2024 Confirmed DVC Coaches
Head Coach & Director Heather Minnis, Impact coach certified 12/2005, Director and Head coach since 2005
Coach Minnis began coaching volleyball in August 1998, where she coached the first Dickson County school volleyball team at Dickson Jr. High. She has coached 26 middle school seasons (1998-2023), and this is her 19th travel season (2006-2024) as a head coach and director. She has coached teams from 11u to 18u club and power.
Coach Mallory Minnis, Impact Certified 2020
Coach Mallory played for Dickson Middle, Dickson County High School, and Dynamite Volleyball Club as a setter and right side from 4th grade through 12th grade. She recently completed her undergrad degree at Freed-Hardeman University. She is returning for her 4th season as a head coach for 2024. (121 & 151 2020-2021; 13u 2022; 14u 2023).
14U-15U COACHES FOR 2024(TENTATIVELY)
Coach Jennifer Oliver, Impact Coach Certified
Coach Jennifer continues to learn the sport of volleyball, and we are excited by her enthusiasm for volleyball. She will be returning for her 8th season in 2024. She has coached two seasons as a 14u coach, 2 seasons as a 15u coach, one season as a 17u coach, two seasons as a 18u coach, and has been the Dickson Middle assistant coach for 8 seasons (2015,16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22).
Coach Alisha Tolley Baker, Impact Coach Certified
Coach Tolley Baker is excited to be a member of our Dynamite coaching staff. She has played volleyball for many seasons. She was the DMS Volleyball Assistant Coach for 6 seasons (2017, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22). She will be returning for her 7th season with DVC (2018 14u, 2019 17u, 2020 15u, 2021 15u, 22 16u, 2023 14u).
Coach Joani March , Impact Coach Certified 2021
Coach Joani played volleyball middle school, high school, and through college. she played as an outside hitter at David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. She was also a co-captain for her team.
Coach Joani is excited to return for her third season and we are excited to have her coaching with Dynamite for the 2024 season.
Coach Cierra Ramsey, Impact Coach Certified 2021
Coach Cierra played for Dickson Middle, Dickson County High School, and Dynamite Volleyball Club as a libero and DS. She is currently teaching elementary education. We are excited for her to be returning to our gym and to be coaching with DVC for her 3rd season.
Coach McKenzie Jenkins, Impact Certified 2022
Coach McKenzie played volleyball at Dickson Middle School,
DCHS, and travel volleyball with Dynamite as a libero and Defensive Specialist. She is currently a Sophomore in college. McKenzie was a player assistant coach 2022 season, a 131 coach for 2023,and we are glad to have her returning as a coach for our 2024 season.
Coach Julie Kaiser, IMPACT CERTIFIED
Recently leaving her many years as a Varsity coach at Vista High School in Vista, CA, Coach Julie has also been part of the USA Volleyball Pipeline helping to identify and train athletes nationwide who have shown the potential of developing into a national team member for the USA Olympic Volleyball Team. Over the past 20 years, Julie has coached club volleyball teams for all ages including the collegiate level club program. Club programs include San Diego Volleyball Club, Genuine Volleyball and Forza1 Volleyball.
Coach Julie is certified as a USA Volleyball CAP level three accredited coach as well as a long time IMPACT coaching instructor for USA Volleyball. She holds a certificate in the USA Volleyball Conditioning Accreditation Program as well. A long time member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Julie has provided coach training sessions at the AVCA national conventions and is a “mentor coach” helping coaches with requests for assistance in all aspects of coaching. She has been frequently published in Volleyball Magazine, USA Sports Performance and AVCA publications in the past.
As a player, Coach Julie played 2 seasons at her hometown university, Southern Oregon University before joining the US Marine Corps. She played 3 seasons on the All-Marine team and was was selected for the All-Armed Forces National team each year.
A new resident of White Bluff, Coach Julie and her husband are enjoying the Tennessee life and enjoying her weekend fun with the grandkids.
Coach Gary Patterson, Impact Certified 2021
We are happy to have Coach Gary as a coach again for this 2024 season. He was the assistant coach for the 2022 season with Dynamite 151 and 2023 with Dynamite 161.
Coach Andrea Holley, Impact Certified
Coach Holley was the Harpeth Middle Head Coach. She coached volleyball at Harpeth for 11 seasons as an assistant or head coach. This will be her 5th season coaching for DVC. We look forward to her returning to our coaches for the 2024 season.
Coach Amy Fitzgerald, Impact Coach Certified 1/2015
Coach Amy is returning this season to Dynamite Volleyball Club as a head coach. She been coaching, learning, and helping with volleyball teams and clinics for the last 8 years Coach Amy has coached 14u and 12U teams.
Coach Lucas Mangrum
We look forward to having Coach Lucas Mangrum coaching with Dynamite Volleyball Club for the 2024 season.