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Anna Huerta - 18 South FX Head Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Anna Huerta - 18 South FX Head Coach - 2023

"I have played the game of volleyball for 36 years. It has always been there for me. I am an experienced, competitive and energetic coach with a sincere love and passion for the game. I’m dedicated, competitive and loyal to the athletes I serve and the program I lead. I want to help young athletes to be the best people they can be on and off the court.”


Anna Huerta returns for her sixth year as a Metro Volleyball Club as the South Fairfax 18’s Head Coach.

She has coached the girl's 14's and 18's levels with Metro Volleyball Club. Anna has also coached girl's 16's, 17's and 18's for five years with a previous club. In the 2018 season, Metro South FX 14's fought for a goal and a silver medal in two regional tournaments. They also won the silver medal at Irish Rumble in the 14's Silver Bracket. In 2019, the Metro South FFX 18's had a very competitive season and battled for silver in multiple tournaments. The 2020 18's South PW team was very competitive and won gold and silver medals before having the season cut short. The 2021 Metro 18’s PW season was very competitive as the team finished silver runner-up in multiple tournaments. The Metro South PW 18’s team had a competitive season in 2022 and finished as the gold runner up in the Northeast Power Series Championships.

Anna is Impact, CAP I and CAP II certified with USA Volleyball. She is dedicated to helping athletes improve. One of Anna's goals is to grow the game in the DC region and share her love of the game with young athletes. Anna strives to build well-rounded athletes that can be a part of a cohesive and competitive team. Her key qualifications and skills include planning relevant practice lessons, teaching fundamental volleyball skills, implementing differentiated instruction for individual positions and athletes and designing drills and practices that help athletes transfer skills from practice into games. She has directed camps and clinics and is involved with many off-season Metro camps and clinics. She has been instrumental in helping several athletes play collegiate volleyball at all division levels. She encourages self-motivation, exceptional performance and has high expectations of the athletes she works with.

Anna has 17 years of experience as a high school head volleyball coach. She has led the Forest Park High School Volleyball team as the head coach for 11 years. She had 12 consecutive winning seasons as the head coach at Forest Park High School, a 6A VA high school. She has an overall high school head coach record of 290-124 and a record of 225-91 at FPHS. As the FPHS head coach, she had 11 District Championship appearances, 5 District Championships, 12 Regional Playoff appearances, 6 Regional Quarterfinal appearances, 5 Regional Semi-Final appearances, one Regional Finals/State Quarter-Final appearance and won the VA State Congeniality title in 2013. Anna is a high school art teacher with 29 years of teaching experience.

Anna is a graduate of Missouri Southern State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. She also has a Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University. Anna has played volleyball for over 35 years. Anna's volleyball playing experience includes high school, division II collegiate volleyball, USAV adult play in the CHRVA Region, and league play. Anna has three children that are all competitive volleyball players.

Ilona Gunther - 18/17 South FX Assistant Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Ilona Gunther - 18/17 South FX Assistant Coach - 2023

"I’m so excited to join this organization.  Looking forward to a competitive season with Metro along side Coach Anna. Heart leads to team!"

Ilona played Middle Blocker in high school.  She is served as a coach to High school and school teams who qualified for division championships, as well as coached rec leagues for several seasons.  Watching her youngest daughter play volleyball, she fell in love with the sport again.  

She served in the Army, as a trained combat medic, and retired in 1994 . 

Ilona is a mom who has raised 2 daughters and has been married to her husband for 20 year.  She is looking forward to the heart the team will build together! 


Stephanie Taylor - 16 South FX Head Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Stephanie Taylor - 16 South FX Head Coach - 2023

"I am excited to return to Metro for another season of growth, learning, and amazing competition. Sharing my passion for fundamentals as well as watching the continued growth and improvement in young athletes keeps my heart full."

 

Stephanie is beginning her second season at Metro Volleyball Club. She has multiple years of coaching volleyball at all levels. Since moving to Virginia in 2020, Stephanie has spent one season with Hylton High School as a JV and Assistant to the Varsity Coach. After moving further north, Stephanie joined Edison High School and was the Freshman Head Coach in 2021. For the 2022 season, Stephanie is the Head Volleyball Coach for Trinity Christian School, a new Division I school in VISSA.

Stephanie grew up around volleyball, with her mom being the head coach at the high school in Gillette, Wyoming. Stephanie played setter and right-side throughout high school and continued her career at Metro State in Denver as a setter. Stephanie broke the all-time assist record her freshman year of college and helped her team win the RMAC Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Science with an emphasis in Management.

Stephanie resides in Fairfax with her husband, three kids, and two dogs.

 

Laura Meins- 16 South FX Assistant Coach 2023

Laura Meins- 15 South PW Assistant Coach 2023

"I'm looking forward to another great season with Metro, watching the players grow, and have fun playing!"

Laura returns to Metro for her second season as the 15 South PW assistant coach.  She started playing volleyball when she was 11 years old with Metro and played for Trinity Christian School throughout high school. Laura was primarily a setter but played every position.

She super excited for this new season, growing as a coach, and watching the girls grow as players and people. She is finishing her last semester at Northern Virginia Community College before transferring to George Mason to get a degree in cyber security. Outside of volleyball, she enjoy coding and learning about new technology.


Felicia Huerta - 15 South FX Head Coach 2023

Felicia Huerta- 15 South PW Assistant Coach 2023

"I couldn't be more excited to continue helping girls grow in the game of volleyball and prepare for the next level!"

Felicia played Division II volleyball at Concord University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design in 2017. Each summer she returned to campus to help coach the program's summer camp, alongside her teammates. During the summer of 2016, she also travelled to various campuses on the east coast to coach girls and boys at Nike Overnight Volleyball Camps.

Felicia made a noticeable impact on the Gar-field Senior High School volleyball program as the varsity head coach for the 2018 season. She led her team to place 2nd in the silver bracket at the No Panic Cassel's Classic.

Huerta kicked off her club coaching experience as the assistant coach for the 16s girls’ team for the 2018-2019 season for another local club. They finished 5th in the CHRVA region and earned a bid to USAV Nationals. Felicia returned for a second season to assist the 18s girls’ team, that finished in 5th place at NEQ before the season’s early end due to COVID-19. 

In addition to coaching, Felicia has continued to play in highly competitive volleyball leagues and tournaments. 

In May of 2022, she completed her Master of Business degree in Marketing from Florida Institute of Technology. 

Jordan Cox - 15 South FX Assistant Coach 2023

Jordan Cox - 15 South FX Assistant Coach 2023

" I am excited to work with young athletes in developing not only volleyball skills but mental resilience."

Jordan played Division II volleyball at Tiffin University and graduated with a Master of Arts and Sciences. Since then, she has coached for the United States Youth Volleyball League and Alexandria City High School.

In Jordan's 15 years of playing volleyball, she has played several positions at the college level, which has allowed her to gain extensive knowledge regarding volleyball skills. She is thrilled to incorporate her mental health background to assist players in playing at their optimal level with a holistic approach. 


Owen Ranger - 14 South FX Head Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Owen Ranger - 14 South FX Head Coach - 2023

"How can we get one percent better every day?"


Owen has been coaching volleyball at every level from middle school through college in the DC and Tidewater regions since 2007. A 2006 graduate of Pepperdine University, where he studied under legendary men's volleyball coach Marv Dunphy, Owen first started coaching volleyball at National Cathedral School, and has since coached with Metro Central, Bishop Ireton High School, Williamsburg Volleyball Club, Walsingham Academy, and is currently an assistant coach at Marymount University in Arlington. Owen also teaches physical education and coaches basketball at Barrie School in Silver Spring, and when not driving all over the DMV to one of those locations can be found cooking, watching baseball, or relaxing with his fiancée and their two dogs, Mulder and Chidi.

Rachel Delgadillo - 14 South FX Assistant Coach - 2023

Metro VBC Rachel Delgadillo - 14 South FX Assistant Coach - 2023

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