Coaching Staff

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SHEILA BODWAY

Head Coach

Bodway has over fifteen years of Coaching experience.   Originally from Chicago where she played for Morton West High School. Bodway went onto play collegiately at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota where she was a four-year starter, Captain, and MVP. 

 

Her coaching career began in Minnesota at Northern Lights Volleyball club, and Bloomington Jefferson High School.  Upon moving to Florida she joined the coaching staff at Orlando/Tampa Volleyball Academy from 2013 - 2017.  Over her last four club seasons she compiled 260+ wins, and in her last two club season finished 2nd in the nation at AAU Nationals in both the club and Premier divisions.

 

Sheila became head coach at Olympia high school in 2020. 

She has two children. Her daughter Haley played volleyball for Western Kentucky University and her son Jake played basketball for the University of South Florida. 

 

Bodway is certified:  CAP 1 & 2,  AOC head coach 1 & 2,  AOC comprehensive coaching and setting,  IYCA nutrition,  Impact,  SafeSport,  PREPARE,  CPR/AED,  and First Aid. Double goal coaching through the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Email: Bodway.volleyball@gmail.com

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JONNY SPECHT

JV Coach and Varsity assistant

Jonny Specht joins Olympia as a first year coach, heading up the JV team and assisting with Varsity. Specht's playing career spans 12+ years in Iowa.  He played with the 380 Devil Dogs during his high school club career, and spent Three years on the USAV Iowa High Performance travel team.  His collegiate career began at Mount Mercy University before moving to Florida.  His personal training centered around the  Libero/Defensive specialist position and he loves to work with players in the back row. 

Specht was head coach for Spikers a 10u girls team for 2 years, an assistant and defensive coach for the 18u boys 380 Devil Dogs, and an assistant coach for the 17 Elite White girls team with Top Select Volleyball Academy. He says he found his love for coaching because from being able to teach younger generations the sport that he fe;l in love with.  He enjoys watchin payers grow as athletes, students and a people. He can't wait to get started!

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LORISSA KING

Assistant Coach

King is a Olympia High School Volleyball Alumni giving back her talents to he alma mater. 

King was a setter during her career playing with the Orlando Volleyball Academy (OVA) before going on to play her collegiate career at Wofford College. At Wofford she acheived an impressive 3000 assists!

 

In here own words: I love this game so incredibly much and have been around it my whole life. I just don't think I can stay away and happy to return to the place that played such a meaningful role in my career.  Playing since 5th grade made me acquire a great amount of knowledge for the game and I would love to share that with other girls. I love to  help make aspiring players better. I am motivated  to make this sport fun and enjoyable just like it was for me. I want to do everything I can to take this team farther than I ever went! Passion is energy :)