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.
“I have been around volleyball since I was a child, as my whole family played the sport. The lessons that I learned while becoming a young athlete have created the foundation of who I am today. I strive to pass on the values of discipline, accountability, mental toughness, and good attitudes. Not only will I give these girls the skills to grow on the court, but off of the court as well.”
“I like to combine mental and physical preparation through competitive high intensity reps for the athlete that is trying to gain skill sets over a short period of time. “
“My volleyball journey started as a kid playing volleyball at our family reunions. I grew a love for the game being able to play with my family every year, even though it was not the most organized form of playing it still kept me active and interested. Throughout my years I was able to play in middle school and played Varsity from freshman to senior year in high school. After graduating I pursued to play in club for Orlando Gold 18’s where I was able to play in my first National tournament. It was an awesome experience to say the least. I am still an active player, currently playing in recreational leagues and tournaments from indoor to grass (occasionally).
I joined Driven in 2020 as an assistant coach under Amanda Serpa with our Teal 12’s. I am a strong advocate for the values and lessons that we strive for here at Driven. #bedriven “
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.