For over 35 years, Gulf Coast Juniors Volleyball Club has been committed to ensuring that all of our athletes have a positive experience that fuels their love of volleyball & competition. Our mission is for our athletes to be disciplined, compete and train at full effort, be positive and supportive teammates, push beyond their comfort zones, compete with confidence, enthusiasm, & pursue excellence.
Ken Deterding has been coaching for over 30 years. He has coached at the NCAA, NJCAA, High School, and Club level over that time. He founded Gulf Coast Juniors in Clearwater Florida in 1990 and ran that club and several tournament until 2013.
Ken coached at several colleges over the course of his career. He coached at the University of Illinios and reached the final four. He also coached at Idaho State University helping lead them to become the Big Sky Conference Champions. After moving to Florida Ken coached at Manatee Community College from 1993-2006.
Ken has been head Varsity Coach at Manatee High School where he coached his daughter, Danielle. He was program assistant and Head JV coach at Sarasota HS and Head JV coach at Cardinal Mooney High School helping the team become State Runner-ups in 2018 & State Champions in 2019. Currently, Ken coaches with Danielle at Parrish Community High School.
He played in Men’s Open Division from 1983 to 2005 – Regional and National events and achieved the following awards and finishes:.
Ken is IMPACT and Safe Sport Certified and holds a Cap 1 Certification.
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Danielle has been playing volleyball since she was old enough to hold a ball. In high school she played for her varsity team at Palmetto High School while also playing with Gulf Coast Juniors Volleyball Club. Her first two years of college she played at Pasco Hernando Community College and her team qualified for nationals both seasons. She transferred to Middle Georgia State to finish her college volleyball career.
Danielle was head volleyball coach at Southeast High School where she lead her team to a winning season. Currently, she is a PE teacher and Varsity volleyball coach at Parrish High School and is developing their volleyball program for the fifth season.
Coach Danielle earned a Bachelor′s Degree and is a teacher in the Manatee County school district. She is excited to continue a successful volleyball tradition with Gulf Coast Juniors in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Stace believes that people, need balance of mind, body and spirit to feel and function at their best. Participating in sports helps young people much more than in the physical aspects. Playing a sport builds character, teaches strategic thinking, develops leadership and communication skills. Stacy developed a love for coaching young athletes many years ago and has been Head Coach for St. Martha's Catholic School for 6 seasons.
Coach Buddy has many years of coaching experience. He was head coach at Southeast High School prior to joining Parrish High School's coaching staff in 2020. Coach Buddy is committed to assisting young volleyball players in our community develop their volleyball skills and love the game.
With a coaching career spanning over three decades, Coach Douglas, referred by our players as "Coach Turbo", has produced close to a dozen Olympians, has won three national championships, countless conference and division championships, and was inducted into his Alma Mater’s (Long Beach State University) Hall of Fame for his volleyball accomplishments as a player. Coach Turhan is the Head Volleyball Coach at Southeast High School in Bradenton.
Career Highlights/Major Accomplishments
As a Coach:
2002-2006 - The University of Southern California, Head Coach Men's Volleyball, NCAA Division l
2004 - #1 recruited class in US (Volleyball Magazine) Head Coach, USC
2005 - #1 recruited class in US (Volleyball Magazine) Head Coach, USC
2006 - #3 recruited class in US (Volleyball Magazine) Head Coach, USC
2006 - Ranked #4 in the Nation (AVCA Coaches Poll) Head Coach, USC
2010 - NAIA Men's National Champions, Assistant Coach, California Baptist University
2018 - Western State Conference Champions, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball, Santa Monica College
2009 – Western State Conference Champions, (11-1 record), Assistant Coach Women’sVolleyball,
Antelope Valley College
1999 - Western State Conference "Coach of the Year", Head Coach, Pierce College
1999 - Western State Conference Champions - Head Coach, Pierce College
1999 - California State Finalist - Head Coach, Pierce College
1998 - Western State Conference Champions - Head Coach, Pierce College
1998 - California State Semi-Finalist - Head Coach, Pierce College
1998 - Gold, Medalist in USAV Boy's Junior Olympics, 17's Division, Head Coach,
Santa Monica Beach Club
1993 – State Champion Runner Up, Santa Monica College
As a Player:
1991 - NCAA Division l Men's Volleyball National Champion, Long Beach State (Middle Blocker)
2015 - Hall of Fame Inductee, Men’s Volleyball, Long Beach State
1988 - California State Champion, Men's Volleyball, Pierce College (Team Captain/Middle Hitter)
1989 - California State Championship Finalist, Men's Volleyball, Pierce College (Team Captain/Outside Hitter)
1989 - First Team All-State, Men’s Volleyball, Pierce College
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We are a member club of AAU Volleyball club code W37BAA and the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you may stop any unwanted contact from a club representative by simply asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any Florida Region volleyball club has been intimidating, harassing, or acted inappropriately in any manner of contact or recruiting should contact the Florida Region office at (352) 742-0080.
(CLUB CODE W37BAA - Required extended membership $22)
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