Meet our WV and MD coaching and club staff for the 2022-2023 Season!
All coaches will be Impact and Safesport certified as well as receive a complete background check every season.
Coaching assignments are in the works and subject to change based on the teams formed.
11/12U - Club - WV
Coach Stacie will be entering her 3rd season as a head coach for Surge! Stacie is the Assistant for St Maria Goretti High School. A soccer player in high school, Stacie has years of experience working with youth. She has lead her local Girls Scout troop and coaching volleyball and soccer. She has coached various programs in addition to Surge, including WaCo Park and Rec, and most recently E Russel Hicks Middle School. Stacie also serves as coordinator for the Lady Junior Rebels Vball program. She also assists with clinics/camps and looks forward to another great year!
15u Club or National - MD
My name is Janelle Bealts. This is my first year coaching with Surge and I’m excited to get started. I am bringing 20 plus of experience coaching in different types of sports. I started teaching dance in 2007 and then transitioned into being a cheer coach in 2019. I am currently a Director/Head Coach of tackle cheer, a PTA president, and I am also an assistant coach for middle school volleyball. I love interacting with children and making a difference in their lives as it is a passion for me. I look forward to starting a new journey with my new team as we strive for excellence.
13u - WV Club
Coach Keith is entering his 7th year with Shenandoah Surge and he bring a wealth of knowledge! Just over the last 7 years he has had his team qualify for nationals for the last 5 years!!! They have done an outstanding job under his direction. Coach Keith has coach high school, middle school, lessons, and all ages! We are thrilled to have him for another year!
Coach Andrea started her volleyball journey in Virginia. She was a starter on the 1994 Virginia State Championship team and the 1995 Virginia State Runner-ups.
She was recruited and played for Division 1 Elon University in the middle / right side positions. After graduating she took a head coaching position at Southern-Alamance High School. Her team achieved a state playoff season. After several seasons she moved to Tennessee to coach volleyball at Cookeville High School. Several years ago she was the head coach for Washington High School for several seasons.
Will Hill comes to Surge, as a former athlete himself! He is the Head Coach of St. Maria Goretti High School! He assisted for 2 years of coaching JV at St. Maria Goretti High School. He has 10 years of experience coaching and assisting volleyball. His extensive background of sports conditioning and training, will be an asset, to the Shenandoah Surge Family!
This will be Coach Jerry's 4th year with Shenandoah Surge.
-Presently Assistant Coach for Special Olympics volleyball (Area 13 - VA) for 3 years
-Currently plays in adult volleyball tournaments, leagues, and local rec pick-up games for the past 10 years.
-Communications Engineer for 20 years
16U - Club - MD
This will be Coach Heather's 8th year coaching for the Shenandoah Surge and 3rd year as Club Director
Heather Niedermeier of Chesapeake, VA is a former Jr. National Team Player in Chesapeake, VA and Shepherd University Player on Full Scholarship ('98-'01). Heather was ranked in the TOP 25 D2 players in the country & 1st Team All conference multi-year winner, while at Shepherd.
After Shepherd, Heather coached successful middle school teams in her hometown of Chesapeake, VA. She coached 2years years at St. Maria Goretti High School as the varsity head coach. Heather coached her Surge 15u team to Nationals in Orlando, FL in 2021, 22 and 23. She continues to offer private lessons to young volleyball enthusiasts like herself!
Heather Niedermeier, Head Coach/Club Director
Cassie started to love the game when she started was in middle school in the 2000s. she began playing in 9th grade then continued to play all the way through high school. She began coaching 4 year ago at the local middle school in Hagerstown, MD. Last year she enjoyed being the assistant coach and helping with the travel season with Surge. Cassie has been around the travel league for approx. 5 years, and a mom to one daughter.
Tanner comes from a long history of athletics! He has been on all sides of sports, 18 years as a player, 13 years as an umpire and 5 as a coach in Washington county, MD. Tanner is looking forward to assisting Cassie this year with drills, support and so much more!
16u National - WV
Erin has multiple years of coaching experience at the club level! She has coached as our 17s assistant coach for Nationals in Orlando, FL. She is a previous libero and DS player in high school and is currently a school teacher in MD!
This is Coach Paola’s 4th year coaching with Surge. She started playing at the age of 6 in her home country of Puerto Rico. At the age of 13, she had relocated to United States. She continued playing competitively both in Middle School and High School. During her career she played as a libero, defensive specialist. As a coach she has achieved several fist place finishes as well as numerous top 5 finishes. She also still plays in adult leagues.
16u National - WV
This is Coach Paola's 4th year coaching at SURGE. She has been playing volleyball since she was 6 years old. She played all around the island in Puerto Rico. Then I moved to Winchester, VA when I was 13 years old, started playing volleyball in Daniel Morgan Middle School. She played as a libero and defensive specialist in high school She still plays in adult leagues.
Coach Nina is from Puerto Rico. She started playing volleyball when she was 13. She was MVP for in school her freshman year.
She took a hiatus from volleyball due to injury but reconnected when I started playing for the adult league two years ago.
This will be her 2nd year coaching competitive travel and she couldn't be more excited
16U & 17/18 Club or National - MD
Bryan is entering his 3rd year coaching with Surge, but has coached for the previous WACO VBC. He continues to share his love of volleyball and has years of experience coaching on and off the court!
Jack Barnes - Jack is excited for his first year coaching with Surge!
He played volleyball for the WVU men's club from 2014- 2018. He was a first team all tournament player at the NCVF nations in 2018. He continues to play in local tournaments and leagues.
He previously coached for Mountain Rage in Clarksburg,WV, before he moved to the Eastern Panhandle.
He is a forester and dad to 2 cats!
I17/18u National &/or WV/MD
Erin Helman - Erin has both player and coaching experience. Most recently as assistant to Surge in AAU Nationals. Previous club coaching experience and high school player in the libero and DS position.