RADDSPORTS

Volleyball Coaches

Amanda Falck

Amanda Falck

Volleyball Director
Jim Bendel Jr.

Jim Bendel Jr.

Volleyball Elite Coach
Shelby Freeman

Shelby Freeman

Volleyball Elite Coach
Breona Fung

Breona Fung

Volleyball Coach
Joe LaMagno

Joe LaMagno

Volleyball Elite Coach
Farah Rajaee

Farah Rajaee

Volleyball Elite Coach
Gianfranco (Gio) Sanguietti

Gianfranco (Gio) Sanguietti

Volleyball Coach
Chelsea Jones

Chelsea Jones

Volleyball Coach

Amanda Falck

Volleyball Director

Amanda attended St. Francis Catholic High School for her first three years where she played Varsity each season and led the team to its first-ever State Championship in 2017. She graduated from Santa Fe High School where she was captain of the varsity squad and runners-up in the State Championships, the first time Santa Fe had made the tournament in 45 years. She played for the Top Select volleyball club in Orlando and in the USAV “17U Open” National Championship game, finishing second overall. She was a two-time All-American in USAV Nationals in 2016 and 2017. Amanda was named to the All-State First Team from 2016-2018. In 2019 she received a scholarship from the University of Miami to play as a libero. While coaching and playing there, the team went to the NCAA tournament twice. She played from 2019-2021 and then had to medically retire. After retiring, Amanda received the opportunity to coach alongside her coaches at the University of Miami as a student assistant. Amanda is passionate about developing young athletes and preparing them to succeed. Her goal is to build a competitive but fun environment for the players while building relationships and growing into the person they want to be.

Jim Bendel Jr.

Volleyball Elite Coach

Jim was the head coach for varsity and junior varsity at Dixie County High School for two years. He led them to a district championship. Jim was the head coach for 3 years at for the High Springs Community School girl’s program and he was the head coach of the boy’s program for 2 years. Jim spent 5 years coaching travel and club volleyball at Gainesville Juniors PSVA and Max Performance.  We are excited that Jim has joined our RADDSports volleyball team!

Shelby Freeman

Volleyball Elite Coach

Shelby has played volleyball for 6 years, won multiple district titles, and came second in state twice. She has been on the Marion County all-star team for four years and has also represented Florida on the Junior USA Volleyball team. Shelby started her coaching career in middle school at the YMCA and has been coaching ever since. She coached for three years at St. John Lutheran School, where they won two district championships and Ocala Power United. For the past two years, she has been the JV coach at Vanguard High School and the assistant for varsity. Shelby has a pharmacy technician certificate and a medical degree in surgical technology and is currently pursuing her Master's in Sports Psychology. We are excited to have Shelby on the RADDSports coaching team.

Breona Fung

Volleyball Coach

Breona started playing volleyball at a young age at the rec center in Colorado and made her middle school team. She started playing competitively in 8th grade when she joined her first club team. Breona moved to Florida and continued her volleyball career at Port Charlotte High School. Here she played for both the high school team and a club team and was an assistant coach to a club team. Her high school added a beach volleyball team her junior year, which she joined, making it to district finals both years. In Breona’s senior year, she faced an injury which hindered her from playing during indoor season. She continued to coach for the club she attended, this time as a head coach. Breona now attends the University of Florida where she is studying psychology. She is passionate about coaching and helping to develop young players’ volleyball skills all while having fun. Her hope is that these players fall in love with the sport and will continue to play, using the skills and knowledge they’ve gained at RADDSports!

Joe LaMagno

Volleyball Elite Coach

Joe graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in physical education and is certified to teach both health and P.E. He has over 20 years of teaching experience in private and public schools as an elementary physical education teacher. Joe has over 25 years of volleyball coaching experience at the club, high school, and college levels. While in Michigan, he coached University Liggett to 5 District championships and was named MIAC Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012. Joe started Omni Volleyball Club in Grosse Pointe, MI to allow kids an affordable opportunity to compete locally outside of the school year with great success.

He relocated to Kentucky in 2017 where he coached girls' volleyball at private and public high schools and had 3 national teams with Lexington United Volleyball. His 14 Adidas team was runner-up in the STL Presidents Day Classic in Indianapolis, IN and his 12 Adidas team finished third in that tournament the following year. In 2022, Joe relocated to Florida and joined Gainesville Juniors. His 15 Blue team finished third in the First in Show tournament in Ocala. They went on to have a top 10 finish at the 2023 AAU National tournament in the 15 Spirit Division. Joe has helped numerous players go on to play at the next level. He looks forward to working with young players at the newly formed RADD Elite.

Farah Rajaee

Volleyball Elite Coach

Farah has been playing volleyball for over 15 years, with 2 years of experience coaching and assisting with the UCF volleyball camp as a player. She played volleyball as a setter at UCF in Orlando, FL after transferring from Santa Fe College, where she was a setter for 2 years and part of the inaugural team. As a former club player in Gainesville, Farah had experience in the club atmosphere and at tournaments around the nation including the most notable of winning the AAU national championship, winning the Big South Qualifier, and fortunate to have been part of a team that attended the national championship event many years in her career. She continues sharing her love for the sport and looks forward to developing players’ skill set and excitement for the life lessons volleyball can teach!

Gianfranco (Gio) Sanguietti

Volleyball Coach

Gio has been playing volleyball for seven years. He played competitively on both club and high school teams. Gio played for Western High School and while there was a Broward All-Star Setter, won 2 district championships, and was a top 25 setter.  Gianfranco still participates in adult tournaments both indoor and outdoor. He is excited to share his volleyball knowledge with our RADDSports athletes.

Chelsea Jones

Volleyball Coach

Chelsea has been playing volleyball for 15 years and started playing competitively when she was 11. Her high school team won multiple district championships and her club team finished 2nd at the USAV Junior National Championships in 2015. Chelsea attended the University of Florida and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. While there, she played indoor and beach volleyball intramurals and won multiple championships. She is now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Information Systems and Operations Management and hopes to win a few more intramural championships in her last years of school. Chelsea is passionate about coaching and helping young players improve their volleyball skills while developing her same love for the sport. She believes in fostering a positive environment and helping players to build confidence in their abilities to accelerate performance.