skip navigation

Theresa Abernathy

Theresa Abernathy

Assistant Coach

Girls 16N2-Tempe

A message from Coach Theresa:
I am extremely excited to continue my coaching career at EVJ. I am fully dedicated to having this be the most exciting and challenging season.

This is my 7th year of coaching at EVJ. I bring in over 28 years of coaching experience in all age groups including college. My success at the club level has allowed me to take many teams to the National Championships where I have finished in the top 5 & top 10 which included a bronze medal in the 15 open.

My goal is to guide you by setting high expectations and helping you not only to reach those expectations but also to EXCEED them while building & reinforcing desirable character traits.

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    2017-18 position: Girls Assistant Coach Tempe, 16N2
    2011-present (Girls Head Coach, 12's-16's)

    Volleyball Festival 2015 13’s Championship Bronze Medal
  • Delta Valley VBC, Stockton, CA
    1996-2011 (Girls Head Coach 17’s, 16’s, 15’s, 14’s, 13’s, and 12’s)

    - Took 9 teams to JO’s (15’s earned Bronze medal)
    - 1999 12-under team 2nd place at Festival

​School Volleyball

  • Los Medonos Community College, Pittsburg,CA
    Assistant Coach, 4 years
  • Clayton Valley, Antioch, and Liberty High School's
    JV Coach, 8 years
  • University of Arizona
    Summer camps coach, 7 years & running
  • Pepperdine University Summer Volleyball Camp 2016


  • Married 35 years with three grown children and two grandchildren
  • Gabrielle-played collegiate volleyball as a 4 year starter at the University of California Berkeley.
  • Jennifer-played collegiate volleyball as a 3 year starter and All-American at The University of Arizona.
  • My Son Trent who ran track at City College of San Francisco, is continuing his education here in Arizona.