Abby grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she played for Xcel Volleyball Club under the now current Assistant Coach for the University of Pittsburgh women's volleyball team, Kellen Petrone.
Abby attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full academic scholarship where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry.
While attending UNC, Abby founded CHAOS in 2013 to provide a different volleyball atmosphere in comparison to the larger clubs in the area. She wanted to provide a place where each athlete was more than a number on a tryout sheet. The goal was to give them support physically, mentally, spiritually, and academically. Since the start she has taken kids from various cultural and economic backgrounds and given them a place to feel empowered to achieve their dreams.
Outside of running CHAOS, Abby coached at Carrboro High School where the team won back to back 2A State Championships with a 61-0 record in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, Carrboro was ranked by Prep Volleyball as the 78th best high school team in the nation. In 2018 she spent her time as the Volunteer Assistant at NC State University under current Temple University coach Linda Hampton-Keith. In 2019, she officially relocated to the Raleigh area and began coaching at South Granville High School as she pursued a teaching career. While at South Granville, the team won back to back conference championships without losing a match. She coached the Conference Player of the Year, Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected as Coach of the Year. In 2021, she relocated to Charlotte where she began coaching and teaching at Cox Mill High School. While running the club from a distance she coached a regional team at CUVC.
She currently works as a fourth grade teacher at Lakeshore Elementary in Mooresville, NC and is the Volleyball Program Director at Cannon School where they were the 2022 State Runner Up.
Hailing from Charleston, SC. Coach Tony brings a relaxed, but demanding demeanor to the CHAOS family. At a young age he found a peace in both competition and personal skill development. He attended Winthrop University where he was introduced to volleyball at the intramural level. His innate desire to improve and she those around him grow led to the start of his coaching career in 2009. He has coached for multiple clubs and high schools ever since.
During his tenure at Carolina Juniors, he was introduced to beach volleyball and quickly fell in love with the sport. He hopes to spread his love of volleyball, competition and growth to each athlete that he comes in contact with.
Assistant Director/ Beach Director