Associate Director/16s Head Coach
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Emily Bean lettered in volleyball for three seasons at Pike High School, earning First-Team All-County honors, as well as All-Conference honors in 2009 and was also named to the ICGSA South All-Star team her senior year. She played her club volleyball career for Team Indiana, one of the top clubs in the Midwest Region. Emily verbally committed her junior year to play collegiate volleyball at Kennesaw State University. During her career at Kennesaw State she earned All-Tournament honors and ASUN player of the week nominations. Her senior year she studied and played abroad in Spain for a semester contributing to a local semi-pro team.
This will be her tenth year of coaching. Prior to joining Spike (2016) she coached numerous summer volleyball camps at the university and club level. She began coaching club in 2012 at Cobb Atlanta Volleyball club in Atlanta. Emily has also been training as a beach volleyball coach receiving her LEVEL 1 AVP Coaching Certification and opening a brand new 3 court facility in 2017.
Emily enjoys coaching not only because of her passion for the game but for the ability to help young athletes grow as young adults and learn valuable life skills.
Associate Director/18s Head Coach
For 18 years Dorsey has been involved in developing athletes at all stages of their careers. He began his own athletic career as a standout football and basketball player at Hopkinsville High School in Clarksville, Tennessee. After a short but successful stint at City College of San Francisco where he was Preseason All-American and earned his spot as the 2nd leading receiver in the country, Dorsey went on to play 2 years of Division I football for the Hoosiers of Indiana University. After his second season at IU, Dorsey was invited as a free agent to the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and more. He ultimately decided to play arena football in Greenville and Louisville until multiple injuries sidelined him from the professional arena.
After finishing a successful football career, Dorsey became a highly sought after performance trainer for youth, amateur and professional athletes of all different sports. His main focus is using innovative and dynamic approaches to increase the athlete’s speed, agility and quickness.
Dorsey began his volleyball career 10 years ago. Since then, he has competed at the Open level against some of the best beach volleyball players across various US cities. Alongside playing and training himself, Dorsey began coaching young players in the sand in 2014. He began his coaching career as a private performance coach but later joined C2 Attack Beach Volleyball Club as a head coach for two seasons. In 2016, he completed his USA Volleyball Beach Cap 1 Certification and in 2017, Dorsey signed one of his first beach volleyball athletes to a Division 1 program (UNCW).
Most recently in 2017 Dorsey built a brand new, state of the art Beach Volleyball Training Facility in Hermitage, Tennessee. The facility, Vollis Beach, trains youth and adult athletes of all different skill levels to compete at their desired level of competition.
15-1 Head Coach
15-2 Head Coach
13s Head Coach
Amara Hall joins us in her second year with Spike. Last season she led the 17U team. Previously, she coached the Varsity Volleyball team at St. Paul’s School for Girls in Brooklandville, MD for 3 years.
14-1 Head Coach
14-1 Assistant Coach
Jay has been coaching volleyball since 1996. He's worked with MTSU and UT-Chattanooga as their 1st assistant coach, where his duties included recruiting, game planning, running practice and organizing volleyball camps. He's recruited top athletes that have made the All South Team, All Conference, All Tournament, and Rookie of the Year. While at UTC, he helped them attain their highest winning percentage and reached Conference Finals. Jay has been head coach and director with several clubs in Nashville (Head coach at Alliance, Williamson County Select. Director/Coach at Nashville VBC, SportsCom VBC). Jay is also coached at MLK HS. During his first year there in 2012, he led their Freshman team to a 15-1 record and won the city championship. He then became the varsity head coach at MLK and in 2017 led the team to second place in the district and qualified for their first regional tournament. Jay graduated from MTSU and learned to play there where he captained the MTSU collegiate men's club. Jay is still playing competitive volleyball at outdoor and indoor tournaments/leagues. Jay is big on technique and fundamentals, and loves coaching all levels, from beginners just learning the game, up to collegiate athletes. Jay has been with Spike since 2012. Jay got his USAV IMPACT certification in 2011 and AVP Beach Volleyball Training Certificate in 2017.