Pinellas Heat Staff

Terry Small : Director & Coach

Terry Small

Director & Coach

Terry was the varsity volleyball coach at East Lake High School from 1997-2010. In 2017 he was asked to take back over as Head coach at East Lake where he continues to coach today. The 2018 rebuilding season ended in a respectable year with a record of 20-7.

During his tenure he has compiled a 369-129 record, won 5 District Championships, 3 Regional Championships, 3 Final Four appearances, including the 2002 Class 5A State Runner-Up and the 2010 Class 5A State Championship. He was the 2001, 2002 and 2010 Pinellas County Coach of the Year. His players have earned numerous awards including County Player of the Year, All-County, All-Conference, All-State, and numerous All-Tournament teams. His players have gone on to play Division I, Division II, and also Junior College volleyball. Every player that he has coached that has wanted a scholarship has received one. In club he has coached 3 AAU All-Americans and been named Outstanding Male Coach for the Florida Region and is CAP 1 certified. In the past, he has been a coach for the USAV Florida Region’s High Performance Team Florida, training the most elite players in the state of Florida. In 2009, his 15 Elite team won the 15 Club division at The Big South National Qualifier, earning a National bid to JO’s and finished 6th in 15 Open at The Northeast National Qualifier, earning Heat’s 1st Open Bid to JO’s. In 2011, His 17 Elite team won the 17 National division at The Northeast National Qualifier, earning a bid to the Junior National Championships. In 2013 his 16 Elite team earned an American Bid at the Florida Regional Qualifier where they went on to compete in the Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. In 2015, His 14 Elite team won a bid and competed in the Junior National Championships in New Orleans and again in 2016 in Indianapolis. Two years later in 2019 Terry's 18 Elite received a bid to return to the Junior National Championships in Dallas. In 2019 one of his biggest honors were bestowed on he and his wife when they were inducted into the USA Florida Region Hall of Fame.

Barb Small : Director

Barb Small


Barb has assisted Terry in every aspect of running the club since its inception in 1999. Her duties are basically to know everything and be able to do anything at a moment’s notice. Barb coached the Junior Varsity team at East Lake for several years and has also worked as an assistant coach with the Florida Region’s High Performance Team Florida. She is also CAP 1 certified. Terry & Barb’s son Tyler, is a Senior at Indian Rocks Christian School.

Kim Foster : Client Account Manager

Kim Foster

Client Account Manager

Joined Pinellas Heat in 2001 as a result of her marriage to Mark Foster. She was the Junior Varsity coach at Clearwater Central Catholic in 2001-02 while also assisting the Varsity team. Kim is CAP I certified; the past 14 high school seasons she has been an assistant varsity coach at Indian Rocks Christian School where she is also the JH coach. Kim’s primary focus is to handle the individual financial accounts for each Heat family in addition to being our Program Coordinator which includes coordinating private lessons, clinics, camps, and leagues. Her attention to detail assures each family that their accounts will be well maintained.

Kelleigh (O’Neill) Purtill : Uniform & Apparel Coordinator, Back Office and Social Media Coordinator

Kelleigh (O’Neill) Purtill

Uniform & Apparel Coordinator, Back Office and Social Media Coordinator

Handles Pinellas Heat’s uniform & apparel orders, helps with a lot of the behind the scene action, in addition to our social media pages. This will be Kelleigh’s 16th season with Pinellas Heat. She began playing volleyball at the age of 10. She graduated from East Lake High School where she played four years on the varsity volleyball team under the expertise of Terry and Barb Small. While playing for East Lake, she led her team as one of the captains her sophomore, junior, and senior year to two Regional Championships and were the 2002 Class 5A State Runner Up, where she was also recognized and named to the Class 5A All State First Team. In 2010 she assisted Terry and Barb Small at East Lake High School when their team went on to win the Class 5A State Championship. She is back assisting alongside Terry at East Lake this season. During her club years, Kelleigh also played with Pinellas Heat’s first team in 2000. During the 2004 season, she was awarded by the USAV as the Outstanding Female Coach of the Year. The 2011 club season her 14 Elite team finished 2nd in the Florida Regional Qualifier where the team earned a bid to compete in at the Junior Nationals and finished tied for 3rd in the American Division. When Kelleigh isn’t helping us, she’s at home with her husband Tyler where their adorable set of twins, Grayson and EmmaLeigh who turned one in August, keep them very busy!

Bryan Avergonzado : Coach

Bryan Avergonzado


This will be Bryan's 13th season with the Heat. Along with coaching club and mini-club teams he heads up the 12&Under programs. He's also newly promoted to Associate Varsity Head Coach at East Lake High School. He's also the Head Beach Coach at East Lake High School. He has a real passion teaching the fundamentals of playing volleyball and preparing them with the tools they need to be successful volleyball players in the future. He has  3 children, Hannah, Maddie and Mark. Hannah is a graduate of East Lake High School and Florida Gulf Coast University. Maddie is attending the University of Florida in the fall.  Mark is a junior at East Lake High School,
Emily Bell : Coach

Emily Bell


Emily is in her 13th year with Pinellas Heat but has been coaching for the past fifteen years in Missouri and Florida. She attended Missouri State University 00′-04′ and was an Assistant Coach for the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 08′. Aside from playing and coaching, Emily also referees so she has a knowledge of the game from all aspects. She helps run summer camps, training’s, and assists where she’s needed. In 2011, every player on Emily’s 18′s team received a scholarship to play volleyball in college!


Cristina Buckley : Coach

Cristina Buckley


Cristina has been playing indoor volleyball for over 10 years. She played and attending Sickles High School while playing an overall 4 seasons with the Heat.

She was recruited and given an athletic scholarship to play volleyball for Keiser University in West Palm Beach all 4 years of her bachelor's degree. Won districts her sophomore year, in season 2019, making that the first time in Keiser history to win districts. Then won districts again and conference tournament her junior year, in season 2020, with the overall record of 36-2, allowing them to compete at nationals for the first time in Keiser history as well. That season they also broke the record of most consecutive wins with their 36-game winning streak.

Cristina has been coaching and sharing her love for volleyball since 2018. Debuting her coaching career with one of the oldest clubs left in Florida, Palm Beach Juniors, and coaching for one of the top clubs of the south, Tribe Volleyball, before moving back to the Tampa Bay area.

After graduating with her bachelors in exercise science and now working on her doctorates in physical therapy, not only is she happy to guide kids to achieve the best versions of themselves on and off the court but to help them take care of themselves physically as well.

David Carstenson : Beach Coach

David Carstenson

Beach Coach

David is a long distance runner in Beach and Indoor  Volleyball. He played indoors for 30 years and outdoors for 35 starting in Minnesota and moved to Florida in 1990. He has been with USA Volleyball outdoors as a BCAP coach since 2009, having been in the first to get a rating for coaching beach and has run over 25 tryout camps since 2009 as well. He was a coach in 2010 in Russia with a delegation of kids coaching for one month. He has coached at the USA HP Championships for 6 years and has produced 20 medals for teams he has coached. David has coached over 40 players in Collegiate Beach Volleyball and has also been the USA Beach East Coast Camp director for the past 7 years.  His reach has now grown to the NCAA level where he has been the Tournament Director for the Championships for the pats 6 years. In 2017 , he joined fellow coach Mark Foster in assisting the IRCS Beach High School team being the 1st High School in Pinellas County to have a beach program. David just came off the USA Junior Beach Tour Championships as the Tournament Director. It was the largest junior beach event ever in the state of Florida. He is proud to now call himself part of the Heat family and looks forward to continuing the growth of beach volleyball for all players interested in playing.

Scott Fellers : Coach

Scott Fellers


Scott comes to us from Ohio and grew up in Indiana. He is a proud Army Veteran and played volleyball for over 30+ years. His knowledge of the game includes both indoor and beach. He has a passion for coaching and sharing his knowledge of the game with his players. Scott has been with Pinellas Heat for 4 years now and has coached all ages, and many seasons he’s coached 2 teams! In 2018 he was the Assistant Coach for our 13 Elite who won the American Division at the Big South Qualifier earning a bid to compete at the Junior Nationals in Detroit, Michigan. He has been the Assistant Coach at Clearwater High School since 2017 where the Tornadoes were the District Champions for the 2017 season. Scott is married to another one of our Heat coaches, Angela, and has 2 children.

Jessie Flowers : Coach

Jessie Flowers


Jessie is entering her 8th season with Pinellas Heat. She is a native to the area where she attended Largo High School, played for Gulf Coast Juniors Volleyball Club, and continued playing in college for St. Petersburg College. While at Largo High School she was the captain of her senior team where she received the MVP and Gatorade Will To Win Athletic awards for both volleyball and throwing discus for her track team. She also received an honorable mention for the All Pinellas County team and was the third round pick for the Senior All-Star team. She received a full athletic scholarship where she was a starting freshman playing outside hitter. Academically Jessie was in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and sports editor for the yearbook committee. Jessie’s coaching inspiration is her high school coach, without her she would have never found her love of the game and her passion for coaching.

Mark Foster : Beach Coach

Mark Foster

Beach Coach

Mark has been coaching with Pinellas Heat since the club started in 2000 and has been the Head Coach at Indian Rocks Christian School since 2003. He has coached mainly the 14-16 Elite teams since 2000 while starting the setter's training serving as the setter’s coach for Pinellas Heat. Coach Foster began his playing career in Puerto Rico at the age of 15 where he was selected to play for the Puerto Rican Jr. National team as a Defensive Specialist (90-92). He continued his playing career in College as a Setter for the Clearwater Christian College Club team (’93-’96). Coach Foster began his coaching career at Pinellas Park HS (’99-’00) followed by CCC (’01-’02) before taking over at Indian Rocks. In his 15 years at IRCS, the program has seven 19+ win seasons and only 3 losing seasons in 15 years. Since the school’s first winning season in 2005, he has led Indian Rocks Christian to 2 District Championships (’06-’07), 4 District Runner-ups (’08-’11), 6 consecutive Regional Semi-Final appearances (’06-’11), 3 consecutive Bay Conference Championships (’10-’12) and has an overall record of 236-120. Coach Foster was selected as the Pinellas County Coach of the Year in 2006 and has seen many of his High School & Club players receive scholarships to play at the next level in various Divisions. Many of his HS/Club players have received multiple accolades in the Tampa Bay area as well as through USA/AAU Volleyball. Coach Foster served as the President of the Pinellas County Coaches Senior All-Star Association from 2006-2015), is IMPACT certified, CAP 1 certified, a certified PAVO College Official (Indoor/Beach), SAFESPORT certified, and BCAP certified. In 2017, Coach Foster started the first ever HS Beach Volleyball Program in Pinellas County at Indian Rocks Christian. In his two seasons at the helm of the IRCS Beach Program, he had led them to a 5-1 Conference Record, a 146-54 Pairs Record, and 9th place (2017) and 5th place (2018) finishes at the SSAC State Championships. He currently serves as the Heat Beach Volleyball Director/Lead Coach.

Curt Frommelt : Coach

Curt Frommelt


Curt has both playing and coaching experience. He has played for 14 years at various local & national beach and indoor tournaments and his coaching experience extends across 14 years having coached all ages 12 to 18. His club experience includes coaching with Courtmasters, USA South, Tampa Bay One, and Pinellas Heat. He coached with the Academy of the Holy Names, 3 years with JV and 1 year as the Varsity Coach.

Kent Golden : Coach

Kent Golden


Kent enters his 9th year with Pinellas Heat as a head coach spanning all levels from ages 11 through 15. Coach Golden is also in his 4th season as JV head coach at Clearwater High School. He works hard to teach the fundamentals of volleyball while instilling the love and fun for the game, as well as, developing leadership and team accountability along the way. He is most proud of his track record for preparing his players to make their varsity school team and higher club teams the next season.

Kim Mason : Coach

Kim Mason



Kim has been playing volleyball since she was 10 years old. Kim grew up on the East Coast of Florida, and spent her high school years playing on the Varsity Volleyball Team at Lake Worth Christian School. She played all the way around as a hitter and a setter and was team captain her senior season. During her time at LWC, the team was state runner-up, regional finalists, and regional semi-finalists. She also played for the Elite Travel Team of Palm Beach Juniors Club-4-U from 2005-2007, where she won countless tournaments and traveled the country. Kim earned a full-ride scholarship as a hitter to play at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida and she spent her freshman year playing there. For her sophomore year of college, Kim returned to West Palm to play at Palm Beach State College under her old travel coach, Sam Skelton. Sadly, she suffered a season ending shoulder injury that also ended her playing career. Coach Kim is now going in to her 6th year of coaching for Pinellas Heat, but she discovered her love for coaching in high school while assisting her school with camps and clinics over the summers. Along with coaching mini and regular club seasons, Coach Kim coaches position trainings, summer camps, and does private lessons here at Heat Volleyball. Coaching is Kim’s passion and she looks forward to the many years ahead of her as a Heat Volleyball Coach.
Natalie Morse : Coach

Natalie Morse


This is Natalie’s first year with Heat, and is running into her 5th year coaching club.

Her volleyball history spans over 12 years in a variety of capacities from: player, player/coach, coach, and referee.

She has been trained closely along side Keegan Cook, who has won 3 Pac 12 championships, and two appearances in the elite eight during his 7 year coaching run at UW. In addition to playing 2 years at Eastern Washington U, making it to the Big Sky Championships both years.

She has trained and coached along side multiple college coaches getting more experience to allow myself to get my athletes prepared for that next level.

She takes pride in her knowledge and relationship with Gold Medal Square. She has been an athlete training in those clinics, as well as a coach learning different techniques and mechanisms of coaching.

I have coached with 3 different USAV clubs, 3 in Washington 1 in Florida.

My position has always been Libero (defensive specialist)

She has learned and gleaned many different styles of playing in the position and adjusting play based on surroundings.

A quote that she uses a lot is

“Systems do not dig balls, players do”

Her philosophy :

Is to develop, mentor, and inspire athletes to be leaders and great citizens through volleyball and promote an environment where athletes can be challenged to compete above their current skill level. I see myself as a relevant, creative and seasoned technical coach and teacher with the ability to introduce and correct mechanisms and translate learning to an effective and efficient skill level. Most importantly I am able to create a positive team environment and team synergy to include players, parents coaches and my clubs staff. Additionally I use iStatVball at tournaments to help drive practices for areas for improvement. I use other programs such as “Clips, Coach’s Eye, and Slowmo” to help with form.

Ultimately my goal is to make sure I am not any players last coach.

Makenzie Powers : Coach

Makenzie Powers


MaKenzie started playing volleyball in 6th grade at Carwise Middle under the direction of Matt Little where they won districts all three years. That same year, she began playing club volleyball with Pinellas Heat’s 12 & Under team and continued to play with Heat through her 18’s year. Her 14’s year, her team qualified and participated in Junior Olympics in Reno, Nevada.  She attended East Lake High School where she played JV her freshman and sophomore year (Captain) and Varsity her junior and senior year (Captain). She was named the 2010 & 2011 Defensive MVP and the Suncoast Athlete of the Week. She is attending St. Pete College and majoring in Elementary Education. You will see her on the sidelines and also behind the front desk at Athletic House, where she has been helping Pinellas Heat immensely since 2013. This will be her 4th year coaching with Heat.

Tanya Procknow :

Tanya Procknow

Playing Experience - Volleyball Tarpon Springs High School 1989 - 1993
Position: Setter
Regionals: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Sectionals: 1989, 1991, 1992
State Semi Finals: 1989, 1992
State Title, 1991(Class 3A)

Gulf Coast Juniors Position: Setter (4 years)
Stetson University 1993 - 1997 NCAA Division I
Position: Setter

Second Team All-Conference, 1996 A-Sun Player of the Week, 1996 Ranked #6 - Individual Attack Percentage (.317), 1996 Ranked #5 - Career Attack Percentage (.245) Ranked #5 - Individual Assists (975), 1996 Ranked #9 - Individual Assists (883), 1995 Ranked #2 - Career Assists (3332) Ranked #1 - Single Match Assists (75), 1996 2 Team MVP Honors, Multiple Tournament MVP Honors

Doubles Beach Tournament Play
Quads Grass Tournament Play

Coaching Experience
1 Year Stetson University (D1)
1 Year Orlando Volleyball Academy (Girls)
3 Years Valley Attack Volleyball Club (Girls/Boys)
3 Years Nightmares Volleyball Club (Boys)
1 Year Wisconsin Volleyball Academy (Girls)
2 Years Miami Xtreme Volleyball Academy (Girls)
2 Years Pinellas Heat (Girls)
15 Years Private Lessons (Girls/Boys)

Other Tarpon Springs high School Hall of Fame Inductee - 2016
USAV IMPACT Certification
CDC Concussion Training
Member of American Volleyball Coaches Association


Kayla Radics : Coach

Kayla Radics


Rachel Reed : Coach

Rachel Reed


Rachel has played volleyball for Heat since she was a 12U player.  She continued to excel at Carwise Middle School and on to East Lake High School as a starting Freshman Setter where she went on to win 2 State Championship’s with the Eagles, 2010 Class 5A and 2011 Class 8A.  She was named to the All-State team in 2011 and the All-District team from 2009-2011.  Her high school accolades include: team captain in 2010 and 2011, MVP in 2011, Bright House Sports Network Honorable Mention, MaxPreps AVCA Player of the week twice, Knology Cup Athlete of the Week, played on the Pinellas County Senior All-Star Team, Pinellas County Athletic Conference-First Team All County, State All-Star Team, Coaches Association District 8A Player of the Year and St. Pete Times 2011 All-Pinellas County Co-Player of the Year. Her club accolades include: being a member of the Big South Qualifier Championship Team and Baltimore Northeast Qualifier Championship Team. She attended Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN on volleyball scholarship. She is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at East Lake High School. This will be her 5th year coaching with Heat.

Sara Rex : Coach

Sara Rex


Sara has played volleyball for over 12 years starting at Carwise Middle School and here at Pinellas Heat. She played four years on the varsity volleyball team at East Lake High School under Terry and Barb Small where she was named, captain her junior and senior year, All-Pinellas County First Team selection as a junior and senior, Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention as a senior, played on the Pinellas County All-Star Team, and was a three-year member of High Performance Team Florida where she was named captain of the team in her final season. She continued her career in Orlando at the University of Central Florida as a middle blocker being ranked in the Conference USA’s top 20 blockers in 2009 and named captain in 2010. This will be her 9th season coaching with Pinellas Heat.

Augusto Silva :

Augusto Silva

Augusto is originally from Brazil, born and raised in Sao Paulo. He first started playing volleyball in middle school and since then has been competing at a high level. He has played with and against many of today's professional players, throughout his youth teams. Augusto was then recruited as a student-athlete and moved to the U.S. back in 2017 to play collegiate volleyball for Warner University. Originally recruited as an outside hitter, Augusto has also played as a middle blocker and opposite during all four years with the Royals, being part of one of the most competitive teams in the Midsouth conference. During his freshman year, Warner was ranked 3rd in the Nation, finishing conference finals of that season with a 17-3 record. During his Junior and Senior year, making it to Conference Final back to back, Augusto was selected as team captain for both seasons. He Led the Royals with 138 and 171 kills consecutively, also winning numerous hitter of the week award during both seasons what made also be part of the All-Conference teams. The Royals then finished Augusto’s Junior year on an 11-3 record and then during his last year on a 13-5.

Besides indoor, Augusto has also found a passion for outdoor volleyball. Although the little time spent playing beach and grass volleyball, Augusto instantly found how volleyball can be fun regardless of the terrain.

Augusto started his successful coaching career last year while working as an assistant coach for Tribe Volleyball in Deerfield Beach. He worked all summer camps and regular season from U14, U16, and U18. Like many other athletes, he has people that he admires and idols that he looked up to when growing up such a Giba, considered one of the best hitters in volleyball history, and Bernardinho, a multi-champion coach from Brazil that is not only considered one of the best coaches in the World but also a great leader.

Casey Slater : Coach

Casey Slater


Patrick Sneed : Coach

Patrick Sneed


Patrick is in his 16th year coaching with Pinellas Heat. Patrick is in his 14th year as the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Tarpon Springs High School as well as the Head Track coach. Patrick’s Varsity Volleyball team were the District Champions in 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017 and Regional Finalists in 2017. In 2011, Tarpon Springs won the Regional Championships making it to the State Final Four. Patrick has also been voted Pinellas County’s Coach of the Year by his peers and was named the Tampa Bay Times Coach of the Year for 2011 and 2017. In 2008 Patrick’s 13 Elite earned a bid to compete in the Junior National Championships in the 13 American division and was the first coach in Heat history to win a match at Junior Nationals. In 2018 Patrick's 13 Elite team finished 1st in the American Division at the Big South National Qualifier qualifying to compete at Junior Nationals in Detroit, Michigan. Patrick is also our official club photographer with his business Photography is Good. Patrick is known for great action shots and amazing photos he takes while on his yearly Sneedcations.

Colin Taufer : Coach

Colin Taufer


Colin is entering his 3rd year coaching with Pinellas Heat but has been with our Heat family for awhile now. He has coached youth sports at the middle school level for many years. His daughter started her volleyball career at Pinellas Heat in 2013. He is IMPACT certified by USAV.
Katie Will : Coach

Katie Will


Katie started playing indoor club volleyball at the age of 9. During her 10 years of
club she played for Gulf Coast Juniors, Will Power Volleyball, and St. Pete Volleyball
Club. She attended Dunedin High School where she was a varsity starter all 4 years.
She was a setter her freshman year and then played all the way around as an outside
the following 3 years. Her favorite high school volleyball memory was winning
districts for the school’s first time in 22 years her sophomore year. Throughout her
high school career she won MVP 3 times, played in the senior All-Star game and was
voted MVP of the winning All-Star team. She then went to play for Carson-Newman
in Tennessee her freshman year of college. She was an outside hitter and her team
went on to win their region and made it all the way to the Elite 8 for D2 schools. Her
sophomore year she transferred to Jacksonville State in Alabama. She played indoor
her sophomore and senior years as a defensive specialist/outside hitter. Katie’s
main love is beach volleyball. She started playing beach when she was 12. Fun fact:
Katie’s parents met playing beach volleyball! Her first ever partner was her mom
and she still plays in some coed tournaments with her dad every once in a while.
While playing juniors, Katie qualified for the Junior Olympics 3 times, USAV
Nationals 2 times, NVL Championships 2 times, and was invited to the East Coast
All-Star Championships in Tavares Florida twice. She loved being able to travel and
play in the Junior Olympics her last 2 years of high school out in Hermosa Beach,
California. Her senior year she was also awarded a USAV beach volleyball
scholarship for college. Her dream was always to play beach volleyball in college
and she was able to do so all 4 years. Throughout every year she was always on
team 1 or 2 for her school. At Carson-Newman she holds the record for most wins in
a single season and still holds the record for most career wins. At Jacksonville State
she was able to play top teams such as LSU, Pepperdine, FSU, Stetson, USC, and so
on. At JSU she holds the record for most wins in a season, most wins as team 1, and
most wins in school history. She continues to train and travel as she competes in the
open division for beach tournaments. She began coaching indoor for Heat in 2019,
has helped with Heat beach, and gives private and group training lessons. She has
also taught a volleyball class at Southwest Rec, helps the JV and Varsity teams at
Dunedin High School, coaches for Will Power Volleyball, and gives beach privates.