Amanda Merk joins The Academy Grand Park to lead 11 Impact. Amanda played club her 12’s – 17’s seasons, and then went to Ball State University to study elementary education.
Amanda now works in Franklin Township as a 1st grade teacher.
Head Coach, 10 Bolt
Amy Przybylinski returns for her 6th year as a club coach with The Academy. Over the years, she has coached various youth clinics, leagues, and boys and girls teams including three seasons as the 10 Storm head coach. Amy is excited to join 10 Bolt for a fantastic 2022 season!
Amy has been playing volleyball for more than 25 years and is a Purdue engineering graduate who has worked in both technical and non-profit fields. In her spare time, she enjoys playing beach volleyball, hosting charity tournaments, traveling, and many outdoor activities.
Court Coach, 10s Age Group
Head Coach, 11 Elite Voltage
Assistant Coach, 11 Elite Voltage
Head Coach, 11 Shock
Assistant Coach, 11 Shock
Head Coach, 11 NT Energy
Head Coach, 12 Elite Tigers
Head Coach, 12 Elite Lions
Head Coach, 12 Regional
Head Coach, 12 Non-Travel Jaguars
Assistant Coach, 12 NT Jaguars
Head Coach, 13 Elite Cardinals
Chloe has coached volleyball at the varsity, JV, middle school, and club levels in Minnesota and Indiana. Coaching volleyball is her biggest passion and she is excited to be back for another season at Grand Park!
Prior to becoming a coach, Chloe played volleyball from 5th grade through college at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Chloe is a school counselor at an elementary school on the east side of Indianapolis and she is the 7th grade coach at Fall Creek Valley Middle School.
Assistant Coach, 13 Elite Cardinals
Kristin Norris was an outside hitter while at Lawrence North High School and played club volleyball at Circle City. She played her first two years of college at IUPUI (Div. I) before transferring to Purdue University to focus on academics. Being a college athlete was a big commitment, but she found that coaching summer camps for Ohio State University and club volleyball in Indianapolis still allowed her to love the game. She took a hiatus from volleyball as her professional career took off, but rediscovered her passion for the game as a women’s doubles beach volleyball player. Kristin volunteers with the Zionsville volleyball feeder programs and enjoys helping kids understand the strategy of the game.
Kristin earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University and has been working at IUPUI since 2007 in both faculty and administrative roles. In her free time she enjoys playing beach volleyball, running, and lots of outdoor sports with her kids.
Assistant Coach, 13 Elite Cardinals
Head Coach, 13 Elite Parrots
Head Coach, 13 Elite Penguins
Leslie Kingseed is back at Monon Select for another season and will continue coaching youth ages. She has previously coached 5th-7th graders at both Franklin Community Schools and the Greenwood YMCA.
Leslie was a multi-sport Varsity athlete at Eastern High School in Greentown, Ind., playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. She lettered in volleyball three seasons. She then went on to play basketball at Franklin College.
Master Coach, 13s Age Group
Head Coach, 13 Ravens
Head Coach, 13 NT Flyers
Jane Ann Gaskill
Head Coach, 13 NT Peacocks
Head Coach, 14 Elite Supernova
Assistant Coach, 14 Elite Supernova
Head Coach, 14 Elite Explosion
Melissa returns for another season with Monon Select. She led 15 Elite Fang in 2020 and 16 Elite Pegasus in 2019. Also, she’s now in her third season as the Varsity Head Coach at Sheridan (Ind.) High School.
Melissa previously coached for Outland Volleyball Club and Tippecanoe Valley Middle School in northern Indiana. She was also an outside hitter at Manchester University (NCAA Div. III).
In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and playing volleyball.
Assistant Coach, 14 Elite Explosion
Master Coach, 14s Age Group
Brittany returns to Monon Select for another year of club coaching. She head coached 14 Elite Explosion in 2019, and the 14-3 Heatwave team in 2018. Brittany has also head coached youth teams in Grand Park’s Fall Youth League.
Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Brittany grew up playing volleyball from a young age. She competitively played middle and opposite hitter in both school and volleyball clubs around the Northeast Ohio area.
Brittany is a Purdue graduate with a bachelor’s in Speech Language Hearing Science. She is currently employed in Westfield at Bierman ABA Autism Center, working as a behavioral therapist for some amazing children!
Head Coach, 14 Heatwave
Head Coach, 14 Regional
Head Coach, 14 NT Launch
Head Coach, 14 NT Comets
Head Coach, 15 Elite Fang
Sean Keeve joins The Academy staff with over 10 years of coaching experience at a variety of levels. He coached at Butler University for five years, two seasons as a Volunteer Assistant before being promoted to full-time Assistant Coach in 2019. At Butler, he was involved in all aspects of the program which included on court training, practice planning, opponent scout and match preparation, and recruiting.
Prior to coaching at Butler, Sean was an Assistant Coach at Division 2 School Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. There, he was the primary on court trainer, assisted in recruiting, and was responsible for developing defensive game plans. Sean has also coached Elite teams for a number of clubs including Performance Point, Vision, and Munciana Indy.
Sean’s was an All-Conference outside hitter and captain for the Waubonsie Valley High School volleyball program in Aurora, IL. He played club ball for Cyclones Volleyball club for 4 years. At Purdue University, Sean played for the Men’s Club Team before getting involved in coaching at the club and school level.
In 2015, Sean graduated with a degree in accounting and management from Purdue University.
Sean is happily married to his wife Rachel where they first met at The Academy over 5 years ago at an adult league tournament. They reside in Fishers with their daughter, Baker and dog, Maggie.
Assistant Coach, 15 Elite Fang
Head Coach, 15 Elite Anacondas
Assistant Coach, 15 Elite Anacondas
Head Coach, 15 Congos
Head Coach, 16 Elite Pegasus
Assistant Coach, 16 Elite Pegasus
Head Coach, 16 Elite Centaurs
Assistant Coach, 16 Elite Centaurs
Head Coach, 17 Elite Tornados
Zach is back for his sixteenth season coaching club and fourth season at Grand Park. He previously owned Team Illinois Volleyball out of Schaumburg, IL for ten years.
While owning the club, Zach focused on the development of younger athletes with his youth academy and implemented a beach program. He was instrumental in the recruiting process of athletes for the club and successfully had several players recruited to the collegiate level.
Zach is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing at the new Back 9 Golf and Entertainment Venue. His daughter, Khayley, also coaches with him for her second year and he is working to help develop new young coaches for the future.