Skip to content

Meet the Staff


Lainey Kekic

Director of Boys Volleyball & 18U Head Coach

 Lainey is currently in her 6th year as the Head Volleyball coach at Bartram Trail High school for girls and 1st for boys.  While there, the girls have won 3 district titles and 2 regional final appearances. She has over 10 years of head coaching experience.  Coach K led the boys team to the Regional Final in their inaugural season.

While her focus is now on volleyball, she also has coached basketball and track and field here in Florida and Ohio. She is originally from Ohio where she lived for 25 years before moving to Florida.  She played volleyball, basketball , and ran track in high school.  She went on to play volleyball and run track at Ohio Wesleyan University for 4 years while completing her Bachelors in Psychology and Political Science. She was voted a top 10 student athlete for the university and multiple 1st team all conference in track. She is excited to grow the game of boys volleyball in the St Johns and Jacksonville area by providing an environment that is competitive, skills focused, and athlete centered.


Coaching Staff

Ashlee Howe

16U Head Boys Volleyball Coach

Ashlee moved from Northern Kentucky to St Augustine to pursue her Master’s in Occupational Therapy and is now currently practicing in the school setting.  She also, is the head coach at St Augustine High School for both the girls and boys volleyball teams.  Ashlee attended Georgetown College for her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science where she was a 4-year member of the volleyball team.  She was named All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American Teams.

Boys Assistant Volleyball Coach 

Chris Penta 

Chris moved from the shores of New Jersey to Jacksonville to pursue his passion for fitness. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and as Assistant Coach with The Bolles School JV girls volleyball team. With his professional certification, his main focus is to apply that expertise to his athletes on and off the court. Chris attended Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. There, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology and was a 4-year member on their men’s volleyball team as a setter and defensive specialist. 

14U Head Volleyball Coach 

Elena Duve

Elena hails from the suburbs of Chicago where she began playing volleyball in 5th grade.  Throughout her high school career, she played club volleyball and varsity for high school.  She went on to attend Illinois Wesleyan where she played 2 years of club. She has coached middle and high school girls volleyball. Elena is a Spanish teacher at Tocoi Creek High school in St Johns County.  Prior to Tocoi, she taught math and coached boys volleyball and basketball at Pacetti Bay Middle School.