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Buffalo Volleyball Academy Coaches

Club Director: Coach John Crangle:

14 Years as Director of BVA

Hamburg High School Girls Varsity Coach (2009-Present)

(5 Sectional Final Appearances, 3 Sectional Championships, Most Wins Hamburg Program History)

Section VI Sportsmanship Coach Recipient and Assistant to Section VI Volleyball Chair

Served as Jr. Girls Representative on WEVA's Board of Directors for 6 years

2023-24 STAFF

18U: Coach Stanek and Coach Berrafato (Coach Eppolito)

17U: Coach Jans, Coach Miller, and Coach Crangle

16U: Coach Clarke and Coach Seider

15U: Coach Kullman and Coach Hvisdak

14U: Coach Tamburro and Coach Youngberg

Coaching Backgrounds: 

Mike Jans

Sacred Heart Academy Volleyball Program 10 years

Hamburg Girls Varsity Coach 2 years

13th Year BVA coach

Jess Miller

Former Williamsville South HS Section VI Champion and BVA Player

LeMoyne College Player Alumni

Kristen Stanek

Orchard Park Varsity Assistant and JV Coach, 4th Year BVA Coach

Orchard Park HS 3 time Section VI Champion

SUNY Fredonia Player Alumni 


Natalie Berrafato

Williamsville East Girls Varsity Coach, 4th Year BVA Coach

Williamsville East 3 time Section VI Champion, BVA, and SUNY Fredonia player alumni


Eleanor Clarke

2nd Year BVA Coach

Hamburg, BVA, and SUNY Fredonia player alumni


Anji Hvisdak

1st Year BVA Coach

BVA and Hamburg player alumni

Gabe Eppolito

Hamburg High, BVA, SUNY Oneonta player alumni

3 time Section VI Champion

2nd year BVA coach


Cara Kullman

Hamburg Girls JV Coach (4th year)

Orchard Park Section VI Champion and St. Rose College Player Alumni

5th Year BVA Coach


Katie Seider

Hamburg and BVA player alumni

4th Year BVA Coach


Sydney Youngberg

BVA player alumni, SUNY Brockport alumni

8th year BVA coach

Lauren Tamburro

10th year BVA coach

Ohio Valley Region player alumni


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