Director ~ Melanie Wood
"Coach MEL" was born in Orlando Florida in 1964. She was raised in the Bahamas, where she attended kindergarten and then moved to the US to Satellite Beach in 1969 where she has resided ever since! As a child growing up in Satellite Beach, she was very active as a Girl Scout which introduced her to many of her passions in life....camping, canoeing, biking, and boating. Like most girls growing up in Satellite Beach, "The junior softball capital of the world", when she turned 8 she started her career in softball, playing for all the city travel age teams. As a sophomore in high school, Melanie discovered a new passion.... VOLLEYBALL!! Her volleyball career took off in 1980 where she was a standout for Satellite High School and then accepted a scholarship to University of Central Florida where she was a mainstay of her college team. After graduating from UCF, she took the position at Astronaut High School as the Head Girls Volleyball Coach, soccer coach, and math instructor. Her career then brought her back to Satellite Beach where she became an elementary PE teacher at Surfside Elementary and Sea Park Elementary.
She then found herself referring high school, and training for the Cuervo Pro Beach tour. Took a little time out of that and put in 3 years as the Head Florida Tech University Division II Coach. In 1994 She became the Head Volleyball Coach for Rockledge High School and lead her program to be the Host School for "Great 8" in the State High School play-offs where they placed 8th in the state that year!
In 1994 Started "Brevard Elite" volleyball club and then merged with Space Coast Juniors and Connie Denaburg to create Cape Coast Volleyball Club. As Co-director and founder of Cape Coast, Melanie then created Volleytech academy in 2003. Melanie enjoys time with her son Samuel (17) and Daughter Taylor (21) and Gunner her Spanish Water Dog. Her hobbies include showing her dogs and making memories with her family and friends!
Satellite High School 1982 Graduate - 3 year Varsity Volleyball Letterman
Space Coast All-star and Cape Coast Conference Volleyball All-Star Team
District Champions 1982
University of Central Florida-Education Degree Bachelor of Science
UCF Volleyball Scholarship Athlete
NSWA Conference Champions!
1987 Head Varsity Volleyball Coach- Astronaut High,
1994-1999 Rockledge High, Satellite High
1996 "Great 8" in State, state playoff team
1986 North/ South All-Star Champion- Head Coach
1990-1995 Certified High School Referee
2002,2003,2004 -Satellite High- District runner up
2003 Undefeated Cape Coast Champions
1994/95- Director, Brevard Elite Volleyball Club
1996-2005 Co-Director/Founder, Cape Coast Volleyball Club
2000-Present Satellite Beach Recreation- "Clinic" from Mel
2001 -Cape Coast 18's Head Coach- USAV Junior Olympics
2011- Cape Coast 12's Assistant Coach- USAV Junior Olympics-15th in Nationals
2003- Present time Director-Volleytech Academy