Boys Program Director
Rob Holley is currently a full-time staff member at Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association where he is the Director of Boys Volleyball and VolleyStars (ages 5-10), coaches Boys teams, and assists with Coaches Education.
Over the past 25 years, Coach Holley has coached a multitude of teams and has an impressive resume of experience and success. His coaching experience includes the USAV Florida Region High Performance Boys Teams, Fruit Cove Middle School Boys Volleyball, Division II women’s teams, the first boys high school team in north Florida at the Bolles School and the University of Kentucky’s Men’s Club team. Rob has been the assistant for the All-Air Force Men’s team and assistant director and coach for several juniors clubs. Coach Holley was the Associate Head Coach for the Florida WAVE Mens Professional PVL Team that won the 2013 US Open – Men’s Open Division and the first ever PVL National Championship in the same year. He is the Co-Chair for the FL Region Boys Advisory Committee. Coach Holley travels throughout the year as a clinician and technical advisor for various colleges, clubs, and high schools around the nation for Gold Medal Squared.
Prior to his current stint at JJVA, Coach Holley was an Exceptional Student Education teacher and teacher’s assistant for students with Autism for 13 years.
Coach Holley earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Sports Administration with a minor in Coaching Theory from Eastern Kentucky University, where he was the President and Captain of the Men’s Club team.
As a former indoor player, he played USAV at the AA/Open level for various clubs primarily as a setter and right-side hitter, but has played every position on the court. On the beach, he competed on the EVA Molson, Coors Light, MPVA, and AVP Qualifying tours. Coach Holley has also been a USAV Referee and College Referee.
Coach Holley has received the following awards from the USAV Florida Region – 2011 Outstanding Male Coach of the Year, 2012 Volleyball Ambassador Award, 2014 Ernest Langford Pioneer Award, and has published an article in the AVCA Coaching Volleyball magazine on setter performance statistics.
Coach Holley resides with his wife, Mary (also a long-time volleyball coach and JJVA Boys 14 coach) in Orange Park. Holley is a very avid surfer and collects unique quad fin surfboards. He formerly was the Director of Surf Operations at EPIC Surf Ministries, where he directed surf camps, contests, and started the EPIC Surf League. His son, Hunter played basketball for Christopher Newport University and played in the 2016 DIII Final Four!