Al Martinez
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Club Director
Head Coach

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Head Coach of many CJ Heat teams from Regional to National Levels and various ages. 

  • CJ HEAT Middle(Fall Program) School Head coach
  • Summer Program coach

  • Westfield Middle School Head Coach

  • 2004 - 2013: Program Director/Head Coach for Saint John The Apostle Middle School in Clark.

  • 2009: Co-founder and Co-owner CENTRAL JERSEY HEAT VOLLEYBALL CLUB

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Rutgers Certified

  • Catholic Coaches Essentials

  • Protecting Gods Children

  • USAV - Safe Sports

  • USAV - Impact Certified

Wally Rodrigues
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Club Director
Head Coach

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Began coaching volleyball in year 1999 to present. Currently coaching year-round through school and club teams.
    Beginning my 18th year of coaching with a proven track record to take teams to the height of their abilities and finish in the top rankings in the GEVA region and at the national level
    Coached girls who have gone on to play at NCAA Division I, II and III levels 

  • 2011 – 2013 - Head Coach / Program Director of the Westfield Middle School Volleyball Program
    2002 - Present - Head Coach / Program Director of the ST John’s The Apostle School Volleyball Program

  • 2009 - Co-founder and Co-owner CENTRAL JERSEY HEAT VOLLEYBALL CLUB

  • 2009-Present: CJ HEAT Head Coach each season since the introduction of the club. Each season the teams have finished in the top of the GEVA rankings as well as coached the teams to top 3 finishes at Penn State, Top 5 at Capitol Hill and Bronze winners at NEQ.

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Rutgers Certified

  • Catholic Coaches Essentials

  • Protecting Gods Children

  • USAV - Safe Sports

  • USAV - Impact Certified

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Aysia
Peterson
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James
Gloster
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Sydney
Martinez
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Emma
Lorenzo
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Ned
Moraghan
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Tori Gulbin
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Amarah Ellahi
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Tori O'Brien
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Isabel Swatowski
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Erin Roach
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COACH

EDUCATION:

High school:

  • High School: Union County Vo-Tech

  • Member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, Student Government president.

College:​

  • Graduate of William Paterson 

  • Academics:  Degree in Exercise Science

PLAYING BACKGROUND:

  • Played as an outside hitter for William Paterson College  ​

  • Prior to William Paterson: Graduated from Union County Vocational/Technical H.S. … All-county and All-conference selection as a senior captain at Arthur L. Johnson Regional H.S., tallying 183 kills, 93 digs and 27 aces

  • Picked up all-conference laurels as a junior and sophomore

  • Played club ball with the Central Jersey Heat

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 8 years of experience with National and Regional teams at CJ Heat,

  • Excellent technical skills

  • Excellent with young minds 

  • Participated in CJ Heat Skills Camps and training programs.  

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • USA VB Impact Certified

  • USAV - Safe Sports

Christian Williams
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PLAYING BACKGROUND:

  • Started volleyball club career @ Warren Volleyball aka Six Pack

  • Participated in the Junior Olympics - 1994

  • Experience with Indoor/Beach Volleyball 

  • Played with Jersey Shore Volleyball Association, 1st beach volleyball league on the Jersey shore

  • Attended Great American Volleyball (GAV) beach tournaments

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • 25 years of volleyball experience

  • Coached for Jersey Shore Volleyball Club for 5 years

  • Coached for CJ Heat for 5 years at the National Team Level 

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • USAV Impact Certified

  • USAV - Safe Sports

  • Technical Instructor Howell High School Boys & Girls Volleyball Volunteer Coach 

  • CPR & Emergency Medical Respond Certified 

  • AVCA Member

COACH
John Bracco
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EDUCATION:

  • St Johns University

PLAYING BACKGROUND:

  • Adult Beach Volleyball

  • Adult Indoor Volleyball

  • St Josephs High School OH/MH 91 to 93

  • Garden State Games 92/93

  • Junior Olympics 93

  • GEVA and VBLI tournaments division A/BB 2011 to present

  • Great American Volleyball beach tournaments 2011 to present Open and AA level

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 7 years of experience with National and Regional teams at CJ Heat,

  • Assisted with indoor training and skills clinics 2012 - 2014

  • Assisted with Great American Volleyball Juniors Beach Clinics 2014

TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

  • USAV Impact Certified

  • USAV - Safe Sports

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