Coaches

Youth Volleyball Coaches for Keiki in Grades K-6

Coach Casey – Keiki Klub Owner and Lead Coach

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 athletes.

– 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 – (current) 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

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; 16 OPEN ALL-Tourney Team; 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.

Coach Nicole

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

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