Alyssa Hill

— 13R Team Coach

Ashlynne Davis

— 16E Coach

Brandon Shamblin

— 16E Coach

Hi, my name is Brandon Shamblin, and I am from the Elkview area.  I graduated from Charleston Catholic High School, where I was a baseball and basketball player, and I still hold school and state records.  I played baseball at Concord University and went on to graduate from Marshall University.
For the past four years, I have been coaching middle school and high school volleyball at Calvary Baptist Academy and joined the Mountain Monsters coaching staff last year to help encourage our CBA players to expand their volleyball experience outside school season.
When I’m not playing or coaching volleyball, I spend much of my time in the weight room, pushing myself to the next fitness level and coaching my wife in her powerlifting efforts.  This has allowed the two of us to pursue an opportunity with WVSU Volleyball as one of the strength and conditioning coaches.  This upcoming season, I will be working with Mountain Monsters to bring a strength and conditioning program to the players.

Cassidy Johnson

— 14R Coach

Coach Cassidy Johnson is excited to join the Mountain Monsters coaching staff this season! She grew up in the Upper Kanawha Valley, where she continues to live and work in hopes of giving back to the community she has always called home. She aims to provide more volleyball opportunities and help athletes from the area by developing and improving their skills on and off the court. She would also like to focus on helping these young athletes build relationships with other players throughout the state.
Cassidy is a 2016 graduate of Riverside High School and 2020 graduate from Marshall University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. She currently beginning her 3rd year as a History teacher at Riverside High School, where she is also the Student Council advisor.  
Cassidy began her coaching career in 2020 at Cedar Grove Middle School and has recently transitioned to coaching at Riverside High School. Her love for volleyball began during her time at Cedar Grove Middle School and grew as she played at Riverside High School as a Setter/Right Side Hitter, along with four years of travel ball.
If Cassidy is not in the gym with her team and fellow coaches, she spends time with her family and two dogs, Maggie and Gracie. She also loves to travel, study history, and ride side by sides. She looks forward to beginning her new adventure with Mountain Monsters Volleyball Club!

Erica Bodker

— 14R Coach

Hi, My name is Erica Bodker, I’ve moved to WV from Texas 3 years ago. I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security and Information Assurance at WGU; I’m also a mother of three and have been married for over 14 years. With this comes a unique understanding of the value of teamwork, dedication, and nurturing growth.

With a passion for volleyball deeply ingrained in my Texan roots, I’ve embarked on an incredible journey that led me to the Mountain Monsters Volleyball Club. With years of experience playing but also as the Head Coach for both Cross Lanes Christian Middle School and Varsity teams, I’ve honed my skills in shaping athletes into not only exceptional players but also well-rounded individuals. Born in Texas, where they say everything is bigger, I bring that same larger-than-life enthusiasm to every practice, match, and player interaction. My love for volleyball is surpassed only by my desire to witness players evolve and thrive. There’s a unique joy in observing someone master a new skill and achieve their goals, and that’s the driving force behind why I love coaching. I’m committed to imparting not only the technical intricacies of volleyball but also emphasizing the significance of off-court essentials like weight lifting and nutrition. At Mountain Monsters Volleyball Club, I am thrilled to unite my devotion to the game with my unwavering dedication to fostering individual and collective growth. Together, we’ll serve, set, and spike our way to success, celebrating every milestone achieved both within the game and in life.

Crystal Grigsby

— 15E Coach

Eva Sullivan

— 12R Coach

James Bailes

— 17E Coach

A West Virginia native, James left the mountain state shortly after high school to pursue a career in the US Air Force. Accompanied by his high school sweetheart Tiffney, they traveled and made lifelong friends along the way. It was while he was in the Air Force that he discovered the importance of teamwork and building relationships.
After retirement, James returned to West Virginia and attended WVSU to finish his bachelor’s degree in education. After 5 years with a local school system, he retired from there to support his children Makala, Jarod, and Faith in their pursuits.
James has been involved with youth sports for the last 20 years in one capacity or another. From coaching to boosters, he has made a commitment to assist in building opportunities for youth sports.
In 2018, James took over as Head Coach of George Washington Middle School Volleyball. With a very young program, he was able to compete and have a very successful 1st season. He has had continued success with a current record of 42-13 with 3 conference titles across 2 separate conferences. James is a strong believer in teaching fundamentals and team building. He believes in training up players that have confidence and respect not only on but off the court. His vision is to see his players be successful in life and in all things they do.

Kennedy Stanley

Hey, my name is Kennedy Stanley. I am from Kenova, West Virginia. I have two siblings and amazing parents. I was extremely excited when I got the chance to further my volleyball career and academics at West Virginia State University. I have played volleyball since elementary school. I played for multiple clubs along the way. I started Travel Ball at the age of 12 at a club in Ashland, KY. I played for a club in Huntington, WV called River Cities for multiple years. In my junior and senior years, I played for Mountain Monsters, which were my favorite years of travel ball.
My high school team won the state championship in my freshman year. I was the team captain in my senior year. I also received first-team all-state and MSAC player of the year. My team made it to regionals my senior year, but we fell short in the last set. My coaching abilities include individual lessons, coaching a ten-year-old team, and working many team camps throughout the years.
Coaching, to me, is a very important aspect of volleyball.
I am beyond excited to be able to coach and teach the game I love with other children! A fun fact about me is my birthday is on Halloween!!

Kristi Legg

— 16E Coach

Hello!  My name is Kristi Legg, and I am from Dunbar, WV, and a South Charleston High School graduate.  I currently live in Hurricane, am married to Brandon Shamblin, and have a son, Christopher, nicknamed Peanut. 
I played collegiately at WV Tech, where I was a four-year starting setter and was the university’s student-athlete of the year my senior year.  After graduating college, I spent a couple of years coaching at WV Tech, then 10+ years at Winfield High School and Winfield Middle School, where I also started a club volleyball program for the area.
After spending a few years watching my son play tennis in school, I returned to private lessons.  That led me to my current role as the volleyball coach for Calvary Baptist Academy’s middle school and high school teams.  Last year, I joined Mountain Monsters as a coach for the 14Lite team and have since taken on the role of Director of Finance.  I love Coach Kern’s goal for the program to grow the sport of volleyball in our area, and I’m excited for the upcoming season!

Megan Mourier

Rex Eggleton

— Skills Coach

We want to welcome Coach Rex Eggleton officially to MMVC. Rex has helped behind the scenes for a few years. Now Rex will be helping with Specialty Skills training, Recruitment and we are sure in other areas as well, since he’s always so generous with his time! Rex started playing volleyball around the age of 16. From 1999-2001 he played in the USA volleyball. Rex started coaching in 1999 as an assistant coach at St Albans High School. After a move as Assistant coach to Hayes Middle School, he helped Hayes to an undefeated season and a Kanawha County Championship in 2014. Rex was the Head Coach at St.Albans High School From 2016-2019; accomplishments at SA include, Advancing to regionals for the first time in school history in 2016, Making the WV State tournament in 2017, 2018, and 2019, Won Sectionals and Regionals in 2018 and Advanced to the semi-finals of the WV State Tournaments in 2018 and 2019 and a Record 143-59 .708 win %. Rex also Coached for the KVVC travel clubRex Married to Robin Eggleton, the father of two, Kiersten Eggleton, current WVSU player, and Mountain Monsters coach, and if not at a volleyball court, he will be at a baseball field with his son Bryce. We at MMVC, more importantly, would like to thank Rex for his services of 23 years as a Professional Fire Fighter at the St.Albans Fire Dept.

Sidney Foster

— 16R Coach

We are pleased to have Coach Sidney. She is a very high-energy and given individual!

My name is Sidney Foster. I am a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice! With that, I plan to attend law school to become a juvenile defense attorney. I’ve always been passionate about helping and advocating for children who need it. In high school, my team got 4th place in the Illinois State Tournament. I was awarded All-State and All-State Honorable Mention. I’ve always been awarded with All South, along with others. I played at a Junior College about 20 minutes from my house, Wabash Valley College. Unfortunately, my freshman year, I tore my ACL in my first collegiate game. Since then, I was “released” a whole season earlier and played Libero instead of my regular six-rotation OH position. I now attend West Virginia State University, and I am so excited to be able to coach, and help bring confidence & energy to the game!

Clint Baker

— Skills Coach

Jeanne Davis

— 16E Coach

Kayla Slater

— 15E Coach