Tom started his coaching career after his youngest daughter Laura began playing 12U club volleyball and then with the Walton Junior Raider program. He was recruited to assistant coach with her school team that year. He has continued with the Walton program ever since and today serves as the Middle School Coordinator and coaches one of the middle school team. This upcoming season will be his seventh season of coaching club volleyball. Tom joined TK Volleyball during the inaugural season. He has had the pleasure of coaching alongside two of his daughters. Tom believes the sport of volleyball is instrumental in teaching young ladies leadership, teamwork and in developing a strong work ethic. He continues to learn from the players that he coaches.
Tom graduated from Sprayberry High School in Cobb County quite a few years ago. After graduating from Georgia State University, he has held many different roles in the travel technology field. Tom is married to his wife Francie with three daughters; Olivia, Cara and Laura. He enjoys travelling, working in the yard and fly fishing, when he gets the chance.
My name is Sofia Cendoya. I am a freshman at Oglethorpe University. I am a physics/engineering major and a member of their volleyball team. I have been playing for 8 years and I am 19 years old. I am also an assistant coach for my old high school team. I have been training at TK for a year. I was on the 18 legends team last year playing under Coach Danny and Coach Angel. I was a captain for my high school team my sophomore, junior, and senior season. I was also a captain for my club team. Through my years playing I have come to demand hard work and discipline from the girls I coach and the ones I play with. I can’t wait for season to start!
Growing up overseas, Doug started playing organized volleyball in high school on an all-boys team that played in a regional German men's league and had plenty of competition. Honing his skills as a setter, Doug earned a starting spot on the varsity team at the beginning of his junior year. After coming back to the US for college, Doug was instrumental in organizing a men's college club team, where he served as both a player and coach.
He continued to play all four years during college, often playing different positions depending on team needs. While in graduate school, he played club volleyball at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. When he moved to Atlanta, Doug played on a coed team that was successful in winning the Atlanta Club Sport Championships several times. It was on this Atlanta team where he first met Susan, who is now his lovely wife.
Doug has been part of the TK Club family since 2019, assisting with both the academy program and serving as an assistant coach on a 13’s team. He also coached the Centennial HS Jr. Knights (Middle School Feeder) teams for 4 seasons, and led a 3-day Jr. Knight VB summer camp experience for middle school players. Doug really enjoys working with younger/middle school players, helping them develop fundamental skills, teaching court play/positions, but most importantly seeing them develop a love of the game.
However, Doug’s favorite thing is being “Dad” to his kids. His youngest plays volleyball at both the high school level and club, which allows him to have insight and perspective as both a parent and a coach. He is looking forward to working with all the players in the upcoming season.
Doug has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, and is currently the Manager of the Agricultural Technology Research Program at Georgia Tech. He is happily married and has three kids. They live in Roswell, about 5 minutes from the TK facility. Doug and family are actively involved at North Point Community Church where he volunteers on the video production team. In addition to Volleyball, Doug enjoys fly-fishing and competitive sailing.
My name is Savian Jordan and I was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. I grew up in a very sports filled home. A NFL dad, gymnast mom, and my siblings and I who played just about every sport you can think of. Growing up all I wanted to be was a professional football player like my dad but when reality hit I knew I had to find a different path. I’ll never forget the day in 6th grade gym class when I met my first love, volleyball. I was a quick learner but instantly wanted to know more and how I could be better at the game so I tried out for my first club team in Michigan. The following year I moved to Georgia and had the opportunity to play club volleyball under Suzanne Fitzgerald, who not only improved my physical game but my mental game as well. I then proceeded to play 6A and then 7A varsity volleyball all four years at South Forsyth high school. Throughout my years at South Forsyth we finished in the elite 8, final 4 twice, and the state championship. Following high school I played division 1 volleyball at Georgia State University as a DS/Libero. As my time at Georgia State ended my journey at TK had just begun. I had the pleasure of coaching my first team ever and had the best time doing it. My love for the game has never faded and I continue to find ways to not only better my players but also never ceasing to find ways that can make me better as a coach.