Coaching Staff

Our Coaching philosophy is simple and it starts with an elite coaching staff. Our staff are dedicated, caring, passionate, wonderful people with a great amount of coaching experience. We have coaches who have 30+ years of coaching experience. The majority of our coaches played or coached at a high school or college level.

Our coaches are NFHS/ASAA and/or USA Volleyball Certified and some are certified as NFHS and/or USA Volleyball Officials.  Our coaches are involved in continuing education through American Volleyball Association AVCA,  USA Volleyball,  Junior Volleyball Association JVA to stay current on training and coaching methods. We also have an extensive library of training and educational DVDs for our coaches to review and use.

ACE Volleyball Academy AVA Coaches:

Steve Reynolds Send him an e-mailClub Director – Steve has been coaching since 1832. He has coached high school, middle school, and club. Currently Steve is the club director for ACE, the 17/18s coach, the 16s coach and the head coach at Colony High School. If you have questions, email him, because he’s the guy with the answers.
Shelly BryantAssistant Coach – Shelly has coached volleyball for many years and has experience with elementary, middle and high school players in both club and the schools. Most recently she was club director for ACE and a coach at Colony High School. Shelly was the club director for years and continues to handle a lot of the administrative duties. You might be lucky enough to have her as a guest coach at your practice or tournament so stay tuned.
Gary Steinfort15’s/16’s Coach – Gary began his coaching journey in Virginia in 1993. He has coached 11-18s He and is the past Director of the Alaska Volleyball Assoc. He is a member of the AVCA HS All-American selection committee, a certified HS and USAV official for over 12 years and played basketball at US Coast Guard Academy. Read more about Gary…
Bryce Ray14’sCoach – Bryce began his coaching career in other sports, but as his own girls each found volleyball, he found the sport as well and began a long career as a volleyball coach. He is currently an assistant coach for Rochelle’s 14s team.
Rochelle Ray14’s Coach – Rochelle has been coaching since 2011. Along with being an ACE coach, she is was Colony High Schools’ JV coach last season. Rochelle has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mayo Clinic and uses her knowledge to help her athletes strengthen physically and mentally. Read more about Rochelle…
Tiffany Secoy15’s Coach – Tiffany began coaching in 2009. Along with being an ACE coach, she is currently coaching the PJMS c-team and in the fall you can find her as the JV coach for Palmer High School. She also has two cats named after Star Trek characters. Read more about Tiffany…
Marge JohnsonCoach – Marge has years of experience as a club coach and a high school head coach. Currently, she is coaching the 13s team and is one of the developmental coaches in the spring.
Dan HinchbergerCoach – Daniel grew up being a multi sport athlete, he played basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, and even city league volleyball. This is his first year coaching for ACE. He received his masters in Kinesiology from Oregon State University and is currently teaching adaptive physical education to students with disabilities in Anchorage. Read more about Dan… .
Desi DiselRod15’s Asst Coach – Desi is in her first year with ACE and is working with the 15s team. She played volleyball at Colony and is looking to spend more time as a coach.
Jayme DeHart12’s Coach – Jayme has been coaching since 2005. She has experience as a middle school and high school coach. In the fall you can find her as the head coach at Palmer High School, her alma mater.
Elliot PerkinsAsst Coach – Elliot has coached for ACE in the past, and was a coach at Colony High School. Currently, Elliot volunteers her time to teams when she is available outside of her work/college hours.
Alana HarrisAsst Coach – Alana is currently a coach for Fronteras Charter School and a coach at Palmer High School. She also volunteers her time to the 14s team.