Wheeler Volleyball High School Coaches:
Varsity Head Coach - Kelly Feddersen
JV Head Coach Coach - Shana Rhodes
Community Coach - Steven Dao
Coach Advisor - Taisa Turner
Wheeler Junior Volleyball Coaches:
A Team - Rob Andres
B Team - Haley Garcia
Volunteer Coach - Arianna Cantillo
We are always looking to add to our coaching staff at all levels to help grow the Wheeler Volleyball program. If you are interested, please email Head Coach Kelly Feddersen at [email protected].
Kelly Feddersen – Head Coach, Wheeler Volleyball
Certifications: Impact, SafeSport, Heads Up Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Coach Kelly began playing volleyball in 9th grade at North Cobb High School and was named to 2nd Team All County as an Outside Hitter her Senior year. She played club for Cobb Atlanta Juniors in 1997 and Volleyball Atlanta in 1998. While attending the University of Tennessee, she played on the Club Volleyball Team in 1999 as well as intramural volleyball, both indoor and sand.
Coach Kelly has a B.S. in Sport Management from Kennesaw State University and coached for Cobb Atlanta Juniors in 2000 while attending KSU. After taking a break for career and family, she began coaching again in 2012 at Eastside Christian School winning the NAML Championship in 2016. She returned to Cobb Atlanta Juniors in 2017 season as the 15-1 ATL Head Coach and has been the 14-1 ATL Head Coach for the 2018-2020 seasons with bracket and tournament wins along with a 9th place overall finish at Regionals in 2018 along the way.
Coach Kelly began coaching the Wheeler JV team in 2017 and started the Wheeler Junior Volleyball Program at that time. She was named Varsity Head Coach for the 2018 season and manages teams for players in 6th through 12th grades in both the Wheeler High School and Wheeler Junior Volleyball programs.
Coach Kelly is part of the CTAE Department at Wheeler and teaches the Sports & Entertainment Marketing pathway. She is also part of the Wheeler Fresh Collaborative initiative. Kelly enjoys mentoring students and sparking their creativity both in the classroom and on the volleyball court. She is excited to be a part of Wheeler Athletics and looks forward to growing the Volleyball program through player skill and character development as well as community involvement with each new season.
Shana Rhodes – Assistant Coach, JV Head Coach, Wheeler Volleyball
Certifications: Heads up Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Coach Rhodes began playing volleyball in 6th grade at her middle school and continued through high school as a setter. She was named MVP on her high school team senior year. In college, she played intramural for her sorority and on co-ed teams.
After graduating from Florida State University with a B.S. in mathematics, Coach Rhodes moved to Apopka, Florida where she began teaching and coaching soccer in 2014. She became the freshman volleyball coach for the 2017-2018 season and assisted with the varsity team. She moved to Georgia in July of 2018 and became the junior varsity volleyball coach for Wheeler High School.
Coach Rhodes is a Foundations of Algebra and Algebra 1 teacher at Wheeler High School. She is also pursuing her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction at Valdosta State University. She loves getting to know her students and athletes and cultivating a family atmosphere. She has enjoyed her time at Wheeler so far and looks forward to the seasons ahead.
Steven Dao - Community Coach, Wheeler Volleyball
Certifications: Safe Sport, Heads Up Concussion
Steven Dao moved to Kennesaw from Missouri. He studied Marketing and business at Kennesaw State University and proceeded to work in a fast, upscale environment. With encouragement from friends and family, Steven opened his own Farmers Insurance agency in 2015. In his free time, Steven loves to play ping pong, volleyball, and tennis. Steven is married and has a one year old daughter.
Steven has been actively playing volleyball for 10 years and has won two intermural volleyball championships. He has coached for three years at Cobb Atlanta Volleyball and joins Wheeler Volleyball with a vast knowledge based and a passion for growing the game.
Wheeler Volleyball is excited to have Coach Steven join us!
Taisa Turner – Coach Advisor, Wheeler Volleyball
Certifications: Impact, SafeSport, Heads Up Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Coach Taisa began playing volleyball at Kell High School and through the club system as an Outside Hitter and Libero. Upon graduating from high school, Taisa played on the Club Volleyball Team at the University of Georgia for three years while helping with clinics at local Athens, GA area high schools.
After completing her degrees at UGA , Taisa moved to Savannah, GA. She began the Richmond Hill Middle School Volleyball program, and in its third year, helped lead them an undefeated season winning the Coastal Empire Championship. In 2016, Taisa was appointed Head Coach at Richmond Hill HS where they placed third in the Region in both 2016 & 2017 and went on to the Sweet Sixteen in 2017.
Coach Taisa has coached 13s and 14s club teams with Club Savannah Volleyball and Cobb Atlanta Juniors. She began coaching in 2007 at Cobb Atlanta Juniors as a 16s Assistant Coach and Setting Clinic Assistant. She is looking forward to working with the Wheeler Volleyball program again this season.
Coach Taisa is a member of the Counseling Department at Wheeler High School as the Department Head. She has a BS in Psychology with a minor is Sociology and an MS in Education Counseling, both from the University of Georgia. She is currently pursuing her EdS in School Counseling at Valdosta State University.
Wheeler Volleyball is excited to have Coach Taisa Turner as part of the program!
Coach Rob Andres – Junior Wildcats – Head Coach, A Team
Certifications: Impact, SafeSport, Heads up Concussion
Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Rob has been involved with volleyball for over 30 years. He played men's club volleyball at the University of Cincinnati and still plays competitively.
With 8 years of coaching experience, Rob is now in his second year leading Wheeler Junior Volleyball after starting and building the “Little Cougar” and middle school programs at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. He has also coached many teams at Cobb Atlanta Juniors in the past six years.
We look forward to what Coach Rob can contribute to Wheeler Junior Volleyball!
“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” - Joe Torre
"If you don't believe you can win, you already lost" - Ronda Rousey
Coach Haley Garcia – Junior Wildcats – Head Coach, B Team
Certifications: Impact, SafeSport, Heads Up Concussion
Haley played volleyball at North Cobb High School and continued pursuing her love of the sport at Berry College where she played intramurals and worked every match she could.
After some time away, Haley returned to the sport she loves coaching at the middle school level with the Wheeler Junior B Team. Haley also helps with the 12-2 ATL team at Cobb Atlanta Juniors.
Now in her second year with Wheeler Junior Volleyball, we are excited to have Coach Haley with us!
Arianna Cantillo - Junior Wildcats - Volunteer Coach
Arianna started playing volleyball in the 8th grade and is currently a Senior at Wheeler High School. She played on the JV team her Freshman year and on the Varsity team her Sophomore and Junior years. She also payed at Cobb Atlanta Juniors for two years. After some injuries, Arianna has decided to step away as a player but joins Wheeler Volleyball as a volunteer coach with the Junior program.
We are excited for Arianna to join the Wheeler Volleyball program and bring her love of the game to our Juniors!