Leading TUVA’s Athletes

With over 70 years of combined coaching experience, TUVA’s directors are committed and prepared to advance the development of elite volleyball in North Carolina.

Meet the Directors

ROBYN Wesselman

ROBYN Wesselman

Girls Co-Director

Over 40 years of coaching experience

 

Coached collegiately at Miami University & Guilford College

 

Coached High School at Forbush High (3 State Championships) & Mt. Tabor High (State Runner Up)

 

Coached for numerous clubs in the area

JAN Dowling

JAN Dowling

Girls Co-Director

Over 20 years of coaching high school and club volleyball

 

Has coached multiple girls and boys sports including track, tennis, basketball, softball & volleyball

 

Currently in her 8th year as the Head Volleyball Coach at 3A powerhouse, West Rowan High

JUSTIN Burgess

JUSTIN Burgess

Boys Director

Justin is entering his 15th year coaching club volleyball. Justin’s coaching credentials include stints as head coach for several clubs including North Carolina Volleyball Academy, Set Point Volleyball Club, High Rock Volleyball Club, and Twin City Volleyball Academy.

 

Justin coached at Davidson Community College from 2011-2016, earning recognition as Region X Conference Coach of the Year and District H Coach of the Year in 2014. He led Davidson to an undefeated conference record and an Elite 8 appearance in the NJCAA National Championship in Rochester, Minnesota. While at Davidson he coached three NJCAA All-Americans, three Conference Player of the Year recipients, and 11 Region X All-Conference players.

 

Justin helped start the boys program at TCVA in 2017. In 6 short years, he developed TCVA into the largest boys club in the Carolinas and one of the most successful. His boys teams have won numerous tournaments and was the 2nd club ever in the state of NC to earn an OPEN bid to USA Nationals (18 BROS – 23′).

 

Burgess is also a very accomplished open level outdoor and indoor player winning numerous tournaments along with three top ten performances at the USA Volleyball Open National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Dallas, Texas.

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