Allison Walker, Co-Director / Technical Director:
Allison is in her seventh year as the Head Volleyball coach at Stockton College. In six of her seven seasons, Stockton has won the the NJAC Conference and has gone on to the NCAA’s. 2012 she made history by winning five consecutive NJAC Championships. She was named NJAC coach of the year in 2006, 2008 and 2012. 2012 she was named top eight coaches in the country as she was selected as New York Region Coach of the Year. In addition to her coaching background, Walker was an accomplished player on the NCAA Division III level at Muhlenberg College. A four-year letter winner for the Mules, she broke eight school records and finished her career with over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. As a result of her thriving accomplishments, Walker has been inducted into Muhlenberg’s Hall of Fame.
Jeremy Walker, Co-Director:
Jeremy former assistant coach of the Stockton College Volleyball program. While at Stockton he was responsible for recruiting and managed to bring in 14 players in the past three years, with several out of state players. He also has three years of coaching experience with the Cut Shot volleyball club team. Walker has played both indoor and beach volleyball on a recreational basis for the past nine years as well. Jeremy started East Coast Crush and has been coaching with the club since 2007.
Phil Kening, Assistant Director of the South Branch :
Phil is currently the Director of Volleyball for the Galloway Township Police Athletic League. He has been coaching and directing the league for 13 years and the program as grown from 45 to 160 participants. Phil is also the head coach of the Men’s Club Volleyball Team and an assistant coach on the Women’s Volleyball Team at Stockton College. Phil initiated the start of the south branch of ECC, coaches one of the teams and has been with the club since 2008. Phil is also Cap I certified.
Allison has a coaching and playing background. Played collegiate volleyball at Richard Stockton College.
Former setter of Rider University.
Former setter of Rider University.
Cecilia played Volleyball at Salisbury University and was selected to play on the East Region Women’s USAVB team. Cecilia was also the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Loyola College in Maryland for 9 years. Cecilia is the assistant coach of the Men’s Club Volleyball Team at Stockton College. Cecilia has been with the club since 2008.
Chris has been playing volleyball since the age of 13. She is currently playing at Richard Stockton College. As a freshman she won Rookie of the Year and has made First Team all NJAC in her sophmore and Junior season. Chris has been coaching with East Coast Crush since 2009 and is Cap I certified.
Christine Astarite aka “Diggy”:
Played for LIBA Volleyball Club. Played at Stockton college where she was a four year starter at libero and won second team All NJAC. Diggy has been coaching with East Coast Crush since 2010.
Played at Ramapo college and was selected to the NJAC second team and honorable mention while at Ramapo. She coached club in North Jersey.
Played at Rutgers Camden and was selected to NJAC first team.
Head Coach of Rutgers Camden. Matt has been instrumental in the in the success and rebuilding of Rutgers. Selected as 2012 NJAC Coach of the Year. He is also active on the beach circuit.
Maureen has being playing volleyball for past 18 years. She played club volleyball with Metro America and went on to play at Shippensburg College. At Shippensburg she was a four year starter as setter and is the career leader of assist. She previously coached club for Platform in MD. She currently is the Assistant Coach at Stockton College.
Michelle played at Seton Hill and Ramapo College where she was selected Player of the Year and selected NJAC first team while at Ramapo. She has coached at DIGS and still in actively played beach and indoor volleyball.
Played at Stockton College and was instrumental in their success where she helped the team win four NJAC Championships and NCAA appearances.
Nina help guide Williamstown HS to the 2006 State Championship. She was the 2005 and 2006 NJ Gatorade State Player of the Year and First Team All State in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She went on to play at Loyola University where she was MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2007. She was First Team All-MAAC in 2009 and 2010 and was defensive player of the year in 2010. She holds the school record for career kills, kills in a single season and digs in a match. She was ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team in 2010 and ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team in 2010. She is currently the Assistant Coach at Rowan University and is still actively playing beach and indoor volleyball.
Played at Johnson and Wales as a four year starter at libero. Previously coached with South Jersey where she coached both boys and girls.
Previously played with the Stockton Men’s Volleyball team and has been coaching with East Coast Crush since 2011.