2021-22 P3R Coaches

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Neal Brown

Executive Director

Former Assistant Coach - Point Park University

Former Assistant Coach - Upper St. Clair HS

This is Neal's 15th 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.

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Bridget Bielich

Director of Volleyball
17 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 4th 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.

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Ed Josefoski

Director of Club Development
12 West End Head Coach

Ed Josefoski is in his sixth year Coaching with P3R and his third 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.

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Emily Taylor

18 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Waynesburg University

Emily is in her third season as the 18's Platinum Head Coach for P3R. She in her second season as the Head Coach at Waynesburg University and is excited to be building the program for 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. 

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Jason Jonas

17 Warhol Head Coach

Assistant Coach - Penn State-Greater Allegheny 

Jason Jonas is in his 5th year coaching with P3R volleyball club and previously with CTS. Jason is currently the Assistant Coach in his first year at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Jason has also coached at Seton-LaSalle High School (2020) and Elizabeth Forward High School (girls team) for the previous 5 years as well as 3 years before that at South Park High School (boys team).  When he is not coaching volleyball, Jason is teaching 6th grade mathematics at Clairton City High School.

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Kimberly Manning

16 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Upper St. Clair HS

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Mike O'Leary

16th Street Head Coach

Head Coach - Keystone Oaks HS

Coach Mike began playing at Keystone Oaks during my sophomore year of high school. Senior season we were undefeated section champions and made it to the WPIAL seminfinals losing only to the state champions. I was voted to first team all section and the WPIAL All Star game that year as a Libero. Continued playing in college for Westminster’s Club Volleyball team until 2013 as a Libero and setter. I began coaching as a part time volunteer for the Keystone Oaks Girls Varsity program in the summer of 2013. I then was the Assistant Varsity coach for the Keystone Oaks boys program in 2014 while continuing to volunteer for the girls program. Acted as the assistant for the girls varsity program in 2015 then was named head coach of Keystone Oaks Girls Varsity team in 2016. He has been there ever since and this is his second year with P3R. 

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Dave Gealey

16 Fort Pitt Head Coach

Coach Dave begins his fourth 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.

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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. In 2021, he led the P3R 15 Platinum team to a bid in the USAV National Championships is Las Vegas.

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Lauren Veydt

15 Liberty Head Coach

Former Assistant Coach - Canon-McMillan High School

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Jenna Granatire

15 Birmingham Head Coach

Former Assistant Coach - Bethel Park & West Mifflin High Schools

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Becca Flathers

14 Platinum Head Coach

Head Coach - Hillcrest Christian Academy

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Courtney Cherry

14 Smithfield Head Coach

Coach Courtney started playing volleyball in 7th grade and continued her career at Peters Township High School. During her time as a PT Indian, she was selected Team Captain, competed in the WPIAL Playoffs, named to an All-Section team, and received numerous 'Terrific 21' recognitions. In addition to her high school career, Courtney played 4 years of club volleyball. As a lefty, her primary position was right side, but she also has experience as a setter, outside hitter, and defensive specialist. Courtney recently graduated from Penn State with a degree in Actuarial Science and is excited to get back into the sport through coaching.

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Emily Archer

14 Clemente Head Coach

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Nikki Detorakis

14 Carson Head Coach

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Erin Graybill

13 Hot Metal Head Coach

Coach Erin begins her second year at P3R after years of coaching clinics and youth leagues at Peters Township Rec Center. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Coach Erin coached club and played in Utah where after a stellar career and state championships at Skyline High School and at Utah Juniors club, she was recruited to Brigham Young University as a middle hitter before later transferring to Utah State where she was 2nd team All-WAC Conference and set the all-time single season blocking record at Utah State her senior season. She was also named AVCA All-West Region Honorable Mention in 2005.

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Ashlynn Gulakowski

13 Bloomfield Head Coach

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Kiandria Cowart

13 Veterans Head Coach

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Ryann Chermak

12 West End Co-Head Coach

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Paige Cousley

12 Panhandle Head Coach