Thunder Bay Volleyball Academy Coaches

Javier Fortuño  -- 2021/2022 season - 13s/14s
Senior Coach

Javier’s Highlights:

  • Entering 8th season with Thunder Bay (2021-2022)

  • Took 2018-2019 Thunder Bay 14 Blue team to USAV Junior Nationals

  • Certified Level 2 Coach – Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation

  • Education - Bachelor in Education, UMET University Bayamon, Puerto Rico

  • 20 years of coaching experience

  • Caguas Criollas Volleyball Club- Coach

  • GVA Volleyball Academy – Coach (2012 Jeep Volleyball Championship, Silver Div)

  • University of Humacao, PR – Coach for 2 years

  • 1995 High School Best Player Sports Award given by the Mayor of Caguas P.R.

  • Selected MVP 7 times in High School Career

  • College Volleyball - 2 years of experience playing College Volleyball

  • 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year SJA Catholic School, Caguas, PR

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Cici -- 2021/2022 season - 11s & 14s
Head Coach
  • Entering her 4th season with Thunder Bay (2021-2022)

  • Played on Romanian Junior National team

  • Played professionally in Romania and France

Teddi Wright  -- 2021/2022 season - 16s
Head Coach     
Thunder Bay Alumnus

Teddi has been playing volleyball since she was 8 years old and has played competitively since she was 12. Teddi played all 4 years on her high school varsity volleyball team where she was a 4 year varsity letter recipient. She finished her 2 years of college competition as the starting setter at Pasco-Hernando State College. Here freshman season in college, Pasco-Hernando had one of the best seasons in school history. First, they won their regional tournament, and as a freshman setter, Teddi was honored with being selected to the District P All-Tournament Team. Also, they qualified to attend the NJCAA DII National Tournament where they finished 8th in the Nation. Teddi finished her freshman year ranked 1st in the nation in total assists. During her sophomore season, PHSC once again won the regional championship going undefeated. Teddi was honored to be named to the region All-Tournament Team as well as being named the tournament MVP. Again, they qualified for the NJCAA DII National Tournament `where they finished 11th and Teddi was honored to be selected as NJCAA DII All American second team. Teddi ended her sophomore season first in the nation in with assists per set with 11.30 assist. High school accomplishments: 4 year varsity player, team captain 2012, 2013 and 2014, led high school to first regional tournament play, 2012 and 2014 volleyball Most Valuable Player, 2013 Volleyball Coaches award, 2014 ASICS Sound Mind and Body scholarship recipient.

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Adriana Vianna  -- 2021/2022 season - 10s
Head Coach

Entering her 1st full-time season with Thunder Bay (2021-2022)

Adriana is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She has an intensive 25 years volleyball career.  In the United States, she has played and coached for Saint Petersburg, and Ave Maria University.  Her goal is to share some of her knowledge of the game with the next generation of volleyball players.


Saint Petersburg College -- Assistant Volleyball Coach 2011-2014


Ave Maria University 

2010 - Assistant Coach           

2010 - AMU - Female Athlete of the Year  


2009 - NAIA All-Conference Team MVP



2008 - AMU - MVP 


Saint Petersburg College

2006- NJCAA - All-State First Team 

            NJCAA - First-team All-conference


2005 - NJCAA - All - American

             NJCAA - Player of the Year

             NJCAA - All-State Team 

             NJCAA - All-Conference Team 

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"Nat" Nathalia -- 2021/2022 season - 12s
Head Coach
  • Entering her 1st season with Thunder Bay (2021-2022)

- 2009 MVP of the club season in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

- Played Rio de Janeiro State Team 2 years

- Gold medal BRA Championship with state team

- Gold medal 4 years in a row of Taça Parana - BRA Championship

- Silver medal - Copa Minas (BRA Championship)

- Played NJCAA DI: Player of the week twice (2015 - offensive and defensive)

- NJCAA DI: Player of the week twice (2016 - offensive and defensive)

- NJCAA DI Region VI (2016) - 2nd Team All Region VI Hitter

- NJCAA DI (2016) - 2nd Team All Conference Hitter

- NCAA DII 2018 (Augusta University): OH 6 rotations

- NCAA DII 2019 (Augusta University): Conference Tournament champions / 3rd in Regional championship. 

- WIU Graduate Assistant Coach indoor (Fall 2020)

- WIU Beach Volleyball Graduate Assistant Coach: Conference champions, 3rd in Nationals

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Coach Terra -- 2021/2022 season - 13/14s
Thunder Bay Alumnus
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Jorge Garbey
Training Coach

Craig Collins
College Recruiting

During my tenure at Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne, I played NCAA Men’s Division I Volleyball. I had the privilege of playing in two Men’s Final Four Championships. My coach Arnie Ball and my teammates taught me many life lessons that I still carry with me in my day-to-day life and as a volleyball coach. At IPFW, I was able to compete and had the opportunity to play professional volleyball in Belgium. I continued to learn and study not only my sport, but the entire sporting world. I've coached Club Volleyball in Michigan, Indiana and Tampa. 1996 - Present. My main mission is to HELP athletes understand the game of volleyball. The motion and movement of the player is paramount in their advancement. The various journeys I’ve experienced in my athletic career have helped me to understand the importance of fostering your craft. We grow from our challenges and master our craft along the way.
Kerri Gross
College Recruiting

Kerri's Highlights


  • The College of William and Mary (Division I: Full-Scholarship Recipient) 1997-2001

  • Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Specialist of the Year (1998, 1999, & 2000)

  • The College of William and Mary President’s Award (2000 & 2001)

  • Texas A&M University Volunteer Assistant Coach (2002-2003)

  • James Madison University Assistant Volleyball Coach (2003-2008)

  • Plant City High School Varsity Volleyball Coach (2008-2011)

  • Tampa Preparatory School Assistant Varsity Volleyball Coach (2012-2016)

  • Tampa Preparatory School Middle School Volleyball Coach (2011, 2017-Current)

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