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Tolis Koskinaris is the owner of Cyclones Volleyball and leads lesson plan development for all age groups at Cyclones. In coordination with Brian Zerfas, the 18u coach, Tolis oversees all recruitment at Cyclones Volleyball and works to find the right fit for every athlete in the program. For the past 14+ years, Tolis has coached the 14u age group. In 2016, Tolis’ 14Black team finished 6th overall within a very difficult GLPL Power League. In 2017, 14Black took overall 1st place at the Asics Junior Champs at Navy Pier.
Tolis is the boys’ varsity head volleyball coach at West Aurora High School in Aurora. He is also the women’s volleyball head coach at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Tolis works for USA High Performance, serving as a lead-evaluator during tryouts and as a pipeline coach throughout the summer. He previously assumed the role of boys' program coordinator at Saints Peter & Paul Middle School in Naperville.
Tolis helped establish the boys’ volleyball program at Waubonsie Valley High School in 1995-1996 and played on the inaugural team under Coach Al Lagger. After High School, Tolis worked at the College of DuPage for two years as an assistant volleyball coach, under Coach LuAnn Zimmick. That program went on to win two national championships. Tolis transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign in 1998 and played on the men's club volleyball team through 2001.
Lastly, Tolis credentials include USA Impact, CAP 1, CAP 2, and ASEP certifications.
Collin Harrison is a first year coach here at Cyclones Volleyball. Collin played at Oswego East High School from 2015-2018, and he played at Cyclones Volleyball for 3 years as well. As an outside hitter, Collin helped lead the Oswego East boys program to a record setting year. Collin is very passionate about the sport as well as Cyclones. He wants to better the player’s skill and knowledge of the sport. He is currently studying to be a firefighter and a Paramedic at Waubonsee Community College.
Collin is IMPACT and SafeSport Certified.
This is my 2nd year coaching at Cyclones. I’m a sophomore at North Central College studying Elementary Education. I played at Cyclones for 3 years and just couldn’t stay away! I’m looking forward to a great season with your girls!
I am IMPACT certified.
As a player from 2000 - 2004, Grant Marlowe played at West Aurora High School, leading to a college career at Ohio State and then Lakeland College. Grant still plays at a high level in Summer Beach Tournaments and indoor USAV men's competitions.
Grant is IMPACT, ASEP, and SafeSport Certified.
This is my 4th year coaching at Cyclones Volleyball Club and I have thoroughly enjoyed every year. I am currently the girls 16 Black head coach. As a coach, my philosophy is to develop better players through game like experiences. I believe that the game is best learned by playing it. My coaching style balances having fun and having high expectations for my players. I am USAV CAP 1 certified as well as Impact and Safe Sport certified.
As a player, I played middle. My senior year at West Aurora High School, I was unanimously selected to the All-Conference team for the DuPage Valley Conference. I continued to play in college at Northern Illinois University. I was the starting middle every year. During my time there, we were ranked as high as 9th in the country. I still play volleyball competitively and participate in a couple local tournaments as well as playing at the National tournament for adults.
Besides coaching, I am also a high school math teacher. I have taught at West Aurora, York, and currently at Waubonsie Valley High School.
I am a first-year coach here at Cyclones, where I currently serve as an assistant coach of the Girls 15 Black program. As a coach, it is my goal to help players become a better person, both on and off the court.
I began my volleyball career in 7th grade at Sports Performance, then made the transition to Cyclones the next year, where I was a setter up through 10th grade, and competed in the beach program during the summers. Along with club, I played at Kaneland High School as both a setter and right-side hitter. Although I no longer play volleyball, previous to a coaching opportunity at Cyclones, I coached girl’s aged 10-13 for the FVPD Middle School Volleyball League for 3 years.
Outside of Cyclones, I am a full-time student at Aurora University where I am pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After receiving my BSN, I have plans to go back to school and pursue my Master of Science in Nursing, with a goal of becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner.
I am both IMPACT and SafeSport certified.
Brian is a USAV CAP I & II certified coach, as well as Impact and Safe Sport certified.
Volleyball is a passion of mine that I love to spread. It has been a big part of my life for the past 23 years and for 16 of those years I have been coaching, assisting, training, and officiating volleyball teams as well as, co-directing, and directing volleyball clubs. I have coached girls ages 9-22 in a variety of settings and have had a chance to watch, listen and work with some amazing mentors and coaches in the volleyball world. I am excited this year to be a part of Cyclones Volleyball Club and working with old friends.
Outside of the volleyball world, I am a Teacher, Wife, Mom, Daughter, and Sister. I have been a Special Education Teacher at Wheaton Warrenville South High School for the past 13 years, and have taught elementary summer school for 8 years. My husband Joe and I are happily married and we are so lucky to have a wonderful daughter Addison who is almost 5 and son Steven who is 2.5 years old.
Every year I encourage all of the girls and parents to come up and introduce yourselves to me and to communicate with me as much as needed if you have any questions or concerns. I am a very competitive person but like to maintain a positive and motivating atmosphere with my teams and parents. I believe being upfront, honest, approachable and consistent are key components when coaching to help nurture growth and love for the sport. Communication is very important and promoting this skill along with advocacy and camaraderie are keys to success when playing a team sport. Looking forward to spreading my passion for volleyball at Cyclones!!
Robin Bollinger is a second year coach at Cyclones EAST. Currently she serves as the 12U head coach. Outside of Cyclones, Robin has also helped coach both volleyball and basketball at Hadley Junior High in Glen Ellyn. She believes in providing a positive volleyball experience through fun and competition. In addition to coaching, Robin is a math teacher at Hadley. She has been teaching for 11 years and is National Board Certified.
Robin is IMPACT and SafeSport Certified.
I have coached at Cyclones East for the past 2 years. I began playing volleyball at Ultimate Volleyball Club when I was 14, and played at Michio Volleyball Club my senior year of high school. I played 3 years of varsity volleyball during high school, was a captain my junior and senior year, and earned All-Conference my senior year. I continued on to play at Elmhurst College as a setter. I also participated in beach volleyball leagues while I was in high school. I have coached ages 7-18 throughout the years and I am currently interning at Tip Top Training, a strength and conditioning program for young athletes. I have a great passion for the game of volleyball and I want to share that passion with other girls so they can succeed in the volleyball world. Besides volleyball, I am majoring in Exercise Science and plan on attending graduate school to become a Physical Therapist.
I am IMPACT Certified.
I have been coaching at Cyclones Volleyball Club for five years, and the past two years I have been at Cyclones East. I was a player for Cyclones 13u through 18u, played three years of varsity volleyball at West Aurora High School, and continued my playing career at Elmhurst College as a setter. I have coached ages 5-14 throughout the years, and have been trained by many of the great coaches at the club. I was a captain and named to the All-Conference team my senior year of high school, am a recipient of the Green Heart Award for Cyclones, and have lead my college team in categories such as assists and aces the past two years. I have always been dedicated to the sport of volleyball and I love sharing my passion for the game through coaching. Being with Cyclones for almost ten years has made me into the player and coach I am today. Outside of volleyball, I attend Elmhurst College as a biology major and intend to go into ecological research.
I am IMPACT and SafeSport certified.
Previously coaching with Downers Grove North’s girls program, this is my first year with Cyclones and I’m incredibly excited to be here! As a coach, I believe that by focusing on energy, positivity, and competition you create an environment where hard work naturally follows. Furthermore, I believe that for any team to be successful, it is key to balance optimizing individual talent with building team chemistry.
I grew up in Downers Grove, playing for Elite Force Volleyball Club and Downers Grove North High School from 2007-2011. I began my volleyball career as a setter and, after a timely growth spurt, transitioned into being an outside/right side hitter . After High School I was able to continue my volleyball career playing for Lakeland University, where I was fortunate enough to be a member of a Conference Championship Team.
Outside of Cyclones, I work in marketing, sail competitively, and compete in both beach and indoor tournaments.
I am SafeSport and IMPACT Certified.