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MOD Staff: Lizzy Briones

Director of Operations

I grew up around the southeast and landed in Arkansas for junior high and high school. I began playing volleyball in 8th grade and fell in love with the sport.  I was lucky enough to have some amazing coaches and was a 4 year varsity starter in High School as well as Gatorade State Player of the year my senior season. I earned a scholarship to play at James Madison University in Virginia, where I graduated with 2 blocking records as a 4 year starter. After graduating I stayed for an additional season as the volunteer assistant on staff.  

In 2015 I became a High Performance coordinator with USA Volleyball and managed the HP tryouts, summer programs, coaches clinics and served as Head of Delegation for the Youth/Junior National Teams of both boys and girls. I was able to evaluate and scout talent all across the country and develop some of the best athletes in the U16 to U21 age groups. After 4 years I took a break from volley, and was previously working in Events & Meetings at KPMG here in Chicago.

My path has provided me with a wide variety of event and operations experiences in and out of the volleyball world. I love being a part of the MOD Squad and am excited for all that we will accomplish! 


Coaching Experience

  • 2014 James Madison University Women's Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • 2015 - 2019 USA Volleyball High Performance Coordinator
    • Created and implemented HP Tryout and Summer programming curriculum for athlete training and coach development. 
  • 2016 USA U18 Women's Junior National Team Head of Delegation 
  • 2017 USA U16 Girls' Junior National Team Head of Delegation
  • 2018 USA U19 Men's Junior National Team Head of Delegation
  • 2017-2019 Consulting coach for various teams in Colorado Springs, CO and Chicagoland area.