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John Frederick, Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
This will be Coach Frederick's seventeenth year at St. Pius X as Head of the Volleyball program. His teams have been 613-259-1 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 grown children, David, Allison and Kelsey.

Kari Sans, Associate Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
This will be Coach Sans’ seventh 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, Head Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach

Coach Alex returns to our coaching staff for the 2017 season, following an initial 35-3 campaign. 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 delighted to have him back for a second season.

Kathryn Trinka, Head Freshman Volleyball Coach

Kathryn Trinka finished last season as an outside hitter on Emory's volleyball team where she was a second team all-UAA player.  She coached this spring at Tsunami where she had a team with eight St. Pius X players on it, so it was natural when we had an opening that we reached out to her.  We look forward to seeing what she can do with our newest Golden Lions.

Katie LePage, Head Middle School Gold Volleyball Coach
Coach LePage returns to coach our middle school gold team for a sixth season. 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 is expecting her second child in October.

James Martin, Head Middle School Navy Coach

Coach Martin (SPX '82) returns as Navy coach for a fourth 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.