Welcome to the DIVE Volleyball Club
Where commitment and passion meet hard work and dedication



To support its goal of developing well-rounded volleyball athletes, Dive Volleyball Club depends not only on skilled, experienced coaches, but also applies state-of-the art technology. The Dive Volleyball facility is equipped with cameras throughout that record every practice and every tournament for use in both recruiting and training review and evaluation. Coaches are able to use iPads and a large screen television to review with players and entire teams IN REAL-TIME or after-the-fact games, plays, drills, skills, etc., providing immediate feedback. This is a key contributor to ongoing skill development. Coaches, recruiters, and family members are also able to watch players and teams remotely, eliminating the need for on-site visits and broadening player exposure.

Pricing

Dive has three tiers of pricing depending on the team and the player, as detailed below. Fees are all-inclusive for the season, so there are no additional or "hidden" fees. Payment plans and fundraising opportunities are also available.

Inclusion Traveling Team
($4,250)
Local Team
($2,500)
Practice Player ($1,750)
Training three days per week for six months X X X
Strength training and conditioning two days per week for six months X X X
Tournament entry fees for all local RMR Power tournaments X X  
Uniforms (excluding knee pads and shoes, which we leave to the player for personal preference/comfort) X X  
Entry fees for Colorado Crossroads X X  
Entry fees for two out-of-state tournaments X    
Entry fees for two in-state tournaments   X  
All travel expenses for two out-of-state tournaments (airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and food) X    

Coaches

Below are the profiles of some of our coaches and contributing staff.




Club Director, Shane Speciale

Shane is a Denver businessman who has a passion for volleyball. He opened Dive Volleyball in 2014 as a home for his long-standing adult leagues and to provide a much-needed venue for indoor hardcourt volleyball in Denver. Soon after opening Dive, he was approached by juniors coaches and players to start a juniors volleyball club. Seeing a need for a juniors club with its own facility in central Denver, he formed Dive Volleyball Club in July 2014, which achieved rapid success in its first year with all of its teams having significantly improved their standings throughout the season, its 18s team finishing in RMR Division 1 and boasting successful finishes in national tournaments, and all graduating 18s with the desire to play volleyball in college having achieved that goal. This success has continued in each subsequent year. Shane's primary motivation is to share his passion for the game and to allow anyone who wants to play volleyball the opportunity to do so. He has also served on the board of local volleyball organizations, serves as the Tournament Director for multiple adult and juniors volleyball tournaments and for the annual charity AIDS Walk Volleyball Tournament, and regularly competes himself in local and national tournaments.




Assistant Club Director & Head Coach, Curtis Oliver

Curtis has rarely been away from the game of volleyball. A California native, he grew up playing, ultimately playing in Santa Barbara in both high school and college after winning the gold medal for beach 17's in the Junior Olympics. Curtis has held a series of coaching positions in both California and Colorado, including head coach for both Johnson and Wales University and the Denver Juniors Volleyball Club and most recently as head coach for Dive Volleyball Club, which he helped found in 2014. Curtis fosters an environment of fundamental skill training and positive coaching, and has a genuine investment in the development of young players.




Head Coach, Tammy Campbell

Tammy is a Colorado native who returned to Denver after living in the Chicago area since 1992 where she played at Northern Illinois University as a middle blocker. She had the recent honor of being inducted into the NIU Hall of Fame with her 1993 teammates who made it to the second round of the Division I NCAA Tournament. Her coaching experience includes three years as a high school head coach as well as three years as an Assistant Coach at North Central College in Naperville, IL, and most recently as head coach for Dive Volleyball Club since 2015. She is knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of the game and has a particular strength in helping middle blockers excel in their position. Tammy is passionate about the game of volleyball and enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge with young players.




Head Coach, Frank Coulter

Frank has been playing volleyball for over 40 years, starting at age six on the beach with his father. He grew up playing doubles and four-man on the beach in Santa Monica, California. He also played four years in high school in Los Angeles, where he earned All League Honors his senior year and played four years of men's club volleyball at CU, Boulder. After college he continued to play, including AAA beach doubles tournaments and coed 6s volleyball. To this day, he still plays sand doubles and participates in adult coed 4s and 6s indoor leagues whenever he gets the chance. Frank has been coaching boys and girls in schools and other clubs since 2013. He is also Gold Medal Squared trained. Frank has a passion for coaching volleyball and seeing players develop both their physical ability and mental confidence. He thinks volleyball is a great way to learn about respect, teamwork, competition, hard work, success, and disappointments in a supportive environment.




Head Coach, Luiza Griz

A native of Recife, Brazil, Luiza graduated from Lakewood High School, where as a two-time All Conference Outside Hitter for the Lady Tigers, she led her team to two State tournament appearances! After graduating from LHS, Luiza spent one year as the starting Libero for nationally-ranked Laramie County Community College before transferring to Alabama State University where she graduated with a degree in Political Science. A three year starter at the Libero position for ASU, Luiza was named the 2012 and 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year! In 2013, Luiza completed her incredible career at ASU by leading her team to the SWAC Championship and an NCAA tournament appearance! Luiza is a determined and energetic coach with great knowledge of the game and the college recruiting process. She has coached the Regis Team Camps and has coached at Dive since 2016.




Head Coach, Angela Kohman

Angela brings extensive coaching experience at the high school and club levels and is a graduate of Arvada High School where she was part of one of Colorado's strongest volleyball programs. Angela was the Head Coach at Arvada High School after successful stints at Wheat Ridge High School, the Edge VBC, and Fusion VBC, and has served as Head Coach and Coaching Coordinator for Dive Volleyball Club since 2014. The Colorado State University graduate brings her knowledge, experience, and love for the game and developing players to Dive.




Head Coach, David Nussbaum

David has been playing volleyball for 10 years, setting in high school for two 3rd place finishes at Junior Nationals, for which he was awarded MVP, Hall of Fame Honors, First Team All-League, and First Team All-Conference. He was selected for the Continental High Performance Team and won League, Regional, and State titles with his high school team. He played at UC Berkeley for three years and was awarded second and third team All-Tournament at Nationals. He coached middle school girls volleyball and boys club in San Diego before coaching at Dive starting in 2018. David has been playing sand volleyball for the past two years and is excited to continue coaching both hard court and sand.




Head Coach, Inoke Tonga

Inoke has played volleyball for more than 15 years, 3 of those collegiately. His life as a volleyball coach started in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2013 as the head coach for a boy's high school volleyball team. Inoke has been coaching at Dive since 2018 and was recently named the head coach of the sophomore girl's team for Douglas County High School. He has had the opportunity to work and play with some phenomenal volleyball athletes and professionals, all of whom have helped him develop a great love and passion for the sport and have shared coaching insight and skillsets that he then incorporates as he coaches his teams and other players individually in developing their skills.




Head Coach, Colin Montgomery

Colin has played and coached volleyball for more than 20 years. He started playing for Boulder Volleyball Club in middle school and continued with Colorado Gold Volleyball Club for the remainder of high school. At BVC, he set for teams that went to the Boys Junior National Championships two different years, and did the same for the two years at Colorado Gold. During high school, Colin helped start the boys’ volleyball team at Regis Jesuit High School. While at Regis, he led the Raiders to the state semifinals his junior and senior years, earning First Team All-State recognition in the process. After graduating from Regis, Colin played on the club team at the University of Hartford. Colin began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, where he coached for four years with both the men’s and women’s programs. At JWU, Colin coached multiple players who went on to play professionally overseas, along with multiple current and former coaches at Dive Volleyball Club. Colin values teaching the fundamentals of the game with a tactical approach to help players better see it unfold and react accordingly. He has coached for Dive since 2017 and also helps with setter training as his schedule permits.




Head Coach, Katie Pyles

 




Assistant Coach, Felix Flores

After playing club volleyball while attending the University of New Mexico, Felix began coaching high school volleyball in 2012, where he received District 2AAA Coach of the Year. After serving as an assistant coach at KIPP Denver Collegiate in 2015, his focus shifted to club volleyball, when he began coaching at Dive Volleyball Club, both as an assistant and head coach. While continuing to coach at Dive, Felix also served as the head coach at West Las Vegas High School in New Mexico in 2017 and 2018 and joined the coaching staff at Northfield High School in Denver in 2019. Felix continues to play in local leagues as well as traveling tournaments nationally.




Assistant Coach, Adriana Arreola

Adriana graduated from Smokey Hill High School in 2009 and was awarded all-conference as an outside hitter. Having played for more than 13 years, her passion for the game only continues to grow. She coached for 2 years at Hinkley High School and has served as a coach for Dive Volleyball Club since 2015. Adriana is energetic and capable of pushing players to reach their highest potential. As a player and now as a coach, she wants to dedicate her time to help each individual player grow and succeed.




Assistant Coach, Jorge Martin

Jorge played for Bishop Machebeuf High School and Juggernaut Volleyball Club from 2010-2012, was awarded all-conference as a Libero, and his team won the state 3A CBHSVA tournament in 2010. He continues to play regularly in tournaments nationally and local leagues and has coached at Dive Volleyball Club since 2017.




Assistant Coach, Rachael Randall

Rachael is a California native that moved to Colorado in April of 2018. One of her first priorities in relocating was to find herself a volleyball community, so she dove right into Dive. Rachael has been playing volleyball for 20 years and has been coaching for 7 years. She has coached a wide range of junior ages from 8th grade to 12th grade, boys and girls. Rachael coached several seasons at Dos Pueblos High School, San Marcos High School, and Santa Barbara Volleyball Club, and has coached at Dive since 2018. Rachael is devoted to the sport, and is thrilled to continue her coaching career at Dive!




Assistant Coach, Vanessa Loznik

Vanessa played varsity throughout her four years in high school and went on to play at Armstrong State University in Georgia for her freshman year of college as a middle hitter. After a knee injury followed by surgery, she took a break from NCAA volleyball and played club for the University of Colorado. She has plans to play NCAA again in graduate school as an outside hitter, but has not yet selected a school. She began coaching Dive's youth programs in 2019 and brings her knowledge of and love for the sport, which she, in turn, shares with each player she works with.




Assistant Coach, Nikki Kulihaapai

 




Youth Program Coordinator, Petra Naeff

 




Club Advisor, Sabrina Thomas

After finishing her playing career as the starting middle hitter for Division I Southern University, leading that team to their first NCAA tournament appearance, Sabrina found her passion in coaching. At Butler University, she helped recruit and coach the school's first AVCA All-American and had successful head coaching stints with Hoosierland VBC and Indy Juniors VBC, before returning to Colorado where her 18s and 17s teams at Denver VBC qualified for Junior Nationals and won outright the Capitol Hill Classic National Tournament respectively. Coaching for Denver Juniors VBC, her teams found great success, winning three out of four regional powers and taking 9th in the Big South Tournament in Atlanta. More importantly, her players are successful in their college careers. We are excited to have her wealth of knowledge and playing and coaching experience as part of the club!
 
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