ABOUT US

Brenda Winkeler

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.

Coaching History

Collegiate:

  • 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

Club:

  • 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

Degrees/Certifications:

  • 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 Lawrence

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.

Jason Skoch

Jason is currently the Head Coach at St Leo University. Division II veteran, Jason Skoch, who has amassed over 400 wins and led his teams to five NCAA Elite Eight appearances during his career, was named Saint Leo’s new head volleyball coach on January 8, 2019, ushering in a new era for Saint Leo volleyball.

In his 14 years as a head coach Skoch, a five-time conference coach of the year, has put together a .790-winning percentage with a record of 413-110, including a 276-88 mark in 10-years at West Texas A&M. He has guided his programs to nine 30-plus win seasons while earning 13 conference titles, between Truman State and West Texas A&M, and 11 NCAA postseason appearances with five NCAA Elite Eight appearances.

Skoch picked up his 400th coaching win on Sept. 8, 2018 against MSU Texas, in sweeping fashion. He has guided 68 all-conference players and 34 all-Americans at Truman State and West Texas A&M. At West Texas, Skoch captured five Lone Star Conference Championships and made seven NCAA Regional appearances including three trips to the NCAA Elite Eight. He was a four-time LSC Coach of the Year and helped the Lady Buffs set the record for the longest conference winning streak in Division II history at 87-straight matches which started in 2006, three years before he took over the program, and lasted until Sept. 17, 2011.

He guided the Lady Buffs to four perfect conference seasons including 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014. In his four seasons at Truman State, he compiled a 137-22 record (.861), made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, developed 11 All-America student-athletes as well as two MIAA Most Valuable Players. The Bulldogs were MIAA regular season and tournament champions in both 2006 and 2007, and spent a portion of the 2005 campaign ranked number one in the national polls. Additionally, the Bulldogs were ranked in the AVCA Division II Top 25 Poll every week during his tenure as head coach. While still at Truman, Skoch recruited the 2009 AVCA National Freshman of the Year, Megan Sharpe.

In 2007, Skoch’s squad set season records in kills, hitting attempts, assists, digs and blocks en route to a 36-6 overall record, an MIAA tournament title, a No. 1 seed in the South Central Regional, and a trip to regional championship match. The 36 wins were the second-most in program history, as the team won the MIAA East division for the second-straight season.

Skoch has demonstrated success from the outset of his Truman tenure, as in his first season at the helm, Truman finished second in MIAA play and won the MIAA postseason tournament. After opening the season ranked second in the preseason national poll, the squad jumped up to No. 1 one week later for the first time in school history. They held the top spot for six weeks in 2005.

He capped off his first season at the institution with a South Central regional title before falling in the Elite Eight against host and national-No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney.

A former club volleyball player at Penn State University, University of Memphis and Oklahoma State University, Skoch earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State in 1998, with a major in statistics and a minor in mathematics. The Yukon, Okla. native, Skoch went on to earn his Master of Science in statistics from Penn State in 2001.

Jason and his wife, Karen, have three sons, Jay, Kyle and Kade, and one daughter, Emmie.

Kate Frank

Kate brings 18 years of Volleyball experience between coaching and playing to Tampa North. Originally from Bowling Green, KY, Kate played for Greenwood High School  from the 7th grade on up and was a 4 year Varsity player. Kate was named the KHSAA All-State team as a junior and helped take her team to the state tournament 3 of her 4 years. Kate played for several different clubs during her 6 year club-career including BRAVO out of her hometown in Bowling Green and IMPACT (Now ALLIANCE) out of Nashville, TN.

After High School, Kate went on to play Division II ball at Ouachita Baptist University as a Middle Blocker/Right Side Hitter. While attending OBU, Kate earned a B.S. in Education/Kinesiology. She also coached club ball for Hot Spring Juniors out of Hot Springs, Arkansas in the spring of her Junior and Senior years.

After college, Kate got married to her husband, Aaron, and continued her teaching/coaching career at North Heights Junior High and Texarkana High School in Texarkana, Arkansas.  Her and her husband moved back to KY after one year and she coached the freshman, JV, and Varsity teams at Warren Central High School in Bowling

Green while teaching in different special education rooms. She also coached at BRAVO, where she used to play herself, for 3 years before her family moved to Tampa. She has coached for Tampa North for 3.5 years and is really excited to come back to the club after taking a season off for her growing family.  Kate previously taught/coached at Citrus Park Christian School in Tampa and now teaches/coaches at Countryside Christian Academy in Clearwater, FL.

 Kate and her husband have a 2 year old daughter, Dru, and 2 dogs- Roscoe and Anah.

Megan Sweeney

Megan grew up in Cocoa Beach Florida, where she began to play both indoor and beach volleyball at age 9. She was a six year varsity player, first making the team in 7th grade at her Jr/Sr High School. She is a lefty and played all 6 rotations of right side. She focused on specializing as a right side hitter but also played back row and led her team in serve receive.
She played competitive club for 6 years before focusing on high school volleyball, where she lead her team as captain senior year to the finals in the regional tournament – one of the farthest in school history. Early in her volleyball career she qualified for 2 indoor Junior Olympic tournaments and 1 beach volleyball National Championship, where she and her partner placed 7th in the country.
She has volunteer experience as a coach for summer camps and 1 year of club volleyball. She is excited to join the Tampa North Family!

Kellie Barreto

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

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 Monhouse

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

Lyrik Cooper 

Lyrik comes to Tampa North from Shawnee, Kansas where she played from kindergarten into her sophomore year of high school. During her 10 years of playing, she started off as an outside hitter, where she then developed the passion for passing. She then became a libero/ defensive specialist leading her team into serve receive. During her senior year of high school, she was offered to play college volleyball at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe Kansas.

During her time at MNU she was a defensive specialist. Lyrik has many years of volunteer experience with coaching recreational volleyball. Lyrik has recently moved to Florida, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a minor in Coaching through Pittsburg State University. She is very excited to start coaching young women to have the love and passion of playing volleyball! She is very excited to join the Tampa North Family!