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
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Mike Maston – 17 Black Head Coach – 4th Year with Surge VBC
Brian Haag – 17 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Danielle Gehr – 17 White Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC

 

Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Beth Eddinger – 16 Black Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Heleanna Davison – 16 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Brandi Burns – 16 Green Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
John Forry – 15 Black Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC
Amy Forry – 15 Assistant Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC
Brooke Beiler – 15 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Alexis Beiler – 15 Lime Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC
Brittney Stufflet – 15 White Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC
Jordan Mullen – 15 Green Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Dan Rouse – 15 Green Assistant Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Keith Hallman – 14 Black Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC
Jerry Behney – 14 Black Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Kelsey Kromer – 14 Lime Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC
Jason Michaels – 14 Lime Assistant Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Cristine Humer – 14 White Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Madison Wojciechowski – 14 Green Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC
Annabella Kolasa – 14 Red Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC
Ron Rutkowski – 14 Red Assistant Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC
Ron Humer – Club Director and Founder of Surge Volleyball Club (SVC).
Cally Korell – 13 Black Head Coach –  1st Year with Surge VBC
Erin Wentzel – 13 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

 

Shaun Bottiglieri – 12 Black Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge VBC
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.

Mya Lobb – Admin Assistant – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

 

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Victoria Leidy – Admin Recuitment – 2nd 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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Timothy Hartranft – 18 Black Head Coach – Club Administrator 5th 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.

Mike Maston – 17 Black Head Coach – 4th 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

Brian Haag-17 Lime Head Coach - 2nd 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.

Danielle Gehr – 17 White Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge
Beth Eddinger – 16 Black Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

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Beth has been coaching junior girls volleyball for 8 years from ages 11 to 18 with 9 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 an active member of the Surge Women’s Team and occasionally competes in recreational play in the area.

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

Heleanna Davison – 16 Lime Head Coach – 2nd Year with Surge VBC

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Heleanna has been coaching girls volleyball for 6 years, ages 14 to college level; with 4 seasons as head coach. Heleanna began her volleyball career at Wilson High school. She was the starting Middle blocker; after high school she played at Penn State Berks, where she was the starting Middle her sophomore thru senior year. During her senior year, Heleanna was captain of her team and holds every blocking record. She was coached by John Forry throughout her college career and now is an assistant for him. Her coaching philosophy is the ability to understand the game at a new level and understand the why of the game. This allows for development in volleyball IQ, and playing ability to grow. Heleanna continues her growth as a coach and player, by playing and working with coaches to expand her abilities.

Coaching History:
2012- 2014: Head Coach with Shockwave
2014: Assistant Coach with J stroke
2015: Assistant Coach with X- Factor
2016: Coach of Wyomissing School District
2016- Current: Head Coach Surge
2017: Assistant Coach at Penn State Berks

Brandi Burns - 16 Green Head Coach - 2nd Year with Surge

ComingSoonBrandi started playing volleyball in the 6th grade and continued through high school and college, playing as a libero and setter. This is her second season coaching with Surge. Brandi has a BS in Biology and is a pediatric Physician Assistant. On her down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and their dog, Bailey. Brandi still finds time to play competitively in local tournaments and open gyms. Brandi’s coaching history: CYO 2015-2016, TCA 13s regional 2016, Surge 14s 2017. 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.

John Forry – 15 Black Head Coach – 3rd 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

Brooke Beiler - 15 Lime Head Coach - 2nd 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.

Brittney Stufflet – 15 White Head Coach – 1st Year with Surge

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Although Brittney is a first year coach, she started playing volleyball back in 2004 when she had just started middle school. Brittney continued her involvement throughout her high school career at Fleetwood Area High School and during those years played for the Club director. Brittney mainly played front row positions: Middle, Outside, and right side. During her years at studying English at Shippensburg University, she was involved in playing intramural volleyball. During her senior year, her team became the intramural champions in the program. Since she’s moved back home, Brittney continues to pursue her love for volleyball by playing for the Surge’s women’s league, while coaching younger age groups.

 

Jordan Mullen – 15 Green Coach – 2nd 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 – 14 Black Head Coach – 3rd Year with Surge VBC

Keith Hallman

Keith began playing volleyball over 25 years ago both indoors and outdoors. He was on the 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Infantry Division Post teams as an Outside Hitter and setter, earning MVP honors 3 out of 6 years. He truly loves the sport and wants to share his knowledge and passion for the game with every player he coaches.  Keith focuses on teaching the proper fundamentals, technical skills, teamwork, effort, and sportsmanship. His goal for all players is to play the game with passion and aggressiveness, all while learning the game and having fun. Keith is Impact Certified and has completed Safe sport, Concussion, and Cardiac courses.

2016- Volunteer Coach- Fleetwood Middle School

2017- Assistant Coach- Fleetwood High School

2015- Present- Head Coach- Surge Volleyball

Jerry Behney 14 Black Assistant Coach - 2nd 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.

 

Kelsey Kromer – 14 Lime Head Coach – 3rd 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 from 2011-2015. During the summer, Kelsey competes in grass doubles and quad tournaments, and this club season will play on the Surge Women’s Team. This is her 3rd 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

 

Cristine Humer – 14 White Head Coach – 2nd 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

Madison Wojciechowski – 14 Green Head Coach – 2nd 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 sophmore at PSU Berks where she was recruited to play for the PSU Berks Women’s Volleyball team. She was selected NEAC first team for the 2017 season, NEAC second team for the 2016 season, and defensive player of the year for the conference for the 2017 season. Madison also competes in leagues and local doubles tournaments in the area. Coaching Experience:
– 2013 to 2015 Volunteer Coach Fleetwood Middle School
– 2016 to 2017 Volunteer Coach Fleetwood High School
– 2016 to 2017 Kutztown University Summer Camp Instructor

Annabella Kolasa-14 Red Head Coach - 2nd Year with Surge

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Ron Rutkowski – 14 Red Assistant Coach – 3rd 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.

Cally Korell – 13 Black Head Coach – 1st year with Surge
Erin Wentzel 13 Lime Head Coach - 2nd Year with Surge

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Shaun Bottiglieri – 12 Black Head Coach – 1st year with Surge

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