Volleyball Instructors

Cindy Young, Director of Volleyball


  • Assistant Coach at the University of Tennessee (2003-2006), compiling an overall record of 98-33
  • Helped guide the UT Lady Vols to the 2005 Final Four and 2004 SEC Conference Championship
  • Coached middle blockers, one of her athletes became the all-time career blocks leader at UT
  • Assistant Coach at the University of Georgia (1996-2001)
  • Coached 6 All-Americans, 13 All-SEC selections, & 1 member of the US National Team
  • Head Coach at Athens Academy, leading team to a 2002 State Championship
  • Named 2002 Georgia High School Association Coach of the Year
  • Outside Hitter at the University of Georgia (1991-1994), compiling overall record of 79-24
  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise & Sport Science, University of Georgia, 1996
  • Master’s Degree in Sport Management, University of Georgia, 2002

Christy Howard, Assistant Director of Volleyball

  • Developed and implemented Suwanee Sports Academy volleyball program beginning in 1999.
  • North Gwinnett High School Assistant Coach
  • Coached Club Volleyball in Georgia  1999 - 2002
  • Outside Hitter for Florida Southern College 1985 - 1988
  • Awarded team MVP of Florida Southern College, 1988
  • Selected as Central Florida Player of the Year, 1984
  • Pioneered the boys' volleyball program in Central Florida
  • Coached boys' teams to two consecutive High School State Championships in FL
  • Earned Coach of the Year at Lake Howell High School in Florida
  • Developed and coached the Orlando Gold USVBA boys' team
  • USA Volleyball IMPACT Certified
  • BS Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Florida Southern College, 1988