Meet our Coaches!

Jim McHugh
  • Club Director and Founder 

  • Started Suns in 2005

  • Former professional player in Puerto Rico

  • 45 years coaching experience

  • San Jorge High School, Puerto Rico - Former Head Coach, Boys

  • Guynabo Mets Superior League, Puerto Rico - Former Assistant Coach

  • Broward Community College - Former Head Coach, Womens

  • FTU (now UCF) Orlando - Former Assistant Coach, Womens

  • Cypress Bay High School - Former Head Coach, Boys and Girls

  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School - Former Assistant Girls Coach

  • St. Thomas University - Former Assistant Women's Coach 

"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better.
Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.
For in our challenges lies the growth and path to success."
Whittney Battoe
 
  • 3rd year coaching with the Suns
  • Saint Thomas University - Outside Hitter
 
  • 2017 All American 
"Champions Adjust"
Jillian Betts
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • 8 years coaching experience
 
  • Victor Valley/Cal Poly Pomona - Middle Blocker 
"You're never too important to be nice to people"
Audren Rose Correa
 
  • 3rd year coaching with the Suns
  • Barry University - Libero
  • Broward College - Libero
  • Botafogo de futebol you regatas - Brazil
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
 
  Breno Ertty
  • 7th year coaching with the Suns
  • Suns Alumni
  • Cypress Bay High School, Boys Head Coach
  • In High School, best Outside Hitter in eastern half of United States, chose to play soccer in college
  • St. Thomas University 
Don't practice to do things right,
practice until it's impossible to do it wrong."
 
Kelli Kosydor
 
  • 3rd year coaching with the Suns
  • St. Thomas University - Defensive Specialist/Libero​​
"Don't lessen yourself for the world;
let the world catch up to you."
 
Scott McHugh
  • 10th year coaching with the Suns
  • Suns Alumni
  • Sheridan Hills Christian School Volleyball Coach
  • NJIT - Outside Hitter
  • UCF - Men's Club Team - Outside Hitter
"Practice like it's competition and compete like it's another day on the practice court" - Karch Kiraly
 
Dana Nowacyzk
  • 4th year coaching with the Suns
  • St. Thomas University - Setter
"Get comfortable being uncomfortable."
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
 
  Quan Scott
  • 6th year coaching with the Suns
  • Former FIU Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach
  • Middle Tennessee State University - Middle Blocker
Aimee Berg
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Club Team - Setter
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. 
It comes from indomitable will." - Ghandi
 
 Megan Burns
 
  • ​2nd year coaching with the Suns
 
  • Nova Southeastern University (NSU) - Libero
"Those who never quit, will always be rewarded."
 
  Karla Delgado
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • Suns Alumni
  • Broward College - Right Side Hitter/Defensive Specialist
"When everything seems to be going against you,
remember that the airplane takes off against the wind,
not with it" - Henry Ford
 
Matthew Geer
 
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • 7 years coaching experience
  • Barry University, Assistant Coach
  • Monsignor Pace, Boys Head Coach
  • Tennessee Tech - Men's Club volleyball - 4 years
"Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."
-Vince Lombardi
 
Raytchelle Miranda
 
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • Broward College - Middle Blocker/Right Side
  • Club Volleyball - Taubate (Brazil)
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Psalm 23
 
  Mike Morici
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • 15 years coaching experience
  • Former Head Coach, Adrian College, MI
  • Former Assistant Coach, Defiance College, OH
  • IPFW - Libero
  • 2006 NCAA Division I Final Four 
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better." - Dr. Seuss-The Lorax
 
  Holly Pederzini
  • 8th year coaching with the Suns
  • 18 years coaching experience
  • St. Bernadette Catholic School, Boys and Girls Head Coach
"No worries"
 
  Carly Smitherman
  • 3rd year coaching with the Suns
  • 4 years coaching experience
  • Suns Alumni
  • Broward College - Middle Blocker/Setter
"Change is courage" - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
 
  Juliana Tirabassi
  • 1st year coaching with the Suns
  • Barry University - Setter
  Summer/Holiday Coaches
  • Former Suns Alumni that come back and coach during their college breaks
  Theresa Buscemi
  • 3rd year coaching with the Suns
  • Suns Alumni
  • Marymount University - Libero
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"
 
  Kaylie McHugh
  • 3rd year coaching with the Suns
  • Suns Alumni
  • Tulane University - Indoor and Beach
  Amber Stout
  • 2nd year coaching with the Suns
  • Suns Alumni
  • Florida State University Club Team - Setter
"There may be people that have more talent than you, but
there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you."
-Derek Jeter
 
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