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


Paradigm Volleyball Club
203 Thurlow Avenue
Rochester NY 14609


CJ Denk
Club Director

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.



Megan Denk
Assistant Club Director
Parent/Player Liaison

Megan is a Webster graduate, and went on to receive an English Education degree at Rider University.  While there she became a four year starter, a two year captain, earned player of the week and athlete of the month awards, and compiled over 1000 kills as a middle hitter.  During her student teaching experience in the spring of 2007, Megan coached the JV boy�s team in West Windsor-Plainsboro, NJ and led them to their first winning record.  Megan continued her coaching path to Brockport College as the assistant coach.  She has since then accumulated 8 years assistant coaching the varsity team at Mercy High School, coaching at the 16s, 17s, and 18s age levels at VolleyFx and coaching 16s and 18s at Paradigm.


Sue Denk
Club Treasurer and Coordinator


Lisa Siragusa
Club Attorney
Partner at Brown-Gruttadaro-Gaujean-Prato, PLLC

Ms. Siragusa received her B.A. in psychology, cum laude, with minors in biology and human development from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1991. Ms. Siragusa graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1994 where she served as a member on the Legislative Research Bureau and also received an American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. While attending law school, Ms. Siragusa interned at the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and for the New York State Supreme Court. Prior to joining Brown & Tarantino, LLC, Ms. Siragusa was an Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County. As an Assistant District Attorney, Ms. Siragusa’s assignments included the Rochester City Drug Court and the Special Investigations Bureau. She also was on the Drug Task Force for the Town of Greece Police Department. Ms. Siragusa then served as a Principal Law Clerk for New York State Supreme Court Justice David Michael Barry. Ms. Siragusa is currently on the Board of Directors for Cobblestone Arts Center, an organization for mentally and physically disabled persons, and Best Foot Forward children’s theater. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Webster Youth Football Organization. Ms. Siragusa is an Attorney Representative for the Rochester Chapter of Youth and Government. She has been actively involved in coaching through Webster Youth Baseball, YMCA, Catholic Youth Organization, Northcoast Basketball and is currently an AAU Liason for Rochester Lady Royals Basketball.

Ms. Siragusa participates in the Attorneys for Children Program which is dedicated to the provision of the highest quality of legal representation for children in many kinds of court proceedings (such as juvenile delinquency, custody and visitation and child protective proceedings) in the twenty-two counties comprising the Appellate Division Fourth Department.  In 2014, Ms. Siragusa was honored as a recipient of the Honorable Michael F. Dillon Attorney For Child Award for her work in the Attorneys for Children Program.

Additionally, Ms. Siragusa has served on fundraising committees for Our Lady of Mercy and McQuaid Jesuit High Schools. Additionally, Ms. Siragusa is a parent representative for Rochester Volleyball Club and a consultant for Paradigm Volleyball.