Michelle (Quina) Shaw, Coach

Michelle is entering her 3rd year coaching at Excel Volleyball. She has 6 years coaching experience and has played at a competitive level for more than 15 years.

Michelle competed as a four-year starting setter for Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. She was a three-year captain, a two-time MVP and earned all-conference honors. She was also a program leader in assists and aces. 

As a Dallas-native, Michelle played club volleyball in the North Texas region since she was 11 years old. She played for Greenhill School where she earned a conference championship, was a two-time MVP and a two-time all-conference award winner.  

 

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Brandon Henry, Head Coach
 
Brandon Henry is in his third season with EXCEL.  Brandon has led EXCEL 12s national and regional teams through winning seasons.  Brandon is a licensed Athletic Trainer and has coached in Texas High schools for 15 years prior to moving into his sales career. Brandon loves to teach the volleyball fundamentals and the values of teamwork.  He believes that sports can teach athletes to work through challenges that will be valuable through out life.  Family is everything to Brandon.  When he isn't coaching, he's watching his children compete in various sports year round.  The best job I have ever had was becoming a father.

Vanessa Bond, Head Coach

Vanessa is entering her eighth-year coaching club and is thrilled to return to Excel. Volleyball has been a part of her life since she was eight years old. She played volleyball at Dumas high school up until college at the University of North Texas. She decided to take an academic scholarship and play volleyball for the club team. After four years of playing she coached the UNT women’s club team for two years.

Coach V has coached junior club for 8 years, ages 11-17, at Victory Volleyball Club, Excel Volleyball Club, and Amarillo Elite Volleyball Club. She believes in building the whole athlete, so they are successful on and off the court. Sports play such a big role in building character and who these athletes will be in the future, so being a small piece in that is humbling. She is excited to continue to help young girls understand the game of volleyball and learn the important values of team, spirit, and sportsmanship by focusing on the mental, physical, and emotional development of young athletes.

Coach V graduated from the Communication disorders Masters program at West Texas A&M University in 2020 and is working as a Speech-Language Pathologist for a private company out of Frisco working with kids with disabilities and communication and feeding difficulties. Communication is key, always. Coach V is married to a former volleyball player/coach for 8 years. Vanessa and her husband Anthony recently became parents to a sweet boy named Theo who is 7 months old and they have 2 dogs named Harvey and Tucker!!!!