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Directors

Melanie Lawson- Melanie is a graduate of Perry Meridian High School. As a volleyball player at Perry Meridian, she went to the state final four her senior year and received Academic All-State honors. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Accounting. Melanie runs a specialty lending business on the Northeast side of Indianapolis and for the last 12 years has volunteered much of her spare time coaching and running youth athletic programs.   Melanie has coached volleyball at the middle school level.  She's coached at South Indy for 7 years.  Melanie resides in Center Grove with her husband Greg and has four children, Aimee, Sarah, Alicia and Jenna.

Greg Lawson -Greg developed a love for coaching at an early age and has coached baseball, soccer, softball, basketball, and has served as a Karate instructor for both youths and adults.  His love for competition continues in the professional arena through operating and partnering in multiple entrepreneurial ventures, and he brings valuable business experience to South Indy.

 

Coaches

Kylie Barnett- Kylie is a student at University of Indianapolis majoring in exercise science with a Spanish minor.  Kylie played volleyball four years in high school and coached one year at North Miami Middle School until coming to South Indy. This is Kylie’s fourth year as a Coach for South Indy.

Kate Busch- Kate is a 3rd grade teacher at Southport Elementary School.  Kate was an Assistant Varsity Coach at Greenwood High School and is currently the Assistant Varsity Coach at Southport High School. This is Kate's fourth year with South Indy.

 

Jesse Dees- Jesse is a graduate of St Joseph College where she played Volleyball and Softball while at St Joseph.  Jesse currently is a Special Education Teacher at Jeremiah Gray Elementary School.  She played club at South Indy. This is Jesse's first year with South Indy.

 

Maggie Gibson- Maggie is a student at IUPUI majoring in accounting and finance.  Maggie currently plays collegiate volleyball for the Jags as a setter.  Maggie played volleyball four years at Mishawaka Marian High School and coached one year of 8th grade in Mishawaka until coming to South Indy. Maggie played three years of club at Network and three years at NIVA.  This is Maggie’s third year as a Head Coach for South Indy.

 

Abbie Hardesty – Abbie is a student at University of Indianapolis where she is majoring in Elementary Education.  She played high school volleyball at Center Grove and 7 years of club, including 2 at South Indy.  She currently coaches 8th grade at Beech Grove Middle School and this is here 2nd year as a head coach at South Indy.

Kate Huber – Kate works at IU Health- University Hospital.  She played one year of high school volleyball and club for two years.  She has coached 7th grade middle school volleyball. This is Kate’s first year with South Indy.

Delanie Kent- Delanie is a student at University of Indianapolis majoring in Criminal Justice.  She played four years at Greenwood Christian Academy and six years of club including South Indy.   Delanie is a third year coach at South Indy.

Alicia Otto- Alicia is a student at University of Indianapolis where she is majoring in exercise science with an intention of attending graduate school for physical therapy.  She played high school volleyball at Center Grove and club at both Circle City and South Indy.  This is Alicia’s second year as a head coach with South Indy.

 

Maddy Pace- Maddy is a student at IUPUI majoring in Elementary and Special Education.  She played high school volleyball at Brownstown Central and club at both HAVOC and South Indy. This is her second year as an assistant coach at South Indy.

 

Ericka Pursley – Ericka is a student at University of Indianapolis and works at the fitness center there. She played high school volleyball, basketball and softball at Delta High School and 6 years of club volleyball at Munciana.  This is her first year with South  Indy.

Lexi Sangalang- Lexi is a sophomore at IUPUI majoring in exercise science.  Lexi played varsity volleyball at Roncalli and played club for TI and South Indy.  Lexi joins South Indy for her third year as a head coach.

 

Jessica Tarr – Jessica is a first grade teacher at Bainbridge Elementary.  She played two years of high school volleyball at South Adams High School.  She has coached at North Putnam Middle School and coached at North Putnam High School as both the JV and Varsity Assistant. This is Jessica’s first year at South Indy.