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2018-2019 CLUB SEASON



Gary Bell

Gary Bell or "Coach Gary" has been coaching/instructing children and young adults in some capacity for the past 20 years.  Holding a black belt in USA Goju to which he's trained in and instructed over the past 25 years, has helped lay the foundation for his core coaching strategies and philosophies that have governed his brand of coaching different sports across the years. Coach Gary has coached various skill levels in Pop Warner football, Little League/Babe Ruth Baseball, Youth Flag Football, and USAV/AAU Volleyball. He discovered his love for volleyball five years ago while supporting his daughters journey into the sport. Since then, he has been coaching AAU National Teams for four years and holds USAV certifications in both coaching and officiating and has really devoted himself to understanding every aspect of the sport. Coach Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and is the co-founder and CIO of Tech On Call LLC. He is happily married to his best friend Gio and has three daughters who play volleyball. Some of his favorite philosophies in coaching are "Fundamentals are everything. Master the small things, master the big things. Know the rules, own the game." 

Director of Volleyball

Anne Marie Campbell

Anne Marie Campbell has been playing competitive volleyball since 7th grade at Amherst City Schools in Ohio. While in high school, she played indoor and beach for Elyria Pride Volleyball Club. She graduated with her Bachelors of Science from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio in 2014. In college, she was a coach for two years for Blackswamp Volleyball Club for ages 11-12. She moved to Florida in 2015 to work at Kennedy Space Center as a Scientist II - Payload Integration Engineer. Since moving to Florida, she coached for Cape Coast Volleyball Club for multiple age groups.  Her biggest drive for coaching is watching a player pick up a skill that you have been working on with them, and seeing that excitement in their eyes and how proud they are of themselves when they are successful at the skill.  Anne Marie is IMPACT, concussion and CPR/AED/First Aid certified.  Read more about Anne Marie's experience as an engineer at NASA.

Regional Coach

Lenore Chenard

Lenore Chenard was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada and moved to Orlando in 2009. While living in Orlando Lenore played competitive volleyball for 7 years (7 years of school ball and 6 years of club). Lenore was on a court for 300/365 days a year. Through volleyball she traveled to over a half a dozen states, won a handful of medals, played on live tv, came 2nd place in the US nationals and 1st in the 2015 Canadian Nationals. Lenore was coached by her father- Lucian Chenard (Assistant to the head coach of UCF’s Volleyball team) and Semei Tello (Former volunteer assistant coach at UCF & statistics manager for team Florida). Her playing career ended her senior year of high school after receiving her 3rd concussion, but her love of the game was too strong to give it up entirely, so she began coaching full time. Volleyball is a large factor in who Lenore is today (and continues to be). In grade 8 she realized the impact sports and coaches can have on a child (positive and negative). She wanted to impact athletes in the same way coaches did for her. Lenore volunteer coached for the YMCA from 2011-2015 as well as club volleyball as an assistant coach 2013-2016. In August of 2016 she moved back to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta to get her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While in Canada Lenore head coached a U14 team with FOG Volleyball Club. She brought the girls from dead last, to second in the province and then won gold at Canadian Nationals in May of 2017. Lenore then Moved back to Florida and was the assistant coach for both the boy’s and girl’s middle school programs at Timber Springs Middle School. Also, in the Fall of 2017 Lenore began as the Assistant Coach for The Master’s Academy Varsity volleyball program. Along with Marisela Brown, they were able to bring the girls to regional Semifinals for the first time in 17 years. Lenore is currently coaching her second Season with Master’s Academy. Lenore is excited to be back with the MBS family and it is her goal that all the athletes she works with learn more than just volleyball skills. She is very competitive and will teach the skills of volleyball, but Lenore also recognizes that volleyball can be used for a bigger purpose. In addition to teaching volleyball skills, Lenore will teach athletes life lessons and share experiences through volleyball that will last a lifetime and impact their future. She couldn’t tell you how many games or medals she's won and lost, but the countless life developing moments and lessons learned are priceless, and to her that is what volleyball is about. The sport of volleyball is a tool to teach responsibility, grow friendships and instill confidence in young athletes. Teaching them to become leaders in their community.

Silver Star Coach

John Culbertson

John Culbertson has been coaching youth basketball and volleyball for 8 years, most recently as a volunteer in the City of Oviedo parks and recreation league and for another Central Florida volleyball club team.  He co-owns a nationally recognized recycling consulting company and dabbles in yoga in his spare time. John played middle blocker for the Yale Men’s Volleyball club team, culminating in a fifth-place finish at the national tournament his senior year. In addition to playing club volleyball at the open level for many years subsequently, John had the honor of being invited after college graduation to compete in an Olympic developmental program in Colorado Springs. With his playing days well behind him, John has great passion for helping kids learn and master fundamental skills as a foundation to higher-level play. He staunchly opposes the notion of “one-size-fits-all” coaching and strives to help every child identify ways to improve their skills, confidence, and teamwork. As a parent himself, he is an active communicator not only to the kids on the team, but also to the parents, whose support is integral to the success of the team. He is excited to spend this inaugural season at MBS.

Silver Star & Regional Coach

John Medina

John Medina has been playing and coaching volleyball in different leagues for the last 22 years throughout Central Florida and Puerto Rico. While pursuing his passion, John earned a scholarship for volleyball at the University of Puerto Rico where he played. John has played multiple positions including setter, outside hitter, right, and middle. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. With his leadership capabilities, John has dedicated over 10 years to coaching, training, and developing volleyball students from the ages of 12 through 18. He takes pride in serving as a mentor and working with his team to develop their skills for continuous growth. In the past, Coach John's teams have reached as high as 9th place in the AAU Nationals Championships. He will be bringing knowledge, coaching skills, and experience that will help MBS teams reach higher levels of success as well.

National & Regional Coach

Kara Kramer

Kara has 10+ years of volleyball experience between school, club and college. She was a Setter, Outside Hitter, and Right Side Hitter, but primarily an OH and Setter. She played for Avalon Middle School and Timber Creek High School and was varsity co-captain her junior and senior years. She then moved on to play at Grace University on a full volleyball scholarship. Kara has been coaching Silver Star and Regional for MBS since our first season.

Silver Stars & Regional Coach

Catherine "Catie" Hanna

Catie is from Georgetown, Texas. She has played indoor volleyball for 9 years, sand volleyball for 2 years and coached for 3 years. She was trained as a utility player up until high school, where she switched to defensive specialist, meaning that she has experience playing multiple positions. Catie is majoring in Entertainment Management at The University of Central Florida, with hopes of working in the sports industry.

Assistant Regionals coach

Liz Ruiz-Hernandez

Liz grew up in Puerto Rico where she was the first volleyball player in a track and field household.  She started playing volleyball at the age of 10 years old and continued on throughout high school.  During those years she was part of several junior clubs.  After graduating high school Liz received a scholarship for the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo campus earning a Bachelor's degree in TV & Radio Communications.  She played as a setter and libero in their women's team. 

Regionals Head Coach

Lynelle Westra

Lynelle Westra is a Registered Nurse and is currently a Catastrophic Nurse Case Manager by profession.   She has coached club volleyball for six years, as well as numerous seasons for the local recreation leagues.  Her philosophy consists of being a “complete” athlete that includes both physical and mental components.  One’s physical skill set does not make an athlete.  A true athlete possess’ a particular skill set, strength, court/field IQ, mental toughness, leadership and determination.  Coaching is Lynelle’s passion and she will continue to encourage, educate, and coach any child who has the desire to grow as an individual and become a more well-rounded athlete.  

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