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Zaronda Watson- 18 East Head Coach 2023

Zaronda Watson- 18 East Head Coach 2023

"I am excited for this new club season! The East is only getting better!"

Coach Z is entering her seventh year with Metro Volleyball Club where she has coached the 12s, 16s, and 18s age groups in the South region and 18s in the East region. She has held several high school volleyball coaching positions such as Dover High School JV Head coach in 2009, Falls Church High School Freshman Head coach in 2014, Falls Church High School Varsity Assistant coach from 2015 - 2016, and Falls Church High School JV Assistant coach in 2017. Coach Z has previously coached at a local DII University in Maryland.

Coach Z earned her BA in Advertising and MS in Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently working for the Federal Government as a Personnel Support Specialist in Virginia.

Kilana Jenkins - 18 East Assistant Coach 2023

Kilana Jenkins - 18 East Assistant Coach 2023

"I am excited about coming back for my second year with Metro! I can wait to see the growth this season and have lots of fun!"

Coach Ki is entering her second year with 18s East Metro Volleyball Club. She has assisted in coaching in Division II NCAA volleyball and has also played for both a Division II and Division III NCAA volleyball team. Coach Ki has played as OH, DS and libero in her volleyball career. Right before she graduated from college in December 2018, Coach Ki was invited to play in Costa Rica against their local team and national team. Coach Ki graduated with her Bachelors in Science in Biology in 2018 and is soon on her way of obtaining her nursing degree and PhD.

Amber Matalus - 16 East Head Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Amber Matalus- 16 East Head Coach - 2023

"It feels great to be back with the Metro East teams!"

This season will be my 6th season of coaching volleyball and my 4th as a head coach. I've played volleyball for thirteen years now, four of which I spent playing at Virginia Wesleyan University during my undergraduate studies. I then moved to Washington, D.C. to get my masters degree where I was introduced to Metro for the 2020-21 season. After focusing on my studies for my final year, I've now finished up my Master's of Arts: Global Security and am looking forward to getting back in the gym.

Volleyball has been an integral part of my life and I've developed an unreal love and passion for the game that I hope to share with each team I coach. My philosophy as a coach is wholistic - I want my players to be successful, skilled players and make strides in their game, but I also want to ensure growth through the game in other aspects of life and give back to the next generation of volleyball players so they might develop that same love and passion as I did. I look forward to meeting all of the Metro East teams this year and enjoying the season!

Ashley Pagan - 16 East Assistant Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Ashley Pagan- 16 East Assistant Coach - 2023

"I am very excited to be joining the Metro staff this year! I look forward to meeting all the players and sharing the love of the game with them."

This will be my first season has an assistant coach in this area. I have been playing volleyball since I was eleven years old and I still have the same love and passion for the game as I did back then. Once I graduated High School, I attended The College of Idaho on a full ride Volleyball scholarship where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performances in 2020. I then decided to join the Air Force which is how I have now ended up in the D.C area at my first base. Volleyball has been such a big part of my life for as long as I can remember and I look forward to getting back into the gym and sharing my experience and knowledge with my Metro team this year!

Alexis Jordan- 15 East Head Coach - 2023

"I am very excited to be joining the Metro staff and I can't wait to work with our team to help them grow as players and as people!"

I started coaching right after I graduated from Washington College in 2017 where I had played all four years. After graduating I moved back home to Florida and began coaching at Palm Beach Central High School- serving first at the JV head coach and varsity assistant and the Head Coach for both JV and Varsity the following season. I also coached at Tribe Volleyball Club in Pompano where I coached a range of players from 12-18 as both and assistant coach and head coach. In 2019 I moved back up to Maryland and was the assistant at Washington College and coached 15's at another local club. Currently, I am in my first season as an assistant coach at UMBC.

Alicia Eldredge- 15 East Assistant Coach 2023

Alicia Eldredge- 15 East Assistant Coach 2023

"I am so excited to be back coaching at Metro this year! Hoping for another great year! "

Alicia Eldredge is in her second year coaching at Metro as an alum. Alicia played for Metro 16, 17, and 18 travel before playing Division II volleyball at Edinboro University. Alicia started all 5 years at Edinboro as a 6-rotation setter. During her time at Edinboro University, Alicia earned AVCA and conference honors, along with Scholar-Athlete awards for excellence in the classroom and on the court. She graduated with an Exercise Science degree and minors in Athletic Coaching, Personal Training, and Biology in 2022.

Rayvn Richardson - 14 East Head Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Rayvn Richardson - 14 East Head Coach - 2023

"I  am excited to work with the younger girls this year to grow and develop their skill and love for the game."

Ravyn is excited to be entering her 5th year with Metro. She was previously the head coach for 16 East, but this year she will be leading our 14 East team!

Ravyn completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine at Hampton University in December 2018, where she played as an OH for the Division I volleyball team. She is currently studying for her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

She began her coaching  career as the head coach for Coastal Hampton Roads VBC 16 State team in 2017. She  was the Head Coach of both the Boys’ Varsity and Girls’ Varsity Volleyball teams at Phoebus High School in Hampton, VA. From 2019 to 2021 she served as both Head JV Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Elizabeth Seton High School. 

Shadae Perry - 14 East Assistant Coach - 2023

"I am super excited to be joining the Metro Volleyball family this year and contribute to the growth and success of the players!"

Shadae is super excited about her first year coaching at Metro. Shadae is from Columbia, SC and completed her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University. Shadae started playing volleyball in the 6th grade, since then she has always had a passion to play the sport and now has the same passion and commitment as a coach! She began her coaching career in NC as Head coach for 18's and assistant coach for 13's. She then moved to Seattle, WA and was a head coach for 15's National l and assistant coach for 13's National. Shadae also worked as a Nike volleyball instructor for the Nike volleyball camps at the University of Washington. Shadae is currently the Head coach for JV volleyball at Glenelg Country School and assistant coach for the Varsity team. Shadae is excited to continue to coach and help players understand and master the fundamentals skills of volleyball that will help them on and off the court! 

Trevor Reaves - 12 East Head Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Trevor Reaves - 12 East Head Coach - 2023

"Metro is a family, we thrive and succeed as a unit. The Metro force is unstoppable."

Coach Trevor is in his fourth season as a coach and with DC Metro Volleyball. He is returning for his second year as the Head Coach of 12 East and has also as served as the 14 South Assistant Coach & 15 East Assistant Coach. He has played volleyball competitively for 11 years. Coach Trevor is excited to continue helping young players develop the proper foundation to excel at the game of volleyball.

He currently serves in his third year on the Board of Directors his local DC Volleyball League and organizes volleyball teams for nationally sanctioned tournaments; both of which he also participates in as a player, where he has earned top 3 team finishes, as well as tournament all-star selections. He earned his B.A. in Sociology & Criminal Justice and A.A. in Counseling Education from The University of Florida. He received his J.D. at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. 

Jaz Joiner - 12 East Assistant Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Jaz Joiner  - 12 East Assistant Coach - 2023

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