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Coach Rene

I have been coaching a variety of sports for more than 35 years in Martial Arts, Basketball and Volleyball. I have been

playing volleyball for nearly 40 years and was a competitive two-man beach player many, many years ago. I have coached special Olympics, middle school, high school, and a number of clubs including SMASH, MGA and Blast. I have coached all ages and had 5 girls from my last 18s team who will play college Volleyball. I enjoy teaching the basics and correct biomechanics of the sport so that players can make big gains while playing. My ultimate goal is to have players find joy in the sport and each other, and continue playing the sport in the future. I enjoy golf, gardening and spending time with my family.

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Coach Keith

24 yrs coaching experience Has Coached both boys and Girls Volleyball. Coach Keith has been helping out coaching the Bryant

University Volleyball team for a few years. He still enjoys playing the game when he has time.

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Coach Nancy

29 yrs of coaching experience Everything in life is situational – Adapt and Overcome. I have been with the Blast Volleyball/Bluefish

Bowl organization for 6 years. I have been involved with volleyball since my junior year of high school as a player, also playing in college and after college in the adult division of USAV. My coaching experience spans, high school, club coaching both boys teams U15 and U18 and girls teams U12-U18, camps, college volleyball at the division 3 level as a second assistant and division 1 as a first assistant. In 2021 I went on to become a certified volleyball official at the high school level in Massachusetts and earned my provisional officiating certification with USAV and AAU officiating club tournaments.

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Coach Jen

Coach Jen spent the 2021 season at Rhode Island College as the associate head women’s volleyball coach after spending the

previous three campaigns as an assistant. She has served as the head coach of Blast Volleyball since 2016. Coach Jen was a standout outside hitter at Worcester State University where she ranks in the top 10 all-time in career kills and is third in digs. She was a First Team All-MASCAC selection as a senior in 2015, while earning Second Team honors as a junior in 2014. She also served as a team captain during her tenure as a Lancer. Coach Jen earned a bachelor’s degree in both communication science and disorders and psychology from Worcester State in 2016. In addition to her coaching duties, she is a speech pathology assistant for the Norton (MA) public school system.

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Coach Morgan

Coach Morgan brings decades of working with youth into his first season at Blast. From dance and music to sports and social

and emotional learning through play, Morgan has a passion for education, character building, and the poetic nature of volleyball. Well-rounded player development, skill building, and sharing enthusiasm for the sport are at the core of what motivates him on the court. When not coaching you can find him playing indoor sixes and beach doubles. Other passions include ceramics, nature, hiking, tea ceremonies, kayaking, cycling, and cooking from scratch.

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Coach Natalie

I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management with a double minor in business and economics as well as

a Masters of Science in Construction Management from Roger Williams University. I currently work as a Project Manager for a mechanical contractor. During my time at Roger Williams, I played on the women’s volleyball team. During my high school years I played for SMASH Volleyball Club and Blast. I also played in multiple USAV Junior Volleyball Beach Tour tournaments and won bids to nationals. I was nominated and included in the 2014 edition of “The Best Volleyball Players of AAU”. I coached for Division 1 high school Prout as an Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Coach for the JV team for two years. This will be my 6th year coaching at Blast. Aside from playing and coaching volleyball, my other hobby is snowboarding.

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Coach Jay

Jay Guinan – 35+ years coaching experience at the Collegiate (Brown, Dean, U BPT, Wheaton), High School (AHS, CHS,

MHS, Milford, Millis, WHS) and Club (Blast, GBVC, MP, MW) levels. National Championship as a player (1997 USAV Men’s BB Gold Division). Coach Guinan’s teams are consistently ranked among the top teams in the region. He has helped multiple players receive scholarships at the collegiate level.

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Coach Diane

I have played numerous sports and I am in my High School Athletic Hall of Fame and my University of Rhode Island Volleyball

Team is in the Hall of Fame too. Played four years on the University of Rhode Island team on scholarship and was named to the All Atlantic 10 Team my senior year. Majored in Physical Education/Coaching and I am currently a Sport Performance and functional Personal Trainer. I retired from Brown University Women’s Volleyball after 25 years and won 3 Ivy Championships. I am married to my best friend, and I have 3 married children and 2 granddaughters. I love reading, working out, playing volleyball, and learning new things. I play the drums and I love spending time with my family.

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Coach Kyle

2 years of college experience and 2 years of coaching experience currently a junior at RIC majoring in finance played Blast for 2

years. Greatest strengths are communication and knowledge of the game. Also coaches premier soccer.