MEET OUR TEAM
Matt McDonough has more than 25 years of professional experience in the cheerleading industry and has had very broad and unique leadership training experience.Matt spent the first part of his career as a cheerleading instructor and instructor trainer for Varsity Brands, allowing him to impact hundreds of thousands of cheerleaders and coaches across the United States. He has spearheaded camp sales, recruitment teams, and has been a national, regional, and global conference & education presenter/ speaker.Matt conceptualized and managed the development of the athlete management & membership system for the United States All Star Cheerleading Federation, the not-for-profit organization that governs club cheerleading athletes, coaches, and its member companies. Through his work with Varsity, USASF & the International Cheer Union (ICU), he has experience with administration of local, national, multi-national, & world championship events and conferences.Over the last 12 years, Matt has been assisting in the international growth of cheer and development of the ICU, the world governing body for the sport of cheer that achieved provisional Olympic status in 2016.This relationship has provided Matt with a wide range of experiences, from assisting in the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics, to growing cheer as a business through consulting, educational program development, training coaches & athletes in more than 60 countries, event video production & content development for live venue and Olympic Channel broadcasts.Matt was honored to have been elected to the ICU World Governing Council, where he has had the pleasure of serving for the past 8 years.
Ronnie Outen was a two-time Junior College All-American who transferred to and played for Division I-A West Virginia University in Morgantown.After graduating from WVU, he started his professional basketball career in Malta in 1993, where he led the league in scoring. The next year, he signed a two-year contract to play in Montepastore, Italy, and in 1996, played for the Newcastle Lions in England,and followed that by playing for the Yakima Sun kings in the Continental Basketball Assn. (CBA) before being released and finishing out the 1997 season with Champville in the country of Lebanon.Ronnie continued his career in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1998, where he won a Swedish league championship, and played the final three years of his career back in Lebanon, where he led the league in scoring one season and won a Lebanese league title with Kharaba Zouk.He retired from competitive basketball in 2002 and moved to Florida, where he spent several years as a stay-at-home dad before becoming a Realtor with Buyer Resource Realty in 2005 and with Hoffman and Hoffman Realty in Tampa.Ronnie became a substitute teacher in Hillsborough County Schools in 2006, where he began coaching in the New Tampa area, first at Liberty Middle School and then as an assistant coach at Freedom High. He then was offered a full-time position at Bartels K-8 School, where he became the head basketball coach in 2010. He continued teaching at both Barrels and then at Wharton High until 2013, when he moved to Boston to further his son’s hockey career.While in Boston, Ronnie mentored several young men in the suburb of Worcester and became a personal basketball trainer until he returned to the Tampa Bay area, when he began working at Advent Health Center Ice.Ronnie is excited to join the team at the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus of Pasco County as Director of Basketball and to continue to help young athletes grow as people and basketball players.
Stuart Pearson Campbell is an English-born Scottish former professional footballer and former head coach of the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Stuart assumed that role after the midseason firing of Thomas Rongen in August 2015.As a player, he played as a midfielder between 1996 and 2013 for Leicester City where he played in the English Premier League before moving on loan to Birmingham City and Grimsby Town. He signed with Grimsby on a permanent basis in 2001, and he remained with the club until joining Bristol Rovers in the summer of 2004. Campbell became club captain at Rovers and in 2012 he briefly managed the club on a caretaker basis before leaving the club at the end of the season.At international level, he won 14 caps for the Scotland under-21 team.Stuart and his family have been members of the Wesley Chapel Community for nearly a decade and he is passionate about bringing the European style of player development to the RADDSports programs.
Holly is originally from Bristol, CT, where she attended Bristol Central High School as a three-sport varsity athlete. Holly played basketball, volleyball, and track & field and received the following accolades — 12 varsity letters, All-Academic Team Honors for four years, named to the All-State Team, Senior All-Star team in volleyball (‘99) and track & field (‘99) and All-Conference honors in all three sports (‘97, ’98 & ‘99).She went on to play at the University of New Haven, CT, as a setter, where she was named New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Rookie of the week and was twice named NECC Player of the week. She went to the Elite Eight of the 1999 NCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championships. In 2000 she transferred to play Division I at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, as a setter/ right side where she helped her team go to the 2001 Northeast Conference (NEC) Conference finals and received NEC All-Academic honors (01, 02).Holly Started her coaching career an assistant coach for various volleyball club teams throughout Connecticut until 2007 when she took a short break to start her family. She started back up as a coach in 2012 at the Northwest Volleyball Club and St. Paul Catholic High School (2014-15 seasons). She then moved on to coach at her alma mater Bristol Central High School (for the 2016-18 seasons). She broke the school’s best-ever regular-season record (19-5) and overall record (23-6), and led the team to the quarterfinals of the Connecticut State tournament (‘18 season).In 2014, she also became the Assistant Director of the Bristol Crush Volleyball Club, where she started developmental programs for ages 4-15, as well as a high-performance program. In 2018, her 17U High Performance Travel team earned a bid to nationals by winning the NERVA Open Championships in 2018. The team finished 6th at the Mizuno Boston USA level.Holly has trained many players who have gone on to play at the collegiate level. She is very dedicated to, and passionate about, growing the game of volleyball through the art and science of teaching the fundamentals and biomechanics of the game and to building player and team skills in a fun and competitive environment. Her goal as co-director of RADDSports Volleyball is to build self-confidence in young athletes to not only help them grow into great volleyball players, but also well-rounded individuals, all while developing a love for the game.Holly and her husband Zach Willette were married in 2010 and have 2 sons — Quinn (10) and Evan (8), They reside in St. Petersburg Florida, where she homeschools her two boys, loves spending time with friends and exploring all that the beautiful state of Florida has to offer.
Monica Ewalt joined the Staff at RADDSports as a Co-Director of Volleyball in August of 2021. She brings 19 years of college and club-level training to the RADD family.Coach Monica recently served on the Board of Directors for the Tampa United Volleyball Academy, where she played, coached, and led her teams to multiple bids at the Junior National Championships. She has also become known as one of the top private-lesson instructors in the Tampa Bay area.At the college level, Monica served on the Volleyball staff at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) since 2003 and was named Associate Head Coach in August of 2010. While at HCC, she was selected twice as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year, first in 2009 and again in 2015. She helped guide the HCC Hawks to seven National Championship appearances, five Conference Championships and trained multiple National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Americans. Monica’s dedication and commitment to her players allowed her to help numerous student-athletes gain athletic scholarships to a wide variety of colleges across the country, including NCAA Division I, Division II, and NAIA institutions. As a player, she earned the honor of team captain her sophomore year and led HCC to an appearance in the NJCAA State Championship.Monica also owns her own business, Imagine Your Design, which specializes in signage, apparel, and yard celebrations. In addition, she co-founded a volleyball apparel company that designs and produces volleyball-specific attire. Monica and her husband Luke were married in January of 2016 and have a son, Nico. They reside in Lutz, Florida, where she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Mike Merren, Sports Performance
Michael (Mike) Merren began his career as a Certified Personal Trainer in March of 2008. He has a passion for working with children and teenage athletes and was the Head Personal Trainer for the “Boys Fit for Life” program, while earning his first Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Health Science Studies from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, while also earning a degree in Clinical Massage Therapy from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington.Mike understands the discipline it takes to be a successful athlete. A three-sport varsity athlete in high school (cross country, wresting and baseball); he also was a member of the Rugby Team at Quinnipiac University. In May 2013, Mike earned a second B.S. degree in Athletic Training from Kean University in Union, NJ, and, that same year, began an internship at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, FL, where he worked as an Athletic Trainer assisting athletes of all ages and skill levels, from amateur to professional. While at Wide World of Sports,, Mike also worked as a Massage Therapist for the United Kingdom’s National Track & Field Team. Beginning in the summer of 2014, he became the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the ASA College Football Team in Brooklyn, NY. After the season, he moved back to Florida to work with the Orlando City Soccer Club of Major League Soccer as their pre-season Assistant Athletic Trainer and Massage therapist. Mike also worked as Head Athletic Trainer at AdventHealth Center Ice from January 2017 to June 2022. He also holds a position as Athletic Trainer with the United States National Cheer teams. He serves as Head Athletic Trainer with the Tampa Bay Juniors and is entering his sixth season in this role.He specializes in injury prevention, injury assessment, athlete education, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, and functional training in a variety of sports to help individuals improve and/or return to action. A highly motivated individual offering strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication, character, and leadership, Mike’s extensive athletic training experience offers athletes the highest level of support, athletic education and performance enhancement to help them strive for excellence and develop into professional leaders.Mike is a proud husband to Caitlin and father to two-year old Claire, with a new addition soon to join his growing family in a few months.Certifications & Licensures:
- B.O.C. Certified Athletic Trainer: #2000015502
- Licensed Athletic Trainer with the State of Florida: #AL3817
- Board Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB): #603853-11
- Licensed Massage Therapist with the State of Florida: #MA87773
- Licensed Massage Therapist with the State of New York: #025540-1
- Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT): #E2063155
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): #7248034608
- Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA): #723638101
- Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
- TRX Certified Group Suspension Trainer
- CranioSacral Therapy: Level 2 (CS2)
- Certified by Total Motion Release: Spinal Manipulation
- BLS Instructor: American Heart Association: #01150296073
- CPR/AED & First Aid Certified: American Heart Association
Ray came to Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus as Culinary Manager to oversee the successful opening of our Food and Beverage Department. Ray’s early culinary experience includes Chef in San Diego and Miami Beach before moving to Tampa and being hired on at Busch Gardens. Ray helped open the award-winning Crown Colony Restaurant, worked Corporate and private catering, and managed numerous restaurants, carts, and kiosks within the park. This variety of different venues helped him expand his knowledge of food trends and product selections. Before coming aboard Ray also Managed the Food and Beverage Department at ClearwaterMarine Aquarium, setting the foundation for the future success of the culinary department. Today our Power Alley culinary team led by Ray demonstrates his past successes and provides our guests with food choices beyond that of the average sports center.