Diego Serpa was born and raised in Fortaleza, Brazil. He moved to Tampa, Florida in 2007 on a scholarship to pursue his master’s degree in Education: Latin American Studies at the University of South Florida. Prior to his new adventure in the United States, Diego lived in Spain for two years where he played indoor volleyball and studied Tourism at the University of Salamanca.
Amanda Serpa is originally from New Jersey but spent most of her childhood years in Canton, Georgia. She grew up swimming competitively and discovered volleyball when her family moved her sophomore year of high school. She started playing club her junior year for a team in the Metro-Atlanta area and earned a full-ride to Presbyterian College to play volleyball.
Hannah Richards is from Venice, Florida where her passion for volleyball began. She grew up in a family that was full of volleyball players, her parents, older sister, and older brother all played so, of course, she started when she was around 8 years old. From peppering in the driveway with her dad, she went on to play volleyball at Venice High School where she achieved many great awards. She made varsity as a freshman and was a starting middle hitter, and the next year transitioned to an outside hitter, she helped her team to four back to back Final Fours, and won the State Championship twice, and she was awarded the Florida High School Player of the year for the 2015 season.
She chose to not accept her college offers to play volleyball and moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida for college. She graduated in the fall of 2019 with a Bachelors in Sport and Exercise Sciences.
She still continues to compete in adult leagues in Orlando, and she plays on a women’s nationals team that competes at the USAV Adult Nationals every year – her team placed 2nd last spring. She has just completed her first club season with the Driven family this spring and is looking forward to many more to come.
Coach Tammara Kohler began her love for the sport of volleyball in 7th grade. She was a three sport athlete all throughout her high school career and graduated from Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa with a volleyball scholarship to attend Rollins College. During her time at Rollins she set multiple career and single season records for hitting, digging and serving as an outside hitter.
Athletic Development Coach
Micah Kurtz is widely regarded as one of the top strength coaches in the country and has won numerous awards in his field including being named the 2016 National Strength Coach of the Year by the NSCA, a Top 40 under 40 Sports Professional by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in 2018 and twice named the South Carolina High School Strength Coach of the Year.
We desire to coach and teach student-athletes to be driven to be better volleyball players and human beings by having discipline, a strong work ethic, and respect for the sport, coaches, and team. We believe that coaching is teaching, and we will lead by example, coaching players into outstanding athletes and teaching them life skills.
We are a member club of the Florida Region of USA Volleyball. As a player you may stop any unwanted contact from a club representative simply by asking (either verbally or in writing) that all contact cease. Any player believing a club representative of any Florida Region Volleyball club has been intimidating, harassing, or acted inappropriately in any manner of contact or recruiting should contact the Florida Region office at (352)-742-0080.