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About Us

Vanguard is Ohio’s ONLY volleyball club designed exclusively for the male volleyball player. It is our firm belief that, though girls and boys volleyball are the same sport, they are not the same game.
With this in mind we have assembled some of the most successful boys volleyball coaches and instructors in our area. Our goal is simple: improve the level of boys volleyball in Ohio.

Our Mission

Vanguard: The forefront of an activity or movement.
Using constant determination, unwavering commitment, and a relentless desire for success, it is the mission of VANGUARD Volleyball Club to be on the forefront in raising the standard of Boys Volleyball in Central Ohio.
This will be accomplished daily through:

  • Providing an atmosphere of respect, sportsmanship & class
  • Creating a championship mentality in all club members
  • Progressive and diverse volleyball instruction
  • Maintaining a high level of expectation toward the realization of our goals

Contacts

Wes Almond

Club Administrative Director, Team Coach

The Administrative Director defines the processes and implements the systems needed to support organizational and financial growth. He builds and manages effective administrative and financial systems, including financial accounting, legal, human resources (HR). Manages all communications, internal and external, as well as strategic planning, evaluation and professional development, tournament entry and fees, player’s contracts, all billing, payroll and collections for the club and its programs. He hires, assigns, manages and mentors all coaching staff. Additional responsibilities include creating policies and procedures that ensure yearly growth and sustainability of the program, including recruiting new players to Vanguard. As uniform and equipment coordinator he works with apparel sponsors and team sales representatives to develop, design and monitor the creation and distribution of all Vanguard uniforms and gear from start to finish, outfitting both Vanguard indoor and beach players.

Coach Almond was also Boys Volleyball Assistant Head Coach at Hilliard Darby High School and claiming the Ohio High School Boys Volleyball State Championship in 2013 and 2015. Coach Almond was an All-State Outside for Hilliard Darby, but most recently led our Vanguard 16 Gold team in 2016 to an 11th place finish at USA Volleyball Open Nationals. This is highest finish of any open team from the state of Ohio for this age group.

Bryan Webb

Program Director, Director of Coach Development, Team Coach

The Program Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of our program, including creating training curriculum and practice schedules. He hires, assigns, manages and mentors all coaching staff. Additional responsibilities include creating policies and procedures that ensure yearly growth and sustainability of the program, including recruiting players and assisting college coaches.
Coach Webb directs and supports all Gold and Silver team coaches during practices and tournaments.
In addition to those, Coach Webb works on building, updating and maintaining Vanguard website including all social media functions, Facebook and Twitter.

Coach Webb began his coaching career as an assistant for Hilliard Darby Boys volleyball in 2003 and took the program over in 2010. With over 150 career wins to his credit the former head coach of Hilliard Darby led the program to two STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2013 and 2015! He has also led them to three Final Four appearances and two State Championship runner-up! Coach Webb was also named 2013 State Coach of the Year (Division I) As a player, Coach Webb was a captain, All-League, All-Region, and voted MVP by his teammates. In 2013 Coach Webb took the Vanguard 18 National team to an 11th place finish at USA Volleyball Open Nationals. This is highest finish of any open team from the state of Ohio for this age group.

Phil Cagnoli

Beach Program Director, Silver Team Director and Coach

As Sand Director since 2013, “Coach Cags” oversees the entire sand program. He manages all the Vanguard sand coaches. He sets the format of the program, guides the skills and fundamentals being taught, secures practice location and organizes sand tournaments, to ensure the growth of boy’s sand volleyball by introducing new players into the world of competitive doubles. Coach Cags has been the Silver Teams Director and Vanguard winter coach for six seasons. Coach Cags is also Boys Volleyball Head Coach at Dublin Jerome High School. He earned 2018 OCC Co-Coach of the Year.

Locations

Mailing Address: Vanguard Volleyball Club

(p) (c) 614-800-5892

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Columbus Volleyball Center/Mintonette Sports Volleyball Club

Practice Locaiton

71 Seldome Seen Rd, Powell, Ohio, US