Meet Our  Coaches!

Coach Cynthia "CJ" Johnson

• Impact Certified (USAV)
• USAV Team Player (6yrs) 
• Over 20 years playing competitive volleyball
• Head Coach at Pinckneyville Middle School (2013- Current)
• Head Coach at Johns Creek Gladiators (HS Feeder Team) 2017
• Previously Head Coach at Wheeler High School
• Extensive Club and Coaching Experience

Coach Julie Ottmann 

After playing Varsity for Bismarck High School (Bismarck, ND), Julie moved on to play at the collegiate level, playing at North Dakota State University, until an injury ended her career.  

In 2016, she began her Club coaching career as an Assistant Coach for Top Dog 13-2s.  After a move to Texas, Julie continued coaching club volleyball for 14-1s.  In 2019, she moved back to the Norcross area, and joined the NJBD coaching team as the Head B Team coach, where her inaugural team won the Silver bracket at the Gwinnett County Middle School Championships!

Coach Eric Shipley 

As the Pinckneyville Middle School C Team Coach during the 2019 Season, Eric Shipley helped beginning players develop their skills.  He was also a coach for Girls 14 Club volleyball in 2019, advancing the skill set for accomplished players  

Eric's playing experience spans about 40 years.  He has played Middle Blocker/Hitter on an Indoor Men's Team at Adult Nationals for the past 14 years, winning the Silver Divison twice. His Indoor coed league has been together about 18 years.  He usually plays sand 2's, 3's, or 4's pick up games a couple of times a week.  Over the past 25 or 30 years, he has played in numerous tournaments, even winning a few!