Ashton Williams, Head e-Fit Trainer

Ashton Williams is National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified and a Corrective Exercise Specialist.   He comes to e-Fit from Lifetime Fitness and previously Golds Gym where he provided group and personal training for over 6-years.   Ashton is a Plano Senior HS Alumni where he received a football scholarship to play for Abilene Christian University.   Training youth athletes is his passion as he works with them to build themselves better as an athlete and a person.   Ashton comes highly recommended by Excel Alum Dani Milner, whom he worked with to get her back on the court her Senior Year at Butler College after tearing her ACL.

Shea has been a pivotal member of the growth of Excel Volleyball Club coaching multiple teams as season for many years. This is Shea's ninth season at Excel. Success has followed Shea across many levels and age groups. Shea has qualified eleven times with bids across all divisions. In 2016, Shea led our 15 Red team to double qualify Open, medaling at both the Lone Star Qualifier as well as the Northern Lights Qualifier. Additionally, Shea's 17s team finished the season with a Silver Medal in the National Division at USAVs. Shea's teams are typically marked by great chemistry and competitiveness.
 
Prior to his coaching career, Shea competed at University of Texas at Arlington for their club team before moving to California to compete for their varsity program. He was a member of the National Championship NAIA team at Cal Bap in 2010. Ultimately, Shea completed his degree in Kinesiology from UTA paying for school through his coaching career and hard work in the gym. Shea is a well-rounded volleyball player despite his size with the ability to play most every position (save for middle blocker).
 
Shea is motivated by developing great coach-player relationships with the players who compete for him. He is pivotal in getting our college players back in the gym to compete and mentor younger athletes. Shea is marked by a clear devotion to family, specifically his two nieces. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Shea helps to manage operations at the Courtside facility.

Ray is entering his second season coaching volleyball at Excel and his sixteenth season overall. Ray's experience includes stints at both Texas Image and Instinct Volleyball Club. Ray has qualified teams at multiple age divisions and levels including two Open qualifications at the 17s division with Image. Ray leads with energy and passion and his presence is unmistakable. His commitment to the game and to a consistent presence sets an example for his teams and helps to promote their buy-in. He promotes strong team-work in trying to drive chemistry. In 2017, his Instinct 14s team won the AAU Classic Division National Championship. In 2019, Ray qualified Open with 17 Red and finished 5th at Regionals with 15 White.

Ray is very involved in the gym with providing private lessons, running Excel's Club Prep program for athletes learning the game, and he also is a key contributor in helping to operate Excel's facility, Courtside Sports Center. Ray made his presence at Excel known quickly with spending many hours in the gym contributing to the College Coaches Camp and running many clinics. He serves as an active recruiter for all age groups utilizing the strong bonds built with former players and displaying a constant willingness to help the greater good of the club.
 
Ray is married to his wife Lisa and has one son. Ray is originally from Brazil and is an avid soccer fan in addition to his passion for volleyball. Ray's favorite coaching quote is "Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together and have Fun" - Coach Larry Brown.

Justin has been with Excel since 2015 and has been successful from the very beginning. Justin has qualified for Nationals with each team including two Open bids, one National, and one USA. In 2018, Justin became a Head Coach with Excel and led his first team to an Open bid at Nationals qualifying at Lone Star. 2018 was also Justin's first year as a Head Coach at the High School level at Plano West. Behind Excel athletes Jill Pressly, Avery Lowe, and Liv Adey, Waters' team finished 3rd in the State tournament capping a very memorable first year in a lead role.
 
Justin is a devoted trainer of skills and mechanics. He often makes his mark with the development of offensive shots and teaching players to make plays out of system. Justin's demeanor, as well as his hair, rarely change providing stability for his teams. Justin began playing volleyball at the University of Texas in Austin where he competed on the club volleyball team. He continues to compete today playing as an Outside Hitter or Libero competitively.
 
Beyond volleyball, Justin is an avid Longhorn and Dallas Cowboy fan. He is also a skilled craftsman who loves taking on painting and woodworking projects. Some of his work can be spotted inside Courtside Sports Center. Justin's great skill is mastering escape rooms. Justin is also recently engaged to his fiancee Makenzie.