Our Coaches

by Corey Brown, March 24, 2018

Brandon Stunkard
RISE HEAT Volleyball Club Director

Brandon has lived in East Texas all of his life except for the 5 years he spent in the United States Navy. His love for volleyball started with his daughter and has kept growing just like her. He trained under a National Team Indoor Coach from Brazil and an Olympic level Beach Volleyball Coach. He has coached many different levels and ages of the game from 9 years to professional players. He is very committed to create excellent training so that our players grow as young athletes and women. He have set very high goals for himself and the other coaches in the club. We build players not just teams. #feeltheheat.


Vito Peralta

Vito Peralta recently transplanted from Southern California. He grew up playing a variety of sports, finally concentrating on volleyball. He sought out to find as much coaching and experiences as he could; worked as a coach’s assistant for a nationally ranked Division 2 women’s volleyball team and learned a lot about volleyball technique, strategy and performance training.

He saw the importance and benefits of sports specific training. Through self-training and motivation, he increased his vertical jump, quickness and balance which made him much more efficient on the court.

He was recruited to a men’s volleyball team at a community college in Los Angeles. There, he started as outside hitter and lead the team as a team captain. During that time, he became an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team and started a sports specific training program for volleyball concentrating on vertical jump and agility. This greatly improved both individual and team performance.

His personal experience has taught him how young athletes can benefit from sports specific training. He holds a Master’s Degree of Fine Art, but his path has always led him to sports.


Aaron Dean

Coach Dean shares a passion for coaching junior athletes in a variety of sports. Indoor volleyball, softball, baseball, golf, tennis and sand volleyball have been amongst his favorite sports to instruct throughout the years, with volleyball at the top of his list. His experience in sand volleyball exceeds twenty years with instructing indoor volleyball around two years. Coach Dean strongly believes that the lessons learned from a coach extend far beyond that of the sport an athlete loves to play. Positive focus, discipline, social skills, team work, fundamentals, respect for others and good old fashion hard work through dedication and passion are the foundation for the methods of his coaching.





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