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1st Alliance 16 Black

1st Alliance 16 Black Chicago volleyball club 

1st Alliance 16 Black

Coach: Greg Manos and Kaylee Klotter


Greg Manos

Head Coach, 16-Black


Greg Manos is entering his first season at 1st Alliance and 8th year coaching club. Prior to joining 1st Alliance Manos coached club at Energy VBC, Evanston Township High School and Hoosierland VBC.

Manos recently completed his second season as an Assistant Coach at Chicago State University, a small Division 1 school on the south side of Chicago. This past season the Cougars held the second best team record in school history, broke the school win streak and had multiple players break individual single-season school records. During the season Manos was responsible for opponent scouting, statistical analysis and film review while he assisted with game planning, team practice and training. In the offseason Manos coordinated the strength and conditioning program while he assisted in team practice, positional training, recruiting, fundraising and summer camps.

Manos earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 2013 with a double major in Business Management and Entrepreneurship/Corporate Innovation. While enrolled at IU he played on the men’s club volleyball team and assisted the program in earning second and third place team finishes within their respective divisions at the 2011 NCVF National Tournament.

Kaylee Koetter

Assistant Coach, 16-Black

This is Kaylee Koetter’s first season with 1st Allianace. Kaylee was hired as an assistant coach at UIC by head volleyball coach Justin Ingram in April 2017. She arrived in Chicago after most recently serving in a similar role at Southern Illinois University.

At SIU Koetter was integral in planning the program's recruiting efforts and organizing summer camps. She also handled day-to-day office operations for the Salukis.

Prior to her stint in Carbondale, Koetter was a valuable member of the staff at the University of Tampa, her alma mater, from 2013-14 and 2015-17. She helped the Spartans capture a Sunshine State Conference (SSC) championship in each of three seasons and a South Region championship and Elite 8 appearance in 2013. Koetter was involved in many facets of the program, including: team training, scouting, statistical analysis, recruiting, event operations, summer camps, and more.

In addition to her work at her alma mater, Koetter served as an assistant coach for the Florida Wave of the USA Premier Volleyball League (USAPVL) in 2016, helping the squad win the league championship.

Koetter has also been heavily involved in the club volleyball scene with A5 Volleyball, the second-ranked club in the country based out of Atlanta, and Tampa Bay One.

As a student-athlete, Koetter played at Tampa from 2010-12. She was a member of three SSC and South Region championship squads. A member of the SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, she also helped the Spartans reach two national championship matches in three years.

Coaching and volleyball certainly runs in Koetter's family. She grew up around her father and grandfather, both football coaches. Her mother, Kim, played college volleyball at Idaho State University. Her younger brother, Derek, was a student manager with the University of Missouri’s women’s volleyball team from 2012-15. Her younger sister, Kendra, plays collegiate volleyball at UNC Chapel Hill. 

Koetter obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Tampa in May 2014.



2018 Roster

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