Florida Region USAV High Performance Coach 2015 ‘2016 ‘2017 ‘2018 ‘2019
Head Coach (Coral Springs High) 2010-2011
Volleyball Official (Hot Shots Volleyball) 2000 – 2003
NOVA member (Rochester, NY) 1992 – 2006
Pace Bootlegger VBC (Rochester, NY) 1994 – 1999
Webster High School (Rochester, NY) 1994 – 1999
” Volleyball has given be so many great opportunities in life. Coaching young athletes is a privilege and the best way to give back to the game that has given me so much.”
Albert Sturgeon comes to Wildfire with a wealth of experience as a player, high school, club and collegiate coach.
As a player he led his high school team Miami Sunset Senior High to two county championships and two undefeated seasons in 1992 and 1993.
As a high school assistant coach from 1993-2001 he help lead his alma mater Miami Sunset to 9 district titles (1993-2001), 5 regional championships (93, 95, 97, 00, 01),2 state runner-ups (00, 01), and 2 state championships (93, 95).
After his high school coaching career Albert excepted a position as an assistant coach at St. Thomas University from 2001-2005 where he help lead the bobcats to 1 Florida Sun Conference title (01), 2 NAIA Regional XIV Championships (01, 03), 2 NAIA National Championship Appearances (01, 03), and 2 top 25 NAIA Final Poll Appearances.
As a head coach at St. Thomas University he captured Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year honors in his first collegiate head coaching position at St. Thomas University in 2006.
He led the Bobcats to two conference tournament appearances before he resigned in 2007 to finish his degree in sports and fitness from Florida International University.
In 2013 he became the first coach to win the prestigious Junior Olympic Open National Championship, a feat never accomplished by any coach in the tri-county area.
Coach Sturgeon currently coaches at Pine Crest School where he has won 4 district championships (14, 15, 17, 19 ) 2 regional championship (14, 17) 1 state runner-up (14) and a State Appearance in (17) . He has also been named Broward County “Coach of the year” in (14, 17).
Arthur Kosakowski joined the Hurricanes in August 2016, accepting the position of volunteer assistant coach.
Kosakowski came to Miami after two seasons as an assistant coach for the Franklin Pierce University volleyball team. In his two years at Franklin Pierce, Kosakowski helped coach the Ravens to a 33-24 record, including a 20-8 record in the NE10 Conference and an appearance in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Kosakowski played three years of men’s volleyball at Kean University in Union, N.J., appearing in 79 matches over that time for the Cougars. During that span, he helped the Cougars turn their program into a fine winning team, from only winning 11 matches his freshman season, to 25 and 26 wins during his sophomore and senior campaigns, including an undefeated in-conference record his senior season.
Kosakowski has succeeded both on and off the court. He was a 2014 Spring All-Sportsmanship Team honoree for the Skyline Conference, and also a 2010 All-Hudson County (N.J.) Second Team All-Star while at Bayonne High School (N.J.). In March of 2010, he was also part of “Slam Dunk the Junk”, an initiative sponsored by the Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange as a way to help promote a clean environment and anti-littering.
Also going off his passion for fishing, Kosakowski has also written a book called “Urban Angling: Fishing the New Jersey-New York Harbour Estuary System”. It covers the many fishing do’s and do not’s of the New York-New Jersey Metropolitan area, along with many helpful tips and hot spot areas.
Originally from Bayonne, N.J., Kosakowski graduated from Kean University in 2014 and completed a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at Franklin Pierce University in 2016.
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Shane Marcey is entering his second year as the Athletic Director of the Sagemont School and oversees all varsity, junior varsity, middle school and elementary interscholastic athletic programs. Prior to arriving at Sagemont, Shane coached and worked at Coral Springs High School. In 2010 he became Sagemont’s girls’ varsity volleyball coach. During his tenure the team reached the state tournament six consecutive seasons and won its first district championship in 2016. Shane has extensive background in coaching and training elite volleyball athletes and has been a Director for Wildfire Volleyball Academy in Weston for 10 years. Shane studied at the University of Florida and is currently seeking a BA in Sports Management from Columbia Southern University.
Helene Eaton had a very successful playing career. As a senior she was selected to the FL All-State Team and then selected MVP at the All-State Tournament. She was also selected first team All County. She then went on to play at the University of Georgia as a middle blocker where she was a 4-year letter winner. While at Georgia she coached Division I volleyball camps every summer.
She then pursued her coaching career at the University of Montevallo, AL where she became the assistant coach for 2 years while the team was ranked #1 in the US for NAIA colleges. Both years Montevallo played in the National Championships. She then took the job as the assistant coach at The University of Texas – San Antonio. After one year at UTSA she accepted a job at Alamo Heights High School where she became the head varsity volleyball coach. At Alamo Heights she was able to lead her team that had never won a district championship to 3 undefeated district championships. While in San Antonio she also coached for Alamo Volleyball Club.
Helene coached a 5th and 6th grade volleyball team for the new Fort Hunt Youth Program. She was the assistant coach for the Evolution 14N team. Before moving to Virginia in the summer of 2010 Helene started the first club program for Fort Knox, KY. While there she recruited, mentored, coached and guided 40 athletes for 2 years. She coached two competitive teams and 2 recreational teams that participated in tournaments in Louisville, KY.
She then coached Arlington Elite’s top 15’s team and moved to South Florida.
This will be Helene’s 4th year coaching for Wildfire.
Through all of Helene’s volunteer work in many different capacities at Ft. Knox including coaching of several different sports she was awarded The Meritorious Service Medal by Major General Jefforey A. Smith.
Helene is married to Fred who is a Retired Army Officer and they have three children, Beki 18, Charlie 17 and Shelley 14. Beki currently is playing volleyball on a full scholarship at New Mexico Military Institute.