Austin Fisher

(Club Director)

NET Director since 2014 and co-director from 2008-2014, over 10 years coaching with Northeast Thunder at various age levels, 25+ years of playing USA Volleyball, USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP1) certified. 

Barry Bablin

8 years coaching with Northeast Thunder, 25+ years playing volleyball, USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP1)

Stephanie Bailey

3 years coaching with Northeast Thunder,  second season as a head coach of 18 Lightning, 3 years as an assistant varsity coach at Mekeel Christian School and Scotia Glenville High School, and 4 years as a volleyball player at SUNY Oswego. 

Hannah Berning

Former player with NET. 2nd year coaching with NET. 10 years playing volleyball including 2 years with NET and 1 year at SUNY Cobleskill. Assistant varsity coach at Galway.

Angela caruso

1st year coaching with NET. 6 years playing volleyball at the high school/club level with additional playing experience through intramural sports at Syracuse University. USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation CAP I - Expected November 2017. 

Kelly Cooper

2nd year as assistant coach for Northeast Thunder, Girls 18u and women’s A/BB coach in Co-Sun VBC, 20+ years playing in area USAV clubs.

Robin Garcia

2nd year coaching with Northeast Thunder. 20+ years playing volleyball including 4 years at Marist College and 8 years playing at the club level.

David Hardwick

5th year coaching with Northeast Thunder, 30+ years playing volleyball including HS Varsity, Collegiate Club and USAV Men's Teams.

Kevin Islip

6th year as a coach for Northeast Thunder. 5 years as the Girls Varsity Coach at Mekeel Christian Academy. Modified coach at Mekeel Christian Academy for 3 years prior. Played competitively at the collegiate club level in the 90's. Instructor for the Mekeel Christian Academy Volleyball Camp. 

Meghan neff

Former player with NET. 13 years playing volleyball including experience playing for NET and 4 years as a NCAA Division III player at the University of Rochester. 4 years as a JV head coach and Varsity assistant coach for the Academy of the Holy Names. Fourth year coaching for NET, third as a head coach. 

Nancy Neff

4 years varsity coach Holy Names, 7th year coaching at NET, 25+ years playing volleyball

Jen Sollien

(Assistant Club Director)

9 years coaching club volleyball, 7 years with Northeast Thunder. 20+ years playing volleyball including 2 years of Collegiate and 3 years at the USA Volleyball Nationals Championships. Experienced Tournament Director, hosting 40+ events including IREVA 2013 Junior IREVA Regionals as well as numerous Adult Regionals. Previously the Tournament/Insurance Coordinator for USA Volleyball - IREVA Region. East Director on IREVA Board of Directors & IREVA Junior Results Coordinator, 2014 - Current.

 Bryan Swift

14 years coaching (all ages) with Northeast Thunder, including 7 years as NET Co-Director; coached 4 years of boys volleyball at Bethlehem HS and Co-Sun VBC in 1980s; played on USAV
men’s teams for 30+ years, including participation in seven Empire State Senior Games; USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP Level 1) certified.

ASHLEY turski

Former NET player in its inaugural year. Girls varsity volleyball coach at Voorheesville for 7 years. Coaching all levels for NET for the past 10 years. 19 years of playing experience most recently with USA sanctioned tournaments.