Our Staff

AZ Team Thunder Volleyball club, and all its coaches, have been a proud member of the Positive Coaching Alliance since 2016.  Our coaches strive to meet all aspects of the "PCA Way" that focuses on developing "Better Athletes, Better People." Go to the Positive Coaching Alliance website to learn more about this organization: https://positivecoach.org/

All the coaches at AZ Team Thunder Volleyball Club have also been SAFESPORT Trained and Certified where we are committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct.

Derrick Chapin

Director, Head Coach of 13u & 16u

Dane Downs

Head Coach 14u & 18u

Gary Cloud

Head Coach 15/16u

Rachel Hammett

Club Manager




Danny Hammett

Certified Strength Trainer and Medic