Tiara Hebron, or “Coach T” has been around the volleyball world for most of her life. She played throughout middle school and all four years at Winter Park High School. During those four years, she would manage the boys volleyball team as well. She discovered her love for coaching at a young age when she volunteered at a small private school. Since then, she has had successful seasons coaching at Toreros Volleyball Academy and Winter Park Volleyball Club. She was also a coach for the freshmen team at Winter Park High School. Coach T is excited to coach for OTVA and share the love and passion she has for this sport.
I have been a coaches kid my whole life so as soon as I could walk my parents had me in a gym or on the field. Seeing as how I was always the first one to arrive and the last to leave I have a very dedicated and disciplined work ethic. I got my first taste for coaching when I would help out with younger kids when my parents were coaching. When I first started coaching when I was 15. I was the varsity defense captain for both soccer and volleyball all four years. While playing I received MVP for 09′ and 10′ as well as Student Athlete of the Year 10′. After coaching youth sports for awhile I coached high school boys for three years and now I have been coaching at OVA for three years.
Kyle started playing volleyball as a freshman at Lyman high school where he played middle for 4 years in Club and for 3 years as a varsity player, during this time he achieved a state title(31-0) in 2013 and state runner-up(28-1) in 2014, and 2 national championships. He Currently attends the University of Central Florida(UCF) with a major in Computer Science and plays club volleyball for UCF and Florida Splash who won USAV men’s nationals in 2016. In 2016 he started coaching at OVA/TBVA as a training league coach and as an assistant for 15 North Elite for AAU Nationals where they won gold in the Classic division. He also coaches at Winter Park High school as a Varsity assistant coach and at Lyman High school as a freshman girls’ assistant coach. He is very excited to start his first season coaching at OVA/TBVA.
Tawni Small has been playing volleyball since she was eleven years old. She graduated from Winter Springs High School. She played on Varsity for three years as a middle. During her Senior year, her team went to the State Finals where they finished second in the state. She played at Stetson University her freshman year of college. She is currently at University of Central Florida studying to become a high school Biology teacher. She is currently the Head Coach at Crooms Academy Informational Technology in Sanford. She is the Head Coach for both Men’s and Women’s Volleyball. When she began coaching she found a new love for the game she has always loved. She strives for every athlete to feel the love she has for the sport of volleyball. She has been coaching at OVA for two years.