Spurlock and Smith Join Elite Volleyball Coaching Staff

Ben Spurlock and Alana Smith Join EliteVBTC Full-Time

Plain City, OH, September 2020 – Elite Volleyball Training Center and Integrity Athletics are proud to announce the addition of Ben Spurlock and Alana Smith to our Full-Time Volleyball Coaching Staff.

Ben Spurlock comes to EliteVBTC with extensive playing and volleyball coaching experience. He played for The Ohio State University Men’s Volleyball program from 2005-2009 where the team won the MIVA Conference and finished in the Final Four in 2005, 2008, and 2009. After playing, he went on to coach collegiately as an assistant coach for the Women’s Volleyball programs at Northwood University, Saint Louis University, and The Ohio State University. He lives here in the Columbus area with his wife Kim and his daughter Maybel.

“Ben’s knowledge of the game and experience coaching at the collegiate level will help prepare our athletes to play at a high level and be recruited for the collegiate game,” says EliteVBTC Club Director, Randy Cline.

The second hire, Alana Smith, is actually an alumnus of the EliteVBTC program. She was part of the 2013 EliteVBTC Graduating Class. She went on to play 5 years at Wright State, and she has decided to make coaching her career. She has experience playing both the Outside Hitter position and Libero. She is currently the Varsity Head Coach for Amanda Clearcreek High School.

Ben and Alana join the already stellar list of EliteVBTC Full-Time coaching Staff. Kalisha Goree, Joe Jackson, Randy Cline, Jackie Cline, Sandra Borer, and Nationwide’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, Chelsea Alli. Dan Reilly has accepted a Men’s Assistant Coaching Position at New Jersey Institute of Technology. We are sad to see him go, but we know he will do great things at the collegiate level. His last day will be September 25th. Nikki Van Cleave will continue working at EliteVBTC as a Full-Time Recruiting Coordinator, position coach, and Club Assistant Director.

Here’s the link to our Staff Page to read up on our complete coaching staff: https://www.elitevbtc.com/contact/staff-coaches/