Master Coach Roster


About NC Elite's Master Coach Roster:

The NC Elite Master Coach Roster has been developed to provide all NC Elite coaches with the support, training, mentoring and advice necessary to help them lead their teams to success.  The NC Elite Master Coach has over 20 years of experience in athletics coaching, administration and elite / international level competition.  The NC Elite Master Coach will help coaches best leverage their strengths, develop in areas that support growth, and identify how to best utilize available resources for professional growth and continued learning.  Master Coaches have demonstrated throughout their careers the ability to live by and instill in others the NC Elite Core Values:

Confidence – in yourself and others
Competition – to push you to achieve your best
Compassion – to yourself and others
Perseverance – through successes and failures
Mindfulness – of your thoughts, words and behaviors
Leadership & Teamwork – to enable your team to achieve its best
Respect & Integrity – to all, at all times
Sportsmanship – in all that we do
Health, Wellness & Safety – in sport and in life
Service to Others – in our community and the world


Master Coach Kevin Maureen Campbell
Associate Head Coach, NC State University Volleyball

Education:
BA History, University of Nebraska, Omaha
MA Educational Leadership (Sports Administration), University of North Florida

Collegiate Coaching Experience:
Head Coach - University of North Florida
Associate Head Coach - NC State University, San Diego State University
Assistant Coach - University of Colorado, Penn State University, University of Georgia, UNC Charlotte, Winthrop University

Club Coaching / Administration Experience:
Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club (Coach)

Charlotte Elite Volleyball Club (Founder and Coach)
Bring it USA (Instructor and Recruiting specialist)


Master Coach Gary DeJames
Founder, Executive Director and Board Member, NC Elite Volleyball Club

Education:
BS Health and Wellness / Coaching, SUNY Buffalo
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach, National Academy of Sports Medicine

Club Coaching / Administration Experience:
NC Elite Volleyball Club (Founder, Executive Director and Coach)
NC Challengers Volleyball Club (Director and Coach)
Club Raleigh (Administrator and Coach)
PowerStation Volleyball Club, Buffalo NY (Coach)
Eden Volleybal Club, Buffalo NY (Coach)

High School Coaching Experience:
Sanderson High School, Raleigh NC
Broughton High School, Raleigh NC
St. Mary's School, Raleigh NC
Cresset Christian Academy, Durham NC
East Aurora High School, Buffalo NY
Lackawana High School, Buffalo NY


Master Coach Sandy Merkel DeJames
Founder, Executive Director and Board Chair, NC Elite Volleyball Club

Education:
BA Psychology, UNC Charlotte
PhD Biology, UNC Charlotte
Post-doctoral Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Certified Professional Coach, World Coach Institute

Club Coaching / Administration Experience:
NC Elite Volleyball Club (Founder, Executive Director and Coach)
NC Challengers Volleyball Club (Director and Coach)
Charlotte Elite Volleyball Club (Associate Director and Coach)
Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club (Resource Coach)

High School Coaching Experience:
University of Cincinnati Team Camp
UNC Charlotte Summer Volleyball Camp
UNC Chapel Hill Team Camp

Middle School Coaching Experience:
St. Dominic School, Cincinnati OH


Master Coach John Dillinger
Board Member and Master Coach, NC Elite Volleyball Club

Education:
BS, United States Military Academy at West Point

Club Coaching Experience:
NC Elite Volleyball Club (Coach, Board of Directors)
NC Challengers Volleyball Club (Coach)

High School Coaching Experience:
St. David's School, Raleigh NC
Bob Bertucchi Volleyball Camps and Clinics


Master Coach Romel Lightbourn
Director, Lead Coach and Trainer

Education:
BS Business Administration, Barber-Scotia College

Club Coaching / Administration Experience:
NC Elite Volleyball Club (Director and Coach)

High School Coaching Experience:
St. David's School (Volleyball), Raleigh NC
St. David's School (Track & Field), Raleigh NC

International Athletics Experience:
Bahamas Sr. National Team
Bahamas Jr. National Team
International Jammer National Team
Bahamas Beach Volleyball National Team