John Turner – Executive Director
- John Turner graduated from Lamar University in August of 1984
- Assistant Coach at Friendswood High School – 1984-85
- Head Coach @ Channelview High School – 1985-89; Record at Channelview – 132-38,
- UIL State Finalists two years in a row @ Channelview HS – 88’ & 89
- Head Coach @ Baytown Lee High School – 1989-91; Record at Baytown – 45-20
- Assistant Coach @ Lamar University – 1991-92
- Assistant Coach @ Alvin High School – 1992-93
- Head Coach @ Pearland High School – 1993 – 2017 – Record at PHS– 629-210
- Coach Turner has never had a losing season as a head coach in his career.
- Director of the Nation’s Largest High School Volleyball Tournament – 1997- Current
- Helped raise over $250,000.00 towards the fight against Cancer – Donations have been made to MD Anderson Cancer Center & Texas Children’s Hospital of Houston. Donations were also made to the PISD Education Foundation.
- Coaches high school and collegiate volleyball for the past 35 years
- Coached USAV Volleyball for 26 years
- Head Coach/Founder – Club Texas 18 Elite – 9 years
- Junior Olympic Qualifier for Nationals – 7 times
- TGCA East All-Star Coach – 1989’ & 2000
- GHVCA All-Star Head Coach – South Team – 2013
- All-Time Career Coaching Record: 806-268 (32 years)
- TGCA All-State Players: 18
- TGCA East All-Star Players – 13
- TGCA Academic All-State Players: 107
- Coached his team to District Championships: 15 out of 32 years
- Coached his teams to the playoffs: 29 out of 32 years
- Coached 13 District MVP’s – 1989-2014
- Named Lone Star Region Coach of the Year for USAV: 1991
- District Coach of the Year – 16 times for Districts 19-4A/21-5A/22-5A/23-5A
- Coach Turner earned his 800th career win in 2017 against Alief Hastings HS. He joins a small elite group of coaches throughout the state that have attained this honor.
- Coach Turner has helped over 250 female and male athletes in high school/club volleyball with obtaining collegiate volleyball scholarships
- Executive Director of GHVCA (Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association) – 2011 – Current
Jenny Adcock – President – Stratford High School
Jenny Adcock is in her 20th year of coaching and teaching. She played volleyball and ran track in high school in Louisiana and graduated from Texas A&M with undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science and Genetics. In 2020, Jenny will graduate from Concordia University with a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. For 20 years, she has coached club volleyball and high school.
To start her career, Jenny spent three years as the Varsity Coach of Allen Academy, where she led the Lady Rams to three undefeated District Championships and one TAPPS 2A State Championship in 2002. She was selected as the 2002 District Coach of the Year and a 2003 TAPPS All-Star coach. While at Stratford High School as an assistant coach (2004-2010), Jenny led her sub-varsity teams to a district record of 79-1 and enjoyed learning from local legend Becky Palermo. She transferred to Memorial High School in 2010 and spent three years working for another seasoned veteran, Beth Gammill. While at SHS and MHS, Jenny served on the TGCA sub-varsity committee (4 years), was a clinician at the 2012 TGCA Satellite Clinic in Houston, and in 2013 was selected as a GHVCA All-Star Assistant Coach. Jenny took over the program at Clements High School in the fall of 2013 and led the program to two consecutive playoff appearances before returning to the helm of Stratford in 2016.
As head coach of the Lady Spartans, she has seen her program make playoffs, graduate four collegiate volleyball players (Pitt, University of Delaware, Southern New Hampshire, and Glenville State), and grow into the largest girls’ program on campus. She has spoken at the THSCA Coaches Convention, serves on the AVCA High School Leadership Council, and is an Assistant Campus Athletic Director for Stratford.
Tommie Lynne Sledge – Vice-President – Lake Creek High School
Tommie Lynne is in her 11th year of teaching and coaching. She played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track in high school. From there Tommie went on to play volleyball and softball at Hill College where she meet her husband of 11 years.
Tommie Lynne graduated from Sam Houston state with a kinesiology and health degree. While at Sam Houston she won a scholarship for academics in Kinesiology. She has 2 amazing children Kolby and Taylor.
Tommie began at Oak Ridge as the varsity assistant under Janet Tingle who after 27 years retired in 2007. Tommie Sledge is the 3rd coach to ever run the volleyball program at Oak Ridge High School that opened in 1982. In 2014 Tommie Lynne Sledge was voted coach of the year for district 16-6A.
Karen Paxton – Secretary – Katy High School
Sue Berg – Board Member – Second Baptist School
Sue Berg began coaching volleyball at Second Baptist School in 1994. Berg has won four state championships with the Eagles (1998, 2002, 2003 and 2007), has been state runner-up twice (2001 and 2005) and finished in the final four twice (1999 and 2006).
She is a graduate of Clear Lake High School, where she was a letter winner in both volleyball and basketball. In her time playing volleyball at Clear Lake, she won two state volleyball championships and lead the Falcons to a 131-2 record in four years. She was named to all-state in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
She played college volleyball at The University of Texas where she was a captain and All-American on the 1988 national championship team. She led Texas to a combined 40-0 record in the Southwest Conference and ranks second in the Longhorn record books with 3,204 career assists.
Throughout her years at Second Baptist School, she has taught upper school math, Bible and physical education. Berg is currently Assistant Athletic Director at Second Baptist School. She has two children who currently attend SBS, Tyler ‘24 and Josie ’27.
Whitney Daniel – Board Member – Shadow Creek High School
Coach Whitney Daniel is in her 5th year as a science teacher/coach and her 2nd year as a head coach at Shadow Creek HS. She played volleyball and basketball in high school and earned a volleyball scholarship to play at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY where they made three NCAA tournament appearances. She received her bachelors in science degree in Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy. She is currently working on getting her master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Educational Leadership.
Her coaching career started at Channelview High School where she was an assistant track coach as well as the head coach of the Anthony Aguirre Junior High volleyball program. She then continued her coaching at Pearland High School where she was the varsity volleyball assistant under John Turner and an assistant basketball coach for two years.
After learning a lot and being a part of a successful program at Pearland that made multiple playoff runs, Whitney took the opportunity in 2016 to open Shadow Creek High School and start their volleyball program as head coach. In her first two years as head coach at Shadow Creek, her girls have made it to the playoffs and were Bi-District Champions and Area Finalists for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
In 2016 she was named as one of AVCA’s Top 30 Under 30 high school coaches. Also, in 2016-2017 season picked as one of GHVCA’s All Star Assistant Coaches. Whitney is happily married to her supportive husband, Royce Daniel.
Morgan Hunter – Board Member – Foster High School
Morgan Hunter is in her 10th year of teaching and coaching. She played volleyball, basketball, softball, and ran track in high school. She then went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a degree in Kinesiology with a Math minor. Morgan moved to the Houston area to start her teaching and coaching career. She was the varsity assistant for four years at Pearland Dawson and is now the head volleyball coach at Foster High School. In her five seasons as head coach at Foster, the team advanced to the regional semi-finals (2018), second round of play-offs ( 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015).
In 2017 Morgan was named as one of AVCA’s Top 30 Under 30 high school coaches. She was also voted as District 27-5A coach of the year in 2017. Morgan has been married for three years to John Paul and has a one year old son, Hudson.
Sarah Paulk – Board Member – Friendswood High School
Coach Paulk will begin her 5th season at Friendswood High School in the fall of 2020 and her 15th season coaching. In 2019 Paulk’s team was crowned Regional Champions and took a trip back to the state tournament. For the third year in a row they were undefeated district champions also. She was named GHVCA coach of the year and a TGCA All star coach.
In 2018 Paulk led the Mustangs to the Regional finals and completed an undefeated district season as well. She was named Galveston County coach of the year for her efforts. In 2017 Paulk led the Mustangs to an undefeated district championship as well as the regional quarterfinal round of playoffs. She was also named the 24-6A Coach of the year.
In her first season with the Mustangs, she led them to a 6A playoff berth for the first time in school history.
Prior to coming to FHS Sarah was at Manvel HS where she spent three seasons. She led the Mavericks to the 6A state playoffs in all three seasons and also placed 10 members on the first team all district squad. In her last year at Manvel her team advanced to the Area round of playoffs. Prior to Manvel she spent 7 seasons at Pearland High School where she helped lead PHS to the playoffs in all 7 seasons.
Coach Paulk is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she played volleyball. She is a two time all conference player and the 2004 ACC tournament Most Valuable Player. Before Maryland she played volleyball, basketball, and softball at Pearland High School. Sarah also holds a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Lamar University. She resides in Friendswood with her husband, 9 year old daughter, and 5 year old son.
Carrie Schneider – Board Member – Jersey Village High School
Article I. Name of Association
The name of this association shall be the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association, herein referred to as the GHVCA.
Article II. Object of GHVCA
The objective of the GHVCA shall be to maintain the highest:
Section 1 – The members of GHVCA will help maintain the highest possible standards for the volleyball coaching profession in the State of Texas. By working together the association will set higher standards for improvements throughout all female athletics.
Section 2 – GHVCA will provide a governing body that will enable coaches to seek out sources of information that will enhance their ability to become better coaches through these resources provided by GHVCA.
Section 3 – GHVCA will provide volleyball coaches an avenue to address problems they are experiencing with their perspective school, athletes, fans, and officials by issuing written concerns to the board of the association.
Section 4 – GHVCA will be a representative to all its members with regard to any viewpoints concerning legislation with the UIL, Legislative Council, and with the State Board of Education.
Article III. Members of GHVCA
The membership of GHVCA shall be composed of active and honorary members.
Section 1 – Active Members shall be those persons who are actively coaching girls’ volleyball at the elementary, middle, junior high, and high school throughout the greater Houston area. Any active member who leaves the coaching field shall automatically become an inactive member and will no longer be a member by the end of the school year.
Section 2 – Honorary Members –The GHVCA Board of Directors may present honorary memberships to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of girls athletics. Honorary members shall be eligible to vote or hold an office in GHVCA.
Section 3 – A member shall be defined by the GHVCA as either active or honorary patron that is current with their annual dues and in the greater Houston area.
Article IV. Dues and Fees
Section 1 – Annual membership dues shall cover the period from June 1st to May 31st of the following year. The annual fee will be $45.00 per person. The cost of the annual membership plus the “first of the year meeting/clinic” will be $85.00.
Section 2 – Membership dues must be current each calendar year in order to qualify themselves and their athletes for a GHVCA honor or award.
Section 3 – The fiscal year of the GHVCA shall be from June 1st to May 31st.
Article V. Officers of GHVCA
Section 1 – Officers – The officers of GHVCA shall be comprised of the Executive Director, a president, a vice-president, a treasurer, and a secretary.
Section 2 – Qualifications for an Officeholder – In order to qualify for any office all members must be in good standing with the GHVCA as defined in the bylaws.
Section 3 – Terms of Office –Officers shall serve for one year or until their successors are elected. No officer shall serve for consecutive terms in the same office.
Section 4 – Vacancy in Office –A vacancy in the office of president shall be filled by the vice president. A vacancy in the office of vice president shall be filled by the treasurer. A vacancy in the office of treasurer or secretary shall be filled by a GHVCA board appointed member.
Section 5 – The members of the GHVCA Board of Directors will be a permanent appointed position. The board is comprised of the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, executive director and other appointed members.
Section 6 – All board members will be asked to assist with the officers of GHVCA to promote and enhance the proposed policies that will be presented to the UIL and Legislative Council by the association members.
Section 7 – Any committees that are organized within GHVCA will be governed by the president of the GHVCA.
Article VI. Nominations and Elections of Officers
Section 1 – Nominations will be taken at the March meeting at which time the board of directors will vote on each office by hand/ballot unless only one person is nominated then there will be a voice vote at that time.
Article VII. Attendance at Meetings by the Board and its Officers
Section 1 – Board members and officers are required to attend all meetings called by the President or Executive Director of the GHVCA.
Section 2 – If any member or officer of the Board of Directors with voting privileges granted by the bylaws of the GHVCA misses one scheduled Board of Directors meeting in a GHVCA calendar year (June 1st to May 31st), the member or officer will be required to submit to the president, in writing, the reason for the absence. The notice must be submitted within one week of the absence. Should additional meetings/events be missed, the board member/officer will be subject to removal for not performing his/her duties as established by the bylaws of GHVCA.
Section 3 – There will be three GHVCA meetings, an All Star event, a clinic, and a preseason honoree social that every board member is expected to attend. These events will be held in June (preseason selections), August (honoree social), December (All Star selections and prep), February (All Star Games), March (clinic prep), and May (clinic). Each specific meeting/event date will be determined at the June meeting for the upcoming year.
Article VIII – All-Star Selection Policies (Players & Coaches)
- The nominated athlete must be a senior in good standing with their high school program.
- Coaches can nominate up to four players per school. The deadline for the nominations to be submitted to the GHVCA will be the final day of district certification set by the UIL for each calendar year.
- There can be up to four players named from each school to the all-star teams.
- The nominated player must have been selected to their perspective All-District 2nd Team or better to qualify for the all-star team.
- Players and coaches will be selected from high schools located in the Greater Houston Area deemed by the GHVCA. All classifications (IA thru 6A) and private schools will be included in the selection pool process.
- All nominating coaches for the All-Star Tournament must be active members of the GHVCA.
- The GHVCA Board will select 4 teams for the annual all-star event. The name of each all-star team will be the following: Houston North, Houston South, Houston East, and Houston West.
- The number of players selected by the GHVCA Board to each of the all-star teams will be 10. The breakdown of positions that will be selected is as follows: (2) Setters; (3) Middle Blockers; (3) Outside Hitters; (2) DS/Liberos; there will be a total of (10) alternates selected in the event that some all-star selections decline to play.
- The GHVCA Board will select eight coaches to be honored as outstanding coaches in the greater Houston area. They will be assigned an All Star team and will also be an honored presenter at the All Star clinic, which will precede the All Star games. Each honored coach will be given an honorary membership (if not a current member) from February to May 31st of that year.