Brenda is the founder and Director of Tampa North Volleyball Club. She is starting this new club using her 30+ years of volleyball experiences.
For 11 years she successfully coached Division 1 volleyball. As the Head Coach at Eastern Illinois from 2000 to 2004, she recorded an 82-72 record over five seasons. There she helped revitalize a Panthers program, making the NCAA tournament in 2001 playing Arizona State in the first round. In 2004 the Panthers captured a share of the Ohio Valley Conference title. Brenda left Eastern Illinois when she became the Head Coach at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. She spent seven seasons as the head coach at Southern Illinois. During that time she led the Salukis to an 85-89 record, and helped establish a school record RPI of 107 in 2009.
She has worked as an assistant coach at two Division II NCAA programs as well as consulting and coaching with USAV Club programs in her local areas of Southern Illinois, Austin, Texas and most recently Tampa, Florida. Brenda was a teacher and Head Coach at every level within the State of Illinois system, including Club, High School, Junior College and Division 1 NCAA programs.
Her collegiate coaching experiences have included many honors and successes at both the team and individual level. At the NJCAA level she led the Parkland Cobras to a 1999 NJCAA National Championship.
Brenda has either been a coach, consultant or founder with a USAV club team in every area where she has lived. This started with her founding and directing of the Prime Time Volleyball Club in 1995 in Champaign Illinois. She has worked and coached with numerous other clubs ever since. This continued passion has led her to begin the Tampa North Volleyball Club.
- 2015-2016 – Saint Leo University Assistant Coach (Division 2)
- 2014-2015 – St Edward’s University Assistant Coach (Division 2)
- 2005-2011 – Southern Illinois University Head Coach (Division 1)
- 2000-2005 – Eastern Illinois University Head Coach (Division 1)
- 1990-2000 – Parkland College Head Coach (NJCAA)
- 1984-1989 – Hume Shiloh High School Coach
- 2015-2016 – Tampa United 14
- 2014-2015 – Texas Shock VBC – Consultant
- 2012-2014 – Southern Illinois VBC 14
- 2001-2005 – Prime Time VBC JrHi/Youth Director • 1995-2000 – Prime Time VBC Director
- Master of Science; University of Illinois, 1989
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Education; Millikin University, 1984
Fiona Monday (Bolten)
Hello! I am excited to be part of such a great club! I have been coaching for over 20 years at every level from Division I college to elementary school volleyball. I love helping kids become confident, competitive, smart, healthy, responsible, successful, happy young adults! I’ve had the privilege to play collegiate volleyball at University of Kentucky and Florida State University, where I was a setter. I played high school volleyball at Berkeley Prep where we won four state titles. I also played club volleyball for Tampa Bay Juniors, under Director, Randy Dagostino.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, a Master’s degree in Sport Administration, and an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. I currently work as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Mom! I have two wonderful daughters and a very supportive, loving husband. I am honored to be around Coach Brenda and her staff. We are all committed to having your child be a great volleyball player and person! Please let me know how I can help you…….GO TAMPA NORTH!
Mike brings 15+ years of coaching experience. He is a Florida native that attended Miramar and American Sr. High Schools (in Miami). He was a multiple sport athlete who played football, basketball and ran track. In addition to earning ALL County (Dade) and Top 5 ALL State High School Football Rankings, he was offered a full athletic scholarship to play football at Kansas State University.
During his time at K-State, he earned a few BIG XII Honors and broke records including ALL TIME LEADING Rusher in K-State history. Mike graduated from K-State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (minor in Social Studies) and a Masters in Marketing.
After college, he played professionally for 12 years (NFL Europe, GFL and Arena Leagues). In his off seasons, he was active in training and developing other athletes. This is when Mike found his passion for coaching.
Mike’s coaching career includes 5 years high school track, 15+ years football (high school and college levels) and 5 years of high school volleyball (Dunedin HS and Wiregrass Ranch HS) He was assistants and Head Coach. This will be his 1st year being a part of the Tampa North Volleyball Club family.
Kellie grew up in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and began playing volleyball in the 7th grade at her Jr/Senior High School. She was a five-year varsity player and played all around as a back-row setter and front row right side hitter. Kellie was a four-year captain and one of the all-conference top players. During her time in high school she played year-round by participating in various local camps, tournaments, and intramural/club leagues. After high school, she attended a branch campus of Penn State University for two years to play volleyball. She went on to set a new kill record for her school while helping her team to the final four championship. She was named first team honorable mention and a two-time player of the week. After playing for two years she transferred to Penn State University Park where she finished pursuing her degree in Recreation Management. In addition to her one year of collegiate coaching experience she also brings with her over five years of experience coaching JV/Varsity girls’ volleyball. She recently moved to Florida and is now teaching PE at a local elementary school. She is looking forward to becoming a new member of the Tampa North family!
Hailey Aguilar comes to Tampa North from the Chicago suburban area where she played for Oswego East High School and the Sports Performance Volleyball Club (SPVB). In high school she also earned a spot on the USA Volleyball High Performance A1 Red team, winning the gold medal in 2014.
She attended East Tennessee State University where she won the starting Libero position as a freshman and was awarded SoCon Freshman All Conference team, All Tournament at the Clemson Classic and the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week. She continued playing at ETSU all 4 years amassing over 1300 digs and 200 assists and maintained a 4.2 dig/set average as the starting libero. Her team won the SoCon Conference Championship Tournament in 2017 and played in the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and in 2018, her school was the first mid-major team ever to win an at large bid into the NCAA Tournament. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies (focus on Business) with a minor in Merchandising and Marketing. She also spent 2 club seasons being an Assistant Coach with the KVC club in Tennessee.
Ashley has been playing volleyball for over 8 years. She started playing for her high school and played club volleyball after high school season completed. After high school she continued to play for her university on their beach volleyball team. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2019 with two degrees, one in Psychology and the other in Anthropology. My love for volleyball has no end and I am excited to share this love with other young aspiring athletes
Avery grew up in Lakeland, Florida and began playing volleyball at the age of 11. She moved to Tampa to attend Steinbrenner High School where she was a four-year varsity letter winner, four year district champion, and the all-time kill record holder with 772. She was named First Team for the Lutz Laker as a sophomore and First Team for the Tampa Bay Times as a junior and senior.
After high school, Avery was granted a full scholarship to Saint Leo University. In her three years at Saint Leo, she assisted the team in making two conference appearances as well as becoming Conference Champions in 2016. For her senior year Avery transferred to Southeastern University in Lakeland, where she was granted another full scholarship. She was an impact player, leading the Fire to their first conference championship win in school history. The Sun Conference named her “Player of the Week” for two consecutive weeks, as well as awarding her to First Team All-Sun Conference. In addition, she was awarded to the AVCA All-Southeast Region Team. She scored 290 kills and 271 digs in her senior season alone.
Avery has a strong passion for this sport and likes to coach girls of any age. She has been a coach for Tampa North for three years and is currently in her second year of assistant coaching at Southeastern University. She has planned, directed, and coached multiple camps and clinics including Saint Leo All Skills Camp, Southeastern University Camp, and Southeastern University Nike Camp. She hopes to help our players develop the type of love she has for the sport and hopes to lead our players to greatness on and off the court.
Coach Jamiel is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up playing softball, basketball, volleyball and running track through her high school days. In college, Jamiel was on the track and field team and later joined her school’s all girl lacrosse team. Since graduating she has coached track and field at the high school level and has coached volleyball in high school, in local community programs and has spent 3 years at Tampa North.
She loves and appreciates all things sports – the athleticism, the discipline and commitment, the excitement and the teamwork.
This is Tayler Pallotta’s first year working with Tampa North’s U11 & U10 teams. She recently moved to the Tampa area and has experience as an athlete, a coach, & a trainer.
Tayler Pallotta as a player: from Scranton, PA where she graduated from the University of Scranton in 2013 with a B.S. in Liberal Studies and as a four-year letter winner with the Lady Royals basketball team, while also earning a spot as captain her junior year. She played in 100 games during her career, including 37 starts. Tayler attended Dunmore High School 2005-2009, lettered in basketball, track, and volleyball. She poured in more than 1000 points in her basketball career, was named first- team all-Lackawanna League and first-team all-reginal by the Scranton Times-Tribune. She was named the most valuable player of the Feldman tournament during the 2006-2007 season and a member of 3 straight Lackawanna League and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District II Championship Teams. She was a key member of a Dunmore team that posted a 3-year overall record of 80-8 (.909).
Tayler Pallotta as a Coach: After graduation, she was an Assistant Coach for the Lady Falcons basketball team at Lackawanna College (2014). She then switched to the high school level and was the head JV Coach, Assist. Varsity Coach for the girls’ basketball team at Abington Heights High School (2015-2018). Within those 3 years, she assisted in coaching the girls to 3 straight District II Championships. Tayler then moved to Maryland where she became the head coach for the Hoover Middle School girls’ basketball team (2018-2019). Tayler has recently moved to the Tampa area and is continuing to coach all levels of youth, both girls’ and boys’ basketball & volleyball. She is currently coaching at Cambridge High School with the girls’ basketball team.
Tayler Pallotta as a Trainer: Experience with one on one/group Personal Training (5 years). Strength Training & Conditioning Coach for both high school/college athletes (2 years). Also certified in Nutrition (2 years).