1st Alliance 17 Silver
1st Alliance 17 Silver Chicago volleyball club
1st Alliance 17 silver
Coach: Danielle Mikos and Matt Madia
17 Silver Head Coach
Danielle Mikos is currently a special education teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, Illinois. She has coached at the collegiate level for the past 2 years at Elmhurst College. Prior to coaching at Elmhurst, Mikos coached in both the girls' and boys' volleyball programs at Eisenhower. Her girls' varsity team set a new program record (26-7) in 2015 and three of her four seniors went on to earn volleyball scholarships. Prior to Mikos coaching, the varsity squad averaged nine wins per season with one college-bound athlete. In 2015, the varsity boys' program won its first regional championship in school history with Mikos serving as the assistant coach. Six players went on to play collegiate volleyball since Mikos joined the program’s coaching staff, the first collegiate players in the history of the program.
Mikos is entering her 12th club volleyball season, working for two of the top volleyball clubs in the nation over her tenure. In 2013, Mikos joined the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club coaching staff. That year, her 17-Black team won the AAU national championship in the 17 Club Division. Mikos also works for 1st Alliance as a lessons coach.
17 Silver Assistant Coach
Currently, Madia helps with the USAV HP, Players Sports Group and Showcase Your Greatness Volleyball Combine, but has served organizations from elementary to division volleyball programs. Coaching mostly for programs in the Chicago area, he has held positions at Harper College, Robert Morris University on both the men’s and women’s side, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Heavily immersed in the club ranks, he’s spent significant time coaching for Pipeline, Assassin Sand, and currently at Chicago Bounce and 1st Alliance Volleyball Clubs. As a high school coach, he has served De La Salle, Fenton, and Niles West High School on the boy’s side.
Madia spent time as a high school official and collegiate line judge, currently he does the libero tracking at UIC. Madia was one the committee for the Philippine Volleyball League as an advisor and worked with the EVP Pro Beach Tour as an event coordinator and tournament director.
Madia went to De La Salle High School playing volleyball there all four years as an outside hitter. He went on to attend Northeastern Illinois University and ran and played on the club team as an outside hitter and libero.
Madia graduated with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health. He went on to get two Masters degrees both at Robert Morris University, one in Sports Administration (MM), and the other in Business Administration (MBA). He currently teaches at Northside College Prep as a part-time P.E. teacher and a facilitator at several Adventure Ed courses.
Madia enters his second season at 1st alliance.