Staff

Andrew Garland

Club Director/Head Coach
Coach Andrew Garland has over 25 years of successful volleyball coaching experience at the college, high school and club levels. He has coached four state champion volleyball teams in South Carolina and has been named SC Volleyball Coach of the Year four times.  He started and operated a club in South Carolina and has coached and trained hundreds of athletes who have played college volleyball.  Coach Andrew Garland specializes in technical skills training and the development of female athletes on and off the court.
Coach Andrew Garland has an extensive background in business ownership, educational leadership and college and professional sports as a coach and administrator.
He currently teaches at the University of Tennessee in the School of Communications, serves as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Maryville College, TN, and continues to do numerous satellite volleyball camps across the southeast yearly.
A native of Charleston, SC, Andrew Garland has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, SC and a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee.

Tish Morris

Assistant Club Director/Head Coach
Coach Tish Morris played volleyball in high school and has played USA club volleyball for over six years. Additionally, she has coached successfully in middle school, high school and club for 12 years.
Coach Morris has a passion for working with younger athletes and has coached at all age groups. She has a daughter, Melanie, who plays volleyball at ETSU and a daughter, Mabry, who plays at Heritage High School.
Coach Tish Morris is a Knoxville native and has a degree in Health Education from the University of Tennessee and has taught P.E. for over 12 years.
A native of Charleston, SC, Andrew Garland has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston, SC and a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee.

Brienna Laskowski

Head Coach
Coach Brienna Laskowski is the current Head Volleyball Coach at Maryville College, TN. Prior to that, she was a standout player at William Peace in her home state of North Carolina. There, she was a four-year starter and three-year All-USA South First Team selection. During Laskowski’s four seasons, the Pacers twice won the USA South’s East Division crown, and twice she was named William Peace Female Athlete of the Year.
During her four years at William Peace, Laskowski helped the Pacers post an 81-33 overall record and 47-8 mark in conference play. She wrapped up her playing career with 944 kills, 940 digs, and 128 service aces.
Laskowski then began her coaching career as graduate assistant coach for the 2021 season at Wisconsin Lutheran in Milwaukee. She helped train and implement a high-speed offense, working primarily with setters and hitters. She also coordinated film study and assisted in scouting, while managing the team’s social media accounts.
Laskowski has served as a head coach for both indoor and beach volleyball. She worked with the Milwaukee Sting indoor program and previously with I-3 in beach volleyball. In addition, Laskowski held assistant coaching stints for JoCo Volleyball Club, NC Elite Volleyball Club and Triangle Volleyball Club.
A native of Albemarle, North Carolina, Laskowski graduated from William Peace University in May 2021 with a degree in Business Administration. She is working toward a master’s degree in Leadership and Innovation, with a graduation target date of May 2023.

McKenzie Kramer

Coach
A native of Southern California, Kramer is an accomplished volleyball athlete with a history of excellence both on and off the court. Her collegiate journey began with a full-ride scholarship to the University of Montana, where she competed in Division I volleyball. She demonstrated exceptional commitment, graduating with a degree in anthropology in just three years.
In pursuit of further academic and athletic growth, Kramer extended her collegiate career by transferring to Fresno State for her final year of eligibility. During this time, she earned a master’s degree in administration. Post-college, Kramer ventured into professional volleyball in Western Europe, gaining valuable international experience.
Recently, Kramer relocated to East Tennessee and joined the Maryville College volleyball program under the guidance of head coach Brienna Laskowski, adding her talent, knowledge and expertise to the program.

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