Our Coaches

Nicole Waters, Master Coach/Co-Founder Top Caliber Volleyball

-Alumni of Peace College and East Carolina University, Degree in Hispanic Studies Education, Current Spanish Teacher at Ayden Grifton High School

-Former Outside Hitter for Peace College 2005-2007
    -Voted Most Valuable Player 2006
    -Holds single season record in kills and aces

-Former Coach for Capital City Volleyball Club in Raleigh, NC

-Current Head Coach Ayden Grifton High School
    -2021 Eastern Plains Conference Champions
    -2021 Eastern Plains Conference Tournament Champions
    -4th Round appearance in 2021 2a NCHSAA State Playoffs
    -2021 Eastern Plains Conference Coach of the Year

-Master Coach within the Top Caliber Volleyball Program

-Married to co-founder Bryan Waters and has 2 daughters, Layla and Thea.

Billy Dudding,

–Alumni of LCC and UNC Pembroke where he played collegiate baseball. Graduated with a degree in applied physics.
–Former Varsity Volleyball and JV Baseball Coach at West Craven High School
–Former Coach for Twin Rivers Volleyball Club in New Bern, NC
–Current Assistant Coach and Math Teacher at Ayden Grifton High School where he joins Coach Waters for the 2022 season.
–Master Coach within the Top Caliber Volleyball Program
–Married to his wife Jenna and has 3 daughters Graycn, Gabriela and Charleigh.

Jacque Allen,

Jacquelyn is in her second year coaching with Top Caliber has had great success in the game of volleyball.  She is the current assistant volleyball coach at Kinston High School.  She began her volleyball career playing middle blocker for Mansfield Summit High School. She went on to play Collegiate volleyball for Stephen F. Austin State University located in East Texas. There she acquired her BA in Mass Communication and media with a minor in Interior Design. Just a small portion of her accolades include:

  • 2x All Conference Player 1st team (2014)
    • 2nd team (2015)
  • 2nd in school history in solo blocks w/ 86
  • 6th in school history in total blocks w/ 441
  • 5th in school history in blocks per set w/ 1.13

Jacquelyn was a key member of the 2014 Conference Championship team (16-0). Born in Lewisville, TX and raised in Arlington; Jacquelyn brings her knowledge and skill with her to Top Caliber again this season.

Linda Bryant,

The current head coach for South Central High School volleyball program.  Linda brings extensive knowledge and success to our Top Caliber family.  Bryant coached at North Pitt High School for 10 years and won three conference titles while there. Following her transfer to Ayden-Grifton High school, she spent 10 years growing the program into a winning team. Her stint with the Chargers included three straight conference titles (2017-2019) to go along with 2nd place in the state for NCHSAA 2A high schools (2019). Linda sets high standards for her teams and has a secret to success everywhere she goes. Her values of character, work ethic, and accountability make her a perfect fit for the Top Caliber Volleyball Club.

Jade Mccoy,

Ava “Jade” McCoy is a senior at East Carolina University majoring in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics and the Assistant coach at West Craven High School. She has 6 siblings and spends most of her free time with family. She started her volleyball career in 2011. Jade played at West Craven High School where she lettered Varsity all four years. During her high school years, she received the Sun Journal Volleyball All-Tournament Team Award, Coaches Award, and the role of Captain her senior year. Jade played six years of club volleyball at TRVC in New Bern and one year of club volleyball at ECU in Greenville. During her years of volleyball, Jade played many positions including middle hitter, right side hitter, and setter. Jade coached two years of recreational volleyball and can’t wait to coach her first club team!

Caroline Warmack,

Coach Warmack is a current Agriculture teacher and head volleyball coach at West Craven High School.  In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband and family and also travel. She is very excited to be working with our younger group in developing their skills to become better volleyball players.

Jennifer Belcher,

Coach Belcher begins her first year coaching with us this fall!  SHe played volleyball all four years at East Wake High School in Wendell, NC  Following her high school career, she attended ECU.  She is a mother of 5 awesome children and is currently employed with Onslow County Schools as an Exceptional Children’s Teacher and also coaches the volleyball and wrestling teams at Northwoods Middle School.  She serves in the community by helping coach recreational teams as well.  We look forward to having her as part of our program.

Rachel Leitch,

Rachel joins Top Caliber’s coaching staff this fall and brings with her a plethora of knowledge.  She graduated high school in 2020 from South Central High School where she was a setter/right side for the Falcon’s Varsity Volleyball team for 3 years.  She also played club volleyball at ECJVC in Greenville, NC.  Currently she attends Pitt Community College and is studying business.  She is a member of Pitt’s Volleyball Team where she is the current setter.  We are excited to have Rachel join Top Caliber.

Megan Andrews,

Megan joins Top Caliber’s coaching staff this fall and is very excited to add to her coaching experience.  As a player, Megan spent her collegiate career at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC as an outside hitter and libero.  She finished 7th all-time in career digs at MU and was named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in both 2020 and 2021.  Megan was also named to the USA South Sportsmanship Team in 2017 and also named to the USA South Academic All- Conference four consecutive years.  Prior to her collegiate career, Megan was a four year member of the Northern Vance High School’s volleyball team and was a three-time n3A Big Eight All Conference selection.  While in high school, she played with the Jammers Volleyball Club under Christy Fitzgerald.  Megan spent the summer of 2021 coaching clinics and camps at Carolina Legacy Volleyball Club in Youngsville, NC alongside her former coach.  She is excited about getting coaching strategies and pushing players to incorporate their volleyball IQ into their play.  We are excited to have her on our staff!

Current head coach at Bethel Christian Academy, assists with our open gyms and younger age groups.

Ciara Stocks,

Ciara joins the TCVC program this fall.  She is a current freshman at East Carolina University where she is majoring in nursing.  She has 7 years of volleyball experience as a setter/right side hitter.  She is super excited to help assist our program this fall and cannot wait for the season to begin!

Brianna Ramsey,

We are thrilled to have Bri join our program for the fall of 2022.  She was a four years stand out volleyball player for Person High School where she received multiple accolades.  She played club volleyball for Dove Volleyball Club.  She is a current member of the Pitt Community College volleyball team where she is a key contributor for the Bulldogs.

Macy Sanderson,

Macy joins us this fall at Top Caliber Volleyball.  She was a member of the 18U team as the starting setter in the 2021/2022 season.  She was a 4 year starter for the South Lenoir High School volleyball team where she was a setter.  She received all conference and MVP honors her junior and senior year.  She was also a member of the softball team where she received all area/all state honors in their historic season in 2022.  Macy is the current Distinguished Young Woman for Lenoir County.  She volunteers a lot of her time to helping others in the community.  She has received multiple accolades athletically and academically in her high school career.  She plans to attend ECU Honors College this fall!  We are excited to have this bundle of sunshine on our team!

Zion Hardy,

Zion returns for her second year with Top Caliber Volleyball.  She was a star player at Ayden Grifton High School on the varsity team for 4 years.  She received all conference honors her junior and senior year.  She played club volleyball for ECJVC in Greenville, NC.  After her amazing high school career, she went on to Mississippi Valley State University where she was a starting member of the volleyball team.  She currently resides in Greenville, NC and is the Head Coach at The Oakwood School in Greenville, NC.

Lexi Bryant,

Lexi comes back for a second year at Top Caliber Volleyball.  She is a current member of the Fayetteville State volleyball team where she is an outside hitter.  She played club volleyball for ECJVC in Greenville, NC.  She was a four year starter for the Ayden-Grifton volleyball team and also a member of the 2A state runner up team in 2019.  She was named all conference and all area all 4 years as well as MVP all 4 years as well.  Lexi is a very hard worker and loves to dedicate her time to giving lessons to future volleyball players.  We are so fortunate to have her as a member of our club!

T’jana Pugh,

T’jana/T returns for her second year with TCVC this fall.  She is the current head coach at Wellcome Middle School in Greenville, NC.  She has many years of coaching experience with Pitt County Parks and Recreation where she coaches and referees.  She was also a former club coach for ECJVC and Southern Pitt Volleyball Club.  Her laid back style has many of the kids enjoying their practice and game days with her!  She loves coaching the middle school and younger age groups and does a great job!  We look forward to having T back with us this fall.

Brianna Dillard,

Brianna is a local athlete who joins Top Caliber this fall!  She graduated from Pitt Community College where she was a member of the volleyball team.  She is a current junior at ECU.  She has coached and site-facilitated volleyball for PCVC as well as ECJVC.  She attended North Pitt High School where she was a four year varsity member of the volleyball team.  She loves coaching volleyball, especially helping with the younger age groups.  In her free time she likes to spend time with friends and family.

Cat Flatt,

Top Caliber is excited to welcome Catherine Flatt to our club!

This is her first year coaching with Top Caliber. She is the 13 Nationals head coach.  She recently coached last year with NC Coastal Volleyball Club out of Wilmington, NC as a 15U National Coach.

She grew up playing volleyball and is from a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean called Tutuila (American Samoa).  She is an island girl through and through. Her husband retired a Marine after 26 and half years and his job has helped expand her experience and knowledge of the game in coaching volleyball all across the world where they have been stationed. She has coached 4 years in Okinawa, Japan at Kubasaki High School and was a Youth Sports Administrator/Coordinator for the Marine Corps Community Services program. During her time there she had the pleasure to work with many Japanese high schools. She also created a training program for high school girls to advance their skills to the next level and she still conducts that program presently.

Currently, she coaches at both Jacksonville High School and Northwoods Park Middle School. This past season was her third year with both programs!   She is working to build a feeder/farm system through the schools to make it easier for the girls moving from middle school to high school to relate to the same training, knowledge and skill sets.  She also works as a Youth Sports Coordinator for the City of Jacksonville developing volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball and flag football for the youth as well as coaching volleyball recreation teams at all age levels and conducting summer volleyball camps there as well to give back to the community.

Kennedy Herold-Rhoe,

Kennedy has played volleyball competitively for nine years, competing on national level teams throughout her high school volleyball career.  She continued her volleyball career on the ECU women’s club volleyball team, where she served as president during the 21-22 school year.  During her term as president, she developed coaching skills and also has coached at several camps.  She can't wait to start coaching this season at Top Caliber!

This is Cassidy’s 2nd year with TCVC.  Cassidy was a member of Greene Central Volleyball, as well as the softball team, for 4 years where she was a starter. She played club volleyball for Lenoir Fusion during her high school career.  She is currently in her second year at Lenoir Community College where she is a member of the volleyball team.  She brings a lot of life and laughter to our program and we are excited to have her back!

Lilly Willoughby,

Lilly has been playing volleyball for the past 11 years with club and NCAA Division II collegiate experience at Franklin Pierce University!  She has coached rec leagues for the past 6 years and coached collegiate camps for prospective athletes!  Lastly, she has reffed for the ECU intramural league and is super excited to be coaching this season for Top Caliber!