16s

 
Kirk  Perry
16 Royal Head Coach
 
Coaching Highlights:
- 6 top 10 finishes in nation
- Finished 2nd in the nation in 16 Open in 2010
- Gold medal at JVA World Challenge in 2014
- 122 players accepted scholarships to Divison I college
Coaching Philosophy:
I believe in defining team and individual goals early and then developing the foundation and strategy to achieve them. I strive to leave a positive influence on each athlete that I train and prepare them to compete at the highest level. I like for the girls I coach to learn what it means to depend on their teammates while at the same time learning what it means for others to rely on them. Every year I want each player to leave with more confidence in her game. That is why training, teamwork and commitment are a major focus for all of my teams.
 
About Kirk:
Kirk is going into his 21st year coaching club, and his 15th season coaching with Skyline. He has sent teams 19 years to the Open division of Nationals. In 2004 and 2005 he coached the 16 RoShamBo teams. In 2004 he led his team to a 4th place finish at Lone Star, earning an open bid to Nationals where his team finished ranked 23rd in the nation. In 2005, he led his team to a 3rd place finish bringing home a Bronze Medal at Nationals. In 2006 he lead his 17 RoShamBo team to Skyline's first ever Lone Star National Qualifier Champions going 22-0 in games in the 17 Open Division and a second birth to open nationals after a 3rd place finish in the Southern California National Qualifier. His team finished the season with a national ranking of 17th in the Nation. In 2007 he led his 18 RoShamBo team to a Ranking of #1 in Texas according to LoneStarVolleyball.com and 17th in the Nation at J.O. Nationals. In 2008 his 16 RoShamBo team finished 3rd in the Far Western Qualifier and followed that up with a 22nd finish at J.O. Nationals in the open division. 2009s 15 RoShamBo team double qualified after winning a National qualifier in Spokane, getting 2nd in Lonestar and finishing 5th in the Nation in the Open level of Nationals. 2010 16 RoShamBo had another great season double qualifying and ending the season with a silver medal in the Championships of Open Nationals. This past year, 2017 his 18 Royal team was ranked #1 in the country by prep volleyball for the first half of the season. The team won the Northeast Qualifier and placed 3rd at the Triple Crown Invitational which plays host to the top 18s team in the entire country. Kirk also coached the Youth National High Performance Team in the North Texas Region in 2005. His team competed against High Performance teams from all over the US as well as international teams finishing 15th. He coached with TAV three years previous to Skyline. Kirk played two years at Stephen F. Austin as an outside hitter. He then transitioned to the beach game where he participated three years on the AVP Qualifying Tour.
 

 
Edward  Chen
16 Black Head Coach
 
Coaching Highlights:
- 13 Black finished 5th at Nationals (Open) in 2016
- 12 Black finished 3rd at Nationals (American) in 2015
- 12 Black won the Pacific Northwest Qualifier in 2015
- 12 Black finished 19th at Nationals (American) in 2014
- 12 Black medaled at 2 qualifiers in 2014
Coaching Philosophy:
I believe in developing the athlete both physically and mentally. I don't want my athletes to just memorize motions, but truly understand the reasoning behind every technique. I believe in establishing solid fundamentals, however long that may take, and then build on them at an appropriate pace. The fundamental skills have to be second nature, so the mind can be free to engage in strategic thinking and anticipation. Play smarter not harder.
 
About Edward:
Ed Chen has 12 years of coaching experience. His first 3 years was with Austin Junior Volleyball in Austin, where he also worked with Texas head coach Jerritt Elliot and his staff. After he moved back to Plano, he became the head coach at Coram Deo Academy, where he also taught Algebra and PE. He led his teams to 3 straight district titles, and was named district coach of the year 3 times. His 2012 team finished 3rd in the state. He is now the head volleyball coach at Grapevine Faith Christian School. His first season at the school resulted in the team's first playoff birth in 8 years. This is Ed's 9th year with Skyline. He has qualified 6 teams for Nationals in the last 5 years, 3 of them in the highest division.
 

 
Katie  King
16 Molten Royal Head Coach
 
Coaching Philosophy:
Teaching character, integrity, perseverance, and strong work ethics through the acquistion, progression, and mastery of volleyball skills and athletic ability.
 
About Katie:
Katie qualified, as an assistant, for Skyline 12 Black in the American division of Girl's Junior National Championships in 2018. Katie played her freshman year of college volleyball at Texas Southmost University (a Division I junior college), where she received All-Region honors and national ranking as a middle blocker. Katie played for Texas Woman's University (NCAA Division II) her sophomore through senior years. While at TWU, she earned first team all-conference honors.