COACHING STAFF

JOE DELUCA, Executive Director

Head Coach, 15 National

Joe is entering his 15th year of coaching club volleyball and this is his 13th year with Gainesville Juniors. Joe has led 12 teams to USAV Nationals earning three top ten finishes in 12U Club and 13U Club. Joe’s teams have won the Big South National Qualifier in 2006, 2007 and 2019. Joe is CAP 1 certified and was named the 2007 Gainesville Sun Coach of the Year for 1A through 3A classifications. His 2014 10U Elite team finished 3rd in the country at the AAU National Championships. While his 2017 12U Elite team won the American division of the USAV Junior National Championships. 

ERIC MARSHALL, Co-Director

Head Coach, 16 National & 18 National

This is Eric's 9th season coaching with Gainesville Juniors, he has qualified 9 teams to the USAV Nationals. Eric's 11U Elite team became Gainesville's first ever USAV National Championship team, winning the 12U American division at USAV Nationals in 2015.  His 2014 13U Elite team finished 3rd in the country at the AAU National Championships. In 2017, his 13 Elite team won the AAU National Championships in the 13 Premier division, in 2018 his 14 Elite team won the AAU National Championships in the 14 Premier division and in 2019 his 15 Elite team won the AAU National Championships in the 15 Premier division. Eric is also the Head Volleyball Coach at Sante Fe High School. 

CAROLYN GARBO, Webmaster

carolyngarbo@gmail.com

Carolyn played high school and club volleyball in Illinois.  She has four years of club coaching experience in Illinois and this is  Carolyn's 6th season with the Gainesville Juniors Volleyball program.

 

Team pictures or information concerning any GJ team can be emailed directly to Carolyn for website updates. If sending a picture, make sure to include team name, location and any pertinent information concerning the picture(s).

OJ Catalan, Head Coach 12 National

     OJ enters his first season coaching with Gainesville Juniors. Played collegiate volleyball at Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla. from 2007-11. In his senior season at Warner, he was selected team captain and named the starting setter.

Sabrina Correa, Assistant Coach, 14 Regional

     Sabrina enters her first season coaching with Gainesville Juniors.

 

Allie Gregory, Assistant Coach, 15 National

     Allie enters her first season coaching with Gainesville Juniors.  She played high school volleyball in Kentucky, club volleyball at KIVA and played collegiate volleyball at UF. In 2011 & 2013 she was an AAU All-American while in 2015 she was an Under Armour High School Second Team All-American and PrepVolleyball.com Top 250 Senior Aces. Allie led her high school team to the 2015 KHSAA State Championship and was the MVP of the tournament.

Kayla Hess, Head Coach, 13 National

     Kayla enters her fourth season coaching with Gainesville Juniors. She played high school volleyball in Riviera Beach at Suncoast High School and club volleyball with Jupiter Volleyball Club.  Kayla is also a volleyball coach at Santa Fe High School.  While at Santa Fe the varsity team was the 2018 FHSAA 6A state runner-up.

Caitlin Lander, Head Coach 14 Regional

     Caitlin enters her second season coaching with Gainesville Juniors.  She played volleyball at Santa Fe High School and cub volleyball with Gainesville Juniors. She is a two-time AAU National Champion and a second place finisher at the 2015 USAV Girls' Junior National Championships. Caitlin is excited to coach for GJ and share the love and passion she has for this sport.

Mark Lander, Head Coach, 10/11 State

     Mark enters his 8th season coaching with Gainesville Juniors and has been involved in area youth volleyball for eight years. In 2013 he helped lead the 10 Black team to the club’s first ever 10U AAU Regional Championship.  His 2014 10 Elite team finished 3rd in the country at the AAU National Championships.

Skylar Lopas, Assistant Coach, 12 National & 15 National

     Skylar enters his first season coaching with Gainesville Juniors. A 2013 graduate of Warner University in Lake Wales, Fla., Lopas was a captain of the Royals his senior season on the men's volleyball squad. Skylar is excited to bring his volleyball experience and work ethic to GJ.

Haley MacCallum, Assistant Coach, 14 National

     Haley enters her first season coaching with Gainesville Juniors.

Alianna Ortiz, Assistant Coach, 13 National

     Alianna enters her first season coaching with Gainesville Juniors. 

Christopher Ortiz, Head Coach, 14 National

     Christopher enters his third season coaching with Gainesville Juniors.

Nicole Stout, Assistant Coach, 16 National & 18 National

     Nicole enters her fourth season coaching with Gainesville Juniors and she has help to qualify 2 teams to the USAV Nationals. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 her teams won the AAU National Championships in the Premier division.

Club contact: Joe DeLuca,  gatorjoe7@aol.com, 352-871-2418

We are a club member of the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you might stop any unwanted contact from a club representative simply by asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any Florida Region Volleyball Club has been intimidating, harassing or acted inappropriately in any matter of contact or recruiting should contact the Florida Region office at (352) 742-0080.