The A5 Volleyball Board of Directors consist of coaches, former players, and parents of players with experience in other junior volleyball programs. Our Board provides guidance to our club and has a wealth of experience to draw from.
The Board and the Club Directors work in a joint effort to ensure current and future success and the desired operational outcomes.
Charles Westbrook, Founder and Chairman of the Boardvolleyperform1@gmail.com | Download bio
Bob Westbrook is a founding member of A5 and continues as one of the primary pillars of the club. His list of accomplishments includes coaching at the NCAA Division I college level for several colleges. He also founded the highly successful Front Range Volleyball Club in Colorado.
Bob has brought national volleyball attention and prominence to Atlanta. His teams have succeeded nationally at the club level and his players continue to have success at the college level. Bob's 2008 18-1 team won the USAV National Division Championship in Dallas and his 2011 18-1 team earned the first-ever 18 Open bid out of the Southern Region.
Separately from A5, he develops player skills through Volley Performance, an organization he founded and owns.
Gabriel Aramian, Directorgabearamian@gmail.com | Download bio
Gabe Aramian has been a part of the ever-growing volleyball community in the Atlanta area for the last 15 years. While at A5, his positions have included Board Member, Recruiting Coordinator, Master Coach, and Lead Instructor for regular season training, pre-season training and holiday camps, youth camps and clinics, and the Southern Volleyball Showcase.
As a coach, his club teams have been ranked as high as #1 in the country, with numerous qualifier and national championship medals, including three 16 Open National Championships at AAUs and USAV. In 2016, Gabe was named AVCA 16s Coach of the Year, and a 2020 & 2021 AVCA Club Director of the Year finalist. During his coaching tenure, he took a 3 year sabbatical to coach collegiately at Auburn and Coastal Carolina University, where he was a part of a second round NCAA finish and two second place conference finishes.
Gabe is originally from Marietta, Georgia and graduated from UGA with a degree in International Affairs and Arabic, and from KSU with a Master of Public Administration.
Scott Cioffari, Director of Operationsa5volleyball@gmail.com | Download bio
Scott Cioffari is a long time member of the Atlanta volleyball community, having been with A5 since its inception. As a nationally recognized volleyball “guru,” Scott has coached both at the collegiate and club level, from UNC to North Florida, Georgia State to Georgia Tech, and Jacksonville Juniors to his current home at A5. At the college ranks he was a part of multiple conference championships and two Sweet 16 appearances. Accomplishments at the club level include multiple regional championships, bids to nationals, qualifier medals, and national championship medals.
Scott grew up in Westchester, New York and has a degree in History and Political Science, and a minor in Sports Science at UNC. He also has a Master of Sports Administration from Georgia State.
JJ Boyte, Director of Accounting and Financejkboyte@gmail.com | Download bio
JJ Boyte joined both the leadership team and the coaching staff for A5 in 2015. Prior to this, JJ worked for a regional accounting firm in South Carolina for two years, where he gained experience in the public accounting field. JJ specialized in Government, Non-Profit, and Special Purpose entity work.
Born and raised in South Carolina, JJ was heavily involved in coaching and training club volleyball players and teams there, and also spent 18 months as a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Anderson University Women’s volleyball team. Over the past 6 years with A5, JJ has been instrumental in the ongoing development of tools and processes that dynamically impact the business functions A5 staff work through on a daily basis.
JJ has a B.S. in Business from Anderson University and a Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University.
Laura Ann O'Sullivan, Office Manager/Registrar/Uniform Coordinatorla.firstname.lastname@example.org | Download bio
Laura Ann O’Sullivan (LA) became the Director of Marketing, Communication, and Fundraising for A5 in August 2017, and transitioned into the Office Manager/Registrar and Uniform Coordinator Role, plus many other responsibilities. She started coaching with A5 after moving to the Atlanta area in 2015. Her first year at A5, she coached 14-4s team, the first 4’s team to ever earn a national bid. She has been the head coach to our 15-3 and 15-2 teams. LA won two National Championships in the 2021 season at AAU's in 15 Premier and at USAV Nationals in 15 USA. This was a huge accomplish for her team, these tournaments were back to back with one day of travel in between.
She played at High Point University her freshman year and transfered to Mars Hill University to finish up her playing career. At Mars Hill she led the South Atlantic Conference in service aces and was ranked nationally for hitting percentage and blocks per set.
LA coached in college for 5 years serving as an assistant at Augusta State Univeristy, Columbus State University and Reinhardt University. LA earned a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and Servant Leadership from Columbus State University and her undergraduate degree from Mars Hill University in 2012 with a B.S. in Recreation and Sports Management with Minors in Coaching and Business Administration. LA is also a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer.
Laura Ann is married to Sean O'Sullivan head football coach at Centennial High School, they have a son named Patrick.
Tami Audia, A5 Recruiting Coordinator/Staffing Directora5vballrecruiting@gmail.com
Tami came onboard shortly after we moved into the A5 Sportsplex as our full time Facility Director. Tami oversees court time at the A5 Sportsplex and other details associated with our new facility to maximize the utility of our 13 courts to allow athletes to get the highest level of training as often as possible.
Tami started playing volleyball when she was young and her mother coached her high school team. From there she went on to be a setter for Xavier University, graduating with a degree in sports management. Her volleyball career continued as the Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Dayton, Associate Head Coach at The University of Maryland and Director of Volleyball/Head Coach for indoor volleyball at Georgia State University. She was also fortunate to be a part of the development of the Beach volleyball program at GSU including building the one-of-a-kind GSU sand court facility located in downtown Atlanta.
Tami is excited to be around our athletes since one of the things she enjoyed most about coaching in college was building relationships and mentoring players. Tami shares a heart for the mission of A5 and helping athletes on their journey to becoming young adults.
Steve Wilcosky, Director A5 Tournaments, Showcases, Gwinnett Facility Directorstevewilcosky@gmail.com
Grace Fossier, Board Member and Youth Directora5grace.email@example.com | Download bio
Grace Fossier is the A5 Youth Director and also an A5 Board Member. A graduate of Michigan State University, Grace contributes success in her business career and coaching career to her years competing in sports. While her early years competing with her older brothers in various sports taught her toughness, playing in organized sports throughout her school years taught Grace team unity and the knowledge behind achieving goals.
Volleyball is her favorite sport, requiring vision, strength, and explosiveness. Grace has coached high school volleyball and A5's youth for over 10 years. Grace feels honored to be able to coach all age groups and the perfect nights in the gym are when the high school athletes help out with the youth, sharing their passion and love of the game.
Grace thanks God every day for her best friend and husband, Rick, and their awesome sons, Zach and Mitch.
Scott Shelley, Associate Director Boysscott.firstname.lastname@example.org | Download bio
Scott Shelley became the Associate Director for Beach and Boys Volleyball for A5 in June 2021, following 12 seasons coaching with the A5 girls program. Shelley began his career at A5 as an assistant coach in the 16s-18s age groups, most notably serving as Bob Westbrook’s assistant coach on the 18-1 team for three seasons and nine seasons on the same coaching staff as fellow Boys Director, Gary Jensen. In 2017, Shelley moved into the head coaching position for the 16-2 team, a season that culminated in USAV and AAU National Championships. Prior to joining A5, Shelley coached with two other nationally recognized clubs, Kansas City Power and Cleveland Volleyball Company (CVC).
Shelley coached in college for 4 years serving as an assistant at Emory University for Jenny McDowell. In these four seasons, Emory reached the NCAA Division III Final Four in three seasons and the National Championship match twice.
Scott is married to former A5 player and coach, Haley (Winston) Shelley, a teacher and volleyball coach at Lassiter High School. Haley and Scott have a daughter named Raker.
Gary Jensen, Director of Boysgaryljensen@gmail.com | Download bio
Ali McColloch, Director of Beachali.email@example.com
Ali McColloch (Daley) has a passion for player development and culture building within programs. She initially played at Long Beach State as an outside hitter. In her only year as a 49er, McColloch was named Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and All-Big West First Team during the 2005 season. Ali moved to UCLA for her sophomore season. After finishing, she joined the exclusive 1,000 kill and 1,000 dig club as a Bruin and graduated with a BA in Sociology.
Ali played professionally as the team captain for Las Caribes in Puerto Rico and a second season in Spain for Division A1 Gran Canarias. McColloch began playing on the beach in 2014 she has improved on both the international and domestic level and is consistently finishing in the top 10 in the USA. She finished her beach season ranked 9th individually on the AVP tour and 4th overall with partner Emily Stockman.
Ali comes to A5 Beach after spending the last 4 years as the head coach for UC Davis Beach Volleyball.
Kelly Audia, Director of Coaching Developmentkelly.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Audia was instrumental in founding the original training methodology employed by A5. Coach Audia has an extensive background in volleyball with club, high school and NCAA Division I experience with coaching stops at Georgia State, Clemson and Xavier University. He has trained hundreds of players from beginning players to All-Americans.
Kelly has a recently celebrated his 500th win as a high school coach! He has been won 7 Area Championships and has made 3 Final Four Appearances. In addition, Kelly has also had 2 State Runner-Up finishes with Sequoya High School.
As for club volleyball, Kelly has coached with A5 for 8 years with both the 15's and 17's age groups. Previously, Kelluy has won the Northeast Qualifier as the 15-1 coach and won the Sunshine Qualifier as the 17-2 coach. Kelly is often seen in the gym and is a strong resource for both players and coaches.
Kip Buss, Board Advisorkipbuss@gmail.com | Download bio
Growing up in Pennsylvania, Kip first started playing boys volleyball for his high school team. He continued his playing days in college, joining the club team at Wake Forest University as well as a USA Volleyball men's open team in North Carolina. After college, he played in many indoor USA Volleyball Open Championships along with sand and grass tournaments throughout the South. He and his partner won the inaugural Atlanta Iron Man Tri-Surface (Indoor, Grass, Sand) Doubles Volleyball Tournament.
Kip has been coaching at A5 since 2007 and served as the Director of the A5 Boys program from 2012-2019.
Danielle Abram, Marketing and Newsletter Managerdanielleabram8@gmail.com | Download bio
Danielle joined the A5 staff as the Marketing and Content Manager in 2022 and was excited to bring in her creativity. She has been on the coaching staff at A5 since 2016 and grew her passion throughout the years as she transitioned from being an assistant to head coach. Danielle graduated from Kennesaw State University, where she also played on the club team, and earned her BA in English.
Danielle is excited to continue the growth of the #1 volleyball club in the country! She continues to update and advance the A5 Newsletter, On the Line, and looks forward to being a helping hand at A5. She enjoys interacting with all the players in the gym while also creating fun and new content. Be on the lookout for more updates to come and potentially being interviewed by the "Mini Mic."
Spencer Burrows, Board Advisorsburrows74@gmail.com
When my wife, Kim, and I had kids, we knew they would play sports and got them involved in every sport to see which one would stick. During a year-long work stint in Charleston, SC, Lauryn, the oldest of 3, came home asking to tryout for the middle school volleyball team with her friends. This was the start of my family’s volleyball journey thru our daughters Lauryn and Marley.
After the middle school season, Lauryn was asked to join the local travel team, Mt. Pleasant Volleyball (MVP). The following year, we moved back to GA; Peachtree City to be exact. It just so happened to be A5 South’s inaugural year and we attended the info session in a gym with no walls, as construction was still in progress. Lauryn began her first season with A5 that year with Marley following her sister soon thereafter, and I became the official game video recorder.
After 3 seasons, we moved to Marietta and attended Walton High School. After winning the first of many state championships, Lauryn joined 16-Gabe as OH and Marley made 13-Jackie as MB. The level of competition in the gym and during tournaments was unbelievable. After our first season ‘up north,’ Marley decided to end her volleyball career and Lauryn continued to play for 17-Jing (first A5 team to beat 17-Ping) and then 18-Scott. Lauryn was recruited by and committed to play for FSU Seminoles. Once our Club career was finished, I was asked and agreed to serve on A5 Board with honor. A5 has truly been a blessing and a fun ride for myself and my family. We have made life long friends and memories and would teleport back to 13s and do it all over again in a minute!
Danielle Welsh, Board Advisordaniellewelsh@gmail.com
Joe Bennett-Paris, Board Advisorbparis3902@thejbp.com
Joe’s greatest accomplishments are his three daughters, Katie, Hannah and Molly, all of whom have played volleyball. Hannah was a Plank Member of A5, playing for Erica Miller and Bob Westbrook. She went on to have a stellar 4 years playing volleyball at the University of South Carolina, followed by coaching club and high school teams in Columbia, SC. In addition to her current position as head volleyball coach at Xavier University of Louisiana, Hannah still finds time to coach a club team and play in adult indoor and sand tournaments.
While Hannah played for A5, Joe was the parent in charge of food for her teams, earning the nickname, “Food Dude.” He still knows her 18’s team Subway® order by heart. Always the overachiever, prior to becoming the Food Dude, he graduated from the University of Southern Cal with a BS, Loyola University Chicago with a Ph.D. in pharmacology and a law degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. Before entering law, he served on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
When he’s not playing rockabilly guitar, Joe is an intellectual property attorney. He lives with his better half, Barbara, and their pack of dogs and cats in Marietta.
AJ Morris, Director of Social Media and Content Creationaj@wyldphotofilm.com
AJ graduated in 2015 from UNG with a Bachelors in Psychology. During her time at UNG, she was on the rowing team and played club volleyball. During her time in college, she began freelancing, doing both photo and video work. Since then, she has worked with multiple high school sports teams in the area, and most recently, a season as a videographer with Atlanta’s WNBA team, The Dream.
AJ has been coaching club and high school volleyball for 9 years and looks to extend her love of the game through social media! AJ is married to her husband, Brian, and they reside in Sandy Springs with their dog Keke.