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While player development is at the heart of all grassroots athletics programs, coach development is also a major focus for Club Momentum. Throughout the season, Club Momentum staff will take part in developmental programs offered by USA Volleyball, the Positive Coaching Alliance and the AVCA. In addition, master coaches will work to mentor and develop younger coaches to ensure development isn’t just taking place with our athletes, but also our coaches.
Associate Director, Director of Coaches
Tanner is also the Club Director of Revolution Elite. For more information about Revolution, contact Tanner directly at 310-593-1310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For over 10 years, Tanner has enjoyed coaching at all different levels. Tanner’s style of coaching is one of structure and discipline, matched with a positive attitude approach. His player centered methodology has helped players reach their full potential as an athlete.
While in Southern California, Tanner owned Ultimate Athletes VBC. During his tenure, his teams finished in the gold division of the SCVA. Prior to opening Ultimate Athletes, Tanner worked for TCA Volleyball Club. While there, he worked with Neil Mason, TCA’s founder, to open a new division in the Los Angeles area.
Tanner attended UCLA where he was a member of the mens’ volleyball team. During his playing career, he also spent time on the AVP tour (professional beach volleyball).
Associate Club Director
Head Coach, 15 High Performance
Andre Shaw is the current head boys varsity coach and head girls JV coach for Niles North High School. In addition to his role with the Vikings, Andre is very active with USA Volleyball High Performance. Most recently, he was the assistant coach for the 2017 USA Girls’ Select National Skills Program and the assistant coach for the 2017 USA Boys’ Youth National A3 Training Program.
As a collegiate athlete, Andre had a distinguished career at Robert Morris University. While at RMU, Andre earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies, Sports & Recreation Management and an AAS in Exercise Sport Studies. Coach Andre was a four-year Varsity Men’s Volleyball player during which he earned NAIA Great Lakes Second Team All-Conference Selection (2015), Cardinal Stritch Invite All Tournament Team Selection (2014), NAIA Second Team All Conference (2014), Co Captain (2013-2014 Season), NAIA Honorable Mention All Conference (2013), and was named 3 time NAIA Men’s Volleyball all conference player (2013, 2014, 2015). Andre was also a co-captain of the team his senior year.
Andre attended high school at Niles North High School where he was involved in much more than volleyball. His activities included: Varsity Boys Basketball (2009-2011), Varsity Boys Volleyball (2008-2011), Central Suburban League All Conference Volleyball Selection (2010, 2011), Varsity Volleyball & Basketball Captain (2011), Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year (2011), All Area Volleyball Player (2011), Chicago Tribunes Top 20 Players Watch List (2011).
Coach Andre is currently a Special Education Teaching Assistant at his alma mater, Niles North High School where he also serves as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach/Head JV Girls Volleyball Coach.
Coach Alex was born in Athens Greece and studied Physical Education at the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia – Herzegovina, majoring in volleyball.
He was a member of volleyball teams, playing at a competitive level as a setter from the age of 14 in Greece (Papagos and Aghia Paraskevi volleyball teams), up to the age of 25 in Sarajevo (University of Sarajevo volleyball team and Bozna Volleyball Club), with numerous successes.
Upon his return to his home country, Coach Alex continued playing volleyball but focused his energy to coaching. During his 23-year carrier in Greece, he has coached various levels, from children academies to women’s leagues and has participated as head coach in both district and national tournaments. He prides himself in identifying the talent of each player and training them accordingly so as to build strong, united teams.
He recently moved to the United States with his family and is joining Club Momentum to continue to pass on his knowledge and love for the game.
Kiana comes to Chicago from Springfield, Missouri where she graduated from Glendale High School. She played collegiate volleyball for Malcolm X College, where she was a right side. Prior to moving to Chicago, Kiana played volleyball for 8 years — both for her school team, and for top clubs in her area. She spent six years with ShaZaam and two years with Southwest Juniors.
Kiana is the current head JV coach for Lake View High School. This is her second year at Club Momentum.
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For the past 10 years, Mark has coached Adult Beach Volleyball for the city of Hermosa Beach, CA, Parks and Recreation Dept. While in Southern California, he enjoyed competing California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) and was trained as a coach by Albert Hannemann, National Volleyball League (NVL) president, Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana, and AVP Pros Adam Jewel, Chad Mowery, Scott Lane.
Mark graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Graphic Design. He has designed apparel for the AVP, Smack Sportswear, Third Degree, and several player cards. And will be designing Club Momentum jerseys this year!
Mark is a former U.S. Marine Reservist – Combat Correspondent and his coaching style is fun but disciplined, structured & adaptable along with a never give up attitude.
Sydney comes a long background of both playing and coaching volleyball. As a student athlete, she played for Whitney Young High School, all four years on varsity. She was a member of the All-City Team and was named Honorable Mention for All-State her senior year. She played for Lions Juniors, 1st Alliance, and Powerhouse.
Sydney played collegiate volleyball at Robert Morris University, ultimately transferring to Illinois State University.
Sydney is entering her third year coaching for the Momentum program, and is currently the assistant women’s volleyball coach at Malcolm X College.
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