Paige Phillips is the head volleyball coach at Grambling State University.
She previously coached at North Carolina Central University as an assistant coach since the 2018 season where by the 2021 season the program secured its first-ever win in the MEAC Volleyball Championship as the Eagles reached the quarterfinals.
She also played setter for the Eagles, where she racked up 1,896 career assists, which remains a Division I-era record at NCCU and is fourth all-time in the program.
Phillips graduated from North Carolina Central in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a concentration in pre-med. In addition, she obtained her Master’s degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from NCCU in 2020.
This is Paige’s first season with TC Elite.
Abigail graduated from Captain Shreve High School in 2019 where she was introduced to the game of volleyball. As the Varsity Captain, and TC Elite Volleyball Club member she obtained the status of the first Shreve Volleyball player to sign a college volleyball scholarship. She also earned the prestigious Captain Shreve Mike Mark award for athletics and philanthropy. She recently graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a B.S. in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. She is a Carl Goodson Honor graduate and played 4 years as a NCAA DII Volleyball player. She has assisted TC Elite in volleyball instruction and private lessons for the past 4 years and this is her first year as a head coach.
Abi will be getting married in April and will enter graduate school at Southern College of Optometry in August of 2023 in Memphis, TN to become an Optometrist. Abi is excited to share her experiences with our club members and offer extra encouragement to those who have gotten a later start in their volleyball career. As an example of what hard work looks like with our TC Elite coaches and a desire to reach the next level, she hopes to be part of that success for more young girls in our area.
Colby Carter is our Business Operations manager. She works full-time as the Total Rewards and HRIS Manager for a healthcare company. Colby has had an active part in volleyball for most of her life, and has been involved with TC Elite since 2018 where she played a large role during the transition from Two Chicks to Twin Cities. She enjoys supporting our TC family in all capacities of the business!
Tsvetlina Bozhanova hails from Razlog, Bulgaria where she served a major role as Captian of her club team, Pirin Razlog. After graduating from high school, she begun her college carrer at Seminole State College in Oklahoma on a full-ride volleyball scholarship, ending up at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. At Wiley, she won the Champion of Character in 2017. She played 3 years for the Wildcats and in her Senior year, won the Red River Athletic Conference Chapionship. Bozhanova was selected to the Second Team All-Conference for two seasons, and was named to the 2018 All-Tournament team.
Tsvetelina is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Louisiana University at Shreveport. She says ” I love kids and want to give back all that I have learned to be successful on and off the court. I started to play volleyball in the 3rd grade and volleyball has been my life since then. I love this game and there is nothing that can replace that thrill. Volleyball taught me how to be competitive, passionate, motivated, how to manage time, how to be independent, how to uplift, and how to help people. Thanks to volleyball, I am here in the USA pursuing my dreams and future goals. I cannot imagine what my life would be without volleyball.”
Emily is a teacher at Sun City Elementary in Bossier City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern State University. She is also a certified personal trainer. She is an alumni of Guyer High School in Denton, Texas where she played varsity volleyball all four years. She also played club volleyball for four years in Dallas. This will be Emily’s third year coaching with TC Elite. Emily loves working with young athletes and is so excited to be back in a gym coaching a sport that she is passionate about.