Erin began playing indoor volleyball in 2003. During her prep career she played every position for at least one full season, receiving Nevada prep all-state honors as a middle blocker in 2006 and as a right side hitter/setter in 2007. She played club volleyball at Nevada Juniors for Bob Kelly, former USAV National Coach of the Year. Her she finished her senior year leading Pinellas County (Florida) in kills and digs as an outside hitter and currently holds her high school’s record for both categories. Following high school, Erin received a scholarship to play collegiate volleyball at Florida Tech, where she was converted into a defensive specialist/libero. In her senior season, she helped lead her team to their best finish in 8 years. She finished the season ranked 6th in the Sunshine State Conference for aces. In addition to indoor volleyball, Erin has been playing on the beach volleyball circuit since moving to Florida in 2009.
Erin began her coaching career in 2013, when she served as a varsity assistant coach at PK Yonge High School in Gainesville, FL. She spent the next two high school seasons as the JV head coach and varsity assistant coach at Oak Hall High School in Gainesville, FL. From 2013-2014, Erin coached 12’s and 17’s club volleyball at Gainesville Juniors. During the 2015 club season, she served as a position coach at Vision Volleyball Club working defensively with the liberos and outside hitters of all 14’s through 18’s teams. Erin favorite part of coaching is the lasting relationships she builds with her players both on and off the court. She considers herself to be a positive role model for her players and bases her success off knowing that she has positively influenced at least one player along the way.
Erin understands the notion that student-athletes are students first and athletes second. She was recognized as the Civil Engineering Student of the Year during her junior and senior years of college. She graduated 3rd in her class, receiving her B.S. in Civil Engineering with Cum Laude honors in May 2013. She attended the University of Florida for graduate studies in Architecture from 2013-2015. She is currently working full time as a forensic structural engineer, while continuing her graduate studies in Civil Engineering at Kennesaw State University.
Dominique Louis has been involved with the sport of volleyball since age 12. As a young boy with strong leadership skills and passion for success he quickly became the captain of a major private school in Port-au-Prince Haiti and remained captain through his senior year of high school. Dominique is a 4 time national team selection for the Haitian National Team and successfully competed in many major international tournaments like the Norceca, Cazova, etc.
After moving to the United States, although he did not play in college he continued to play at a high level and expand his knowledge of the game practicing with his friends at NJIT and Rutgers University, and played in several tournaments in the NY/NJ area.
Dominique’s priorities changed when his son was born and he shifted his focus to family and a career. Although physically away from volleyball, his love for the game only grew stronger. Dominique continued to share his knowledge and experience working with co-ed teams at the YMCA, where he would workout.
More recently, he started coaching as a volunteer parent assistant at Cherokee High School with the Varsity team. The players and parents took notice to Dominique’s passion and experience as a coach, and soon he started training players from the JV and middle school teams as well. Word spread fast about Dominique’s enthusiastic, team oriented coaching style and ability to quickly develop players. He was recruited by several clubs and chose to work with Crossfire for the 2016-2017 season. Not only did he coach the team, he helped assist the club from an overall player development standpoint and did countless lessons for athletes hungry for more training.
Dominique intends to remain active as a coach and mentor in the volleyball community for years to come! We are very excited to have Dom as part of the 575 coaching and leadership team!
Coach Julie Winfield has been a Cherokee County resident for the last 15 years. She graduated from Etowah HS in 2007. She played on the varsity volleyball team all four years; earning Player of the Year in the Lakeside Ledger, and led her team to either the Elite Eight and Final Four each year. She played basketball all fours years as well; and in those four years won a State Championship, and set a record for most three’s in a season. After high school she received a volleyball scholarship to Reinhardt College and played for one year before leaving volleyball due to injury. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in December 2011 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. Coach Winfield has 9 year’s of experience coaching volleyball at the high school and middle school level. She is currently in her third season as the Head Coach at River Ridge HS. Coach Winfield is excited to join the 575 Volleyball Club staff and help bring volleyball to a whole new level within Cherokee County and the surrounding areas!
I graduated from Etowah HS in 2012, played on varsity all four years. I was the Cherokee Tribune Player of the Year and Cherokee Ledger Co-Player of the Year in 2011. I helped lead our team to the Elite 8 and Sweet 16. I was a member of the 2011 All-State team, as well as All-County and All-Area in 2010 and 2011. I set an Etowah HS school record for amount of kills in one season (481 kills) and was State Ranked (7th). After high school, I went on to play volleyball for Kennesaw State University and played in all 33 rookie season matches—had a career high of 23 digs against Mississippi state during our Maroon Classic Championship win. I played two years of D1 collegiate volleyball before stopping due to injuries. I graduated from Kennesaw State University in December of 2016 with a degree in Biology Education. I have been coaching for about four years now. I was an assistant coach for an AAU National Championship (15-U Club Division) in 2015, along with many qualifier tournament championships. I have been coaching at River Ridge HS since 2014 as a JV assistant and Varsity Assistant coach. I am so excited to be at 575 Volleyball this season, and I cannot wait to be a part of all of the success the club will have!
I was introduced to the sport of volleyball during PE class in middle school, I quickly fell in love with the sport and began playing competitive volleyball when I was in middle school and club volleyball at 13 years old. I played 6 years of club volleyball and throughout high school. I graduated from Etowah High School in Woodstock, GA in 2013. My accomplishments include setting the record for most assists in one season as well as being ranked as 3rd in state as a setter my junior year. I was also honored to be selected for all county and all area. My senior year I was recognized for setting the record for all time career assists at Etowah High School as well as being selected for all county, all area and all state. I continued my setting career at Reinhardt University. I began coaching club volleyball in 2014 and high school in 2016. I am in my second year of coaching at my high school alma mater and this up coming season will begin my 5th season coaching club volleyball. I am very passionate about investing in young girls and teaching them about the sport that I love.
I first started playing volleyball in 8th grade and fell in love with the sport. I played through high school on the varsity team all four years, and was named team captain for three of the four seasons. I graduated from River Ridge High School in Woodstock, GA in 2014. My junior year, I helped lead my team to becoming Area Champions and the Elite Eight in state. My senior year, we were back-to-back Area Champions and then made it to the Final Four in state. I also received All-County Honorable Mention in 2012. After graduating in 2014, I coached River Ridge’s Jr. volleyball program for two years and was the director of the program this past year. I am currently an assistant varsity coach back at River Ridge HS, where my love for volleyball started. Right now, I am attending Kennesaw State University to receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grade Education concentrations in math and language arts. I am looking forward to bringing what I know about volleyball to 575 Volleyball, and showing my passion for the game to young girls who may just be starting out and to those who have been playing.