Brian graduated from North Georgia University with a Bachelors Degree of Science in the study of Mathematics. Brian has been playing volleyball since the age of 18 and has been in the field of coaching since age 20. He has made a positive impact on the youth as a Youth Pastor, football coach, flag football coach, and volleyball coach and director. Brian has a passion for the sport of volleyball and helping young athletes become successful both on and off the court. The overall objective for Brian when he encounters young athletes is how can he have a positive impact and help get them on their path for life and success. Brian earned Coach of the Year honors in 2012, and in 2016 took East Bay volleyball to their first ever Regional Appearance. He is currently a PE teacher and head volleyball coach at Riverview High School and has been a college scout for National Scouting Report, www.nsr-inc.com. His background includes both beach and indoor volleyball as a player and as a coach. Brian and his wife Victoria started Hurricane Volleyball Academy back in 2016 to help the youth athletes in their area have a place they can feel successful at and reach their goals; whether it be to make the local middle school or high school team, or to play at the collegiate level.
I have been a school teacher in Hillsborough county for over 12 year at both the Middle and High School level. I grew up with sports and a large emphasis on outdoor activity. I was a baton twirler for 15 years earning 2nd in the state at AYOP nationals in Indiana. Through sports I learned so many life lessons, how to work hard for a goal, deal with conflict, overcome adversity, celebrate and be a good teammate. It is these lessons as well as skills in volleyball that we will help instill in our club players.
THESE COACHES REPRESENT THE PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS OF THE HURRICANE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY COMMUNITY AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THEM ON BOARD
I’m Coach Aerianna! I am originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I moved to Florida in 2019 and transferred to Florida Atlantic University. I then moved over to this side of the state and found my coaching journey starting at HVA. This will be my 3rd club season at Hurricanes, where I have coached 17/18 girls, 17 boys and ran tropical storms. Due to my previous experience coaching many age groups I would say I am easily able to switch my coaching style based on the athletes age and ability. I have been the head coach at Winthrop College Prep Academy for both Girls and Boys Varsity volleyball for going on 3 years now. In high school I played club and school volleyball. I was an all around player, but my main focus was a setter. I currently play beach volleyball in adult leagues and pick up. My goal is to continue to coach and play and grow the love of the sport while teaching each athlete life skills and to find confidence to be the best version of themselves.
Coach Devyn will be going into her third club season coaching at HVA. Coach Devyn grew up in the Riverview area and graduated from East Bay High School. She is a HVA alumni that went on to play college volleyball on a full ride scholarship. She works one on one with those players interested in collegian athlete preparation. She brings to the club a high level, high intensity coaching experience and encourages those on all levels to achieve positive athlete mentality. Devyn is also the Head of College Recruitment
I'm Coach Hawkins! I have lived in Florida my whole life. I began playing volleyball in the 6th grade and fell in love with the sport. I graduated from East Bay High School in 2012 where I played volleyball for 4 years, which is where I met our Club Director, Coach Brian. High School is where my volleyball career really took off and where I began to get more competitive. I was our team captain my senior year under Coach Brian and won First team All-conference award. I started playing club volleyball my sophomore year and played all around but my focus was an outside hitter. I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in technical management with a concentration in human resource management. My goal is to continue to coach and share the love of the sport while teaching athletes the importance of teamwork, and how far hard work can get them. I am stoked to be coaching with HVA!
I’m Coach MK! I started playing volleyball in 2012 and I immediately knew it was the sport for me. I moved down to Florida in 2014, where I began to play for our Club Director, Brian Adams, at East Bay High School. That is when my volleyball career began to really take off. I learned so much through Coach Brian, that by senior year it led me to a college scholarship. I played collegiate volleyball for 2 years at Daytona State College which was an incredible experience. Since then I have had a sweet baby boy named Mylan who is my absolute world, and also the mascot for my teams! Coaching here at HVA has brought me back full circle with volleyball and I couldn’t feel more blessed to be in the position I am in today. Go Hurricanes!!
I’m Coach D! I’m from Polk County Fl, and I’ve been playing Volleyball since the 6th grade. I graduated from Bartow High School and Florida A&M University [Go Rattlers!] as an all around player with main positions as Setter and Outside Hitter. I am the head coach at East Bay High School where I also teach Reading and AICE Thinking Skills Honors. My goal is to assist every athlete on their growth in this beautiful game, as I continue to grow as a coach.
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I am Coach Sydney. I have lived in Florida my whole life. My journey in volleyball began in 6th grade. I attended and graduated from East Bay High School. This is where I met Club Director, Coach Brain Adams. High school is where my love for volleyball grew large and deep. I played on our JV team, as a captain, for my freshman and sophomore year. Then, on our Varsity team for my junior and senior year. I played club volleyball for 3 consecutive years. I obtained my diploma and associates degree in 2017. I graduated from USF with my bachelors degree in 2020. I am currently in graduate school at NOVA seeking my masters degree in Speech Pathology.