Head Coach (5th Season)
The Carolina Shockwave Volleyball Club (CSVC) is under the direction of Tangela Faulkner, who is entering her fifth season as the head coach. She just finished her second season as head coach at C. B. Aycock High School and was the former assistant coach in 2015.
Faulkner has coached her team to taking first place in tournaments 12 times and taking second place 6 times. Although the program is very young, ALL players that have graduated were offered to play on the collegiate level. Faulkner is in the Athletics Hall of Fame at Mount Olive University as a two time all conference honoree for both basketball and volleyball. Ranked fifth in the nation in scoring with school record 22.4 points per game and averaged 9.7 rebounds per game as a junior scoring a total of 605 points which is the second highest season total in school history, and became the only Trojan women’s basketball player to score 1000 points in two seasons. She led her volleyball team in kills and blocks as a junior and finished second in conference in hitting percentage and fifth in kills as a senior, helping MOU win its only volleyball conference championship.
Tangela has no reservations in discussing her reason of why she coaches. “I want to equip a young athlete with the same tools that someone equipped me with. If God hadn’t blessed me with a full scholarship I would never have been able to go to college. I want to help every child I impact have the same opportunity!”
She has been a minister since 2011 and ensures that Shockwave players when playing tournaments on Sundays don’t miss their Sunday message! The word of the Lord is brought to them!
Coach T is an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and a USA Volleyball IMPACT certified coach as well as a CAPS LEVEL I certified coach. She is also First Aid/CPR Certified.
Jaleesa S. Harper
Jaleesa S. Harper, 25, from Elm City, NC. Jaleesa graduated from Fike High School in 2010 and pursued her college dreams of being a student-athlete. Although she was a tri-athlete all four years of high school, she decided to further her volleyball career. Jaleesa was awarded a volleyball scholarship to play at Claflin University, NCAA Division II, in Orangeburg, SC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Business Administration. Her team won 3 regional championships out of her 4 years and set both school and DII records. Jaleesa was awarded Most Improved Player, Coaches Award, and made the All-Academic team all 4 years of being a student-athlete.
Post-graduation, Jaleesa has been the Head Volleyball Coach at Fike High School, Wilson, NC for the past 3 years. Additionally she has assisted an Elite Volleyball Club for 2 years prior to coming to Carolina Shockwave Volleyball Club (CSVC).
Jaleesa stepped into entrepreneurship by becoming an independent personal trainer in January 2016. Her goals are to use her leadership platforms to create a positive impact. She believes if you put God first, everything else will follow. Her favorite quote is “Only the Strong Survive.”
Michael Evans (Coach P)
Michael Evans grew up around volleyball and sports. At the age of 5, Michael began playing baseball and continued throughout his high school years. He was chosen 6 years in a row for the All-star team and was selected 2 years for the American Legion Team as the Left Fielder and Second Baseman.
Michael played 3 years of Recreational Volleyball and as a young adult helped coach multiple youth volleyball teams. He graduated from Hunt High School, Wilson NC, in 1988 and went on to serve in the United States Navy for 6 years. Michael has been married for 20 years and has 7 children and 6 grandchildren. His passion for volleyball grew stronger as he watched and helped coach two of his daughters over the past 11 years. Michael is passionate about helping girls learn and play a sport that he loves.
During 2016-2017, Michael has been directly learning under the instruction of Head Coach, Tangela Faulkner at Carolina Shockwave Volleyball Club (CSVC). He is looking forward to many years of coaching experience as a Shockwave Coach.
Michael believes and will teach young athletes that as a team “With God All Things Are Possible.”
Felicia Johnson has been coaching sports for many years. She was a former volleyball player who became an assistant coach then accepted a position as head coach for Volleyball and Basketball. In 2016, Felicia began coaching for Carolina Shockwave Volleyball Club (CSVC) and brought along her vast knowledge of the game. She currently referees for: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Recreational, AAU, and other sports.
Felicia has a passion for helping our youth excel. She is dedicated to helping CSVC young athletes develop a love for the game, strengthen their faith, as well as their determination. Felicia believes that the team should care for each other and fellow teammates both on and off the court; she calls this concept “Family for the Future”.
Felicia’s motto is: “If you dream it, believe it, then you can achieve it…positive thoughts, bring positive results.”