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DG Warriors Volleyball Coaching Staff

Deborah Wordell, Director of Volleyball
Ken Uveges, Assistant Director of Volleyball
Diana Ford
Jason Hutchison
Jenna Schmidt
Jessica Mazanetz
Ian Thome
Meg Albright
Taylor Burns
Brittany Dye
JB Miller

Deborah Wordell

Deborah Wordell
Director of Volleyball

Phone: 440-223-2146

Member of James A. Garfield Athletic Hall of Fame (Inducted 2008)

Hiram College Player - 4 years
• Member of Hiram College Athletic Hall of Fame (Inducted 2000)

HS Head Coach - 11 years
• James A. Garfield HS
• Lutheran HS East
• Twinsburg HS

Athletic Director - 3 years
• Lutheran HS East

Ursuline College Head Coach - 6 years

USAV Club Director and Head Coach - 13 years

Head Coach USA Team - International Children's Games - Cleveland (2006)


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Ken Uveges


Coaching – Youth Sports Leadership
• St. Rita CYO Volleyball coach – 6 years
• The Academy Volleyball Club (AVC) – 2 years
• Ignite Volleyball Club – 1 year
• Co-Director: Bainbridge Invitational Swimming – 10 years

• Business Owner – 19 years
• Married – Three Daughters
• Past member of St. Rita Church Parish Council and Parish Council President
• Eucharistic minister – St. Rita Parish

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Diana Ford

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)

• 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

• 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.

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Coaching Experience
• DG Warriors coach – 1 year
• DG Warriors assistant coach - 1 year
• St. Joan of Arc CYO Volleyball coach – 2 years
• Kenston Community Education (KCE) coach – 3 years

• Married with two children; a daughter and a son
• Works for Marcus Thomas LLC


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Jenna Schmidt




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Jessica Mazanetz

Jessica Mazanetz

Played 4 years Volleyball and Basketball - Crestwood HS

Played 1 year Volleyball and 4 years Basketball - Hiram College

HS Asst. VB Coach - 1 year
• Twinsburg HS
• Crestwood HS

HS Head VB Coach - 3 years
• Parma HS
• Springfield HS

College Assistant VB Coach - 1 year
• Hiram College

USAV Head Coach - 8 years


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Ian Thome

Ian Thome

Volleyball Coach - Bedford City Schools
• 9th grade 2001 - 2005
• Junior Varsity/Varsity 2005 - 2006
• 7th & 8th grade 2006 – 2011 & 2013-2015

Swimming Coach - Bedford City Schools
• Girls and Boys Assistant Varsity 2001 – 2004
• Girls and Boys Head Varsity 2004 – 2011

• Math Teacher - Bedford City Schools, 15 years
• Married - Two children, Elliot & Alex


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Meg Albright

Meg Albright

St. Rita's | 2005-2007
NDCL High School | Libero | 2007-2011
Aurora Volleyball Club | Libero | 2007-2010

Miami University '14 Alumna
Wardrobe Stylist and Zestive Consultant
Engaged and have a 2 year old puppy named Henry


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Taylor Burns


Coach Taylor is in her 2nd year as a DG coach. She was a 4 year starter at Baldwin Wallace and brings additional assets as she is a trainer and a great role model for young girls!

Playing Experience:
Position-All around with a specialty in Outside Hitting and Defense
Played at Black Swamp Volleyball Club for 9 years
Continued to play 4 more years at Baldwin Wallace University and was captain for 3 years
Earned Rookie of the year(2010), All Tournament Team Player (2010), 2x Most Inspirational Player (2011 & 2012) , Coaches Award (2013), Jacket Scholar Award (2013), Gardeners Academic All-OAC (2013).
Record Holder Rankings at BW: 8th All-Time Most Aces in a Career, 10th All-Time Most Aces in a Season and 10th All-Time Most Digs in a Career.

Coaching Experience:
Coached 3 years at Black Swamp
Coached 12's National Team and won a bid to Reno, Vegas
Last year coached DG Warriors 14's Regional Team

Personal Life:
Personal Trainer
Competed in two bodybuilding competitions in 2015
Rescue Dog Mom
Work at Cleveland Clinic

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Brittany is a Crestwood HS graduate, where she earned 12 varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, & softball, earning first team all league honors in all 3 sports. Played volleyball and basketball at Hiram College for four years earning all NCAC honors in her senior seasons. Britt now coaches volleyball at Crestwood High School, where she has led the Devils to multiple titles including Portage Trail Conference Metro Champs, Div II District Champs, Regional Finalists (elite 8 in the state). For her coaching efforts, she has been selected as the PTC coach of the year 2 times and named the Touchdown Club Coach of the Year for the greater Akron area. Britt is married to her husband Adam and has one son, Heath.

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JB Miller

1990 Female Athlete of the Year, Palmer High School
1989 Member, Colorado State Volleyball Championship Team, Palmer High School
1987 Most Valuable Player, Junior Varsity Volleyball Team, Palmer High School
2014-2015 JV Tennis coach Kenston High School
2014 Assistant Track coach Challenge to Excellence grade school (Land Sharks)
2012-2013 JV Tennis coach Legend High School
2011 Parker Recreation Tennis Instructor (ages 5-12)
2011 JV Tennis coach Legend High School, Barry Riddle Head Coach
1990 #1 Singles player, Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO.
1989 #4 Doubles player, Palmer High School, Colorado Springs, CO
1989 Most Improved Player, Varsity Tennis Team, Palmer High School

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