Heather Bailes - 2016

Heather has coached several hundred volleyball players across Northeast Ohio in both high school and club. She is the current JV Volleyball coach at Aurora High School. She's been an athlete her entire life. She started playing volleyball at the age of 6, coaching club at 17 and High School at 21.

In High school, she was also an avid runner. She achieved over 50 awards, including conference honors, qualified in the finals for Division 1 Regionals and earned a college scholarship for Track. Running was, and remains a huge part of her life, through both coaching and her lifestyle.

Tragically, Heather was in a motorcycle accident in July of 2015. At the Scene, Heather dislocated her knee so severely that it severed the main artery in her leg and the nerves to the lower part of her leg. She proceeded to call 911 for herself and her father, who had broken his clavicle and collapsed his left lung. Heather tied a shirt around her leg to stop the bleeding and was able to save her own life.

With the funds raised Coaches 4 Coaches hopes to help get Heather back on her feet, back in the gym, and close to the girls she inspires everyday. She is courageous, passionate, and and inspiration to us all.

Melissa Belcher - 2013

Melissa Belcher - 2013

Melissa Belcher always knew she wanted to be a coach. After playing volleyball in high school, she chose to study secondary education in college so that she could become a high school teacher and coach.

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Mary Anne Souder - 2014

Mary Anne Souder - 2014

Mary Anne Souder has coached volleyball for over 17 years. Her love of the game started at a young age going to the kids camp at Newark Catholic High School. She grew up in Sidney, Ohio and played for Lehman Catholic High School and then went on to play as a setter for Otterbein University.

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Jim Muth - 2015

Jim Muth - 2015

Jim was a 1990 graduate of Midview High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University. He began his teaching career at Midview Middle School where he taught for 2 years and then became a social studies teacher at Firelands High School in Amherst, where he coached the girl's volleyball team.

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Heather Bailes - 2016

Heather Bailes - 2016

Heather has coached several hundred volleyball players across Northeast Ohio in both high school and club. She is the current JV Volleyball coach at Aurora High School. She's been an athlete her entire life. She started playing volleyball at the age of 6, coaching club at 17 and High School at 21.

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