14 Black

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Pod Leader

  • Ilani Myers
    Ilani Myers

Head Coach

  • Tyesha Byrd
    Tyesha Byrd

Assistant Coach

  • Samantha Langdon
    Samantha Langdon

14 Black Tournament Schedule

DateTournamentLocation
January 6Carolina RegionalTBD, NC
January 13 - 15City of OaksRaleigh, NC
February 10Carolina Regional TBD, NC
February 17 - 18Washington's Birthday BashRocky Mount, NC
February 24 - 25Carolina ClassicRocky Mount, NC
March 9 - 10Locomotive ChallengeRocky Mount, NC
March 16 - 17Carolina CupRocky Mount, NC
April 13 - 14ACPL-RichmondRichmond, VA
Trinity Green
Katelyn Kishore
Marilyn Bush
Siena Vandevenne
Laney Wall
Sofia Lockhart
Ellie Everett
Jane Kiec
Suhani Laddha
Solana Gutierrez-Simmons
Ilani Myers

Ilani Myers graduated from East Central University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating and earning the All GAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award, Ilani transferred to Shaw University to begin a masters degree and finish her volleyball career under JP. Prior, she attended Colby Community college where she gained experience playing a number of positions. Her experience has developed her volleyball intelligence and increased her love for the game.

When she is not on the court Ilani is finding new ways to compete with her brothers, spending time with her mom, or adventuring her hometown with friends.

During the season Ilani’s primary goal is to develop young athletes on and off of the volleyball court. She hopes to build relationships with players and encourage them to play towards their own individual strengths. She believes attitude and effort lead players to being successful and strives to embody that as an athlete and coach. Ilani is very excited to join Emma and JP for her first year with the club!

Tyesha Byrd

Tyesha was born and raised in Oakland, California. In middle school, she started playing volleyball and immediately became enamored with the sport. Her volleyball career continued at Piney Woods School in Piney Woods, Mississippi. As a captain and setter, she guided her team to the first playoff appearance in school history. 

She continued playing in college in West Virginia. After a shoulder injury ended her career, she began coaching gymnastics. Tyesha had the privilege of coaching two consecutive State and Regional Championship teams.

Tyesha received a Pre-Law degree while in West Virginia. She made the decision to return to school at North Carolina Central University. which she obtained a degree in health and physical education. 

After earning her degree from NCCU, she began working as a teacher and high school volleyball coach at Bluestone High School in Virginia. She moved back to North Carolina in 2018 and started working as a coach and teacher at Rolesville High School. This will be Ty’s sixth year as a high school coach and her fourth year as a club volleyball coach. Tyesha used to coach club volleyball for Carolina Edge, Carolina Explosion, and Carolina Legacy before to joining Advantage. She is so excited to be a part of the Advantage Family!

Samantha Langdon