KNG volleyball began as a way to bring volleyball to the youth of Jacksonville. Since 2013, Creekside High School has hosted this camp and encouraged hundreds of kids in their volleyball careers. We focus on the fun of volleyball while teaching the basics so all kids, no matter the skill level, can benefit and learn.
Every Camper can expect interactive and fun instruction from varsity coaches and players focusing on:
- Forearm pass
- Ball-handling skills
- Overhead setting
- Serve Receive
- Team Plays
Coach Megan Bowers is entering her 14th season as the Head Coach at Creekside High School. The program has continued its improvement and strength as a competitive team in a very tough district. The 2019 season the team was District Runner Up and made the playoffs for the first time in two years. With new ranking system, the team worked hard to get that playoff ranking. The 2018 season found success from a slew of young players and competed hard and took a few big wins from this season. 2017 was a rebuilding year for Creekside, they graduated seven players but still fought with a lot of young players in the district. 2016 the team was District Runner Up and reached the Regional Finals for the third time and fell just short of reaching the final Four. In 2015 the team won the District Championship and reached the Regional Finals for the second year in a row. 2014 the team was District Runner Up and reached the Regional Finals. 2013 the team was competitive behind another young group in another rebuilding year. 2012 the team was District Runner Up and was a Regional Semifinalists. In 2011 she led the team to the State Final Four appearance. In 2011, the team won their first District Title and Regional Final to send them to the Final Four. She has extensive playing and coaching experience. Coach Bowers grew up in Nebraska and played a State Championship Team for 4 years before she went on to play at West Virginia University and was named to the Big East All Rookie Team her freshman year. Coach Bowers has been coaching club volleyball in NE Florida for 8 years, working numerous camps in Florida, Nebraska and West Virginia and was previously the Head Coach at St. Augustine HS for 3 years, where she took the team to the Regional playoffs in 2006 and 2007.
Coach Allison Geiger has coached 9 seasons with Creekside High School. Allison is a graduate from Flagler College in 2001 where she was on the Volleyball Team for four seasons. Allison earned 2nd Team All- Florida Sun Conference honors in 1999. Allison started coaching volleyball in 2000 when she coached club at JJVA. Coach Geiger returned to her alumni and was the Head Volleyball Coach at Charlotte High in 2003 and 2004. Allison returned to Flagler College as an assistant Volleyball coach in 2005 and 2006. While teaching at Bartram Trail High School, Geiger was the Head Volleyball Coach in 2007 and 2008, where her teams won 2 District Championships and made it to the regional playoffs. Allison has been an assistant coach at Creekside High School for the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013-17 seasons.
Coach Nicole Baran played for Megan Bowers at St. Augustine High School. She later went on to play for University of North Florida. Some of her accolades include:
– UNF Career Leader in Digs & Digs per Set
– 2012 A-Sun Libero of the year
– 2012 A-Sun All-Conference 1st team
– 2011 & 2012 A-Sun Academic All-Conference Team
– 2009-2012 A-Sun Conference Scholar
Coach Hayley Miller played volleyball at Creekside High School, led the team in digs voted Captain and was listed to the All County Teams for St. Johns and Jacksonville her Junior and Senior years. Coach Miller went on to play volleyball at FIU. She has been coaching high school and club for the past six years, most recently with OTVA. She joined the Creekside High School staff six years ago and is looking forward to working with KNG athletes this summer.
Other coaches: Current and former high school players will be there to help out. Including former Creekside standouts Alie Smith – USC Aiken and Milla Ciprian – University of Virginia as well as others.