Meet the Team

Meet our team of passionate Coaches! Each individual is special in their own way and most importantly: they care about your child's growth! When your child jumps for joy of being able to perform a skill seemingly impossible before, that's when we all get our reward!

We are excited to welcome new coaches to our Thunderbolt Family!!


Jadwiga Graham

Program Director, Coach

9-12, 13-15 Boys and Girls

Originally from Poland, former player in High School and College, over 10 years of coaching experience in St. Louis and St. Charles area, extremely passionate about volleyball and young athlete's development.

"I believe foundation skills are a catalyst to an energetic, fun, fast moving game! Ball handling is #1, then everything else falls in place. What I enjoy the most is when I make a right call about the player's position (even if the player does not believe in her or himself) and later, the player discovers the power within herself and carries pride on their face! It's an amazing feeling! I love seeing a positive impact on players!"


Brian Taylor

Coach, 13-15 Boys and Girls

Played recreational volleyball for past several years. Coached 8-14 years old girls and boys recreational leagues for past four years. Coached one team to a league championship. Brian loves presenting challenges for youth and seeing them work hard to achieve their goals.
"I love seeing young athletes make progress in their abilities and love for the sport. Sports teach youth great lessons on life and prepare them for the challenges they will face throughout life. I love being a catalyst for that experience."
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Brandy Larson

Coach, 13-15 Girls

Former captain, setter, and all American for her Varsity High School State Championship team, which placed Nationally two years in a row! Brandy is an extremely cheerful coach with 5 years of experience, known for her excellent setting and serving skills.

"I love the game of Volleyball and look forward to watching that love develop in younger players."

Privately, Brandy and her family of 5, love to travel and are always on the lookout for their next adventure! Her adventurous self, brings the passion to the volleyball court!!


Amy Sowinski

Coach, 13-15 Girls

Former High School player, current adult co-ed indoor and sand league player. Former Head JV Volleyball Coach and Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach at Ocoee High School in Ocoee, FL. Known for serving strength, passionate about teaching good court communication and proper footwork. Eager to help young players refine skills to earn that spot on their desired team.

Jacquelyn Bruno

Jacquelyn Bruno

Coach, 9-12 Girls

Jacquelyn played volleyball all through High School as both an Outside and Middle Hitter and played club/travel volleyball for 7 years. After graduating High School, she couldn’t give the sport up and continues to play in various leagues, both indoor and sand!

"I have been lucky enough to help run various volleyball camps in the St. Louis area and have coached a 10 Youth team before. Aside from volleyball, I also teach sixth grade and am incredibly passionate about helping young individuals achieve their goals. I am most excited to help players learn the foundational skills of volleyball and to help them grow as team players! Volleyball has helped me grow so much as a person and I can’t wait to share my love for this sport with others!"


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