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.
Head Prep Volleyball Coach
Born in Hialeah, Florida and attended Saint Leo University played for the Lions at an Outside Attacker from 2018- 2021 and helped lead the Lions to the 2019 NCAA South Region Championship as a starting Outside, part of the first Saint Leo volleyball team to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. Graduated Criminal Justice Major with minors in Marketing and Sport Sales in May 2022. She enjoys photography and reading. This is her second season with RADD Volleyball.
Prep Volleyball Assistant Coach
Born on July 13 in Tampa, daughter of Billy and Patricia Turner she has one sister, Christine. Her father played football at Florida State while a pair of cousins competed in football at Duke (Danny Doyle) and USF (Zach Hudson). Played her high school ball for Kesha Lindo at Gaither High and posted the highest hitting percentage in the district as a senior. Brooke was named Best Offensive Player and earned the Volleyball MVP Award as a sophomore. Played club in the local Tampa area. She continued her volleyball career in college at Saint Leo University. She chose Saint Leo because it’s a beautiful school and the people made her feel very welcome and comfortable. She finished her final season in November 2021. Brooke helped lead the Lions to the 2019 NCAA South Region Championship as a starting Outside, part of the first Saint Leo volleyball team to advance to the NCAA Elite Eight. Also during her time at Leo she was a member of Saint Leo University President's Club Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.
Head Developmental Volleyball Coach
My name is Payton Bellano, I am twenty-one years old, and I am currently a student attending Saint Leo University for my fourth, and final year of school. I am also the libero on the Saint Leo Women's volleyball team. I have always been excited to coach at any stage because of the level of excitement it brings to young athletes. Giving growing minds an amazing, team-building sport to focus on, is something to take advantage, and be proud of, and I love being a part in that process. I have been playing volleyball for the past twelve years of my life, and I have coached for about four of them. I have coached indoor, and beach volleyball, and I was the RADD U15 Elite coach last spring. My experience shows through my coaching, and I love that I get to share that with all athletes I work with!