and a FIRE  for GOD!
Igniting a PASSION  for VOLLEYBALL ...
"...Let your light shine..." Matthew 5:16
Heather Piccone
IGNITE Club Director
2016 OVR Club Director of the Year
2016 OVR Girls Coach of the Year
2017 USAV National Club Director of the Year

Certifications: ASEP, IMPACT, Safe Sport, Concussion, USAV CAP 1,  Member of AVCA, PSA Level 1, NFHS National Level Certification

Volleyball Director & Head Coach  2008-2011

Vertical Elite Volleyball Co. Expansion Team Program Director & Assistant Coach

U12 Competition Program Director & Head Coach
U10-U11 Program Director & Head Coach
On Staff 5 years
Member of Sports Ministry Team

Twinsburg Middle School Head Coach
Chagrin Falls Varsity Head Coach - 2017 - Present

18 National Boys Head Coach
14-17's Elite Head Coach (2012-12018)
​2016 OVR Coach of the Year national nominee

Oak Park High School all conference, So Cal Volleyball club 
Began coaching in her senior year of high school in 1992
Favorite Verse: Romans 8:28
Shane Susanek

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified

IGNITE Head Coach 12-15's Girls 
IGNITE Head Coach 18 White Boys 

Stow-Munroe Falls Men's Assistant Coach
Aurora High School Freshman Girl's Coach

Honorable Mention Stow High School
2nd Team Stow High School

Men's Open Player APV 

Paige Daily

Concussion, IMPACT, SafeSport certified

Tallmadge High School JV Coach 2012-2017

NOVA/Ohio Extreme Coach
    - 14's 2014-2015
Favorite Verse: 1st Corinthians 13:13

Tyler Price
Assistant Director

CAP 1, Concussion, IMPACT, SafeSport certified

Stow-Munroe Falls - Junior Varsity Coach
Aurora High School - Varsity Head Coach 

CCC Summer Camp & Clinics
James Price Grass League- Head Coach

IGNITE U12 Black
IGNITE 14 Black
IGNITE 15 Black Elite
IGNITE 16 Black Elite
IGNITE 17 Black Elite
IGNITE Head Coach 17 Black National

Stow-Munroe Falls Men's Volleyball Player 
USVBA Men’s A-Level Player
Tiffin University Men’s Volleyball Player

US Navy Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom 2010-2011

Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 23
Jake Grandstaff

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport Certified

Assistant Coach on 16 Elite Team 
2 Year of Private Lessons 
Junior High Training Session Coach
Skills and Drills Coach 
3 Year Player at St. Ignatius High School
1 Year Player, Miami University Club Volleyball
Practice Player with Miami University's Women's Volleyball Program
Assistant Coach IGNITE 16 and 17 Elite
Matt Obendorf
Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified

IGNITE 17 Black National Assistant Coach
IGNITE 14 Black
IGNITE 15 Black Elite
IGNITE 16 Black Elite
IGNITE 17 Black Elite

Stow-Munroe Falls Men's Assistant Coach
Stow-Munroe Falls Men's Volleyball Player
USVBA Men's A-Level Player

Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13
Chris Fullerton

Concussion, IMPACT, SafeSport certified

Medina Boys High School Coach 2012-2015

IGNITE Boys’ 17  National  Coach 2015
IGNITE Girls' 16 Coach 2016
IGNITE Girls' 15 Coach 2017

Girls Head Coach Ohio Xtreme 15’s
Girls Head Coach IGNITE 16's

Cloverleaf Girls’JV coach 2014-present

Medina Middle school coach 2010-2014

CAP1 & IMPACT Certified
Sarah Brown

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified
Akron Children's Physical Therapist

Head Coach IGNITE 14 White
Assistant Coach 17 National and 16 Elite
Four year player at Archbishop Hoban High School
Varsity Captain Senior year of high school
Honorable Mention All District
First Team North Coast League 2005
Senior All Star game 2005
District 3 Coach's Outstanding Academic Achievement
Honorable Mention North Coast League 2004
Coach's award at Archbishop Hoban
CYO volleyball coach 8 years
Jessica Stevens

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified

Chagrin Falls HS - Freshman/JV Head Coach 

IGNITE 14 American Grey
The Force 13 American 
Sharri Durdel
Outside Programs Director

Certifications: IMPACT, Safe Sport, Concussion, NFHS Level 1

Skills & Drills, SPARKS and Boys Fall League

​16 Black National Boys Head Coach 
18 & 17 Red Boys ​
​13 Red American Girls 
​12 Regional Girls
16 Regional Girls​

​Previously coached at AVC and The Surge

Aurora High School Girls - Junior Varsity Coach​
​Massilon Jackson High School Boys - JV Coach

Twinsburg Freshmen & Middle School Girls​.
Chagrin Fall High School Girls - JV Coach
Parma High School Girls - Freshman Coach
Assistant Coach - St. Ursula Academy​

Favorite Verse: Galatians 6:9
Meredith Smith

Concussion, IMPACT, SafeSport certified 

Archibishop Hoban High School Varsity Head Coach

IGNITE U12 Head Coach 
IGNITE 13 Black Elite Head Coach
IGNITE 14 Black Elite Head Coach​

Jeremey Leyden
"2016 Ohio Men's Volleyball Division II State Coach of the Year"

Concussion, IMPACT and SafeSport certified
Woodridge Varsity Girls Coach
Archbishop Hoban Assistant Coach

1990 State Champ (Gymnastics)
Full ride Syracuse University, NY.
4-yr letterman, Sr. year captain
MBA University of Akron

Played in USVBA / USAV / OVR for 15 years
Mark Helmuth

Impact Certified, Concussion and Safesport Certified

IGNITE 13 Red Head Coach
IGNITE 14 Red Head Coach

2008 - Present: Tallmadge Middle School Volleyball Coach 

2009 - 2016: Elite Sports Ohio Coach

Favorite Verse:  Psalms 103: 1-5
Reggie Musnuff

​IGNITE Summer Intern 2015- Present
Summer Scheduling Advisor 

Hudson High School Men's Volleyball - 2011-14

Ohio University Men's Club Volleyball - 2014- Present
OU Team Treasurer 2015-16
OU Team President 2016-18
Chagrin Falls Assistant Varsity Women's Volleyball Coach
Lizzie McDade

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified

Stow Munroe-Falls HS - Varsity Coach

IGNITE 14 White Coach

Stow Munroe-Falls HS Volleyball Player - 2009 State Final Four 

Further bio TBA...i

Hallie Forrai

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified

IGNITE 14 Grey American
The Force 13 American
Chagrin Falls Freshman Coach
Grace Wilson

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport Certified

Chagrin Falls HS Player
Lakeland Community College Player
Hiram College​ Player
USA Athletes International 2017

Chagrin Falls 7th Grade Coach

Favorite Verse: ISaiah 65 17-25
Lee Stoffl
Concussion, PAV, Lindsay's Law Certified

Assistant Coach IGNITE 16 Black

Varsity Assistant Coach Hudson High School 2016-present

Hudson Freshman Head Coach 2015-2016

JCU Club Volleyball - Middle, Outside
Chagrin Falls HS Volleyball 

Eastside Cleveland Juniors Player - 2005-2009
Hannah Hottinger

Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified

Ursuline University Volleyball - Middle
Archbishop Hoban HS Volleyball 
IGNITE Player - 2015 - 2017

Ignite Summer Intern

IGNITE 12 Black
Rachele Eckels
Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport Certified

McKeesport HS Player
Renaissance VBC
Pittsburgh Elite VBC
Edinboro University Club Team
Kent State University Club Team

Volunteer at McKeesport HS
Club Team leader at Kent State

Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13
Heidi Balicki
Concussion, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified
ExerSafety Lead Instructor/ Trainer 1985-96
North Royalton 7th Grade Coach - Present
North Royalton Varsity Coach - 1996-04
Brunswick 8th Grade Coach - 1990-93
Brunswick JV Coach / Varsity Asst - 1993-96

Aces Club Director - 1996-02
 5x Who's Who in America Award Recipient 

IGNITE 12 Black
Ross Russell

IGNITE Summer Intern 2017- Present
1 Year of Private Lessons
Junior High Training 

 Wittenberg University Men's Volleyball Setter  2015- Present

4 Year Varsity, Walsh Jesuit High School Men's Volleyball 2011-2015
1st Team All-Region - 2014, 2015
2nd Team All-State - 2014
All-Region Player of the Year - 2015
1st Team All-State - 2015

IGNITE Player 2014-15

Anna Davis

IGNITE Summer Intern 2017- Present

Urbana University Women's Volleyball 
Honorable Mention MEC

Aurora High School Women's Volleyball 

Positional Assistant IGNITE 15 Red
Assistant IGNITE 16 Black
Anthony Winter

IGNITE Summer Intern 2018

2-Year Starter and Captain at Quincy University 
Top 10 in conference in kills, digs, aces, and points per set
6th place Karch Kiraly Award
4th place at the USAV Collegiate Beach Championships
Player on USA Collegiate Beach National Team 

Uppers Coach at Sandbox Volleyball club

Graduate Assistant Volleyball Coach at Missouri Western State University 

4-year Letterman at St. Edward High School
Honorable Mention All-Region
2x First Team All-Region
All-Region Player of the Year
1st Team All-State