About Us

History

20+ Years of Volleyball in the High Country

Our purpose is to provide a team environment where our players are encouraged and come to love the game of volleyball. We then want to help those players develop their skill in a competitive environment and achieve their personal and team goals at the highest level. Ultimately, we hope to provide the opportunity for players be recruited and play the game beyond their time in our community. 

How We Got Started

The concept of Appalachian Volleyball Club started back in the year 2000 when Kim Pryor, Watauga High School’s head coach,  and Chris Redding, Appalachian State’s head volleyball coach at the time, joined forces and saw the need for a developmental and travel volleyball program in our small community. They hit the ground running and the club started as Appalachian Avalanche then changed names to become Club Synergy under the direction of Kris Hagaman. In 2019, Kim Pryor took the reins back over and settled on the name Appalachian Volleyball Club. 

Our Founders

Kim Pryor, Watauga High School Head Volleyball Coach, 12 years

Colby Hamby, Watauga High School JV Volleyball Coach, 2 years, Watauga Volleyball Player, Bluefield College Volleyball Player

Sydney Critcher, Former Watauga Volleyball Player and Coach, Watauga Volleyball Alumnus, App State Volleyball Alumnus

Chris Redding, Former Head App State, Assistant Alabama, and Head Charlotte Volleyball Coach

Our Alumni

Our Success

The Team

Leadership

Kim Pryor

Kim Pryor

Club Director

Sydney Farthing

Sydney Farthing

Club Director

Colby Hamby

Colby Hamby

Club Director

Susan Hemric

Susan Hemric

Club Administrator

Coaches

Kim Pryor

Kim Pryor

Floating Coach

Sydney Farthing

Sydney Farthing

Developmental Coach

Colby Hamby

Colby Hamby

14U Coach

Kara Spicer

Kara Spicer

17U Coach

Grace Morrison

Grace Morrison

15 Gold Coach

Chloe Baldwin

15 Black Coach

Caitlin Guzik

15U Black Coach

Trina Palmer

13U Coach

Joe Mitchell

13U Coach

Casey Gragg

12U Coach

Becca Woolard

12U Coach

Kelsey Strickland

12U Coach

Sydney Edwards

16U Coach

Alayna Woodard

16U Coach

Ann-Marie Bleakley

15 Gold Coach

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