Skylar Kellam – 17 Vipers

Downstate – 17 Vipers Skylar is a former Downstate Juniors player that has returned to join our coaching staff this season. She is a graduate of Western Connecticut University where she played volleyball all throughout her undergraduate years. She is currently working on her masters degree while coaching with us this season.

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CJ Emanuelson – 17 Cobras

Downstate – 17 Cobras CJ has been coaching for over twenty years. He began his coaching career at Dearing Volleyball School at Springfield College where he began as a counselor and progressed through coach. During that time he assisted the Joel Barlow Boys volleyball team which won two state and state open titles during that…

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17 Ashley Felipe – 17 Cobras

Ashley Felipe – 17 Cobras  Ashley has been coaching volleyball for 14 years, starting at Haldane for the first eight years winning three state titles.  Ashley has been at Walter Panas High School for the last six years.  The first two seasons she served as a JV and assistant varsity coach.  This includes 2016 &…

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Katy Sherwood – 11 Copperheads

Downstate – 11 Copperheads Katy Sherwood has been a Physical Education teacher at Yorktown High school for the last 18 years.  Seventeen of those she spent coaching volleyball starting with the JV position and moving to the head varsity coach in 2010.  In 2013 Yorktown won their first section title in over 30 plus years. …

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17 Regional – Megan Fergus

Downstate – 17 Regional Megan Fergus comes to Downstate from Marist College, having recently graduated in the Spring of 2020. While at Marist she was a four year starter on the volleyball team. She finished her career third on the programs all time kills list, seventh on the programs all time blocks list and fourth…

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Rob Gehlhoff – 14 Rattlers & 15 Copperheads

Downstate – 14 Rattlers & 15 Copperheads Rob teaches Spanish at Millbrook High School.  He started his volleyball coaching career four years ago, spending the first two as a modified coach and the last two as the JV coach for MHS.  He has worked closely with Shawn Stoliker in both club and school teams.  Rob…

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Jay Melville – 15 Cobras

Downstate – 15 Cobras Jay has been the varsity volleyball coach at Mahopac High School since 2004. In addition to coaching high school he has been coaching club volleyball since 2005. For the past 11 years he has been the club coordinator and a coach for LHVA North. Prior to that he coached for both…

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Kristen Diebold – 13 Copperheads

Downstate – 13 Copperheads Kristen started coaching volleyball at Mahopac HS in 2012 as the assistant to both the Varsity and JV coaches. From 2013 to today, she has been the head JV coach, while continuing to assist with the Varsity team. In addition to coaching at the high school level, she have also been…

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Kristi Coughlin – 18 Cobras

Downstate – 18 National Kristi Coughlin is a local high school volleyball and softball coach. Sports have always been a passion as she’s a Physical Education teacher. Kristi has been coaching volleyball for 6 years at both the JV and Varsity level. She loves to teach and prepare her players physically and mentally for the…

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Joe Felipe – Club Director – 14 Cobras & 18 Cobras

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Downstate Club Director – 14 Cobras & 18 Cobras Joe has been coaching volleyball for 21 years and began playing before that. He started as an assistant coach at Hartwick College in the fall of 1999. He graduated from college and immediately found a job teaching and began coaching at the high school level. After…

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Shawn Stoliker – 16 Cobras

Downstate – 16 Cobras Shawn currently teaches Physical Education and Theory of Knowledge at Millbrook High School.  His love for volleyball came in 2002 when he took over the head varsity coaching job at Millbrook.  Since then Millbrook’s teams have won 12 section 9 championships, made 6 trips to New York State final four and…

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Donnie Shook – 16 Vipers

Downstate – 16 Vipers Donnie is the varsity coach at Ketcham high school, and has coached club volleyball for Apex the last two seasons. Donnie has played volleyball for 25 years including playing in the Empire State Games and at adult USA nationals.  

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