Coaching Staff

Head Coach/Technical Coach- Michael Rainbow

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Michael hails from Wilmington, Delaware and was a High School & Collegiate Volleyball player. He began coaching in 2004 at the club level, and continued on to coach at the high school and collegiate levels. Michael has coached players to All-American accolades at the college level, and numerous recognition’s within the state, conference & county levels. He has had his players recruited to colleges such as Tennessee, Quinnipiac, UMBC, Towson, Bucknell, Clarion University, Colgate, Delaware State, Liberty, Wilmington University, Holy Family, LaSalle, and Shepherd University. Currently he teaches and served as the Head Coach at Liberty High School in Eldersburg, MD from 2013- 2018 where he was named 2014 & 2015 Carroll County Times Coach of the Year while winning back to back conference championships and a Regional Championship in 2015, and before that at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville. Michael is an AVCA member, CAP 1 Certified, IMPACT, and First Aid & CPR/AED certified. He more recently was a Head Coach and served as the Head Technical Setting Coach at Virginia Elite in McLean, Virginia before moving back into the area as the Head Coach & Technical Directory for Columbia Volleyball Academy in Columbia, Maryland. 

 

Technical Coach- Monica Owensby

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Coach Monica has been coaching volleyball for over 16 years. She is originally from Arizona where she played for the University of Arizona “A” club team and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Physical Education and completed her Masters in Sports Psychology from Capella University in 2009. Upon arriving in Maryland in 2004, Coach Monica began coaching at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD. She coached the JV squad from 2005-2008 as well as assisting then Varsity Coach Kenny Mills to the 2008 IAAM “A” Conference Championship Title. In 2009, she became the Varsity Head Coach and coached the Sailor team to IAAM “A” Conference Championship Title in 2009, 2010, and 2015. She also helped lead the team to the finals in 2011, 2013, 2014- while also being named the Baltimore Metro Coach of the year in 2015. She has been part of the CVA coaching staff since 2007, coaching age groups of 15,17, and 18s. Coach Monica is IMPACT/CAP I certified, AVCA/USAV member, and CPR/AED certified and is currently teaching middle school Physical Education for Lindale Middle School in Anne Arundel County, and is currently the Assistant to the Head Coach at Columbia Volleyball Academy in Columbia, Maryland. 

 

Technical Coach/Guest Clinician- Kelly Vieira

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Kelly vieira has over 12 years of playing experience and over 5 years of coaching experience. During Kelly’s coaching career she has been a part of Salisbury University coaching staff for 2 years as an assistant coach. She afterwards moved to coaching high school in Howard county and had two winning seasons. Kelly played collegiate division 3 volleyball at Salisbury university as a 6 rotation middle hitter She was a major factor to her team reaching the elite 8 in her senior year and winning regionals. Currently she has been serving as the 18 National Coach at Columbia Volleyball Academy, and will continue to on in the coming 2020-21 season. She has been with the M2 staff for the past three years as a camp coach and technical coach and looks forward to another productive season!

 

Guest Clinician- Terry Pryor

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Terri started coaching volleyball in Wisconsin in 1993.  She started playing in 7th grade, played Junior Olympics in High School, and then received a full scholarship to play DII in Wisconsin where she acquired both DI and DII playing experience as a middle/right side hitter. During college she started coaching girls club for Milwaukee Sting. She earned her degree in Sports Management, after college she was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Ordinance Officer in Ft. Hood Texas. While in the Army, Terri continued to play volleyball and coach within the local communities. After she left the Army she moved to Frederick MD where she continued to play USAV Women’s AA/A. Terri also served as the CHRVA Women’s AA/A and a Men’s BB/B coordinator for several years. She continued to coach both youth and adults through the local clubs, YMCA’s, Frederick county’s parks and recreation department and the Montgomery county recreation department, coached 1 year at FCC as the assistance coach and then 1 year as head coach. Terri, her husband and 4 school aged children moved to Fairplay MD in 2015, where she coached for the Springfield Middle intramural team and other local club teams.  For the 2018 season, Terri was the JV coach and assistant Varsity coach at Williamsport High School where she coached the JV girls through a winning 13-2 season and assisted with varsity team winning their 2018 2A State Title. For the 2019 Season Terri accepted the position as the Varsity Head coach at St. James. Terri is also a court coach for several USAV High Performance tryouts each year. 

 

Guest Clinician- Ross Bickelmaier 

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Originally from Alamonte Springs, Florida, Brickelmaier began his playing career as a setter at Longwood Volleyball Club and for Lyman High School, where he captained his team to an FHSAA state title in his senior year. Brickelmaier then went on to play four years of club volleyball at the University of Central Florida, contributing as both as a libero and middle blocker. He has been an active player on the PVL CHRVA roster since the team’s initial inception and he travels along the east coast to play in competitive sand tournaments during the summer months. Brickelmaier spent a year playing indoor and sand for Bournemouth University and indoor for Wessex Volleyball England. While living in England, he trained with some of Europe’s most elite players, including members of England’s National Beach Team.

Ross currently resides in Washington, D.C. and continues to play on a men’s USAV team. He earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Bournemouth University.