2020-21 P3R Coaches

Neal Brown

Executive Director

Former Assistant Coach - Point Park University

Former Assistant Coach - Upper St. Clair HS

This is Neal's 14th year a Director for P3R. In 2007, he was one of the new directors that took over the club to help develop young, talented volleyball players in the Pittsburgh area. Since then he has helped grow P3R into one of the biggest and most comprehensive training programs in the area. In those first 8 years, Coach Brown was also the Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at Point Park University where he helped develop the Pioneers' into a nationally-ranked, championship caliber program and was an integral part in leading the team to their first-two conference championships and berths in the NAIA National Tournament with a 36-6 record in 2011 and again in 2014. In his 8 years at Point Park, the Pioneers had winning records in each of the 8 seasons for a combined record of 219-101 (.684%). After his time at Point Park, Coach Brown joined the staff at Upper St. Clair in 2015 and 2016 where he helped the Panthers to two Section Championships, a WPIAL 3rd Place, and one of the best seasons in school history with their furthest run into the PIAA playoffs. Before Point Park and P3R, Brown previously coached boys at both Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair High Schools as well at coaching boys at the USAV juniors level. Prior to returning home to Pittsburgh, Coach Brown worked with the Penn State men's volleyball team helping them to EIVA championships as well as the NCAA semifinals. He brings a weath of knowledge and expertise at a higher level of play to P3R specializing in skill technique and game strategy.

Bridget Bielich

Director of Volleyball

16 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Point Park University

A P3R alumna herself, Coach Bridget begins her fourth year as the Director of Volleyball for P3R leading the coaching and player development. She is in her 3rd season the Head Coach at Point Park University after 3 years as an assistant coach. In 2019, in just her 2nd year as head coach, she led her team to a River States Conference-East Division Championship. In her first two seasons as an assistant with the Pioneers, she helped Point Park to an NAIA National Tournament berth each season as well as the 2016 River States Conference regular season title. As a player, the Bethel Park graduate went on to a stellar career after P3R at California University of PA where she was a 4-year starter and led her team to multiple PSAC Championships and appearances in the NCAA D-II Elite 8. She is 2nd All-Time in career Hitting Percentage for the Vulcans with 980 kills and was a two-time All-PSAC West selection.

Ed Josefoski

Director of Club Development

15 Platinum Assistant Coach

Ed Josefoski is in his fifth year Coaching with P3R and his second year as Director of Club Development. Coach Ed began playing volleyball in 9th grade and as a three year starter for Penn Hills High School, he won 2 WPIAL Titles and 1 PIAA State Championship.  He was recruited to play at Penn State and his collegiate career was highlighted with one NCAA National Championship and one NCAA Runner-up trophy.  Ed was a two time All-America and after graduating from Penn State with a degree in Political Science, he trained with the US Men's National Team and played professionally in the Brazilian Superior League.  Ed lives in Venetia, PA with his wife Kim and children Will, Lyla, Ryann, and Brett.

Emily Taylor

18 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Waynesburg University

Emily is in her second season as the 18's Platinum Head Coach for P3R. She was recently hired as the Head Coach at Waynesburg University and is excited to begin leading the Yellow Jackets. Emily spent the previous three seasons at fellow Presidents' Athletic Conference competitor Washington & Jefferson College as their Assistant Coach. During her time at W&J Taylor helped lead the Presidents to their first second-place regular-season finish since 2005. She coached numerous All-PAC athletes, including the 2018 PAC Player of the year and the 2019 NCAA DIII statistical champion in digs per set. Prior to beginning her coaching career, Emily attended Penn State Greater Allegheny where she was a member of the volleyball team while earning her Bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications and a certificate in Sports Administration. 

Jenna Potts

17 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Seton-LaSalle HS

Lexie Rains

17 Warhol Head Coach

A P3R alum, Coach Lexie begins her second year coaching with P3R.  Her volleyball career started in 7th grade and she went on to be a 4 year varsity player and a 3 year starter at Hopewell High School. During her senior year she was named team captain and helped her team win a WPIAL Championship and a State Playoff appearance as Libero.  She joined P3R in 9th grade where she played as Libero/Defensive Specialist and helped her team qualify for 2 National Tournaments. After a successful club career, Lexie was recruited to play Division 1 volleyball at Kent State University as a defensive specialist.  At Kent State Lexie was a very versatile player and saw action in all 3 of the backrow positions.  Lexie graduated from Kent State with a degree in Fashion Merchandising as well as Marketing and a certificate in Sales.

Mike O'Leary

16th Street Head Coach

Head Coach - Keystone Oaks HS

Brittney Bianco

16 Fort Pitt Head Coach

Coach Brittney begins her second year of coaching at P3R. She began playing volleyball in 7th grade but grew up in the sport because both her step-dad and grandfather coached at Freeport. Brittney was a 4 year varsity player and her freshman year Freeport won the WPIAL Championship.  During her senior year Brittney was named captain and helped lead her team to another WPIAL Championship in 2014. She played as a setter all through high school and club until her senior year she switched to a libero. Brittney played for the Spartan Volleyball club and her senior year they won the KRVA 18's Championship at the Harrisburg Farm Complex. Brittney had many opportunities to play at the collegiate level upon graduating but faced a hip injury her senior season of track that held her back from playing. After recovering Brittney played again at Butler County Community College for 2 years as their starting setter. Over her time at BC3, she was named All-American 2017 and holds the #2 place record for number of assists. Then she transferred to Point Park University as a setter & shared setting duties with a fellow teammate. Brittney also coached Freeport Area Junior High School's team for 2 years as assistant coach and Spartans 18's team for one year. She graduated with a degree in Forensic Science, Criminology, and Psychology. 

Kameron Smith

15 Platinum Head Coach

Former Head Coach - Elizabeth Forward High School

Kameron Smith has been coaching boys and girls volleyball around Pittsburgh for 10 years. He started off as an assistant coach at Plum High School for 4 years.  After that, he moved to the South Hills where he took over as the head coach for South Park Boys’ Volleyball. While at South Park, he was able to lead the boys to an undefeated section title in 2017.  In 2015, Kameron took over the team at Elizabeth Forward High School.  EF has made the playoffs the past 4 years. This includes 2 trips to the WPIAL quarterfinals, 1 trip to the WPIAL semifinals, and a trip to the PIAA state playoffs.

Jason Jonas

15 Liberty Head Coach

Assistant Coach - Penn State-Greater Allegheny

Assistant Coach - Seton-LaSalle High School

Former Assistant Coach - Elizabeth Forward High School

Jason Jonas is in his 5th year coaching with P3R volleyball club and previously with CTS. Jason has also coached at Elizabeth Forward High School (girls team) for the last 5 years as well as 3 years before that at South Park High School (boys team). Jason is currently the Assistant Coach and Head JV Coach at Seton-LaSalle High School, and will be entering his first year coaching at the collegiate level as an assistant coach of Penn State Greater Allegheny women's volleyball team. When he is not coaching volleyball, Jason is teaching 6th grade mathematics at Clairton City High School.

David Gealey

15 Birmingham Head Coach

Coach Dave begins his third year coaching with P3R.  Dave began playing volleyball in 9th grade at Baldwin High School which was the first year of their boy’s volleyball program.  He led the team to the WPIAL and PIAA State playoffs during his three years as a starter.  Dave was then asked to try out for the Penn State Men’s Volleyball Team and made the team as a walk-on in 1993.  He was part of the NCAA National Championship team in 1994 as a redshirt freshman and four years later (1997-98), was voted team captain.  Dave was a versatile player and started at three different positions during his career at Penn State: outside hitter, right side hitter and defensive specialist.  Dave currently resides in Bethel Park with his wife Tiffane and three children, Grace, Gabby and Grant.

Erin Graybill

14 Platinum Head Coach

Cassie Surdyk

14 Smithfield Head Coach

Courtney Cherry

14 Clemente Head Coach

15 Liberty Assistant Coach

Haley Orler

13 Platinum Head Coach

Former Assistant Coach - Carlynton High School

Haley is a P3R alum and graduate of South Fayette High School.  She was the lion's libero and captain her senior year, leading her team to a section championship.  After graduating from Westminster College with a chemistry degree, Haley decided to get back into the sport through coaching.  She became the Head Coach of Junior Varsity volleyball at Carlynton High School for two years.  In her second year, her team finished with an almost perfect record of 12-1.  This is also Haley’s third year coaching at P3R. 

Brianna Hewitt

13 Bloomfield Head Coach

Kindler Norman

12 West End Head Coach

Dr. Mike Kraft

P3R Strength & Conditioning Coach

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