In over 20 years of coaching Kelly has taken 5 different indoor teams to the USA Jr. Nationals winning 4 bid qualifiers. She has helped coach 10 different beach volleyball teams to the USA Jr. Nationals. Kelly has won state titles at 2 different schools and has won 5 New York State titles in the last 8 years. She was voted the 2017 Coach of the Year by the NY State Coaches Association.
Playing high school, beach and club volleyball is great for gaining experience and getting repetitions. However, when you are 1 out of 12 players on a team, it is extremely difficult for a coach to spend quality time working on an individual player's techniques. Reaffirming poor fundamentals over and over in practice only makes it harder to break those bad habits the longer you play.
Coach Kelly is the founder of Octane Volleyball, the 3rd largest volleyball club in Western, NY, and created OC Beach Volleyball Club. Octane was founded in 2011 and has over 22 teams currently. OC Beach Volleyball has over 4 dozen players competing currently. You can learn more about Octane/OC Beach and Riverside Sand Courts here.
Coach Kelly has worked with and developed players on all levels. She has coached a NY State Gatorade Player of the Year, two-time NY State Tournament MVP, and dozens of all-state players. She has helped players reach division 1, 11 and 111 college careers using the Coach's proven techniques to develop their games to the highest level.
Despite being out-sized in every playoff game and against every team in the 2017 & 2018 State Tournaments, Coach Kelly's Portville Team dominated with skill and precision through the years of techniques taught by the coach and perfected by the players. It was Portville's 4th State Championship in 5 years under Coach Unverdorben and the Coach's 5th title in 8 years.
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265 West River Road, Portville, New York 14770, United States