Coaches

Elite Coaches
From left to right: Joshua, Jen and Stefan

Joshua Shepherd

Joshua.Shepherd@ampf.com

Coaching Experience:
• Southern Alliance Elite Training Group Head Coach 2011- present
• Notre Dame Academy Girls Volleyball Head Coach 2006- present
• Mass Pats Blue Head Coach 2008-2010
• Mass Pats Play-Date Instructor/Coach 2007-2010
• SMASH 16's Head Coach 2006
• SMASH Sparks Coach  2005
• Notre Dame Academy, JV Coach 2004-2006

Training/Certifications/Awards:
• Boston Globe D2 Coach of the year 2013
• 2013 D2 Champions, Notre Dame Academy
• USAV IMPACT Coaching Certification
• Academic All-American 2001 Springfield College
• Junior All American Team Selection (1999 Nationals in New Orleans)
• New England Volleyball Player of the Year 1999 (Junior Olympic)
• Boston Globe All-Scholastic 1998,1999
• Boston Herald All-Scholastic 1998,1999
• Metro West Daily News All-Scholastic 1997,98,99
• West Alliance League MVP 1998,1999
• Player/Coach for Bay State Games Men's Southeast Open 2001-2011
• Bay State Games Medalist 1996-2011

Playing Experience:
• Springfield College, 1999-2003 (Captain, 2001, 2002, 2003) 3-time National Champions!!!
• Beantown Junior Olympic Volleyball Club
• Holliston HS 4-year starter and All-Scholastic player
• Bay State Games player: Men's Open and Boys Scholastic
• Men's National Volleyball Team: BIG DIG
• Coed Volleyball Team Organizer: BOOM TOWN

Stefan Miranda

Coach – 9 years experience:
• Notre Dame Academy Girl’s JV Volleyball coach – 2008 - Present
• Southern Alliance Volleyball Club – 2011 - Present
• Quincy High School Boy’s Varsity Volleyball coach – 2010, 2011
• Mass Juniors Volleyball Club – 2006 - 2010
• North Quincy High School Girl’s JV Volleyball coach– 2004, 2006

Camp Counselor
• Mass Premier
• I Dig It
• Quincy Recreation

Player – 17 years experience:
• National Collegiate Volleyball Federation – finished 9th in the country - 2008
• New England Collegiate Volleyball League Division 1 Finalists - 2008
• Roger Williams University 4 year starter, 2 year captain – 2004-2008
• Mass Bay State Games – 2003 (Bronze Medal), 2004 (Silver Medal)
• Xaverian Brothers High School 4 year varsity starter, 2 year captain – 2000 - 2004
• Xaverian Brothers High School – All-Time Dig Leader
• Quincy, MA City Champions – 1998, 1999

Jen Hall

Coaching Experience/Certifications:
• Southern Alliance Elite Training Group 17's Coach 2011- present
• Pembroke High School Head Coach 2013-present
• Pembroke Middle School Head Coach 2012-present
• Pembroke Youth Volleyball Director and Head Coach 2005-Present
• Pembroke Summer Volleyball Camps - Director and Head Coach 2005-Present

• Notre Dame Academy Girls Volleyball, Freshmen & Assistant Varisty Coach 2010-2012
• Mass Pats Blue Assistant Coach 2010-2011
• Member of USA Volleyball Association

• USA Volleyball Impact Certified (Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory)
• USA Volleyball CAP (Coaches Accreditation Program) – 2 Modules Completed
• MGVCA Coaches Clinics – Reebok Headquarters, Canton, MA
• AFAA Certified – Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
• CPR Certifified

Volleyball 1988-current:
• Newport Harbor High School, Newport Beach, CA 1986-1988
• Beach Volleyball (AVP) tournaments, CA – various 1988-1995
• Balboa Bay Club Volleyball member, CA – various dates 1988-1996
• Newport Beach, CA adult leagues 1991-1999
• Los Cabierros Club Volleyball, Fountain Valley, CA tournaments 1986-1990