Technical Director of Volleyball
Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Archmere Academy
Coach Kwoka will be entering into her 14th year as the Head Volleyball Coach at Archmere Academy in 2018. Her resume includes 24 years of High School coaching experience with time at St. Elizabeth's High School and Ursuline Academy. She was named DIVCA Coach of the Year twice.
Coach Kwoka has led 3 different high school teams to the DIAA Final Four 9 times, 2 final 4 finishes, 8 trips to the Finals with 2 Championship titles, the most recent one in 2014. Coach Kwoka has been coaching club volleyball since 1995 with several clubs in the area and has taken three teams to USAV Nationals.
Besides coaching high school volleyball, her new passion is directing Premier Volleyball. Premier Volleyball is privileged to be the only volleyball club in Delaware with teams in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. She is proud of the Premier coaching staff, the 325 players and their families working together to have a great club volleyball experience. Her desire and focus is to continue to help players learn and love the game of volleyball.
Director of Volleyball Programs
Trina Leclerc has been providing children more and improved opportunities to play and develop their volleyball skills since 2008. She has been the Volleyball Coordinator at Christ the Teacher (CTT) Catholic School in Newark, Delaware for the past 10 years. Her CTT volleyball programs have over 100 players participate each year. In addition, she has been a member of the Christ the Teacher School Athletic Board for the past 9 years, which includes engagement with management of all sports program and fundraising events. She is currently a Director at Premier Volleyball of Delaware, which has grown significantly in the past three years due to her hard work, dedication, passion and excellence in organizational programming. In 2019, Premier has 30 club teams with players ranging from ages 6-18 and across all three counties in Delaware as well in Easton, Maryland. Parents appreciate the organization and communication level that Trina brings to Premier Volleyball of Delaware that focuses on creating value added, customer orientated and family like club program.
Trina has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Delaware. She spent 19 years at JPMorgan Chase managing several different operational units before she left in 2009. Trina brings that management experience, both operational and people, to everything she does.
Trina leads volleyball activities for USFT Sports based on her reputation and prior successes she will make our program stronger then ever! As a parent of a volleyball player for many years, Trina understands the dynamics of the volleyball world and the perspectives of players, parents and coaches when it comes to volleyball training and development.
It’s a family affair, where Trina is concerned, she is proud of her husband Mike, who enjoys coaching volleyball and especially proud of her daughter Kaylie, an All State Volleyball player from Archmere. Ten years ago, Mike and Trina launched the first and only CYM’s day-long varsity level volleyball tournament held at St. Marks High School every fall which hosts 10 teams and fosters community within the CYM program. Trina’s tenacity and positive attitude makes everyone, player and parent, fell welcome and special.
Head Volleyball Coach Padua Academy
Coach DiSabatino has been coaching at Padua Academy for thirteen seasons, and in 2012 she was appointed Head Coach of the program. Under Lauren's leadership Padua Academy won their first Volleyball State Championship in school history in 2012 and repeated as champions in 2013.
Coach DiSabatino played collegiate volleyball at Wilmington University, winning the 2002 Region X Championship. After leading the team to a 69-0 record, Wilmington University qualified for the NCAA Division II Tournament. Coach DiSabatino was awarded Wilmington University's Volleyball MVP Award in 2015. A two-time First Team All-State player for St. Elizabeth's High School, Lauren was honored with being selected Gatorade Player of the Year in her senior season (2001). She was also named the 2013-14 DIVCA Coach of the Year.
Coach DiSabatino has been coaching with Premier Volleyball of Delaware since it's inaugural season in 2015.
Club Director - Premier Volleyball
Dave Prichard has a passion to grow volleyball in his community. He wants people to fall in love with the game as much as he does. Dave creates his practices to be an outlet for athletes to get away from the real world for a couple hours and clear their minds and have fun. He cares a ton about his coaching staff and players each year. He feels a lot of lessons can be learned throughout a season of playing for him, even if they aren’t learned in the time frame of that season.
Dave has been involved with volleyball since he started playing his sophomore year of high school. Once he graduated, his high school coach asked him to join as a volunteer assistant for the boys program where he helped claim 2 county titles in his 2 years tenure. Dave also started coaching boys club following his graduation. This is where his love for the club scene began. After coaching for a couple boys clubs in Maryland, Dave got married to his wife Ellen and moved to Delaware. Dave was made aware of a need for coaches at Delaware Juniors began coaching boys for them. After a year with the club, he realized that there was a lot of opportunity for him to grow in volleyball. His 2nd year with the club, he continued to coach boys but also began to coach on the girls side. Dave just finished his 4th year with the club and earned his team earned a trip to Nationals after winning CHRVA Open Regionals at the 16s age group.
Dave also had the opportunity to work with the University of Delaware volleyball team in the fall of 2017 as their Technical Coordinator. He has also spent time volunteering at a few different colleges summer camps and clinics. Dave has attended 2 Gold Medal Squared coaching clinics and has been to the AVCA Coaches Convention the past 2 years. He is a sponge when it comes to learning the game. He is constantly changing his philosophy as he continues to grow in the game. Dave is excited for a new opportunity with Premier. He has been eager to get in the gym with them and learn from others experiences as well as share his.
Assistant Varsity Coach- Archmere Academy
Coach Mike Leclerc has been coaching volleyball for ten years in CYM (Christ The Teacher) and club volleyball (Premier Volleyball of Delaware). He is in his first year as an assistant volleyball coach for the Archmere Academy team. Coach Leclerc is both Impact and CAP (Coaches Accreditation Program) accredited with USA Volleyball. He is also an advocate of Gold Medal Square Coaching methodologies (2016 coaching clinic).
His goal is to design a practice plan and tournament schedule that combines a dedicated work ethic with a love for the game. His coaching philosophy is to develop strong fundamental volleyball skills and confidence within his players so they are comfortable competing with anyone. He promotes sportsmanship and mutual respect, within his team family as well as for their opponents.
Assistant Varsity Coach- Padua Academy
Rainbow Shaw-Giaquinto is in her 3rd season as the assistant varsity volleyball coach at Padua Academy. Each year the Pandas have made a run for the state tournament. Last season, Padua Academy had three players selected to the All-State Team, with one being named Player of the Year.
Prior to coaching at the high school level, Coach Shaw-Giaquinto spent 13 years as the assistant at Widener University in Chester, PA. She was responsible for assisting with all day-to-day operations of Widener’s volleyball program. She had a huge hand in helping Widener notch more than 200 victories, which includes qualifying for two ECAC South Tournaments and the last seven Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Tournaments. She also played a key role in helping direct the annual summer camp. Shaw-Giaquinto still maintains a role as the volleyball Recruiting Coordinator for the university.
Additionally, Shaw-Giaquinto has been heavily involved with coaching at the club level. She has coached for Liberty Belles Volleyball Club and Keystone Juniors Volleyball Club, ranging from U12-U18 age groups. She has also volunteered many years with the St. Gabriel (Norwood, PA) CYO program. She is also a former PIAA and CYO referee. Furthermore, the long-time coach has been a clinician for several local summer camps and winter clinics as well as the Nike High Performance Camp at UNC, Chapel Hill.
Shaw-Giaquinto graduated from State University of New York at Brockport in 1998 with a degree in both Physical Education and Coaching. She was an OH/RS on the women’s volleyball team. She has entered her 12th year as the department chair for Interdisciplinary Studies at Padua Academy. She lives with her husband Tom and they have two children. Gabriel is a freshman at Penn State University and Ireland is a sophomore at Padua Academy.
Assistant Varsity Coach- Archmere Academy
Nancy Melvin has been a high school volleyball coach in Delaware since 1991. Her career began at Ursuline Academy, continuing on to St. Elizabeth's High School, and she is currently coaching at Archmere Academy. Through these years she has had 6 State Final appearances, fostered the growth of several Catholic and Diamond State Conference players, as well as All-State, Coach's Player of the Year, 2 Gatorade Players of the Year and received the 2013 Diamond State Assistant Coach of the Year.
She has coached multiple age levels of club volleyball from ages 12 through 18. Nancy has had success at all levels winning many tournaments, Regionals, and making National appearances. Our coaching staff always provides goals for our teams, whether it is to make their CYM, high school team, or to play in college, we strive to provide each player the skills to acquire their personal goal. Nancy has had much success teaching the skill set needed for players to improve their knowledge and playing ability in the sport of volleyball. The thrill of coaching is the growth you can see and measure in the skills a player acquires within your program.
Nancy played Junior College for Delaware Technical & Community College, and then Division I at Ohio University. Nancy's experience, passion, and dedication to the game has been shared with numerous players, parents, and fans over the years.
JV Coach- Archmere Academy
Coach Krygier is currently in her inaugural year as the JV coach and Varsity assistant for Archmere Academy. She spent the past 6 years as the head JV coach of the Middletown Cavaliers.
Volleyball has opened up new doors full of opportunities for Coach Krygier as a player, as well as a coach. She began her volleyball career at the age of 11 and continued by earning the opportunity to play 5 years on the Varsity team at Red Lion Christian Academy. Coach K was named All-Conference her junior year and 1st team All-Conference her second year. She was also named 2nd team All-State her senior year. Coach K then moved on to play for a new program at Wesley College for 3 years. After graduating from Wesley in 2010, Coach Krygier earned the Assistant Coaching position at Wesley College, where she stayed for 2 years.
Coach Krygier's coaching philosophy focuses on developing fundamentals, teamwork, and excellent communication. She strives to provide each athlete with every opportunity to improve their knowledge of the game through both competitive play and long-term growth. Her goal is to enable her athletes to reach their next level of play through discipline, challenge and a love of the game.