2020 CLEARWATER COACHES

Brian Imperiale

Brian Imperiale is in his sixth season at the University of Tampa after being hired as the top assistant in the spring of 2013. Brian directs recruiting efforts and opponent scouting and serves as the team’s defensive coordinator. As a Spartan, he sports an overall record of 136-34, and a winning percentage of .800.

The 2018 season was one for the record books. After starting the year un-ranked, the Spartans battled their way to a 33-4 record, ending the season No. 1 as National Champions. Imperiale mentored Katie McKiel and Sorrel Hoghton, two 2018 AVCA All-American selections. Additionally, he helped lead the Spartans to their 26th Sunshine State Conference Championship, and an NCAA South Regional Championship. The 2018 National Championship title marks Imperiale’s second, the first coming in 2014, his first season as assistant coach.

During the summer of 2016, Imperiale led the Florida Wave to the Premier Volleyball League Championship, claiming the honor for the Wave for the first time and in just his second season as Head Coach.

Imperiale previously coached as an assistant for 2 years at the University of South Florida and 3 years before that at Florida Southern College.

Brian has been heavily involved in club volleyball, coaching with Pinellas Heat from 2003-2010. Imperiale’s 2007 Heat team was the first in the club to qualify for the USAV Junior Nationals, and his teams qualified for the rest of his tenure with the program. In 2010, Imperiale was named the Florida Region Male Coach of the Year. He also coached his 16-and-under team to a 2nd place finish in the open division of the 2010 AAU National Championships. During his time with Florida Southern, Imperiale opened and was the director for Southern Select Club Volleyball in Lakeland, FL.

Imperiale has also coached with the Team Florida High Performance program several times throughout his coaching career. Imperiale’s team took home the Youth Division gold medal in 2010, and secured a bronze medal in the Select Division in 2012.

Imperiale earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State in 2002 after playing in the Seminoles’ club volleyball program. He is married to Margeaux Imperiale and has three sons, Drew, Sean and Owen. His wife, formerly Margeaux Sinibaldi, was an All-American Libero at the University of Tampa in 2006 and 2007 and remains the program’s all-time leader in digs.

Walter Pauly

High School
• St Pete Catholic – Head Coach – 1991-92
• Lexington Catholic Asst/Head Coach 1995-96
• Christian Academy of Indiana – Head Coach – 2010-2016
• IHSAA State Runner Up 1A 2014 – South State Coach of the Year
• IHSAA State Champions 1A 2015 – South State Coach of the Year
• IHSAA State Runner Up 1A 2016 – South State Coach of the Year

College
• Eckerd College – Assistant Coach – 1993
• Eckerd College – Head Coach – 1994
• Midway College – 1997-99
• University of Kentucky (Women’s Club Coach) 1999-2001 – 3rd Place NIRSA Championships Kansas City
• Kentucky State University – 2000-2004 – SIAC Coach of the Year 2004
• Eckerd College Volunteer Asst. 2017
• Saint Petersburg College Volunteer Asst. 2018

Club
• Gulf Coast Jrs – 1990S – 4 seasons when first established
• Lexington Thoroughbred Jrs – 1996-99 (Lexington United)
• Union Volleyball Club – 2006-2016 (Indiana) – 13s-17s numerous Regional Championships, 13s JO
• Regional Bid Winner in 2013 Atlanta JO’s
• OTVA volunteer for the 17s in 2017
• OTVA Asst. Coach 17s 2018

Jason Partington

Jason Partington started playing volleyball at age 12 and has been playing or coaching ever since. Jason played club volleyball with Asics Volleyball in Pinellas County throughout high school. He earned a Division I scholarship to play at Brigham Young University. Jason then went on to play for Eckerd College men’s volleyball club where he earned multiple 1st team awards as well as tournament MVP awards, and won a NIRSA National Championship in 2000. Jason competed in multiple USA Adult Nationals winning two National Championships, while earning 1st team all-tournament and MVP awards. Jason was an assistant volleyball coach with University of South Florida women’s team 2002-2004. During the same time he coached at Tampa Bay Juniors where he helped guide the U17’s and U18’s to JO Nationals in the open division. Jason coached at Pinellas Heat from 2009-2012, during this time his teams qualified for JO Nationals multiple times and finished 2nd in open division at AAU Nationals. Jason coached at Tampa Bay One 2012-2015 earning two JO National bids, and during this time he was an Assistant Coach with Plant High School in Tampa.

Camille Wozinak

Camille was raised in Marietta, GA where she first started to play volleyball at 10 years old. Upon entering high school, she started on Varsity as a freshman and by her senior year, led the state in digs per season. She continued her career at a Division I school in GA, just north of Atlanta – Kennesaw State University – where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Camille started every game for her four years as a libero for the Owls and left the school with the record for All Time Leader in career digs. She has been coaching club volleyball since she graduated high school in 2010 and helping with clinics since 2008.

Dexter Rogers

996 Olympic Indoor Team
Team USA (’93 – ’96, Players Award ’94)
1995 World League
1995 Pan American Games (Silver)
1994 FIVB Super Four
1994 World Champion (Bronze)
1994 World League
Head Coach Eckerd College Men’s Team (2001-2005)
AVP Beach Coach (2002-2006)
Players Award ’96

Randy Thomas

Randy continued his volleyball career by playing four years with the Ball State Men’s Club Volleyball Team. Randy Graduated from Ball State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He also holds his USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certification and National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer.

Randy has been coaching at OTVA since 2015 and works with players between 13-18 years old.  In 2018 his team earned a National Bid to Junior Olympics and placed 3rd.  Randy is the head coach of the 15’s and runs the strength and conditioning program in Tampa.  Randy is also the head volleyball coach for Academy of the Holy Names High School

Nikki O’Rourke

Nikki was born and raised in Clearwater, FL where she began playing volleyball at the age of 8. She played club volleyball within Pinellas County, finishing her club years at Tampa Bay Juniors, where her 18’s team won the Junior Olympics. After graduating from High School, Nikki continued her volleyball career playing for the University of Florida as a defensive specialist/libero.  As a Gator, Nikki was apart of two SEC Championships and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2016, Nikki graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelors in Sports Management and a Minor in Business.

Kayla Smith

Kayla is from Canton, OH where she began playing volleyball at the age of 11. She played D2 volleyball at Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania, . Throughout college, she transitioned as an Outside Hitter to a Libero. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education in 2012 and is currently working as a Math and Physics teacher in Pinellas County. She has 8 years of coaching experience that include, club volleyball, high school varsity volleyball, and skill based camps/clinics. !

Darryl Olenchalk

Darryl Olenchalk, originally from East Meadow NY, has extensive playing and coaching experience that he brings to his OTVA team.

Post high school, he competed on the national stage with various indoor adult clubs including Fairfield Volleyball Club, Team Sinister, and Team 8 at the A Level. His beach career includes tournaments on the Cuervo Pro Beach, NVL and AVP tours. He is a graduate from the University of Tampa.

Darryl started his coaching career with a Junior Varsity team in 1997 in North Branford, Connecticut. After 2 years and a 28-4 record, he was promoted to head varsity coach and led his team to a state title while being named Coach of the Year by the local newspapers. He continued his coaching career at Connecticut Juniors Volleyball Club in-state program for five seasons, as well as a volunteer assistant at a D1 University.

Darryl is currently a volunteer varsity assistant coach at Carrollwood Day School. He joined Tampa Elite in 2016 where he helped secure a USA bid finishing 5th at Nationals for the 18s team. For ‘17-18, he was an assistant coach at OTVA with the 14s team and volunteered to assist the 18s. He helped secure Open Bids at JO Nationals for both teams. He has been a beach volleyball coach at various AVP events. In his free time, he is the play-by-play announcer for local beach tournaments run by Tampa Bay Beach Bums.

Kendrea Meyer

Kendrea was born and raised in Hawaii. She started playing volleyball in 6th grade for Nike NW Jrs in Gresham, OR under Rod Jones and Michelle Buckner. She played volleyball for two high schools; the first was Fort Vancouver High School (Freshman-Junior) where her team had their first Regional appearance and Kendrea nabbed SW Player of the Year. Her Senior season was at Sandpoint High and she helped the team to a 29-0 season and a 7A State Title. She was named Idaho Player of the Year and Team MVP.

Kendrea also played club volleyball for North Idaho Volleyball Club under former Stanford Volleyball Coach Art Lambert and played Collegiately for Former Women Stanford and Men’s Olympic Head Coach Fred Sturm at Boise State University.

Kendrea has been coaching volleyball for 16 years. She started coaching at TBVA under Bob Gries in 2012 and has been with the club ever since. In 2012/2013, she was the 18’s Assistant to Coach Dexter Rogers; in 2013/2014, she was the 17’s/14’s Assistant/Head Coach; in 2014/2015, 11’s Head Coach; in 2015/2016, 11’s Head Coach; and currently, she is the 12’s Assistant Coach at our Tampa facility. Here are some highlights from Kendrea’s coaching career: 17’s- Colorado Crossroads USA Bid, Disney Showcase National Bid, JO’s New Orleans Nationals, 14’s- AAU Nationals 9th place finish Club, 11’s- Regional Champions and Gasparilla Champions.

Before OTVA, Kendrea coached at the following schools/clubs: Varsity Sandpoint High School in Sandpoint, Idaho (they were the State Champs in 2003 and 2004), All-American Volleyball Camps in Washington State and Idaho, Sandpoint Volleyball Club as the 16’s Head Coach, Canterbury School of Florida in St. Petersburg, FL as the Head Coach for 5 years (they finished 2A 2nd place at State and were the Conference and Regional Champions), and Pinellas Heat Volleyball (the 14’s won a JO’s bid in Reno, NV and 5th place finish Big South Qualifier).

Currently, Kendrea resides in St. Petersburg, FL with her husband Patrick, two up and coming OTVA volleyballers 😁 and puppy Nahla.