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Heather McCarthy, Coach

Heather McCarthy has over 20 years' experience coaching volleyball. She was born and raised in Plano Texas and played volleyball for Plano East Senior High School. She also played volleyball at Junior College Level. Heather’s parents, mentors, and coaches instilled a competitive driver in her at a young age which has given her the ability to coach, train, and mentor young players at a competitive level. 

Heather began her coaching career at PSA as a youth volleyball coach in 1997. After coaching several years with PSA, leading several teams to Championship wins, she then coached 2 seasons with one of the top volleyball club organizations located in Plano, TX. Her years of experience provided her the opportunity to further her passion for coaching and she started her own club volleyball team organization (Extreme Force Volleyball Club) in 2007 located in Forney. She volunteered 1 season with AHA Private School (Affiliation of Covenant Church Carrollton) as the middle school volleyball coach. In 2016 she opened Blaze Volleyball from 2016 – 2019. She also was the Varsity Head Coach for Poetry Community Christian School from 2016 – 2019 where she won championships. She moved on from Poetry to become the Varsity Head Coach at Bishop Dunn from 2019 – 2020. In 2020 she started coaching for Heritage Christian Academy as the Middle School Head Coach located in Rockwall, TX and won the TAAPS Championship 2021 where her team was undefeated all season. Heather possesses a wealth of knowledge for the game which has made her a critical asset for young players who wish to enhance their volleyball skills through professional training. She provides the necessary FUN-damentals (making volleyball FUN) and technical instruction required for each player to apply the correct techniques for serving, passing, setting, and hitting.  

Her coaching style is really simple, “She teaches her players the fundamentals of the game and builds them up to Go Be Great on and off the court!” Her approach to ensuring her athletes are respectful, engaged, and eager to accomplish their goals is shown in her coaching, training, and mentoring. She is like no other!!! Coach Heather loves the game of volleyball and believes her testimony that she shares with her athletes and God providing her with a mission and purpose allows her to minister to young people through Amazing Volleyball Training!