Paradigm Volleyball has been established to construct a positive learning environment for athletes, while also providing a high level of on court volleyball training.



2017 - 2018 Coaches

Coaching Philosophy

Paradigm Volleyball believes in the philosophy of collaborative coaching. Paradigm will incorporate various area coaches and college players to help develop and teach the individual and team skills needed to see success on and off the court.

Each Paradigm coach brings a unique amount of game play and coaching experience to practices and tournaments. It is these varying experience levels and unique backgrounds that will allow our players to develop comprehensive volleyball skill sets.

CJ Denk

Club Director
Head Coach ′ Revolution 18s

CJ has coached at the college, high school and club level for the past 18 years. After volunteering his time for two seasons at Nazareth College, CJ was named Associate Head Coach at Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. In his 2 seasons at Daemen, the Wildcats won 2 American Mideast Conference North Division Championships compiling an overall record of 55-27. CJ began coaching at the USA Volleyball club level starting in 2005. CJ coached at every age level from 14s - 18s. CJ and Megan Denk started Paradigm Volleyball in September of 2010 to help grow volleyball in the Rochester and surrounding areas. Currently, CJ gives private lessons, runs Paradigm Summer Camps, runs the NOVA Junior Beach Tour and is the Varsity Volleyball Head Coach at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women. CJ is also the Head Coach for the IREVA Men's Professional PVL team which placed 6th at the Premier Volleyball League National Championships in 2015. CJ continues to play competitively indoors and on the beach.


Jesse Walker
Assistant Coach ′ Revolution 18s

Jesse is the women's head volleyball coach at Keuka College since December 2015.  He previous served as the Assistant Coach for the Women’s and Men’s Volleyball teams at Keuka College since September 2014.  Prior to Keuka College, Walker coached at Our Lady of Mercy High School. In his two years with the Monarchs, he coached on all levels, including serving as an assistant for the Varsity team and Head Coach for the Modified team.  He has previously coached girls teams from the 14 year old to 18 year old levels.  Jess began his coaching career in 2011 when he served as the Assistant Coach for the Women’s Volleyball team at Cincinnati Christian University. He completed graduate work in the area of Theological Studies while at Cincinnati Christian University.  He was a member of the University’s club Men’s Volleyball team.

Steve Pike

Head Coach ′ Revolt 17s

Steve was named the women's head volleyball coach at The College at Brockport in April of 2013. In 2014 Brockport finished in the top four in the conference and went to the SUNYAC Semi-Finals for the first time since 2007.  The improvement from last(tenth) to fourth in the conference regular season was the biggest jump in one year in SUNYAC Volleyball History. In 2015, Brockport was 34-2 and undefeated in conference regular season. Brockport won the Conference championship for the first time in 21 years. Brockport won its NCAA first round match. He was named 2015 SUNYAC Coach of the Year and AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. For the previous twelve, years he was the head coach at SUNY Potsdam. During his time at Potsdam, the program was the most successful program on campus. He was named SUNYAC Coach of the Year in 2005. His teams qualified for the postseason tournament in six of those seasons, making it to the ECAC finals once for the first time in school history. He has coached the conference rookie of the year twice. In 2010, he took his team to Costa Rica which was the first international trip for volleyball in school history.

Steve has been working with IREVA High Performance Program for eight years, most recently as the associate head coach. He has also been a USA High Performance Coach in the youth, select and future select levels at various camps around the country. In 2014 he was chosen to coach at the USA Holiday Clinic which has the top 48 girls volleyball players in the USA HP Pipeline.  He has coached athletes that went onto to compete in Division I, II, III and professionally.

Steve is blessed with his wife Heather, children: Nicholas, Brynn and Griffin.

Steve Pike's contact e-mail:

Lori White
Assistant Coach ′ Revolt 17s

Lori White played collegiately at Edinboro University for four years where her team won two PAC State championships and Two Regional Championships. Upon returning from college Lori played on the Womens Open Western NY Empire B Team for 3 years. She has coached at the Varsity high level for 13 years in the Rochester City School District and is currently coaching JV Volleyball at Spencerport High School.

This will be her fourth year assistant coaching with Paradigm at the 17s level.


Marilyn Glamack
Head Coach

Marilyn was a 4 year varsity starter at Victor High School. She has been MVP, player of the year, All Greater Rochester, and All State. After graduating in 2008, Marilyn continued her career playing Division II volleyball at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, where she also earned MVP honors. After graduating college in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish, Marilyn started her coaching career. She currently competes in adult tournaments throughout the year and plays beach volleyball all summer.

Mar started coaching at Mercy High School, doing modified for 2 years. After that, she took over JV for 2 seasons and is currently their JV coach. Marilyn assisted Paradigm 18's her first year, then head coached Paradigm 15's for 2. This past year she lived in California and coached for Momentous Volleyball Club 15-1 out of Irvine.

Aimee Spillman
Assistant Coach

Hannah Dolan
Assistant Coach

Taylor Melidona
Head Coach

In high school she was a 3 year varsity athlete on West Irondequoit's volleyball team, which included a state championship title. She competed as an attacker, in the outside and opposite positions.

After graduating she competed at California University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized as a DS/libero. Her time at CalU lead to 2 conference titles and making it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament for Division II for 4 consecutive years.

Both on and off the court she was recognized as a leader being named captain at various points in her career, in both high school and college. She also represented her conference, her junior year of college, at the NCAA DII annual leadership conference in Indianapolis.

Her collegiate career also lead to a knowledge base in power lifting, along with other strength and conditioning techniques.

Her coaching experience includes summer camps at CalU and coaching at California Area Middle School.

Marissa King
Assistant Coach

Jes Marini
Assistant Coach

RIOT 14s

CJ Denk
Head Coach

Kevin Conley
Assistant Coach

Lizzy Trasher
Assistant Coach
Link to her player story at Carnegie Mellon University
Current player Carnegie Mellon Univeristy - Roster link

Kristen Lansburg
Assistant Coach


Rising 12s

Mike Harnden
Head Coach

Mike is the Varsity Girls Head Coach at Aquinas High School

Maria Dolan
Assistant Coach


Additional Coaching

Kelly Lavender
Floater Coach