boys Club Coaches
Nick has 15-plus years of volleyball experience, playing at Elder High School from 2007-2010 and helping carry the team to two state championships and two state runner-up titles.
He’s been coaching for nearly as long, with tenures at Our Lady of Victory, Cincinnati Thunder, Cincinnati Attack, Ross High School and Taylor High School, coaching boys and girls and spanning 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school. He and his wife are FC Cincinnati season ticket holders and enjoy going to games and concerts with friends, hanging out with their puppy, and working on their new house.
Riley played volleyball all four years at Elder High School. During the offseason, he played for the Cincinnati Attack, competing in several national tournaments and playing teams from Maine to Puerto Rico throughout his high school career. He started coaching volleyball for his sister’s team when she was in grade school, and began coaching high schoolers last year at Taylor High School in Cleves. When he’s not on the court, he enjoys being outdoors, at his family’s lake house, and hanging out with family and friends.
Since 2000, Jim has coached 20-plus boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams in 3rd–8th grade at St. Margaret of York, where he also served as the Boys Volleyball Coordinator from 2010-2013. He’s coached club teams for Cincinnati Attack, Cincinnati Volleyball Academy, and Air City, for the last 10 years has run summer youth and high school sand leagues. In addition to coaching, Jim is an avid sand volleyball player, and every summer he coordinates an adult doubles league with about 50 open/A/B level players.
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.
Chandler has been playing volleyball competitively for more than 20 years. A native West-Sider, he played for St. Ignatius grade school before going on to play for St. Xavier High School, where his team won a state championship in 2006. He also played for Cincinnati Attack from 2004-2007. In college, he played club volleyball for Ohio State University, winning the Club National Championship in 2010, and he continues to play in competitive tournaments throughout the country. Off the court, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and working as a nurse practitioner in orthopedics.
Tim has coached in the OHSAA, OVR, GCL, GMC, GWAC, and OHYA leagues for more than 10 years, including several years at St. Xavier High School and Bridgetown Middle School. He also spent time as the coordinator and lead coach of the St. Jude girls volleyball program, where he oversaw more than 150 players and 15-plus coaches, and independently founded an indoor girls summer volleyball league that’s still going strong today. Tim brings to his first year at OPVC, where he’ll be coaching the 17-1 National Team, a resume encompassing leadership roles at Cincinnati Attack, Cincinnati Volleyball Academy, and CYVBC.
Tim has also played volleyball competitively—both indoors and out—for more than 20 years. A native Cincinnatian and graduate of the University of Cincinnati, he’s been married to his wife Kathy for 20 years and their four daughters all play volleyball; the oldest two in high school and the oldest planning to continue in college.
Cindy brings 10+ years of coaching experience to the OP Volleyball program. She played at Mt. Notre Dame and NKU, until a shoulder injury ended her playing days and jump-started her coaching career. She has coached Princeton Junior High, Colerain High School's JV/Varsity and Tri-County Volleyball Club (which morphed into today’s Cindy Classics) as well as a number of years volunteering as a grade school coach. Cindy is also in her second year as the JV Head Volleyball Coach at Summit Country Day. Cindy's coaching philosophy is to be a positive role model while encouraging her players to play with integrity, character and respect.
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.