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Coach Jim Seidel, the NCVBCA Coach of the Year for 2020-21

Your Professional Volleyball Coach
Charlotte, North Carolina

Fort Mill Volleyball | Chesnee Invitational Winners
Fort Mill Volleyball | Chesnee Invitational Winners
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Carolina Union Volleyball Club
Carolina Union Volleyball Club
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2021-05-17 South Carolina Grand Prix Cha
2021-05-17 South Carolina Grand Prix Cha
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Russ Rose and Jim Seidel Volleyball
Russ Rose and Jim Seidel Volleyball

Coach Jim Seidel and Russ Rose

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CUVC 17 National team
CUVC 17 National team
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Jim Seidel Earns Coach of the Year
Jim Seidel Earns Coach of the Year

Jim Seidel NCVBCA Coach of the year, Volleyball

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Coaches Award, NCHSAA State Championship Runner up
Coaches Award, NCHSAA State Championship Runner up

Coaches Award, NCHSAA State Championship Runner up

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State Championship Runner up
State Championship Runner up

2020-21 NCHSAA State Championship Runners up

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Jim Seidel Volleyball
Jim Seidel Volleyball and Kelly Sheffield from Wisconsin Volleyball

College Coaching Connections

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Jim Seidel Volleyball
Jim Seidel Volleyball

2nd Place Byrnes Invitational

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Jim Seidel Volleyball Championship 1
Jim Seidel Volleyball Championship 1

State Championship

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Jim Seidel NCISAA
Jim Seidel NCISAA

2nd State Championship Medal

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About Me

For the Love of the Volleyball


Jim Seidel enters his 7th season at Carolina Union Volleyball Club as a club coach for AAU/JVA/USAV. This year Jim will coach their 17 Blue team. 









2021/2022 High School Accomplishments as of 10/22/2021

Jim took over as varsity head coach and program head for the Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets this year. In his first year Jim created two large junior varsity and varsity teams, that consisted of 7 seniors.

  • Runner-up, (2nd place) at the Byrnes Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

  • 1st Place winner, Chesnee High School Volleyball Invitational. First tournament win for the school since 2005 or before.

  • 17 & 7 regular season win/loss, best in school history since 2015 and 2nd best in school history since 2005. 

  • Best win/loss % in the South Carolina AAAAA Region III with a record of .710.

  • First SCHSL playoff win since 2005 and 3rd playoff win for the school in volleyball since 2005.

  • Ranked as high as 6th for all South Carolina AAAAA high school volleyball teams. 

  • One senior signed to play in college, D1 at Radford University

  • Had the #1 hitting % outside hitter in SC AAAAA Region III with .289 | Also had the 6th, 7th, and 8th best hitters in the region.

  • Had the 3rd, 4th, 6th and 10th highest blocks in AAAAA Region III

  • Had the 3rd, 4th, 7th and 8th most kills in AAAAA Region III

  • Had the 2nd and 5h most assists in AAAAA Region III

  • Had the 4th, 8th and 10th highest Aces in AAAAA Region III

Video of our Playoff Win at Rock Hill











As on Friday October 22nd, 2021 the Fort Mill Yellow Jackets are headed to play the 2nd round of the SCSHL Playoffs at Dorman High School on Monday October 25th, 2021 at 6pm. Listen live at https://www.wqul1017.com/

2020/2021 Accomplishments 

Updated as of 7/2/2021

High School

Coach Jim Seidel Selected Coach of the Year by the AVCA and the North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association 

  • 2020 Win/Loss Record 30 & 3 or .901 winning percentage  - JV and Varsity for High School

  • 18 & 1 in the NCHSAA PAC 7 Conference (Varsity) 1st in the Conference, NCHSAA Western Region Champs, NCHSAA State Championship Runners Up

  • 12 & 2 in the PAC 7 Conference (JV) 1st in the Conference

  • 3 Players signed to play in college, (App State, East Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University) and three players added to the Under Armour All American Watch List.

  • 4 Players names NCHSAA PAC 7 All Conference, 1 All Conference Honorable Mention, 1 Player of the Year

  • NCHSAA PAC 7 Conference Champs

  • NCHHSAA Western Region Champs

  • NCHSAA State Championship Runners Up

  • NCVBCA and AVCA Coach of the Year

Mountain Island Charter School - Varsity Team Stats Updated as of 2/2/2021

NCHSAA 1A (All NC 1A Schools)


Team Stats 

Kills = #1 (723)

Hitting % = #5 (.283) as a team

Assists = #1 (659)

Aces = #1 (292)

Blocks = #3 (124)


NCHSAA 1A PAC 7 Conference 

Kills = #1 (723)

Hitting % = #1 (.283) as a team

Assists = #1 (659)

Aces = #1 (292)

Blocks = #1 (124)

Records - 2020/2021

Anaiah Jones - 1,000 Career Kills

Kaylen McClinton - 2,000 Career Assists

Lauren Pledger - 500 Career Kills


17 National Team 

47 wins & 17 losses and a .734 win/loss percentage with 3 - 1st places finished and 8 - top 10 finishes, including 2 national qualifiers.

Information as of 6/7/21

  • 1st Place - East Coast Championships - June 2021 - Myrtle Beach, SC  (17's18's)

  • 2021 South Carolina Grand Prix - 1st Place - May 2021- Spartanburg, SC (17's18's)

  • 2021 Charlotte JVA - 2nd Place in Gold Championship - May 2021

  • 5th Overall at Showdown in the Smokies - April 2021

  • 9th overall in Gold at the Big South Qualifier (BSQ) in Atlanta, GA - April 2021

  • #1 in Gold (Champions) AAU Greensboro Super Regional - Match 2021 (17's18's)

  • 9th in Gold at the Sunshine Qualifier in Orlando, FL - March 2021

  • 5th Overall  in Gold at the Charlotte Grand Prix - Feb 2021

  • 16th in the Southern Power - Open Division - Jan 2021

  • 15th overall at the K2 Elite Tournament (Open Division)- Jan 2021

2019/2020 CLUB​

  • 2nd in Bronze versus A5 South at the Sunshine Qualifier in Orlando, Florida

  • 5th Place in Gold, Charlotte AAU Grand Prix 2/15-16/2020

  • 9th Place in Gold, 17's Open Division - Winter Bump, Myrtle Beach, SC 1/18-20/2020

  • 3rd Place in Gold, 17's Open Division, Queen City Classic 2/1-2/2020

  • 2018/2019

  • 1st at the AAU Spring Fling, 2nd in Myrtle Beach at the Winter Bump

  • 2nd at the Rally Rumble

  • Finished 17th at the Queen City Classic

  • finished 9th at the Greensboro AAU Super Regional

  • 16th at the Charlotte JVA Challenge

  • 13th at the Charlotte AAU Grand Prix.

  • Jim also coached a 15’s regional team that had the 4th highest ranking point increase in the Western Carolina Region, 11th overall and competed in the Carolina Regional Championship. That same team also won Silver at the I-85 League, took 3rd in Gold two times, and took 2nd in Gold, won Gold and captured 2nd in Copper. Jim has coached numerous teams that have competed and placed at the Big South Tournament and at AAU Nationals in Orlando, FL. 


14 & 0 Regular Season (undefeated)

18 & 1 Through 1/27/2021

NCHSAA State Championship Runners Up

NCHSAA PAC 7 Conference Champions

NCHSAA Western Region Champions

Playing the the 2020/2021 NCHSAA State Championship vs East Wake Academy

Final Rankings: #1 in PAC 7 - #2 in the NCHSAA for all 1A Schools - #17 for all North Carolina High Schools - #517 Nationally

NCHSAA All Conference Selections 2020/2021

  • Lauren Pledger

  • Anaiah Jones

  • Kylee Owens

  • Kaylen McClinton

  • Giselle Little, Honorable Mention

  • Player of the Year (POY) - Anaiah Jones

Jim was named head coach varsity and program head for Mountain Island Charter School in Mt Holly, NC. Taking over a team ranked 61st for all North Carolina high schools, #1 in their conference and #4 in their division. The immediate goal is to win the PAC 7 1A Conference, the Western Region Championship and then the NCHSAA 1A Championship in 2020. 

As head coach for the Mountain Island Charter School varsity volleyball team, coach Jim Seidel is proud to announce three players in this senior class have been named to the 2020 Under Armour All-America Watchlist. 6'2" Middle Blocker and App State commit, Lauren Pledger, 5'5" Setter and Winston Salem State commit, Kaylen McClinton and 5'5" DS Anaiah Jones have all made this years list. Congratulations to these players, their families, the MICS coaching staff, and athletic department led by director Matt Steger and the school staff and administration.


2019 and more

Jim recently completed his 2nd year coaching at Gaston Day High School. He is their head coach for the Junior Varsity team, Assistant Coach for the Varsity team and Head Scout. As head coach for their JV team, Jim led the Spartans to an undefeated season in the MAC Conference in 2018 with a 9 & 5 record. As the assistant varsity coach, Jim helped lead Gaston Day to a 22 & 9 record and coached in the NCISAA State Championship in 2018 where they ended as runner up. In 2019, Jim once again led the Gaston Day JV as head coach and again for a 2nd straight year they went undefeated in the MAC conference, and had a 12 & 1 record in 2019 overall. In two years Jim amassed a win loss winning percentage of .777 as their head volleyball coach. As assistant varsity coach and now head scout for the varsity, Jim helped lead the Spartans to win the regular season MAC Conference title with a record of 31 & 5, and also winning the MAC Conference Tournament. The Spartans headed into the NCISAA playoffs as the #1 seed. Gaston Day also competed in major volleyball tournaments in 2019 against 5A schools and took 3rd at the Cougar Classic in Greensboro, NC, 2nd in Gold at the Byrnes Invitational in SC, and winning Silver at the Hub City Classic in Spartanburg, SC. On October 26th, 2019 Jim helped lead the Spartans of Gaston Day to the 2019-2020 NCISAA State Championship title match. Gaston Day lost for the 2nd straight year in the championship match. Jim has also coached at Charlotte Latin High School and Indian Land High School. 


Three players from Mountain Island Charter School have made the 2020 Under Armour All-America Watchlist. Lauren Pledger, Anaiah Jones and Kaylen McClinton.

In coaching high school volleyball, Jim has been involved with 8 players committing to play in college. The list includes Catawba College,  Emory University, Erskine College, App State, East Carolina University, Winston Salem State, Pfeiffer University, Lenoir Ryhne, Mars Hill, Lees McRae and Greensboro College, Washington & Lee, and Montreat. He's coached teams in 2018 with four All Conference players and four all state players. In 2019 Jim coached 6 all MAC Conference players and four all state players, (NC).

Coached and trained Setter with 3,500 career Assists - Sidney Bing. Coached and helped train outside hitter where she achieved a 2,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs, LauraLee Hurst. Coached and trained Anaiah Jones to 1,000 career kills (East Carolina Recruit), coached and trained Lauren Pledger to 500 career kills, (App State Recruit), coached and trained Kaylen McClinton to 2,000 career assists (Winston-Salem U recruit).


As a beach coach, Jim coached various beach teams in 2019 to Gold in the 18 Open at the USAV Junior Beach Tournament in Charlotte, NC, Silver in the 16’s Gulf Coast Regional Championships in Alabama and Bronze in the 16 Open at the Catawba College Beach Tournament. Jim is also the founder and Director at Southern Beach Volleyball Events headquartered in North Carolina where we have hosted beach events around the Southeast in in the Carolinas. The mission of Southern Beach Volleyball Events is to promote beach volleyball to young athletes and help them transition from junior beach players to collegiate players or active adult players with a lifelong love of the game. Jim has also been a beach coach and instructor at Peak Volleyball in Indian Trail, NC. As a player, Jim has played competitively throughout Charlotte for the past 16 years, and to this day.   



Previously Jim has been a successful head coach for various high school and middles schools across the Charlotte area. Jim excelled in football as quarterback in high school as a former college player. He continues to be a competitive beach volleyball player playing in and around the Charlotte, NC area. He's the former executive director for Continental Tire North America, vice president & COO of Stamford International in Singapore and an investor and business leader owning several local businesses. One being the award winning Carolina Meat & Fish Co in Charlotte, NC. He’s married to his wife Deb for 20 years and have two daughters, both play volleyball. In 2019 his oldest daughter Allie was ranked 3rd in the state of South Carolina as a beach volleyball player in the USAV seeding points playing at Beach South - Charlotte. His youngest daughter is a 15 year old sophomore in high school in South Carolina and starting libero on the 17 Travel Light team at Carolina Union Volleyball Club

Jim was a successful volleyball coach at Indian Land High School where he earned their highest recommendation. 


Private Volleyball Lessons in Charlotte, NC

Take Your Volleyball Skills to the Next Level Today

Get trained from 3 time state championship runner up and NCVBCA Coach of the Year, Jim Seidel.  Everyone from outside hitters, middle blockers, to setters and liberos. We train at the Carolina Union Volleyball Club, parents are welcome inside (unless covid restrictions are in place)


Group Lessons

$45 per person, 2 or more players, max of 4 players

Join this lesson, where I’ll work on executing the basics with precision. It’s a great opportunity for athletes to boost their performance, with measurable improvements during each session. See for yourself why these lessons are always sold out.

Holding a Ball

Personal Training Sessions


This lesson offers a new and exciting approach to your volleyball training. I developed my Personal Training Sessions from drills and lessons used by some of the most elite athletes. I know that practice makes perfect, but there is no perfect. But there is executing at a high level repeatedly, so keep practicing with me. Schedule a private one on one lesson today.


We'll set up a system that plays to the players' strengths, while understanding that teams that serve tough and control the ball are usually the ones that win. Off the court, we want our players to embrace the fact that they are leaders, and on the court, hopefully we are inspiring others with how we compete together.

Kelly Sheffield | Head Coach, the University of Wisconsin Volleyball