S3 COACHES

Bios • Credentials • Results

“MEET THE S3 COACHING STAFF”

  • Bryan Jones Director

    Bryan Jones brings 20+ years of playing and coaching experience to S3 volleyball. He has played at all levels over the years all around the southeast, in both indoor as well as beach, but the beach game has become his passion.

  • Dave Woolsteen Director of Player Development

    Dave Woolsteen is one of the founding members of the Southern Select Sand Volleyball Club. He brings an extensive indoor and beach coaching/playing background to the S3 family.

  • Kevin McClure Director of Operations

    Kevin McClure coached indoor for a few years and then fell in love with coaching the beach game, thanks to his daughter, Kaylee. Kevin is still very active in refereeing college indoor and beach as well as high school volleyball.

  • Nicole Christner Lead Coach: Year Round Program & Recruiting

    Nicole Christner brings 20+ years of coaching both indoor and sand to the S3 Family.  She holds a USA Volleyball Beach CAP II certification.

  • Steve French Lead Coach: Year Round Program

    Steve French brings 30+ years of playing and coaching experience to S3.  He has a passion to teach players and to instill a love for the game.  Having competed in events from coast to coast as a player and coach, he is well versed in the strategies and skill-sets necessary for success.

  • Jansen John Lead Coach: Year Round Program

    Jansen John through her own experience, leadership, dedication and passion for the game enjoys teaching players how to understand and excel at beach volleyball, nutrition and personal training. AVCA All-American at GSU in 2015

  • Wayne Holly Lead Coach: Year Round Program

    Wayne Holly comes to Atlanta after six seasons as the head coach at Tulane University. While at Tulane, Wayne captured 109 wins to rank him as the 7th highest win total by a D-1 head coach. He is joining the Georgia State beach volleyball team as assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. Wayne is also involved in USA Beach High Performance as a tryout coach and lead evaluator. He has also coached USA Beach Junior National teams all around the world.

  • Juliana Yensho Chattanooga Director and Lead Coach

    Juliana Yensho has experience playing outdoors in levels A to Open all over the East/Southeast Coast. She is currently the volunteer assistant indoor and beach coach at UTC.

  • Kirsten Gallagher Lead Coach: Year Round Program

    Kirsten Gallagher comes to S3 with six years of beach coaching experience from GSU. While at GSU, she helped coach the team in the AVCA Beach National Championships two years in a row. Coached two All-Americans, one of which is another S3 coach, Jansen John. Was awarded as a AVCA 30 coach for best coaches under the age of thirty. She is currently the Assistant Director of Development at GSU.

  • Lilly Kessler Assistant Coach: Year Round Program

    Lilly Kessler is a first year coach at S3 and was formerly coached by the directors of S3. Lilly attended and played beach volleyball at LSU, where she was named conference freshman of the year. Her playing record in 2016 was a very impressive 25-6. She was a member of the LSU team that made it to the NCAA Championships held down in Gulf Shores each May in 2017 and 2018.

  • Buzz Busby Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Buzz Busby is the founder and owner of the popular strength and conditioning facility known as Buzzsaw Performance.

  • Allie McLeod Assistant Coach: Year Round Program

    Allie McLeod has been a summer coach for S3 for a few years and now that she has graduated from Georgia State, she has accepted a position as an assistant coach for S3. Allie played beach volleyball for GSU and was on the team that earned a bid to play in the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships in 2016 held in Gulf Shores each May.  As a freshman in 2015, she played on the GSU team that went 18-3 and played in the last AVCA National Championships, also held in Gulf Shores.

S3 COACHING GETS RESULTS

MEDAL STAND!

Multiple Tournament wins from Hermosa Beach to Virginia Beach and from Clearwater to Cincinnati.

USAV BIDS & TOURNEYS

S3 teams consistently earn bids to  USA Volleyball Nationals, AAU West Coast Junior Olympic Games, ROX National Championships, and AAU Girl’s Junior National Championships.

AAU WCJOG

S3 team place 5th in Gold in AAU’s West Coast Jr. Olympic Games – highest finish from a Georgia team!

USAV NATIONALS

S3 team won the 14u age division

USAV HIGH PERFORMANCE

4 players chosen for USA Jr National High Performance program

NATIONAL RANKING

S3 as a club has won two BVCA club versus club championships in 2019. One in Dallas, Tx. and the other here in Atlanta, Ga.

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