Gulf Coast Juniors

Club Director - Ken Deterding and Coach


Gulf Coast Juniors Volleyball  1989-2014

Director and Coached over 25 years

Florida Hall of Fame Inductee 2006

Coached and trained average  of 10 teams per year

Players received over 100 scholarship to colleges and University


Assistant Coach

University Illinois Division I – final four team 1988

Idaho State University Division I – Big Sky Conference Champs 1989

Head Coach

Manatee Community College 13 years  (1993-2006)

Went to State over 10 years

Ranked top twenty in the Country 3 times and top five  once

Coach of the Year 2005 

Grade point average over 3.5

Over 20 player received scholarship to four year schools

Toni Perhat (Long Island University) Alex Karastathi (Tennessee-Chattanooga), Lindsey Crosby(Rollin College), Rachel Tayler( St Leo University) and many more.


Coach - Jing Lou

Coach Jing Lou has been with Gulf Coast Jrs since 2012. His coaching and playing experience have stretched as early as 2002. Jing has been a mentor to the youth since 2003 with the City of St. Petersburg as an employee. He started coaching volleyball with the City of St. Petersburg in 2006. After developing the youth within his region, he was offered an assistant coach position with North East Highschool in 2010. While there, he helped North East Highschool obtain their 2nd straight district title. Coach Jing, following the 2010 volleyball season at North East Highschool, was offered another volleyball position at Boca Ciega Highschool. He is currently still coaching with Gulf Coast Jrs, Boca Ciega Highschool, and the City of St Petersbug.