Coaches

Staff

The Hurricane Volleyball Club coaches have extensive knowledge of high level volleyball through playing or coaching, most of them at the collegiate level or higher. All of the coaches have at least the minimum IMPACT volleyball coaching certification required by USA Volleyball and remain current with their yearly coaching course requirements for the Amateur Athletic Union. Our coaches are dedicated to building each individual player’s skills and developing team strategies beyond what is normally available in school programs. They are passionate about high level volleyball, bringing out the best in each athlete, and creating a family atmosphere where each player feels accepted and encouraged to work hard to be the best they can be.

 

Christopher Zimmerman

Director of Hurricane Volleyball, Head Coach 15U Adidas Team
Chris Zimmerman is the Director of Hurricane Volleyball (affectionately referred to as the Grand Poobah).  Coach Chris started his volleyball career in junior high overseas.  He played in the International Juniors Program throughout high school.  He continued to play at a high level in both indoor and beach volleyball until he left for college.  He played for the University of Oklahoma and the United States Air Force Team out of OKC.  After leaving the Air Force, he continued to play high level beach volleyball throughout Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma.  He played for high level corporate sponsored teams for years until he retired from playing in the late 1990’s.  Several years ago he brought his daughter to watch the daughters of some old friends play at the USAV National Championship in Miami Beach, and it was enough to spark her desire to play.  He started coaching his daughter and her team five years ago.  While coaching the girls, he noticed there were not any affordable juniors programs for young people to play volleyball who may not be in the best financial situation.  After about a year of planning, Hurricane Volleyball was born in the Fall of 2010.  Coach Chris enjoys bringing his love of the game, both indoor and beach, to all young people wanting to play competitive volleyball.

 

Lisa Moreau

Assistant Coach of the 17U Adidas Team
Coach Lisa is very passionate about volleyball.  Born and raised in Massachusetts, she coached at the local volleyball camp while in high school and officially started her coaching career at the age of 19 at her high school alma mater.  She realized how much she loved coaching volleyball and decided to major in Exercise Science (pre-med with a focus on exercise) at UMass, Amherst. This allowed her to become even more proficient in coaching high level volleyball.  She received her B.S. in Exercise Science in 1998.  She coached the Women’s Varsity Div III program at Fitchburg State College and the Men’s Div I Club Team at UMass, Amherst where she brought the program to 24th in the nation (previously never ranked).  She was honored to be selected as Head Coach of the Women’s West Open Level Team twice at the Baystate Games (the Massachusetts State Olympics).  She has coached all ages and levels of people and teams from young children in elementary school to adults at the Open level.  She’s enjoyed learning from and coaching with many top coaches and players including Pat Powers (Olympic Gold Medalist and former USC head coach), Brian Gimmillaro (Misty May’s coach at Long Beach State), Al Scates (UCLA men’s coach for 50 years), Doug Beal (former USA National Team Coach and current USAV CEO), and many more.  She was also honored to serve as a Board Member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts and gladly served on the Special Events Committee there.  She and her family moved to Florida in January 2009. Current Girls and Boys Head Coach at American Heritage School.  She has been with Hurricane Volleyball as a volunteer coach since March 2012.

 

Patrick Moreau

Head Coach of the 17U Adidas Team
Patrick was recognized as a Massachusetts All-State Volleyball Player twice while in high school at Boston Latin Academy. He dominated as a middle hitter and blocker for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Division I Club Team, and was a major component to the team becoming nationally ranked in the 1996-1997 season. His current USAV player level is B+/BB (Elite Level just below Open/International Level). He won a Men’s Open Level Volleyball Gold Medal in 2004 at the Baystate Games (the Massachusetts State Olympics). He has instructed at clinics, one alongside Doug Beal, and has been coaching club volleyball for over seven seasons. He loves bringing his hard work ethic, Division I expertise, and great sense of humor to his team.