This will be my third year coaching Club volleyball team. I bring over 10 years of highly competitive volleyball experience. I have played volleyball from junior high school all the way through college, winning numerous awards from Most Improved to MVP. In college, I played for the 10x SIAC Conference Champions, Lady Rams Volleyball team at Albany State University. My positions include, middle hitter, outside hitter and block specialist. I have also ran volleyball clinics and assisted in summer programs, which focused on developing basic volleyball fundamentals, court awareness, and sportsmanship among middle and high school level girls. My goal for this year is to improve fundamental volleyball skills, consistency, agility along with quick decision making on the court. Push1, beyond the limits!
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Lynette "Coach L" McKinney is a graduate of Oglethorpe. University. McKinney started playing volleyball in her sophomore year of high school at Campbell High School, playing Varsity each year. During her volleyball high school career, she received the Coach's Award each year, she was the team captain junior and senior year, and was named MVP her senior year. McKinney went on to play collegiate volleyball at Oglethorpe University for four years.
Lynette is returning for her 6th year of club volleyball coaching, after finishing her 4th year of coaching, first year Varsity level, at Whitefield Academy. This year the ladies advanced further than they ever have in their area tournament and Lynette has been a key factor in the team's growth and success.
Lynette has a passion for the enrichment and empowerment of youth, and is a certified youth mentor. She volunteers with several different youth oriented organizations and will launch her own youth organization in Fall 2011 (PLAT-positive living affirmative transformation). Of all her youth involvement, she enjoys coaching the most, because she believes athletics help to create a well-rounded individual.
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Elena Dujour started playing volleyball as a freshman on the varsity team at Lithia Springs High School. She led her team to the State Championships her junior and senior year at Lithia. During high school, Elena was named "Athlete of the Week" several times by the Douglas County Sentinel and made the All-County and All-Area team in her region. After graduating high school, Elena attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA where she continued to play volleyball at the college level in the competitive SCAC conference. Her senior year at Oglethorpe, Elena set the school record for most kills in a match (13 kills)! She was named to SCAC's All-Academic Team which honored athletes who also maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA during the volleyball season. Elena graduated from Oglethorpe in 2010 with a major in psychology, and plans to return to school in January to complete her Master's in teaching at Oglethorpe.
Elena began coaching club her freshman year at Oglethorpe with Tri-County VBC as a 14s assistant coach, and coached with Tri-County for two years. Elena also worked with Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School's middle school volleyball team. During the summers, Elena helps run the camps at Colonial Hills Christian School and the summer volleyball open gyms at Lithia Springs High School. Elena currently is the head coach at Lithia Springs High School.
Linnie Garrett started playing volleyball as a freshman on the Junior Varsity team and transitioned to the Varsity team mid-season at Lithia Springs High School. During high school, Linnie was named “Athlete of the Week” and “Athlete of the Year” by the Douglas County Sentinel and made the All-County and All-Area team in her region. After graduating high school, Linnie attended South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC where she continued to play volleyball at the collegiate level. Linnie’s junior and senior year, South Carolina State placed second in the southern division of Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC). She was named to MEAC’s All-Academic Team which honored athletes who also maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA during the volleyball season. Linnie is a recent graduate of South Carolina State University, May 2010 with a Bachelor in Accounting.
Linnie began coaching club during her junior year at South Carolina State University with the Orangeburg-Wilkinson Club team as an assistant coach for the 16’s team. In addition to coaching the Push 1 Blue team, Linnie currently helps coach a Junior League called “Volleygems” located in East Point.
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Lesley Thompson has been a prominent figure in the Southern Region volleyball world over a decade. She translates her passion for the game of volleyball through coaching and playing every chance she gets. Each of Lesley's teams over the years have echoed great sentiments about her challenging and unique coaching techniques that focus on collective goals. Lesley's trademark is her personable coaching style that encourages her players to grow individually within the team concept.
Coaching and Playing Experience
United States Volleyball Association Impact I, II Certifications
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