The Ohio Premier Leadership Team and coaches work together in an effort to ensure current and future success and the desired operational outcomes. Ohio Premier club exists to build and enhance the lives of youth and junior athletes and their families through a full spectrum of volleyball based on technical, mental, physical training and character development. As a club, we strongly feel there are invaluable life lessons to be learned by athletes and parents through successes and failures in the practice gym as well as the performance stage. Through all that the club aims to provide, the ever present principle of playing youth sports remains - nurturing the passion and love of volleyball.
Ginger Hineline, Founder and Girls 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.
Anitra Brockman, Boys Director and Coach
Anitra has headed up numerous volleyball teams and programs across the region. Most recently, she served as the womens’ Varsity volleyball coach at Summit Country Day School—where she led the Silver Knights to their best overall record of 17-7 and 12-4 in the MVC—and as head coach of the mens’ Varsity team at Badin High School, taking the Badin Rams to their best overall record of 16-10 and 7-7 in the GCL COED. She’s also coached Junior Olympic teams at Cincinnati Volleyball Academy, Cincinnati Attack, and Clippard YMCA; and Varsity and JV teams at Hamilton High School and Northwest High School, respectively. She was director of the boys program at Cincinnati Volleyball Academy and assistant director of the girls’ program there, and in the last two years she’s led 14s and 16s boys National teams to multiple top-ranked finishes at national and regional tournaments. Anitra has also helped several players earn college scholarships and/or entry into the USA High Performance Program.
Her track record has won her both the 2019 Division II South Region Coach of the Year award at Badin and the 2019 Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award Recipient from USA Volleyball. Her coaching philosophy is to inspire a positive learning environment which involves team- and self-accountability, mental toughness, self-assurance, competitive drive, leadership, and sportsmanship on and off the court.
Anitra is a Cincinnati native and has three children: Janele, Janae, and Jordan; a granddaughter Aalaya, and a grandson on the way. In her free time, Anitra enjoys singing and has performed the National Anthem at several major sporting events.
Megan Turner, Assistant Girls Director and Coach
Megan has been playing volleyball since she was 8 years old, going on to become a four-year varsity starter at Wayne Central High School and, later, at the University of Cincinnati, where she was a two-time Big East All Tournament Team member. After her competitive playing career ended in 2012, looking for a way to stay involved in the sport, she began coaching. She’s worked numerous camps and clinics in addition to being head coach for 15’s and 16’s Elite at Crush Volleyball Club, where she also served as Coaching Director from 2015–2017. She coached last year at Ohio Premier with the 15U National team and this year, she is going to coach the 17U National team. Megan also fill the rolls of Assistant Club Director and Head Trainer for our Premier Youth Academy skills classes. Coaching is special to her because she gets to spend time with players and see/help them grow both on and off the court—a privilege she feels lucky to have had as a player, surrounded by coaches who put an emphasis on teaching not just the game of volleyball but on implementing life skills. She hopes to carry on that tradition while building relationships with the players and parents she gets to work with.
Gina Boothe, Assistant Boys Director and Coach
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. Her time at Edinboro University yielded even more recognition, included ranking 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. It’s her first year at OPVC and she can’t wait to begin!
Michael Berkemeier, Assistant Director of Coach and 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.