Our Coaching Staff
Amanda Vanskiver [ Club Director | 13U Head Coach | Leadership Development ]
Associates of Business Management, Chesapeake College
Amanda is a Head Coach with over 12 years of coaching experience. Amanda is the former Varsity Head Coach for North Caroline High School. Amanda played volleyball while attending Chesapeake College. With MidShore Volleyball Club, She has coached at every age level, and continues to work with each age group as the Club Director. Currently Amanda coaches the 13U team and heads the developmental team of 8-12U players.
Outside of volleyball, Amanda is the owner of A.P. Photography and an apprentice with United Church in Delaware. She resides in Greensboro with her husband, 3 daughters and their Yorkie. Amanda enjoys the beach, reading and spending time with family.
Amanda coaches to give back to the community. After graduating college, she decided to return to North Caroline to learn about coaching and stay involved. Seeing the life change that she can help with, Amanda has committed to helping players all over the shore have a positive volleyball experience. Amanda then took over the program and this club, once Doug Clark retired. After 10 years at NCHS, Amanda handed over the program and is focusing on the development of players at MidShore Volleyball Club.
Molly Rusch [ 15U Head Coach ]
Master of Science in Human Nutrition - University of Alabama (ROLL TIDE!)
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Exercise Science - University of Delaware
Molly is a Head Coach with over 7 years of coaching experience. Molly is a former coach with Southern High School and BAVA in Anne Arundel County. Molly played volleyball throughout her time in college. With MidShore Volleyball Club, she has coached the 13U and the 15U teams, and continues to help strength, conditioning and nutrition training with members of the club.
Outside of volleyball, Molly is the owner of Tidewater Nutrition LLC, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice. As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer, Molly provides nutrition counseling, exercise prescription, and culinary nutrition education through the Y in Central Maryland and coming soon, the Y of the Chesapeake in Easton. She resides in Centreville with her husband, 3 daughters, and Rhoedsian Ridgeback! Molly enjoys sunny days, being outdoors, especially the beach, cooking, entertaining and fitness.
Molly coaches for so many reasons, it's hard to summarize. "Sports teach us valuable life lessons and coaches have the potential to be a powerful influence. Coaching allows me to continue my love of the game, wield the power of positive, mentor athletes, and make sure every girls knows competitive is a character trait to be embraces, not ashamed."
Buddy is a Head Coach with over 6 years of coaching experience. Buddy has been the head JV coach for North Caroline High School for 4 years. He has attended multiple coaching clinics with through The Art of Coaching, and enjoys continuing to learn and grow. With MidShore Volleyball Club, he has coached the 16s and 17s teams and assists with the developmental teams of 8-12U players.
Outside of volleyball, Buddy is the owner of Vanskiver Ventures, a power-washing company servicing the the Delmarva area. He lives in Greensboro with his wife (Amanda), 3 daughters and their Yorkie. Buddy enjoys all things outdoors, hunting, baseball, and watching The Office.
Buddy is a great motivator for all ages and coaches to help girls believe in themselves. He enjoys the competitive environment and engaging the players to help them grown and excel. After expressing interest in coaching, Buddy was convinced to join MidShore to learn, and within the week he was spending his free time learning as much as he could about the sport.
Bachelors from Salisbury University
Megan is a Head Coach with 6 years of coaching experience. Megan has been the assistant for both JV and Varsity at North Caroline High School. With a background in teaching and playing Middle, Megan brings so much knowledge to our club. Megan coaches the 15s at MidShore and loves when the girls start believing in themselves.
Outside of volleyball, Megan is an 8th grade Math Teacher at Lockerman Middle School. She was married in 2020 (whoop!) and lives in Seaford with her husband! Megan enjoys spending time with her family, watching The Office, and dining at the Cultured Pearl in Rehoboth.
Megan loves coaching. She works with the girls on being great teammates, working hard and developing their skills. She is one of our more quiet coaches, but when she speaks everyone listens.
Bachelors in Early Childhood Education | Psychology, Salisbury University
Rachel is a Head Coach with 2 years of coaching experience, and a huge love for the game and athletes. Rachel has been with Midshore for 2 years after playing at North Caroline High School and MidShore Volleyball Club. She has a love of learning which she passes on to her team.
Outside of volleyball, Rachel is a first grade teacher at Greensboro Elementary School where she is teaching the next generation the love of learning, and how to persevere in these uncertain times. Rachel lives with a roommate and her Bernese Mountain Dog! She loves spending time with friends and family, being outdoors and reading.
Rachel coaches for two main reasons. "First, because I love the game. Second, because I love being able to help young girls grow and accomplish within the sport, while also providing them with a positive and safe atmosphere to try new things, make new friends, and learn new skills that will carry over into their world outside of volleyball. As a former player, my coaches helped me tremendously on and off the court by allowing me to be myself and push boundaries at practice."
Nick is an Assistant Coach with minimal coaching experience, but tons of playing experience. This is Nick's second year coaching with our club. He is excited about working with players to enhance their skill; He has experience playing beach volleyball and has a vast range of knowledge to share. We are excited about how Nick will help our players reach their potential. He is a great asset to our staff.
We are continually looking to add to our coaching staff. If you are interested in joining our team, please reach out to Amanda!