Our Team

Paul and Tammy Mazurkiewicz

Paul and Tammy Mazurkiewicz

Club Directors

Thanks for visiting our site, and welcome to our club! We’re Paul and Tammy Mazurkiewicz – lifelong Georgians, Lawrenceville residents, parents of two amazing daughters, long-time owners of The Little Gym of Snellville, members of 12Stone Church, and volleyball lovers. Why did we start a volleyball club?

In 2013 our youngest daughter, Amanda, wanted to play volleyball as she entered Mountain View High School’s 9th grade. Having never played before, she (and we) had a LOT to learn. Fortunately, she made the 9th grade team, improved significantly, and was even awarded her team’s Best Defensive Player award. Her coaches recommended to us that Amanda play club volleyball to improve her skills, as each successive year of high school ball proves more difficult in which to be successful.

Again, knowing nothing about club volleyball, we researched different clubs, some big and well-known, others small and not well-known. Each had positives and negatives, but all were relatively expensive. We chose one and Amanda had a fruitful year, allowing her to make the high school’s JV squad the next year. Our second year of club ball was beneficial, as well, although we were beginning to get a taste of the added costs involved – things like steep travel expenses to faraway cities, fundraising events, etc. But, people said “That’s what club ball is like,” so we followed right along.

Our 3rd year at this club was horrible. The head coach was anything but encouraging.  Without disparaging another club too much, let’s just say the entire season was a nightmare.  It was during this time we decided that, given our 14-year history of running a successful children’s fitness-related business, there’s no reason we can’t start our own volleyball club and do a much better job at running it than we were experiencing.

We put a plan in-motion to create a volleyball club that models itself after our core beliefs – Christian values, positive & respectful coaching, and more affordable prices, among others. After many long hours, challenges, changes, and setbacks, we created 3:16 Volleyball Club – named after Highway 316, but with a colon inserted to be a constant reminder of who we are and where we come from. We’re not a “Christian” club per se, but we will strive to run our club in a way that pleases God.

And Amanda? She went on to play varsity volleyball for two years at Mountain View, setting the school record for service aces in a season. She was named Best Offensive Player her senior year, too, and now plays for Emmanuel College, a small Division II school in NE Georgia.

We hope you will give us an opportunity to impress you as you decide on where your daughter will play club volleyball. And if you know anyone who may want what we provide, please tell them about us.

Coach Natalie

Coach Natalie

Program Director / Head Coach

Coach Natalie has played club volleyball for 7 years, nearly 11 total including 4 years at nationally-ranked Mill Creek High School, where she was team captain and received multiple leadership awards. Although specializing as Libero/DS (Defensive Specialist) Coach Natalie has played in other positions as well giving her a well rounded knowledge of the game. Natalie is one of our club’s original coaches and, in 2021, was promoted to 3:16VC’s Program Director! She currently attends Georgia State, where she studies psychology and is specializing in secondary education. As Natalie puts it, “I have a huge passion for the game and love to spread positivity on the court as much as I can. I love working with others and want to be a part of helping them be as successful as they can be.” Natalie currently coaches the Mill Creek High School 9th grade team.

Coach Yo

Coach Yo

Head Coach

Coach Yolanda has been involved in volleyball coaching for many years, going back to 2010/11 in Miami, where she coached the Coral Park High School’s girls’ and boys’ teams.  From there, she moved-on to Point University as an assistant in the Athletics Department for a few years.  In 2013 & 2014, Coach Yo was very busy: she not only pioneered, developed and coached the Lanett High School volleyball program in Lanett, AL while also coaching volleyball at A5 South in Tyrone, GA, but also returned to Point University as their defense and setting coach!  Whew!  She is as sweet as sweet can be, but demands 110% effort from her teams.  Coach Yo was our 18’s coach during the COVID-shortened 2020 season.

Coach Diego

Coach Diego

Head Coach

Coach Diego has been playing volleyball 7 years.  He is from Honduras, where he played on the country’s national team.  He was named “Best Setter runner-up” for a tournament comprised of teams from all over Central America!  According to Diego, “I love to see people improve from what I’ve taught them and how they learn to enjoy the game more as every skill evolves and gets better.”  He aspires to teach to the best of his knowledge and ability, not only to grow the athletes’ volleyball skills, but also for them to be better people every day and understand that this sport is like a big family.
Coach Devon

Coach Devon

Head Coach

Coach Devon has played volleyball for over 5 years and been coaching in the Gwinnett county area as a head coach.  He played Outside/Right Side Hitter and Libero on his college team.  Devon spends a lot of time playing indoor, grass, and beach volleyball.  “I am excited to be part of this family.  I can’t wait to get in the gym and start working with the girls!”

Coach Cierra

Coach Cierra

Head / Assistant Coach

Cierra Terry has 5 years of volleyball experience (so far) in high school and college as a libero and defensive specialist.  She is “super excited” to spread her love of the game to other players! Cierra is one of our original coaches.

Coach Jen

Coach Jen

Assistant Coach

Coach Jen played four years of high school and club volleyball as a libero.  She says her main goal is “to help players realize their true potential.”  One of her passions is being a CrossFit athlete and bodybuilder.  Jen is currently attending Gwinnett College majoring in chemistry and business.  Maybe one day she’ll combine her loves of volleyball and fitness into her own business!
Coach Taylor

Coach Taylor

Assistant Coach

Coach Taylor played volleyball for five years: four at Duluth High School and one at Albany State, where she played Outside Hitter.  She currently studies nursing at Georgia Gwinnett College.  Coach Taylor has had a passion for volleyball ever since she began playing, and says “I want to be able to have a positive impact on others and push them to be the best they can be on-and-ff the court.”
Coach Leidy

Coach Leidy

Assistant Coach

Coach Leidy played volleyball for five years, including four at Norcross High School, where she played DS (Defensive Specialist.)  She currently attends GSU, majoring in Criminal Justice.  Leidy says she’s “thrilled to share my volleyball knowledge with younger girls.”  We love her always-happy spirit.  If you ever need to see a smile, look at Coach Leidy!

Coach Dominique

Coach Dominique

Assistant Coach

Coach Dominique has been playing volleyball for 8 years and attended Georgia Southern University for her undergraduate studies.  She has been coaching with Coach Jensyn for a year now and will continue to be her Assistant Coach.  Dominique plans to continue to grow as a coach, eventually taking over the reins of her own team and coaching for years to come!

Coach Kristen

Coach Kristen

Assistant Coach

Hi!  I’m coach Kristen.  In my volleyball experience, I’ve played defensive specialist and libero.  I still play 2-3 times a week, including competitively in adult tournaments.  I coached for the first time this past season (2020/21) and it was amazing!  I truly enjoy sharing my passion for volleyball to other girls!

Stan Carpenter

Stan Carpenter

Club Advisor

Coach Carpenter has been coaching volleyball since 1998 where he started the program at Shiloh High School.  He moved to Collins Hill High School as the head coach in 2001-2006, where he was a 3-time Region Champ, reaching the Elite 8 twice in the State Tournament.

“Coach Carp” started the Mountain View High School program in 2009.  His recent Mountain View teams have made the round of Sweet 16 twice and Elite 8 once in the State Tournament. Coach Carpenter has compiled well-over 400 wins as Varsity Coach.

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