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


2018 - 2019 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.

Mark Robinson
Assistant Coach


Kelly Lavender
Head Coach - Revolt 17s

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.

Kristan Lansberg
Assistant Coach


Sean Cowley
Head Coach

Sean brings over 18 years of coaching experience at the high school and club level to Paradigm this season. After graduating from SUNY Geneseo in 1998, Sean moved to Southern California to teach high school English. In his 10 years in California, Sean coached multiple girls’ and boys’ JV teams. After re-locating to Charlotte, NC, Sean served as the Director and coach for the Rock Hill Volleyball Club for 3 years, and then coached for the Carolina Union Volleyball Club for 3 years. Sean returned to Rochester in 2016 and coached 14-2’s at VolleyFX the last two years. Sean currently works as an Education Specialist at ConServe in Fairport. Sean has been married to his lovely wife Lisa for 11 years and they have a 6-year old daughter Evan and an 11-month old son named Collin.

Laura Edwards
Assistant Coach

Jes Marini
Assistant Coach

Jes was a 2-year varsity player at Pittsford Sutherland High School, winning the state championship her junior and senior year. At the State tournament she was selected and awarded the Sportsmanship Award representing her team. She played for several different clubs throughout high school before playing for Paradigm her senior year.  She has played both a setter and defensive specialist.  She also played high school and AAU softball for the Rochester Revenge.

After graduating in 2015, Jes continued her career playing at SUNY Brockport, where she was a part of the 2015 SUNYAC Champion team. In 2016 she transferred to Monroe Community College and became the starting setter.  She received multiple awards: Athlete of the Week, Cara Bryant All-Tournament Team, Western New York Athletic Conference- All Conference Team, and NJCAA Academic Third Team. She graduated from MCC in May 2017. She currently attends Brockport and will be graduating in May 2019 with a degree in Business Administration.

She has been coaching with Paradigm since January 2016. She has been the 15’s assistant for the last two seasons. She also works the summer camps at Paradigm.


RUMBLE 16-2s (Possible
CJ Denk
Head Coach

Jake Gleason
Assistant Coach

Alyse Wenzel
Assistant Coach

Jason Gleason
Assistant Coach

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.

Ethan Dangler
Assistant Coach

Aimee Spilman
Assistant Coach

Megan Hauer
Assistant Coach




Mike Harnden
Head Coach

Maria Dolan
Asst. Coach

Andy Braun
Asst. Coach

Paige Judge
Assistant Coach





Additional Coaching

Steve Pike

Taylor Melidona

Marissa King
Assistant Coach