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St. Pius X Golden Lions
John Frederick, Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
This will be Coach Frederick's sixteenth year at St. Pius X as Head of the Volleyball program. His teams have been 578-248-1 in his tenure at St. Pius X, culminating in 2013 with the school’s first State Championship. His win total makes him currently the second leading active coach in Georgia. Prior to St. Pius X, Coach Frederick was an assistant coach at Westminster where he helped with ten state championship teams in 17 years in Volleyball, Track and Cross Country. In addition to his Volleyball duties at St. Pius X, Coach Frederick teaches Physics. He is married to Ann Frederick and they have three children, David, Allison and Kelsey.
Kari Sans, Associate Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
This will be Coach Sans’ sixth full season assisting on the varsity team, the most successful period in program history. Coach Sans joined the freshman program mid-season of 2007. She played volleyball at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California and made first team all-league as a defensive specialist. Coach Sans graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education and Health. Additionally, she was commissioned in the US Army and completed her service with the 7th Infantry Division (Light) in Fort Ord, California as a Captain. Coach Kari is married to Juan, and has two boys; Sebastian (SPX ’10) and Addison (SPX ‘13).
Alex Nguyen, Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach
Coach Alex joins our coaching staff for the 2016 season. He is a current student at Georgia State University and serves in US Army reserve. He has been an assistant coach at the Tsunami Volleyball club. We are excited about adding him to our program.
Ella Anastasiades, Head Freshman Volleyball Coach
Coach Ella is being welcomed back to St. Pius X. As a graduate and former varsity libero and team captain she has been a great representative of the program. She went on to play college volleyball at Georgia College and State University where she helped open the program and served as a three year team captain and defensive specialist. She graduated in 2016 with a degree in Spanish with a Biology minor. She is anticipating a career in healthcare.
Katie LePage, Head Middle School Gold Volleyball Coach
Coach LePage returns to coach our middle school gold team. She is a 2010 graduate of Georgia Tech, where she played on the club volleyball team. She was a setter at Jacksonville University before transferring to Tech to complete her Mechanical Engineering degree. She is married to Thomas LePage and recently had their first child.
James Martin, Middle School Navy Coach
Coach Martin (SPX '82) returns as Navy coach for a third season. Coach Martin also coaches girl's club volleyball and previously coached at IHM in Atlanta. He enjoys sharing his passion for the game with the middle school players. He is married to Mary Pat Martin (SPX '86) James and Mary Pat have 4 children, including two SPX alumni.