“I am really excited to begin a new club season with Metro. With every year I coach I am more and more humbled by the privilege I have to impact the lives of so many athletes. Again this year we have a great coaching staff with a few new faces. We have a few new offerings this year that will make our program that much more competitive. I am eager to start the club season and continue to grow the game of volleyball and develop young athletes.”
Jerry Burge will be the Head Coach for our 18 North and 14 Travel teams. Additionally is our Metro North Director. This will be his 11th season coaching with Metro. Jerry comes with many years of coaching experience including former head coach and assistant coach at the junior college, and high school levels. He is also the head coach at Urbana high school. He competed with the Western Maryland College Club Volleyball team as a setter and team captain. He also competed for several years through USAV Chesapeake Region Men’s Volleyball teams as a setter and libero. Jerry is the father of six beautiful young ladies. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University with an MBA in Business Administration and is currently a Clinical Project Manager at Syneos Health Inc.
"There's nothing better than seeing the fire for the game be lit in the next generation of volleyballers. I grew up hearing about how amazing of a club Metro is down in Chesapeake, VA (Norfolk/Va Beach area) and to be a part of the team is both humbling and INSANELY EXCITING!!! Truly blessed and honored to be here!"
Donyelle Scurry is entering her first season coaching with Metro. She is also the Head Coach of the Frederick Community College Cougar women's volleyball team. Donyelle comes from Seneca Valley High School (Germantown, MD), where she was the Head Coach since 2021, and brings an extensive volleyball resume filled with more than 15 years of coaching experience. She has been coaching since 2006, when she got her first opportunity to coach at Oscar Smith Middle School in Chesapeake, VA, and took her first head coaching job in 2011 at St. Mary's Ryken High School. She will bring a wealth of understanding in developing healthy athletes, promoting volleyball knowledge to players of all ages and abilities, and developing strategies to cultivate a winning environment in middle school, high school, and club volleyball.
Donyelle graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Concentrating in Accounting from Strayer University in 2019. She currently lives in Frederick, MD with her husband, Cyre' (pronounced KY-REE), sons Anthony and Andrew, and daughter Araiah who also plays volleyball. Donyelle is a Lead Civilian Human Resources Specialist with the Army Medical Logistics Command at Fort Detrick.
"I'm looking forward to another great season with Metro and this year's group of athletes. It's hard to think I have had the privilege to coach so many hardworking and talented athletes over my 18 years but I'm even more impressed when they return as adults and continue to speak about what this amazing sport has brought to their life. Remember life is short so do the things you love and live life to its fullest. I can't wait to see what this group achieves!"
Mandy Blumenauer is returning for her 11th club season with Metro, and her fourth year as the head coach of 17N. She has 18 years of coaching/assisting volleyball experience at the club level and public high school, most recently at Middletown High.
Mandy's volleyball experience started in Middle School and continued on where she focused on setting and being an opposite side hitter. She attended College at Philadelphia University where she focused on her education to receive a B.S. in Interior Design. She continues to play through USAV Cheaspeak Region Women's and various rec leagues as she is able.
Aside from volleyball, Mandy focuses her time as a professional CIDQ Interior Designer, LEED AP. She is currently a Director of Interiors at DBI Architects in Reston, VA, where she has been employed since 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog, traveling, spending time with friends & family and enjoying the most of life.
"I’m excited to be joining Metro and the 17N team, along with all the new experiences this year has to offer!"
Brittany joins Metro for her first season this year. She has been coaching on and off for the last 14 years in a couple different clubs and high schools. She continues to play volleyball in adult leagues and watches volleyball any chance she gets. During her playing career, Brittany was a 3 year starter as an outside hitter for the varsity team at Williamsport High School, during her senior year she was on the All-County First Team and MVP of the All-Star Senior Game. Then went on to play 2 years at Hagerstown Community College, where she was a pin hitter and defensive specialist, while the team was ranked top 10 in the Nation and she ranked in the Top 40 in the Nation for aces. Aside from volleyball, Brittany enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on new adventures and learning American Sign Language any chance she can!
"I am very excited to be back with Metro again this year! I look forward to working with a new group of athletes and to help them grow within the sport so we can continue the success North has had over the past several years!!"
This will be Stacey's 6th year coaching with Metro. She has 9 years coaching experience between the high school and club levels. Stacey started playing volleyball in 7th grade. She made the switch to Metro her sophomore year of high school and played for Metro 16, 17, and 18 Travel. Stacey played high school volleyball at Governor Thomas Johnson HS in Frederick, MD. In her senior season, in 2008, the team finished as runners up in the state championship match. Stacey went on to play Division I volleyball at Towson University as a defensive specialist/libero.
She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Towson University in 2013 and her Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from UMBC in 2018. Stacey is currently the Human Resources Manager for a construction company in Frederick, MD. Stacey also lives in Frederick with her husband, Kyle, and dog, Sailor.
"It is a pleasure to rejoin the club that got me started into volleyball. I cannot wait to share all that I have learned with my team."
Emily joined Metro in 2022 as the assistant coach for 14 North. She is the current head JV coach and previously served as the assistant varsity coach at Urbana High School.
Emily joined Metro in 2022 as the assistant 14 North coach. The team had 5 athletes go on to make their Varsity high school teams this season.
She started playing in 8th grade with the Metro 13 north team and played at Urbana for 4 years as an OH/MH. After that, she attended Division III school Elizabethtown College, where she played as a RH. Emily graduated from Etown with a B.S. in Physics and from Towson University with a Master's in Environmental Science. Currently she works as an Environmental Sustainability Program Analyst with ServiceNow. In her free time she likes working on DIY projects, gardening and hanging out with her 2 cats Ares and Cassie.
“I am excited to continue building the players on Metro 15 North as both players and people. I believe that the growth of coaches and players never ends and I hope to create an environment where players feel comfortable to be challenged and grow so they are ready for their future. I look forward to a fantastic season!”
Minh Pho returns for the 23-24 season as the 15s head coach again. This past club season the team finished with a record of 48-11. Minh led the 15s team to a 1st place finish at South Atlantic Championship, 3rd place at AAU Virginia Beach Grand Prix, 5th place finish at JVA Charm City Challenge (15 Open), 5th place finish at Capitol Hill Classic (15 Patriot), and 18th place at AAU Nationals (15 Spirit). Minh has previously coached for other clubs/school in the past including 6 years as JV coach at Westminster High School.
Minh graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Physics w/a Secondary Education concentration and from Stevenson University with a M.A. in Teaching. He currently teaches Human Body Systems and Honors Physics at Wheaton High School in Montgomery County.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of Metro's coaching staff this year! I can't wait to share my passion for the sport and empower our athletes to reach their full potential."
Robyn enters her first year coaching for Metro. She serves as the assistant varsity volleyball coach for Urbana High School, a role that holds special significance as she is not only an alumna but also a former player on the team. She started playing volleyball in the 6th grade with the Metro 12 North team. In high school, she played at Urbana as a DS/libero for 4 years.
Afterwards, Robyn continued to play volleyball at the collegiate level for Hood College, as a libero. She was named captain from her sophomore year through senior year. She was also awarded the Middle-Atlantic Conference All-Sportsmanship Award in 2021. During her senior year, Robyn became a dual-sport athlete as she also joined the Hood College Women's Golf Team. Robyn graduated from Hood College in 2022 with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.
She currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for a large healthcare system in Frederick, MD. Outside of coaching volleyball, Robyn enjoys traveling, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.
"Metro has always been a constant in the uncertainty of life, from being a player to being a coach, our family grows every year. I have loved giving back to the program that has given me so much."
Summer Bowins returns to Metro for her 10th year coaching with North. Summer has had strong seasons as the 14 North coach over the past 4 years, taking Gold 2 years in a row at Irish Rumble, Gold at JVA St James, and Gold at both JVA Charm City and Capitol Hill Classic Club division. Summer has also served as the head coach of Metro's 15 North and 13 North teams, as well as assistant coach for Metro's 18 North for 3 seasons. In addition, Summer has experience coaching at the high school level as the head varsity coach at Walkersville for 2 seasons and 3 seasons as head JV coach at Urbana.
Summer is also a Metro Alumni, playing for Metro North 15s and 18s as their starting liberos. During her high school career at Governor Thomas Johnson, Summer was the varsity starting libero for 3 years, as well as starting libero for Frederick Community College for 1 season before starting her coaching career.
"I am incredibly excited to be joining the Metro coaching staff this year. I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the players to help them develop as athletes and people."
Justin joins Metro for his first season this year. He is coaching at Urbana High School as the JV assistant coach. His passion for volleyball started in college, where he enjoyed learning the strategies and tactics of the game.
He graduated from Salisbury University in 2022 with his B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in biology and psychology. During his studies, he became interested in biomechanics and sports performance earning a ACSM Exercise Physiologist Certification. He is able to apply his experience and knowledge of these principles in coaching, focusing on playing efficiency, proper technique, and injury prevention.
At Salisbury, he competed as a student-athlete for 5 years in track and field earning All-Conference Honors and NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year.
He is currently attend Albright College working on earning a M.S. EDUC. In his free time, he likes to stay active and play in men's and co-ed volleyball leagues and also enjoys reading, spending time outside, and watching volleyball and football.
"I am very excited to Coach Metro this season in a sport I have loved for 25+ years. I can't wait to see these players grow in skill and confidence throughout the year!"
Phillip has coached on and off over the last 25 years in several clubs and with the US Air Force while he was in the military. He enjoys watching all levels of volleyball. Phillip earned his BA in Secondary Education and Spanish from Dana College in Blair NE where he picked up his love of beach volleyball. He also has a Master's in Sports Coaching.
He continues to play volleyball indoors as a middle and outdoors (grass and beach). Phillip is retired from the US Air Force and currently works for US Cyber Command in Global Force Management. When he is not coaching, he is a avid Disney enthusiast and disc golfer. He is married to Brena for 17 Years, and they are raising two incredible children, Lyla and Gabriel who both play volleyball!
"I am excited to be part of Metro’s coaching staff again this year. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to help young athletes develop good fundamentals and to see them achieve great things together!"
Diane enters her 2nd season as Metro’s 12 North Head Coach. In Diane’s initial season in 2023, her team finished with a 37-7 match record, advanced to the Gold bracket in every tournament and racked up some impressive credentials:
- 1st place at two CHRVA regional tournaments,
- 2nd place at the JVA Charm City Challenge,
- 3rd place at the Capitol Hill Classic,
- 2nd place at the AAU Grand Prix Virginia Beach,
- CHRVA Regional Champions (non-bid),
- 2nd place at the South Atlantic Championship
Diane began her volleyball career at Boonsboro High School and continued playing in college as a setter at Hagerstown Community College and the University of South Carolina Upstate. Diane came to Metro with 9 years of coaching experience. Previously, she coached at another club for the 12s, 13s, 14s and 15s age groups. She is also currently the Varsity head coach at Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD.
Diane graduated from USC Upstate with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a concentration in Applied Mathematics. She worked for IBM and Lockheed Martin and is currently retired. Diane resides in Boonsboro with her husband, Will, and their three children, Zachary, Bailey and Delaney.
"I am excited to coach for Metro this club season. I look forward to working with young athletes to help them grow in their skill set and to build them up as a whole athlete. I value building confidence, positive attitude, and a growth mindset. I can't wait to see the growth in each individual player and team this season! Let's go!"
Jean started her love for volleyball watching her father play in the Army. When she moved to Maryland, she played 1 year in JV as Captain and 2 years in Varsity earning the Sportsmanship Award her senior year at Quince Orchard High School. Her team went on to Regional Championship 2 consecutive years. Jean continues to play in USAV and 9man volleyball tournaments, doubles grass, and adult women's and co-ed leagues. Jean has coached youth rec league and youth club at other clubs. In the 2022-2023 club season, her club team won CHRVA's Regional Championship. Jean is currently the JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Clarksburg High School.
Jean graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor's and master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She currently works for Montgomery County Public Schools as a Special Education Parent Educator in the Preschool Education Program and resides in Clarksburg, MD with her husband, Phil and their children, Kirsten and Tre.