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SVA Director and Head Coach

SVA Director of Player Development

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Coach Dylan Bio Coming Soon

Dylan Lavis

Seattle Volleyball Academy

U17 National Assistant Coach


Carmen Tryka

Seattle Volleyball Academy

U17 Regional Head Coach

Coach Carmen grew up in San Diego, CA playing all sports which included volleyball, starting in the 5th grade. She played competitive softball through high school at Point Loma High School and was recruited by Division 1 schools, but realized that her passion was volleyball. During her Senior year in high school, she played varsity volleyball as a Libero and went on to play on an elite team at Coast VBC in San Diego. She later went on to college and continued playing at the University of San Diego for their competitive club team.

Coach Carmen comes to us with over 5 years of coaching experience with high school and club teams. Her coaching passions include mastering the fundamentals and improving a team’s overall volleyball IQ. She is excited to be a part of SVA and to continue to inspire and encourage players to become “volley-obsessed”.


Alyna Brown

SVA Assistant Coach

Coach Alyna is a 5'6" senior at Mount Rainier High School where she plays on the varsity squad as their setter. A high-intensity impact player Coach Alyna has become one of the top high school players in the area.


Coach Alayna was a 4A second-team selection in 2021 and is waiting for the 4A state selections for the 2022 season. She will be attending college at Saint Leo University in Florida on a beach volleyball scholarship.

Coach Alayna is also one of Go Time Athletics' lead summer indoor and beach volleyball camp coaches and also assists with the adult training program working and training volleyball players on the fundamentals of the game. 

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Miles Fertel

Seattle Volleyball Academy

U15 National Assistant Coach

Coach Miles grew up in sunny West Palm Beach Florida before attending Harvard University where he ran intramural sports program for Leverett House.
Coach Miles can be found playing Volleyball in Leagues and Tournaments nearly every day of the week in the Puget Sound area.  When not playing/coaching volleyball, Coach Miles is a Software Engineer at Xbox, where he works on next generation gaming hardware. He has also worked as: a college Computer Science instructor, a Camp Counselor for 4 to 8 year olds, and even a NASA Engineer on the Mars Rover Project. But no matter what the project, his focus is on fostering a community based on collaboration and communication.
Coach Miles' main coaching goal is to develop a positive atmosphere in the gym which inspires perseverance and motivates players to reach their fullest potential. He is thrilled to be a part of the Seattle Volleyball Academy and can't wait to bring his energy and love for Volleyball to the club.
Genne Baleto
Joe Baleto
Stephanie Papke
Tom Amparo
Jr Kitiona
Dylan Lavis
Carmen Tryka
Miles Fertel


Motivators. Educators. Mentors.


Seattle Volleyball Academy Director

U14 National Head Coach

U12 Development Head Coach

Coach Genne started out playing volleyball as a Freshman at Rim of the World High School in California. During her Junior and Senior years, her team won the 1981 and 1982 California State Girls Volleyball Championships. She was named 1981 and 1982 MVP of the Sunkist League and was on the California State Girls Volleyball Regionals and All-State Tournament Teams both years. She also played for the Orange County Volleyball Club, where they were top finishers at the Junior National Open Volleyball Championships from 1981-1983.


From there, Coach Genne moved to Seattle, and played volleyball at the University of Washington from 1983-1986. She captained the team her last two years there and held numerous records. She held the record for Career and Season Service Aces for nearly 20 years and was honored to become a member of the Pac-10 All-Decade Team for 1980-1990.


After completing her college career, Coach Genne founded the Seattle Juniors Volleyball Club with her former University of Washington coaches. She helped bring a U18s team to a 6th-place finish in the 1989 Junior Nationals Open Championships.


From 1994-1997 Coach Genne was the club coach at Seattle University where her women’s team competed in and won numerous Evergreen Regional tournaments.


The 2021-22 indoor season was her official return to coaching where she took a SVA U12 team consisting of first year club volleyball players to a 17th place finish in a field of 33 teams. Coach Genne will be the head coach of both the SVA U12 Developmental team, and the U14-1 National squad this season. She also brings her leadership and organizational qualities to SVA as the Director of Seattle Volleyball Academy overseeing all aspects of the club.



Seattle Volleyball Academy

Director of Player Development

U17 National Head Coach

U15 Development Head Coach

Coach Joe is one of the most well-known and well-respected coaches in the Northwest. He started out playing volleyball in 1981. His interest in the sport grew quickly, and within five years, he was playing for the Seattle Athletic Club, one of the top Evergreen Region Men’s Club Teams. During that time, he began coaching junior players, and helped bring a Seattle Juniors U18s team to a 6th-place finish in the 1989 Junior Nationals Open Championships.


Coach Joe began his collegiate coaching career at Seattle University and remained there from 1990-2000. He took his men’s club team to back-to-back Evergreen Regional Championships in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, Coach Joe joined the Seattle University Division II Women’s Volleyball Team as an Assistant Coach and remained there until 2007.


From 2010-2014, Coach Joe was the head volleyball coach at West Seattle High School where he coached both of his daughters.


In 2019 he became the assistant coach for beach volleyball at the University of Washington and coached through the 2020 season.   

After leaving the University of Washington Coach Joe moved to Kennedy Catholic High School as the Girls' Volleyball JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach 2020-2023.


Coach Joe also brings many years of club volleyball coaching experience to Seattle Volleyball Academy. As the Director of Player Development, he will oversee all of the training throughout the Seattle Volleyball Academy program as well as head the U17 National team for the 2023-2024 season.



Seattle Volleyball Academy Training Coach

U14 Development Head Coach

Coach Steph hailed from Auburn Washington where she helped lead the Auburn HS volleyball team to the State Tournament her senior year. Coach Papke attended Washington State University on a volleyball scholarship and became a four-year letter winner (1994-97), and was the first Cougar volleyball player to be voted by coaches to the All-Pac-10 team. She finished her career third in school history with 3,839 assists and was a three-time All-Pac-10 honoree. During her junior year she earned Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honors and was an All-District 8 selection as well. That same year, Coach Steph was named an AVCA All-American.


In 1998 she was a Pac-10 Conference Medal Winner and was WSU's nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year. In 2019 she was inducted into the Washington State University Hall of Fame.

Coach Steph has coached at the club, high school, and junior high levels, along with running volleyball camps and clinics, for over 25 years. She is currently the Skills Specialist Coach at Go Time Athletics, where she specializes in setting. Coach Steph is SVA’s U14 Development Head Coach and GTA skills coach..


Coach Tom started playing volleyball in high school in Guam. He was part of a Championship Team his junior year and earned multiple All-Island Player honors during his high school tenure.


In 1999, Coach Tom was fortunate enough to be part of the Guam National Volleyball Team that competed in the South Pacific Games, held in Guam.


After high school, Coach Tom moved to the Pacific Northwest where he played for club teams in Corvallis and Seattle. He was part of two Evergreen Regional Championship teams and earned a 3rd place finish in the 2002 USAV National Championships.


Coach Tom’s experience includes coaching at Hazen and Kennedy Catholic High Schools, as well as a 8-years of coaching at the club level.

Coach Junior has been a youth sports coach for over 25 years. He started his career coaching boys’ and girls’ recreation volleyball and basketball.  Coach Junior then moved on to coaching AAU basketball and high school football.


He has spent the last 8 years coaching girls’ volleyball in middle school and on select club teams including being the assistant coach on the SVA U16 National team in the 2022-23 season helping them to a 3rd-place finish in the 2023 14th Annual Summer Soiree in California.


Coach Junior is excited to be a part of the coaching staff with Seattle Volleyball Academy, where he will be instrumental in helping players build confidence, as well as improve their volleyball skills in a positive, and highly competitive team atmosphere.


Seattle Volleyball Academy

U15 National Head Coach

Alyna Brown
Danielle DeLappe

Danielle DeLappe

Seattle Volleyball Academy

U14 National Assistant Coach

Coach Danielle attended Lindbergh High School in Renton, WA where she was a 4 year varsity volleyball player as an Outside Hitter.  In her senior year, she was a 2nd Team All-Seamount League selection as an outside hitter.  


Coach Danielle lived on the east coast where she received her degree from Harvard Extension School.. In 2015 Coach Danielle moved to West Seattle in 2015 along with her 2 children.  She was the Westside Middle School K-8 Assistant Athletic Director and Physical Ed teacher for preschool -4th grade, as well as running multiple summer sports camps.  She led Westside Middle School volleyball teams to multiple league championships. 

Coach Danielle is excited to be a part of the Seattle Volleyball Academy coaching staff sharing her love of volleyball and her passion for teaching.  Having the opportunities to develop and inspire physically literate lifelong movers is her passion and purpose.

Sharli O'Neil

Coach Sharli was a standout player at Kennedy High School where she was an outside hitter on the indoor volleyball team where she helped the Kennedy Lancers to two state tournament appearances during her high school career.

Coach Sharli is currently playing volleyball on scholarship at Boise State University in their beach volleyball program.

Coach Sharli is also one of Go Time Athletics lead summer indoor and beach volleyball camp coaches and also assists with the adult training program working and training volleyball players on the fundamentals of the game. 


SVA Assistant Coach

Ben Turcinec


SVA Assistant Coach

Coach Ben is attending and playing volleyball at Park University in Gilbert Arizona. In the 2023 season Coach Turcinec earned honorable mention in the Cal Pac as well as becoming a captain during his Sophomore year. 


Coach Turcinec has played for both the Phoenix Ascension and Phoenix Valor which compete in the Semi Pro Volleyball League of America. Ben is heading to Europe this summer with Phoenix Ascension to be a part of a recruitment circuit for a chance to play professionally.

Coach Turcenic is one of our Go Time Athletics  Volleyball Young Beginners Program instructors, adult training instructors and is one of our Volleyball Camp Coaches. 

*Available  winter break and summer

Jessica Moyer-Gunderson

Coach Jess Bio Coming Soon

Jessica Moyer-Gunderson

Seattle Volleyball Academy

Assistant Coach

Interested in Coaching for Seattle Volleyball Academy?

Seattle Volleyball Academy is always looking for qualified coaches.  If you are interested in coaching and sharing your love of the game with our next generation of players please reach out to us for an interview.  We would love the opportunity to work with you.

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Please provide your contact info and your volleyball playing/coaching experience.

We look forward to meeting you!

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