Christine Walker, Director/Practice and Tournament Coordinator
Coach Christine believes that coaching is so much more than just training girls how to play a sport - it's about all of the life lessons they learn along the way! Playing multiple sports growing up and raising four daughters has provided a great understanding of how to coach girls at all age levels. From basketball to soccer to volleyball - Christine first began coaching in the mid 90's. After several years of coaching CYO and city teams she moved on to club volleyball and has coached at AVC, Ohio Xtreme, and Moxie. In 2009 she took the JV/Varsity coaching position at Norton High School and the following 4 years took over as Norton's Girls Varsity Head Coach. In 2014 Coach Walker took a coaching position at her alma mater and is currently the Girls Varsity Head Varsity coach at St. Vincent - St. Mary.
Mindy Fortune, Director/Treasurer
Coach Mindy has been involved in the sport of volleyball, whether it be coaching, playing, or officiating, every year for the past 30 years. Mindy has been a coach of varsity, junior varsity, freshman, and middle school teams. She has coached juniors teams at the National, American, and Regional levels. Mindy also coached the Cleveland Fire Volleyball team to a silver medal in the World Police and Fire Games in Barcelona in 2003 and a Gold medal in the games in Quebec City in 2005. Mindy continues to play the sport she loves at high levels in leagues from Cleveland to Canton. She plays indoor and sand volleyball, women's and coed, and several different formats as well as several different positions. Mindy has one daughter, Hannah, who plays volleyball for Akron Firestone.
Coach Gus has been playing volleyball for the past 25 years. He has coached juniors at the National and American levels. He also was the University of Akron Assistant Volleyball coach for a season. Gus is considered to be one of the best male setters in this region. Gus is an Akron firefighter and was the setter of the Cleveland Fire Volleyball team. Gus has a silver medal from the World Police and Fire Games in Barcelona in 2003, and a gold medal from the games in Quebec City in 2005. The World Police and Fire Games are second in size only to the Olympics! Being such a high level setter, Gus knows how to teach setters and hitters how to run an effective offense. In his younger years, Gus was an Open level beach doubles player. Gus continues to play volleyball indoor and sand, men's and coed, sixes and fours. Gus has one daughter, Hannah, who is a varsity setter for Akron Firestone.