Cypress Bay High School Head Varsity Coach 2017- present
Nova South Eastern Assistant Coach 2013-2015
Florida Region High Performance Assistant Coach 2013 – present
National HP evaluator
The Sagemont School Varsity and Jv Varsity
Everglades Varsity and JV
Tri County Volleyball Co-founder
St Bonaventure Middle School
St Marks Middle School
25 years of volleyball coaching experience that includes tots, juniors, and college level athletes
Director of National Program
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).
Director of Recruiting
30 Years of Combined volleyball experience
12 Years of Coaching experience
Club Director (Wildfire Volleyball) 2013 – Present
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.