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Club Director Brian Adams

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. In his 1 st season as Head Coach at Riverview high school, Brian Adams led the Sharks to their 3rd best finish in the school’s history. Brian got the Sharks to finish the regular season with an 11-2 regular season record, #1 seed for the district tournament, and advancing to the Regional round for the FHSAA State Series.  

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.

Club Director Victoria Adams(Back of house)

I have been a school teacher in Hillsborough county for over 12 years 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.  

​COACHING STAFF

THESE COACHES REPRESENT THE PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS OF THE HURRICANE VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY COMMUNITY AND WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THEM ON BOARD

Aerianna Smith

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.

Idalia Ramos

Hello, I am Coach Ramos. I was born in New York and raised in Puerto Rico. When I was 16 years old, I was introduced to Volleyball. I was able to develop volleyball skills very fast and was able to try out for the high school team and was accepted. Throughout the years, I played in the National Regional District throughout the entire island of Puerto Rico. When I entered college, I then decided to become a coach and I instantly created my own team of teenage girls. I then coached for 8 years. I am an experienced instructor with a passion for coaching others and watching them climb the ladder of success! I am very excited to join the HVA Team! 

Nici Gavin

“I am Coach Gavin! While I was born in Tampa, I was raised in North Carolina and spent a brief amount of my childhood in New York, which is where my love of volleyball began. I began playing my 6th grade year and joined a local AAU team when my family returned to Florida in 2002. I am a 2007 graduate of Riverview High School. I currently work in the main office at Burnett Middle School where I have also been the head coach of boys and girls volleyball for two seasons. I greatly missed the sport since high school and have fallen even more in love with it as I see the excitement each year that my players have. I am excited to continue my coaching journey with HVA! 

Deja Whitehurst

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.

Adam J Landis

Adam J. Landis is a dedicated father of two and an award-winning realtor, a mortgage loan originator. Adam's passion for volleyball began at Wapahani High School. He has also coached men’s volleyball and girls’ club teams, demonstrating his commitment to the sport and the development of young athletes.

Eric Stonebraker

Coach Stonebraker bio coming soon

Sydney Linne

​​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.

Cheyanne Geer

 I’m Coach Geer! I’m an a HCC graduate, wife, and mother to my beautiful son Ethan.  Growing up I was always taller than everyone and it made finding a sport that I liked and worked with my size a bit hard. When I discovered volleyball, I was in 8th grade and I fell in love! I played all 4 years at East Bay High School where Club Director, Brian Adams, taught me everything I know! Play middle all 4 years and had the pleasure of being moved up to varsity my sophomore year. I have missed volleyball a lot since my last club season at HVA in 2017. It feels great to be involved again and now on the other side of things in helping coach the Trop Storm team to learn the basics to help them love the game too!