Ohio Xtreme Volleyball 23-24 Staff
Stacie has been with Ohio Xtreme since the 2019 season and has coached volleyball for ages 12 through 17. She is currently coaching the Lake High School JV team and previously coached the 8th Grade team at Lake Middle School. Stacie has also coached softball for 10 years with Brimfield Athletic Association. She played full rotation (outside hitter and setter) and Varsity all four years as a volleyball player. Honors included 1st Team All-County and elected Captain and Most Valuable Player for her team. In addition to traveling with her volleyball team, she loves spending time with her three children and teaching 8th Grade English.
Alex has been with Ohio Xtreme since the 2016 season, having coached at numerous age groups and players from ages 9 to 18. He has also coached the Lake High School JV volleyball team to a league championship. Alex has coached track and field at the high school level, helping several athletes to regional championships and state meet appearances. As a player, he has played all positions at some point for top level teams. Alex has USAV team experience and has played beach doubles with a lot of success since the 1990's.
Coach and Assistant Director Derek Anders has been involved with volleyball for many years. For Ohio Xtreme, Derek has coached two teams for each of the six seasons he has been a part of the club. He played at Hoban High School as an outside hitter while in high school. Since then, Derek has coached at St. Augustine School as the boys' volleyball coach in 2014. He has coached for Barberton City Schools as a 7th and 8th grade coach as well as the Junior Varsity Coach in 2018. For the 2019 season, Derek was the Varsity Assistant Coach. Derek is currently the head Varsity coach at Lake High School. In club volleyball, Derek has coached at Barberton Volleyball Club (BVC) at the 13’s, 14’s, and 16’s age groups. A teacher at Lake, Derek has a passion to see young people learn, grow and succeed in the classroom and in life.
Melissa Dodds has been involved in the volleyball community her entire life. She played for a very competitive JO team for many years and as a freshman at Stow High School, she started varsity as a middle hitter who never came out of the game. She played all the way around - both front and back row. Melissa was a 3-sport athlete, was a leader on a state-qualifying team, and was selected 1st team all-state for several years. In addition, she was given numerous honorary awards along the way. Although Melissa chose not to participate in college athletics (despite being offered many full-ride scholarships), she is still active to this day.
Melissa feels fortunate to have played for some amazing coaches at every level of the game and has stayed in contact with many of them, frequently seeking their knowledge and expertise to constantly hone her own coaching skills. Prior to having her three daughters, Melissa coached at the middle school level, where she has also taught for the past 15 years. Now that her girls are actively playing the same sports that she once enjoyed, Melissa has found that she is needed on the court instead of in the stands. It is Melissa’s goal to return players back to their community teams with improved skills, more knowledge, and better than they were in the previous season. She is looking forward to having fun, building relationships both on and off the court, and becoming a great team!
Evelyn joined the Ohio Xtreme coaching staff in 2021. She began playing volleyball at the age of 9, becoming an all-around outside in middle school before moving to right side, setter and libero in high school. While participating in school volleyball at Crestwood Middle School and High School, she also played JO for Elite Sports Ohio and Moxie Volleyball Club. Evelyn recently graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Accounting and Business Management.