Youth Volleyball & Tennis for Grades K-8

Coach Casey Pyszczymuka, Owner

Born and raised in Hawaii, Coach Casey was exposed to great volleyball since she can remember. She immediately caught the “volleyball bug” during her first practice as a 6th grader, and from that point on, the love she has for volleyball continues to grow. She’s played for (and with) a number of highly respected volleyball coaches/players in volleyball history. Coach Casey believes that building a strong physical/mental/emotional foundation through positivity, setting high standards and teaching proper technique are key to developing successful and well-rounded athlete.

Playing Experience: Rutgers University (DIV 1) – Full Athletic Scholarship; 4-year letter winner <positions played: OH, RS, L/DS, S>; Kamehameha Schools (Hawaii) – #7 in Nation in 1998, #1 in Nation 1999; 3x State Champions; Awarded 1st Team ALL Conference and ALL State 3x <positions played: OH/MB>; Asics Rainbow VBC (Hawaii) (14U-18U) – OPEN division; USA Youth National Team (16’s) – 1/18 athletes selected to train at Olympic Training Center (Lake Placid); 1/12 players selected to represent USA at the World Qualifiers in Puerto Rico. Gold Medal finish. Former teammates: Former Olympians – Ogonna Nnamani, Lauren Fendrick.

– Played under: Dave Shoji (former Univ. of Hawaii Head Coach- most wins as a D1 volleyball coach); Charlie Wade (current Univ of Hawaii Men’s Head Coach; former UH women’s assistant); Dennis Berg (Dave Shoji’s former college coach and father of former 3x Olympian setter Lindsey Berg); Howard Wallace (former head coach of Creighton Univ), Danny Alverez (UH assistant for beach program); Kery Carr (former UPenn head coach)

Coaching Experience: Bishop Shanahan HS – (2018) Volunteer Assistant Coach; Sparks Volleyball Club – (2017-2019); Sparks Beach Volleyball Club – (2017 – 2019) ; Westtown School – (2016) Assistant Coach; Cherokee HS (Georgia) – (2010) Varsity Head Coach and (2008) JV Head Coach; South Jersey VBC – (2005) 18’s Head Coach

Coach Sharon – Lead Tennis Coach

Coach Sharon comes from a multi-sport coaching background including tennis, volleyball and lacrosse. With experience coaching youth sports from Kindergarten to High School, as well as instructing adults and dogs in the sport of dog agility.

Coach Sharon competes in USTA League Tennis, which resulted in two USTA League National runs with one team taking 2nd place at Nationals in Florida. She’s experienced in World Team Tennis having played on multiple teams in an incredibly fast and fun style. She was lucky enough to play on two teams that also got a chance to play at Nationals although falling short at sectionals.

Sharon is USTA Net Gen certified and continues her tennis instructing education by attending workshops, taking on-line courses and working with highly trained professional instructors.

Coach Sharon’s positivity, attention to detail and experience in various sports are invaluable to our program and our keiki.

Coach Nicole – Volleyball

Coach Nicole was a four year varsity volleyball player for Penncrest High school and named All-Delco for both Track & Field and Volleyball and Philadelphia Inquirer player of the week. At University of Pennsylvania, she was a four year varsity member of the Track & Field team and held the top 10 javelin throwing record for over 20 years. During college, she played intramural volleyball in the off-season. Since 2001, Vadino-Rux has been teaching Sociology as an Associate professor at the Community College of Philadelphia and loves teaching, coaching and mentoring all levels of students.

“Coaching with Keiki Klub has been an amazing experience.  Watching the youngest players first begin learning skills to honing in the skills of older players has been extraordinarily rewarding.  My coaching style is to allow each player to build a foundation and love for the sport while teaching the importance of leadership, sportsmanship and camaraderie.” – Coach Nicole

Coach Harry – Volleyball

Harry Bitzberger joined the Eastern University Volleyball coaching staff in the Spring of 2019 and immediately put his years of coaching knowledge into practice.  

Harry’s first exposure to the game came on the beach while temporarily stationed at Vanderberg AFB California as a young officer in the USAF. Harry got his start playing and coaching indoor volleyball while serving at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas in the mid 80’s.  Having completed his service and graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Masters in Operations Management, Captain Bitzberger entered the Healthcare field and became a volunteer coach at various stops across the country, before moving back to Pennsylvania and becoming coach and Director of Volleyball at Nativity (Media, Pa.) & St. Max (West Chester, Pa.) CYO. 

After one season as varsity assistant and JV head coach at Bishop Shanahan in 2015, Harry became head coach of West Chester Rustin High School in 2016. While at WC Rustin, Harry has built a successful program both on an off the court.  In four seasons, the program has achieved a record of 76-33 and the Golden Knights have posted three consecutive best seasons ever since Harry’s arrival.  WC Rustin won the American Conference Championship (2017 & 18) and in 2018 qualified for the program’s first PA State Tournament appearance. In 2019 the Knights lost in the District semifinals.

Harry has coached club volleyball with TCA Philly/Phill Storm and Delaware United concurrently with his CYO and high school duties since 2012. Harry has earned both his CAP I and CAP II certifications, and is currently a candidate for his CAP III certification.  He has attended annual Gold Medal Squared Continuing Education Workshops and Clinics since 2015 and is a member of USA Volleyball.  Harry currently holds both Safe Sport and Impact certifications.

As a former 5th & 6th grade CYO coach, Harry has enjoyed his time with Keiki Klub. He said, “working with the young ones reminds me of the joy of learning and playing this great sport. There is no better feeling than seeing a new players excitement when they serve or hit the ball over the net for the first time.”

Coach Marissa – Volleyball

Coach Marissa has been playing volleyball since 2008. After middle school CYO and club, her
high school career at Bishop Shanahan High School started off with an undefeated record and a JV Chesmont championship her freshman year. Her sophomore through senior years at BSHS
included two undefeated seasons, two Varsity Chesmont championships and a District 1 AAAA
championship. Since the Fall of her freshman year at West Chester University in 2016, Marissa has played intramural volleyball and has coached two consecutive seasons as varsity assistant and JV head coach for West Chester Rustin High School in 2018 and 2019. She is now on track to graduate
from WCU with a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Applied Statistics in
May 2020.
As a student-athlete, tutor, coach and lover of the sport, Coach Marissa is excited to contribute
her love and knowledge of the game. She believes coaching takes patience and positive energy
and says her favorite part is watching the players successfully reach their personal goals and
accomplishments. Her favorite volleyball quote is , “Somewhere behind the athlete you have
become and the hours of practices and the coaches who have pushed you…is a little girl who fell
in love with the game and never looked back…play for her”. – Mia Hamm

Coach Ann Marie – Volleyball

Coach Ann Marie currently plays volleyball for Dickinson College as a defensive specialis/libero. She started her volleyball journey with the CYO volleyball at St. Max from fifth grade up until eighth grade. Coach Ann Marie also played volleyball for various club programs and also played for Bayard Rustin High School. We are excited to have her competitive spirit and “go get it” approach with us at kK!

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference between volleyball success and volleyball failure” – Felicity Luckey

Coach Jayden – Volleyball & Tennis

Coach Jayden is a division three college volleyball recruit with the intent to play at Haverford College in the Fall of 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the mass uncertainty surrounding it, she decided to take a gap year and explore new things before she starts her undergraduate degree in 2021. She started playing volleyball in 8th grade as a complete beginner but soon realized that this sport was the sport for her. Since then she has been playing volleyball at a very competitive level and qualified for the GJNC nationals twice and even placed third in the 17s National division in 2019. She is a middle/right side hitter, and her greatest strength is her blocking skills. She also played tennis since she was 5 years old and has continued to practice her skills throughout her life. 

“I am really excited to coach at Keiki Klub because volleyball and tennis are truly my favorite sports in the world, and I love working with kids and interested athletes, especially those who love and want to work on their craft. I hope this year I can offer my expertise to as many athletes as I can and help them reach their personal goals.”

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