boys Club Directors
Founder & OPVC Director
Ginger Hineline hails from the small town of Wheatland, Wyoming, where as a standout athlete she won three high school state volleyball championships, a State Track Championship and a state Basketball Championship. She was an all state and all conference high school volleyball player. There was not any club volleyball programs in the state of Wyoming at that time so her senior year in high school she traveled twice a week three ½ hours each way to play club volleyball for Front Range Volleyball Club in Denver, Colorado. She earned all tournament team honors at the Crossroads USA Qualifier Tournament her senior year. These accomplishments helped Ginger earn a full ride scholarship to play Division I volleyball at the University of Wyoming. As the starting outside hitter, her 1989 Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team is the most successful in school history winning the HCAC Conference and going on to compete in the NCAA tournament beating highly ranked teams including 5th ranked Stanford at the time to advance to the NCAA Elite 8 nabbing an All Conference player title, and, in 1991, making the USVBA All American first team for Women’s Open Silver Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Health Sciences. In 2005 her 1989 University of Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball team was inducted into the University of Wyoming Hall of Fame.
Ginger has 35 years of experience coaching and training volleyball players, including a four-year College Coaching position as Assistant Coach for the Lady Vols volleyball team at the University of Tennessee. She has coached numerous volleyball camps across the country as a Division I college player and coach, and since moving to Cincinnati in 2003, has continued to coach Junior Olympic Club teams, camps, and clinics, along with doing individual and group training for volleyball players from kindergarten age to high school seniors. In 2010, she started Cincinnati Volleyball Academy, where she served as club director, personal trainer, and team coach—growing the program from 2 club teams to 22 in just five years. For the past 10 years, the club teams she has personally coached have consistently ranked in the top ten in the OVR every year with many in the top five rankings. She is recognized as one of the best youth volleyball trainers and coaches in the Cincinnati area.
Since starting Ohio Premier Volleyball Club in 2016 the club has grown from 11 teams to now 27 teams. Her reputation, work ethic, and focused approach to organizational development have helped distinguish Ohio Premier as a leader in youth and club volleyball. Her leadership is central to Ohio Premier’s mission-focused approach and its strong commitment to grow the sport of volleyball. Hineline has been instrumental in the development and implementation of Ohio Premier’s extensive year-round slate of volleyball training. Hineline created, developed, and directs Ohio Premier’s successful Youth Volleyball Academy
Ginger currently lives in the Montgomery area and has three children. Her oldest daughter is a college graduate from Miami University in Oxford. Her youngest daughter is currently attending college at UK and serving in the Air Force National Guard and her son is a college Sophomore. Both of her daughters played competitive volleyball from a very young age and throughout high school, and currently train and coach youth volleyball teams/players.
Boys assistant director
director of recruiting
Gina Boothe is an accomplished athlete from Cincinnati, Ohio. Gina’s love of volleyball started young. Her parents took her to all the volleyball camps they could find starting in 1st grade. Her mother, Stephanie Parker, played volleyball on a 4 year athletic scholarship for NCAA Division l Wright State University.
Gina’s award-winning volleyball career began at Anderson High School, where as a four-year Varsity player she was named Rookie of the Year, MVP, All-City and FAVC Player of the Year. Gina earned a 4 year scholarship to the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (NCAA Div. ll) with the help and guidance of NKYVC.Her time at Edinboro University yielded even more recognition, as she ranked her in the school’s 1,000 Kill Club.
Since graduating, she’s coached both girls’ and boys’ volleyball, encompassing everything from the 14s Junior Olympic Team at Club Gold South; to serving as an assistant coach at Edinboro and Muskingum; to serving as boys head volleyball coach at Purcell Marian and teaching at Cincinnati Volleyball Academy; and more. This 2020-2021 season is Gina’s 4th consecutive year of coaching boys club volleyball at a National level.
Assistant Director of
Coach & Player Development
Michael was Hamilton’s girls’ varsity head coach in 2005 & 2006. From there, he was Fairfield’s boys’ and girls’ varsity head coach from 2007-2014 where he earned GMC Coach of the Year honors in 2011 and 2012. He also earned the South Region Division I Coaches Achievement Award in 2011 and the South Region Division I Coach of the Year in 2012. Since resigning as a varsity coach, Michael has spent the last five season coaching for the Cincinnati Attack as their 13-2 head coach (‘14-15), 14-1 head coach (‘15-16), 15-1 head coach (’16-17), 16-1 asst. coach (’17-18), and 14-1 head coach (18-19). Outside of coaching, Michael is married with three boys – Michael (17), Aidan (15), and Andrew (15). Michael serves as the principal of the Fairfield Freshman School.
boys Club Coaches
Bryant is a former Cincinnati Attack club volleyball player and graduate of Lakota East High School where he was a 4 year varsity setter. After high school, Bryant went on to play men's club volleyball at Bowling Green State University for three years as a setter. He has significant coaching experience at a variety of ages. He has coached CYO boys and girls volleyball, boys club volleyball for Cincinnati Attack, and men's JV volleyball for Lakota East High School. This year Bryant is the head coach for the men's varsity volleyball team at Lakota East High School. He is looking forward to coaching in his second year at Ohio Premier!
Blake played volleyball for two years on Ohio State University’s Varsity team and two on the OSU club team, where in 2010 his team won the Club National Championship. He’s been coaching for seven years, including stints at Olentangy Orange High School, Cincinnati Attack (the majority of the time coaching National teams) and Cincinnati Volleyball Academy. Off the court, Ben works in healthcare administration and enjoys golf, traveling, and renovating his new house in Norwood. He is recently married and he and his wife just welcomed their first child, Austin Lane, to their family.
Francine Taggart grew up on the west side of Cincinnati and has been playing and coaching volleyball for over 30 years. She began playing competitive volleyball in the sixth grade for the Blue Chip Club and earned multiple distinctions as a volleyball “All American.” She continued to play club volleyball throughout high school. At Mother of Mercy, then a Division I high school, she played all four years on the Varsity team where she established many school records as an outside hitter. She attended Xavier University where she earned a Masters Degree in Accounting. She currently works as a CPA.
Francine loves the game of volleyball and still plays herself. As a coach, she enjoys helping to develop physical agility and the mental prowess in young talent. She joined Ohio Premier Volleyball Club to begin a boys “Under 12 Program” in 2018. That year her team won the regional title.
Haley has played volleyball for a total of 11 years. Her club history consists of two years at Cincinnati Volleyball Academy, two years at Elevation, and four years at Arsenal. She was a swing player during her freshman year at Indian Hill High School and during her sophomore, junior, and senior year, Haley was a varsity starter. During her freshman, junior, and senior year, she was the captain on her high school team. She now plays on the NKU women's gold club volleyball team. Haley’s coaching experience consists of assistant coaching a U11 team at Arsenal Volleyball Academy.
Jen fell in love with volleyball the day she picked up the ball in 3rd grade. As a sophomore, Jen started Varsity at Marion Harding High School. She played club at COVC throughout high school. Jen went on to play at the college level, and she continued to play at the adult level after college.
Jen started coaching after college. She coached at Marion Catholic High School for 4 years and Taft Middle School for 3. She’s run summer volleyball camps at the YMCA and she currently coaches basketball camps for Upward. Jen coached one year of club volleyball at CVA and she coached for LSO for the last 4 fall and spring seasons. She also coaches 2 AAU basketball teams for Lakota and 2 teams for Upward. Her biggest passion in life is being a mentor to kids and having a positive impact on their lives.
Hailing from St. Ignatius High School, Richard has played and coached volleyball for 10 years. He played in college for Xavier University Men’s Club Volleyball team and was a volunteer practice player for Xavier University Women’s Volleyball. Throughout his playing career, he’s played at numerous clubs and tournaments, including Hooligans Sand Volleyball League post-graduation.
An IMPACT certified coach, Richard coached girls’ volleyball for 2 years at Beaumont High School and 2 years for CVC Crush Volleyball Club. He currently coaches for Xavier University Men’s Volleyball A Team. Jake is certified in Concussion Safety and also has a certification by SAFESport.
Jake Tyahur is a former Cincinnati Attack and Cincinnati Classics club volleyball player. Jake graduated from Hamilton High School, where he had an impressive run as a 4 year varsity player. After high school, Jake went on to play men's club volleyball at Miami University.
Beginning his coaching career, Jake stepped into two roles as both boys’ and girls’ varsity assistant coach at Fairfield High School from 2008-2012. Jake then returned to coach for his former club Cincinnati Attack as their 16-2 head coach (‘13-14), 17-2 head coach (‘14-15), 18-2 head coach (’12-13 and 15-16).
Chris has been playing volleyball since his childhood and currently he still plays competitively. Chris has coached both girls and boys volleyball, working with girls’ teams for 6 years and boys’ teams for 1 year. He started off in the younger ages (13s and 14s) and has since moved into coaching all high school. He has experience coaching both club and school teams.
Chris has been coaching at Lakota East High school for 3 years, where he is currently a varsity assistant and the boys’ JV head coach. Chris is passionate about coaching and loves to watch athletes grow on and off the court. When he is not coaching, he is tutoring kids in all subjects or playing volleyball himself.
Nate Schatzman currently plays as a junior on Mount St. Joseph’s men’s college volleyball team. Starting from third grade, he has played volleyball for a total of 12 years, including competitive club volleyball for 9 years. Nate hails from Elder High School where he played varsity and received Honorable Mention All GCL. Nate now coaches at Summit Country Day High School. Last year he also coached the 12 Regional girls’ club team for OPVC; this year he’ll be coaching OPVC’s 13 Regional boys’ club team.
Josh Mathews hails from Rochester, NY as a former Pace Volleyball Club Libero/DS. His 16s team earned 3rd place at the 2015 BJNC in Columbus, OH. Mathews graduated in 2016 from Churchville-Chili High School as a 4 year varsity Libero, Setter, and Outside Hitter.
Josh continued his academic and volleyball career at Penn State Behrend in Erie, PA as a Libero, DS, and Setter. In 2018, he helped Behrend to their first AMCC conference championship. Mathews holds the record for single season service aces (43) and is second in career service aces (78).
Josh comes to Cincinnati for a job with Northrop Grumman as a Software Engineer after graduating from Behrend in May 2020. He is excited to apply his skills and competitive spirit to coaching at OPVC!
Travis Leonard played volleyball for years, starting club volleyball from the age of twelve. He played with Cincinnati Attack’s National Teams for a couple of years before moving on to Cincinnati Thunder Trunks and eventually competing with club teams for both Ohio University and the University of Cincinnati.
Travis has been coaching since 2003, when he started coaching at Cincy Volleyball Club. He has a great deal of coaching experience, having coached for St. Antoninus, Seton High School, Walnut Hills, Purcell Marian, and Cincinnati Christian University. Travis was formerly the director of Cincy Volleyball Club and he has certifications with ASEP, IMPACT, INDOOR, and BEACH. In addition to coaching, Travis is also an official for both Ohio High School Volleyball and USA Volleyball. He’s won the Golden Whistle Award for three consecutive years.
Adam learned how to play volleyball when he was a senior in high school at his local YMCA, and fell in love with the sport. He went on to play on the men’s club volleyball team at Eastern Kentucky University and played in competitive tournaments throughout Kentucky. His senior year of college he helped coach the EKU women's club volleyball team. Adam now coaches at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Middle School, and he plays in sand and indoor leagues around Cincinnati.