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TEV Coaches

Marquis Clark

Currently in his 3rd year as an assistant coach at ETSU under head coach Benavia Jenkins. And in his (6th?) Year with Tri Cities Extreme. In addition to his role at ETSU he is also a coach for the Team Florida USAV high performance program, winning a gold medal in 2021 at the USA championships.

Marquis has been all around the coaching scene, from coaching club and high school to multiple DI volleyball programs, helping coaching staff’s by using the popular volleyball data program Data Volley.

Clark got his first stint as a head coach at Cloud County Community College from 2010-12. The following season, he landed a spot on the Wichita State volleyball staff working as a volunteer assistant. That 2013 Wichita State team went 28-7, their 11th straight 20-win season, and swept the Missouri Valley Confer- ence Tournament, but would eventually lose in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to #23 Kansas.

In 2014, Clark made his way to Johnson City under ETSU Lindsey Devine as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. That year was ETSU’s first volleyball season as part of the Southern Conference, after nine years of affiliation to the Atlantic-Sun Conference. Marquis made his way down to the north Carolina at DII Brevard College in a similar role for the next two seasons before returning to Johnson City. The Kansas native has made an impact off the hardwood, coaching at numerous clubs across the country, and most recently with the Tri-Cities Extreme Volleyball Club.

I enjoy the teaching process of coaching volleyball. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing players develop and gain confidence in their ability to play the game.

Extreme balances the competitive element of club volleyball with a family atmosphere. There is a genuine effort in our club to make sure every player gets as good as she can be and has a positive experience.

Taylor Wilburn

I attended Abingdon High School where I played varsity volleyball for 4 years. I current still hold 5 Abingdon High School volleyball records. I then went on to play at Emory and Henry College, where I played 1 year of volleyball, before having some life changes and going to nursing school. I am currently the Clinical Supervisor RN at the Sullivan County Sheriffs Office.

I have coached volleyball for going on 11 years now. I previously coached at Emory and Henry College, Sullins Academy, and of course TEV.

I played for TEV (Cobra Jrs at the time) since I was 13. Once graduated I began coaching for TEV and was the assistant club director for a few years. I have assisted in clinics and lessons over the years and had the pleasure of taking one team to Nationals!

Coaching is more than just the game to me. It’s about helping mold, encourage, strengthen and motivate young women to become the best version of their selves on and off the court! I love having fun and getting loud on the court and truly being present in those moments of triumph and error! There is no better place to coach or play than TEV because here you not only get the family atmosphere (that will always be there for you) but you will also receive some of the best coaching and opportunities in our area!

Levi Little

Graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2022 with a degree in finance. Entering 2nd season as an assistant coach with ETSU volleyball and 3rd overall with the program (1st year as manager). This will be my second season with TEV volleyball. I love the family atmosphere of TEV and the excitement the girls bring to every event. Through club, I want to grow love for the game of volleyball as well as have fun with my teams as they play the sport they love.

Kendra Wilson

I went to Sullivan Central High School where I played volleyball all 4 years. I also played volleyball at Walters State Community College. After that I coached club ball for NETVC for 1 year before going to SCVC and coaching there for 5 years. I also was head coach at North High School before going to Holston Middle as an assistant head coach, followed by head coach for 2 years. This will be my 3rd year with TEV.

I throughly enjoy coaching because I get to take part in watching them grow as a team but also as individuals, by building confidence and learning life lessons along the way.

Coaching for TEV is extremely rewarding because we all are made to feel part of a family with the same goals.

Ann Marie Honeycutt

I am currently attending ETSU on a Pre-PA track. I have played volleyball at TEV for three years, with 7 years of playing experience total. I have played at Sullivan Central/West Ridge High School all four years. One thing I love about TEV is that we are all like one big family, and everyone is always welcome. At TEV, you are given the chance to improve and train like a true athlete. I wanted to become a coach to share my passion and love for the game with others.

Awards: 2022 All-Conference Student Athlete Award, 2022 Kingsport Civitan Good Citizen Award, Hispanic Scholar Award, West Ridge Student Athlete Scholarship/Award, Indian Springs Ruritan Award, TN/VA Scholar.

Lora Kiser

I have coached volleyball for 11 years. I have previously coached at Eb Stanley Middle School and NETVC, but am currently the head coach of Abingdon High School as well as a coach for TEV.

I coach because of the amazing girls and the passion I have for the sport. I want to help the athletes develop discipline, persistence, resiliency, relentlessness, work ethic, passion and leadership that will make an impact in their lives on and off the court.

I am honored to Coach for TEV and my daughters play for TEV because of the family atmosphere and the competitive environment. The athletes are held to a high standard of excellence and discipline but are encouraged to balance intensity with fun so they continue to fall in love with the game each season.

KeiAndra Harper

I started coaching for TEV my freshman year of college after ending my 7 year volleyball career to attend ETSU on a full ride. I officiated TSSAA for two years and am starting my fourth year with TEV. I love the intensity and teamwork required of volleyball and love coaching because it was coaches who made the biggest difference in my life.

I love coaching for TEV because they value building skill and volleyball knowledge from the first point athletes start in our club. The coaches and players care for each other and feel like a family. I love seeing teams cheer each other on at tournaments and hanging out off the court.

High school awards:

IMAC Rookie of the year 2016

IMAC Setter of the year 2017

IMAC Player of the year 2018

1000+ Career Assists

Keelie Pippin

This will be my third year coaching for TEV. I started playing travel volleyball in middle school and was introduced to Dale & TEV by Gary Griffitts. I began doing setting lessons with Dale in the fall of 2014 and just never left!

I also played 3 years of varsity volleyball at John Battle and one year at Johnson University. Reached 1000+ Assist in High school as a setter.

My favorite thing about coaching is to see the growth in the players from the beginning of the season until the end. Coaching also gives me the opportunity to still be involved in & share the game I love. I also love that all of the coaches are so willing to help the new coaches. We really are family.

My parents & I made life long friends with some of my coaches, teammates and their families when I played and I hope some of the players I coach will too.

Alexis Carson Perkins

I have coached volleyball for over 10 years, most recently as the former Women's Volleyball head coach at Southwest Virginia Community College. Prior to coaching at SWCC, I was the Varsity Volleyball coach at Lee High School; as well as assistant Varsity and head JV coach for several seasons. Notable coaching accomplishments include 2019 NJCAA Region X regular season runner-up, 2016 Clinch Mountain Conference Coach of the Year, Clinch Mountain Conference regular season Champions, Clinch Mountain Conference Tournament runner up, and two Region IV tournament appearances. I am proud to have coached many High School and JUCO athletes who have received Conference, Regional, State, and National honors; as well as several going on to compete at the NCAA DII and DIII and NAIA levels.

I am a 2006 graduate of Lee High School where I played volleyball for 4 years receiving many honors. While in high school, I played for TEV (Cobra Jrs. at that time) and spent many Sunday evenings taking lessons from Dale! After high school, I attended The University of Tennessee Knoxville where I played for the UT Women’s Club Volleyball team for 4 years.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a coach for TEV and am looking forward to getting back on the court and working with these young athletes who are eager and ready to compete! I have a great love and passion for this sport and I can't wait to share that with these young ladies. To me, coaching volleyball is so much more than just coaching a sport; it's about cultivating and building relationships, getting to know your players on and off the court, and playing a positive role in their journey through young adulthood."

Holly Perdue

My name is Holly Perdue and this will be my 5th year coaching at TEV. I am originally from Indiana. I came to East Tennessee to play volleyball Milligan where I got to play all 4 years. After milligan I coached at Science Hill, Unicoi County, Tennessee High, EB Stanley and now Dobyns Bennet.

I coach because I love the game of volleyball and I love watching young ladies embrace the sport. I hope through coaching that not only do I help girls become better volleyball players but also better young women!

I LOVE coaching at TEV because of the high standards held not only for players but for coaches as well. TEV is my family! I know no matter what I can count on anyone in the club to help me and to push me to my fullest potential. I have most definitely become a better coach because of Dale, marquis and the numerous coaches, parents and players who have poured into me each season! I’m looking forward to another great season!

Carley Williams

I am currently in the Masters of Education program at Emory & Henry and playing my 5th year of volleyball here. I graduated from Tennessee High School and had the opportunity to coach Freshman and JV during 2020. This will be my 3rd year coaching for TEV. I love coaching for Tri cities extreme because of the genuine relationships and family aspect. Working beside the coaches that coached me as a player is very rewarding. I love learning more about volleyball from them. I plan to teach physical education and coach after this year of college.

Some of my accomplishments in volleyball include:

ECAC Division 2 Player of the month October 2021,

ODAC All-Academic team 2019-2020-2021, Emory & Henry All Academic team 2021-2022, D2 ADA Academic Achievement award 2021-2022 and 2022 Preseason All-SAC third team.

I cannot wait to work with your girls and help them develop their skills and love for volleyball.

Patrick Maiden

This will be my 14th year coaching for volleyball. I was an assistant at Brevard College (NAIA-D2), and head coach at Centenary (D1) and Glenville State (D2). Much of what I’ve learned and taught came from time with coaching mentors at Penn State, and a in Brazil learning from and coaching along side of and against junior club and national team coaches.

I have been with TriCities Extreme since 2014-2015. But I’ve known Dale for years before that back to her time at Virginia Intermont.

My favorite thing about coaching club has been teaching the aggressive mentality of the game fast pace, big swings, no fear, and staying aggressive from the service line at all times. I love encouraging the kids to go for their shot. Then it’s fun to follow their successes as they finish their HS careers with awards and go on to play in college if they choose to do so.

I’ve also enjoyed the friendships I’ve made with other coaches, staff, and even parents in the club. TEV has a huge family atmosphere, and Dale, Marquis, and Lisa truly support the staff like no other.

Kyla king

Coach Kyla King is currently the head coach at Emory & Henry College; a D2 school located in Emory VA. Prior to E&H Kyla coached in Hendersonville Tn at Hendersonville High School as well as Ethos Volleyball Club. Kyla started her Coaching career in 2005 with Smokey Mountain Juniors and has only gone two years without coaching club. Kyla has coached ages as young as 5 all the way up to 18 while being a club coach. Other clubs Kyla has coached at are Alliance out of Franklin Tn and Bravo out of Bowling Green KY.

On why TEV Kyla said: “I enjoy the tight community of TEV. It’s fun to go to a tournament and sit on someone’s bench or swing by a court and actually know the coaches and kids. Another thing unique about TEV is that it promotes growth with out the high pressure that other clubs sometimes have. Athletes at the club are able to be multi sport/interest and still have the opportunity to participate.”


Josannah has been a great addition and a pleasure to have in the gym. She knows the game well and teaches it well. I have enjoyed getting to know her and feel like she has been here longer than a year. Super excited to have her return!

Was a member of the USC Beach volleyball team from 2019-2021 after transferring from Long Beach City College where she played indoor and beach volleyball .. In her lone season at Long Beach City, she was named Long Beach Century Club’s Female Athlete of the Year, South Coast Conference Co-MVP and was a SCC All-Conference selection. In 2021 Josannah came to play indoor at ETSU and was an All-Conference Second Team selection.

She has coached at TEV for one season.

I love coaching simply because I love the game of volleyball. I have played for almost 15 years at a high level that I just want to be a part of the next generation of volleyball players and help them love the game as much as I do. I coach because I want to share my love for the game.

I like coaching at TEV because it feels like one big family. I’ve been with TEV for just one season so far, but I was welcomed with open arms and I know that if I or any of the players needed anything the club would be there for them. It is a great atmosphere to be a part of.

Gary and Cindy

We are unique to coaching as we are a husband and wife coaching team. Cindy has been assisting Gary for past 14 years at the Middle School, high school and club levels.

Our affiliation with TEV goes back to 2004 when the club was called Cobra Juniors, initially as club parents, then transitioned to coaching after our daughter went to college in 2010. We have seen many changes throughout the past 18 years, but what has never changed has been the club's commitment to help every player excel in the sport that we fell in love with back in 1988 when we first started playing volleyball thru rec and church leagues.

Gary started coaching volleyball initially as a sub-coach for the club during the 2004/2005 season. He then served as a volunteer coach for Wallace Middle School and John Battle High School from 2005-2007. In 2008, he was named head coach at John Battle High School where he served for two seasons advancing to state quarterfinals both seasons. 2010 was the first year of coaching his own team for Tricities Extreme. He returned to coaching at Wallace Middle School in 2011 and remained in that position thru 2019 leading the team to two conference Championships and a runner-up finish in first 3 years of the new Highlands Middle School conference. One of the biggest highlights of our coaching career was taking a team to AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando in 2016 and finishing with 5th place in the Aspire Division. After working in South Carolina for the past 2 years, he has returned to Bristol and is again assisting with volleyball program at John Battle High School, mostly helping with middle school program at Wallace Middle School.

As coaches, we hope to help each player improve their skills and learn to be competitive team players. We are always helping players improve and learn from their mistakes. We work to build our teams into the best possible version they can be. We hope t

hat the lessons learned from playing a team sport can translate to being a team player in other aspects of their life.

We have coached many girls thru the years and have continued to follow their careers long after our season with them. These girls become part of our volleyball family and we let them know that we are always here for them if they need us. We look forward to leading another team this year and adding them to our volleyball family.

Taylor Roberts

She is currently in her second year on the women's indoor volleyball team and the Master of Social Work program at East Tennessee State University. She graduated from Florida State University in 2021 with a degree in social work. Played on the women's indoor volleyball team at FSU from 2018-2020 and made two first-round NCAA championship tournament appearances. Graduated from Sneads High School in 2017 and won four 1A Florida High School State Championships. She won a gold medal at the 2017 USAV High-Performance Championships on Team Florida.

She coached club volleyball for three years with Tallahassee Volleyball Academy. She is currently in her second year of coaching with Tri-Cities Extreme Volleyball club.

Coaching runs in my blood. My mother and sister are both high school and club volleyball coaches. I love being a part of developing young athletes and helping them reach their fullest potential on and off the court. TEV is a club that values athletes as players and people. I am lucky to be a part of such a positive coaching and training environment!

Madison Asher

High School: Abingdon

High School Awards: All time kill record holder, MVP, Game Changer, Best Offensive Player, 4 Time All Conference, 2 Time All Region, Played in the All State Game.

College: Lenoir Rhyne

College Awards: Bear Pride Award

Coaching Experience: Camps through high school and college. 2 years coaching clinics for FCA in Hickory, NC.

I am in my second year of my Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree.