TIER ONE STAFF

Director, Coach

John Senchak

Director, Coach

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

2018:  Virginia Class 4 State Champions (Loudoun County High School)

2018:  Virginia 4A Coach of the Year

 

2018:  Region 4C and Dulles District Coach of the Year (Loudoun County High School)

2018:  Head Coach, Loudoun County High School Volleyball

 

2017:  Virginia 5A State Champions (Tuscarora High School)

2017:  Virginia 5A Coach of the Year

2016:  5A Conference 14 Champions, VA State Semi-Finalists (Tuscarora High School)

 

2015:  Conference 21 East Coach of the Year

 

2015:  4A Conference 21 Champions  (Dominion High School)

 

Coach Senchak is in his second year as head coach of the Loudoun County High School Varsity volleyball program.  Previously, he led the Tuscarora High School program for two seasons, earning a state championship in his second season with the program.  He also led the Dominion High School Volleyball program for five years, taking a nondescript program and leading the Titans to the first Conference championship in the school's history.  John has also coached with several clubs in Northern Virginia throughout the past eight years. Coach Senchak began playing two-man volleyball on the beaches of the Mediterranean while assigned to Athens, Greece, and has played competitively for more than 15 years. He has also coached youth hockey, baseball, and football.  Coach Senchak is a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant, having served with Intelligence and Special Operations Commands.

Co-Director, Coach

Samantha Ingersoll

Co-Director, Coach

Ashburn, Virginia

 

Head Coach, Riverside High School Volleyball

 

2016 Conference Champions

 

2015 Conference Champions.  Advanced through the Regionals round of HS Varsity playoffs.

 

Coach Ingersoll is the head coach of the Riverside High School Volleyball program; she has also coached Varsity softball over the past five years at two area high schools. During her high school career at Stone Bridge, she was selected to the all-district, all-region, and all-state teams multiple times between the two sports. Coach Ingersoll began her college career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she played softball for two seasons. She transferred to West Chester University to play both volleyball and softball. At West Chester, Coach Ingersoll set several school and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) softball records, including marks for single-season home runs, single-season and career batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.  She was named the PSAC East Player of the Year.

 

Gena Collins

Club Administrator

 

Irving, Texas

 

Coach Gena Collins has over 11 years of athletic coaching and training experience, coaching athletes from 12-18 years of age. Volleyball has been her passion for the past seven years, though Coach Collins began her career with basketball. She played high school basketball where she lettered all 4 years and, in her senior year, was named Player of the Year in her district. She helped her team remain the top defensive team in the region for 3 consecutive seasons. Coach Collins continued her basketball career at the collegiate level before transitioning into training and coaching.

 

Christina North

Setter Clinician

Coach 

 

Tucson, Arizona

 

Coach North is a Varsity Volleyball coach at Loudoun County High School.  She previously coached Varsity Volleyball at Tuscarora High School and both Varsity and JV teams at Dominion High School.  Coach North also coached with several regional clubs over the past few years.  Christina began her volleyball career at Ironwood Ridge High School in Tucson, Arizona, where she led her team to the state semifinals and was named Southern Arizona Player of the Year her senior season.  She continued her career at Auburn University where she played four years and helped lead the team to their first NCAA tournament appearance her junior season.

Brett North

Hitting Clinician

Coach

 

Montgomery, Alabama

 

Coach North is in his fifth season of coaching women’s volleyball and currently serves as an assistant coach to the Loudoun County High School Varsity Volleyball team. Brett played baseball and basketball in high school, and was a Wendy’s Heisman State Finalist his senior year. He picked up volleyball nine years ago and has played competitively ever since, winning multiple A-level tournaments in Florida, South Carolina, Delaware, and Virginia.

Bart Berkey

Coach

 

Coach Berkey played collegiate volleyball at Penn State (1987-1988) where his team finished 3rd in the NCAA Division I Championships.  He became the JV Boys Coach his junior and senior year in college once he stopped playing to focus on his education.   As a high school player in Pittsburgh, he was ranked by Volleyball Magazine in the "FAB 50", representing the top prep players in the country.  Coach Berkey's additional and most recent coaching experience includes a season with Tier One, leading our U15 team, several years as an NVVA Head Coach, and several coaching assignments with the Loudoun Youth Volleyball League.

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