Matt Linebarger assumed the role of Club Director in 2011. Linebarger has over two decades of successful coaching experience at the collegiate and club ranks.
Under Linebarger, the club has grown from 11 teams that competed regionally to 33 teams with many traveling and competing nationally. Those teams have seen success at the national level with numerous top-ten finishes. In addition to the teams, success players have garnered individual attention from USA Volleyball’s High-Performance Program which is the pipeline to the women’s national team (look under the history tab to see both the team and individual recognition by year). Linebarger has also played a key role in assisting over 60 athletes to continue their playing careers at the college level.
Prior to becoming the Club Director, Linebarger served as an assistant coach at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). While at SCAD, Linebarger coached a number of talented student-athletes. SCAD players collected eight all-conference titles to go along with a pair of All-Region selections.
Linebarger came to SCAD after serving as the head coach at Millsaps College, an NCAA Division III program located in Jackson, Mississippi.
During his coaching tenure, Linebarger has worked for some of the top coaches in the game. He got his start as an undergraduate assistant at Florida State University under Dr. Cecile Reynaud, who ranks 25th all-time in NCAA history with 635 victories. Also on staff was Sue Woodstra who has coached with the USA National Team as well as Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Linebarger received his bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Florida State University in 2002 and his master's degree in Exercise Science from University of Louisiana-Monroe in 2005.
Beth and her husband Matt assumed the roles of co-directors of Club Savannah in 2011. While Matt handled the volleyball side of the club Beth handled all operations watching the club grow from 11 teams in 2011 to 33 teams, over 350 athletes, and 35 coaches in 2023.
With the expansion of the club Beth also played a pivotal role in bringing the club into the modern era with the implementation of a new club management system that streamlines all processes for both the parents and management.
In 2021 Beth was able to bring Mizuno in as the official sponsor of Club Savannah outfitting all teams with shoes, uniforms, and all things volleyball. Since then, Mizuno has become the official sponsor of USA Volleyball.
In 2017, Beth formed Savannah Sports Productions which hosts the Savannah Showdown at the Savannah Convention Center. In five years Beth has aided in growing the tournament from 90 teams to an expected 190 teams in the 2023 edition of the tournament.
Beth is a two time graduate of Louisiana Tech University (go bulldogs!) earning both her Bachelors in Family and Child Studies and Masters degrees in Family and Child Development.
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Woffindin joins Club Savannah in 2021 from Allentown, PA, where he coached at the club level and provided private lessons. He served as the 15 National Head Coach and Primary Lesson Instructor for Nook Volleyball Academy in Lancaster, PA. As a former collegiate libero, Gabe looks to bring a ball control and defensive focus to Club Savannah.
Prior to NVA, Gabe earned his Bachelors Degree in Management and his Masters of Business Administration from Saint Francis University (PA), where he competed on the Division 1 Men's Volleyball team as the starting libero.
During his career at Saint Francis, Woffindin was named Defensive Player of the Week 3 times, garnered 2nd Team All-Conference (2017), finished in the Top 5 in the conference in Totals Digs & Digs per Set each season, and finished 2nd in Career Digs.
In the summers of 2017 and 2018, Woffindin worked at Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, Ill. While at Sports Performance, Woffindin gained extensive knowledge in practice planning, scouting and player development which he aims to bring to Club Savannah.
Club Savannah Volleyball is excited to announce our new Youth Coordinator, Claudia Chisolm! Claudia is a Savannah native and was a 2-time State Champion at Calvary Day School, where she currently holds the All-Time Career Kill Record. Following her stand-out career at Calvary, Claudia went on to play Division II volleyball at the University of Montevallo, where she received her Bachelors Degree in Exercise & Nutrition Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning.
In addition to her playing career, Claudia also has 3 years of coaching experience with Alabama Juniors, and was an Assistant Coach with Oak Mountain High School.
Claudia is the epitome of a Club Savannah Athlete; She started with us when she was just 8 years old, and continued through her senior year and played in college. We are so happy to bring Claudia back to Savannah and to see her take her high volleyball expertise and passion for the game and apply it to our youth programming.