Meet our Coaching Staff West

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BRITTANY CENTORBI

Director of Volleyball

Volleyball Coaching Positions

  • Twinsburg High School JV/Assistant Varsity Coach 2015

  • Willetts Middle School (Brunswick) 7th grade 2016

  • Willetts Middle School (Brunswick) 8th grade 2017

  • Maverick Volleyball Club 13’s 2015

  • Maverick Volleyball Club 16’s 2016

  • Brunswick High School JV Coach 2018

Playing Experience

  • North Royalton High School

  • Maverick Volleyball Club

  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

  • Ohio University Club Volleyball (National Tournament- 1st Place 2013)
     

Education

  • BS in Education (Integrated Mathematics), Ohio University

  • Masters in Educational Leadership, Baldwin Wallace University

EMILY DUHN

Emily Duhn is an 8th grade volleyball coach at Garfield Heights Middle School. She played at Independence High School, on JO club teams including Cleveland Volleyball Company and Vertical Elite Volleyball Company, as well as on Hiram College Club Volleyball and adult competitive sand leagues. Emily has her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and 4th & 5th Grade Generalist Endorsement.

NICOLLE JENNY

Nicolle Jenny coached 8th grade girl’s volleyball at Brunswick Middle School (2020) and Columbia Middle School (2016) This will be her 4th year as a DG Warrior’s coach. She has been playing competitive and recreational volleyball since 2007. She played volleyball at Columbia High School all 4 years along with JO at Spirit Volleyball Club. Nicolle still plays competitive adult sand volleyball, along with reffing. 

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Education:
Columbia High School (2015)
Lorain County Community College studying Criminal Justice (2015-2017)

MEGHAN CUPACH

Meghan Cupach has been playing competitive and recreational volleyball since 2005. She played at Saint Ambrose, Lake Erie Elite, Brunswick Slam, Southwest Volleyball Club, Holy Name High School and with Cleveland Volleyball Company.  She returned to

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St. Ambrose in 2019 to coach 8th grade girls’ volleyball. She is also currently an OHSAA Volleyball Official and spent three years as a Volleyball CYO scorer. Meghan is a graduate of Holy Name and received her B.B.A. in Finance from Ohio University in 2018.

HOLLY ACKLIN-AHLMAN

 I have played volleyball my whole life. Starting in grade school all the way through my adult life.
Starting at St. Richard School, St. Joseph Academy, Cleveland Volleyball Company and Millersville University. After graduating college I played in many recreation leagues with a focus on sand volleyball leagues up until my adult career. Once we started our family, I shifted my focus onto coaching.

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Graduated with a BA in Environmental Science, Major Earth studies and focus on Atmospheric Sciences, Minor in Geology and Sociology. 

Currently working as the Sales Director for our family business that manufactures and sells artificial plants and trees internationally. 

I started to coach CYO volleyball for St. Mary’s Berea in 2018, when my oldest daughter Giada started volleyball in 3rd grade. I still currently Head Coach for one of the 6th grade teams and lead them to the playoffs in the CYO Tournament this year! Starting the summer of 2021 I assumed the role of Assistant Coach for 3rd Grade St. Mary’s team, where my youngest daughter Pia started her volleyball journey.


I joined DG Warriors in 2020, assisting for 11R Westside where I became the Head Coach and finished the season at OVR’s in Columbus. I now Head Coach for 12R Westside. I look forward to a successful and challenging season ahead!

When I am not playing volleyball I enjoy running around with our children, my husband Ryan and our fur baby Otis. We have all mastered (including Otis) water volleyball in our pool and enjoy four wheeling, jet skiing, snow tubing and going to our families lake home to enjoy a break from the craziness of life.

BRITTANY ORTIZ

Director of Player &
Coach Development

  • Club Tryouts Coordinator

  • Summer & Training Camps
    Coordinator

  • Private Lessons Coordinator

  • Coach & Player Development –
    East, South & West Side

Brittany is a mom to five kids, ages 3-15. She relocated back to her hometown of Akron in October of 2020 after living in Houston, TX for 12 years. She has a passion for coaching and teaching young girls to apply decision making not only in the game of volleyball but in everyday life. 

Volleyball Coaching Experience

  • DG Warriors (3 years) 16’s American 2022-2023

  • DG Warriors (1 year) 14's National 2021-2022

  • Archbishop Hoban High School JV Head/Varsity Assistant 2005-2007

  • KYV Volleyball Club, Texas 2010-2013

  • Fairfield Volleyball Club, Texas 12’s 2019

Playing Experience

  • Archbishop Hoban High School

  • Thiel College

  • North Texas Region Volleyball

  • Summit Sports & Social


Certifications:

  • CPI Certified

  • Impact

  • CPR

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DIANA FORD

Volleyball Coaching Positions 

  • Miami University Head Coach

  • Capital University Head Coach

  • Bexley High School Head Coach

  • Illinois State University Assistant
    Coach Graduate Assistant

  • Otterbein College Head Coach

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Woman USA Volleyball Team in Dayton

  • Solon High School JV Volleyball Coach 2012 & 2013

  • Hawken Upper School JV Volleyball Coach 2010 & 2012

  • Sports Imports Volleyball Camps at Wright State University (US Men's Team training at Wright State)

Volleyball Referee

  • Former Big Ten Conference

  • Former MidAmerican Conference

  • Ohio Athletic Conference and NAIA Volleyball Referee thru Fall 2009

  • Baldwin Wallace, John Carroll, Case Western, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College

  • Former OHSAA Volleyball Official

  • Former USA National Volleyball Official (Among first six women in US & first in Region)
     

Recognition

  • OHSAA Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame

  • Big Ten Conference Whistle of Pride Award

Volleyball Related Positions

  • First Chairman of OHSAA Volleyball Board

  • Organized OHSAA State Volleyball Coaches Clinics

  • Miami University Athletic Board for the Sport of Volleyball

  • Wright State University Volleyball Coaching Classes for area high school coaches

  • On-court volunteer, 1996 Olympics, 4 weeks in Atlanta

Playing Experience

  • Fairmount West High School

  • Ohio State University

  • USVBA Volleyball Team in Columbus

Education

  • BS in Physical Education, The Ohio State University

  • Masters in Education, Illinois State University

  • OHSAA Coaching Clinics, 2010-2013

  • Workshops: Doug Beal, Mick Haley, Mary Jo Peppler, etc.

LISA GROSS

Volleyball Coaching Positions

  • Strongsville Recreation Program (2017)

  • St Ambrose (2018)
     

Playing Experience

  • St Ambrose CYO (4th - 8th Grades)

  • Brunswick High School (9th Grade until injury)

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Education

  • Brunswick High School

  • University of Akron

EILEEN CUPACH

Eileen Cupach was a CYO vollyeball coach for 13 years and served as the CYO Volleyball Director for four. She refereed volleyball matches for six years and from 2012-2015 organized volleyball skills clinics. She played volleyball for St. Augustine Academy and then went on to study nursing at Cuyahoga Community College.

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ESZTER EKES

I played volleyball and basketball from 4th grade through high school, and after graduating, I played professional volleyball for years with great achievements. When my daughter was born, I turned my focus to my family, we moved to the US, and I became a registered  nurse. I enjoy teaching children the skills and fundamentals of the sport, and I hope they learn to enjoy the game while they work to become the player they want to be.

Coaching Experience:

CYO coach for St Mary Berea for the past 3 years, coached 7th, 8th, and currently coaching the 4th grade team

skills development coach in Hungary for 10 and  under for a couple of years

 

Playing Experience:

I started playing volleyball in 4th grade, I played the Hungarian U14, U16 and U18, then played for the National team in 2005, 2006. Won the Hungarian Cup and runner up in the Championship finals in 2006.

 

Graduated Cuyahoga Community College in 2015, earned  BSN in Nursing at Cleveland State University, and  currently working as an RN.