For the Love of the Volleyball
Jim Seidel enters his 6th season at Carolina Union Volleyball Club as a club coach for AAU/JVA/USAV.
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
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.
Jim has been 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, 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. 6'1" 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.
VOLLEYBALL RECRUITS AND PLAYER AWARDS
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, Winston Salem State, Pfeiffer University, Lenoir Ryhne and Greensboro College. 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.
#1 seed in the NCISAA State Championship playoffs for the state of North Carolina, 2019.
Winner of the MAC Conference Tournament 2019.
Coached and trained 6 players to the ALL Conference team 2019.
Runners up NCISAA State Championship Match, 2018.
Runners up MAC Conference 2018.
Runners up MAC Conference Tournament.
In club volleyball Jim has had 63% of his players move up to the next level immediately the following year(s) after leaving his team. College volleyball coaches may connect with Jim easily on www.FieldLevel.com
BEACH COACH | PLAYER | DIRECTOR
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.
Improve Your Game
Volleyball Coach Jim Seidel caters to athletes of all ages and experience levels with my wide variety of courses. Whether you are interested in working on a particular facet of your game or would like to improve your overall athletic performance, you’ve got many options to choose from. Check out my offerings and let me know what you’re interested in. We hold all lessons at Carolina Union Volleyball Club, where parents are encouraged to stay and watch and even film their lesson. See rates below.
$50 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.
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.