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  • Competitive volleyball player since 1984.
  • 2017 - Assistant Coach UBV 16A #5 / 78 Final OVR Ranking - 3rd OVR 16A Championships
  • 2016 - St. Gabe’s 8th grade CYO
  • 2016 – Assistant Coach 15A UBV #5 / 78 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 – Assistant Coach 13R UBV #1 / 196 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2014 – Assistant Coach 12R UBV #4 / 175 Final OVR Ranking

Utopia Beach Volleyball Coaching Staff

Deana Tartaglia

13 Elite (Marshall) – Assistant Coach
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified

Dave started playing volleyball at the age of 18, and played in numerous indoor/outdoor leagues about 3-4 days a week. From there, he played in the Men’s USVBA for about 6-7 years. Dave has assisted coaching in the Eastlake school system for about 15 years ago. He then moved on to coach for Our Lady of the Lake (Holy Cross) 4 years ago and started coaching for Utopia 3 years ago.


  • 2016 – Head Coach UBV 15A #5 / 78 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 – Head Coach UBV 13R #1 / 196 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2014 – Head Coach UBV 12R #4 / 175 Final OVR Ranking

He led his 8th grade team to Cleveland CYO Diocese Division I Championship game 2013. He has won one OVR Championship, 10’s Division 2014. He has also coached CYO High School and Grade School basketball, and fast-pitch softball. His teams have won 4 City of Euclid Rec league championships. 


  • CYO Volleyball - 8 years
  • USA Volleyball - 5 years
  • 2016 – Head Coach UBV 11R #16 / 86 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 – Head Coach UBV 11R #21 / 83 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 – Head Coach UBV 10R #2 / 31 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2014 – Head Coach UBV 10R #1 / 33 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2014 OVR Champions – First Gold​​
Dan Davis

Head Coach 14 - Elite

​USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified

Dave Rowell

Head Coach 16 - Elite

​USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified


Ali has been playing volleyball since seventh grade, playing through high school, and recreationally through college and still today. She began coaching at her Alma Mater, Barberton High School, in 2012. Since then, she has coached at Riverside High school and Utopia Beach Volleyball Club. She is a teacher for Riverside schools.


  • 2017 - Riverside Varsity Coach
  • 2016 - Head Coach UBV 14A #7 / 82 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2016 - Riverside Varsity Coach, WRC Champions, WRC Coach of the Year
  • 2015 - Head Coach UBV 15R
  • 2015 - Riverside Freshmen Coach
  • 2013 - 2015 - Riverside Freshmen Coach
  • 2012 - Barberton Freshmen Coach
  • 2016 - Coach UBV 10R #8 / 47 Final OVR Ranking​
  • Lakeland Community College Volleyball Scholarship 
  • 4 year Varsity High School - Sandusky, OH

“I’ve always been the first one to help someone when they needed it. I love being able to coach and help people that have the same desire as myself. It’s a great sport and builds great friendships as well.” 

Colleyball Coaching Background

  • 2016 - Head Coach UBV 13R #22 / 202 Final OVR Ranking
  • Archbishop Hoban High School
  • North Cant
  • St. Vincent - St. Mary 
  • CYO -  Summit County
Melanie Kangas
Head Coach 14 - American-2

​​​​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified

John joined Utopia in the second year of the clubs existence as a Head Coach and has been with the program since. He started as a CYO Coach at Immaculate Conception School in Willoughby in 2007 and later coached at Mater Dei Academy. He has been playing indoor/outdoor volleyball since the late 80's.


  • 2016 - Head Coach UBV 12A #6 / 22 Final OVR Ranking


Ali Schultz

Head Coach 15 - Elite

​​​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified

​2018 Utopia Beach Volleyball - Assistant Coaching Staff

Becky has been playing volleyball since fifth grade, playing Varsity throughout high school, and recreationally and at the club level in college. This is her second season with Utopia Beach Volleyball. 


  • 2017 - Head Coach - Gesu, 7th Grade
  • 2016 - Head Coach UBV 12R #25 / 166 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2016 - Assistant Coach - Gesu, 6th Grade

Brandon was an assistant wrestling coach at Mentor High School in the late '90s and only began coaching volleyball in 2012 when St. Mary of the Assumption needed a coach for his daughter's 4th grade team. He has since served as both Head Coach and Assistant Coach for all three of his daughters at St. Mary of the Assumption and Utopia.

  • 2016 - UBV Head Coach 12A #4 / 22 Final OVR Ranking -  OVR Champions
  • 2016 - UBV Assistant Coach 14A
  • 2015 - UBV Head Coach 11R  and Assistant Coach 13R
  • 2014 - UBV Head Coach 10R and Assistant Coach 12R
  • 2012 - Present - Head and Assistant Coach - St. Mary of the Assumption (Mentor) - multiple grade levels


Dan has spent 20+ years around the game of indoor/outdoor volleyball playing and coaching. He has good success coaching his teams and has enjoyed his time with Utopia. 


  • 2016 - Head Coach UBV 13A #4 / 62 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 - Head Coach UBV 12R - OVR Champions
  • 2015 - Head Coach St. Mary’s Chardon 6th grade
  • 2014 - Head Coach UBV 11R #2 / 83 Final OVR Ranking - OVR Champions
  • 2014 - Head Coach St. Mary’s Chardon 5th grade
  • 2013 - Asst. Coach UBV 10R - OVR Champions

  • 2013 - Head Coach St. Mary’s Chardon 4th grade


Rich Walton

Managing Partner

Head Coach 15 - American-2

Head Coach 14 - American-1

USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified, CAP I & II Certified

Peter has been coaching volleyball for 16 years starting with CYO and progressing to Brush, West Geauga, Kenston and Eastlake North. Presently he’s the head coach at Valley Forge High School. He became a R1 volleyball referee 7 years ago and still plays every Wednesday in a men's league.


  • 2015 - 2016 - Eastlake North H. S. - J.V. coach
  • 2014 - 2015 - Kenston H.S. - J.V. coach
  • 2013 – 2014 – West Geauga H.S. - Head coach
  • 2013 – Present – Mayfield Vill. Sand volleyball - referee
  • 2011 – 2013 – Brush H. S. - J.V. coach
  • 2011 - 2017 - Eastside V. C. - J.O. coach
  • 2007 – 2009 - Regina H. S. - J.V. coach
  • 2003 – 2007 - St Paschal Baylon School Varsity volleyball coach CYO 8TH Gr.


Fitz began coaching grade school volleyball at Our Lady of the Lake in 2004, coaching 7th & 8th grade teams.


  • 2016 – Head Coach UBV 11R #10 / 86 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 – Head Coach UBV 13R #3 / 185 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2014 – Head Coach UBV 11R #7 / 73 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2013 - Head Coach UBV 14R
  • 2012 – Head Coach UBV 13R
  • 2011- Head Coach UBV 12R
  • Utopia Beach’s 1st Season & 1st Team
Hugh Daly

Co-founder / Club Director
​Head Coach  10  - Regional

USA Volleyball – IMPACT &

ASEP Certified

Monica Malinowski

12 Elite (Fitz) – Assistant Coach
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified

Steve Jaworski

16 Elite (Rowell) - Assistant Coach
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified

Jimmielee Vires

15 Elite (Schultz) – Assistant Coach
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified
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  • 2016 - Coach UBV 10R #8 / 47 Final OVR Ranking
  • Varsity High School Volleyball - Dayton, OH
  • JO 18-2 Club Elevation - Dayton, OH
  • She moved to Mentor after graduating HS to play for Lakeland Community College on a volleyball scholarship.
  • She graduated from LCC this past May and is getting married in December 2017

“Even though I am no longer playing on a competitive team, I still love volleyball just as much as I did in HS and college. One of my favorite things about coaching, is seeing the girls grow in their skill and their love for volleyball."

​Utopia Beach Volleyball​ - 2018 Head Coaching Staff

Alissa Quick

Co-Coach 12  - American-2

​​​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified

Brandon Marshall

Head Coach 13 - Elite

​Head Coach 11 - Regional

​​​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified

John Semen
Head Coach 13 - American-1

USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified,

CAP I Certified

Peter Mihu

Head Coach 16 - American-1

​USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified, CAP I Certified

​Andrews Osborne Academy  - Head Varsity Coach, former  CYO volleyball St. Mary of the Assumption and Notre Dame Elementary School, Utopia Beach – 6 years


  • 2017 - Andrews Osborne Academy Varsity Coach
  • 2017 Head Coach UBV 15A - #37 / 78 Final OVR Ranking 
  • 2017 Head Coach UBV 14A - #31 / 82 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2016 – Head Coach UBV 14A #31 / 86 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2016 – Head Coach UBV 15A #37 / 78 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 – Head Coach UBV 14R ranked #48 / 237
  • 2015 - Head Coach #62 / 203 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2015 - 7th grade Notre Dame Elementary CYO City Youth Runner-up
  • 2015 – Head Coach UBV 13R #9 / 196 Final OVR Ranking
  • 2014 – Head Coach UBV 12R #19 / 175 Final OVR Ranking
Marissa Salomon
14 American (Kangas) - Assistant Coach 
​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified
Becky Griesmer

Head Coach 13 - American-2

​​​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified

Laurie Nosse

14 Elite (Davis) – Assistant Coach
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified

Jack Tamburello

13 American-1  (Semen) – Assistant Coach
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified​​​

Bob Fitzgerald (Fitz)

Co-founder

Head Coach 12 - Elite

​USA Volleyball – IMPACT, CAP I Certified

Tony Goolsby

Head Coach 15  - American-1
USA Volleyball – IMPACT Certified
​​

Brittney O'Hara

Co-Coach 12 - American-2

​​​USA Volleyball - IMPACT Certified