Peters Township Girls Volleyball

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PTHS  Coaches

Ashley Green, Head Coach, brings tremendous enthusiasm and experience to the PTHS Girls Volleyball program. She has coached girl’s high school volleyball for twelve years. Ashley has been the PTHS Head Coach since 2010 and is currently in her 8th season. Prior to that, she coached for five years at Baldwin High School as the JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant. Ashley has coached for Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Club for twelve years. She coached an 18 year old club team that competed at Nationals in June, 2013. Her full time job is being a third grade teacher. Ashley graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan where she played volleyball on a full scholarship. Prior to that, she attended Baldwin High School.  Coach Ashley played setter on both her high school and college volleyball teams.

Jesse Panzarello, Assistant Coach, is returning to the Lady Indians program for his first-year coaching here with Ashley at Peters after beginning his coaching career at PTHS 10 years ago.  He comes to Peters after taking a year off from coaching to spend time with his family.  Prior to that, he was the head coach at South Park High School with the girls’ volleyball team for 8 years and 3 years with the boys team where his teams won a section title for each program.  He has also coached the boys program at Avonworth and coached with Pitt Elite Volleyball Club.  Jesse has played Middle Hitter, Setter, and Outside Hitter throughout his playing days at Bethel Park HS and club in college at Penn State.  He currently is a Peters resident along with his wife Lisa and four kids: Brody, Guiliana, Adelina, and Alessandra.


Nikki Oakes, volunteer coach, is starting her second year with the Lady Indians. After being coached by Ashley Green at Baldwin, Nikki went on to University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown under athletic scholarship where she was a four year setter, as well as a member of the UPJ track and field team. In 2013 she was a part of the school’s first PSAC Title win and NCAA DII tournament appearance.  She graduated with a bachelors of science and returned home to Pittsburgh, where she assisted Baldwin high school for the 2015 WPIAL Championship. She is now a head coach at Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association and works at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Nikki looks to bring high, intense energy to Peters as well as help Ashley continue to build not only a team, but a family. 

Alexandra "Zaza" Yanosick, volunteer coach, is starting her first year with the Lady Indians.  After playing four years at South Fayette High School, Zaza went on to play four years at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. After graduating with a degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising and a marketing minor, Zaza moved back to Pittsburgh and was a volunteer assistant coach for Our Lady of Grace Catholic School and was the Head Referee for the Our Lady of Grace Volleyball Summer League. She is now a head coach at Pittsburgh Elite Volleyball Association and works at DICK’S Sporting Goods Corporate.

Team  Managers

Nolan Taylor

Kevin Glesky

Greg DiGiorgio

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