APVB Coaches

Cheryl Butler

Club Director

APVB coach Cheryl
Atlanta Performance Volleyball Club (2017-present) Club Director and Head Technical Director
GLV Inc./ Great Lakes Volleyball Center (1990-2022) President / Owner
Sports Performance Volleyball Club (1986-2022) currently Co-Director
Great Lakes Center Youth Academy (2012-2020) Founder & Director
  • Co-Director: Sports Performance Volleyball Club (Aurora, IL., 97 USAV/AAU/JVA National Age group championships)
  • Coached numerous teams of all ages (14 Open-18 Open) to AAU & USAV National Championships  
  • Director of the Great Lakes Center Youth Academy for players 3-12 years of age (over 5,000 participants since 2012)
  • Former director of the Sports Performance Boys’ Volleyball Club
  • One of the premier teaching and training coaches of youth & junior volleyball in the country
  • Coaches and trains over 1,000 players each year in the various club, clinic, and camp programs that she oversees
  • Has led teams on trips to Japan, China & the Dominican Republic

Kaisley Fisher

Associate Director

Kaisley Fisher headshot
Atlanta Performance Volleyball Club (2021 – present) Associate Club Director
Sports Performance Volleyball Club Coach (2016-2021) 
  • Coached players 13-18
  • Finished 2nd in 15’s division at AAU’s (2017)
  • Finished 5th in 15’s division at AAU’s (2018)
  • Finished 5th in 15’s division at AAU’s (2019)
Plainfield North HS Varsity Assistant (2018-2021)
  • Regional Championship (2019)
Neuqua Valley HS Sophomore Coach (2016-2017)
  • 2nd in Conference (2016)
Plainfield North HS Student Athlete (2007-2011)
  • 3 year varsity starter (2008-2011)
Sports Performance Volleyball Club (2008-2011)
  • Finished 3rd in 16’s division at AAU’s (2009)
  • Finished 2nd in 18’s division at AAU’s (2011)
Purdue University Student Athlete (2011-2015)
  • Academic All-Big Ten

Rick Butler

Director of Coaching & Player Development

Sports Performance Volleyball Club (1981-2022 ) Founder & Director 

  • 1994 Head Coach USA Men’s National Collegiate Team
  • 1993 Head Coach USA Men’s National Collegiate team
  • 1993 Assistant Coach, USA Men’s National Collegiate Team (World University Games, Buffalo, NY)
  • 1992 Staff member, USA Men’s Olympic team (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 1989 Head Coach USA Youth National Team (Youth World Championships, Curitiba, Brazil)

Joe Cummings


Atlanta Performance Volleyball Club (2016-present)
  • Atlanta Performance Volleyball Club, Head Coach 2016-present
  • Atlanta Boom Volleyball Institute, Head Coach and Coaching Director 2007-2016
  • Bronze Medal Disney Qualifier 18 American
  • Big South Sliver Champion
  • Florida Pre-qualifier Champion
  • Junior National qualifier
  • AAU Grand Prix Champion
  • Atlanta International School, Head Coach 2014-2016
  • Chamblee High School, Assistant Coach 2007-2009
  • Regional runner-up and sweet sixteen appearances 2007
  • Regional Champion and elite 8 appearances 2008
  • Sweet 16 appearance
  • Bitburg Germany local city Volleyball team
  • Bitburg Air Force Base Volleyball team
  • Andrews Air Force Base Volleyball team
  • All command champion Andrews AFB
  • Invited to the Air Force Volleyball team

David DeLozier



Atlanta Performance Volleyball Club (2022- present)

Edgewood Academy, Head Volleyball Coach Elmore, AL (June 2020 – present)

  •  Oversee all aspects of the varsity & junior varsity volleyball programs
  • AISA State Champions (2020, 2021), Elmore Region Coach of the Year (2021)
  • Alabama State University, Assistant Coach, Montgomery, AL  (August 2018 – May 2020)
  •  Assisted in all aspects of training with primary responsibilities in developing serving, serve reception, and defense
  •  Oversaw film study and individual training sessions at the direction of the head coach
  • Finished Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament Champions with an NCAA Tournament appearance both seasons

Olivet Nazarene University, Graduate Assistant Coach, Bourbonnais, IL, (August 2016 – May 2018)

  • Fully vested in all aspects of running a competitive NAIA volleyball program
  • Defeated 3 teams in the top 20 for the first time in over 10 years during the 2017 season
  •  Averaged 18.9 digs/set during 2017 campaign, 2nd highest in program history and 9th nationally
  • Head coach: oversaw all facets of JV program, improved to .500 record for the first time in 5 years

Midwestern State University, Volunteer Assistant Coach, Wichita Falls, TX, (August 2015 – June 2016)

  • Advised in the recruiting process of student-athletes; managed, developed, and trained players
  • Developed, coordinated, and supervised practice sessions
  • Managed a children’s program to build a fan base and community support
  • Analyzed game tapes and prepared scouting reports
  •  Updated and maintained a database of prospective student-athlete

Shota Katagiri



Atlanta Performance Volleyball (2022 – present)

Japan International Cooperation Agency, Kenya and Japan – Volleyball Coach 2019 – 2021

  •  Coached Kenyan national women’s and men’s national volleyball teams
  • Qualified for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the women’s national team
  • Won African national championship with women’s national team

Coached volleyball at local club teams, school teams, and community teams

  • Introduced strength and conditioning training and statistics
  • Collected second-hand volleyballs from Japanese schools and donated them to schools in Kenya

Assisted volleyball coaching in 50 schools in Japan Avenues: The World School, New York, NY – Volleyball Coach Fall 2018

Coached volleyball to middle school girls’ team NYC Juniors, New York, NY – Volleyball Coach Summer 2018

  •  Coached volleyball to children of all ages in summer camp

Ohca Global Support, New York, NY – General Manager (2017 – Present)

  • Created partnerships with volleyball organizations to provide opportunities for Japanese students to play volleyball in the US

Ohca Volleyball School, Tokyo, Japan – Volleyball Coach (2016 – 2017)

  • Coached volleyball to children and adults in private and group lessons

Japan International Cooperation Agency, Uganda – Elementary School Teacher (2010 – 2012)

  • Organized after-school volleyball games EDUCATION

Yamanashi University, Yamanashi, Japan – B.Ed. Science Education