Coaches

Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club Staff

18-1 Head Coach Chelsea Overholt

Chelsea brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the club. Chelsea played four years of college volleyball at Adelphi University in New York earning many accolades including NCAA National Student Athlete Award, AVCA Division II All Region, NE-10 First Team All-Conference, D2ADA Academic Achievement award and 2011 Female Athlete of the Year Award and more. Following her college career, she pursued her professional career overseas in England while earning her master’s degree at a Top 100 business school in the nation. She moved to the west coast following her professional stint and accepted the first assistant coaching position at California State University, Stanislaus where she helped the university to their best record in program history. Three years later, she decided to pursue her dream of teaching and coaching. She is currently a teacher at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School and assisting the varsity volleyball team at Truckee High School.

16-1 Head Coach John Decrescenzo

John Decrescenzo has over 8 years of experience at the high school level coaching teams to success year after year. He also brings 15 years of club coaching experience to Pinnacle where he has coached for many clubs including Club Truckee, Pinnacle Truckee, Pinnacle Tahoe, and Silver State. He is CAP Level 1, Impact, and Safesport certified by USA Volleyball.

14-1 Head Coach Scott Cross

With a lifetime of playing, instructing, and coaching multiple sports as well as running a successful local business, Scott Cross brings extensive experience to Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, have raised three kids in Truckee, and have lived here since 1994.  Scott played 4 years of D1 college tennis and has coached sports at the high school, middle school, club and rec levels.  He currently is the starting middle hitter for Balboa Bay Volleyball Club in Newport Beach, CA, as well as the USA Men’s Masters volleyball team, in both 40 and 45-and-over divisions.  He has multiple National Masters championships as well as a World Masters championship and earned All-Tournament honors as one of the top Masters players in the nation at the US Open in Minneapolis in May of 2017.  This will be his second year coaching at Pinnacle.

Jillian Akers

A Truckee High School graduate who won two State Championships in her time on the volleyball team. After graduating, Jill attended Cal Poly SLO, where she played 4 years on the Club Volleyball team and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She has played volleyball for over 12 years and has a true passion for the sport, health, wellness and passing on volleyball knowledge to young players!

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