United States Army. Upon returning from active duty, April completed her Bachelor's of Science at Mount Aloysius College and graduated in 2012. Currently, she is an ultrasound technologist in Altoona, PA.
April has been involved with volleyball since 1994 playing a variety of leagues, tournaments as well as coaching. She served as the Assistant Coach of the junior high program at Penn Cambria in 2017 and 2018. The 2019-20 club season will be her first with Horseshoe Volleyball Club.
Cassie is a first year coach for Horseeshoe and is currently a member of the Saint Francis Women's Volleyball Team. Cassie is a 2019 graduate of Kiski Area High School and has played volleyball for 7 years. Cassie spent most of her high school career as a setter, but is currently serving as a defensive specialist at Saint Francis University.
Andy Weitzel is a 2002 graduate of Central High School where he was named a District 6 First Team All-Star as a setter and opposite hitter. Andy served as the Assistant Coach for the Central boys volleyball program in 2008 and as the Assistant Coach for the girls program there in 2009. This is Andy’s first year coaching with Horseshoe.
Brenda Massie has coached volleyball for 27 years in Ohio including ages 10-18 years old. She has 20 years at the varsity level. She coached a Junior Olympic team for 11 years. She played college volleyball as a setter and defensive specialist at a division II university in Ohio which included 1 year of assisting as a student coach at the collegiate level. She recently moved to Pennsylvania following her retirement from teaching.