About Us

Mission of Precision Athletics Volleyball Club
Our volleyball programs and services focus on the individual player's skill development and growth as an athlete in both their ability and leadership role within a team dynamic. Our commitment is to the success of every player.

Owner - Director of Athletics Performance
 

David Kounlamith

David started Precision Athletics Volleyball Club with his wife, Cara Martin-Kounlamith, with the sole purpose of providing a volleyball program that is committed to the overall success of the athlete in the sport. He also owns Precision Athletics & Wellness which helps both athletes and non-athletes alike aquire services to enhance their overall health. His passion and desire to help others is seen in both his career and personal life.
 
David's volleyball coaching career began in 2000 while working with Lake Norman Club Volleyball. He continued his career with Carolina Storm Volleyball Club in Concord, North Carolina where he was both a head coach and the Director of Athletic Performance. After moving to Texas in 2013, he continued coaching multiple teams as well as running both the club program and athletic performance training programs as the Director of Athletic Performance at Texas One Volleyball. Moving back to North Carolina in 2015, proved to reignite his desire to start his own club with his wife. Precision Athletics Volleyball Club was developed from this passion and operates on the idea that every player develops both the skills and passion that David and Cara share for the sport.
 
David is certified in Personal Training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He has provided Personal Training services in both a group and individual setting for over 7 years. David obtained his degree in Massage Therapy from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular Massage in 2008 and is skillful in various areas of Massage Therapy. He specializes in working with athletes and those recovering from injuries. David is also a certified nutritionist through Precision Nutrition. David has experience working with beginner to advanced athletes of all ages.

Owner - Administrative Director & NC Club Director

Cara Martin-Kounlamith

Cara has a Masters in Social Work and Play Therapy. Although her passion and career have led her to work in social services with various populations, she also has a successfull history of managing and operating buisnesses. Cara has worked with many populations and all age groups in each aspect of her career. Her goal is to provide top quality customer service in every aspect of Precision Athletics Volleyball Club.
 
Cara has played volleybal for 15+ years, including time at Appalachian State University in which she won the National Championship while playing for the National Club Volleyball Team her senior year. Cara began coaching at Carolina Storm Volleyball in Concord, North Carolina shortly after graduating. She continued coaching after moving to Texas in 2013 for Texas One Volleyball Club where she also served as the Assistant Director. Like her husband, her love of volleyball has led to the desire to begin a club volleyball program in both the North Carolina Region and the Texas, Lonestar Region.

Texas - Satellite Club Director​

 Tiffany Jones

Tiffany Jones has a Masters of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas. She has a love for education, and it was that appetite for learning that lead her into her career as a teacher. Tiffany has been a college professor for over 5 years and is a current faculty member at Wharton County Junior College. She takes pride in teaching her students the academic and practical applications of what they learn in her classroom. It is her hope to educate them and to teach them how to be critical and active members of society. The same passion she has for education and being in the classroom is akin to that passion she has for coaching and being on the court.

Tiffany has been an active athlete since she was 4 years old. She was active in softball, soccer, track & field, volleyball, basketball, twirling, and cheerleading. As a lover a sports, coaching has allowed her to share her passion for athletics. She began coaching while in high school, assisting her cheer coach with elementary to middle school aged cheerleaders. This is when Tiffany learned she loved to help others develop their athletic
talents. She was an assistant youth coach for Start Caring Wellness, Inc. from 2006 – 2007. In 2009, she began coaching and judging cheerleading with Spirit Event Coordinators. In 2010, Tiffany began her volleyball coaching career as an assistant coach with Hurricanes volleyball club in Dallas, TX where she coached for one season
before joining SLAM Volleyball Club as an assistant coach for the following two seasons in Plano, TX. She moved to Houston, TX and joined Texas One Volleyball Club for three seasons from 2013 to 2016 where she served as a head coach.

Tiffany is excited to join Precision Athletics Volleyball Club as its Texas Director. She looks forward to sharing her passion for sports with the local youth. It is her goal to fulfil PAVC’s mission of focusing on individual player development and teamwork skills in a positive and supportive environment. She believes that her athletes will learn valuable life skills like teamwork, mental toughness, self-discipline, sportsmanship, trustworthiness, and how to embrace pressure in high stress situations. Tiffany’s belief that the court can provide young athletes with life lessons is one of the many reasons why she loves coaching.

Director of Recruiting & Administrative Assitant

Megan Baranko

Megan has a B.A. in Spanish Education and Child/Family Studies.   She has a passion for helping others and having a positive influence on the next generation.  As the Recruiting Director at PAVC, Megan's goal is to guide our players through the recruiting process and help them find a collegiate program that they can call home.  As an Administrative Assistant, Megan handles the background work for Precision Athletics Volleyball Club alongside Cara.

Megan has been involved in athletics since age 3.  Back in her home-state of Pennsylvania, she played soccer, basketball, and eventually picked up volleyball her freshman year of high school.  She played club volleyball at Crosscourt VBC in Bethlehem, PA.  Megan was recruited to play and decided to continue her athletic career playing DIII collegiate volleyball at Greensboro College in North Carolina.  She was a 4-year starting middle blocker and served as captain her senior year at GC.

Megan began coaching in high school as a volunteer at the Special Olympics soccer games as well as working with the youth soccer program that her mother founded.  As her love of volleyball continued to grow at Greensboro College, she found opportunity to influence young athletes in the Piedmont-Triad area.  She began coaching volleyball after her freshman year at Greensboro College with summer camps alongside GC's head coach.  She then moved on to coaching club ball for Piedmont Volleyball Club in Greensboro.  Megan continued coaching summer camps and was able to work with various programs that include NC A&T Volleyball, Elon Volleyball, and Catawba College Volleyball. When Megan re-located to Charlotte, she connected with Precision Athletics Volleyball Club and has been coaching with them since their first season in 2016.  She has also held a head coaching position at Charlotte Latin Middle School as well as an assistant coaching position at Lake Norman High School.

The moment Megan stepped foot into a PAVC practice, she knew that this was a program that she wanted to help grow.  She believes in the PAVC mission and devotion to its athletes.  From part-time coaching to now also serving as the full-time Recruiting Director and Administrative Assitant, Megan hopes to continue to grow with her PAVC family.