Our Team Members

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Greg Vogel

Greg played indoor club volleyball while studying Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee. As a middle blocker, he helped Tennessee win an NCVF National Championship in 2015. After making the transition from indoor to sand, Greg won an NCSVA National Championship in 2016 and also earned a AA rating for California Beach Volleyball. Greg founded Sinjin Beach with the hopes of raising the standard of beach volleyball in North Carolina. Greg has played in numerous professional qualifiers in addition to winning multiple open events. Greg lives in Durham with his wife, Marie, and their dog, Regan.

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Joe Pate

Joe started playing beach during his freshman year at NC State outside his dorm and quickly fell in love with the people of beach volleyball and the sport itself. Joe played Middle/Right Side for NC State's club team for 3 years before getting into local beach tournaments. Joe currently lives in Raleigh and, while finishing his studies, competes in open level beach tournaments along the east coast. 

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Jonathan Paulk

JP is the head coach at Shaw University downtown Raleigh and co-found of Carolina Edge Volleyball. JP spent 2 seasons as assistant at North Carolina Central University and a year as head coach at Louisburg College before taking over at Shaw. He ran Men's Club Volleyball at NC State and garnered honorable mention as a setter at the NCVF National Championships. In the sand, JP won the NCSVA National Championship in 2016 with Greg and earned his AA rating through CBVA. JP lives in Raleigh with his wife Megan and their cat, Tagg.

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Chase Teal

Chase has been a member of Sinjin Beach since its inception in 2017. She has played a vital role in being a friend and mentor to every member of our club since joining. She's amassed an incredible beach volleyball IQ making her a great fit for helping train the next line of athletes to come through our club. After her senior season, Chase will be headed to South Carolina to play D1 beach volleyball. 

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Steve Kidder

Steve began his coaching career at Avalanche Club in Colorado with a 16’s National Team. After moving to the Carolinas, Steve spent 10 years coaching at NC Elite in Raleigh. During that tenure, he coached juniors National Teams of ages ranging from 15 to 18. Steve started playing beach volleyball in college and has had the privilege to train and play against some of the world’s top beach volleyball players. Steve has a degree in Health and Human Performance from ECU that has served him well while coaching/training professional athletes. Steve works for Cisco and lives in Morrisville with his wife, Shasta, and their daughter, Daven.

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Holly Paton

Holly grew up playing indoor volleyball in the Raleigh area. She was recruited to East Carolina University and played her freshman year, later graduating with her master’s degree in recreational therapy administration. Holly transitioned to sand shortly after graduating college and still trains and competes in tournaments regularly. Holly has over 6 years of indoor coaching experience but has found a passion for coaching beach. Holly enjoys spending her free time with her dog, Laila, and cat, Keeley.

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Megan Paulk

Megan has been playing volleyball since the age of 10. She is originally from Hendersonville, NC and relocated to Raleigh to attend NC State University where she earned a master’s degree in accounting. While at NC State she played on the club volleyball team and traveled to the NCVF National Tournament all four years. Megan is now an avid beach player. She loves to compete in sand volleyball tournaments around the region. Megan has been coaching indoor volleyball for 6 years and is super excited to start her beach volleyball coaching career with Sinjin.

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Kristen Schenck

Kristen has been around the Sinjin gang since the club started. Kristen is one of our club's leading examples of what we want our other athletes to be. Kristen will  be helping to coach our Regional team as well as summer and fall programs. She has a multitude of competition and training experience to offer our young athletes! After her senior year training and coaching at Sinjin Beach, Kristen will be playing at the University of South Carolina.