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Meet the Monument Volleyball Coaches

Coach Amy

Coach Amy Debok

Coach Amy DeBok - Monument VB Co-Founder

Head Coach - Girls 16U
Assistant Coach - Girls 18U
Executive Director

Encouraging, empowering and teaching young men and women through athletics are among Amy’s many strong suits and passion.  Amy was a varsity volleyball player all four years of high school and team captain the last two.  In her senior year, she was all county and state, and played club volleyball.  After high school, she went on to play USAV through college and beyond. 

Her coaching career started at the club level in PA in 1996, and has continued at Ft Hunt Youth Athletic association, Evolution Volleyball club, BRYC, Mt Vernon High School and now Monument Volleyball!  She and Charlie Madison coached the 1st indoor club team in 2018 to a successful club season.

She hopes to share with athletes in the area more about volleyball through teamwork, hard work and perseverance.  In her spare time she continues to play volleyball both indoor and outdoor, runs and enjoys time with her family!

Amy is IMPACT and SafeSport Certified and Gold Medal Squared certified.

As one of the co-founders of Monument Volleyball, we saw a need and wanted to provide the athletes a positive memorable experience playing outdoor and indoor volleyball. We strive to provide a safe, learning, and fun environment for the athletes. We wanted to keep our focus on education and family where we can encourage leadership, commitment - to family, school, team.  Our older athletes mentor the younger ones.  There is goal setting and an action plan to reach those goals!

Coach Charlie

Coach Charlie Madison

Coach Charlie Madison - Monument VB Co-Founder

Head Coach - Girls 17U/18U

Charlie Madison is thrilled to be coaching another indoor season.  Coach Charlie has been coaching high school and club for years and playing for a time too long to say… He plays both indoor and outdoor, men’s and co-ed.  His love and knowledge of the sport shows while sharing all that with the youth he coaches.

Coach Charlie has coached at Robert E Lee High School, several adult leagues, outdoor and now both indoor and outdoor with Monument Volleyball.

Coach Charlie is IMPACT and SafeSport Certified.

As one of the co-founders of Monument Volleyball, we saw a need and wanted to provide the athletes a positive memorable experience playing outdoor and indoor volleyball. We strive to provide a safe, learning, and fun environment for the athletes. We wanted to keep our focus on education and family where we can encourage leadership, commitment - to family, school, team.  Our older athletes mentor the younger ones.  There is goal setting and an action plan to reach those goals!

Coach Nadine

Coach Nadine Lilavois

Coach Nadine Lilavois

Indoor Director
Technical Coordinator

Nadine Lilavois returns for her third season at Monument Volleyball Club as the Indoor Director and technical coordinator. Last year she coached the 17’s and was the camp and clinics director for Monument.

Coach Nadine brings a wealth of experience in athletics and fitness to the club. She has more than 20 years of coaching experience at the college level(D-I), Junior volleyball development programs and 15 years working with military and civilians, as the Wellness and Fitness Coordinator for Millennium Health and Fitness Inc. as a contractor.

For the last 5 years Coach Nadine has helped develop the sport at the high school and club level in Northern Virginia as the freshman coach at Hayfield Secondary School for 2 years, NVVA and BRYC in 2015-2016 and coached the varsity team at Lake Braddock in 2017 before joining Monument in 2018-2019. She has been assisting Hayfield varsity team for the past 2 seasons.

A graduate of Hofstra University, Nadine was a starting setter and a passionate player of the game. For 15 years she was a head coach at various colleges such as: St Francis College (NY), New York Institute of Technology, Boston College and SUNY @ Buffalo (UB), were she earned the respect of many colleagues, and club directors for her enthusiasm, loving spirit and dedication to her players.

She is an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Impact Certified, and Gold Medal Squared Trainee.

Coach Nadine has a sharp vision and mission for Monument: Take the program to the next level, prepare the athletes who are interested in pursuing a college career while playing volleyball.

Coach Ken

Coach Ken Rowland

Coach Ken Rowland

Head Coach - Girls
Director of Finance - Monument Volleyball

Coaching Philosophy:  Improve problem solving skills by building communities of collaboration.

Coach Ken Rowland is happy to be returning to Monument Volleyball for another year of Juniors Club Volleyball, after being a part of each of the club's previous seasons.

Ken has been playing competitive volleyball for over 30 years, and has been a fan of volleyball for even longer. He has been an assistant coach for Girls 16U and Girls 15U in previous seasons.  Prior to coaching the juniors club program at Monument Volleyball Club, Coach Ken coached youth recreational league volleyball.  Additionally, he has been an assistant coach clinician with the Pat Powers program at its Northern Virginia stops since 2016.

Coach Ken is CAP I, IMPACT, and SafeSport certified and is both Gold Medal Squared and Art of Coaching Volleyball trained.

Coach Ric

Coach Ric Licardo

Coach Ric Licardo

Head Coach - 
USMC (Ret.), Past Commander of the American Legion Post 176 Springfield
Associate Broker at Century 21 New Millennium.

My passion for the game started in the early 80's on the sands of San Diego.  Playing the beach up and down the California coast to the beaches of Mexico.  After being brain-baked for several years I came in out of the sun where I found a new purpose in life as a setter.  What a different animal this "indoor" game is.  Controlled environment, no weather delays/cancellations, my vertical was probably 4 times higher than in the sand and my speed felt 10 times faster.  I felt like superman indoors ... and loved it!  Then quickly realized that I was not the only superman on the court ... they were all supermen, only ... just not as short as me.  I was fortunate to set for one of the powerhouse teams in the Aloha region (yeah ... traveling the south pacific, Japan, Korea playing volleyball ... pinched myself quite a few times).  I feel really blessed with the playing opportunities I've been given and really wanted to give back to the sport that had given me so much.  So, I started coaching in the early 90's with open level men and women that lasted about 10 years or so then moving back to the DC area slowed volleyball to a near stop ... until ... my youngest says (11 at the time) Daddy, I want to learn to play volleyball ... Yes indeed, the bug bit me again!!!

Coach Jessica Lamers

Head Coach Girls U15

Head coach of women’s 14’s and assistant coach of women’s 16’s at Humboldt Volleyball Club for 2 years

-Played 4 years at the Division II level for Humboldt State University

-Continue to play in doubles grass leagues as well as indoor adult leagues

-California Collegiate Athletic Association All Academic Award, 6 semesters

-National Strength and Conditioning All American Athlete of the Year Award 2018

-Currently going to school for a masters in epidemiology 

Coach Matthew Somerville

Head Coach Boys 15/16U

After leading the Kingston Volleyball Club 15U Boys in Ontario, Canada to a Tier II first place finish in 2019, Coach Matt Somerville is joining MVB for our fall series of clinics and learning.  After 15 years of successfully coaching men’s and boy’s volleyball in Canada, Matt has proven his love of the game and has an impressive resume to back it up. His vast experience ranges from club management, planning, fundraising, and recruiting to organizing tournaments and leagues. All of this is reinforced by his high-level coaching certifications, NCCP level 1 & 2.  Matt’s coaching experience varies from being an assistant coach of the men’s volleyball program at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, to head coaching at Loyalist College in Belleville, ON, all while starting and running the youth Kingston Volleyball Club, in Kingston, ON. He also served as the regional vice president of Ontario Volleyball Association, Region 6, Kingston-Ottawa, ON.  Matt has spent fifteen years building contending programs at the scholastic and club level in Ontario prior to his arrival in the United States this summer.


We are very excited to have Matt on board and anxious for everyone to get to know him and watch him in action with our boys to help them achieve their goals on and off the volleyball court, as well as taking on the challenge of continuing and growing the standard of excellence the program has established in this past season.

Coach Brad

Coach Brad Lacey

Coach Brad Lacey

Head Coach - 
Retired U.S. Coast Guard

Coaching Philosophy: Winning is important to coaches, but winning must be a result of coaching and not a goal for coaches.  If coaches are successful in teaching players the proper skills, give them the knowledge, and instill game strategies; if we can properly motivate our players to have a passion for the game and a desire to compete at their highest potential, then it will be the players who make winning a team goal through action and maximum effort.

Coach Lacey retired from the US. Coast Guard in 2014 after serving 30 years on active duty.  Brad is married and has one daughter.

Coach Lacey’s Volleyball career started with the Jersey Shore Volleyball Association (JSVBA), playing in doubles beach tournaments in both men and CO-ED tournaments.

Coach Lacey’s got his first public school coaching experience when hired on at Hayfield Secondary as the Freshman Coach in 2009.

2009-2018 - Hayfield Secondary: 5 years Freshman Coach, 1-year JV Coach, 3 years as Varsity Coach.           
2018-2019 Lake Braddock Freshman Head Coach
2019-Present Bishop Ireton Varsity Head Coach
Club Evolution Travel:  14’s Head Coach, 17’s Head Coach
BRYC Travel Volleyball:  17’s Head Coach, 18’s Head Coach, 15’s Head Coach, 12’s Head Co-Coach
VHSL, IMPACT and CAP I certified.

Coach Myles Teasley

Coach Myles Teasley

Head Coach Boys 17/18U

Coaching Philosophy: I believe that fun, personal growth, and winning, are the byproducts of the cultivation of “teamness.” Teamness happens when players are adaptable, when they trust each other and are trusted by their coach, and when they grow their confidence from being empowered to act intuitively in practice and on the court. In such an atmosphere, boys fight for each other, support each other, and flourish.

Originally from Southern California, Coach Myles Teasley has been playing competitive volleyball for 14 years, mostly at Middle Blocker and Opposite. He played club volleyball for SCVC as part of top-25 teams in 2008 and 2010: he is lucky enough to have been coached by the current Pepperdine and Pont Loma Nazarene Head Coaches! He would go on to co-found his college’s men’s volleyball team, which became a top team in the Carolinas.

Coach Myles fell in love with coaching in 2014. Since then, he’s coached league and state champion teams in Texas and San Diego; at the club level, prior to coaching at Monument, Myles coached at Summit Nitro Volleyball Club (TX) and Wave Volleyball Club (CA) boys programs, and most recently at BRYC.


2012-2014 – Co-Founder, Davidson College men’s Club Volleyball
2014-2016 – JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant Coach, St. Mark’s School of Texas  2014 – SPC Champions (State); 2015 – 3rd Place SPC
2016 – 1st Place, 2016 Mizuno Lone Star Classic – 18s, Summit Nitro Volleyball Club (SNVC)  5th Place, 2016 Boys Junior National’s – SNVC 18-1s (assistant)
2016-2017 – HS Girls and Boys Coach, Pacific Ridge School Volleyball Program
2016-2017 – Wave Volleyball Club Boys Program: 16-2s [Head Coach], 17’s [Assistant Coach]
2017-2019 – BRYC Boys Program: Assistant Coach, 17’s; Head Coach 17/18’s
2017-Present – GWU Men’s Club Volleyball
Coach Maureen

Coach Maureen Johnson

Coach Maureen Johnson

Assistant Coach - Girls 15U/16U

I fell in love with volleyball In the 6th grade and never looked back. I played through out high school and club in college.  I played a few summers on the beach in Waikiki and learned a lot.  As a military spouse, the constant moves allowed me to play on teams from Mannheim, Germany to Ft Lewis, Washington. I was a volleyball Mom after that for 20 years of a military career.  
As a coach I believe in respectful instruction and hard work.  The work put in at practice determines the success the team can achieve in a game.  I’m looking forward to coaching this year.
I am in my second year of coaching the Junior Varsity team at Mount Vernon High School.

Coach Ellen "Petty" Roberts

Assistant Coach Girls 17/18U


Ellen Roberts (known as “Petty” to some; her maiden name)

Ellen grew up in Sterling (Sugarland Run) and started playing volleyball in 1989 for Broad Run High School (1st year of the program). Coached under Linda Lachey-Helms (original Potomac Falls head coach), the team went to states her senior year.  She played for Fairfax Volleyball Club (no longer exists) and in the Commonwealth Games of Virginia.  She received a partial scholarship to California University of PA, DII, where she was coached by Jing Pu (coached Women’s International Team of Japan, Eastern Connecticut, and Syracuse) and played with Georgette Crawford-Crooks (coached NC A&T and NC State) for 4 years (1991-1995).  She played right-side as a freshman, defense specialist as a sophomore, and outside hitter as a junior & senior.  Her freshman year, CalU won their first ever PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) title.  By her junior year, CalU became honorable mention in the NCAA DII top 25.  When she came home for college breaks, she helped with Broad Run volleyball practices, which was a winter sport at that time.  After college, she returned home to Sterling and joined a USAV women’s team and played USAV until 2016.  In 2019, Ellen started to play again on a USAV women’s team again. She’s helped with many volleyball clinics/camps in Loudoun County and has played in many local leagues/tournaments (indoors/outdoors, doubles, triples, 4s, 6s, coed, reverse coed).  She started coaching at NVVA with Dean Shumway many years ago, 15s age group.  She joined Dean again with a 16s team.  In 2004, she refereed high school games in Loudoun County.  She became the assistant varsity coach for Broad Run in 2005, for 3 years.  In 2008, she became the head volleyball coach at Broad Run and still is presently.  She’s coached at NVVA and No Panic Volleyball Club; all ages including Volley Jrs (7-10 year olds).


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