Matt McLaughin - 12 Regional Head Coach
Matt McLaughlin has more than 30 years of experience as a volleyball player and coach. He played for USAV adult men's clubs in the Chesapeake Region starting in 1987 and competed at every level from B to AA. He has played at USAV Nationals multiple times. As a coach, Matt led the Loyola College of Baltimore men's club team from 1994-1997 and has coached both boys and girls teams for BRYC.
Tu Phung - 12 Regional Assistant Coach
Tu Phung is a devoted family man who lives in Loudoun County, VA. He has raised 5 children. Three college-educated daughters (2 that played college VB), and 2 sons (1 currently on the NGU Men’s DII VB team) and a Middle School Student).
Tu comes highly dedicated with experience and competitive coaching qualities. He provides disciplined instruction on the court, and occasional surprise pizza deliveries post practice! Tu has had the pleasure of co-coaching with Rob Baily and Jeanne Baily, leading their teams to the National Competition each year! Tu has been coaching for many years, and is IMPACT certified.
Roberto Weigert - 14 National Head Coach
Roberto is originally from Catania, a beautiful city in Sicily, that has a strong tradition in volleyball. He started playing at the age of 11, and for almost twenty years played for various teams in the Italian Volleyball League. While still in Italy, he also had the opportunity to coach both high school and club teams.
Eighteen years ago, Roberto moved to the US to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, where he works as a scientist. He played recreationally for a few years, and when his sons Karam and Kiyan expressed interest in the game, he was very happy to go back to coaching. In 2014, Roberto joined the McLean Volleyball Youth program, where he has been coaching both elementary and middle school boys teams. Last year, he helped the BRYC U14 American team as an assistant coach.
This year Roberto is really thrilled to coach the Boys U14 National team. He finds this as a great opportunity to transmit his great passion for volleyball to the boys. His goal is for them to develop strong technical and tactical skills, to grow as a team, and to learn how to play this game competitively while having fun. He is looking forward to a great season!
Pia Herbolsheimer - 14 National Assistant Coach
Pia Herbolsheimer played volleyball in Finland. She was a middle blocker at the highest level volleyball league for 6 years and also played for the Finnish National Team. She has coached the McLean Youth Boys' Volleyball teams for 2 seasons and the BRYC U14 American and National Teams for two season.s While not on the volleyball court, she works as an oncologist and is a mother of two.
Rita McPheeters - 14 American Assistant Coach
Rita McPheeters moved to the DC area in 1991. She immediately started playing volleyball on various indoor and outdoor league teams, and in grass and sand tournaments, often playing on multiple teams during the same season. For several years, she also played on a USAV club team and was certified as a referee and scorekeeper. She has attended several clinics, including ones offered by George Mason and George Washington Universities. She spent a few seasons coaching boy's and girl's volleyball for a local youth club, with two of her teams winning first place in their age group. Until recently, she played weekly on a Women's indoor league team and substituted for a Fairfax County co-ed team. She plans to rejoin her Women's team after taking a break to deal with knee injuries. As you can see, volleyball is her passion, but she also enjoys cycling, hiking, organizing family vacations, and just being outdoors and staying active. She is married to Bart McPheeters and they have two children who also play on club and high school volleyball teams, which probably isn't surprising since they learned to "pepper" shortly after learning to walk. Coach McPheeters is IMPACT certified and plans to enhance her coaching experience by fulfilling additional certification requirements. She is very excited to be coaching with BRYC this year and for the opportunity to work with such a great group of players.
Rob Baily - Director/15 NATIONAL Co-HEAD COACH
Rob Baily has been involved in the great sport of volleyball for more than 25 years. Starting out as a player on a Club Team in Colorado, Rob earned a scholarship to George Mason University (GMU) where he played in the 1988 Final Four team earning Athletic and Academic All American honors. After graduating from GMU, he continued to compete on top level USA Volleyball clubs on the East Coast in the role player coach and Team Captain. Rob''s teams have competed and placed in the Open Division at Nationals. He also is an avid beach and grass volleyball player with dozens of tournament wins including stops on the Toyota Pro Beach Volleyball tour, USA Grass Nationals, the Mother Lode in Aspen, CO and the Pottstown Rumble (the toughest grass tournament in the country) where he has won 6 times, most recently at the age of 37. His kids have grown up watching the sport and joining in whenever the opportunity has arisen and Rob loves sharing the game with them and other kids who have an interest in volleyball, which is a game for life.
Rob serves as the director for the boys program since helping start it at BRYC for the 2010-11 season. He has a passion for teaching and the desire to give local boys more opportunities to play, coaching U12 and U14 teams since the program was founded.
He is currently IMPACT and CAP I certified.
Khuong Mulvaney - 15 NATIONAL Co-HEAD COACH
Coach Khuong's volleyball career started at age 13 when she was dragged to a clinic with her friend and her friend’s older sister because their mom didn't want them home alone.
Khuong was a setter in high school and also set for her travel club volleyball team, the Mass Patriots, and then recruited to play on the George Washington University's (GW) Women's volleyball team. During her time at GW, she was captain for 2 years, was part of the teams that qualified for NCAAs 3x as well as numerous Atlantic 10 in-season and tournament championship teams. Upon graduation, she played on various competitive USAV / CHRVA women's teams. She has experience coaching athletes ranging from ages 12 to 18, to include coaching boys and girls travel club teams, girls and boys high school and boys rec teams; as well as coaching at various University summer volleyball camps. Khuong's philosophy encompasses valuing teamwork, self responsibility, a commitment to excellence, and believing in a can-do attitude to prove that "anything is possible".
Jennifer Westall - 15s/16s American Head Coach
Jennifer began playing volleyball at age 12 for both her middle school team and club team in Birmingham, Alabama. She was a four-year starter for her high school varsity team, which finished two seasons as State Champions and one season as the runner-up. In her junior year, she was named the MVP of the State Tournament, and in both her junior and senior years she was named to the Alabama All-State Team. She played club volleyball for Sojourners, traveling to nationals with two of those teams.
Jennifer received a full scholarship to Samford University in Birmingham from 1994-1998, where she was a team captain her junior and senior years. She still holds the school record for career service aces. During her collegiate career, she began coaching club and helping to run clinics throughout the summer months.
After graduating with a degree in math, Jennifer began teaching high school in southern Georgia. Because of her husband’s job, she’s had to move quite a lot, and has taught and coached at many different schools and clubs across the southeast. Some of these included Montevallo High School in Birmingham, the Birmingham Volleyball Club, Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, Little Rock Juniors, St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah, Georgia, Midway Covenant Christian School in Atlanta, Hillgrove Middle School in Atlanta, and for the Cobb Atlanta Juniors club. Most recently, she’s coached the 16s girls team for Vienna Elite and the High school boys team at Falls Church.
She loves teaching and coaching, and she strives to give athletes their best opportunity for success. She believes in working hard and looks for athletes who push themselves to be the best player they can be.
Jennifer has been married to her amazing husband, David, for the past 19 years. They have two boys, Brody (14) and Fox (9) who keep her quite busy. Although she loved teaching math, Jennifer now homeschools her boys and pursues a career as an author. She’s published six novels, and she’s currently working on her seventh.
Victor Talamoa - 16 National Head Coach
Victor Talamoa has been involved with volleyball for over 34 years as a player and a coach. Originally from Hawaii, Victor has been coaching with BRYC Boys since 2011 in effort to grow the game of boys volleyball in the Northern Virginia area. Since then, he has fielded teams to qualify at the USA Boys Junior National Championships every year with much success. Victor continues his love for the game through coaching youth/young adults in mastering individual and team fundamental volleyball skills. Victor is married to Noelani for 27 years and has 3 children, Joshua, Zachary, and Emma, whom enjoy the game as well.
Jarkko Turunen - 16 National Assistant Coach
Jarkko Turunen has been involved with volleyball for more than 25 years. Originally from Finland, he has played competitive club volleyball in Finland, Germany and the United States. Jarkko has been coaching boys volleyball in the Mclean Vienna MVPower and Northern Virginia High School Boys Volleyball leagues and, at the club level, at BRYC for the past five years. Last year, Jarkko was the head coach for U15 National with the team finishing 17th at Boys Open Nationals in Phoeniz, AZ. Jarkko is married to Sarah and has three sons
Jim Yu - 16 National Assistant Coach
Jim is an avid volleyball fan, player and coach. He has been playing volleyball for over 20 years. He especially enjoys playing outdoor doubles. This is Jim's sixth season coaching club volleyball. He is USAV IMPACT certified.
Myles Teasley - 17/18 Regional Head Coach
Jeanne Baily - Assistant Director
Jeanne Arcaro Baily has been coaching volleyball for over 30 years and has played a critical role in growing boys volleyball in the Northern VA area by starting a boys program with her husband under BRYC. Jeanne was a standout player at the University of Maryland (Division I) as an outside hitter and backup setter. She was captain of her team during her senior year. Jeanne is an IMPACT Certified and CAP I certified volleyball coach. She has coached men's, women's and junior teams since 1985. Her first men's team (all new players) went from the worst in USAV at the "B" level to winning the USAV Men's "B" Regionals the same year. Jeanne has played at the National level in Women's Open and Co-ed Open, placing 2nd in a Coed Open event. She competed at the USAV Nationals in the Women's 40s Division for 5 years, playing against ex-nationals players from the US, Canada, Brazil and Venezuela, placing 4th in two of the events. Volleyball has taken her all over the United States and outside the country (she was a player coach on a women's team that placed 1st in a tournament in the Cayman Islands.) Although Jeanne still plays volleyball, her passion is now coaching. She enjoys using her experience to motivate and challenge young players. Her training sessions are highly energized and never boring. She pushes her players to be the best that they can be, while still having fun! Jeanne is a true ambassador of the sport of volleyball.