2019-20 P3R Coaches

Neal Brown

Executive Director

Former Assistant Coach - Point Park University

Former Assistant Coach - Upper St. Clair HS

This is Neal's 13th year a Director for P3R. After 8 years at Point Park, Coach Brown joined the staff at Upper St. Clair this year where he helped the Panthers to one of the best seasons in school history and their furthest run into the PIAA playoffs. At Point Park, he was an integral part in leading the team to their first-ever conference championship, a berth in the NAIA National Tournament and a 36-6 record in 2011 and again in 2014. Brown came to Point Park and P3R after coaching boys at both Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair High Schools as well at coaching boys at the USAV juniors level. He brings a weath of knowledge and expertise at a higher level of play to P3R specializing in skill technique and game strategy. 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. 

Bridget Bielich

Director of Volleyball

17 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Point Park University

A P3R alumna herself, Coach Bridget just wrapped up her 2nd season the Head Coach at Point Park University after 3 years as an assistant coach. This past year 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

14 Platinum Head Coach

Ed Josefoski is in his fourth year Coaching with P3R and his first year as Director of Club Development. 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. 

Arica Greenhow

16 Platinum Head Coach

Former Head Coach - North Catholic HS

Brandon Hanson

16th Street Head Coach

Assistant Coach - Peters Township HS

This is Coach Brandon's first year with P3R after four years coaching at Pittsburgh Elite. He has also been the Assistant Coach at Peters Township since 2018.  Brandon started playing volleyball in 10th grade at Bethel Park and played Club at PVC. He attended Pitt for Mechanical Engineering and played club volleyball there.

Kameron Smith

15 Platinum Head Coach

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

Former Assistant Coach - Elizabeth Forward High School

Jason Jonas is in his 4th 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 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.

Brittney Bianco

15 Birmingham Head Coach

Brittney Bianco is in her first 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. 

David Gealey

14 Smithfield Head Coach

Dave Gealey is in his second 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.

Lexie Rains

14 Clemente Head Coach

Lexie is a P3R alum.  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.

Megan Sweeny

14 Carson Head Coach

Haley Orler

13 Hot Metal 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. 

Sergio Pampena

12 West End Head Coach

Dan Knorr

Owner - Become Better Sports Performance & Personal Training

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