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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.
Brian is a USAV CAP I & II certified coach, as well as Impact and Safe Sport 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.
Coach Kym McKay returned to the tri-city area in 2012. An alum of Batavia High School, Kym was a 2 sport athlete (volleyball and softball) for the Bulldogs. She earned 8 varsity letters and was honored as the school's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Kym continued her volleyball career at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, but her career was cut short by several knee injuries. Though disappointed that her collegiate career never came to fruition, it was due to the injury that she was exposed to the coaching side of the sport she loved. Her college coach, Rich Luenemann, gave her a clipboard and it was the beginning of a wonderful mentorship that would mold Kym's future.
Throughout their collegiate tenures (Kym at Western Illinois University and Rich at Washington University-St. Louis), they shared coaching experiences, ideas, and antidotes. Kym learned extensively from Rich who retired in 2012 as a 3 time NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year and National Champion who ranks 6th all time in collegiate career coaching wins. He taught Kym many aspects of the game of volleyball, but most significantly, he engrained the importance of relationships while coaching. This formed one of the core elements of Kym's coaching philosophy.
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.
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.
Hello! My name is Allison Klein. This is my sixth year with Cyclones! I played club for three years in high school and this is my third year coaching. I am currently a junior at North Central College studying Elementary Education. I am looking forward to working with your girls this season!
In his seventh year coaching volleyball at Cyclones, Mikey is currently coaching 15 Black after four successful seasons with 16 Black and two with 15 Green. Over his tenure, he has coached players that have gone on to have successful volleyball careers, acquiring many different local and national awards at the high school and collegiate level. Mikey’s teams have achieved many levels of success in winning matches, improving as players, and having fun throughout the season.
As a coach, Mikey’s believes the most important things for success are to want to get better and to have fun doing it. Winning is important, but not the only goal. Mikey believes winning is a function of the hard work and dedication put into practice time. His coaching style challenges players to improve mentally as volleyball players as well as develop better technical skills.
As a player, Mikey was unanimously selected to the All-Conference team in the DVC his senior. He went on to play club volleyball at NIU. He started and played middle all four years. During his time, NIU was consistently one of the best club teams in the nation achieving a national rank as high as 7th. Currently, Mikey still plays on an adult team that competes at A level at nationals.
Mikey is married to his wife, Allison, and has a daughter, Brooklyn, and a son, Emmett. Currently, he is a high school math teacher at Somonauk High School.
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!!
Katie has coached at Cyclones East for the past 3 years. She played volleyball at Ultimate Volleyball Club from 14u to 17u and played at Michio Volleyball Club at 18u. Katie played 3 years of varsity volleyball and 4 years of beach volleyball during high school, and continued to play 3 years of collegiate volleyball at Elmhurst College as a setter. She was a captain her junior and senior year of high school, along with her junior year of college, and earned All-Conference her senior year of high school. Katie has coached ages 7-18 throughout the years of coaching teams and camps. She has a great passion for the game of volleyball, and wants to share that passion with other girls so they can have great success and possess love for the game. Aside from volleyball, Katie is an intern at Tip Top Training, a strength and conditioning program for young athletes. She is an Exercise Science major and will attend Governors State University graduate school this upcoming year to become a Physical Therapist.
I am IMPACT Certified.
This is my first year coaching at Cyclones. I began playing indoor and sand volleyball in 7th grade at Team One Volleyball Club and Sports Performance Volleyball Club my senior year. Senior year my club team took 3rd place at AAU Nationals where I won the All-Star award. I continued on to play volleyball for two years at Elmhurst College as a DS/Libero. I have coached kids from the ages of 4-18 throughout the years, and am so excited to continue sharing my volleyball passion through coaching here at Cyclones. Outside of volleyball, I am currently majoring in Human Resource Management with a minor in Spanish at Elmhurst College.
I am IMPACT and Safe Sport 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.