Coaching Staff

Head Coach/Technical Coach- Michael Rainbow


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 recognitions within the state, conference & county levels. He has had his players recruited to colleges such as Tennessee, Quinnipiac, UMBC, Towson, 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 currently Head Coaches and serves as the Head Technical Setting Coach at Virginia Elite in McClean, Virginia.

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. She has been part of the CVC 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 Head Coaching the 17 National Team at Maryland Juniors Volleyball Club.

Technical Coach- Peter Russell

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Coach Russell played club volleyball for Maryland Volleyball Program from 2006-2011 where he was recruited to play Division 1 volleyball at Penn State from 2011-2014. While at Penn State, Coach Russell was named to the All-Conference Team in 2013 and 2014, and to the 2013 Conference Playoff All-Tournament Team. Penn State won the EIVA Conference and made it to the NCAA Final Four each of the 4 years Russell played for the Nittany Lions. After his time at the college level, Coach Russell went on to play a season with TV Buehl, a professional team in the top division of the German Bundesliga. While in Germany, Buehl reached the DVV German Cup Final for the first time in its history. After finishing his career as a player, Coach Russell served as the Assistant Coach of the boy’s 18 team at Annapolis Volleyball Club in 2015, the Head Coach of the Metro 12 East team in 2016, and an Assistant Coach of the MDJRS 18 Elite team in 2017, and 16, 14 & 18 Elite teams in 2018.

Guest Clinician- Kelly Viera

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Kelly vieira has over 12 years of playing experience and 3 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.  

Guest Clinician- Kristin Anderson

Guest Clinician- Ed Benish

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