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Madge C.P. Ferreira

Madge C.P. Ferreira

Head Coach

A message from Coach Madge:
My personal approach as a coach, leader and mentor is to teach more than the game. I will be working in translating the aspects of volleyball and taking my holistic approach into actions such as teamwork, cooperation, competition, perseverance and a winning attitude.

As a club, EVJ is more than just a place to coach; we care for each other as a family, from coaches to players and parents. We have knowledgeable coaches, passionate leaders whom ultimately exude the desire to assist each and every player to reach their potential. I am truly glad to be a part of such an outstanding organization.

“I think creating an environment that is relaxed and conducive to learning is important. In addition the athlete needs to be aware of the standards and behaviors that all of the Coaches and athletes are prepared to accept to help create the optimal learning environment. Players will be given the opportunity to develop their skill level in a structured learning environment that constantly challenges while providing both encouragement and support. My players will benefit when exposed to challenging drills and skills that require effective decision making and precise execution under pressure. The repetitiveness of these varied drills during practice helps develop competency and confidence for each of them. I also will be setting some short term goals with ongoing feedback, in consultation with the athlete; this will provide them with direction and motivation that will help to keep them on task.”

Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    2007-Present (Indoor Head and Assistant Coach, 14s-16s)
    2018-19 position:

     - Girls Head Coach, 16R1-Tempe

School Volleyball

  • Veritas Prep Academy
    2014-15 (Head Girls Varsity Coach)
  • Villa Julie College (VJC) - Stevenson University (DIII)
    Coached, Recruited, and Managed all marketing and administrative needs as the volleyball coach for VJC
    - Head Coach Men's volleyball Program - took team to Central Division Champions
    - Head Coach Women's volleyball program
    - Member of the AVCA (3 years)
  • Provo High School, UT
    Head Coach, 2 years - State CHAMPIONS
  • Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ 
    Varsity Volleyball, Boys and Girls, Head Coach
  • Patpasco High School, MD
    Head Coach, 4 years - took team to the State Semi Finals

Other Coaching

    High Performance Evaluator for - National and Regional travel teams
  • YMCA High Impact Competitive Teams
    Created and Maintained High School Age Competitor Teams
    High School Division Champions Gold Division 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • USAV level I and II National Training Camp 
    Member of the coaching /traveling staff, 4 years
  • Brigham Young University Volleyball Camps for 4 years
  • Private lessons to help youngsters to improve volleyball fundamental skills

Playing Experience:

  • International
    - Played volleyball in South America - Brasil - started at the age of 10 years old
    - Recruited and played in Rio de Janeiro Brasil - professional player since age 13
    - Invited to participate on the Matsudaira volleyball camp - sponsored by the Japanese Olympic team
    - Member of the Regional Volleyball Team in Rio de Janeiro
    - Member of the Pan American Team and National tryouts in Brazil
    - Toured Europe and competed against teams in Germany, Italy, Austria, France
  • Collegiate
    - Received a Scholarship to play volleyball for Brigham Young University (Outside Hitter)
    - All Conference and All Region for 4 years
    - Desert News - Newspaper - Athlete of the Month
    - All American with Honorable Mention for Brigham Young University senior year

    - Collegiate Record at BYU for the most amount of kills in one match.
    - Season Record at BYU with stats of 450 kills, .290 hitting percentage, 44 service aces, 163 digs
    - Received Athlete of Year Award - CROWD PLEASER - with Steve Young as Heisman
    - Brigham Young University All Tournament team for 4 years
    - Played next against players such as Lisa Masakaya, Jaqueline Silva, Paula Weisoff
    - Received coaching and direction under the supervision of Coach Carl McGown and Elaine Michaelis


  • Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.  Trilingual - Portuguese (native language), Spanish and English
  • Brigham Young University
    - Masters, Administration and Professional Leadership
    - Bachelor, Political Science with minor in Athletics/Coaching
  • IMPACT certified
  • Business Six Sigma certified with emphasis in LEAN PROCESS and PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Works with USA Justice Courts in state for international translation.
  • Operations Supervisor for McKesson Specialty Health since 2011.
  • Community volunteer - American Heart Association, Diversity Network, Member of BofA Choir
  • Hobbies: singing, blasting some tunes in the “whip,” playing guitar, racquetball, pickle ball, dancing and kick boxing. Movies are a must … I consider that relaxation time.