Coaches and Staff

Diane Price – 17 Beasts

I have been coaching volleyball for many years and have coached at all levels: 7th &  8th (Elyria City Schools), 9th (Elyria Catholic), JV and Varsity (Firelands High School).  I am currently the 8th-grade coach at Northwood Middle School in Elyria, where I teach 7th-grade Physical Education as well.  I have been coaching Junior Olympic volleyball for many years and have coached for Pride for 15 of their 16 years, and have coached all age levels 12-18-year-olds.   I enjoy the sport of volleyball, both coaching and playing, very much!

Tom Price – 15s

Started 1986 28 yrs old playing rec league.

Started Coaching Varsity 1998 at Vermilion High school

3 yrs at Vermilion

6 yrs at Elyria Catholic

1 yr at Western Reserve

2 yrs at Southview

1 yr at Firelands – Varsity assistant

Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach 1998 – present

NCVC JO volleyball club coach 1998 – 2000

Southwest volleyball club coach 2000 – 2001

Pride Volleyball club coach 2001 – present

Director Pride Volleyball Club 2014 – present

Coach Brianna Allegier

Firelands High School math teacher where I’ve been coaching high school volleyball for 9 years and am currently coaching the freshman team. Graduated from Eastwood High School which is near Bowling Green and was on the volleyball basketball and track teams. I’ve been coaching for Pride for 7 years mostly 14 and 15 teams.

Coach Carly Grude – 16s

I played volleyball at Firelands High School and 2 years of JO. I coached Freshmen volleyball at Firelands for 2 years and now I am starting my second season coaching 8th-grade volleyball at South Amherst Middle School. I have coached JO at Pride for 5 years. My team 15’s team this past season had a rough start but improved a lot throughout the season. We took 2nd at 3 tournaments!

Coach Debbie Overmann – 13s

Years Coaching-17

Coaching Experience-

2018-2012: Middle School: South Amherst Middle School -7th grade

2018-2016: Junior Olympics: Pride -13’s-15’s

2011-2010: Middle School: Midview Middle School-7th grade

2009 High School: Amherst Steele High School-Freshman

2008 Middle /High School: Lake Ridge Academy-7th/8th grade Jv/V

2007-2004- Junior Olympics: Grizzly/Lake Erie Elite- 12’s-13’s

2007-2001- CYO- 4th grade-8th grade

Coach Certificates:

Fundamentals of Coaching


First Aid


Lindsay’s Law



Coach Katie Michener – 14s

I’m Katie I have played volleyball since I was in 3rd grade, went on to be a four year letterman and captain of Firelands High school volleyball team. While in school I played Junior Olympic volleyball for Pride Volleyball Club for 6 years. I Went to Heidelberg University for a year and played collegiate level volleyball for them. I am now graduating from Cleveland State University with a bachelors in Health Science. I’m so excited for my second season coaching with Pride!

Maggie Smith- Web Master

I have played for Pride for 5 years now under the coaching of Diane Price. I have played volleyball since 4th grade and I am now playing volleyball in my junior year at Avon Lake High School. I created this website as my Girl Scout Gold Award project!