Coaches

Surge Volleyball Club was formed in 2012 for the 2013 season and has grown from 1 team in 2013 to 15 teams in 2017! With the expectation of the same (if not more) teams, we have been looking for qualified coaches to help us grow our club. Quality Coaching is at the forefront of our minds and we are always striving to improve our coaching staff by offering coaching clinics, onsite IMPACT training, a coaching mentor program and an abundance of experience from our resident permanent coaches. If you are interested in joining our coaching family, Contact Us and let us know what experience you have or if you are interested in getting started. We partner our new coaches with seasoned coaches as assistants so they can learn the in’s and out’s of coaching as well as what we focus on as a club.

Tentative placement of coaches for the 2018 season:

Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Timothy Hartranft – Previously 18 Black Head Coach – Club Administrator 5th Year with Surge VBC
Mike Maston – Previously 17 Black Head Coach – 4th Year with Surge VBC
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Mike Maston – Previously 17 Black Head Coach – 4th Year with Surge VBC
Cara Long – Previously 17 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Brian Haag – Previously 17 Lime Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge

 

Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Beth Eddinger – Previously 16 Black Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Heleanna Davison – Previously 16 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
John Forry – Previously 14 Black Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC
Erin Wentzel – Previously 15 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge
Brooke Beiler – Previously 18 Black Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge
Amanda Meck – Previously 15 Black Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Keith Hallman – Previously 13 Black Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge
Jerry Behney – Previously 13 Black Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge
Kelsey Kromer – Previously 14 Lime Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge
Brandi Loga – Previously 14 White Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge
Jason Michaels – Previously 14 White Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Mya Lobb – Previously 13 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Madison Wojciechowski – Previously 12 Black Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Jordan Mullen – Previously 14 White Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Marley Printz – Previously 12s Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Cristine Humer – Previously 15 Lime Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Annabella Kolasa – Previously 13 Lime Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge
Brittney Stufflet – Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge
Daniel Rouse – Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).

Ron has been coaching sports for over 25 years from ages 5 to adults with 13 years and 23 seasons as a volleyball coach. Ron began playing competitively in 1992 on the sand playing beach doubles and as an outside hitter for the 82nd Airborne Division’s Post team where he was recognized as the Tournament MVP during the finals over 3 years. He currently plays in competitive beach and grass doubles tournaments and in recreational 6’s leagues. Ron hosts “Mini” (named for tournaments only taking 4 hours) doubles tournaments over the summer in the Berks County area. Ron’s coaching history is:
2003-2010 Assistant Coach Fleetwood Boys
2011-2014 Head Coach Fleetwood Boys
2008-2009 Head Coach/Club Director Tiger Surge Volleyball Club
2010-2012 Head Coach J-Stroke Volleyball Club
2014-2015 Head Coach Lighthouse Christian Academy
2012-Present Club Director & Founder Surge Volleyball Club
2008-Present Head Coach Fleetwood Girls Volleyball
2016-Present Assistant Coach Penn State Berks Womens Volleyball
Ron’s Coaching Philosophy: to improve the team by improving each player. His focus on making the players more knowledgeable and technically sound is only overshadowed by his sharing of the love of the game. Ron is IMPACT certified, CAP I certified, has a Certificate of Completion for the “Art of Coaching”, a Certified Personal Trainer, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) certified, a member of the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) and member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Ron was voted the Berks County Girls High School Volleyball “Coach of the Year” for the 2013/14 season.

Timothy Hartranft – 18 Black Head Coach – Club Administrator 4th Year with Surge VBC

Tim HartranftTimothy Hartranft brings over 26 years of playing and coaching experience to Surge starting in 1987 as a player where he’s played in every position over the  years in leagues and tournaments. Timothy’s coaching experience started in 1990 when he was the Assistant coach of the boys team at Kutztown High School. His coaching experience  continued throughout the years:

1990-1992 – asst. coach Kutztown HS (boys)
1992-1994 – part time asst. coach Kutztown Univ. (women)
1992-1994 – head coach Kutztown Univ. (men’s club)
1993-1995 – asst. coach Blue Mt. HS (girls)
1995-1996 – head coach Pottsville HS (boys)
1996-1999 – head coach Blue Mt. HS (girls)
1996-1999 – head coach Kutztown HS (boys)
2001-2007 – asst. coach Fleetwood HS (girls)
2008-2009 – asst. coach Alvernia Univ. (women)
1997-2013 – Assistant or Head Coach with Crosscourt VBC
Timothy’s Coaching Philosophy: Consistency, teamwork, confidence, aggressiveness, positive mindset and being a smart player. His Expectations: He hopes to teach the game he loves to a group of players willing to learn, improve their game play and growth in the sport. Our goal will be to improve with each tournament & practice. He also hopes to teach many valuable ‘life lessons’ as well. He is Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) certified and a Life Member of the Pennsylvania Coaches Association.

Brooke Beiler - 18 Black Assistant Coach - 1st Year with Surge

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Brooke is very excited for her first season with surge. Brooke has been coaching the past couple of years from junior high to high school. Brooke started her volleyball career when she was 12 and never looked back. She was a four year varsity starter at Cocalico high school, a captain her senior year. She earned Lancaster Lebanon leagues all star awards section two 2nd team her junior season, and section three 1st team her senior season, and was also awarded outstanding senior athlete at Cocalico. Brooke is pursuing a career in cosmetology as a hairdresser, but continues to play in recreational leagues and adult tournaments.

Brooke’s coaching history:

2014: assistant coach xfactor volleyball 15’s
2015: assistant coach vision volleyball 17’s
2015-2016: assistant coach Cocalico high school
2016: head coach Cocalico junior high
2016-present: assistant coach surge volleyball

Brooke’s coaching philosophy: she wants every girl to be able to play to their full potential and learn and grow as volleyball players and young women. Girls should play to get better, learn, and to have fun. Brooke wants to share her love of volleyball, knowledge, and skills with young players and help them grow to love it as much as she does.

Mike Maston – 17 Black Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC

Mike MastonMike played 4 years as a starting outside and defensive specialist for Fitchburg University. Mike also competed in beach tournaments at the Open level during college. Mike took 10 years off from playing and being a part of the sport but missed the game he loved. He started back up competing in local doubles tournaments and started his volleyball coaching career. Mike’s coaching experience is:
2015-Present Head coach Fleetwood Middle School
2015-Present Head coach Surge 14 Black team
2009-2013 Head coach Tops Volleyball Club
2011-2014 Head Coach Brandywine Height Middle School
Mike’s Coaching Philosophy: centers around having players become better teammates and better players every day. Focusing on improving each time the players step on the court in both technical and tactical skills. Mike desires to become a better coach in the process and to share his passion for the game. Mike is IMPACT certified and has completed the Concussion and Safesport courses

Cara Long – 17 Lime Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

Cara believes that club volleyball has helped her to achieve many of her current accomplishments in volleyball and academics. Because of club, Cara has friendships that will last a life time with past teammates and coaches. Cara has the ability to have a positive impact in Surge because she has played the sport for eight years. (7 years of school volleyball and 5 years of club). During those years, she has experienced many coaching techniques and drills. Cara is currently a player at Kutztown University, so she is constantly learning how to improve and wants to share her coaching with her players. Lastly, Cara wants to help build strong athletes mentally and physically, which in return, will help Surge achieve the goal to becoming an elite club in the area. Cara is excited to be a part of the Surge family!

 

Brian Haag-17 Lime Assistant Coach - 1st Year with Surge

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Brian lives in Rehrersburg with his wife Becky and works at Penske Truck Leasing.  Brian just turned 48 in December and has played volleyball since he was in college.  Brian coached a High School JV team one year after college.  Brian looks forward to assisting the team in continuing to improve their volleyball skills and teamwork.

Beth Eddinger – 16 Black Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

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Beth has been coaching junior girls volleyball for 6 years from ages 11 to 18 with 7 seasons as a head coach. Beth began her volleyball career with Solanco High School where she was a two year varsity starter and Captain of her team senior year.  She also played two years at the collegiate level for Penn State Harrisburg and was captain during the second season. Beth currently play in recreational pick up events.

 

Beth’s coaching history:
2009:  Head Coach Hempfield Rec
2010:  Head Coach Prevail
2011 – 2012:  Head Coach Norlanco Volleyball Club
2013 – 2015:  Head Coach Nook Volleyball Academy
2016 – present: Surge Volleyball Club

Cassidy Schultz 16 Black Assistant Coach - 1st Year with Surge

Cassidy is currently the Assistant Girl’s Volleyball Coach Muhlenberg High School. Cassidy started playing volleyball in 7th grade. Cassidy was a 4-year starter, all around OH for Muhlenberg High School. After Muhlenberg, continued her career at the collegiate level with Penn State Berks and was once again a 4-year starter, all around OH. At Penn State Berks Cassidy was awarded 3rd team All Conference sophomore year, 2nd team All Conference junior year, and 1st team All Conference senior year.

Cassidy also continued playing basketball (4 years) and picked up tennis (3 years) while at Penn State Berks. Cassidy looks forward to helping players discover their untapped potential they have in the game of volleyball and in life.

Heleanna Davison – 16 Lime Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

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Amanda Meck – 15 Black Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

 

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Erin Wentzel 15 Lime Head Coach - 1st Year with Surge

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Cristine Humer – 15 Lime Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

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Cristine has been playing volleyball for 8 years since she was in 6th grade starting with club volleyball at J-Stroke. She continued playing through high school at Fleetwood High School and was selected for the All Division II team her senior year, Cristine played club volleyball with Surge Volleyball on its opening team in 2013 and was on the first Surge team to earn and compete at the AAU National Championship in the summer of 2016. Cristine is a freshman at PSU Berks where she was recruited to play for the PSU Berks Women’s Volleyball team and just ended a successful year at 20-10. Cristine also competes in leagues and local doubles tournaments in the area. Coaching Experience:
– 2013 to 2015 Volunteer Coach Fleetwood Middle School
– 2016 Kutztown University Summer Camp Instructor

Victoria Leidy – 15 White Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

Victoria Leidy started playing volleyball at Boiling Springs High School as a middle and outside hitter. She was team captain her senior year of 2011-2012. Victoria played club volleyball with the West Shore YMCA and Revolution Chambersburg. She was a right side, outside, and middle hitter at one time for each team.  After high school, she went on to play for Elizabethtown College as an outside and middle hitter. She was team captain at Elizabethtown in 2015-2016. Victoria is excited to share her passion and excitement about volleyball with other players, and cannot wait to begin coaching.

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Jeanne Jamison-15 White Assistant Coach - 3rd Year with Surge

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John Forry – 14 Black Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

John ForryJohn started his playing career in 1995 for Exeter High School.  While at Exeter, his team competed in the county finals and district semifinals.  After High school, John continued playing in various doubles and quads tournaments as well as 6’s leagues throughout Berks County.  In 2001, as a senior at Alvernia College, now Alvernia University, he was the starting outside hitter on Alvernia’s first men’s volleyball team.  John graduated from Alvernia in 2001 with a degree in Social Studies and Secondary Education as well as Special Education.  In late 2001 John became an assistant girl’s volleyball coach at Muhlenberg High School and the assistant boy’s coach at Reading High School where he taught.  In 2002 John took over as Head Coach for a one win Muhlenberg High School team and stayed until 2012.  At Muhlenberg, where he also became a teacher, his teams improved year after year as he compiled a 98-88 record over 11 seasons, 7 district playoff appearances, 3 county playoff appearances, and 1 county finals appearance.  In 2005 he was named Berks County Coach of the Year as he also coached the Player of the year.  Forry resigned in 2012 from coaching the program he built as he also resigned his teaching position. After a year off from coaching, he decided it was time to get back into it at the college level.  In the summer of 2013, John was Named Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Penn State University Berks Campus where he continues today. John’s coaching philosophy has not changed over the last 15 years.  He feels that teaching the “why” of the game promotes intelligence and growth which in turn will always lead to a better product on the court.  He believes the smarter player will always win the day.

Coaching Timeline:
2001-2002: Assistant Girl’s Volleyball Coach Muhenberg High School
2001-2003- Assistant Boy’s Volleyball Coach Reading High School
2002-20012- Head Varsity Girl’s Volleyball Coach Muhlenberg High School
2013-Current- Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Penn State University Berks Campus

Kelsey Kromer – 14 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

Kelsey started playing volleyball in 9th grade at Shenendehowa High School, located in upstate New York, as a means for getting in shape for basketball season. By her junior year her passion for volleyball overshadowed basketball and continued her varsity career for the next two years. She then played four years at the collegiate level for Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. This is her 2nd season with Surge VBC.

 

Coaching History:

2011: Assistant Coach NY Attack VBC

Summer 2014: Camp Counselor/Coach Kutztown University Volleyball Camp

Summer 2015: Camp Counselor/Coach Shenendehowa HS Volleyball Camp

2014-2015: Surge VBC

2016-present: Surge VBC

 

Ron Rutkowski – 14 Lime Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

ComingSoonRon Rutkowski has played volleyball most of his adult life starting a few (many) years ago at Wilson High School “open-gym”.  He continues to improve the skills of the sports with great enthusiasm and drive.  Ron’s coaching experience:
2000-2010 Lower Macungie Youth Association girls’ volleyball
During this time, his teams have won multiple awards from bronze to gold medals. After retiring from L.M.Y.A. coaching, Ron concentrated on outdoor grass play with indoor courts as a back-up, with a brief session in an Allentown league. Ron has recently started competing at a more competitive level in several tournaments with a win at the East Coast Volleyball Horsham Tournament for Quad BB level last year. Ron has been organizing “open-gym” for the Lower Macungie Community Center before moving to the Kutztown area where he currently resides.

Brandi Loga - 14 White Head Coach - 1st Year with Surge

ComingSoonBrandi started playing in 6th grade, continued into high school, and played club with Timeout VBC. Brandi was a setter and DS and continued playing at the collegiate level with Alvernia before she tore her quad and had to stop playing. Brandi graduated with a BS in Biology and Chemistry and went onto Physician Assistant school, playing intramural volleyball throughout the year, and graduated last month as a PA. Brandi is now a physician assistant working in pediatrics. Brandi has a fiancé named Kevin and a black lab puppy named Bailey. She loves playing still, finding local open gyms and playing doubles and quads. Brandi’s coaching experience is:

– CYO 2015-2016
– TCA 13s Regional.

Brandi’s coaching philosophy is simple: Brandi wants to teach fundamentals while improving teamwork and have some fun while doing so. Brandi is very patient, fun-loving and hardworking. She coaches because she loves the sport and she wants to pass that love on to her players, eventually getting them on a high school team and hopefully college.

 

Jordan Mullen – 14 White Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

Jordan started playing in high school playing for our Club Director his freshman year. He played as a Defensive Specialist and an Outside Hitter and continues to play in local leagues and quads and doubles tournaments in the area. Jordan lives in the Fleetwood area with his wife and daughter and another one on the way. Coaching experience:
– 2016 Assistant Fleetwood Middle School Volleyball

Jordan’s coaching philosophy: to teach kids the skills needed to play volleyball and build their love and passion for the game.

 

Keith Hallman – 13 Black Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

Keith HallmanKeith Hallman started playing competitive volleyball 23 years ago in both sand and grass tournaments, he also was on the 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Infantry Division post teams as an outside hitter and setter.  After about 15 years away from the sport, Keith has recently started playing in local doubles tournaments again and is eager to start his first experience as a coach of this great sport.  Keith’s coaching philosophy will be to improve teamwork, technical skills, fundamentals, confidence, effort, sportsmanship, along with life lessons that will help the players grow in the sport and in life overall.

Jerry Behney 13 Black Assistant Coach - 1st Year with Surge

Jerry’s interest in volleyball started in the 1980’s as both a player and fan of the game.  Over the years, he has enjoyed playing in many leagues, grass, and sand tournaments and now looks to share his appreciation for the game with the next generation of players.  Jerry has been a head and assistant coach with the J-Stroke Volleyball Club and a practice coach for the local CYO league.  His approach and beliefs for youth sports: persistence, positivity, and patience will lead to performance.

 

Mya Lobb – 13 Lime Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

 

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Annabella Kolasa-13 Lime Assistant Coach - 1st Year with Surge

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Marley Printz – 12s Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

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Marley started her volleyball career playing in high school at Antietam for her freshman year and three years at Berks Catholic. Marley played mainly as a middle but sometimes as an outside hitter. Marley is currently studying biology at Kutztown University. Her coaching experience is:
– 2016 to present – JV Coach Antietam High School
– 2016 to present – 12 Black Head Coach Surge
Marley’s coaching philosophy: To always keep her players positive and to work as a team and as team players, to put the team before being an individual. 

Madison Wojciechowski – 12 Black Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

Madison has been playing volleyball for 9 years since she was in 5th grade starting with club volleyball at X-treme VBC and J-Stroke. She continued playing through high school at Fleetwood High School and was selected for the All Division II team her senior year, Madison played club volleyball with Surge Volleyball on its opening team in 2013 and was on the first Surge team to earn and compete at the AAU National Championship in the summer of 2016. Madison is a freshman at PSU Berks where she was recruited to play for the PSU Berks Women’s Volleyball team and just ended a successful year at 20-10. Madison also competes in leagues and local doubles tournaments in the area. Coaching Experience:
– 2013 to 2015 Volunteer Coach Fleetwood Middle School
– 2016 Volunteer Coach Fleetwood High School
– 2016 Kutztown University Summer Camp Instructor